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Unable To Process The Price

| Working | September 21, 2014

(We are on our break and the subject of Christmas purchases come up.)

Me: “I might pick myself up a new food mixer. My old one went up with a bang the other day.”

Coworker: “Oh, I might have one. We just upgraded.”

Me: “That’s great! I really didn’t want to spend a whole lot on a new one. Please bring it in with you when you can.”

(The next day.)

Coworker: “Here it is!”

Me: “Err… thanks? How long have you had this?”

Coworker: “It was a wedding present, so about 40-50 years.”

Me: “… Okay. So, how much did you want for it?”

Coworker: “I really wanted $200.”

Me: “Really!? That’s as much as a new one! Are you sure you wouldn’t take less?”

Coworker: “No, it’s a fair price. Take it or leave it.”

(Not surprisingly, I bought the brand new mixer instead. I later heard that my coworker tried to sell it on to several of my other coworkers with the same lack of success.)

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