It’s been an expensive evening today. First the washing machine packed in, and we decided to cut our losses and buy a new one.
With twin boys we definitely need a reliable washing machine. The new one (Indesit WIXE 127) has faster programmes and is more economic than our existing one. That was £280 spent in just a couple of clicks.
While the purchasing process was relatively pain-free on the Currys website (unlike the Halfords site, which didn’t allow me to even add the products I wanted into my shopping cart) I wasn’t terribly impressed with the Currys website feature that suggested additional/complementary products.
With my new washing machine it suggested that we needed a “4-way surge protector with telephone protection”.
Does the Indest WIXE 127 come with telephone/internet access?
Next up: roof bars. We’re going on holiday early next month, to the environs of Shrewsbury for a friend’s wedding. This time we are four, and as you know small babies need an inordinate amount of stuff, so we’re borrowing a roof box … but need roof bars for Jane’s Renault.
So I turned to Halfords, and as I said it wouldn’t allow me to add them to the shopping cart. It got stuck in a loop, the warning in Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome informed me. Thicko IE8 just kept trying …
I got the roof bars cheaper (about £80) on eBay in the end, anyway.