I have strip lighting in my kitchen. Of course they all go at the same time. I used to buy them local, didnt mind the odd one in with my shopping, however now they can only be obtained at one place, a distance away and boy had the price gone up when I found them.
18 quid and boy was I shocked, but had no choice but to buy them (for 4 that is).
Is there anything which you hate forking out for? To say there is a recession perhaps I should light a candle when going in to my kitchen in future.