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Canon IXUS 1100 HS Digital Camera - Black (12.1 MP, 12x Optical Zoom) 3.2 inch Touch Screen LCD
Canon IXUS 1100 HS Digital Camera - Black (12.1 MP, 12x Optical Zoom) 3.2 inch Touch Screen LCD

2.0 out of 5 stars Rotten camera, 15 Dec 2013
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I don't expect SLR quality from a point-and-shoot, and I've been a big fan of earlier Ixus models, but this is a rotten camera. The zoom is impressive, but the touch screen controls are incredibly fiddly to operate, and the lens is *terrible* - there's very strong fringing and softening around the edges of every shot, which was never a problem with my old Ixus 70.


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3.0 out of 5 stars Decent trousers but, 27 Feb 2013
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No real complaints about the manufacturing quality etc but it's important to note that the sizes appear to run small - I normally take a 46/48 but while I could just about get the XXXL size on, there was no way I could have actually worn them.


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4.0 out of 5 stars Slow but robust, 12 Feb 2013
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I have just found one of these in the pocket of a shirt that had been washed and tumble-dried, and it was still working perfectly...


D-Link Boxee Box Digital Media Player
D-Link Boxee Box Digital Media Player
Offered by Teclasoft Informatica
Price: £195.45

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible, frustrating waste of money, 1 Nov 2012
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Right. To start with, this could almost be a the perfect media player. It plays an amazing range of formats, it has a clear, simple interface, and it's a joy to be able to organise large media collections into simple libraries. HOWEVER... I have owned five of them over the course of about two years. My experience is that they work perfectly for a while, then suddenly brick for no obvious reason whatsoever. I've just turned on my most recently acquired box - the return period for which ran out this afternoon - to be greeted by the all too familiar red flashing logo. And now I have yet another 130 quid bookend to add to the collection. It'll give you some idea of just how much I like these boxes that I've kept replacing them, but this is the last one. Don't touch it with a barge pole.


Push Pinocchio
Push Pinocchio
Offered by Indigos UG
Price: £10.00

47 of 47 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 16 July 2012
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:2.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:2.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Push Pinocchio (Toy)
I'd only had it for about six months when it turned into a real boy. If I'd wanted a real boy I could probably have got my hands on one for a good deal less than £1638.


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The amazing Lambert M Surhone strikes again, 22 Feb 2012
As you'll note from the flash on the cover, this is EIGHTY PAGES of content from Wikipedia, harvested and assembled by bots, printed and bound, for (at time of writing) more than 40 quid. It is a pure and simple rip-off, as is anything from Betascript.


Mail-Order Mysteries: Delightful Treasures from Vintage Comic Book Ads
Mail-Order Mysteries: Delightful Treasures from Vintage Comic Book Ads
by Kirk Demarais
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £11.99

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Too much fun, 3 Feb 2012
As a child, NOTHING annoyed me more than not being able to send off for the simply incredible stuff on offer through the small ads in US comics. So as an adult, I jumped at the chance to find out just what I was missing. Some of the most awesome rip-offs ever crafted is the answer, as revealed by the dedicated Mr Demarais; in particular, had I ever actually clapped eyes on the fabled 100 SOLDIERS IN A PASTEBOARD FOOTLOCKER at the age of eight or nine, I probably would have cried. This book, however, is a true delight - a real labour of love, with great photographs accompanied by captions pitched somewhere between weary cynicism and wide-eyed goshwowoboyoboy enthusiasm.


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1.0 out of 5 stars More Wikipedia articles, 21 Oct 2011
In common with all Books LLC volumes on Amazon, this isn't actually a collection of works by Franz Kafka; it's a printed and bound copy of a bunch of articles from Wikipedia.


The Ingoldsby Legends
The Ingoldsby Legends
Price: £0.96

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Cheap, but..., 6 Jun 2011
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I bought this because it was the only Kindle version available. Sadly it's very poorly laid out, and seems to be taken directly from a text file full of hard carriage returns. This makes it extremely hard to read at many font sizes - at large sizes, the lines overrun, while at small sizes, the text is crowded in short lines along the left-hand page edge. I don't mind paying for a public domain text if someone has actually gone through it and reformatted it for Kindle, but this is just a rip-off.


Wake Wood [DVD]
Wake Wood [DVD]
Dvd ~ Timothy Spall
Price: £2.77

3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Bloody rotten, 11 April 2011
This review is from: Wake Wood [DVD] (DVD)
I didn't go into this expecting a classic Hammer high-gothic romp full of busty vampires and ripping bodices. Even so, it's hard to convey just how disappointed I was in it. The plot is like something from a seventies euro-horror, in that it makes no sense at all on any level. The characters are barely one-dimensional, while even normally excellent actors - and there are several here - seem flat and unconvincing. There's rarely any sense of menace, or indeed of anything much, and with the best will in the world, Ella Connolly as Alice just isn't very frightening. It's like a dud episode of the old Hammer House Of Horror TV series padded out to feature length. A real waste of time and money.
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