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Microwave Oven Bulb With Fixed Lamp, T170 Base, Straight 4.8mm Terminals Close Together, 25w 230-240v, OEM, Suitable For Daewoo, Delonghi, Goldstar, Kenwood, Matsui, Saisho, Samsung, Sharp, Thorn..
Microwave Oven Bulb With Fixed Lamp, T170 Base, Straight 4.8mm Terminals Close Together, 25w 230-240v, OEM, Suitable For Daewoo, Delonghi, Goldstar, Kenwood, Matsui, Saisho, Samsung, Sharp, Thorn..
Offered by TDSpares
Price: £9.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent cheap replacement for the OEM item, 9 April 2013
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The internal bulb on my Sharp R959 microwave blew and I was horrified at the price of an OEM (original equipment manufacturer) part, some 4 times the cost of this bulb. Fitting it involved removal of the outer casing of the microwave, a bit of a pain but well within the capabilities of the average DIYer. It was a straight replacement for the original. So far it has been fine, only time will tell whether it's life is better or worse than the original which only lasted about 18 months. As an aside why don't they provide a simple access cover to replace these bulbs? All the microwaves I have owned over the years necessitate the removal of the outer cover, which would invalidate the warranty I suspect, but who would want to have to take or send their appliance to a repair centre for such a simple thing? Also why not use compact Fluorescents so this problem is largely eliminated anyway?


New Balance Men's Brown Hiking Shoe MW659BR1 9.5 UK, 44 EU, 10 US
New Balance Men's Brown Hiking Shoe MW659BR1 9.5 UK, 44 EU, 10 US

5.0 out of 5 stars Good value shoe, helps with Plantar Fascitis, 9 April 2013
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I seem to have developed the above problem over the last few years and have tried various trainers and insoles with only limited success. These shoes are very comfortable and certainly seem to have started to relieve the pains in my feet over the 2 weeks or so that I have been wearing them.
Other reviewers noted that the sizing is on the small side and recommended buying half a size larger, which I did, for me they are a little large, but with 2 pairs of socks for walking are perfect. So I would say that the sizing is about right. I usually buy Hi-Tec walking footwear as their sizing and shape seems to suit my foot shape. The NB are also good, plenty of room for your toes and they are torsionally very rigid, which for such a light weight shoe is truly amazing. All in all for the price they are hard to beat


The Works of Edgar Allan Poe - Volume 4
The Works of Edgar Allan Poe - Volume 4
Price: £0.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Tales of horror classic, 4 Mar. 2013
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Poe has written some of the best short stories and poems of horror ever. So many of his short stories were turned into classic Hammer House of Horror films. The books have been faithfully turned into Kindle editions and for those of us of a certain age who were brought up on the films, the original texts are essential reading


Be.ez 100678 LA robe Sleeve for Macbook Air (Black and White)
Be.ez 100678 LA robe Sleeve for Macbook Air (Black and White)
Offered by Macconnect GmbH
Price: £20.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent case for the 11" 2012 Macbook Air, 4 Mar. 2013
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Thought I'd spent enough just buying the MBA, so I wanted a cheap but effective case, and this is it, The MBA fits snugly and offers a reasonable amount of protection if it is dropped flat. Not sure that it will help much if you drop it on a corner, mind you I'm not sure that any of the cases I've looked at would do that


Forgotten Sacrifice: The Arctic Convoys of World War II (General Military)
Forgotten Sacrifice: The Arctic Convoys of World War II (General Military)
Price: £5.75

5.0 out of 5 stars A moving account of one of the most brutal conflicts of WW2, 23 Feb. 2013
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This is a truly moving account of the men who risked their lives on the arctic convoys. The many eye witness accounts give just a hint of the unforgiving nature of the seas between Scotland, Iceland and Archangel, compounded with the ever present threat of U boat, surface raider and aerial attacks. A colleague served in a corvette on these convoys and he was never able to articulate the unrelenting danger from all of the above, this book finally gives you a glimpse of the courage and sacrifice of those who participated and a view of the political decisions that sent so many men (and women on the Russian boats) to their deaths. Required reading for all those with an interest in WW2


