It always gets me when you’re at a carboot and someone refuses to haggle. It’s a carboot! It’s what you do! But some people don’t see it that way.

“That’s £3.50 please.”

“I’ll give you £2.00.”

“No, £3.50.”


“I can’t take less than £3.50.”

“What about £3.00?”

“It’s worth £93.00.”

I don’t care what you think it’s supposedly worth! When it’s been fingered by numerous grubby fingers, its warranty is no longer valid and it finds itself on your grubby little pasting table, subject to a variety of elemental forces, it is “worth” the merest fraction of what you paid for it! And if you really “can’t” take less than £3.50, then start at a fiver! Just give me 20p off, you carboot Nazi!

As you have probably gathered, I can’t be doing with such silliness.


4 comments on “Haggle!

  1. flandrumhill says:

    What on earth is a carboot?

  2. flandrumhill says:

    Thanks so much for the clarification. What you call car ‘boots’ we call car ‘trunks.’ We do have fleamarkets and garage or yard sales (both held at one’s residence) but carboots are not yet held here. I’m sure it’s just a matter of time before they are 🙂

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