K’Nex Pieces: £5
Now that his K’Nex Fruit Machine is complete, he is adding to his remaining pieces so that he can build his (yet-to-be-invented) Ball Machine.
This purchase included many pieces which Ted was relatively short of, and none of the ones which were in oversupply. Moreover, it included two small double-ended spanners, two Allen keys, some small bolts and a battery-charging transformer, not to mention some Lego and numerous electronic accessories which Ted doesn’t really want.
Wooden Puzzle: £1
This was purchased from a seller who had no idea what to charge for things. When asked the price, he waved his arms in the air as though grabbing flies, oohed and ahed, and said, “Erm… erm… a pound.” Surprisingly, he said, “A pound” in quite an assertive manner.
Yes, he actually came up with a price, and his wife didn’t take control!
Since Ted thought that £1 was about right for this beautiful variation of a classic puzzle, he didn’t bother to haggle.
Two Power Resource Units: £2
Unusually, these chemical-filled electron-drivers incorporated a device whereby the user can place a finger on each of two white dots and see displayed a yellow line, the length of which indicates the power remaining.
Ted acquired these in order to enable the continued operation of a horological device.