I know I have already blogged today but felt I needed to share this. Click here to see an automatic umbrella - for when you just can't be arsed to open it yourself presumably. But the price at which they are being sold cheapens us all. How can one expect quality at that price? Thing will fall to bits in days and reflect badly on all umbrellas.
No doubt it is being produced in some sweat shop in the far East, and while I don't have a problem with the exploitation of cheap labour per se (after all, it's what we built an Empire on), if you are gonna use it, at least put a bigger mark-up on the price of the end product for the good of the industry.