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Sean Inglis "Radiophile and Teleophobe" (Matlock,UK)
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Wheelie Bin Lid Hinge Pins x2 (15mm x 55mm)
Wheelie Bin Lid Hinge Pins x2 (15mm x 55mm)
Offered by CN Kling
Price: £3.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Fairly fast delivery, but measure very carefully, 30 Jun. 2015
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These are the wrong size for my bin, but the dimensions are clearly marked and I didn't measure correctly.

Despite pulling out the existing pin, I ended up measuring the diameter of the main shaft of the pin, not the widest point of the end that flares out and flexes to fit in place. That's clearly marked in the diagram so I can't blame anyone else.

They arrived well before time, seem sturdy enough


Sony PlayStation 3 Blu Ray Remote Control (New Version) (PS3)
Sony PlayStation 3 Blu Ray Remote Control (New Version) (PS3)
Offered by All-4-Less
Price: £10.39

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Value (but may need to download manual), 29 Jun. 2015
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Much easier than fiddling with the standard controller, and a lot handier with the inclusion of TV remote control

Downside in my particular case is no English manual in the box. You can solve this by going to:

https://www.playstation.com/manual/pdf/CECH-ZRC1U.pdf


Tree Seat bench made of powder coated steel Garden Outdoor Round Tree benches Diameter 160cm
Tree Seat bench made of powder coated steel Garden Outdoor Round Tree benches Diameter 160cm

4.0 out of 5 stars Bargain bench with some caveats, 26 Jun. 2015
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There are two questions to consider with this product:

1) Is this bench worth £94.99 ?

2) Is it worth buying a bench that seems cheap at £94.99

1) is fairly easy for me. It's excellent value for money, and a cheap way to find out if a tree bench is what you want. You won't be passing it on to your descendants, but it's fairly sturdy, looks great when assembled and does what you'd expect.

You can save yourself some grief it you have some assistance and assemble the bench as loosely as possible, only tightening up when every bolt is in place. There is quite a bit of tension between the pieces as they need to bend / twist slightly, but the result is pretty stable. I'm 6'4" and average build, and no creaking or movement when I sit on it.

Negatives:

* instructions. Microscopic print and diagrams and really needs more detail. I just don't accept there's any excuse for not including good quality readable instructions , and at the very least providing a link to a PDF / other explanation online.

* the packaging for the fittings was flimsy and had burst in transit. None missing despite a small hole in the box, but as there are an *exact* number of fittings there is no leeway for omissions.

* the connecting bolts are just too short. When any part of the frame is under tension, you're left with only a few turns of the thread to get the washer and nut on, making it much more difficult than it needs to be

So for 2) the answer is also yes, but only by a whisker. If I could pay £150 for a corresponding increase in quality I'd have preferred to do that, but this is still a great low-cost, low-risk buy.

I knock off a star purely for the skimpy and microscopic instructions. If you have better eyes / a bit of help with assembly, it may be a 5* for you.


Side Nail Clippers
Side Nail Clippers

2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointingly poor, 5 Jun. 2015
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The plus points first; they arrived quickly, seem generally well made, and do offer better visibility.

But for me that's where it ends. I'm fairly string and don't have rhino-like nails, but these just seen to crush and rarely cut. Perhaps I just got a bad pair, but for £8.50, nowhere near good enough.


WOLF-Garten A 370 E 18AKHJH2650 Electric Lawnmower
WOLF-Garten A 370 E 18AKHJH2650 Electric Lawnmower
Price: £163.39

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4.0 out of 5 stars Probably decent enough but beware lack of cable., 21 May 2015
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3 stars, not because of performance but because it just isn't clear enough that no cable is included, and you'll need a slightly non-standard version.

I opted to get a genuine 20m cable at an additional cost of ~£30. I'm not particularly annoyed at the extra cost (altho it seems high). I *am* annoyed that my window of opportunity to get going with it has evaporated because I can't plug the bloody thing in out if the box.

On the plus side, assembly was easy and the mower itself seems sturdy but light.

Delivery was on time and to the door, full marks there.

My responsibility to check other reviews, but that doesn't excuse this being left out of the description.

After some use, a bump up to 4* - good results and far easier to use than the petrol equivalent.


Fire TV Stick
Fire TV Stick
Price: £35.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Polished bargain with easy setup, 21 May 2015
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The only thing I'd fault is that there's currently (21/5/2015) no support for bluetooth headphones, but that may be coming in an update.

That aside, this is the best out of the box experience I've had with consumer electronics I can remember; once my Amazon account was linked, all of my music purchases were automatically available to stream, and my Prime video available. The Netflix / Youtube / iPlayer experience is also excellent (if not with *quite* the integration of Amazon itself) Amazing bargain.


hef Aid W863 - 3 Pet Food Can Covers
hef Aid W863 - 3 Pet Food Can Covers
Offered by A2Zquality
Price: £0.26

5.0 out of 5 stars Inexpensive alternative to foil and cling film etc, 21 May 2015
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Cheap and an exact fit, does the job


Super Heavy Duty Garden Sack Truck for Rough Terrain, 450kg capacity
Super Heavy Duty Garden Sack Truck for Rough Terrain, 450kg capacity
Offered by LiftMate (Lomart Ltd)
Price: £149.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Stable and manoeuverable, 21 May 2015
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Very stable and easy to manoeuvre under load, big tyres make a real difference to grass etc. and narrow enough to fit easily through a standard door


PrimeCases® Brown Ultra Thin Smart PU Leather Case Cover & Stylus for Kobo Aura HD (will only fit Kobo Aura HD eReader)
PrimeCases® Brown Ultra Thin Smart PU Leather Case Cover & Stylus for Kobo Aura HD (will only fit Kobo Aura HD eReader)
Offered by PrimeCases
Price: £29.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great value, excellent and *exact* fit for a Kobo Aura HD, 17 April 2015
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As with many of these bargains, it's 5* at the price, but I find myself thinking "I'd pay double if *these* things were improved"

Pluses:
* great fit - no danger it's going to slip out
* still easy to get to backlight, power, microUSB and microSD card slot
* better level of grip (but not perfect)
* magnetic catch fairly strong
* auto-sleep and wake work perfectly - surprising how useful this is

Room-for-improvements:
* grip - I'd prefer a rubberised or more highly textured surface on the back, but that's something I don't mind experimenting with given the cost or ruining the case is small
* fit is secure, but the front cover is off-centre - doesn't seem to affect the protection, just a bit irritating

The "leather" hinge it stiff at first. When you get it, it's worth spending a bit of time working that hinge backwards and forwards a few dozen times to loosen it up. This will make it easier for the cover to lie flat when it's folded over, and lets the cover fall more easily into place when closed.


UK Filco Majestouch-2, Tenkeyless, NKR, Click Action, Keyboard
UK Filco Majestouch-2, Tenkeyless, NKR, Click Action, Keyboard
Offered by The Keyboard Company
Price: £114.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Solid investment, 11 April 2015
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I bought this to replace a similar model that I ordered without checking properly - the "Ninja" version with legends on the front of the keys. It sounds like a small difference but I found it difficult to use in lowish light.

This has the same high quality; it stays put on the desk, doesn't take up enormous amounts of space, and has a very pleasing key action (using on a new iMac with a few remapped keys via Karabiner)

A great investment if you spend a lot of time typing, and don't get on with Apples over-designed chiclet offerings


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