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A few months ago I went to a hen party, some of my lady friends and I congregated at my house to do our hair and one of the guests brought along these 'Bumpits' that she had purchased online. As we were all getting ready together and having a little drink some ladies were doing hair and others were doing make-up and generally we were just having a good time getting ourselves ready for what turned out to be a very fun night out. My friend used one of the smaller bumpits in my hair to give me a quiff look for the 80s hen night that we were attending, I was so pleased with the results that I purchased my own.
I paid just £1.99 for my Bumpits, in dark brown/black, to match my hair colour, well, most of the time, and this included postage and packaging. My Bumpits turned up in a box with cheap graphics on it and a woman that was clearly trying to look like Cheryl Cole. The box was absolutely battered, which appeared to be the case before it was carefully packaged judging from the outer box it arrived in, but I wasn't too worried as I don't usually keep excess packaging. On the box there is a picture of a woman, as I mentioned, and this showed the Bumpits in use and filled me with a little too much confidence about how the Bumpits would look in my hair. The box holds a white plastic tray that has the three different sized bumpits, small, medium and large, the instructions and a very cheap looking and feeling black plastic comb. Bumpits are basically curved bits of plastic with little plastic pieces all over them to allow the bumpits to stay in your hair. There is actually a photograph here on Dooyoo which shows the shape of the Bumpits and there are further photographs available on the Amazon website. The small Bumpit is approximately 20-25mm, the medium is approximately 60-70mm and the large is approximately 100mm. The size of each Bumpit dictates how high the 'bump' in your hair will be when creating a beehive or other raised look within your hair.
My main use for these Bumpits has been the simplest way of using them, to raise the volume of my hair. Typically I comb my hair through thoroughly, and sometimes straighten it, before parting it at the crown and backcombing lightly to create some extra volume. I sometimes use a texture building hairspray to give my hair extra volume and then I place the desired Bumpit in to the centre of the parting at the back, usually the medium sized one, before allowing my hair to settle over the Bumpit once it has been backcombed. I pin the Bumpit in place using hair grips and I usually use quite a large amount of hairspray to ensure that my hair stays in place and that the Bumpit does not come loose or shift around at all. I find that two grips, one on either side, are usually enough to hold the medium Bumpit in place and I have used four on the rare occasions that I have used the large Bumpit. I find that it takes me just 5 to 10 minutes to use the Bumpit, including the time it takes to backcomb my hair and spray it afterwards and this really is very quick in terms of changing my hairstyle. I did find the instructions useful, as they have lots of information, but ultimately I just do what I feel looks good and suits my mood that day. Some days I want to put the effort in, some days I just want a little extra volume at the back and the Bumpits allow me to do this easily and quickly. I did try a very large beehive, that I saw in a YouTube video, and while it came out as expected I quickly realised that a beehive just is not for me and my hair was so knotty and nasty feeling from the spraying and brushing that I had to wash it and start my hairstyle for the day all over again. There appear to be quite a few YouTube videos that offer tips and how to guides on using Bumpits for other styles but I have been happy just to have some extra volume in my hair.
I must say that I have really had value for money from these Bumpits. I only paid £1.99, much less than the £10 that my friend had paid in a high street store earlier this year. The three bumpits offer different sizes of volume which is useful for me, even though I do use the medium more than any others. Initially I was sceptical that the Bumpits would stay in place but thanks to a couple of hair grips and seemingly thanks to the built in plastic 'grips' they do stay in place nicely. I have never had a problem with a Bumpit moving around once it and my hair is in place. I use quite a lot of hairspray so using the Bumpit can work out at least 20-30p per use, because of the cost of the hairspray, but this is worth it for me as I like the voluminous look that the Bumpit gives my hair. I have only had a few friends know that I am wearing Bumpits, mainly ladies that were on the 80s hen night with me and equally impressed by the Bumpits, and both my husband and the numerous mirrors in my bedroom have assured me that the Bumpit is not noticeable once in place. I have thick hair that is usually lacking in volume and this means that I have plenty of hair to cover the Bumpit. Someone with thinner hair may struggle to avoid having the Bumpit on display and I know from looking at other ladies beehives and voluminous hair that the Bumpit is very obvious if it is not completely covered by hair.
