Holiday Gift Guide 2008 (EU)
At around Christmas, the edifying stories and fairy tales become increasingly popular. That’s why we decided to tell you one, too. Its main character is the good old family (personal) Budget.
The Budget passes through two critical moments in the year. One of them is in the summer, when the eagerly anticipated vacation approaches and we want to spend it in a long-distance destination, paying prices 2-3 times higher than the regular ones. Your spirit rejoice, your loved one is happy, your kids (if any) are euphoric, while poor Budget is slimming down as if he has been subjected to some new diet, allowing him only water and raw eggs to feed on.
However, this is nothing compared to the torment that the Budget has to endure when December arrives with its endless holidays. Then you have to make allowances not only for your better half and your kids, but also for your closest relatives and family friends. In other words, towards the end of the year you have to become the equivalent of Santa Klaus (no reindeer) or else of a Shopping Superman, rushing to the shops accompanied by your loyal assistant, the Budget.
You may be wondering what the moral of this sad story is. To tell you the truth, we’re wondering, too. If we were heroes from stories we would have told you that you would be repaid for your efforts ten fold by the sparkling eyes of your loved ones, when you’re giving them your present. However, last Christmas one of my colleagues found out the painful way that his mother-in-law wasn’t a fan of ‘this particular Nokia model’ and besides, that she had mastered aikido (with walking stick elements). He had plaster all over him for a month.
In order to save you from such unpleasant situations, we decided to write this guide for you. It summarizes our experience, related to purchasing mobile phones – the area we’re most competent in. A mobile phone is one of the most practical presents that you can give as it can be useful in many aspects of life. That’s why we have arranged phones in categories, featuring the best offers on the market.
We hope that the next few pages will be useful for you...