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Nokia 3110 Classic Sim-Free Mobile Phone - Black
Nokia 3110 Classic Sim-Free Mobile Phone - Black
Offered by TMT ELECTRONICS UK
Price: 99.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Favourite Mobile of All Time, 28 Oct 2012
I've had this phone since March 2008 and am still happily using it today.

The keyboard is sturdy and positive, so texting is fast and painless. The built-in memory is extensive with plenty of room for contacts and hundreds of messages. Sound quality is good and the phone can find a signal in conditions where other phones fail. Battery life is okay and charging is reliable and quite fast.

My phone is not locked and I've successfully used SIMs from many different network providers with it, both in the UK and abroad. Email access works fine. I haven't tried Web access.

USB backup of contacts, photos and messages is fairly straightforward with software available for download free of charge from Nokia. I've tried Bluetooth for transferring data and found it a bit too fiddly for regular use.

Obviously the screen is small by today's standards.

It's not a phone to be seen with, perhaps, but it actually works.


5 x MR11 20w Halogen Light Bulbs Lamp 12v
5 x MR11 20w Halogen Light Bulbs Lamp 12v
Offered by Strictly Lamps
Price: 4.49

2.0 out of 5 stars Short Lifetime, 28 Oct 2012
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We have a bathroom over-sink light fitting that takes 3 bulbs of this type. When 2 of the 3 bulbs failed we got this 5-pack for replacing them. Within a couple of months both replacement bulbs had failed.


BUG ZAPPER
BUG ZAPPER
Offered by buyabargainuk
Price: 2.50

2.0 out of 5 stars Quickly Broken, 28 Oct 2012
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This zapper worked well enough in the summer of 2011, but the following year it was done for. We've replaced it with another make.


Frugillionaire: 500 Fabulous Ways to Live Richly and Save a Fortune
Frugillionaire: 500 Fabulous Ways to Live Richly and Save a Fortune
Price: 1.98

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing Compared with Miss Minimalist, 28 Oct 2012
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After reading the author's book "Miss Minimalist" and liking some of the ideas there, I was hoping for a good follow-up on a similar topic.

Unfortunately I didn't get much benefit from reading Frugillionaire. This book really is full of the most obvious points, each presented like it's a gold nugget.

Start saving a fortune by not buying this book!!!


Dettol Antiseptic Wash Spray 100ml
Dettol Antiseptic Wash Spray 100ml
Offered by Bluecrest Direct
Price: 2.84

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Convenient for Quick Swabbing, 28 Oct 2012
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I've used this product for years now. It's not harsh when neat and is convenient for quickly swabbing a small wound with a cotton pad. The only reason I haven't given 5 stars is that occasionally the bottles leak slightly when spraying.


Venetia Kitchen Scale
Venetia Kitchen Scale

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to Use & Kind on Batteries, 28 Oct 2012
I've had this scale for well over 3 years and have found it very reliable.

Mine is powered by a single 3V CR2032 battery in contrast to the type in the current specification. I'm pretty sure that I've only had to change the battery one time.


Honeywell CZ-2104E Metal Fan Heater
Honeywell CZ-2104E Metal Fan Heater

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Useful for Workshops and Long-Term Use, 28 Oct 2012
I bought this heater from another retailer for use in a garage workshop. The price is attractive compared with professional space heaters.

This heater is very robust and with its large fan and 2.5 kW rating it blows heat around in quite a large area quite effectively. The case remains cool after some hours of use, which is also reassuring. The fan can be used without heating on hot days.

It's a somewhat noisy beast, so not really suitable for use in the house.


How to Talk to Anyone: 92 Little Tricks For Big Success In Relationships
How to Talk to Anyone: 92 Little Tricks For Big Success In Relationships
by Leil Lowndes
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.29

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Communication not Manipulation, 28 Oct 2012
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Not all of us are natural communicators and a few extra tips can be very helpful.

I found that time and again the author was making the point that picking up on what is important to others is a key thing, not focusing on what you want to achieve. I'd have to disagree with numerous reviewers here who found her ideas false. There's nothing false about wanting to communicate with people more effectively.

It's quite easy to just pick up this book and read a few pages at a time. Most of the ideas are presented in just two pages with a box to summarise the technique. Some of the suggestions appealed to me more than others, but with this type of book that's fine. It's not like a methodology that has to be taken as a whole or not at all.


Not a Hazardous Sport
Not a Hazardous Sport
by Nigel Barley
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Loads of Fun, 28 Oct 2012
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I borrowed this book some 20 years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it then. After buying a copy and re-reading it just recently it still had me chuckling.

In Indonesia, the author encounters all kinds of different people in sometimes hilarious circumstances. Whilst he entertains in the way he tells his tales, he just doesn't seem to show prejudice or disrespect. He also brings his sharp sense of humour to bear upon himself.

Whilst he clearly has some cynicism about the profession of anthropology, he's made a real contribution to the sharing of culture by bringing about the building of a rice barn in a museum. Bringing together the people, materials and finance for that and circumventing all the red tape was no mean feat.

It would be nice to see this title on Kindle because paper copies are starting to age and such images as there are in the book would render adequately.


RAC 12V Car Battery Charger
RAC 12V Car Battery Charger
Offered by Thinkprice
Price: 64.96

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Charges Batteries but Confusing Meter Readings, 24 Oct 2012
We got this from another retailer in emergency when my partner ended up with a totally flat car battery after leaving his interior light on. Whilst his car is small, I drive a van and we were looking for a charger that could handle various sizes of battery. The RAC charger seemed to have the best spec. In contrast to the unit described in another review, ours has an ammeter rather than a voltmeter. Perhaps a change of spec?

When we first connected the unit, no charge appeared to be flowing into the battery. We immediately wondered whether there was no hope for the battery or whether the charger was defective. After about half an hour, however, the meter started to show some signs of life. We never got the kind of current flowing that the instructions would have suggested, but nevertheless the battery ended up charged and has been working fine ever since.
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