We don't worry about this too much since, A) we have free health care, and B) for the past year we haven't spent money on anything at all (after rent, council tax and food, the money's all gone). With the future prospect of settling down here, and especially with the future prospect of two incomes, we've been looking around at some things we need to buy, e.g. house, car, clothes, stereo, hot tub. Basically, all of these thing are looking very expensive to us (well, especially the house).
But I'm not posting to whine. I'm actually hoping someone can explain the following to me....As some of you may know, Rebecca and I are big fans of watching good TV on DVD, and we are huge fans of Six Feet Under. The series ended this past summer, so all 5 seasons are now available on DVD. Here's the price comparison (using Amazon in both cases)
Seasons 1 - 4 as a package: $359.99
Season 5, standalone: $63.96
TOTAL = $423.95
Seasons 1 – 5 complete: £111.99 (~$205)
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