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Nylon Eyeglass Holder Sunglass Eyewear Cord Neck String--Assorted Color
Nylon Eyeglass Holder Sunglass Eyewear Cord Neck String--Assorted Color
Offered by LTZmart
Price: £1.21

5.0 out of 5 stars UNBEATABLE PRICE, 28 Mar. 2015
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Exception value for this multi piece selection of eyeglass cords, offering a very good choice of bright, bold colours. Whether they have longevity particularly the rubber clasping rings, only time will tell, but at the price paid one cannot expect a lifetimes use.


Halogen Bulb Removal Tool
Halogen Bulb Removal Tool

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars HELPS RETARD DESIGN, 9 Mar. 2015
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The ceiling fitting taking a halogen bulb, and the halogen bulb itself are without doubt two of the poorest designed objects in the home today. The designers responsible should bow their heads in opprobrium for not identifying that bulbs need changing, without extreme difficulty involving balancing precariously on a chair, and struggling with ones arms above the head to extract the dud bulb and then repeating the process for the replacement bulb. For many it is dangerous and tiring, often necessitating employing an electrician/handyperson at a cost. Sometimes I wonder if the fitting and bulb manufacturers receive a 'kick-back' from any such charges levied for bulb changing.

So much for the rant....as for the Removal Tool - it certainly is better than using one's hands but is a bit hit and miss. But in the wilderness of design ineptitudes it is an improvement.


Draper 23554 Soldering Iron Stand
Draper 23554 Soldering Iron Stand
Price: £7.95

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars THE BURNING QUESTION, 9 Mar. 2015
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A most reasonably priced piece of equipment to keep your fingers, and nearby furniture relatively unburnt when using a soldering iron. Mind you it has to be remembered to place the iron in the stand every time!
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Tisha: Story of a Young Teacher in the Alaska Wilderness
Tisha: Story of a Young Teacher in the Alaska Wilderness
by Robert Specht
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars SLOW BURN IN ALASKA, 9 Mar. 2015
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Purchased this for my daughter who is fascinated with all things relating to pioneering females undergoing hardship, deprivation in remote, inhospitable areas. She loved it saying that it fitted all of her interest criteria and is a delightful story of Tisha a young teacher fighting the odds in an Alaskan gold prospecting small town called Chicken.

She said that the book was very interesting, with a great deal of poignancy, a slow burning love interest, and a great read and would highly recommend it.


Electronics toolkit supplied within a handy zipped tool bag
Electronics toolkit supplied within a handy zipped tool bag
Offered by Sivitec_Direct
Price: £34.00

5.0 out of 5 stars A FUTURE CAREER?, 9 Mar. 2015
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A good selection of the tools to enable and encourage particularly a youngster to make his/her move into assembling self-build electronic kits. Our grandson for whom this was purchased has made a good start in self-assembly using the soldering iron and other tools provided and has already several projects under his belt. Another James Dyson in the offing?


Who Robbed America?: A Citizen's Guide to the S&L Scandal
Who Robbed America?: A Citizen's Guide to the S&L Scandal
by Michael Waldman
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars TELLS IT AS IT WAS, 9 Mar. 2015
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A plethora of books have been written about the Savings & Loan Scandal 0f the 1980's, which as a result of some absolutely appallingly thought through deregulations and completely irresponsible, negligent, and fraudulent behaviour by politicians, regulators, accountants.lawyers and other professionals, cost the taxpayer upwards of $500 billion.

Most of these books deal with the fraudulent activities of individual S & L's and officers, as typified by the Lincoln Savings & Bank and its CEO Charles Keating, Vernon S & L, and Don Dixon and many, many others who participated and profited from the unfettered Crazy Wild West atmosphere kindly handed out on a plate by gullible politicians.

