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5 x Small In Car Camera Recording Stickers-CCTV Signs-Van,Lorry,Truck,Taxi,Bus,Mini Cab,Minicab-Security-Window-Go Pro,Dashcam
5 x Small In Car Camera Recording Stickers-CCTV Signs-Van,Lorry,Truck,Taxi,Bus,Mini Cab,Minicab-Security-Window-Go Pro,Dashcam
Offered by Platinum Place (UK Manufacturer & Seller)
Price: £1.59

5.0 out of 5 stars Useful deterrrent, 12 Dec. 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Subtle but prominent enough to be noticed, these little stickers act as a deterrent whether or not you actually have a camera installed. If there is one thing I would change it would be to attach the sticker by means of static (as often used with plastic sheet) rather than the adhesive backing which can make repositioning a little tricky. These are not too good on heavily tinted windows either - as fitted on my VW - but at the price they're well worth installing anyhow.


The Slipper Company - Mens Grey & Black Striped Soft Full Slipper - Size 13 - Multicolour
The Slipper Company - Mens Grey & Black Striped Soft Full Slipper - Size 13 - Multicolour

5.0 out of 5 stars Hard wearing and good quality, 27 Sept. 2014
Have had these slippers for a couple of months now. For the price they are brilliant - I would expect to pay over double this price at BHS at the like. Comfortable hard wearing upper and moulded substantial sole. Recommend without hesitation - I will be ordering some more soon!


Ladies Girl Violet Gloss Wellington Boot UK5 Fashion Festival Waterproof Wellies
Ladies Girl Violet Gloss Wellington Boot UK5 Fashion Festival Waterproof Wellies
Offered by XS-Stock Com Ltd
Price: £16.99

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Heel fell out after two weeks, 27 Sept. 2014
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Not often I write a bad review. As Wellington Boots these simply aren't up to the job. My wife took the dogs out for a walk across a muddy field and the suction of a rut was sufficient to take the entire heel off the boot when she lifted her foot.

As a "fashion accessory" in city streets these may be ok - but as working wellies, they are a no go.


Monopoly Nostalgia Wooden Edition
Monopoly Nostalgia Wooden Edition

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Traditional Game that will probably last for ever....., 27 Sept. 2014
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This is a traditionally wooden boxed version with traditional pieces. Lovely feel to it and would make a brilliant present. Although you can get a cardboard boxed version for half the price I still rate this as well worth the premium as it should last for ever and never wear out.


3 x Megaman GU10 11W Energy Saving Light Bulb CFL the Lastest Technology and aluminium body £22.99
3 x Megaman GU10 11W Energy Saving Light Bulb CFL the Lastest Technology and aluminium body £22.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good buy only if you have the deep fitting to accommodate it, 27 Sept. 2014
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This is a replacement for deep fitting GU10 halogen lamps. Buy it only if you have such a fitting and are replacing a similar bulb. If you install into a standard depth GU10 it will protrude from the flush fitting. For energy saving for standard GU10 fittings look at LED standard depth replacements and for a 50w halogen replacement you will need around 550-600lux brightness to match performance.

That said, I needed a replacement for a fitting in my utility room that has been installed by an electrician when the room was built a couple of years ago. Despite their long life branding, one of the previous bulbs (from the same manufacturer) has ceased to work. I did toy with the idea of replacing with standard depth fittings and this may well be the better choice - nevertheless this bulb offered an easy quick fix.

It can be a pain to remove from the fitting as, like all GU10s, it can be difficult to get a grip on the bulb in order to turn it. Normally a suction cup fitting can make life a lot easier, but not in the case of this bulb as the lens has a ribbed surface which destroys any prospect of suction. So you're down to brute force with two thumbs to remove (which eventually should work).

The bulb itself works well with a short delay on start up. Full brightness after about 30 seconds in a warm room - longer if cold like all fluorescent based lights.

As I say, if you have a failed bulb like this in a deep fitting, then this is as good as any (although branded, Megaman products don't seem to get good reliability reviews generally; the company wasn't interested in replacing when I approached them as they felt the bulb was just out of warranty ) . The Megaman RRP is the thick end of £20 each incidentally. If you have more than one failure, think seriously about replacing the fitting and getting much greater energy savings from a cheaper, more efficient, LED bulb.


Hush Puppies Belfast, Men's Loafers
Hush Puppies Belfast, Men's Loafers
Price: £46.99 - £89.85

4.0 out of 5 stars Classic Hush Puppies, 14 Sept. 2014
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Lightweight, comfortable, soft leather - everything you expect of Hash Puppies. But slightly undersized (or is it my feet are slightly oversized as they don't seem to have adapted to European sizing changes?). And, at £65, hardly a bargain.


