Well just scored a new camera.
A Fuji S3500, not expensive but very nice for what I need.
I happened to mention last week that I needed two batteries for the old Sony I have and they are £40 each.
I bought a couple of pattern ones about 18 months ago but they haven't lasted.
I wasn't dropping hints, in fact I thought it was a bit too much.
Now found out there is an ulterior motive. The Sony takes very good Macro pictures and small daughter wants it for Ebay jewellery pics running off mains.
Obviously the training has worked well