HOW TO BARTER

egyptian_bazaar_atnightLast night there was an Imperial College sounding board on the future of Wye 3 and I’ve enjoyed reading the Wyeweb write-up which conjured up an image of an Egyptian bazaar.

I used to live in Egypt and know that vendors regularly inflate their prices – well over 100 percent more than the eventual sale price.

Such bartering seems to have arrived in Wye.

The significant quote from Wyeweb: “The question was asked ‘What amount of houses are you looking at?’ The reply was three hundred.”

My experience tells me that the only possible response to such a ridiculous suggestion is “Please go away. We’re not interested.”

I would actually recommend non-attendance at their sounding boards and non-involvement of the village in any meetings – until they moderate their offer.

If the vendor really wants to make a sale, they’ll come after us soon enough.

About jasperbouverie

I am Jasper Bouverie. I have two blogs: jasperbouverie.com which is about promoting sustainability in the village of Wye in Kent (and beyond); and FunderFilms.com which I will fill with short films dedicated to promoting social and environmental awareness and change. Find me on Twitter: funderfilms and finelinej
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