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Bodi-Tek Back Magic Plus Posture Corrector - Black
Bodi-Tek Back Magic Plus Posture Corrector - Black
Price: £26.99

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The quality of the plastic is slightly not so good. Significantly higher price, 6 Sept. 2016
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The price of this item is very high as compared with "Kabalo Back Magic Spine Alignment Arch and Lumbar Support Muscle Stretcher Relieve Pain (Price: £12.99)" which I bought from Amazon UK earlier. Attracted by the "pressure points" which was not explained in detail and the effect was not obviously different when compared with the use of the other lower price version I bought earlier without the pressure points.
Pros: None (as compared with Kabalo Back Magic ... )
Cons: The quality of the plastic is slightly not so good. Significantly higher price, nearly double. Does not have the strip for fixing to the back of a chair.
Recommend to buy Kabalo Back Magic ... which serves the same purpose at a much lower price.


Maha MH-C801D  8 Independant Circuits Intelligent Fast Charger for AA AAA Batteries
Maha MH-C801D 8 Independant Circuits Intelligent Fast Charger for AA AAA Batteries

2.0 out of 5 stars Serves it purpose but not fully satisfactory, 22 Aug. 2016
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This is a Taiwan made product.
The quality of the plastic case and the LCD display is inferior to the Sony charger with LCD display I have been using for over 6 years.
Sony's new charger does not have LCD display. Looking for a good replacement.
The pros are: Individual display for each charging battery will be turn off after full charge. The default quick charge is quite fast as compared with the Sony charger I am still using. It can charge 8 cells at the same time.
The cons are: High price for the quality of the case, adaptor, and, cable of this product. External adaptor, a little bit bulky and takes up foot space. Heat developed in the charger unit and the adaptor after use for 5 minutes, though not excessive. Still exploring how to charge the smaller AA bateries.
Overall, it charges quite fast serving its purpose well but not fully satisfactory.


Roberts Radio Stream64i CD/DAB/DAB+/FM/USB/SD Internet Stereo Sound System with iPod Dock and Record Facility
Roberts Radio Stream64i CD/DAB/DAB+/FM/USB/SD Internet Stereo Sound System with iPod Dock and Record Facility

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed with the sound quality with this large size desk ..., 18 May 2015
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Additional comments after a year

The CD drive cannot play CDs after approximately 11 months of use. The laser light might have burnt out. Since I purchased this item from outside UK, it would be too expensive for me to send back for repairs in the UK. The unit looks blend new but the sound is not too good and the CD drive is not working. Most likely, this item will have to be trashed after use for a year. What a pity!

Earlier comments approximately 1 month after purchase

Disappointed with the sound quality with this large size desk top radio / CD player intended to be used in the bedroom.
The sound quality is worse than other smaller radios (Sony, Scott, Tecsun, etc. I have at home) and the TV (Sony) with very small speakers hidden underneath the thin TV which produce high quality sound.
The sound is loud compared with smaller radios, but not natural, too much bass, not crisp, not clear, not up to the normal audible standards required for a radio and a CD player for both music CD and audiobook CD. The equalizer is really unhelpful in improving the sound quality.
I think the manufacturer should redesign the whole devise and replace with some higher quality speakers. Believe any TV speakers may be better than the speakers in this radio / CD player.
Thinking of returning it solely on the basis of the sound quality alone. However, the returning postage costs may deter me from returning it. May try to hook up with other speakers as an alternative.
Still have difficulty with hooking up with the WiFi at home which I have no problem in hooking up with other devices, viz., TV, Playstation, mobile phones, PCs, etc.


AmazonBasics Hard Black Carrying Case for My Passport Essential
AmazonBasics Hard Black Carrying Case for My Passport Essential
Price: £5.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Fits my WD My Passport 2TB perfectly including the USB cable, 31 Dec. 2013
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Fits my WD My Passport 2TB portable hard disk perfectly including the USB cable.
I had totally purchased 4 AmazonBasics Hard Black carrying case - 3 for each of my 2TB portable hard disk and 1 for my 160 GB iPod for their protection.


Skyfall (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy)
Skyfall (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy)
Dvd ~ Daniel Craig
Offered by Revolution Media
Price: £3.43

1 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars An unimpressive skyfall, 5 Dec. 2012
James Bond movies used to be a big "WOW"!
"Casino Royale", "Die another day", "Tomorrow never dies", "Golden eye", etc. - just to mention a few.

