Last 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.