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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
Price: £0.49

1.0 out of 5 stars Garbage - unindexed, 6 Jun. 2017
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No index, which makes this a pointless acquisition.


Never Mind the Balkans, Here's Romania: Close your guidebook and meet the people!
Never Mind the Balkans, Here's Romania: Close your guidebook and meet the people!
Price: £3.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating but also repulsive, 6 Jun. 2017
The two stars are for the actual information about Romanian life, but the author comes across as a bolshy, belligerent and massively over-entitled individual who's overdosed on Bruce Chatwin.


Ferrite Disk Mgnets, 15mm x 3mm, Pack of 25, Circular, Fridge, Strong, Craft Disc
Ferrite Disk Mgnets, 15mm x 3mm, Pack of 25, Circular, Fridge, Strong, Craft Disc
Offered by Anycraft-UK
Price: £2.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Wash before use, 8 May 2017
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These magnets arrive in a letterbox-friendly package, but inside you'll find the magnets bound in gaffer tape, which you'll need a Stanley knife or similar to cut through. The magnets themselves are very strong, but also very dirty, so give them a wash before using them; it's a bit fiddly because they are small, but you'll only have to do it once.

Also, be sure to pull them straight off the fridge in use, rather than sliding them - these magnets have no felt or bevelled edges, and they will scratch your fridge surface if slid on it.
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BRAND NEW CHROME FREE STANDING FLOOR 3 TIER TOWEL RAIL BATHROOM RACK HOLDER
BRAND NEW CHROME FREE STANDING FLOOR 3 TIER TOWEL RAIL BATHROOM RACK HOLDER
Offered by EMEIA
Price: £18.74

1.0 out of 5 stars Not fit for purpose, 6 May 2017
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Surprisingly hard to assemble, vaunts a 1980-style unflattering chrome finish when you have assembled it, and then you find that the towels hang so close to each other that they will take 5 times as long to dry as they should.


Ultrasonic Pest Control Repeller - Indoor Electronic Rodent Repellent with 8 Waves Synthetic Technology and LCD Display for Insects, Cockroach, Flies, Ants, Spiders, Fleas, Bugs, Rodent, Rat, Mice
Ultrasonic Pest Control Repeller - Indoor Electronic Rodent Repellent with 8 Waves Synthetic Technology and LCD Display for Insects, Cockroach, Flies, Ants, Spiders, Fleas, Bugs, Rodent, Rat, Mice

4.0 out of 5 stars It actually works, 31 Mar. 2017
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Since moving into a new flat and finding out I had a non-paying flatmate of the rodent variety, I have spent a fortune on a variety of solutions from Amazon, humane and otherwise - all utterly useless against this Einstein of mice. Every night I set up the iPhone on a tripod with a motion-sensing video app, and every morning I peruse the many new videos which show the little feller prudently ignoring my latest death-traps, and resisting the smudges and pots of fatal peanut butter and Nutella set in them.

This is the only contraption I have bought which actually repels the mouse. However, don't be fooled by the 'ultrasonic' label. This gadget may well in fact emit post-human frequency sound, but, pretty comically, it also plays very audible and quite absurd recordings of mewing cats. So it's not something you could set up in your bedroom and hope to sleep, and neither will it necessarily suit an apartment with thin walls. The volume on the recordings it plays isn't that high, but could potentially cause disturbance.

It's of Asian origin and design, and further laughs are to be had trying to work out the very badly translated operating instructions, or hear what the Asian lady is trying to say when you first boot the device. There is a button on the front which apparently cycles the gadget through five modes, none of which can be activated, since the button actually seems to just be a bit of paint on the case, and doesn't respond to any pressure.

However, you can just turn this on and leave it on 'automatic' mode. The cartoon cat voices don't seem to need to be triggered by any movement - they seem to just start mewing at pretty random intervals.

So it's an eccentric purchase, but so far the mouse doesn't like it one bit - enough to stay away. I guess I'll see if he gets his courage up later and habituates himself to the noises. But so far so good.


Silvikrin Anti-Ageing Strong Hold Thickening Hair Treatment - 100 ml
Silvikrin Anti-Ageing Strong Hold Thickening Hair Treatment - 100 ml
Offered by The Magazine Rack
Price: £5.99

2.0 out of 5 stars Far worse than the mousse, 28 Mar. 2017
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Not nearly as good as the mousse equivalent that Silvikrin do in this range, but that seems to be out of stock and may not return (current delivery estimate is months). This, instead, is heavy and weighs your hair down, and is extremely difficult to evenly disperse over your hair, meaning you end up with solid patches of immovable density.


VonShef High Quality Stainless Steel Measuring Cup Set of 4 Cups
VonShef High Quality Stainless Steel Measuring Cup Set of 4 Cups
Offered by DOMU UK
Price: £4.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Good solution for UK use of American recipes, 24 Mar. 2017
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A boon for Brits who love British recipes. Ditch the pointless keychain holder that links them, and just nest them. For those confused, the largest of the receptacles is the 'American cup', with the others going down at quarter increments ('half a cup', etc). Workmanlike aluminium (aluminum!) quality, nothing luxurious, but not fragile either.


Soft Touch Shaggy Ivory Cream Thick Luxurious Soft 5cm Dense Pile Rug. Available in 7 Sizes (80cm x 150cm)
Soft Touch Shaggy Ivory Cream Thick Luxurious Soft 5cm Dense Pile Rug. Available in 7 Sizes (80cm x 150cm)
Offered by Lily gifts
Price: £14.97

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Unpleasant to look at but functional, 24 Mar. 2017
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This is not the prettiest thing you'll ever buy; to look at, it's almost as tasteless as the rugs in pound shops and super-saver outlets, but at least it doesn't have the horrid colours and nylon kitsch that they do. In the end I used it as a more comfortable start to colder mornings getting out of bed (see photo). It's soft, thick and fairly good quality, though hard to get the 'roll' kink out of it. Don't expect glamour from this product!
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Homescapes Organic Rectangular Pillowcase 400 Thread Count White Cushion Cover 40x80cm Egyptian Cotton Percale for Continental/European Size Bedding
Homescapes Organic Rectangular Pillowcase 400 Thread Count White Cushion Cover 40x80cm Egyptian Cotton Percale for Continental/European Size Bedding
Offered by HOMESCAPES
Price: £11.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Good cover for the longer-style pillow, 24 Mar. 2017
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Very well made - but these are for the longer style of pillow, so be careful you are buying the right one. Closes at end with a solid zip too. Nice quality for the more rectangular and less square pillow format.


Douceur D'Intérieur  - 1640633, Double Fitted Sheet , 160 X 200 Cm , Lit Uni , 57 Thread Count Plain , White
Douceur D'Intérieur - 1640633, Double Fitted Sheet , 160 X 200 Cm , Lit Uni , 57 Thread Count Plain , White
Price: £17.50

4.0 out of 5 stars Good for the price, 24 Mar. 2017
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Very nice medium-quality cotton fitted lower sheet. A good fit, and should last a reasonable while. Comfortable, but not hotel-quality, so don't expect years of service.


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