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Ms. S. M. Alford "djmuchacho" (Borehamwood, Herts, UK)
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Danger Mouse - The Complete Collection [DVD]
Danger Mouse - The Complete Collection [DVD]
Dvd ~ Brian Cosgrove
Offered by MusicnMedia
Price: £17.55

5.0 out of 5 stars Great for Kids!!, 3 Mar. 2016
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My 5 year old nephew had apparently wanted this for Christmas, however when i gave it to him he made a big fuss that he didn't want it after all! So anyway we put it on and he quite happily watched all the DVD's and thought Dangermouse was great! Kids!! LOL!!


Ladies Fleece Bed jacket with Floral Pattern on Collar and single front pocket Pink 14-16
Ladies Fleece Bed jacket with Floral Pattern on Collar and single front pocket Pink 14-16
Offered by NGB_Direct
Price: £14.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Everyone should have one!, 3 Mar. 2016
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Great item!


Camille Womens Luxury Ivory Button Up Fleece Bed Jacket 10/12 IVORY
Camille Womens Luxury Ivory Button Up Fleece Bed Jacket 10/12 IVORY
Offered by Camille Lingerie

5.0 out of 5 stars Really nice bed jacket! Everyone should have one!!, 3 Mar. 2016
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My mother sadly has dementia so i can only express on her behalf that this was exactly what she needed and i'm sure she is delighted with it.


60mm White PC Computer Desk Plastic Grommet Table Cable Tidy Wire Hole Cover
60mm White PC Computer Desk Plastic Grommet Table Cable Tidy Wire Hole Cover
Offered by Stolmet Ltd
Price: £2.39

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent PC Desktop Grommet!, 3 Mar. 2016
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Better than expected, extremely excellent value and very fast delivery!! Well done it was a tremendous pleasure dealing with a great company like this!

Actually i have used it slightly differently to the normal use of a pc dektop grommet, as it's gone into the side of a cupboard to allow me to put my forthcoming new fridge freezer's plugs through to the electrical socket which is inside the kitchen cupboard next to it. The grommet was wood glued into position.


JML GripGo
JML GripGo
Offered by san direct
Price: £3.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Avoid! or investigate how it could safely be mounted, secured not to jump of the sticky pad, whilst resting on your dashboard!, 20 Nov. 2014
This review is from: JML GripGo (Electronics)
Considerably dangerous and could result in death whilst driving!

I don't think i have had a single journey (short or long) yet where either the sat nav hasn't fallen off the green sticky pad or the gripgo hasn't become unstuck from the window and sometimes both of these incidences happen. And suddenly your sat nav has vanished onto the floor of the car, leaving you either scrabbling around trying to retrieve it or having to pull over, find it and reset your journey settings on the satnav! it is infuriating!

I am about to try one more attempt and thread a large elastic band through the gripgo gripper holes and try and secure the satnav to the gripgo, whilst also leaving the gripgo at such an angle that the satnav rests on the dashboard surface.

It definitely needs more R&D work carried out!


Tech21 D3O Impact Snap with Cover for Samsung Galaxy S4 - Black
Tech21 D3O Impact Snap with Cover for Samsung Galaxy S4 - Black
Offered by HomeandGarden
Price: £1.00

3.0 out of 5 stars Great case BUT poor quality corners!!, 31 Oct. 2013
I actually got my Tech21 case for my samsung galaxy S4 from carphone warehouse but after about 2 weeks the left hand top corner chipped off. I returned it to carphone warehouse and they gave me another one to replace it. Unbelieveable but after 4 weeks this new one has now chipped in exactly the same place. I haven't dropped it (god forbid what state the case and phone would be in if i'd done that!!) and it's only been in my big bag or in my pocket and isn't with anything that would cause this chip to happen or touched by anyone else. I know from other reviews this breaking of corners is a frequent occurence!

