You don’t always get what you want…

 When shopping in a supermarket the price of a tin of beans is clearly displayed. This is based on what the national average has been calculated as being for a tin of beans of that quantity and quality.  Have you ever tried going to the checkout lady and offering thirty pence lower than the marked price? One would have ample time to contemplate the error of our ways whilst being frog-marched out of the door by the security staff.  In estate agency, vendors sometimes suggest an asking price far removed from the actual value of their property.  This is based on factors ranging from how much money they need, to the expert opinion of their mate down The Swan.  One of the major skills of an estate agent is managing peoples’ expectations and not promising them the world just to get the instruction.  I mention this as I have just read a report stating that vendors are now more confident than at any time in the last four years that they will get their asking price.  I say ‘Amen’ to that, as long as it is the right asking price.   I wonder how many tins of beans Heinz would sell at a tenner a go?