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Smiffys Brown Boy Band Wig for Men
Smiffys Brown Boy Band Wig for Men
Offered by RockOfAges
Price: £8.99

3.0 out of 5 stars They sent a black one..., 1 Oct 2014
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They sent me a black one... Otherwise it's ok. Doesn't really look like the one shown even with a fair amount of styling, but it's ok for what I paid for.


Q and A a Day: 5-Year Journal
Q and A a Day: 5-Year Journal
by Potter Style
Edition: Diary
Price: £10.49

2.0 out of 5 stars Good concept... poor content, 1 Oct 2014
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Great concept but the questions are a bit inane. The recipient said they stopped using it after a few days because of that.


12 PAIRS MENS COTTON ARGYLE SOCKS / SIZE 6 - 11
12 PAIRS MENS COTTON ARGYLE SOCKS / SIZE 6 - 11
Offered by stansbargains
Price: £7.38

3.0 out of 5 stars Not great quality; already starting to get holes. Otherwise fine., 1 Oct 2014
Not great quality; already starting to get holes. Otherwise fine.


50003 GAMES Batman[TM]
50003 GAMES Batman[TM]
Offered by BRUNGLES
Price: £26.99

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Small but entertaining, 1 Oct 2014
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GOOD

Decent game with some good rule variations to try out. It works well with 2 or more players (and changing the number of players does change how the game plays), its accessible for young kids without being puerile for adults, and you can easily modify the rules yourself to keep things interesting (we played as the bad guys - MWAHAHAHA!).

BAD

The amount you get/size of pieces is pretty stingy, but if you've bought lego recently you'll be used to that. The board is also rather flimsy - prepare to spend half your games repairing it.


Fellowes Office Suites Laptop Riser Plus
Fellowes Office Suites Laptop Riser Plus
Price: £22.74

2.0 out of 5 stars Riser minus, 1 Oct 2014
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Doesn't raise the laptop anywhere near high enough. Surely that's a basic requirement?


Smiffy's Scar Broken Bone Latex
Smiffy's Scar Broken Bone Latex
Price: £3.00

1.0 out of 5 stars Just awful and not at all like the picture - AVOID!, 1 Oct 2014
It looks nothing like the image shown, which has clearly been supplemented by a lot of makeup and fake blood rather skilfully applied to hide the yellow latex skin, drawn on lines of blood (it looks like a 3 year old made it!) and unrealistic wound.

I wish there was a way to upload a picture to show you what it actually looks like. Instead I'll have to settle for making this my first every Amazon return.


Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance: 40th Anniversary Edition
Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance: 40th Anniversary Edition
Price: £4.68

17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dull, pretentious and unfocused... but what a great title!, 10 Nov 2013
Imagine you're at a cafe/bar/park/pub etc. Someone strikes up a conversation with you and at first seem pleasant but, as the largely one sided conversation progresses, you realise you are stuck talking to the sort of small minded, self convinced and self absorbed person who thinks they have found "the one truth" and understands it well enough to preach to the unenlightened. The sort of person who mixes facts, pseudo science and opinions as if they were the same thing. Who dismisses other schools of thought as opinions while professing their own as truth. Who thinks their long, rambling stories and self reflection are endlessly fascinating. Who mistakes facetiousness, word play and circular logic as great arguments. Now imagine they wrote a book.

This is that book.

It's largely a painfully detailed and rather dully written travel monologue inter-spaced with random and unfocused musings on life, the universe and everything. It also contains some rather unpleasantly candid and rude descriptions of people who are meant to be the authors friends and travelling companions. For someone who's found his Zen the author is still rather judgemental, uptight and unhappy. He doesn't even seem to be particularly enjoying the motorcycle journeys which he initially describes as his own personal nirvana.

He does, however, seem pretty self convinced and to get a certain enjoyment out of winding up and feeling smarter than other people, including his long suffering son. An example of his logic is as follows; as something has not always existed it must contain all the hallmarks of in-existence (apparently) and therefore cannot truly be said to exist (urrrr, what?) What's more, the passage in which he espouses this viewpoint to his lucky travel companions makes it clear that, as far as he is concerned, they are extremely impressed with his cleverness and creativity. One wonders what they actually thought.

If you're still curious I'd advise borrowing before you buy.
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House of Marley People Get Ready In-Ear Headphones with 3 Button Mic - Midnight
House of Marley People Get Ready In-Ear Headphones with 3 Button Mic - Midnight
Offered by Superfi
Price: £29.62

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Almost perfect for the whole week before they broke..., 15 Mar 2013
Good
- Nice design
- Excellent sound reduction
- Decent fit in ear (with choice of three bid sizes)
- Built in mic and volume control
- Anti tangle material

Bad
- Ear buds prone to come off in pockets, so will be easy to lose
- Shape makes them quite uncomfortable if worn for long

Ugly
- One of the ear pieces broke in two after only a few days - there was no knock or drop, they just snapped while in my pocket one day.
- One of the wires had also come loose inside so even if I glued it back up it that ear piece still wouldn't work


The Executioner
The Executioner
by Chris Carter
Edition: Paperback

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Try before you buy - this is not for everyone, 4 Jun 2012
This review is from: The Executioner (Paperback)
Obviously a lot of people enjoyed this book but for me despite an interesting central concept it was too poorly written to be enjoyble. My overwhelming advice would be to read the first twenty or so pages before you buy. That should be enough to work out whether the writing style works for you or not (I kept going until more than half way through because I had nothing else to do...)

For me specific complaints were:
- Macho but dull characters who were hard to distinguish (especially in conversation)
- Endless stereotypes and cliches. Felt like a creativity cop out.
- A near perfect hero who seemed more of an "I want to be this cool" avatar for the author than an attempt to create an interesting protagonist.
- Chapters as short as two pages ending on often painfully naff cliff hangers (I appreciate a laugh, but giggling when characters made pointless melodramatic statements mid conversation just so there could be a chapter break, and then carried on as if nothing had happened, did harm the dramatic tension for me).
- Pretty graphic scenes of violence and gore but without any strong suspense.

It gets 2*s because the central concept was interesting, the fast pacing worked reasonably well to push me to read more, and I wanted to know what happened next with the murderer (though not enough to actually force myself to finish it).


Lumie Bodyclock STARTER 30 Wake-Up Light Alarm Clock with Sunrise and Sunset Features
Lumie Bodyclock STARTER 30 Wake-Up Light Alarm Clock with Sunrise and Sunset Features
Price: £59.95

4 of 21 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Thrown it away, 18 April 2012
Sound/light alarm clock - sometimes went off, usually didn't. No apparent logic to when it worked or didn't.
Light - not bright enough to make any real difference and didn't wake me when it did work - had to use sound alarm as well
Fade function - usually didn't work. Again, no apparently logic as to when it did or didn't
User interface - confusing, time consuming and annoying

Basically it didn't work, in multiple ways, and was a waste of effort and money (for my parents - was bought for me as a gift). If one thing had gone wrong I would have assumed it was a faulty unti, but this was a complete cluster f***.
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