Michael Waldman has produced a straightforward, comprehensive explanation of this scandal - what happened, why it happened and which politicians in Washington were to blame. In comparison with other S & L tales which delve into the individual fraudsters and criminals involved, this account lacks a little of the pace, and intrigue, but does offer a concise, well prepared explanation of this dreadful failure of regulatory commonsense.


Sale Of The Century: The Inside Story of the Second Russian Revolution
Sale Of The Century: The Inside Story of the Second Russian Revolution
by Chrystia Freeland
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A TALE OF A CAPITALIST REVOLTION, 8 Mar. 2015
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Covering perhaps the single-most important and radical period of events and change in the economic and political history charting the transition from the straight-jacket of communism to the free-wheeling world of capitalism. Although the Young Reformers, particularly Antoly Chubais and Yegor Gaidar, had a very clear vision of their ultimate attainments, the route through was chaotic, by-the-seat-of-the-pants stuff that on reflection was both dangerous and hit and miss.

The book details how the privatisation process was abused allowing the emergence of the extremely rich, powerful oligarchs whose absolute control of Russia is only blunted by the guile, cunning and ruthlessness of Vladamir Putin.

The author, an experienced journalist with on the site working experience being the Moscow bureau chief for the Financial Times during the turbulent 90's whilst the privatisation struggle was in full tilt, has written a first class account of this monumentus transition out of communism into capitalism, warts and all. In the process of the commentary the reader is told of the erratic Boris Yeltsin, many of those who were fleet-footed enough to become fabulously wealthy such as Roman Abramovich, and Boris Berezovsky, together with some of the old Red Barons who were cute enough to become oligarchs themselves such as Viktor Chernomyrdin and Vagit Alekperov.

This is a very good book, well researched, informative, giving a great insight into the current Russia.


HoMedics SBM-600H-GB Shiatsu Ultimate Back and Shoulder Massager
HoMedics SBM-600H-GB Shiatsu Ultimate Back and Shoulder Massager
Price: £112.81

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EUREKA - WE'VE FOUND IT!, 6 Mar. 2015
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We wish we had discovered this back treatment machine years ago. Both my wife and I suffer with painful back conditions, her continually, and me intermittently and have tried over the years all the usual remedies including ibuprofen tablets and gel, heat, rest and when desperate quite expensive professional massage and ultrasound. Quite frankly whatever we do it always seems to take about the same period of unpleasant discomfort to clear up.

However with this machine we both got all most complete relief after only several sessions. It is very easy to use, gives a most thorough massage with heat and vibration options over lower, higher or across the whole back. It fits very well onto most chairs, so you can have both treatment and Coronation Street at the same time. Only several professional massage visits saved by using the HoMedics machine will cover it's cost.


SLIM READING GLASSES CLEAR TURQUOISE BLUE UNISEX LIGHTWEIGHT 5 STRENGTHS PR13 (+2.5)
SLIM READING GLASSES CLEAR TURQUOISE BLUE UNISEX LIGHTWEIGHT 5 STRENGTHS PR13 (+2.5)
Offered by GARDEN OLYMPIA

4.0 out of 5 stars WILL THEY, WON'T THEY?, 6 Mar. 2015
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Similar in looks and design to the German reading glass manufacturers I NEED YOU at a lesser cost but I am not convinced that their robustness compares.....but only time will tell.

A nice looking pair of reading glasses worth taking a chance on.


I NEED YOU reading glasses Gang- suitable for eyesight 1 - 1,5 - 2 - 2,5 and 3. Available in black, red, blue and havanna
I NEED YOU reading glasses Gang- suitable for eyesight 1 - 1,5 - 2 - 2,5 and 3. Available in black, red, blue and havanna
Offered by Brille-im-Internet
Price: £10.70

5.0 out of 5 stars CLASSICS, 6 Mar. 2015
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For style, range of colours, value and sheer good looks, nothing out there comes even close to I NEED YOU reading glasses and this pair are no exception.

Very pleased with yet another runner from this thoroughbred stable.


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