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Love Story [DVD] [1970]
Love Story [DVD] [1970]
Dvd ~ Ryan O'Neal
Offered by Helen's Goodies
Price: £8.72

4.0 out of 5 stars Great film but not the best transfer., 22 Aug. 2016
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This review is from: Love Story [DVD] [1970] (DVD)
The 1970s classic, which for some reason is difficult to get hold of. Still a lovely film with a beautiful soundtrack. However this DVD is marred somewhat by a very weak soundtrack recording - it is in Mono and lacks any depth. Still enjoyed it, but transfer not as good as it could be.


Polaroid Studio Series 52mm Lens Hood With Exclusive Pushbutton Mounting System - no more 'screwing around" With Old Fashioned Threaded Hoods
Polaroid Studio Series 52mm Lens Hood With Exclusive Pushbutton Mounting System - no more 'screwing around" With Old Fashioned Threaded Hoods
Offered by Smart Shop UK
Price: £8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Top quality and works very well., 22 Aug. 2016
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This works really well. Clips securely on the front of the lens (or filter) in seconds - grips the thread. Store by reversing over the lens barrel (though doesn't grip this way around). Performs well, though there is a danger of vignette on the widest lens angle, despite the petal shape. At the price it's a steal.


AmazonBasics High-Speed HDMI 2.0 Cable - 0.9m / 3 Feet (Latest Standard) Supports Ethernet, 3D, Audio Return
AmazonBasics High-Speed HDMI 2.0 Cable - 0.9m / 3 Feet (Latest Standard) Supports Ethernet, 3D, Audio Return
Price: £3.99

5.0 out of 5 stars As good as anything., 22 Aug. 2016
I've reviewed this cable before as I've bought it before. I now use it on my Home Cinema screen projector (3m screen) and a 4k TV. It's as good as anything you can get - you would be pushed to tell the difference even if you spent £50 more on the cable. Trust me, it's fine.


Trapest Ultrasonic Electro Magnetic Natural Indoor Pest Control (3 Pack) Repel Mice,cockroach,fly,mosquito,ants,spiders,bed Bugs,rodent - ( UK PLUG)
Trapest Ultrasonic Electro Magnetic Natural Indoor Pest Control (3 Pack) Repel Mice,cockroach,fly,mosquito,ants,spiders,bed Bugs,rodent - ( UK PLUG)
Offered by Deals_Republic
Price: £27.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Spend your money on a fly swat - it's cheaper., 22 Aug. 2016
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Hmmm. Emperor's new clothes? Having spotted a prizewinning spider (that which exceeds 10cm diameter) in our bedroom my wife, having returned from the ceiling, suggested some form of spider deterrent. It's all very well Hoovering the things up, but someone's got to empty the Hoover...... So we invested in a pack of these which advertise that they will deter spiders - and mice, rates, and just about anything else that moves.

We received these very promptly and installed one in the bedroom, paying careful attention to siting as suggested on the package. True, you cannot hear anything (it works on ultrasonic frequencies apparently) and the dog was unconcerned (he can hear more than we can). However the unit emits a strange green glow which varies in intensity and can be a bit disturbing at night. As if an alien has landed beside the bedside cabinet.

What really convinced us about this thing was on the second evening. There was our prizewinning spider's relatives, sitting right in front of the unit, apparently totally unconcerned. Verdict - it doesn't work.


Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Premium Leather Black Wallet Flip Case Cover Pouch + Mini Touch Stylus Pen + RED 2 IN 1 Dust Stopper + Screen Protector & Polishing Cloth SVL1 BY SHUKAN®, (WALLET BLACK)
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Premium Leather Black Wallet Flip Case Cover Pouch + Mini Touch Stylus Pen + RED 2 IN 1 Dust Stopper + Screen Protector & Polishing Cloth SVL1 BY SHUKAN®, (WALLET BLACK)
Offered by Shukan
Price: £9.25

5.0 out of 5 stars Very highly recommended and a steal at this price., 16 Aug. 2016
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This is a well made case for the Galaxy S4 mini. The phone sits very snugly in an enveloping soft plastic surround which grips it very securely and provides holes in exactly the right places. It closes easily with a magnetic snap shut and is neat and easy in operation - with the "hinge" being at the side it's a lot easier to use than the flap variety with the hinge at the top. The protective cover has slots to accommodate credit cards, etc., although I won't use them for such in case the cards get corrupted by the phone itself. Calling cards and notes will be fine. Comes complete with screen protector and a neat stylus - at the price paid (£1.95) it's a no brainer for what is actually a premium product. Very highly recommended.


KINGSO 6Pcs Stainless Steel Self Adhesive Stick Wall Hook Hanger Holder
KINGSO 6Pcs Stainless Steel Self Adhesive Stick Wall Hook Hanger Holder
Offered by JulieFord653
Price: £2.94

3.0 out of 5 stars Hooks from the other side of the world......, 9 July 2016
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Self adhesive metal hooks. Appear to be thin stainless steel. Nice small size and look good. Adhesive pad is suspect though, so don't be too ambitious with what you hang on it as it will come away. Read suppliers details carefully - mine took ages to arrive and when it did it had spent a few weeks travelling from the other side of the world. My fault, should have read the small print.


