My hats off to the type of support that Ergophobe offers here in WWW. Thank you so much.
I was moving a 4 year static site to Wordpress and was having difficulty in redirecting. Ergophobe advised me that instead of redirecting, why not simply use the old URLs. Thankfully, the site was designed with some consistency in mind in terms of categories (unlike my other and older sites) - so it was easy to use the same old structures using the permalink ergophobe suggested.
I followed ergophobe's advice, and saved me anywhere from $500-$2000 (the quotes given by others to me).