I feel that this set of Bumpits is worthy of 3 stars out of 5. The price I paid was ridiculously low, and very reasonable, but I do feel that the Bumpit would not grip properly without me using hair grips and this is not evident from looking at the box. I have to backcomb my hair to create volume and without the Bumpit back combing my hair has volume anyway. Obviously the volume is increased by using the Bumpit but I feel I can get reasonable results without the Bumpit also. As I paid such a low price for mine I will no doubt use them again in the future, mainly when I am around my home and just wanting to look nice for my husband. I find the Bumpit a little annoying to remove from my hair and I certainly wouldn't want to wear it regularly for nights out where I was drinking. The combination of back combing, hairspray, a Bumpit AND alcohol ultimately means waking up with a large mess in my hair and a headache from sleeping on the Bumpit all night, for me at least! The Bumpit creates volume, with ease, and overall I found it quite easy to use. It is not practical for wear all of the time and this is why I am marking it down 2 stars, that and the cheap look of it that is sometimes obvious on the heads of women who don't have thick hair or don't know how to disguise the Bumpit correctly.
I bought these for my daughter as now she has hit 13; she spends more time doing her hair and makeup than anything else. She spends hours, backcombing, brushing, pinning, putting up and god knows what else to her hair, I thought these would be a welcome substitute for all the harsh treatment she has been giving her golden locks.
After the initial laughing at the name had subsided (I still can't believe they thought that name was a good idea!!) we opened the box to reveal five plastic curved bits of plastic. Two were small and the other three were much larger in size. We looked at the instruction manual and were mightily disappointed to find that the instructions were really less than helpful. We ended up turning to trial and error and spent a good few hours in front of the bathroom mirror, trying to get the desired bump effect. Although my daughter's hair is half way down her back, she has quite fine blond hair and we did find that the dark brown colour of the Bumpits showed through her fine hair. They were also quite tricky to get them to stay in place without looking a tad silly.
I have shoulder length hair and tried it in mine; I didn't like the effect and couldn't get it to look like it did in the brochure. Needless to say they have been put back in the packet and stored at the back of a drawer. I do not know if we used them wrong, after all the instructions were less than helpful. I paid £1 for these from our local Pound shop, so will not lose any sleep over the failure that was the Bumpit!!
Big Happie Hair Bumpits - around £3 or £4 depending on where they are purchased
I love to go to the effort of having big hair on a night out, which has in the past taken a can of spray, and caused tears the next morning when I have to get a brush through my hair. So when I saw these I thought they would be worth a go. I have to say I love them.
The bumpits come in different colours so they will tone in with your hair colour. I purchased mine at a local chemist who had them in golden and brown. The pack contained three different sizes so I could achieve different looks with them. (To be honest though the smallest of them was tiny, and for me I just went straight to the largest, as I didn't want to do thing by halves).
In order to use product I lift a section of hair from just in front of the crown of my head, place the semi circular 'bumpit' behind it, and then clip the hair across the bridge that has been formed. Each of the bumpits looks like a bridge, and the underside of the bridge or crescent moon shape fits against your head nicely. The bumpits have little teeth on them to stop them moving (don't worry they aren't sharp, and they don't hurt), although they can make it a little difficult to cover them.
At first I was aware that they were there - but the feeling soon disappears. These were from the local chemist, and are available many places in high street shops as well as on line. The best thing is that as you get the 'big' hair with so very little hair spray you have no birds nest to contend with when you take them out.
I would definitely recommend these to people, as they are a pain free way to do your hair so it's just a bit different. Although they are something that can be a bit fiddly, and can take a few attempts to get right.
Just a little update to say they now sell something very similar in the poundshop for well - £1... Well worth it at that price...
Currently there has been a craze to revisit the days of victory rolls, flowing skirts and the jive in this 50's retro phenomenon surrounding the Queens Diamond Jubilee. I was invited to a fancy dress party to celebrate but wanted big hair as beehives were all the rage! I attempted to have a go myself armed with a backcombing brush and two cans of hairspray, however it fell flat and didn't look as smooth as I would have liked.
So I went in search of some help and found these 'Bumpits' at my local Superdrug. The pack contains various sizes for various looks and although I was using these for a fancy dress shindig you could get away with using them for every day use to give your hair that helping hand at volume!
