Like a lot of blokes, I can't resist a bit of gadget collecting (most of which ends up in a drawer somewhere never to be used in anger). But I just bought a new gadget ... or rather a new phone. Not that there is anything wrong with the mobile I have as I upgraded in March! But, as I occassionally travel to pastures wild to earn a shilling, I find myself; a) worrying about some thievin' twot making orf with me Sony Ericsson; b) buying a cheap mobile with local SIM to make less expensive calls in country. So, I wanted a Dual SIM phone for my travels so that I could put my SIM in and then just buy a local SIM and put it in the same phone. So I bought this unbranded and unlocked gadget on EvilBay from a dealer in China: Of course I expected; a) it wouldn't arrive - it's from China; b) it wouldn't work - it's from China; c) It would be cheap and nasty - it's from China. It cost me Â£79.99 with free delivery and arrived 7 days later with a spare battery, 4gb memory card and UK adapter to charge (although charging is USB anyway). It's got a 2MP camera, video, bluetooth, MP4 and all the usual gadgety stuff ... plus its quadband, dual SIM AND has a fcuking TV which I can pick up 5 terrestrial channels perfectly clearly! Here's one on EvilBay now (a little dearer) http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Dual-Sim-Quad-band-MP4-FM-3-0-TV-Mobile-Phone-PT326_W0QQitemZ180301191744QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item180301191744&_trkparms=72%3A1301%7C39%3A1%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C240%3A1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14 Now, the phone is a little lighter than my Sony Ericsson but the build quality is fine and everything works! And it cost me less than 80 notes so if it does get nicked, no big sulky tantrums! Which then leads me to think why the fcuking hell does my Sony Ericsson retail for Â£400 in the UK (not that I paid for it; it was a free upgrade)? Why do we get so ripped off by the high street retailers when technology is so cheap? Apart from the answers to those questions, what bargain electrickerygadgety stuff have you bought recently and what utter expensive sh!te have you managed to waste cash on?