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Samsung CLX-3305 Colour Laser Multifunction Printer
Samsung CLX-3305 Colour Laser Multifunction Printer

1.0 out of 5 stars One Star, 9 Jan. 2015
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A rubbish machine that is forever going wrong, jamming etc.

2 x BillyOh Elegance Folding Garden Chair
2 x BillyOh Elegance Folding Garden Chair

1.0 out of 5 stars No stars for BillyOh range, 25 Jun. 2013
I bought BillyOh round table and four chairs for my holiday cottage. Both chairs and table have fallen apart in no time at all despite being cared for with teak oil. One chair collapsed on my guests which could have caused injury. I would never risk buying BillyOh furniture again. Only given it one star because review insists on rating these items with star system to accept review. Don't buy is my advice.

Big Ben: the Great Clock and the Bells at the Palace of Westminster
Big Ben: the Great Clock and the Bells at the Palace of Westminster
by Chris McKay
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £44.09

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Chris McKay's Big Ben, 13 Aug. 2011
Luckily I bought a damaged and therfore cheap copy of Chris McKay's diatribe and therefore did not waste too much money. The book is full of detail about the clock and bells but unfortunately falls short when it comes to Mr McKays basic erroneous premise; repeated ad nauseum throughout the book stating that the designer of the clock and escapement as being EB Denison. I would suggest anyone wishing to get the true story of Denison should read Arthur Tremayne's account of 1947: `In recounting this history (of the `Dents) the connection between the Dents and E.B. Denison has necessarily to be explained, particularly so far as Denison attracted to himself so much glory and credit for achievements which were obviously those of others. It should be emphasised that although the wording cast into the frame of Big Ben (the clock) gives entire credit to Denison for the design of the clock, in Denison's book it is clear that the clock had taken shape in Dent's mind years before Denison came into the matter. To account for his knowledge of the subject Denison says, in the first edition of his book 'I have also to express my obligations to two eminent clockmakers, Mr. Dent and Mr. Vulliamy, for much practical information...(Vulliamy stated that he had never had dealings with Denison) I must add it is due to Mr. Dent's enterprise and determination to find out the best way of doing everything connected with his art that I am able to state the actual results of some experiments which he ventured to try at my suggestion in the two church clocks I referred to.
Arthur Tremayne 1947
Another more honest account of Denison is by Peter Ferriday who stated of Denison, later Grimthorpe: `Although learned, clever and splendidly gifted Grimthorpe was brutal, wrongheaded and mischievous. The meanness, the stupidity, the greediness, the cowardice and most of the responsibilty lay with those who connived and encouraged him.' `If Denison suffered from an exaggerated sense of his own abilities and was given to exaggerate the unworthiness of others it was not altogether surprising, for he had early on in his life discovered how many people could be bought. He had discovered that nearly all of them could'.`Wherever he wished to exert himself he could buy (or bully) his way in.'
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Roxio Easy VHS to DVD (Mac)
Roxio Easy VHS to DVD (Mac)
Price: £56.64

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Roxio Easy VHS to DVD, 30 May 2010 instructions, seems to do only basic low quality (from Super 8 to computer) transfer with no editing facility help, overpriced, usual con and little information given on Amazon about product as usual with Amazon. When will they learn they would shift more product if they gave more info about the product. Save your money and buy better make.

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