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Bestway Kid's Play House (Blue)
Bestway Kid's Play House (Blue)
Price: £15.84

2.0 out of 5 stars Great idea but poor quality, 14 Jun. 2016
Bought this for our 2 year old and would not recommend it as it comes - although with a bit of work I have now managed to make it useable.

The frame consists of 26 poles in 4 different sizes, plus 21 connectors, so you do need your wits about you when putting it together! My biggest complaint though, is that the poles don't fit very tightly into the connectors, so once you've assembled it, it has a tendency to disassemble itself again quite quickly!

I fixed it by wrapping 2 layers of sellotape round the ends of all the poles before slotting into the connectors - so that they all fit a bit tighter. Also, all the longer poles actually consist of 2 poles joined together - hence the ridiculous number of poles and connectors to begin with. These were a particular weak point, which I fixed by putting lumps of blue tack inside the connectors (instead of using sellotape) before forcing the poles in. They are a lot more solid now and I have kept them like this since the house was disassembled.

My only other complaint is that the poles are also a little flimsy. I stepped on one the other day by accident and it now has a crack in it - but hasn't gone all the way through, so still useable at the moment...!


Fone-Case Black Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo Case Flexable Impact Absorbant Sline Style Gel Cover Made TPU Gel with 1 Screen Protector and 1 Colour Coded Aluminium Adjustable Pen
Fone-Case Black Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo Case Flexable Impact Absorbant Sline Style Gel Cover Made TPU Gel with 1 Screen Protector and 1 Colour Coded Aluminium Adjustable Pen
Offered by Fone-Case
Price: £3.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Generally good but weak/loose at the bottom edge, 5 May 2016
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It's a good case on the whole, but is a bit let down by the overly-large cut-out around the USB port at the bottom. It's several times larger than it needs to be, which weakens the case and makes it very loose along the bottom edge.


The Great Scottish Land Grab Book 1
The Great Scottish Land Grab Book 1
Price: £0.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars all about the politics, 22 Jun. 2014
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This novel serves mainly as a medium through which the author can explore and unpack his political ideas around Scottish Independence, land ownership and UK politics. The actual story - which centres around the experiences of its main character, Robert Castle - is there mainly to provide a context in which these ideas can be developed. Because of this focus, the story itself is perhaps not quite as interesting as it could be, although the first book does finish with the anticipation of more exciting events to follow, and the author does do a pretty good job throughout the book of keeping the reader interested and wondering what might happen next.


iGadgitz Dual Tone Black Durable Crystal Gel Skin (TPU) Case Cover for Samsung Galaxy S3 III i9300 Android Smartphone Mobile Phone + Screen Protector
iGadgitz Dual Tone Black Durable Crystal Gel Skin (TPU) Case Cover for Samsung Galaxy S3 III i9300 Android Smartphone Mobile Phone + Screen Protector
Offered by iGadgitz

4.0 out of 5 stars Good case, 16 Aug. 2013
I didn't buy this from Amazon because I didn't want to support a company that undercuts the competition by not paying its fair share of taxes.

As for the case though - pros:
* Good grip, comfortable to hold. Much less worried now about dropping my phone!
* Raised edge protects the screen if you drop it (at least if you drop it on a flat surface) and if you put it gave down on a table.
* Completely covers and protects the phone (apart from mikes, sockets, camera, etc) - unlike some cases that don't enclose top and bottom edges.
* Slimline - doesn't add too much bulk to the phone.

cons:
* May not be sufficient to protect the phone from a really hard fall.
* Not quite as tight fitting as I would like. It's fairly snug, but there is a little movement on the long edges.


Pay Your Taxes
Pay Your Taxes
Price: £0.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great idea - not much sign of a response from Amazon though!, 6 April 2013
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This review is from: Pay Your Taxes (Kindle Edition)
Just been checking my order history - last year I ordered 22 items from Amazon and this was the last. Since then I haven't ordered anything.

I really hope Amazon takes some notice of myself and other boycotters as I love using their service, but don't want to support a company that refuses to pay its way in society - especially at the expense of other companies who do - so, apart from spending some left over gift vouchers before they go out of date, I will be keeping up the boycott.


TeckNet® iEP392 12000mAH Heavy Duty 2.1A/1A Dual USB Ports External Battery Pack for the new iPad 3, new iPad mini, iPad2, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S/4/3Gs/3G, iPod Touch all versions; Samsung Galaxy Note/Nexus/S3/S2/S; HTC Titan, Sensation, ONE S/V/X, EVO Thunderbolt, Desire; LG Optimus series; Blackberry Bold, Curve, Torch; Motorola Razr HD/MAXX & Bionic, Atrix/2; Nokia Lumia 700/800/900 and GoPro (iEP392 Heavy Duty 5V/2.1A/1A high speed charger)
TeckNet® iEP392 12000mAH Heavy Duty 2.1A/1A Dual USB Ports External Battery Pack for the new iPad 3, new iPad mini, iPad2, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S/4/3Gs/3G, iPod Touch all versions; Samsung Galaxy Note/Nexus/S3/S2/S; HTC Titan, Sensation, ONE S/V/X, EVO Thunderbolt, Desire; LG Optimus series; Blackberry Bold, Curve, Torch; Motorola Razr HD/MAXX & Bionic, Atrix/2; Nokia Lumia 700/800/900 and GoPro (iEP392 Heavy Duty 5V/2.1A/1A high speed charger)

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good capacity, a little bulky, unreliable charge indicator, 5 Feb. 2012
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Plus points:
* Very good capacity - I fully charged this unit, then got about 4 full charges of my Samsung Galaxy S2 from it, after running the S2 down to about 15% each time.
* Seems to charge reasonably quickly.

Negative points:
* A little on the bulky side. If you want something you can carry around in a pocket, then go for one of the smaller, lower capacity models.
* Battery level status indicator doesn't really work. After I'd charged my phone 3 times, the status indicator was still showing 3 LEDs (50% - 75% according to the manual). After the 4th charge, it was down to 1 flashing LED and wouldn't give out any more power.


A Generous Orthodoxy: Why I Am a Missional, Evangelical, Post/Protestant, Liberal/Conservative, Mystical/Poetic, Biblical, Charismatic/Contemplative, ... Emergent, Unfinished Christian (Emergent YS)
A Generous Orthodoxy: Why I Am a Missional, Evangelical, Post/Protestant, Liberal/Conservative, Mystical/Poetic, Biblical, Charismatic/Contemplative, ... Emergent, Unfinished Christian (Emergent YS)
by Brian D. McLaren
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good!, 5 Aug. 2006
McLaren's attempts to redefine Calvinism (see earlier review on 29th May) and also Protestantism (replacing "protest" with "pro-testify") seemed a little over ambitious to me and also a bit cheesy! I still think this is an excellent book though and well worthy of 5 stars. Chapter 0 was amusing and did help to prepare the reader for what was to come but I did think he overdid the naval gazing a little and it did get a bit tedious in places!

The main thing that comes through in this book is not a religious doctrine but an attitude of heart and I think any reader (certainly myself!) would do well to learn from this, even if you don't find yourself in agreement with all of his conclusions.

To many evangelicals I think this book will be the breath of fresh air they've been waiting for, but to others, some parts at least will seem a radical - even dangerous - departure from the beliefs and traditions they're familiar with.

All I can suggest is that you read it with an open mind - which is all I think McLaren is asking of his readers - and remember that he isn't right about everything, and neither is he claiming to be!


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