Buying Space

I needed a portable external hard drive (Search for "portable external hard drive" on: DuckDuckGo, Amazon UK, Amazon US). You’d think that would be easy, wouldn’t you? I quite liked the idea of buying in a shop. eBuyer are cheaper, but I’d have to pay for delivery, and I needed it as quickly as possible, because the need for space is becoming quite pressing.

Yes, Staples were a bit too expensive, as were John Lewis. But you’d think Curry’s would be able to offer the right sort of drive, at a price at least comparable with online prices when delivery is taken into account, wouldn’t you?

No, nor did I.

But they did. A 1Tb external drive, at a price slightly lower than it would have cost me to have delivered from eBuyer. A little more than if I’d taken the 5-day free delivery option, but only by £5.


(I ended up with a Toshiba STOR.E Basics (Search for "Toshiba STOR.E Basics" on: DuckDuckGo, Amazon UK, Amazon US) drive, but I don’t have much preference on brand, other than avoiding Lacie – love their designs, but every one I’ve had has failed. They might have the same drives inside as a Toshiba, I haven’t checked, and I might have just been unlucky with them.)