This probably isn't the right place to post this but can people please suggest good places to get nice but relatively cheap Moses baskets from? I've tried the places I can think of (Toys R Us, Argos etc) but have not found anything I really like.
And try your local NCT branch or website to see if they are having any sales - they are supposed to be excellent for getting good quality secondhand stuff for cheap, then you'd just need to get new mattress/bedding which can be had from Mothercare for a few quid.
Try and borrow one. I bought ours for about £35 in mothercare nearly 8 years ago for dd2 (how is that nearly 8 years ago??? ) Anyway she liked it and I used it a lot, since then have lent it out to at least five people. Then comes dd3 and she hated it! Spent about one very broken night in it and a couple of naps and used the carry cot wholesale. However 'old faithful' is currently on loan to yet another friend's baby so I've definately had my moneys worth. If I'd had dd3 first iyswim I would have been gutted though.