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Acronis True Image Home 2011:PC Backup and Recovery (PC)
Acronis True Image Home 2011:PC Backup and Recovery (PC)

1.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy this product!, 8 Nov 2011
If you're thinking of buying this product, don't! If you've bought it and not yet installed it, throw it away and cut your losses, if not,you face hours of frustration as you try to activate it via a 64 (yes, 64!) character activation code. The activation code doesn't appear on the box the product came in, nor does it appear in the booklet which comes with the product. I eventually discovered how to find it after going on-line to the Acronis site. I ended up with six or more tabs open as I worked through their website and eventually, I think, ended up activating the software on my laptop, except that the program on my laptop says it's a 30 day trial version and though the page on the Acronis website told me I had registered the product, my account says no products are registered! I think I may have ended up registering it as if I had downloaded it rather than bought it on a CD, but it's hard to be certain. The support forums are full of techie speak, for 'phone support you pay an undisclosed amount for and there are regular warnings that due to high demand queueing times to speak to an adviser are long. They say a lot on their website about the importance of customer care but I think that's all it is. If they did care about their customers, would they sell a product with a 64 character activation code which isn't written down somewhere with the CD? It may be that, once installed and activated, the product works (although other reviews here suggest not), but the trouble and time and frustration it takes to install and activate the product suggests to me this is unlikely. Acronis sounds like the name of some mythical Greek god; if it is, then he must have been the god of unnecessary complexity!


Pintoy Wooden Fire Engine
Pintoy Wooden Fire Engine
Price: 33.50

14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wooden toy at its best, 23 Jun 2009
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Pintoy Wooden Fire Engine (Toy)
This wooden fire engine by Pintoy shows just why wooden toys are such favourites even in these days of diecast metal and plastic. The model is well finished, smooth to the touch, well painted and nicely detailed. There are three lengths of fire hose with it, one with a nozzle end, and the two piece ladder raises, extends and swivels. In addition, the extending section of the ladder can be removed entirely and used separately in rescues where the fire engine cannot get in close to the burning building. At each side there is a lift-up locker door for access to the storage area in the rear body, and the top of the rear body (the part to which the ladder is attached) is also removable for access, as is the cab roof. If you also buy the accessory set, the parts for this can also be stored in the rear storage area, as can the extra accessories with the fire fighter set. If you go the whole hog and buy the four fire fighters, two of these can be accommodated in the cab and the other two on the rear of the engine, though rather perilously. It's well worth buying all three sets if you can. All I need now is to find some way to smuggle the fire station into the house without my wife finding out and I have my own fire brigade!


Motor Zone Fire Engine Playset
Motor Zone Fire Engine Playset

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Peterkin Unimog fire engine and trailer pump, 28 May 2007
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This model Unimog fire engine and trailer pump is a great toy for any age (I'm 64!) and makes a great addition for the fire engine collector. It is a good representation of a Mercedes Unimog fire engine with a trailer pump. It has a powerful friction motor, opening cab doors, five opening compartment doors and fold down sides, rubber tyres and a working roof monitor and trailer pump. In the side compartments are fire extinguishers (yellow foam and red water type), an axe and spade, breathing apparatus bottles, a portable (non-working) pump and a disc cutter (also non-working fortunately for the furniture!)for rescue work, and a hose reel. The portable pump and disc cutter are removable. The hose reel, which is meant to be the flat, soft hose used on the Continent, is not very realistic, but the other items are. The rear compartment has a length of hose to connect to the trailer pump. The trailer pump has fold down stabilisers and can be filled with water which can then be pumped through the roof monitor (water cannon) on the fire engine. Also on the roof of the fire engine is a removable and extendable ladder. Three crew come with the set. Overall, a great toy and the water cannon has an excellent range!


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