The gentleman in this afternoon was nothing if not optomistic.
First he spent 20 minutes looking through a £120 book on local history (lots of money - but it is charity and council records and accounts from 150 years ago - printed at the time for the official record etc: Not a common piece!!)
Secondly, he came up to the counter and announce "Yes, I think I shall take this one off your hands.... Discount for cash ?"
Much as I detest haggling, I have little choice, so I ask him what he had in mind, and he offers me £10.
When I finish choking to death, I point out that he is looking for a rather large discount. Of course he had thought that the book was £12.
At this point, he doesn't seem at all perplexed. "Never mind", he said, "Can you just photocopy the pages I want then please...."
Sadly, I was forced to decline.