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HoMedics HoMedics AR-NC02 brethe Air Purifier with Nano Coil Technology,
HoMedics HoMedics AR-NC02 brethe Air Purifier with Nano Coil Technology,
Price: £188.93

1.0 out of 5 stars At £200 i expect a little quality control., 9 Jun. 2015
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I Eagerly awaited this product as i just sent back a puremate air purifier. This is the first ever HoMedics item i have purchased and has put me off ever purchasing anything from them again. At the £200 price tag there should be decent quality control on these purifiers apparently thats not the case. The only item that actually worked from the box was the nice little remote control. I will also mention the control panel on top of the purifier itself felt like it would lift off at any moment very shoddy workmanship indeed.

Needless to say it is being returned to Amazon tomorrow, i am really beginning to think that air purifiers are all badly made garbage from PRC and not worth purchasing - the PureMate one i purchased lasted for 15 hours - ridiculous. You cant leave 0 stars or i would.


PureMate True HEPA Air Purifier and Ioniser - Black
PureMate True HEPA Air Purifier and Ioniser - Black
Offered by PureMate
Price: £149.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Very poor product for the price, faulty after around 15 hours use., 6 Jun. 2015
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Lasted 15 hours and most of that was on the first speed setting. tried to take it upstairs for the night, it has had no bumps or knocks, plugged it in to hear a grinding type sound from the fan/motor which started slowing down and then speeding up of its own accord, obviously there was no way i was leaving it plugged it for even an hour let alone over night. Very very poor for a product that should retail at £150.00 . Also the front of the product was scuffed in various areas upon opening the box ( i was perfectly willing to overlook this if the product hadnt been faulty ). Doubtful i would purchase another PureMate product after this experience.

I have also to my dismay found out that i have to take this to a local collect point or post office to send it back to amazon - fantastic s i live quite a distance from either of these , have no car and whilst the box isnt heavy it is very bulky. I will be purchasing a different brand of air purifier next week.
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Beyondfashion Lift Mesh Back Swivel Computer Desk Office Furniture Chair Adjustable - Red
Beyondfashion Lift Mesh Back Swivel Computer Desk Office Furniture Chair Adjustable - Red

1.0 out of 5 stars weak plastic base not worth the money, its probably ok for a very light person or child., 5 Jun. 2015
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waited a while until i wrote this review. At first the chair seemed fine , after 4 months the base cracked and one of the wheels fell off, now 5 months later it has 2 wheels missing ! I am easily within the weight category for an office chair ( 13 st ) . terrible , its out for scrap men now do not purchase.


Project CARS (Xbox One)
Project CARS (Xbox One)
Price: £27.99

18 of 24 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars You cant leave 0 stars or i would. Not to do with game play but constant crashes and returns to xbox home., 9 May 2015
This game is an absolute abomination i have actually posted on their forum and requested information on getting a refund. When i buy any product UK law states that product should work, this game doesnt! repeatedly i have been returned to the xbox home screen halfway through a race. This would be stressful enough on any game, but on such a difficult game its downright infuriating.

I am Disgusted, and this is a problem many people are experiencing, check the official forum for proof. If you want a driving game get forza 5 or wait for 6, alternately if you are on ps4 buy driveclub or GT. This game has left me feeling completely conned out of my money. And by the way to the team who made it, i dont see why i should be performing hard resets on my xbox one to download the latest update ( if you cant even figure out how to get updates to work you really shouldnt be making games at all )

This is the email is sent to the official forum for which i am awaiting a reply

"I have never been so unhappy with a game i have purchased. I love the game play the problem is the game does not work on xbox one. i have been returned to the xbox home so many times mid race i am now ready to contact trading standards to see if i can obtain a full refund for faulty goods.

£42.00 is no small amount of money. I must say i am totally disgusted that you have released a title which simply doesnt work properly. I simply cannot stomach playing it anymore and will definitely be posting a negative review to amazon.

I realize you will probably release a patch at some point eventually, but when i purchase a game i like to play it without a 2 or 3 week wait. I also dont agree with the "perform a hard reset on your xbox one" mentality, to get the the update to work. No offence but if you cant write a working update what chance do we stand with this game ever working properly!."
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Acer Iconia B1-730 WI-FI 8GB Intel ® 1024 MB Android 7 -inch LCD
Acer Iconia B1-730 WI-FI 8GB Intel ® 1024 MB Android 7 -inch LCD

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars More trouble than its worth., 30 April 2015
Short review,
Dont buy this tablet as it has a firmware problem which affects the battery not charging. Acer seem to have no problem leaving this and letting people suffer. Mine is going back to Acer these tablets are still on shelves at local stores even though Acer know the problem with it - disgusting!. What i have said can also be confirmed by a quick internet search.


FoxHunter 1 x 5 Tier Black Super Strong Heavy Duty Metal Shelving Racking 1800H 800W 400D 150kg Capacity Per Shelf For Garage Workshop Warehouse Shed Storage
FoxHunter 1 x 5 Tier Black Super Strong Heavy Duty Metal Shelving Racking 1800H 800W 400D 150kg Capacity Per Shelf For Garage Workshop Warehouse Shed Storage
Offered by KMS Distributions LTD
Price: £33.90

4.0 out of 5 stars Very good for the price, 19 Mar. 2015
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Okay so before i just retired i was actually a DIY person for a local firm, i have assembled quite a few pieces of furniture etc in my time so am basing this review on experience.

Can 1 person put this together? Yes if you have 4 or 5 arms!

Is it easy with 2 people ? Well this depends on how good you are at following simple instructions, Its not that its the easiest or hardest build ever, Your problems will likely arise connecting the shelf at the midpoint to the top and bottom uprights which can be quite fiddly. I would advise you have a rubber mallet to gently knock the shelves into place it really will help you. I had no problems with the steel itself and there were no bent pieces everything was in good order.

