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C J Wildbird Foods Cj Squirrel Feeder Green Metal
C J Wildbird Foods Cj Squirrel Feeder Green Metal
Offered by Cambridge Pet Store
Price: £24.76

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good, 21 Jan. 2013
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Had the common problem of squirrels raiding the bird feeders, so I bought this to give them a food supply of their own. This worked, and I've since bought a second one to keep up with demand. The squirrels were slow to get the hang of lifting the lid. It's important, in the early days, to fill the feeder right to the brim, because then the squirrels can just nab food off the top of the pile quickly without having to get their heads and shoulders right into the feeder. Once they've got used to it, it's fine, and they're happy to delve right inside. Due to the popular demand, I've had to find a supplier that can deliver nuts in 10kg/20kg sacks - buying smaller quantities from pet shops or supermarkets is too expensive to keep the feeders full. Squirrels are very entertaining and I recommend this feeder, although it is a bit pricey.


METAL SQUIRREL FEEDER
METAL SQUIRREL FEEDER

4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good, 21 Jan. 2013
This review is from: METAL SQUIRREL FEEDER
Had the common problem of squirrels raiding the bird feeders, so I bought this to give them a food supply of their own. This worked, and I've since bought a second one to keep up with demand. The squirrels were slow to get the hang of lifting the lid. It's important, in the early days, to fill the feeder right to the brim, because then the squirrels can just nab food off the top of the pile quickly without having to get their heads and shoulders right into the feeder. Once they've got used to it, it's fine, and they're happy to delve right inside. Due to the popular demand, I've had to find a supplier that can deliver nuts in 10kg/20kg sacks - buying smaller quantities from pet shops or supermarkets is too expensive to keep the feeders full. Squirrels are very entertaining and I recommend this feeder, although it is a bit pricey.


Nikon D7000 Digital SLR Camera Body Only (16.2MP) 3 inch LCD
Nikon D7000 Digital SLR Camera Body Only (16.2MP) 3 inch LCD
Offered by Europe Deal (Ship From Hong Kong)
Price: £475.00

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Auto focus function takes some practise, 1 Jan. 2013
I owned a D200 for many years and loved the simplicity of it. The D7000 is the obvious upgrade to the D200 (or similar cameras) if you don't have the budget for something like a D3. Although the body is slightly smaller, the functionality of the D7000 is much the same as the D200 but they've tampered with the autofocus, and made it TOO automatic. With a bit of practise you get used to it, but this is a classic case of "If it ain't broke, why fix it?". They also took off the sync connector-why? That's plain daft. They've also added a nasty Canon style mode dial on the top left. Some nice touches, though - having 2 card slots and being able to store the raw file on one, and the jpeg on the other is great. Makes it much easier to sort out the crap shots in post-production. The slightly bigger screen is helpful, and the pixel count of 16mp helps when enlarging pics. Good general build quality-the metal parts of the body makes it heavier than the plastic Canons, but it feels very robust. Being a bit of a Luddite, I generally don't like "live-view", but it works OK here, if you want that sort of thing. Don't understand why all the manufacturers are bigging-up video on stills cameras. I'll never use video on this camera-if I want video I'll use a proper video camera, so I won't comment on the video function. There have been lots of comments on review sites about this camera over-exposing highlights - I have NEVER found that to be the case.


Flymo Scirocco 3000W 200Km / hr Shredding Ratio 10:1 Electric Garden Blower Vacuum
Flymo Scirocco 3000W 200Km / hr Shredding Ratio 10:1 Electric Garden Blower Vacuum
Price: £59.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Does the job-needs a few design improvements, 31 Dec. 2012
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Bad comments first - It's obvious after using this machine for about 20 seconds that the wheel on the end of the tube should swivel so that you can move the tube from side to side as well as backwards and forwards-it doesn't swivel, which makes it pretty useless. The shoulder strap is very fiddly to adjust and is much too narrow-the weight of the machine makes the strap dig into your shoulder. It needs a wide neoprene pad similar to those you can get for digital camera neck straps. To clean the machine after use, or to clear blockages, you have to faff about unscrewing a catch which has a thread that goes on for ever, a task which is made even more awkward by the fact that the machine doesn't "stand up" unaided so you have to support all the weight whilst your doing it. All of these negative points could have been avoided if the designers had done their job properly-do these people ever actually USE their products?
Good comments - it does the job, even with damp leaves. Doesn't pick up gravel.


