Dangerous Book for Idiots: 50p
This book is everything that The Dangerous Book for Boys should have been (this misleadingly-titled book includes things like The Kings and Queens of England, Insects and Spiders, Sampling Shakespeare and other boring, boring, boring topics).
Chaz Nuffington-Twattt’s [sic] Dangerous Book for Idiots includes things like Walking on Red-Hot Coals, Lighting your Farts, Make a Dry-Ice Bomb, Fighting a Crocodile and Pulling Your Own Teeth.
Horrible Science Kits: £2
Ted also explained that he should try to actively sell his items instead of sitting and hoping – and do you know, the boy started to bring out other stuff and sell that too!
Ted made sure that the moolah ended up in the boy’s money box rather than his mother’s.
Japanese Callipers: £5
“No – they’re worth more that that,” responded the grumpy seller.
And they were, so Ted parted company with a £5 note.
When he got home, Ted Googled “Mototoyo”, the manufacturer, and found that this was indeed an expensive and high-quality item.
Mah Jong Set: £3
Simultaneously, the mother said “£5” and the daughter said “£3”. They looked at one another. The daughter said, “but…” as the mother shrugged her shoulders.
“£3 then,” said Ted, and the deal was done.
The mother explained that it had only been used once, and indeed it was complete and in top condition.
On walking away with this bargain, Ted realised that he had already got an antique set at home which has lain unused for 36 years…
Wooden Box: £3
It’s a pity about the Penfolds logo, motto and label on the front, but the box will prove as useful as Ted’s many other yet-to-be-used ones…
Wooden Letter Cubes: 50p
They will come in really useful for… something…
Isn’t the hunter-gatherer instinct strong?