I will admit it took me a while to find a comfortable way to wear them as the first time I put them in too low and the second time too high. Third time lucky, I managed to find the perfect place - the crown! Putting your Bumpit in is very simple and takes a matter of seconds. Simply lift up the piece of hair that will be going on top (make sure there is enough to cover it entirely) then place the faux beehive maker onto the parting you have made. It does feel quite tight, like when you have a small headband on, but after a while you get accustomed to it. Then brush the hair you sectioned over the top, you can even backcomb it a little if you are conscious of people noticing it - just like I was!
My first impression was that it felt quite odd and I was constantly checking to make sure it was not visible! However you can create a multitude of looks with these handy helpers and I received a lot of compliments from people asking me how I had got my hair that high - lets just say Superdrug probably sold out of Bumpits the next day!
Available at Superdrugs, eBay and online make up stores, I really would recommend these to anyone who likes to experiment with styles and try new things. Brigitte Bardot here we come!
I purchased big happie hair bumpits, to give my hair a bit of volume when i was going to a friends wedding. I have really long hair and after a few hours it tends to lie flat against my head, all style and volume seems to dissapear. With the bumpits in my hair stayed in great shape all day, they are simple to use, just by lifting the section you want "bumped up" and slidding them in place. Then placing the hair back over. I felt a bit uncomfortable with them in at first, it felt a bit tight against my scalp and i thought that they might be viable to other people, but my friend reassured me that it looked great and could not be seen. I bought mine from Superdrug for £3.99 but they can be purchased on amazon for as little as £1.99. They come in packs with 3 different sized bumps so you can choose which one suits best and swap for different occasions.
Big Happie Hair Bumpits are designed to be inserted into your hair and create a fashionable bump that can be worn with your hair down or up. I recieved the bumpit as a present as I was constantly trying to create the bump in my own hair via back combing. I was therefore very eager to start using the product. The first time I wore it I had my hair down and placed the bumpit at the back of my head. It created the bump I was looking for and I was very happy. However, when I was out a couple of my friends kept noticing the plastic in my hair and I suddenly felt very paranoid about it. My hair is quite thin so this may therefore be the reason the bumpit was not fully covered by my hair. I still use the bumpit however only when I have my hair up, as the hair is more likely to stay in place and I can therefore cover the bumpit knowing it will not be revealed later. Overall, a good product however would not recommed it for people with thin hair and would make sure there is enough coverage of the product.
High high is really on trend at the moment and it looks great. I was gorwing my hair out at the time when I bought these and hoped they would help add some volume to my hair.
For one there not that easy to use, it usually takes a couple of goes to get it right and a lot of hair spray to keep in place, so this can become fustrating. Then once you have got them in place there is always the fear that it wont last that long. For example if your going on a night out on the town you may find that when you leave the house your hair looks great but by the end of the night you might have lost your bumpit!!
I would reccomend this product if you have a lot of hair because then that avoids the issue of the spokes sticking through the hair which is what I have found others have had problems with as well as myself. I'm quite sure that this product would look amazing for those who have hair extensions.
There are a few different stlyes that you can create with these and once mastered they are very effective however you will need to have patience and its nothing a good old-fashioned bit of backcombing cant achieve.
I'd reccomend giving these products ago because as they may not be for everyone, if your handy with a hairbrush and you like a gimmick then they might be for you. I do use mine from time to time but I save them from when iv got my extensions in
I purchased the Bumpits from Claires Accessories for around £10 when they first came out and I had "high hopes for high hair" Now I am capable of backcombing and making my hair look good that way but I wanted a lazy product I could take less effort in using on the days I am up earlier for Uni.
This product completely let me down - with out basically doing all of the backcombing I would usually do the product would not sit well and you could see the spokes through my hair!!
For £10 I thought it would at least HELP. What a complete and utter waste of my money - not only did they not sit well they also hurt my head! the shapes are definitely not "one size fits all" and I do not have a big head so I am unsure of who this would fit in the way they advertised.
Overall, a big disappointment.
Recently I have been taking more care with my hair after last year turning it into a dried out frizz ball with many split ends due to putting on too many different colour hair dyes, over straightening, over teasing, all whilst using no sort of protecter / heat defence. Since getting my hair back into some sort of order I have decided to treat it to some accessories which require no 'heat', yet give it a lovely, sleek look. This is when I came across these Bumpits, which I think I first saw advertised on TV for a JML advert. They are basically curved bits of plastic which you pop underneath your hair to give it volume.
