So what to choose. Shall I take my own advice and stay behind the times or say, hang it and get one of the latest models. The Samsung Galaxy 4 or Max both looked like the business, particularly the latter that has a huge screen that is ideal for increasing visual impairment. To help me make up my mind when my contract runs out in the next month I popped into a phone shop to have a look at the models in the flesh. It's the Galaxy Note II that gets my vote, a screen that's big enough, long battery life and a cheaper than the other models. In the shop it was a whole fiver less a month than its newer counterparts.
Do I buy instore? Certainly the salesman was keen that I should but he would be wouldn't he! He was even keen to offer me an early upgrade for just £29! In fact the whole sales patter was geared around persuading me that I could have a new phone in my hand immediately. Obviously a lot of people go for this but he was onto a loser with this thrifty bird who mixes metaphors and is prepared to wait for her worm.
I've worked out that if I buy the same phone using Quidco and buymobilephones.net I'll save £6 a month on contract fees. That's one hundred and forty four spondiddledoodlies that remain in my bank account! Plus the £29 early upgrade fee if I'd have gone for that. By paying £39.99 for the phone upfront I can pay just £26 monthly as compared to the shop price of £32. What's more the Quidco cashback covers the upfront cost of the phone. The salesman said that it was way better to buy instore but I'm having trouble with his logic!