Isotoner Women's Knot Front Secret Sole Open Toe Slippers
Isotoner Women's Knot Front Secret Sole Open Toe Slippers
Offered by totes ISOTONER UK
Price: £16.00

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor quality at the price, 14 Sept. 2014
So - do you pay under a fiver for a pair of slippers, or over three times that amount in the expectation of a better products. I did both, buying a pair of these for my wife, plus two pairs of cheaper similar slippers (as she like the colours!).

These were fine when delivered. But they soon began to deteriorate - and to smell. As others have report, the heel starts to break away inside. Now she is faced with having to wash them and, to be frank, I'm not sure that they are strong enough to go through a wash...... Meanwhile the cheaper slippers are doing a darn sight better and at less than a third of the price you can draw your own conclusions.

It seems that a higher price doesn't guarantee higher quality.


1 X 5L GALLUP 360 VERY STRONG PROFESSIONAL GLYPHOSATE WEEDKILLER
1 X 5L GALLUP 360 VERY STRONG PROFESSIONAL GLYPHOSATE WEEDKILLER
Offered by Soil fertility solutions
Price: £25.45

23 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good substitute for Round Up at a fraction of the cost., 14 Sept. 2014
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With a few acres of paddock and grassland I have more than my fair share of weeds which need controlling. In the past I used Round Up concentrate, but this - even in concentrate form - doesn't go far even when used in a 5L handheld pressure sprayer. So as this is also based on glyphosate killer I decided to try this stuff as it works out far far cheaper even when diluted down for use in the sprayer.

I use an old container with a suitable measuring mark (and suitable marks so not to use for anything else) for dilution into 5L of water to measure the Gallup 360 out. I then pour this in into the sprayer into which I have already put 5L of water - this avoids getting any splashes on your skin. Rinse out the measuring container and shake and pressurise the sprayer and you're away. Use all the mix in one go and be patient for results. The stuff really does work, but it'll take over a week to show results. Never fails though. Be careful around animals, ponds and watercourses.


Trixie 39530 Natura Dog Kennel S 71 x 77 x 76 cm
Trixie 39530 Natura Dog Kennel S 71 x 77 x 76 cm
Offered by Zoo Galaxie
Price: £67.89

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ready finished. Pretty solid. Just screw it together., 26 Aug. 2014
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This kennel comes with just nine parts to assemble. Very straightforward, the only tool you will need is a Phillips head screwdriver - and if you have a power screwdriver expect to complete assembly in under 10 minutes.

You simply bolt the side walls to the ends (2 bolts per join, holes are already predrilled, tighten nuts by holding them in your finger and use screwdriver on bolt. Drop in floor (two sections, not a perfect fit in my sample, but close enough) and then screw on roof through marked holes in felt - make sure you get it the right way around as it sits on lugs and projects more at front than at the back (it should fit "right"). Four screws to hold on the roof cap ridge and you're done apart from putting in the bedding.

OK for cats or small to medium size dogs - for large dogs look at the next size up. We have dogs and cats - the cats love this whilst the dogs prefer indoors!


The Tunnel [DVD] [2013]
The Tunnel [DVD] [2013]
Dvd ~ Stephen Dillane

20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Compulsive viewing, 26 Aug. 2014
This review is from: The Tunnel [DVD] [2013] (DVD)
I am always apprehensive of any production that is longer than 3 hours - have they padded it out or does the story really need that amount of time to be told (bearing in mind that a Hollywood feature rarely exceeds a couple of hours)? Do I have enough life left to enable me to watch it through? Some have compared this to The Bridge, and that was longer than 20 hours; The Tunnel comes in at just over 10 hours to tell a very similar story.

The first episode I found interesting, not only for the story which starts in very simple fashion, but also because it is set in an area with which I am very familiar - the Tunnel refers to the Channel Tunnel, and the drama is set in and around Folkestone, Dover and other parts of Kent, together with a similar area of France within the proximity of Calais. There is plenty of location footage, some of which is not too complimentary to the Folkestone and Hythe area as it concentrates on the seedier aspects.

The second episode we found slow in developing and started to lose interest, until the story starts to gain pace at the end. From that point onwards it becomes compelling viewing, very much on the lines of Broadchurch. Not only are you left with trying to work out who did it, but what are they going to do next.

We then watched the remaining episodes in one afternoon - they became so compulsive that we couldn't put it down. Highly satisfying, simple and yet complex in that we had to watch some parts again to make sure we understood what was going on.

Drama as it should be - gets you interested and then drips just enough information to leave you clinging on for the next bit.
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