They are avaliable in places such as Boots (for around £9.99) , however, also avaliable on Amazon and eBay. I picked mine up very cheaply on eBay (brand new) for £1.99 and 99p postage, which I was very happy with.
When they arrived they cam in a very ordinary looking cardboard box which had an ever so 'retro' feel to it with the pink and black stripes. Inside the bos you recieve 5 bumpits - one is a very large curved one, 2 are slightly small curved ones and the other 2 are fairly small.
They give you some instructions on how to use and some different hairstyles which you can create, which is nice as although I was aware of how to use them I had little idea of a hairstyle I wanted to create with them! It mentions that the best way to use them is to tease the roots of your hair on top of where you want the bumpit to be placed. This is to create added volume and to make sure that your style stays in place. I did this and then popped the medium sized bumpit underneath my hair and then gently combed over the top to make sure that you couls not see the bumpit through my hair.
The bumpits have these ridges / bobbles on them which mean they 'grip' to the hair, which is great as being plastic they could have easily slid out, however, with this they did stay in place.
Once my bumpit was in my hair I then tied my hair up which gave me a sort of sophistcated beehive look, yet due to my hair being tied up it still looked okay for everyday. I was really pleased with how the bumpit worked as you could not tell it was underneath my hair and once it was there was no need to adjust it due to it staying in place all day.
I have also used the little bumpits, which are great for it you just want a bit of volume at the roots, or add some volume to your fringe. The only one I have used as of yet it is the large bumpit as after trying out I simply felt it was 'too big', nonetheless I think it would be good for a themed night or fancy dress and may suit other people.
The only downside to these products is that sometimes they can becom tangled in the hair, especially if you have backcombed your hair as well. When this happens they can be quite difficult to remove and it can pull on your scalp quite a bit which can sometimes be painful, however, after about 5 or so minutes of manipulating them they will slide out.
Overall, I was very pleased with my purchase as there is an endless amount of styles you can create with these and is a way to style your hair without having to use heated products (such as straighteners / curlers / tongs) in anyway. They are so simple to use and it is a nice touch they have added in the instructions / hair style ideas for if you are struggling.
I've always been a fan of the 60s with big beehive hairdos, and my hair just didn't work with backcombing. Then God sent me these! ;)
~Packaging and Appearance~
Bumpits come in a pink and black cardboard-stiped box which is a good design for a hair product like this. On the front of the box are before and after photos, so you can see the effect these objects have on your hair. The woman on the photo of the box does have very big hair, so it's pretty obvious that they used a wig, but Bumpits promise big things (and big hair!). On the back of the packet is a small description of the product plus it also tells you how to insert them in 3 steps, but there is a more detailed instuction booklet enclosed.
Bumpits are pieces of arched plastic that you hide under the hair on the crown of your head to give your barnet instant volume. In one pack you get three bumpits: One large, (for the full-on big hair) one medium, (for a more casual look) and one small (for giving ponytails, fringes and quiffs volume.). The bumpits come in three colours: Blonde, Light Brown and Dark Brown, but in the USA you can get them in more colours. Enclosed with the Bumpits is an instruction booklet which tells you how to do other styles using Bumpits, including one with a hairband, a French twist, Double Bumpits, and more. You also get a teasing comb with the Bumpits to help keep them in place.
OK, so Bumpits are described as leave-in inserts, and all you have to do for the simplest style is lift your hair on the crown of your head, place the bumpit underneath, the cover it with the hair and spritz with hairspray. I took these to my friend's house, who has perfect, shiny, hair, which is just shorter than shoulder-length hair, and because her hair was so lovely and easy to manage, the bumpits worked ever so well for her. However, I have a very curly bob that is somewhat hard to tame, and the Bumpits do work for me, but for me personally it is harder to put them in and I need a little bit of help from someone, whereas my friend could do it by herself with ease.
Judging by this scenario, I'm gusseing that Bumpits do work extrememly well, it just depends on the type of hair you have. The smoother, longer and straighter your hair is, the easier the Bumpits are going to go in. If you have hair like me, however, they still work very well, it's just that you may need help from someone else to help put them in.
