I recently went to my local CPW to purchase a new phone on PAYG. Yes, they had it in stock, yes it was fine that I already had a sim card. All good so far. The chap then informed me that my mobile number was showing on his screen as blocked and as such was unable to scan the phone through to pay for it. To get round it (he said) he would have to first scan in an 8gb mem card for £22 (which the phone could take) and then the phone and it would 'get around' the blocked issue. Needless to say I realised he was pulling a fast one. "I can get them cheaper off the net" (sim cards) said I. Oh no, they are all cheap tat and can invalidate your warranty if you buy off the internet", said he from his backside. "Hmm, I will give it a miss" I replied disgruntled that an overweight spotty urchin had tried scamming me A quick call to 02 confirmed my suspicions "There is and never has been any block on your phone Sir" said O2 phone person. Another quick look on the internet at Amazon confirmed that 8gb off the internet are not cheap tat either. Anyone else tried been scammed like this? Oh and I am not bringing down CWH, as it was one member of staff. I have used the same shop before and the other chap was great (but not there that day).