Gordon Brown Book: 50p
This book was only 50p and it’s almost new. Perhaps it was given as a present to a Labourphile and the owner passed it on as quickly as they could.
At last Ted can find out what happened when Gordon Brown got into Number 10.
He will be able to read about his tantrums and how he came to make the decisions that he did.
The mind boggles…
Horrible Science Tin: 50p
Ted spotted this quite soon after arriving at the boot sale, but decided not to buy it because he didn’t need it.
However, about an hour later he decided to expand his Horrible Science collection and asked the seller what they were asking for it (not how much it was, but what they were asking for it – a subtle difference).
The lady pulled a face and shrugged her shoulders. This was a good sign, because it immediately conveyed the fact that she had no idea of how much to ask.
“Erm… A pound?” she asked, hopefully.
“50p?” responded Ted, optimistically. And so the deal was done.
Box of Micro K’Nex: £1.50
When Ted asked how much this was, he was horrified. He thought that 50p would have been about right, and walked away to recover from his shock.
Later, Ted decided that the box had some useful pieces in it and decided to buy it.
“That cost £12 new,” the seller said, “and he never used it.”
When Ted got it home he discovered that it had never been opened, and that made him feel better about the price.
Have you ever done a Wasgij? It’s a brilliant concept: the picture on the puzzle is not the picture on the box, it’s what someone in that picture is seeing. Do try one. The artwork is always top quality.
When Ted buys a jigsaw, he wants it to be complete, and this puzzle was still shrink-wrapped!
No haggling took place here – if the price is right, Ted pays up.
Ted hadn’t seen one of these before. It’s a brilliant thing, costing £29.99 on Amazon.
The seller had the sense to make sure that it had batteries in it, and he switched it on as Ted was passing.
When something (like a finger) gets near its nose, it lunges forward and snaps at it!
It does other things as well, like rearing up and squirting water.
Cutting Mat: 50p
This is one of those self-healing cutting mats and is BRAND NEW! It’s still shrink-wrapped!
When this is cut into, there is virtually no sign of the incision; it is pure magic.
This will replace Ted’s old one of the same make which recently fell to pieces.
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