Final result? I had Cheryl Cole-esque hair, which was just the look I was going for. The Bumpits stayed in place very well for me and didn't slip, but you will need some hairspray to keep your style in place.
Bumpits are sold at Claire's, Asda, Tesco, Superdrug and Boots, plus other good beauty retailers. They are usually £10 (mine were £10 at Claire's) from most places, which is a reasonable price for such an easy-to-use product but at some other places they may be more or less. You just have to shop around.
Well, first of all i have very long thick hair and i love looking at the celebrities when they all have so much volume in there hair and prefect quiffs all the time! So i seen these in asda they were £10.00 but i knew it could get them for less off ebay. So i purchased the brown ones for around £3.99 and only waited for about a week for them too come.
They come in black,white and pink carboard box with a picture of a girl with the bumpit in her hair and may i just add the bumpits actually look better in in real life rarther than on the net,youtube or on the box. When you buy them you will get 3 small bumpits, 2 medium ones (these are the favourite in genera) and 1 big one. The small ones can be used for little styles of maybe a quiff the medium ones look amazing in not too big not too small and look great with half up half down do's. The big one, i'd say maybe would look better for a prom or a fancy party rarther than everyday use or even clubbing but that's just my taste i'm sure many other people love the big ones. Inside there's a little leaflet showing you how to put the bumpit in and also other styles.
They come in brown, blonde and black but, i think they may be coming out in different colors as well.
There easy to to use. You take a section of hair and pull it over your face then you tease the hair in the parting you've created make sure you tease good so that the bumpit will stay, then you place the bumpit in moving it side to side to get a good grip then move your head around abit making sure it won't move. Then place your hair over the bumpit making sure it will stay (the bumpits have alot of little teeth around them top and bottom this helps the bumpit stay. Then put a little bit of hair spray over it and style, its as easy as that!.
I think these are a great invention could maybe be abit easier to put it and could probaly look alot better but when your on a budget i'd say there worth the money and they will look great after practise. I'd give these an 8/10.
Also, go on youtube and search bumpits there's loads of girls showing you how to put one in.
I purchased a set of these hair "bumpits" recently in my local TJ Hughes department store for the bargain price of £2.99.
What made me buy?
I had seen them advertised on TV and liked the look of them. They were available in black or tortoiseshell so I opted for the latter having light coloured hair.
What do you get?
In the set were two mini bumpits (not quite sure what to do with these on my hair!) and three larger sizes (as per the picture).
On first trial I opted for the largest sized one and attempted a nice bouffant 'do' which was achieved with the help of some hair straighteners (first step), some hair grips and lots of hair spray.
The good thing about the design of the bumpits is that they have little teeth on both sides which grip on to your hair. I save mine for special occasions but when I have worn then I have been pleased with the results and had complements on the outcome.
I have seen people wearing these with less success, where you can see the comb in the hair. Extra care must be taken when putting it in so that this doesn't happen or you will really spoil the illusion. People will scrutinise your do to try and work out your gravity defying beehive when wearing these so don't let them have the satisfaction of seeing it!
The idea behind the bumpits is to get some volume within your hair and to do this you need to have hair under and most importantly, over so that the comb is covered. They provide a virtual levitation on your hair.
And the not so good bit...
Be really careful when you remove the bumpits after your occasion. They can be a bit mean on your hair and you don't want to snap it off around here so just do it slowly and gently. Oh and don't try and sleep in them either as they are too hard and hurt and will be even worse to get out in the morning!
As long as you allow yourself proper preparation time, these bumpits are great. Don't do it in a rush though or you get to wear the consequences all day. Price wise, I'd advise you to shop around and you might just find a bargain. Use hair grips to secure for extra confidence in your hair style. Finally, don't knock your head (with its extra inches) on anything as it can hurt against the teeth of the comb!
PS> Don't pronounce this product like armpits whatever you do lol!
I have such fine hair, it never seems to stay up the way I want it without a lot of back combing and hairspray!!
I saw these advertised on television and thought they seemed pretty good, but didn't really understand how they would stay put!
I went into town on a Tuesday when the market is there, I was having a mooch around and saw these on sale for just £3. Now on T.V. I'm sure they were £9.99 so I grabbed them there and then.
In the pack was 2 large, 2 medium and 2 small bumpits. I had a brown colour as my hair is brown!! They are a crescent shape with little teeth on them.
