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Panasonic KX-TG8563EB Trio Corldess DECT Telephone set with Colour screen and Answer Machine.
Panasonic KX-TG8563EB Trio Corldess DECT Telephone set with Colour screen and Answer Machine.
Offered by mopodo-uk
Price: £111.50

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Panasonic used to have such a good reputation, but it's clear from experience and reviews ..., 5 Dec. 2014
Don't even think about it!

We had the previous version (KX-TG8523E) - which packed up (way out of warranty). Had no idea what the fault was but thought they must have corrected the prob with this new version. Doing what I thought was the right thing for once, I bought only the single handset (8561). It's obvious from reviews here though that even that was a mistake because the same fault has been reported. At least I now know that it seems to be the charger which won't last.

Panasonic used to have such a good reputation, but it's clear from experience and reviews of totally different product types that everything has changed. I wonder if that's associated with having to sub manufacture over to China (which must really cheese them off)?.


Bayonets Along the Border (Simon Fonthill Novel)
Bayonets Along the Border (Simon Fonthill Novel)
by John Wilcox
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Formulaic, 8 Nov. 2014
An appalling pot-boiler. Several pages telling you what had happened before - in past-perfect. The basic premise was implausible, I just didn't care what happened to these cardboard characters (including a Welshman given to saying 'look you').

In my opinion, to compare this with Sharpe novels is ridiculous. But then, Allison and Busby have a history of publishing what are euphemistically called 'easy reads'.


Canon Original 2311B003 PP-201 Bubble Jet Media Photo Paper 4x6 (50 Sheets)
Canon Original 2311B003 PP-201 Bubble Jet Media Photo Paper 4x6 (50 Sheets)
Price: £7.42

4.0 out of 5 stars Just a pity about the price, 28 July 2014
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It seems pricey to me, and you can easily find cheaper glossy paper but, in my experience, none as good. IMHO the same applies to original print carts, which are also silly money. For my Canon printer there's no contest.


Philips Shaver Series 5000 with TripleTrack Blades and Pop-up Trimmer PT920/19
Philips Shaver Series 5000 with TripleTrack Blades and Pop-up Trimmer PT920/19
Price: £79.99

4.0 out of 5 stars not quite excellent, 23 May 2014
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This rotary shaver replaced previous braun and remington shavers, which of course work slightly differently. Therefore it's taking me a little while to get used to it. However it's much, much quieter!


The Honour and the Shame (True Stories from World War II)
The Honour and the Shame (True Stories from World War II)
by John Kenneally Vc
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.88

4.0 out of 5 stars Worth searching for, 13 April 2014
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This was so unusual! Not your customary ra-ra-ra war story, it told the truth about his adventures and misadventures both in and out of the army.

A Victoria Cross awarded to the illegitimate son of an unmarried mother who put it about a bit?

Great heavens, old chap, what are we coming to?

Highly recommended!


At Risk
At Risk
by Stella Rimington
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Believable!, 1 Mar. 2014
This review is from: At Risk (Paperback)
Let's get it out of the way immediately. If you like plenty of detail about blood and guts on the floor then don't bother with this series.

However if you look for convincing well-written narrative by someone who, for heaven's sake, should know about such matters, then you will enjoy this and the following books.

Possibly best to read in sequence, though not essential.


Avery QuickPEEL Addressing Labels L7162-40
Avery QuickPEEL Addressing Labels L7162-40
Price: £15.25

5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the extra!, 25 Feb. 2014
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You can buy much cheaper versions on the High Street, but you will avoid frustration by using these (I write from experience of both).


The Tudor Conspiracy: Elizabeth's Spymaster Two (Elizabeths Spymaster 2)
The Tudor Conspiracy: Elizabeth's Spymaster Two (Elizabeths Spymaster 2)
by Christopher Gortner
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.19

2.0 out of 5 stars Surprised at the high rating here!, 25 Feb. 2014
This is a good tale, obviously well researched. However it was ruined for me by frequent neologisms. For example, would anyone really have said 'stashed away' or 'Fair enough' in Tudor times?

Perhaps some of the previous reviews were from stateside? it's a pity that a UK spellchecker wasn't used before reprinting in UK. Or maybe some folk aren't so fussed about our own language?


Friedland D902 Bell In One Battery Operated Door Bell - 3V DC
Friedland D902 Bell In One Battery Operated Door Bell - 3V DC
Offered by MCD Electrical - Established 1993
Price: £21.45

1.0 out of 5 stars Just be very careful!, 1 Feb. 2014
Plenty of cheaper imitations of this branded bell are lurking around - some listed here. Maybe it's patent has now expired, or perhaps Honeywell (which now owns Friedland) isnt aware? Anyway, check for the name on the bell and the package before you open. It might save you having the same frustrations as some reviewers ... including me.


McAfee Total Protection 2014 - 1 User -1 Year (PC)
McAfee Total Protection 2014 - 1 User -1 Year (PC)

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I've got egg on my face, 16 Jan. 2014
Some few weeks ago I reported that I had hit Kaspersky on the head, due to impact of the latest version on PC performance (mine and other folk reviewing it). Therefore bought McAfee from Amazon. Although it used to have poor ratings, they had much improved - and I reckoned that the company takeover by Intel could augur well. Experiencing far better performance than product from the aforementioned supplier, and all appeared well. However . . .

Whilst the product itself is doing the biz much more efficiently, I find the support function deeply disappointing. Why no straightforward Help button? Where's the user manual? Why do you have to go round the houses to try to hack through the website and get an answer to a fairly mundane query, and possibly finish up waiting for a response from a telephone call to Tallahassee, or wherever the devil they are? Why not from Slough UK HQ - just up the road from me?

So, IMHO now a good product, let down by a sloppy, in fact appalling, support structure. OK, buy it if you're a pointyhead, but if you're a noddy like me then think carefully about it.


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