20L Litre Backpack Knapsack Pressure Sprayer Crop Garden Weed Killer Chemicals
20L Litre Backpack Knapsack Pressure Sprayer Crop Garden Weed Killer Chemicals
Offered by KD & Jay
Price: £15.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good sprayer for the large garden - but it is heavy., 9 July 2016
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Initially I wasn't impressed with this sprayer. The design is similar to other branded sprayers, though it comes in cheaper. It does required some assembly, but this only takes a few minutes once you've worked out where everything goes, particularly the pumping arm. The instructions aren't that clear but the picture on the box helps a lot.

Now I don't know how many of use will be able to carry this full on their backs. 20L of water with weed killer in it is heavy (it would be the same weight without the weed killer, but wouldn't work as well!). I now fill it about 2/3rds full maximum, which makes it manageable, and use the carry handle rather than attempting to get it on my back. This can make pumping slightly awkward, but it works.

Talking about pumping - this is a large container and suited for large gardens. It certainly isn't an aerosol can and you can expect a few pumps to last only for less than half a minute spraying before you pump again. This does make you use the weed killer carefully and target your weeds carefully. Nevertheless I find that having such a large reservoir is handy if you have a large garden, as I do. In fact I store the sprayer (carefully and out of reach of children, etc) with some killer ready mixed, so I can grab it and spray without any fuss.

It works, it's good value at the price, it comes with a selection of spray nozzles and lance, and it's ideal for liquid weedkillers. So after getting used to the thing, I've no complaints at all.


1 Litre Carpet Moth Killer (SAFE AND AFFECTIVE ON ALL CARPETS AND RUGS)
1 Litre Carpet Moth Killer (SAFE AND AFFECTIVE ON ALL CARPETS AND RUGS)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Defective packaging - but otherwise probably a good fix., 25 May 2016
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Finding some larvae that looked like rice grains on our carpet led to some detective work to find what they were. Carpet Moth was the verdict - and they are not good news as they munch through the underside when you're not looking and ruin the carpet. As they have in one room.

We bought this product as a quick fix on the strength of other reviews. You get a decent size bottle for your money. It has a trigger squeeze top with either spray or stream settings. I used it on the worst affected part of our carpet and time will tell if it's effective - a few months probably. Not so good was the trigger spray which squirts the chemicals out of its' base and all over your hands. I'm sure this is not intended but despite an immediate rinse I got a strange blister like feeling in my hand some time later - it lasted about an hour. As one of the warnings given in microscopic type on the bottle is "avoid skin contact", I will be avoiding any contact at all until I have sourced a new trigger spray to fit.......
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Philips myBathroom Fit LED Wall Lamp, 2 x 2.5 W Integrated LED - Chrome
Philips myBathroom Fit LED Wall Lamp, 2 x 2.5 W Integrated LED - Chrome
Price: £45.16

5.0 out of 5 stars Classic bathroom LED wall lights, 25 May 2016
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I bought these LED lights for a bathroom we were having refitted. Now they are in place they display a very nice warm white and look just the part. I'll let you judge by the picture.......
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Minger LED Strip Light 16.4ft 300leds RGB SMD 3528 Color Changing Full Kit with 24-keys IR Remote Controller & 2A Power Supply for Home Lighting, Kitchen, Christmas, Indoor Decoration
Minger LED Strip Light 16.4ft 300leds RGB SMD 3528 Color Changing Full Kit with 24-keys IR Remote Controller & 2A Power Supply for Home Lighting, Kitchen, Christmas, Indoor Decoration
Offered by AlierKin Uk
Price: £12.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb colour lighting effects - highly recommended., 25 May 2016
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This product is excellent. A complete "ready to install" kit with everything that you need for use indoors (the LEDs are not waterproof). Does everything it says on the tin. Saw these in Dunholm Mill for £29.99 and I haven't been able to tell the difference, so at this price it's something of a bargain.

The mains transformer unit plugs into any normal power socket. From there a 12v cable extends to the control box - a small unit measuring about 35mm x 20mm x 10mm deep - which has a plug in 4 pin output to the LED string and a further lead which ins the sensor for the supplied remote control. This sensor has to be kept in line of sight with the supplied remote controller, so positioning needs a bit of thought. The supplied flat LED string is around 5m long but can be cut to a shorter length if you require - the cut marks are indicated on the back of the string and are easily cut with a pair of scissors - obviously cut from the end furthest from the power supply and turn the power off first! The LED string is backed with peel off self adhesive strip, so installation onto a flat dry surface is simple. The instructions supplied are basic but in practice these are simplicity itself to install provide you use the tips here.

So how do they look? In a word great. Don't forget that the strength of this kind of display is to have the actual LEDs out of sight and use them to illuminate a surface - a wall comes to mind. If you install with the LEDs facing you then all you get is a string of very small pretty lights rather like a second rate Blackpool; this is not the best way to use these! By washing a wall or similar surface then the Red Green and Blue LEDs combine to offer a vast array of colours, including white when all the LEDs are illuminated.

In my case I was offering perhaps the most favourable of surfaces to reflect from - my home cinema screen. This measures 3 metres across by nearly 2m high and is set behind a simple staging with wings. A cut length of the LEDs across the base of the screen washes upwards in a very convincing and smooth manner, giving the effect of curtains when a film is not actually being projected. I have added a picture to this review so that you can appreciate the wash effect (a movie was too large to upload on my speeds!) on a fixed blue - the remote allows fade, brightness, and either sudden colour changes or a smooth fade effect through either 3 or 7 shades - the speed of the fade can be adjusted.

This is a remarkable package for the right environment. Very highly recommended.
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