Amazon UK and the bank seem to be conspiring to make me spend my money more wisely, by refusing to accept my otherwise healthy credit card for payment, and blaming each other for the refusal.
Strangest sight so far this week: Two women glammed-up, with an ancient-looking carpet sweeper, standing in the cold outside Parliament Station. One wore a banner proclaiming “Stepford Wives, coming soon!” Does it make me want to see it? Uhh.. no, not really.
Update 6pm. Amazon UK have now deemed my money to be as good as anybody’s, and accepted my order. Oh, and I like the way they suggest making some spare dosh (£40.01 no less) by selling the products I’ve bought from them in the past. Which includes the things I bought as gifts for others, and the latest order of stuff I haven’t even got yet.