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The Legacy Volume 1
The Legacy Volume 1
Price: £6.91

5.0 out of 5 stars Top class CD, 15 Aug. 2013
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This review is from: The Legacy Volume 1 (Audio CD)
I've been a fan of Chet Baker for a while now and wanted to expand my collection - but there are SO MANY cd's out there it's hard to chose. I came across a very enthusiastic review of this one and, having first listened to some track samples on a download site, decided it was worth a punt. How glad I am that I did so! It's an excellent recording with a great band and Chet is on top form. It's from his later period but shows no sign of any of his health issues - just heavenly playing. If you like good jazz trumpet played with soul, this album is for you.


PowerSmart Replacement [Ni-Cd, 18.00V, 2000mAh, Red, 36.00 Wh] Drill Battery FOR UK BOSCH 13618, 13618-2G, 1662, 1662B, 1662K, 1662K-24, 1644, 1644K, 1644B-24, 1644K-24, 1644B-24, 1659K, 1659RK, 1688K-24, 22618, 23618, 32618, 32618-RT, 33618, 33618-2G, 3453, 3453-01, 3860K, 3860CK, 3860RK, 3860CRK, 3870, 3870-04, 52318, 52318B, 53518, 53518B, PSB 18 VE 2, PSR 18 VE-2 Power Tools, Compatible Part Numbers: 2 607 335 265, 2 607 335 266, 2 607 335 278, 2 607 335 535, 2 607 335 536, 2 607 335 680, 2 610 909 020, BAT025, BAT026, BAT160, BAT180, BAT181, BAT189, 2607335265, 2607335266, 2607335278, 2607335535, 2607335536, 2607335680, 2610909020, BATO25, BATO26
PowerSmart Replacement [Ni-Cd, 18.00V, 2000mAh, Red, 36.00 Wh] Drill Battery FOR UK BOSCH 13618, 13618-2G, 1662, 1662B, 1662K, 1662K-24, 1644, 1644K, 1644B-24, 1644K-24, 1644B-24, 1659K, 1659RK, 1688K-24, 22618, 23618, 32618, 32618-RT, 33618, 33618-2G, 3453, 3453-01, 3860K, 3860CK, 3860RK, 3860CRK, 3870, 3870-04, 52318, 52318B, 53518, 53518B, PSB 18 VE 2, PSR 18 VE-2 Power Tools, Compatible Part Numbers: 2 607 335 265, 2 607 335 266, 2 607 335 278, 2 607 335 535, 2 607 335 536, 2 607 335 680, 2 610 909 020, BAT025, BAT026, BAT160, BAT180, BAT181, BAT189, 2607335265, 2607335266, 2607335278, 2607335535, 2607335536, 2607335680, 2610909020, BATO25, BATO26
Offered by 168onlinegoods
Price: £24.99

4.0 out of 5 stars So far so good, 15 Aug. 2013
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I'm always a little cautious about using 'compatible' products rather than manufacturer's original equipment, but I've had several compatible batteries before for cameras etc., so thought I'd take a chance on this - especially since the saving was huge. It seems to have charged up fine and lasted well (longer than the original, which was a slightly smaller capacity. All in all no complaints.


Vango Venice Camping Chair - Black, 2.8 Kg
Vango Venice Camping Chair - Black, 2.8 Kg
Offered by Cave & Crag Ltd
Price: £25.99

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Slighly superior comfort, 15 Aug. 2013
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There are so many chairs of this type on the market, it's difficult to chose - but this one is just that little bit better. I am fairly wide at the hip (!) and with most folding chairs I find the cross-bar and the side arm supports get me in the thighs. Another problem I have is levering myself up out of these chairs - this one is far easier than most. In short - WELL worth the slight extra cost - definitely superior comfort.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Simple pleasures, 15 Aug. 2013
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NOT much to this toy - clever use of Velcro to create a simple game requiring no great skill but providing lots of fun. Pretty well made, good value.


