G is for Gift


GYou will recognise the story. I did this as part of an exercise to try out the epistolary format. Now here it is, for the A to Z Challenge as G is for Gift. Tell me what you think.

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G is for Gift

MumbaiHotshots.com

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Posted by: Prerna Natarajan
Posted on: 15:31, 28 January
Subject: Camera value

Hi,

What’s the asking price for a used Nikon D5100? It’s less than a year old.

Prerna

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Reply by: Sheetal Kumar
Reply on: 20:30, 28 January

My cousin sold his on Quickr.com. He got 15K.

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Reply by: K Mehta
Reply on: 01:24, 29 January

15K too low. Is it damaged?

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Reply by: Max
Reply on: 15:02, 29 January

Don’t sell it on the open classifieds. See if someone wants to buy it on the photo-communities.

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Reply by: Prerna Natarajan
Reply on: 15:45, 29 January

No, it’s in mint condition. Only 2 months old.

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Reply by: Max
Reply on: 16:30, 29 January

Why are you selling it then? Bored already?

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Reply by: Helen
Reply on: 18:35, 29 January

Hi,

I’ve been looking for a decent camera to start again. Prerna, can we talk?

Helen

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Reply by: Prerna
Reply on: 22:22, 29 January

@Max: Needs must.

@Helen: My email address is pnatarajan [at] moonsystems [dot] com. Please get in touch.

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MoonSystems Messenger

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PNatarajan: You there?

STiwari: Haan bol.

PNatarajan: What plans for 14th?

STiwari: I don’t even know who my date will be for 14th.

PNatarajan: Sigh. Lucky dog.

STiwari: Tell that to my mother. She thinks I’m lesbian, not single. What’re you doing?

PNatarajan: Same old, I’ll bet.

STiwari: 4 year blues?

PNatarajan: Actually 7. We were dating for 3 before marriage.

STiwari: You’re the lucky dog.

PNatarajan: Grass greener etc etc. I can’t think of anything to do.

STiwari: What about him? Doesn’t he have a brain too?

PNatarajan: J He’s a man. I doubt he’ll remember. Birthdays, anniversaries hard enough. Valentine’s Day really too much to expect.

STiwari: Only if he is blind and deaf and living on Mount Everest where there’s no connectivity. It’s depressing, all this hooplah.

PNatarajan: It is cheesy.

STiwari: Bloody hard to keep your head straight.

PNatarajan: Anything to spice up the old marital noose for us boring old hitched ones.

STiwari: J Please clean up the kitchen counter afterwards.

PNatarajan: Hah, I wish! Sex in the kitchen only happens on Romedy Now. And the only action our flat sees is the bam-bam-bam from Gears of War.

STiwari: TMI!

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Quikr.com

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Product Type: Gaming Console
Brand Name: Microsoft
Located in: Andrea
Price: Rs.18,000
Condition: Used

Posted by: Arun Mhatre
Posted on: 2 February 2014

Ad details:
I’m selling an Xbox 360 (white colour). It has all the parts, including console. I’m also including 2 controllers (one wireless) and 3 game DVDs: Grand Theft Auto V, Cricket 2010 and Fables II.

The XBox is in very good condition, 1 year old. Mail me at arun.mhatre [at] gmail [dot] com. In your mail, please mention that you saw this ad on quickr.com

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From: Dheeraj Dubey
To: Arun Mhatre
Sent:
Subject: XBox for sale

Hi Arun,

I saw your ad on Quickr. How much are you selling your XBox for?

Dheeraj

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From: Arun Mhatre
To: Dheeraj Dubey
Sent:
Subject: Re: XBox for sale

Hi Dheeraj,

I’ll sell the XBox console + controllers + 3 games for Rs.20, 000.

Arun

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From: Dheeraj Dubey
To: Arun Mhatre
Sent:
Subject: Re: Re: XBox for sale

Oh, I don’t want to spend that much. How much for just the console? You can keep the games.

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From: Arun Mhatre
To: Dheeraj Dubey
Sent:
Subject: Re: Re: Re: XBox for sale

Hi Dheeraj,

Actually I want to sell the whole lot. Without the XBox, I can’t play the games, right? What is your budget?

Arun

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From: Dheeraj Dubey
To: Arun Mhatre
Sent:
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: XBox for sale

Around 15K.

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From: Arun Mhatre
To: Dheeraj Dubey
Sent:
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: XBox for sale

You’ll need to buy controllers to use the XBox. And then games are not available for less than 2K each. Think about it.

Arun

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From: Dheeraj Dubey
To: Arun Mhatre
Sent:
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: XBox for sale

I can spend upto 17K. Give me only XBox and controllers. No games needed.

Dheeraj

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From: Arun Mhatre
To: Dheeraj Dubey
Sent:
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: XBox for sale

Make it 18K and we have a deal. I’ll throw in the games for free.

Only one small condition. I’d like to keep the XBox carton till 14th. After that I’ll deliver it to you myself. Let me know if that is okay.

Arun

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From: Dheeraj Dubey
To: Arun Mhatre
Sent:
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: XBox for sale

Why? Does the carton have any guarantee details?

You want cash or I’ll do a bank transfer?

Dheeraj

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From: Arun Mhatre
To: Dheeraj Dubey
Sent:
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: XBox for sale

No, no, I’ll give you all the papers along with the console and games. Actually I don’t want my wife to know that I sold the XBox.

Bank transfer is fine. You can do it when you come to take the XBox.

Dheeraj

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For my gorgeous wife,

I’ve had a lovely view for 3 years. But perhaps your (ageing) eyes could use better. Happy Valentine’s Day.

Love,
Arun

Flipkart Order Summary

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2 items

Order id : ODX783406

Date         : 14 Feb 2014

Total         : Rs. 18, 820

Shipping Address: 24, Venus Apartments, Andheri West, Mumbai

Product Details:

Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm        : Rs.18, 790

Giftwrap                                                      : Rs.         30

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TOTAL                                                  : Rs.18, 820

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Arun,

7 years and I’ll finally make peace with my soutan. Wanna watch me beat you at your own game this weekend?

I love you.

Prerna

Flipkart Order Summary

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4 items

Order id : ODX844527

Date         : 14 Feb 2014

Total         : Rs. 19, 387

Shipping Address: 24, Venus Apartments, Andheri West, Mumbai

Product Details

Microsoft X-Box 360 Kinect Sensor     : Rs. 11, 790

XBox 360 Game FIFA 14                     : Rs.  3, 299

XBox 360 Game Assassin’s Creed IV   : Rs.  2, 999

XBox 360 Kinect Sports                      : Rs.  1, 299

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TOTAL                                                  : Rs. 19, 387

 

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G is for Gift

 *Image via patrisyu on FreeDigitalPhotos.net

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One thought on “G is for Gift

  1. shailajav April 11, 2014 at 22:12 Reply

    God Ramya! How do you do this? An entire conversation and in such a realistic manner. Ahem and yep, TMI on the kitchen counter scene 😉

    Love the fact that you’re doing A-Z, girl!

    Like

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