I needed a new battery for my Canon EOS 3. I usually have several\nspare batteries in stock for each item of equipment I own, but I use\nthe EOS 3 only as a backup to an EOS 5D, so it rarely gets used.\n\nAnyway, 7dayshop offered a pack of five for just over £2 each, with\n£3.95 postage. About £2.50 each all in. But I needed to shoot a roll\nof film quickly, so it was off to Boots.\n\nBoots wanted £11.49 for their own brand and £12.49 for a Duracell.\nWow! Woolworths didn't stock them, nor Superdrug. A camera shop (one\nof a chain of five shops) wanted a crippling £13.99 for a Duracell.\nEven Jessops were slightly cheaper, at a still-horrendous £12.99 for a\nPanasonic.\n\nI was walking past Currys Digital and thought "No, they could never be\ncheaper in there!" but I went in anyway. To my surprise, they offered\nme a Philips at only £5.99 and a Duracell at a very competitive £3.99,\nwhich I promptly purchased.\n\nSo kudos to Currys Digital, and shame on Boots, Jessops and especially\nthe other camera shop, where I could have paid another £10 on top for\nthe identical item! It served as a reminder to buy cheap and always\nkeep some in stock.