After much prevarication and research, a few weeks ago I bought a new phone for the cheapest price I could find in a normal retail shop, a large office supply shop, for the price of around $870. I was in a large electronic chain store this week and I saw my phone on sale for $750. Should I cut my throat or just say f*** f*** f***.
It wasn't all bad though. I took some glee in reporting back to R that the phone he liked the look of costs $1100. Way too much for a poor old pensioner.