The £5 VAT increase is imminent now. We’ve held off and absorbed the price for a while (Mr. Darling has been badgering us since the beginning of the year – and if you’ve ever been badgered by a darling we wouldn’t recommend it). So if you want to keep that five pound difference in your pocket and not the Treasury’s, then make sure you order before 1st February. And don’t worry about the warranty, that won’t start until 1st April.