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Napoleon Total War (PC DVD)
Napoleon Total War (PC DVD)
Offered by Game Trade Online
Price: £4.95

1.0 out of 5 stars Could not activate used copy even for single-player, 6 Sep 2014
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Bought used for some single-player fun. Game requires online activation via installation of Steam software and I could not activate due to previously activated product key.


MONOPOLY - VINTAGE GAME COLLECTION BOOK CASE EDITION
MONOPOLY - VINTAGE GAME COLLECTION BOOK CASE EDITION

4.0 out of 5 stars US Wooden edition for 'Target', 12 May 2014
FROM THE "VINTAGE GAME COLLECTION"
LIBRARY BOOK EDITION

Bring back nostalgic memories when you play this vintage version of Monopoly. The game uses the original rules and comes with a retro-looking game board and game components. The wooden storage box can be placed on a bookshelf when the game is not in use.

EACH GAME INCLUDES:

COLLECTIBLE WOODEN BOX WITH BANKERS TRAY AND STORAGE AREA
NOSTALGIC-THEMED GAMEBOARD
VINTAGE CHANCE, COMMUNITY CHEST AND TITLE DEED CARDS
PLAY MONEY
6 ANTIQUE FINISH TOKENS
WOODEN HOUSES AND HOTELS
2 IVORY-COLORED DICE
INSTRUCTIONS

SHIPPING BOX 12"x 12"x 12" (15 Lbs.)


Solitaire Chess Game
Solitaire Chess Game
Offered by Accessory-Shop
Price: £17.40

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great game, but 2010 set is not as compact as the 2013 version, 6 Jan 2014
= 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: Solitaire Chess Game (Toy)
Great game, but 2010 set is not as compact as the 2013 version (item number 83400). The 2010 version has a cumbersome plastic board with challenge cards to slot in. The 2013 version has a neat little spiral bound book.


HP Pavilion Sleekbook b005sa 14" Laptop 4GDDR3 750G+32SSD Intel® CoreTM i3-3217UM processor, Windows 8 Battery life Up to 8 hours battery.
HP Pavilion Sleekbook b005sa 14" Laptop 4GDDR3 750G+32SSD Intel® CoreTM i3-3217UM processor, Windows 8 Battery life Up to 8 hours battery.

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bargain ultrabook of 2013 encumbered with Windows 8, 29 Sep 2013
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I got this for £380 in 2013 and after a few days use, it seems to have been a bargain. Not many ultrabooks offer 750Gb HDD with 32Gb SSD at this price, but this combination of high capacity HDD and cheap but speedy SSD was just what I was looking for. I'm using it for productivity, internet and office applications, not cutting edge gaming so the entry level IvyBridge (3rd generation) processor works well enough. The only let-down so far is Windows 8, or as one usability expert described the new interface - it is more like a singular 'Microsoft Window' rather than 'Microsoft WindowS' (at least Windows 3.1 managed multiple windows with a tile-like interface way back in 1992). You can mitigate this by use of a free bit of software called Classic Shell to bring back the start menu, or bypass it entirely with something like Linux. Even with two disk drives, this machine is pretty lightweight, but Microsoft Windows 8's refusal to officially support locating a user profile (in entirety, not just a few folders/libraries) on the second drive, makes another reason to find Linux a more attractive option.
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Main Currents of Marxism: The Founders, the Golden Age, the Breakdown
Main Currents of Marxism: The Founders, the Golden Age, the Breakdown
by Leszek Kolakowski
Edition: Paperback
Price: £18.70

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Unwieldy tome, 18 Mar 2013
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Very scholarly in style. Ideal for a bookshelf and studying at a desk or table. Thought I'd read this in bed but its too unwieldy physically and in style, now I wish I'd bought the three volumes separately.


The Socialist Party of Great Britain: Politics, Economics and Britain's Oldest Socialist Party
The Socialist Party of Great Britain: Politics, Economics and Britain's Oldest Socialist Party
by David Perrin
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great, 10 Feb 2013
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Great book. Great read. More scholarly in tone than the anecdotal style of The Monument. Didn't feel too long, possibly because well-structured but comprehensive enough.


TP-Link TD-W8968 300Mbps Wireless N USB ADSL2+ Modem Router for Phone Line Connections (USB Port for Storage Sharing, Printer Sharing, 3G Modem Sharing, FTP Server and Media Server)
TP-Link TD-W8968 300Mbps Wireless N USB ADSL2+ Modem Router for Phone Line Connections (USB Port for Storage Sharing, Printer Sharing, 3G Modem Sharing, FTP Server and Media Server)
Price: £29.00

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works great, 10 Feb 2013
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My last router linksys WAG54g worked great for 5+ years. Never needed to touch it, change settings or whatever. All of a sudden, connections started dropping. For about two months I puzzled over what to do, as connections dropped more frequently and for longer. Well it seems to have just been wear and tear, my friend still has a working linksys wag54g of 4+ years. I never thought routers could just wear out but it seems to have been the case. Anyway, before I realised this I was blaming my ISP, who sent me a wired router to test. This worked fine, so I decided to take the plunge and get a new wireless router (should have tested this long ago and I wouldn't have blamed my ISP). I didn't do much research, just hit up Amazon and hope. Got this a month ago and it has worked perfectly (and maybe even a smidgeon faster) ever since.


Role-Modeling Socialist Behavior: The Life and Letters of Isaac Rab
Role-Modeling Socialist Behavior: The Life and Letters of Isaac Rab
by Karla Doris Rab
Edition: Paperback
Price: £15.33

5.0 out of 5 stars The History of the WSPUS, 29 Dec 2012
The only history of the World Socialist Party of the United States as seen through the eyes of a key figure Isaac Rab.


TINTIN IN AMERICA (TINTIN YOUNG READERS EDITIONS) BY (Author)Herge[Paperback]Oct-2011
TINTIN IN AMERICA (TINTIN YOUNG READERS EDITIONS) BY (Author)Herge[Paperback]Oct-2011
by Herge
Edition: Paperback

3.0 out of 5 stars Young Readers? Mobster violence and lynching inappropriate for preteens, 28 Dec 2012
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Perhaps I should have read synopses of the plot before buying. Tintin's stories are classic stories and graphic novels are usually a good way to encourage reluctant young readers. The Young Readers Edition contains 23 illustrated pages (out of 64) to provide some context to the story. However the story is of Tintin's assignment to foil Chicago mobsters and other gangsters at the height of prohibition-era. Various stick-ups and threatened shootings ensue including Tintin pointing a pistol at various characters himself. The story travels to rural American Midwest where a couple of pages describe lynchings and even depict a lynching. More gun-toting occurs throughout, including wielding of rifles and even a tommy gun. Unfortunately, the young readers edition devotes four pages to short profiles of prohibition-era gangsters. The crimes aren't graphically detailed but I still wouldn't recommend this for preteens. Another reviewer of the Tintin small paperbacks such as this, mentioned the font size. This font is clearly spaced and I'd say around 9.5 point so if you can read 8 or 9 point font this should be no problem and the compact size is much more preferable on your bookshelf.


2013 NG Funny Animals Mini Grid Calendar
2013 NG Funny Animals Mini Grid Calendar
by teNeues
Edition: Calendar

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Too small, 9 Dec 2012
"This is a mini version of the larger format wall calendar." At 18cm x 16.8cm it's smaller than A5. One wonders whether the larger format wall calendar is a reference to a specific the larger format Funny Animals wall calendar or larger format wall calendars in general.


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