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3.0 out of 5 stars
Looks Cheap., 18 Oct 2010
= Durability:3.0 out of 5 stars = Fun:2.0 out of 5 stars = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars
It arrived withing a week of ordering by DHL in great condition. The seller is not to blame for my complaints.
I bought it for my parents for a xmas present as they are now starting to travel more and have recently decorated their study so i thought it would look great on their wall.
I am just not happy with it. I feel as though it is not worth £59.99 at all. It looks really cheap looking. Some thing i could go into ikea or similar cheaper shops and buy for around £15 or so.
The map is ok - i suppose a map is a map - the countries are named clearly - the oceans are blue etc - pretty much like all maps.
I think perhaps it is the border of the map which cheapens the look (the quotes going around the edge). The quotes are a nice touch but the font doesnt help. Im going to take it to a professional to see if i can remove the quotes on the border and replace it with a coloured picture border. Not sure if it will help but ill ask them and see how much this will be.
As for writing on it and sticking in the pins i havent yet tried that so I cannot comment on that side of it.
Id say for a classroom or as a teaching aid it would be perfect but in your nice, tasteful home i wouldnt get it.