So Tech21 need to sort out this product PDQ as its clearly not satisfactory. So i shall be contacting them directly to find out what they will be doing in the long-term as it is clearly breaching trading standards if its meant to be drop proof when it isn't even pocket/bag proof! Shame as i love the product but my heart sank yesterday when i saw the inner orange casing peaking out from a small chip in the black plastic casing and today the whole of the black plastic corner casing over that 1 cm area had broken off! Very poor quality for a product that's meant to be drop/impact proof and cost me £25 (especially as i see its cheaper on amazon! :()


Long Life Lamp Company GU10 5 Watt Super Bright LED with New Chip Technology, Warm White 50w replacements
Long Life Lamp Company GU10 5 Watt Super Bright LED with New Chip Technology, Warm White 50w replacements
Price: £6.46

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome! What a difference!, 27 Mar. 2013
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I have an Southern electric energy monitor and took loads of photos of the differences in energy costs etc before and after i put these LED bulbs in, compared to my awful Halogen ones and these are just so much brighter (my halogen ones seemed to have dimmed since putting them in, were so expensive to run and i got through so many over the last few years) and finally i can see what i'm doing in my kitchen and hopefully these new LED ones will last for years.

The 90 angle beam is great too as now the middle of the room is the brighteset place despite none of the 6 spotlights directly pointing there!

Thank you for supplying these and at this offer price of £5.99 - such good value!

Also i ordered them on Friday and they arrived by Monday via first class post! Very impressed.


Defenders Mega-Sonic Cat and Dog Repeller
Defenders Mega-Sonic Cat and Dog Repeller
Price: £21.24

5.0 out of 5 stars Great product (BUT Big Shame about Company not providing a Charger with it), 24 July 2012
This is a two related products (about the repeller and about the charger (lack of and getting one)) comment here:

1) The actual Mega sonic cat/dog and fox repeller device (STV 620) - on getting it from B&Q i paid full price for it at approx £29.99 ish (I should have shopped around and got it cheaper from Amazon). IT DOESN'T COME WITH A CHARGER (you have to buy that separately) AND THAT'S A TOTAL DISGRACE!It takes 6 AA batteries and i kid you not due to the wind moving shrubs/trees etc they were flat within 2 days. I put another 6 AA batteries in and again within two days they were flat. I phoned Defenders and politely requested they supply a free charger in view of my situation i.e. batteries going flat every two days - BUT they wouldn't listen - THEY DIDN'T CARE - Their understanding of customer awareness was 'zilch'. They wanted to sell me one on top of the £29.99 i had already paid, at another £18 for their charger inc P&P! Hence i give the Repeller product a good review and score of 9.5/10 but Defenders the actual company a bad review with a score of 0/10!

2) So now i had no option but to shop around for a cheaper charger and thanks to the company who provided the charger i ordered (it was on the amazon website) - i want to say THANK YOU - YOU DO UNDERSTAND CUSTOMERS AND YOU ARE CUSTOMER AWARE - So 10/10! Excellent charger, excellent price (still a defenders product but half the price inc P&P) and excellent speedy delivery.

Now does the Actual Defender Repeller device do the trick - right with batteries going flat every two days - no - still had animal poo problems. HOWEVER on receipt of the charger and that now my device was plugged into the mains - i have had probably one actual poo in the garden (by an animal that is) and one almost poo - just caught the cat in position when i yelled at it like a monster and off it ran!

