First, as Tim points out I live in the UK and have a 2nd home in France
2nd where did I say I was unhappy - regularly moving between the two countries means I can buy my tools (and wine) wherever I like. It doesn’t alter the fact that many things are more expensive in France than in the UK.
3rd - you obviously “take advantage” of France since you seem to be complaining about Swiss prices and “shopping there [France] often as it’s just over the border” - I presume that you visit to make economies not admire the scenery (attractive as it might be close to the Swiss border). Aren’t you being somewhat hypocritical?