Well, maybe. What will cost $380 is a kettle and toaster, replacing our $20 each models. How can we possibly justify spending $380 on a kettle and a toaster when our $20 models do the job and aren't broken. You just watch me:
Mother needs a new kettle and toaster and will get our old ones.
I did not buy R a birthday present in March and I am prepared to contribute two thirds of the cost.
We have no needy family to leave money too. The only issue is balancing spending against how long we will live. As R is fond of saying, shrouds don't have pockets.
While Italy dumps canned tomatoes in Australia at below the cost of production, it is still a needy European economy and its complicated train system needs fixing.
The retro styling will suit our kitchen well.
Our toaster will not take large bread or crumpets.
There is a good chance they will be good appliances. They'd better be for that price.
We are of the age where we are spending money on 'things that will see us out'.
F*** it, we just really want them.
Interestingly, no matter which retailer I have looked at, and that is many, they are always the same price. I may be able to bargain a store down a bit by buying both the kettle and the toaster, but Smeg seems to have very firm prices on small appliances.