I use them to give a bit of volume at the back of my hair, towards my crown and they do work fine. I still find I have to back comb my haor slightly to stop them slipping but once I have done that, they do stay in place pretty well.
They are good for all styles except really short (obviously, you won't need them then!), even for having a quiff style fringe. They do give instant volume, so therefore are a product that work. I love mine, when I can be bothered to do my hair!! But they are worth getting if you find yourself with limp/flat hair that just simply doesn't hold a style.
They are available in 3 different colours as far as I am aware, blonde, brown and black, and Amazon have them on sale for £1.69. Asda have them for £9.99. Shop around for the best price.
I bought these bumpits after seeing the advert on television. I liked the idea of them as I can never get enough volume in my hair. They looked easy to use with a fantastic result. So I though I would give them a go.
I bought them from instone, they were £10 for three bumpits sized Large, Medium, and small. I find the small ones pretty usefull, and they are too small for a quiff and too small for anything else. I also find the large ones make you look like one of those young girls who have their hair attracting transmission waves. I find the medium one gets put to the best use. You also get a tiny comb and a guise booklet.
They are made from plastic and come in three different colours. Blonde, Brown, Dark brown/Black. The colour you pick is supposed to be closest to your hair colour so that it can't be seen. I find there's always too many dark colours and not enough light ones in stock. This doesn't affect me as I'm brunette. I worked out a reason for this, it's always the girls with bleached-blonde hair, too much make-up and too much fake-tan that are wanting them. I'm not saying that's what you'll look like, but some girls just like the serious large ones!
In order to use them, you are supposed to slide them into your hair. They are arched-shaped and have little teeth all over, these are supposed to grip with your hair. When you have just washed and conditioned your hair, you will find it is very hard to grip them, heres how I do it.
Step 1, push a certain amount of hair to your back
Step 3: back comb the hair which the teeth will grip.
Step 3: push the bumpit in by pulling the bottom part of your hair and sliding it in, let the hair on top fall over.
Step4: Use hairspray and spray at the bottom of the bumpit where the hair is touching the teeth.
I think these are a great idea to get a fake and natural look, and they are competitively priced.
A friend of mine stumbled across these whilst we were away in Blackpool. Knowing I like to try anything different she bought it to me in the shop and I purchased it straight away. It cost me £1.99 for 2 mini ones, 2 large and 1 'rockstar' one which is huge. I have since seen them in Claires accessories for £9.99 so I think I grabbed a bargain there.
So what are they.....
Well have you ever wondered how some women's hair seems to be so high it defies gravity. I once was shopping in Primark and a girl behind the till had a beehive that would put Amy Winehouse to shame I couldn't take my eyes off it how on earth had she made her hair so big!!! and now I think I know the help of the Rockstar bumpit. Bumpits are basically a plastic bridge which sits on your head and you put your hair over it to make your hair HUGE lol. The bridge has tiny little teeth on it to hold them in place. They come in a blonde brown and black colour my hair is blonde/brown but the ones I have are brown because that's all they had in the shop.
How do you use them.....
All you have to do is part your hair at the crown then put the bumpit onto your head, drop the hair over it that's it done a beehive effect in less than 5 minutes. I also use 2 large ones once which I think makes my hair look bigger and avoids a bridge type look (shall explain this in a moment). To check out all the styles you can do check out www.bumpit.com website you can do up do's and down do's with them.
My experience of bumpits.....
Ok well first off when i go out I wear clip on extensions in my hair so to make my hair thicker I hate sticky out ear when I go out and extensions solve this problem for me. So therefore I have more hair to start with. The bumpits are easy enough to put in following the instructions I mentioned earlier. The bridge effect I was talking about is when I use one and my hair just goes up and straight down. I find if I use 2 together I get a smoother look my hair goes up and domes over my head I do this and then I use 2 slides at either side of my head just to hold my hair in around the sides. They sit surprisingly well on my head and stay put which is great you do have to keep a eye on your hair though mine sometimes slips if I don't have enough hairspray on and then you can see the little teeth poking through exposing my secret lol. For a smaller look you can just put a mini bumpit near the front of your hair to just raise your fringe up to give a little bit of lift at the front.
Overall a good product for making my hair all 'Amy Winehouse' for a night out. They stay put and make your hair big like they say they will and for the price I paid I had a bargain.