Cablesson Basics 5m (5 Meter) High Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet - (Latest 2.0/1.4a Version, 21Gbps) Gold HDMI Cable with ETHERNET Compatibility, PS4, SKY HD,FULL HD, 1080P, 2160p, LCD, PLASMA & LED TVs, 4K Ultra HD , 3D TVS, Supports Dolby TrueHDs
Cablesson Basics 5m (5 Meter) High Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet - (Latest 2.0/1.4a Version, 21Gbps) Gold HDMI Cable with ETHERNET Compatibility, PS4, SKY HD,FULL HD, 1080P, 2160p, LCD, PLASMA & LED TVs, 4K Ultra HD , 3D TVS, Supports Dolby TrueHDs
Offered by HDCentral
Price: £10.25

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Cable, 7 Feb. 2013
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What can you say about a cable? Well judging by reviews I read before I bought this one, quite a lot!! I wanted a long HDMI to connect my laptop to my TV. Having read loads of comments on the net about ripoff prices for HDMI leads which, unlike SCART cables, only transmit digital information, so most of the usual analogue cable criteria simply don't apply (Gold plated terminals, oxygen free wire etc, etc). With my last computer I had a 5m SCART cable with all the analogue extras and the picture was not great. This is a basic cable, from its diameter I would guess that the individual wires in the lead are pretty thin, it does have gold plated connectors and it works perfectly. I have used it to watch some HD video and as far as I could see it performed perfectly. So save your money and buy this!!!


The Works of Edgar Allan Poe - Volume 5
The Works of Edgar Allan Poe - Volume 5
Price: £0.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tales of horror classic, 7 Feb. 2013
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Poe has written some of the best short stories and poems of horror ever. So many of his short stories were turned into classic Hammer House of Horror films. The books have been faithfully turned into Kindle editions and for those of us of a certain age who were brought up on the films, the original texts are essential reading


Mini Display Port To HDMI Female Adapter
Mini Display Port To HDMI Female Adapter
Offered by LTZmart
Price: £1.58

5.0 out of 5 stars Good cheap substitute for the official product, 7 Feb. 2013
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What can you say about a lead? It's well made and works and it's cheaper than the official item from apple


Samsung M3 1TB USB 3.0 Slimline Portable Hard Drive - Black
Samsung M3 1TB USB 3.0 Slimline Portable Hard Drive - Black
Price: £44.98

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent quiet drive, 29 Nov. 2012
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Great value for money drive. I use a Mac and reformatted it for Mac only use, having copied the supplied software to another drive first, so that I can use the software when I get a Mac capable of dual Mac/Windows boot. If you want to use this drive for Macs and PCs, I think the existing format will work as my mac certainly recognised the hard drive as supplied, reformatting into native Mac (Mac OS extended, journaled) will work better with a Mac, but is not usable on a PC (maybe Windows 8 will recognise a Mac formatted drive?). At the moment I am using it on a USB 2 port and it works fine, looking forward to a speed boost when I get a USB 3 machine

UPDATE for this drive
I recently bought a Macbook Air with USB 3 ports and I have been somewhat disappointed with the write speeds, other usb3 devices I have used have been lightning fast, but this drive seems no faster than it was on USB 2. I copied the whole of my iTunes library to it (about 96Gb) and it took a long time, not sure how long except that in the end I just left the MBA to get on with it and came back several hours later to find it was just finishing. I'll try and do some more objective tests and report back

Further Update December 2013
About 6 months ago the drive became intermittent, it appeared to be an issue with the USB3 connector on the drive, I contacted Amazon who sent me a replacement before I had to return the original, I was able to copy all the data off the first drive onto the replacement without losing any of it, I then returned the faulty unit to Amazon, excellent service. The new drive is very fast on USB3, I have seen sustained transfer rates of 80Mb/s, so the slow speed of the original must have been due to the faulty connector. I have it partitioned into 3 partitions one of which is for Time Machine, which works perfectly.


Home Bowel Health Care Test - 1 Test
Home Bowel Health Care Test - 1 Test

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the tin, 18 Nov. 2012
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I found this product to work exactly as it says on the tin, follow the instructions carefully and it works every time, my family has a long history of bowel cancer, so it is reassuring. I showed the instructions to my GP who thought it should work ok. There is no substitute for getting the tests done through the NHS and going through their screening process, for many like me, who don't really want to know whether they have bowel cancer, but at the same time live in fear of it, this is a good first step, I have now had the courage to get my GP to put me into the screening program.


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