having had a bit of time to reflect I'll say its not everyday I get called cuntwaffles, and its stuck with me - you're an inspiration - in that a colleague here has decided to call me that from now on (he was tending towards a similar term anyhow)

Back on topic:

Why not get the other students, musos and artists and form a kind of co-op - basically pool your resources and get a better bang for your bohemian buck - have a look here:

http://www.apug.org/forums/forum244/...-etc-bulk.html

This also solves the issue in that you'll no longer be the individual you seem to be having problems with.