What usually happens round here is that T.Aldous and Mary spend all year saying that we haven't got any money for buying anything useful and then all the way through March they spend money like water buying any old crap that can be delivered before the finance system's closed down for year end. We still haven't found uses for all the dirty great big metal cupboards yet (there's only so many pre-owned envelopes that any organisation can accumulate).
Bronwyn bumped into the early days of a "leave it with me," the strategem I forgot when I was cataloguing the long grass gambits. Her response was lovely.
"This will cost as much as any one of the reference books we buy for upstairs and that nobody actually ever looks at."