Three Boxes of K’Nex: £4
Ted spotted a tub of K’Nex, but because he is not buying any more he walked past it. A couple of minutes later, he changed his mind and turned around – and there were then three tubs of it! Was this a sixth sense?
“How much for the K’Nex?” asked Ted.
“£2.50,” said the lady.
“No, each!” said the lady as though she could hardly believe her ears.
Do you see what was happening here? Ted implied that he was expecting the £2.50 to be for all three tubs, and so the seller is at a disadvantage; the implication is that she is overvaluing the K’Nex. If the seller had said, “£2.50 each,” this would not have happened. It’s psychology, innit?
“Four pounds,” she said, and the deal was done.
There wasn’t actually much K’Nex there, but Ted wanted the green and blue containers.
This is the last lot of K’Nex that Ted will be buying because he has got enough now. Unless there’s an absolute bargain, of course…
Empty Wooden Box: 50p
This one contained two bottles of booze. Ted will strip out the innards and use it to hold some of the other unused empty boxes.
Micro Scalextric: £5
“Six pounds,” said the seller. “Take five?” asked Ted. “You drive a hard bargain,” responded the seller, “OK.”
Ted will run this off a solar panel, just for the fun of it. When the sun shines, cars will whizz round the circuit, and when a cloud comes, everything will grind to a halt.
Toy Fruit Machine: £2
“How much for this?” asked Ted. “£3,” said the woman. Ted looked horror-struck. His eyes were large circles and his jaw dropped. “Three pounds?” said Ted, aghast. “How about £2?” “OK, then,” said the seller, realising that she’d overpriced it.
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