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Roku 2400EU LT AV Receiver Set-Top Box
Roku 2400EU LT AV Receiver Set-Top Box
Price: 41.00

1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT !!!, 21 Jun 2013
Firstly it is set up for US buyers - there is no UK phone number, and the phone support is on US West coast time.

Secondly the instruction booklet is USELESS. 'Look for Video in' - my TV has loads of holes on the back for input, NONE marked video in. Eventually, by a fluke, I found something on the internet which helped, but NOT on the Roku website - which incidentally repeatedly caused my PC to hang.

In order to use the Roku box you have to set up an account, but at the second step the system refused to respond to the 'continue' button. It just sits there, no error messages, NOTHING. Advice given elsewhere (NOT on the Roku website) suggests setting up the account first, before setting up the box, but doing this and then re-setting the box has failed to work.

I have spent 4 hours trying to get this to work - I am now told 'you should receive a reply within 48 hours'.

As my headline says, DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT ! if it weren't for the fact that it is a Father's Day gift it would be winging its way back to Amazon by now.


When an Old Cricketer Leaves the Crease
When an Old Cricketer Leaves the Crease

5.0 out of 5 stars Magical, 3 Jun 2013
This was played at the funeral of an old schoolmate, I hadn't heard it for years.
After his family, he lived for cricket, played hundreds of games in his time. Needless to say the gathering were wiping away tears at the end.


Travels with Charley: In Search of America (Penguin Modern Classics)
Travels with Charley: In Search of America (Penguin Modern Classics)
by John Steinbeck
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly disappointing, 26 April 2013
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I have read and enjoyed most of Steinbeck's oeuvre over the years, but this was not particularly engaging. His anthropomorphication and praise of his dog became annoying after a while .


Shark Infested Waters
Shark Infested Waters
by Michael Whitehall
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 15.19

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as the hype, 26 April 2013
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This review is from: Shark Infested Waters (Hardcover)
Frankly this book diasppointed, funny in parts, but I suspect a lot was left out because of the libel lawyers. Could have been far more scurrilous.


The Best Of Elkie Brooks
The Best Of Elkie Brooks
Price: 4.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Help !, 18 Feb 2013
Elkie Brooks recorded the theme song for 'A Very Peculiar Practice' but I can't find it anywhere. Does anyone out there have a clue as to where it can be found ?


What am I Still Doing Here?: My Life as Me
What am I Still Doing Here?: My Life as Me
by Roger Lewis
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.04

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, though not as good as Seasonal Suicide Notes, 21 Nov 2012
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I would have given this 4.5 if it had been possible to do so, it is not as funny as SSN, but still gave me many occasions to smile, and a few belly laughs.

You either get Dr Lewis or you don't - as a white 60 year old with a similar type of education and ability to laugh at myself, I get him. As an example, his comment on the book Nigella Lawson was born to write, as opposed to the stuff she has produced thus far, reduced me to tears both when I read it and on the two subsequent occasions when I found it. Others have been left stoney faced by the same comment.

Dr Lewis is a big fan of Laurel and Hardy, and like them he excels at pricking pomposity. His biographies are of the 'warts and all' variety, and do not fit into the world of gushing celebrity portraits. Again, if you like gushing celebrity portraits this is not for you: if you like to see pomposity pricked, buy it.
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Roundup GC 540 ml Liquid Concentrate Weedkiller
Roundup GC 540 ml Liquid Concentrate Weedkiller
Price: 11.20

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This stuff WORKS, 4 Oct 2012
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Tip for getting rid of perennial weeds like ground elder, mare's tail, convulvulus etc.

Take a pair of rubber gloves (marigolds will do)
2 small pieces towel (2in square)
2 thin rubber bands (such as postman uses)

Pour some NEAT Roundup into a deep bowl
Put on gloves, and secure pieces of towel on end of thumb and forefinger using rubber band
Dip thumb and forefinger in neat roundup and rub on a few leaves of the offending plants

They will be dead to the roots in a couple of weeks.


The IT Crowd - Complete Series 1-4 Box Set [DVD]
The IT Crowd - Complete Series 1-4 Box Set [DVD]
Dvd ~ Noel Fielding
Price: 22.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surreal genius, 2 Oct 2012
I worked in an IT department for 30+ years. When this series started, I thought it was a documentary - we even had a boss like Douglas, the world's most unselfaware man.
Brilliant.


Roundup GC 280 ml Liquid Concentrate Weedkiller
Roundup GC 280 ml Liquid Concentrate Weedkiller
Price: 7.00

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It works, if you use it correctly, 17 May 2012
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I have been using this stuff for years - you have to apply it correctly: whatever it may say on the container I use it as follows.

Take a pair of marigolds/ kitchen gloves, two small piecs of cloth 2inx2in and two rubber bands.

Pour some Round up into a dish.

Put on rubber gloves, then wrap a piece of cloth around your forefinger and fix with rubber band: repeat with your thumb.

Dip finger and thumb in the bowl, and rub liquid directly on to leaves of the plant you wish to kill - mare's tail/ ground elder etc.

Best applied in the late evening, so the plant absorbs it overnight.

It may take 2-3 weeks for the plant to die BUT the roots will be dead as well so it won't come back.


Trautmann's Journey: From Hitler Youth to FA Cup Legend
Trautmann's Journey: From Hitler Youth to FA Cup Legend
by Catrine Clay
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 14.30

0 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The first biography ?, 26 Nov 2010
Then how come I have a copy of one more than 40 years old ?

Get a grip.


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