Skyfall appears to be not as impressive in terms of the story itself, the colour of the movie, the acts, etc. The much younger "Q" is also not as impressive as the former older "Q". Not sure whether I would buy this blue ray to add to the recent purchase of the 22-bond movie collection.


The Story Of Science: Power, Proof and Passion [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
The Story Of Science: Power, Proof and Passion [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Michael Mosley
Price: £13.00

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 2 blu ray (zone free) + 1 dvd (not zone free), 3 Aug. 2011
Interesting contents. High quality production. However, not all 3 discs are blu ray and not all 3 discs are zone free. Suggest that Amazon UK update the product description please.


Harry Potter - Films 1-7 Box Set [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
Harry Potter - Films 1-7 Box Set [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Daniel Radcliffe

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Suggest to wait for a better quality version, 3 Aug. 2011
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The sound quality, the colour, and the video resolution are not impressive and may not be up to the standards normally expected from blu ray. The price and overseas airmail postage charge are quite attractive. However, I prefer quality than price and regret to have purchased this version.


Julie Andrews - Live in Concert [DVD]
Julie Andrews - Live in Concert [DVD]

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great concert, 16 Aug. 2010
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I bought this DVD from the market place at amazon.co.uk without much expectation of the quality of the DVD as it was said to be from Korea in the description of the product.

I checked its quality on my blu ray player last Saturday. The sound quality is good on my above average Hi Fi equipment. The image of the DVD is OK on my old CRT TV. The performance of Julie and the orchestra were, however, great and most impressive. I do not think Julie needed any guest singer or "friend' in the concert and I do not think she needed any lavish costumes.

I sat through the whole hour watching the whole concert on the DVD from beginning to end without leaving my seat. This is rare at home unless the performance is great.

I love her English accent, her voice, her facial expressions, and her singing and performance skills. Her voice and her facial expressions resembled many of the memorable scenes in The Sound of Music. I love her talk shows between songs as well.

It would be nice if this concert could be remastered in blu ray with higher quality sound and image.
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A Student's Manual of Accounting
A Student's Manual of Accounting
by PriceWaterhouseCoopers
Edition: Paperback
Price: £58.00

5.0 out of 5 stars 2010 student's MOA now available, 13 July 2010
Student's MOA and the full version C&L MOA were respectively the most comprehensive accounting manuals for students and accounting professionals in the 1990s.

IFRS Student Manual 2010 is now availble for the first time after over 10 years. It is based on the 2010 edition of the IFRS MOA.

New editions of the IFRS MOA and the UK GAAP MOA published by PwC/CCH are now available annually since a few years ago in sets of 3 and 4 books. Amazon UK appears to be selling only single volume MOA. Suggest to check by e-mail before placing order.


Manual of Accounting - UK GAAP 2010 (Pricewaterhousecoopers)
Manual of Accounting - UK GAAP 2010 (Pricewaterhousecoopers)
by PricewaterhouseCoopers
Edition: Hardcover

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Clarify before you buy, 17 May 2010
I had written a good review based on earlier editions purchased elsewhere on MOA - IFRS 2010 back in Jan 2010 after placing order for that publication but before receiving it. I had subsequently received a refund from Amazon UK for not fulfilling that order in full in Feb 2010.

I had just completed the refund procedures today for a similar publication, viz., MOA - UK GAAP 2010. Again, Amazon UK did not wish to fulfill the order in full, apologied for errors on their part, and I am awaiting for the refund.

To avoid the time and efforts in going through the refund procedures I experienced and the delay in getting those publications, suggest to clarify with Amazon UK whether this is a set of four books or a single book before you buy. Do not rely solely on the picture of the publications on the Amazon UK web page or your past experience with the earlier editions purchased elsewhere that those publications were sold as a set of 3 or 4 books each.

It was mentioned on the back cover of the book, on the publisher's web site, on the PwC web site, and on the Amazon UK web site (picture of 4 books now withdrawn) that this is a set of four books including MOA - UK GAAP 2010, MOA - Financial Instruments, MOA - Corporate Governance and reports, and, MOA - Illustrative financial statements. They are also available in bookstores in a set of 3 or 4 books. Amazon UK advised that it was mistake on their web page and they only sell one book, not a set of 3 or 4 books.

In both cases, the refund was involuntary. Amazon UK did not wish to complete the order, apologised for errors on their part, and advised refund despite of my requests for them to complete the order by sending me the rest of the books.


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