Sunday, 24 July 2011

A Sunday 'Boot Sale' Cautionary Tale.


I've just been told this story by the son of an old friend.

They were moving to a smaller house so Mrs G instructed Mr G (my old friend) to get rid of as much stuff as possible. Being an avid Boot Sale cruiser, he decided to set up a stall himself.

The day arrived and he enlisted the help of his daughter, who was determined that everything should go; regardless of price.

Half way through the morning Mr G decided to have a wander around the other stalls, and left his daughter in charge. In his absence she began selling stuff at knock-down prices, including a rather nice single 'old' candle stick.

Some while later Mr G returned to the stall brandishing another candle stick that was exactly the same as the one on his own stall. He proudly informed his daughter that as a pair they would sell really well, and for considerably more money than twice the price of the single stick.

When he asked where the other stick was, he was a little disturbed to hear that it had already been sold. It then dawned on him that the one he had just bought was in fact his own self-same stick; but marked up at ten times the price. Oh dear!

If you're just off to a Sunday Boot Sale..... Happy Hunting!

10 comments:

  1. Something else I should be doing - de-cluttering. That will have to wait.

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  2. Hello:
    Which really goes to show that there is no such thing as a bargain!

    Happy Sunday.

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  3. That's the sort of thing I would do, Cro!

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  4. Me, too. I would do it. giggle

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  5. Huh, that's funny! Yes, it would make me mad, but funny anyway.

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  6. O'h dear, wonder what he thought of the price she had sold it for lol I have often decluttered and taken them up too the little op shop and come home with half the box,as i took the things out decided I could not part with them...yet...anyway.

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  7. What goes around comes around as they say!

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  8. That definitely sounds like something I would do. Almost as funny as the time my hubby and I went to an auction ... and he inadvertently bid himself up. (Well, at least I thought it was funny ...)

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  9. Decluttering is the theme of my year! And this story is way too funny!!

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