2 Connectors: £1
Ted has finally managed to acquire a connector for attaching, for horticultural irrigation purposes, a long, flexible, plastic or synthetic rubber pipe which incorporates a reinforced internal web of fibres, to a manually-controlled water-issuing device.
Ted broke his old one during the freezing weather and has purchased two replacements in case one of them suffers the same fate.
Wooden Pocahontas Jigsaw Puzzle: 30p
Well, what a bargain! It’s not very often that you see real wooden jigsaw puzzles, is it? So Ted pounced on the box, checked that all 40 pieces were there and in good condition, and paid his 30p. He would have paid £1 for it.
Bundle of K’Nex: £5
“It’s not the box that’s for sale,” said the woman seller, “It’s what’s in it.”
“Ye Gods!” thought Ted, “I’ve found a right one here.”
“Yes,” said Ted, trying to conceal his mirth, “How much?”
“£1 a bag,” she said.
Ted produced once more his look of horror and just stood there, his jaw hanging in disbelief.
“Come round,” she said, “so that we can discuss it.”
“How much for the lot?” asked Ted.
“Make me an offer,” she said.
“Well, I’d normally pay no more than £4 for that.”
“Make it £5 and it’sd a deal,” she said.
So Ted bought all 15 bags (but left the box behind). There was just under 4½ lbs of K’Nex.