What else have i done - i watched 'youtube' and took other precautionary measures mentioned too: In key pooing spots 1) remove all poo and dispense with (in a dog poo bin etc) 2) i purchased chicken wire in rectangular sheets and placed these on the gravel where the cat/fox typically pooed 3) cut up an orange into segments and throw these around the gravel area (someone told me cats hated smell of orange) and 4) stuck plastic forks in everywhere a cat /fox may choose to sit to poo including in between plants and shrubs etc. So far between all of these the job is now done! Although my beautiful landscape garden and expensive gravel look ridiculous and the aesthetic qualities are ruined! but i am free of cat/fox poo! Hurrah


Defenders STV612 9V Universal Repeller Adaptor Use with Cat and Mole Repeller
Defenders STV612 9V Universal Repeller Adaptor Use with Cat and Mole Repeller
Offered by home_essentials
Price: £14.98

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Charger from this Supplier is Brilliant!, 24 July 2012
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This is a two related products (the actual repeller device and the charger) comment here:

1) The actual Mega sonic cat/dog and fox repeller device (STV 620) - on getting it from B&Q i paid full price for it at approx £29.99 ish (I should have shopped around and got it cheaper from Amazon). IT DOESN'T COME WITH A CHARGER (you have to buy that separately) AND THAT'S A TOTAL DISGRACE!It takes 6 AA batteries and i kid you not due to the wind moving shrubs/trees etc they were flat within 2 days. I put another 6 AA batteries in and again within two days they were flat. I phoned Defenders and politely requested they supply a free charger in view of my situation i.e. batteries going flat every two days - BUT they wouldn't listen - THEY DIDN'T CARE - Their understanding of customer awreness was 'zilch'. They wanted to sell me one on top of the £29.99 i had already paid, at another £18 for their charger and P&P! Hence i give the Repeller product a good review and score of 9.5/10 but Defenders the actual company a bad review with a score of 0/10!

2) So now i had no option but to shop around for a cheaper charger and thanks to the company who provided this charger - i want to say THANK YOU - YOU DO UNDERSTAND CUSTOMERS AND YOU ARE CUSTOMER AWARE - So 10/10! Excellent charger and excellent speedy delivery.

Now does the Actual Defender Repeller device do the trick - right with batteries going flat every two days - no - still had animal poo problems. HOWEVER on receipt of the charger and that now my device was plugged into the mains - i have had probably one actual poo in the garden (by an animal that is) and one almost poo - just caught the cat in position when i yelled at it like a monster and off it ran!

What else have i done - i watched 'youtube' and took other precautionary measures mentioned too: In key pooing spots 1) remove all poo and dispense with (in a dog poo bin etc) 2) i purchased chicken wire in rectangular sheets and placed these on the gravel where the cat/fox typically pooed 3) cut up an orange into segments and throw these around the gravel area (someone told me cats hated smell of orange) and 4) stuck plastic forks in everywhere a cat /fox may choose to sit to poo including in between plants and shrubs etc. So far between all of these the job is now done! Although my beautiful landscape garden and expensive gravel look ridiculous and the aesthetic qualities are ruined! but i am free of cat/fox poo! Hurrah


Drop Stop Wine Pourer Wine Accessory
Drop Stop Wine Pourer Wine Accessory

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliantly simple design to stop your drink dribbles!, 30 Aug. 2011
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Wow - i got these years ago for a £1 from a pound shop but they started to split after using them each 100's of times - so was relieved to finally find them on the net (seem to be hard to come across these days - pound shops don't seem to be stocking them anymore). Anyway whilst these are amazing and very effective simple silver bendy circles that you just bend round and pop into neck of any wine/bottle i do think the price and postage and packing at £5.98 were IMHO rather excessive for what they are but they are still worth it. I work doing food and wine demonstrating/tasting in a quality chain of high street stores and use these every weekend and have to protect them from customers and staff and other tasters and my area managers from grabbing and going off with them! Nice gift too (shame P&P was rather excessive when they were sent by first class post i think). I would have bought more and my Promotion Agency would have bought loads for the other 200 Demonstrators/Tasters, if price had been a lot lower.

PS to Amazon Administrators: I'm not sure why this comes up as reviewing a toy!!!!!!! It's hardly a toy or suitable for children!!!

How much fun is this toy? 5 stars selected
How would you rate this toy's educational value? No stars selected
How durable is this toy? 5 stars selected
How do you rate this toy overall? 5 stars selected


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