I went camping along the coastline of Northumberland a few weeks back and we decided to pitch up on the beach using standard pegs that came with the tent.
The friend I was with used a technique called leverage he was taught. Involves the use of stones at varying depths.
1) Dig 1ft hole in bog (sand, snow..)
2) Place flat rock at bottom of hole (doesn't have to be heavy rock, medium size will do)
3)Then place peg on top of rock with the loop connected to the guy rope facing away from the tent.
4) Now place another rock (similar size) on top of this - like a peg sandwich.
5) Fill 1/4 with soil, snow or sand and then put a couple of medium rocks where the hidden rocks are. Then fill completely with soil, sand or snow and firmly pat down.
This will see you through most weather conditions, you will struggle to pull it out and the following day you may need to dig it out. Adds extra 20-30 mins to pitching a 2 berth tent but it is worth it if you don't want to wake up with a collapsed tent.
I agree with what is being said, especially around price. £56 is a bargain, nearly as much as what we buy them at.
I had a cheap pair of Karrimor bought for me a few years back and they lasted a year with no major problems. From what I can see the Hi-tec are a much better built boot.
But like most boots or shoes, proper care is needed to keep the waterproof properties. I recently got a pair of Scarpa GTX, costing me £135. After a soggy morning I discovered my sock was wet. My own fault for not treating them with some Nikwax after previous outings when they got battered. Lesson learn't
The three main ones which I would look at are Memory Map, Garmin and Satmap.
I personally prefer the Garmin but I know lots of people who prefer the other two. They are all slightly different and cater for a specific market.
Like other members have said, you would need to give us more advice. If you want someone to walk you through the differences drop either myself or Tom a line on 0161 241 5500, would be happy to give you some advice.