Thursday, 13 July 2017
Everyone likes a bargain, but...
I've just watched the drone video of Gop Hill over at John's blog, and - like Toad of Toad Hall - I freshly desire a drone-mounted video camera.
Not any old drone, it has to be a really good one with a broadcast-quality camera slung underneath it.
If I had more money, I really would resemble Toady in my fads. When I want something, it has to be the best of its kind, or at least the best that I can afford. H.I. feels exactly the same way, which is why we took delivery of a fan-heater costing £400 yesterday. We have spent too many Winters getting blasted by stiflingly hot air one minute and stupefyingly cold the next by using fan heaters which cost £18, and we could have used the cooling facility of this latest one during the heat wave last week.
When I bought a telescope, it had to be the biggest and best that I could afford - with telescopes, size matters.
H.I. bought a pair of Italian designer shoes a couple of weeks ago which are studded with diamonds. Real diamonds. Don't worry, they are not as crass as they sound in the basic description (see above), and they were a genuine bargain.
She is very good at trawling the net and finding good bargains - a £2000 watch for £400 for her, a £2000 Armani suit costing £175 for me.
I recently bought a Bose (the best) £130 Bluetooth speaker set for £2, but I paid full-price for the Bose speakers attached to this computer.
If there is no cheaper alternative, we tend to just buy it anyway. Thrift has its limits in this household.
Posted by Tom Stephenson at 02:42