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GreatGadgets 9388-1 UK to EU Travel Adapter White (5 Pack)
GreatGadgets 9388-1 UK to EU Travel Adapter White (5 Pack)

1.0 out of 5 stars Do not take these abroad unless you know they work OK., 25 July 2012
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Delivery was prompt, packaged ok etc however the product itself is next to useless. Some didn't work at all and the others only worked for a limited period. Very stiff in the socket too. While trying to yank one out of a 6 gang adapter I discovered that the front face broke off quite easily. This turned out to be a good thing as it revealed that inside the design is such that the copper contacts do not contact the UK pins easily and also, after a few uses, they bend back on themselves. (on one of them the contacts had completely come away from the euro pins) This gave me the idea to remove all the front faces and simply bend the contacts back into position and place the UK plug directly on top of them. This was HIGHLY dangerous but was all I could do at the time. PLEASE LOOK ELSEWHERE IF YOU WANT A GOOD EURO ADAPTER. I have never had any problems with other designs in the past.

Sorry - but there it is!!

Bel Ami (Blu-ray)
Bel Ami (Blu-ray)
Dvd ~ Robert Pattinson
Price: £7.10

38 of 43 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than your other Hollywood tripe, 26 April 2012
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This review is from: Bel Ami (Blu-ray) (Blu-ray)
Having read Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassant, I looked forward to seeing Georges Duroy brought to life on the big screen. I wasn't disappointed. This isn't your usual "same old, same old" Hollywood tripe, this is a classy period drama with lots of twists and turns and yes it is erotic too. The cast are fabulous, Christina Ricci excels in the role of Clotilde, Georges long term mistress and really the only one he actually has genuine love for. Kristen Scott Thomas manages to pull off the role of Virginie, a pious 50 something married high society woman who falls hook, line and sinker for a younger man, Georges. Robert Pattinson gives an impressive performance away from his Twilight persona, showing he has some real acting chops, he is captivating onscreen. Georges is not an easy character to play, he's shallow, empty and heartless and will stop at nothing to get what he wants and he doesn't care who he hurts along the way and Pattinson does a great job of portraying his callousness yet gives the character a certain amount of warmth, enough to have you understand why this man is the way he is. A highly enjoyable film from directors Declan Donnellan & Nick Ormerod. The costumes and sets are pretty special given the low budget for the film. Definitely worth watching.
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