Saturday, September 22, 2012

Why I'll never be a millionaire

I took copies of my book into the bookshop yesterday - the one that had requested some to sell. I chatted with the owner and then we got down to the nitty gritty: how much discount?

In my usual efficient way I said, 'Um, I don't know. What would you like?'
She said, 'Normally, with a local author I'd ask for 20%.'
'That's fine.'
I told her the selling price was £7.99 and she got out her calculator. 'That makes it £6.39 a copy I'll pay you,' she said.
Then I said ... no, wait, can you guess what I said? Husband did when I asked him what he thought my reply would have been.

'Oh, just give me £6 a copy!'


Ole Phat Stu said...

Neither of you could do 20% of 7.99 in your heads? Shame on you both!

Furtheron said...

Well at least you are helping a local bookshop keep going! The correct answer should have been £6.50! You've got to haggle... says a man who is absolutely no good at this kind of thing either!