Well, it’s that time of year again, where we celebrate the passing of midwinter a ritual sacrifice.

Right now, I’m almost certainly stressing over the carcass of a turkey, with a fist full of stuffing in one hand and a large glass of Rioja in the other, awaiting the arrival of various family members from around the country. One must have our rituals…

So, anyway, here are some hairy chaps from Wolverhampton wearing tight pants…

I am in the market for a SATA raid controller for one of my servers. Although I’ve just purchased a delightful NAS box, I have about 1TB of old SATA disks kicking around and it’d be a shame to let those go to waste.

Anyway, decided to grab a cheap StarTech 4 port, so hopped onto eBuyer:

Ebuyer price, with postage, £31.89

I dislike paying postage for things, especially something that small, and since I don’t need it in a hurry. So, I had a quick look to see if I could get the same thing on Amazon with free super saver delivery.

It turns out that I could:

Hang on...

Hmm…

Amazon’s price for the card with free postage was exactly the same as eBuyer’s price + postage. This smells a little fishy to me, especially considering that the price isn’t the standard £X.99 marketing hack.

Could be coincidence of course, but I’m going to check in future!