Playmobil 4820 City Action Ladder Unit
Playmobil 4820 City Action Ladder Unit
Offered by PLAYMYPLANET
Price: £53.14

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Assembly nightmare, 20 Dec. 2011
= Durability:3.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:2.0 out of 5 stars 
I hadn't realised just how much assembly would be required for this toy. There are MANY small pieces in several bags in the box - but it all went wrong as there were NO decent instructions about what goes where! Most of the drawings were unclear and the numbered arrows didn't match up to many of the pieces. After about half an hour of puzzling out how to fit all the small pieces into place, we were left with the hose which had no obvious home, so we put it in the locker, despite the illustration on the box which clearly showed it attached to the cradle at the top of the ladder.

I realise Playmobil go out of their way to provide quite detailed fully working models, but I really do think that they should have a look at their assembly instructions (and I'm REALLY glad I didn't leave it until Christmas morning to figure it all out - I got that job done and re-boxed it fully assembled, so my Grandson can actually play with it!


Nemasys Natural Fruit and Veg Protection Nematodes
Nemasys Natural Fruit and Veg Protection Nematodes
Offered by green gardener
Price: £6.50

6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Messy, 12 Aug. 2011
Not sure if this will have worked or not - results over the growing season will tell - but I have to say the packaging and method to apply this product left a lot to be desired. Dividing the contents of the pack into equal parts to mix with water is virtually impossible and the fact that the pack is not re-sealable didn't help either.
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Gelert Sleeping Pod
Gelert Sleeping Pod

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointing, 4 Aug. 2011
This review is from: Gelert Sleeping Pod (Sports)
Put simply - IT'S TOO SHORT!! I needed a bag with more 'wriggle room', now that I'm no longer a thin slip of a lad and, sure enough there's plenty of width to move around in. But I was fooled by the length which at 2.00m seemed generous enough, but it was only when I used it I realised that included the 'hood' section - the front panel only just reaches 1.60m, which leaves head & shoulders exposed. OK, so there's a drawstring which you can tighten around your neck but you can't have your legs out straight at the same time. It should be made clearer that the 'useable' length is only 1.6m and, as such, is only good for small / young people - not for full-sized adults. I only wish I'd read all of the 'poor' reviews first. As I said - very disappointing.


Toolzone Tarpaulin Repair Kit
Toolzone Tarpaulin Repair Kit
Offered by Electro World
Price: £3.90

18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Does the job, 18 July 2011
I hadn't used one of these before, so it took a while to work out how to go about cutting the holes and then hammering the rings together. It would have been helpful for dummies like me to know that, in order to cut the holes into the material, you really need a block of waste wood under the cutter so that when you hit it with a hammer, the cutter can cut through the material and INTO the wood, otherwise you can't get a clean hole. Luckily, I decided to make a trial with some waste material but ruined my workbench top, as I didn't think to use a waste wood block. However, when I got the hang of it, things went pretty well. All in all a good product - just needs better inastructions.


Tales of a wayside inn
Tales of a wayside inn
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 1807-1882 Eaton Margaret A. [from old catalog] ed
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.66

4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but slightly disappointed, 5 July 2011
This review is from: Tales of a wayside inn (Paperback)
I bought this as part of my wife's birthday present - mainly because she'd randomly quoted a passage from one of the Tales just a few days before. I can't complain about the content, but was a little disappointed by the 'cheap' appearance of the presentation - the paper quality was rather poor and the whole thing was a scanned copy from the Library of Congress, complete with the Library's stock control rubber stamp on one of the flyleaves and various smudges copied during the scanning process. However I guess, on balance, we should be grateful that a work of this standard has been made available at this price.


Polly Pocket House Giftset
Polly Pocket House Giftset

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good idea but poor quality, 25 May 2011
= Durability:1.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:1.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Polly Pocket House Giftset (Toy)
Bought for my Granddaughter's 5th birthday - at her request! - so I had the job of opening it. I was immediately faced with very tricky packaging with what seemed like dozens of tiny plastic pieces sticky-taped here, there & everywhere. There definitely seems to be a concentration on quantity, not quality - and with so many tiny pieces, not much chance of keeping it all together and playing with it as a set. Overall, VERY poor value and quite disappointing.


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