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Doggy Shack Apex Roof Cabin Size: Medium (76 cm H x 88 cm W x 82 cm D)
Doggy Shack Apex Roof Cabin Size: Medium (76 cm H x 88 cm W x 82 cm D)

5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding, 25 April 2012
High quality, like a luxury little wooden cabin for dogs. Great little kennel, relatively easy and fast to put together, I have a very lucky dog.

Could not have asked for better service, truly outstanding! Ordered a small kennel, and was contacted by seller to say the last one was damaged, so because of the delay she arranged to send me a medium kennel, next day delivery, at no extra cost. Polite, courteous, very reasonable, a real pleasure. Will have no hesitation considering direct-pets for all future dog-related purchases.

Many, many thanks.


apple mac logo mouse mat design 2
apple mac logo mouse mat design 2

4.0 out of 5 stars Relatively happy overall, 7 Mar 2012
Very speedy delivery, arrived 2 days after ordering and 3 days before the predicted arrival.

Not quite the same as the picture - same design, but the colours are faded and not so vivid, less contrast, so I think the provided pic is the digital design and there has been a loss of quality through the printing.

Not sure it is worth £8 (£3 postage & packaging seems slightly extortionate considering it was the 'standard delivery' option, and considering the size/weight of a mouse mat)

S'alright... goes well enough with my mac, and my black & metal computer table


Into the Wild [DVD] [2007]
Into the Wild [DVD] [2007]
Dvd ~ Emile Hirsch
Price: £3.50

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Film, 24 Feb 2012
This review is from: Into the Wild [DVD] [2007] (DVD)
This is a brilliant film with an inspiring true story, probably one of the best films I've ever seen. I fail to understand some of the most negative comments posted about it.

*SPOILERS*

I saw a few complain about the scene where Chris rejects the offer of a new car from his parents, as if he did a bad thing by questioning his parents about it. I suppose maybe they thought he was just ungrateful. Chris was happy with his old beaten-up car, it worked fine and got him around, so there was no reason for his parents to waste money buying him a new one - simple as that. Why spend all that money on something he didn't need? Perhaps some people understand that concept, but disliked the scene because they thought he overreacted and seemed harsh in what he said; but Chris had spent his life in this wealthy family, and his reaction showed how tired he had grown of wasteful, materialistic thinking - hence resenting his parents and venturing off into the wild, rejecting that over-indulgent way of life, and instead focussing only on necessity and the bare minimum.

So, given Chris' dislike of greed and excess, another thing I can't get my head around is why people posting negative comments call him a 'spoiled brat' and 'selfish' and such. He was tired of being spoiled (hence rejecting the new car) and tired of the kind of selfish thinking he had grown up around. If anything he felt the same way about being spoiled and selfish as the people accusing him of it in their comments; although I will accept that running off without saying anything, leaving his family worried about him was a selfish thing... but he had his reasons for that too, and even his sister, a victim of that selfish act, accepted his reasons and agreed that what he was saying in doing what he did "had to be said". The message in leaving his family was plain and simple: he didn't want a charmed life as a 'spoiled brat', and didn't need his parents wastefully throwing money at him, pushing him through education so he could gain a place he didn't want in a money-driven, materialistic society. Not to mention the other reason he had to resent his parents, being born to a cheating father and a mother who was willing to be his dirty secret on the side - both wrong and selfish acts, which must have made him hate selfish behaviour even more, feel a lot of complicated emotions about being his father's second choice, an accident, and their family being a lie that should never have happened. It's no wonder he didn't feel emotionally attached enough to them to stick around.

I also don't understand people who say they can't relate to Chris, when you consider the basic essence of his character - a person questioning his life, and making his own decisions accordingly. It's his free spirit that I think makes him inspiring. Surely most people can relate to that? It seems unrealistic to think that anyone would grow up and accept the life they have without questioning it and considering the possibilities outside it - not questioning what people tell them to do or be, like some kind of zombie. It's human nature to have at least a slightly rebellious, questioning side. Obviously Chris was an extreme case and few people would take such drastic action as he did, but for me, what that takes away in terms of being able to empathise with him, it makes up for in making him someone to feel sympathetic towards; he was obviously driven to such extreme measures by his parents pushing him so hard in one direction, that he turned around and pushed so hard the opposite way. Subsequently, I don't think he was stupid or had a death wish, I think he ended up in the harsh situation he found in Alaska because he was so driven to be the opposite of his parents - to live without comforts, in a rough environment, as far as possible from the pampered lifestyle he had known, and which he felt was so unjustifiable and sickening. He wanted to prove how unnecessary it was to live like his parents did by recklessly pushing himself to the limit at the opposite end of the scale; he was just overambitious and overconfident about it, not suicidal or simply stupid. He chose to make it difficult for himself, but misjudged the mark when it came to where the bare minimum was - like a kind of Icarus character who flew too close to the sun.


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1.0 out of 5 stars Pretty disappointed, 26 Nov 2011
For the money I was expecting an AKTUAL professional print, not a poorly scaled, poorly centred, slightly skewed print that is pixelated and printed on cheap photographic ink-jet paper. The words "High Quality Reproduction" in the "technical details" section are not just misleading, they're totally inaccurate. If you're going to sit on your computer at home and print posters to sell for some extra cash (which is what this looks like) then you should learn a few things first.

For starters, if you're going to print an A3 poster then you don't print it onto A3 paper. If you do the image will be too small, and most likely badly off-centre too, as mine is. The image should be printed A3 size onto A2 paper and cropped down to A3 size afterwards so that the image fills the whole poster, and will be properly centred because there are no white margins around the edge.

With this particular image I wouldn't advise printing it A3 at all, because due to the pixelated appearance of the print, A3 is clearly too big to stretch to for the size of the original digital image they used - probably from Google Images or wherever, which also makes me wonder if there are copyright issues and if they're legally allowed to be making money off these images in the first place...


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