Monday, May 12, 2008

Awful Shopping Trauma

I was forced into doing something today that I really didn't want to do. It was quite an unpleasant experience. I was traumatized.

I was made to buy Rudebox by Robbie Williams.

Here's what happened:

I was on Amazon and my shopping basket contained three books costing about £14.40 in total. I needed to spend another 60p to qualify for SuperSaver delivery. I wanted to do that because I'm tight and didn't need the books urgently. I've already got loads of books.

I looked around for something else to buy and in the Deals Of The Week section I found the second Magic Numbers album for just 46p. I repeat, it was only 46p.

That is clearly a bargain of unmissable proportions (just like The Magic Numbers.... Ahem. Sorry, I think I was channeling Richard Bacon there). I added it straight away. But unfortunately it still left me about 14p short of free delivery. So I looked to see if there was anything else. The only other album at that price was the Robbie one and that gave me a dilemma. Either buy Robbie and get free delivery or don't buy Robbie and retain my dignity.

Not much of a choice really.

I'm thinking I might be able to sell it on eBay and make a profit, or alternatively it would make a wonderful present for a fried I didn't like much (or possibly for a friend who liked Robbie Williams but didn't actually bother to buy his albums). That's something of a silver lining.

Not enough to prevent my trauma though. I may never be able to use the internet again after an experience like that.


Anonymous said...

Or maybe you should leave your preconceptions behind and listen to the album which got great reviews in all the serious music magazines and papers. You shouldn't believe in the lies the british craploids print to sell copies. They are made by people who has no talent themselves, and therefor need to bully other people to feel important.

Wayne said...

Nah, it really is shit.

Lint said...

I think I agree with both of you - I've heard enough of the album on the radio to know it's not by cup of tea, but I decided that on my own rather than as a received opinion from the tabloids (who, it goes without saying, are all shite). But I also agree with Wayne.

I still love the last Take That album though!