Just spotted a HUMAX HDR-FOX T2 1TB for sale £279.99 it's still boxed new with full waranty.
I brought one earlier this summer. Should I buy another?
Can one have too many? My 2000T is not my favourite Humax product.
I suppose that's my point really. Don't know if the "full warranty" will be worth the 4x price.
The HDD which is probably the most likely thing to break will definitely be out of manufacturer's warranty so in that respect you might be better getting a second hand fox and buy a brand new HDD (which will have a worthwhile warranty). Maybe get a second second hand fox as backup? Still be around £100 cheaper than what the OP has found.