Morphy Richards Accents 43776 Pyramid Kettle - Black
Morphy Richards Accents 43776 Pyramid Kettle - Black
Price: £39.99

2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, poor quality, 31 Dec. 2012
Bought this kettle to go with my new worktops, which are also black. Although it boils quickly, it's very noisy. Scale builds up very quickly around the lid, and the paint has a tendency to flake off, particularly around the water level guage. Water has now started to leak from around the water level guage, making the kettle unsafe to use. Can't recommend this at all.


Molly Small Dining Room Table White (TABLE ONLY)
Molly Small Dining Room Table White (TABLE ONLY)

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars No frills, 18 Mar. 2012
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The white table top arrived with the bare minimum of packaging, and I knew it would be damaged before I opened it - needless to say, it was. Rang the number on the box immediately and was told very curtly to deal through the seller and not directly with them. Registered my problem via Amazon and was told that I had to submit photos of the damage. Did this and 2 days later another table top arrived - better packaging this time...but the table top was the wrong colour. Tried again, and third time lucky - undamaged table top, correct colour. Havent tried bolting it together yet, but I guess it will be OK. A lot of hassle for a small table - with hindsight I wish I'd gone to Ikea instead.
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Eletronic 4 channels Flash Trigger for Canon 380ex,420ex,430ex,550ex,580ex,100D 550D 600D 650D,700D 1100D,1200D,70D 60D,50D,40D,7D,6D,5D SX50.Nikon 7100,D5300,D5200,D5100,D5000,D3300,D3200,L830,SB800,SB600,SB50,SB28,Sigma 500,Fuji HS50 HS30 SL1000 X-S1 DSLR cameras with 3 x Receivers
Eletronic 4 channels Flash Trigger for Canon 380ex,420ex,430ex,550ex,580ex,100D 550D 600D 650D,700D 1100D,1200D,70D 60D,50D,40D,7D,6D,5D SX50.Nikon 7100,D5300,D5200,D5100,D5000,D3300,D3200,L830,SB800,SB600,SB50,SB28,Sigma 500,Fuji HS50 HS30 SL1000 X-S1 DSLR cameras with 3 x Receivers
Offered by BV-electronics
Price: £9.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Just as effective as more expensive units, 4 Oct. 2011
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These PT-04 units are great. Slide a receiver on to a normal speedlite, fit the transmitter onto the camera hotshoe, and you can use flash off camera, pretty much anywhere-behind the sofa, in the garden, up trees, etc. They open up a whole lot of new photographic opportunities. There are other cheap units out there that are very unreliable. I got caught out with some from JJC that were rubbish. Buy these and you won't regret it.


4 Channel PT-04 Wireless Flash Trigger Receiver
4 Channel PT-04 Wireless Flash Trigger Receiver
Offered by BV-electronics
Price: £9.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Works as well as devices that are much more expensive, 4 Oct. 2011
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These PT-04 units are great. Slide a receiver on to a normal speedlite, fit the transmitter onto the camera hotshoe, and you can use flash off camera, pretty much anywhere-behind the sofa, in the garden, up trees, etc. They open up a whole lot of new photographic opportunities. There are other cheap units out there that are very unreliable. I got caught out with some from JJC that were rubbish. Buy these and you won't regret it.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good for the price, 4 Oct. 2011
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I bought these lamps for an external security light fitting. The fitting is about 25 years old and I was finding it difficult to get compatible lamps in local electrical shops. The quality seems fine and the price was competitive.


Top Up Water DW001 De-Ionised Water 1 L
Top Up Water DW001 De-Ionised Water 1 L
Offered by R & S Supplies Ltd
Price: £2.10

4.0 out of 5 stars Good service, 26 Aug. 2011
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This was delivered promptly, goods were as described, no problems encountered. Not a lot I can say about de-ionised water!


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