Once its assembled ( properly ) its very good for the money ( i have built some train wrecks which cost nearly double this price from argos etc ) at this price point i really cant do anything but give it 4 stars. Its very sturdy once assembled but just remember you are not buying a £300.00 shelf unit. if you want something relatively cheap that works. you can do a lot worse than this. It lost 1 star for the sheer awkwardness of joining the uprights at the center.

Was delivered promptly as well.


Epson Expression Home XP-412 Small-in-One Printer with Wi-Fi Direct and 6.4cm LCD Screen
Epson Expression Home XP-412 Small-in-One Printer with Wi-Fi Direct and 6.4cm LCD Screen
Offered by Technology Geek's
Price: £53.96

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Very unfortunate as we have used Epson for years!, 18 Mar. 2015
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( Please read the whole review ) It's Very unfortunate as we have used Epson for years and i simply cannot get this printer to connect wirelessly. I have tried every single mode and means ( and no im not new to this kind of thing ) I get "failed to establish a connection" every single time. This is very frustrating as i purchased this specifically to use wirelessly. Its off for a refund unfortunately. I will probably go for another Epson but this model just is not working. The 1 star review is for the product actually working properly as i cant judge the print quality.

Ok quite to my amazement after about the 15th time ( literally ) of entering my network details into the printer it started working, i am now unsure of whether to get a refund or not as other reviewers have reported the printer working then not working in strange cycles. I will update this review if i decide to keep the printer. I have looked at the report sheet from the printer on the 2nd one i printed out it says "signal strength is low" bear in mind the printer was no more than 3 feet from my router! Suddenly without being moved it works fine?. i have multiple tablets and gaming systems connected to my network and am on 152mb none of my other items suffer connectivity problems.

Be careful who you buy this from as my seller ( Technology Geek's ) are telling me i need to ring Epson to get a fault code before he can take it back, sounds great except the fault is intermittent so when i ring them it could be working and fail sometime later which would leave me in a constant loop of ringing them to no avail. Not a good printer and i have a feeling it wont last long, believe me if this printer fails for any other reason its going straight back.
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Xbox Live £25 Gift Card [Online Game Code]
Xbox Live £25 Gift Card [Online Game Code]
Price: £25.00

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Extremely annoyed - order processed twice due to internal server error!, 6 Mar. 2015
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Tried to purchase this as i have done a few times, it took me to the order processing page and then said "your order cannot be processed due to an internal error". I then returned to the page a few minutes later to try again , this time my order went through with flying colours. I was horrified to see a few minute later 2 emails for a £25.00 gift card each. i have only used 1 code as thats all i need, i have now contacted amazon for a refund.This is their site that is at fault the problem not my fault whatsoever, pretty much like when the site doesnt move on when its supposed to be processing your order.

If i dont get my refund quickly i will involve trading standards and make every attempt for my bank to get my money back as im feeling completely ripped off!. From this point on i will go to the local tescos to purchase gift codes.


Acer Iconia Tab W1 8-inch Tablet (White) - (Intel Atom Z3745G 1.33GHz, 1GB RAM, 32GB Storage, LAN, WLAN, Window 8)
Acer Iconia Tab W1 8-inch Tablet (White) - (Intel Atom Z3745G 1.33GHz, 1GB RAM, 32GB Storage, LAN, WLAN, Window 8)
Offered by Executivez
Price: £120.00

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointing product., 20 Jan. 2015
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Sorry to have to write such a negative review as i have another Acer ( cheaper model ) which runs really well. First off when switching the tablet on we noticed strange yellowish hues at various points around the screen, as if something magnetic had been left near the screen ( someone else on amazon has also had this and other problems with the screen ) . then after trying to overlook that problem the screen and unit in general became very hot, to the point where you would worry about leaving it to charge if you weren't present to keep an eye on it.

Then the built in virus protection starts telling us there are presently viruses on the system before connecting to the internet?, bear in mind this is just taken from a shrink wrapped package!. lastly everything you try to access starts taking around 2 minutes to load up. Very disappointed with this purchase and wouldnt conisder owning another one. Returned and awaiting a refund from amazon, unfortunately a terrible product.
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Hardcastle 30kg Single Dumbbell Vinyl Weight Set
Hardcastle 30kg Single Dumbbell Vinyl Weight Set
Offered by SDE Online
Price: £21.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Amazed at the quality for the price., 12 Jun. 2014
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I have int the past purchased many different weights - plastic , olympic etc. A few years ago i gave up weightlifting/bodybuilding and sold my olympic set etc. I recently decided to start weight lifting again and chose these weights due to the low price and the fact i didn't want a barbell.

If you don't have the money to splurge on a cast iron / expensive weight set then this dumbbell set may well work out for you. Bear in mind i purchased 2 of them as you are only buying a single dumbbell, that should be pretty obvious at this price.
Anyway the discs as you can see are plastic and seem very well made for plastic discs. What really amazed me was at this price range you get a solid dumbbell bar with solid locking nuts ( i have in the past received hollow cheap bars with useless plastic locking collars ) also relevant is the fact that the bars are actually around 21 inches long so you can easily fit the large plastic discs on.

Yes the delivery cost adds a little to the price but for around £56 you get 60kg of dumbbells and weights.

Just as small note, when my order arrived from SDE online ( the seller of this product ) the package had split and one dumbbell bars was missing and one plastic weight was badly dented. I had recorded with the courier that the package was unchecked and damaged. SDE asked for a photo of the damaged weight and promptly ( i believe it only took 2 days ) replaced the missing dumbbell bar and weight.

Exceptional service, i wouldn't hesitate to use this company again.

Hope this review helps.


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