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I've read a lot of comments about this site, however, I have to say that I love this one. If someone wants to give me money for nothing, I'm going to take it. To date I have won £11.50, 2 fivers and 3 50p's. For doing what? For spending 5 minutes of my online time visiting a site and clicking a few icons. I actually look forward to receiving the results daily in my inbox to see if I have won any more, after all, as the saying goes, if you're not in you can't win!!!
I have been using Alladvantage since July 2000 and have just reached my minimum payout amount of £18. I am going to reserve judgement on the use of Alladvantage until and if I receive my cheque. As I have a 17" monitor, I find the veiwbar is unobtrusive, however my friend has a 15" monitor and he finds that the viewbar totally invades his screen and therefore does not have it running all the time. If I receive my payment, I shall of course be grateful for receiving "money for nothing" however, if I was supposed to be looking at the adverts, I have to say that they have been flashing away in the background and I seldom take notice them, sorry.
Tesco direct has recently arrived in my area. Outside our local store was a brand new Merc van, to be used for delivering the goods to our homes. I grabbed a leaflet from the check out and duely logged onto their site. I have to say, placing your first order is a bit of a nightmare, however with the facility to add goods as your favorites, later orders should be placed a lot quicker and easier. I selected a time for the delivery of my goods,11.00am-1.oopm and hey presto within 5 minutes of the start of the 2 hour timescale, 11.05 am, the van was at my door. The driver was extremely pleasant, asking where I wanted each bag set, bringing some into the kitchen and bringing the frozen stuff into the garage were the freezer is. Would you come back later and do the housework I asked? I used the service as a trial for my own benefit, however would not hesitate to use it again.
In my opinion Aucland is one of the best auction sites available at the moment. It is always a very daunting task to buy something from someone whom you have never seen or met, Therefore Auclands facility to question the buyer is invaluable and reassuring. I have used this facility several times and had my doubts either confirmed or eliminated by the seller himself. Without the facility of questioning the seller I certainly wouldn't have had the confidence to purchase as many times as I have through Aucland. Other auction sites such as QXL dont have this facility.
I have recently had a bad experience with QXL. I spotted 128ram on sale for my machine, and always on the lookout for a bargain thought that the asking price of £75 was too good to pass up. The seller had 20 units to sell and I watched closely as the deadline approached. At no point was I informed that the seller had a £115 reserve price on this product. At the end of the auction he had received 12 bids from people like myself who bid the opening offer of £75. Needless to say he didn't sell, so it wasn't such a bargain after all!! Other auction sites such as Aucland give you the facility to question the seller and ask him how much his reserve price is, QXL should introduce a similar facility.
This has got to be the king of all internet book sites, it has almost every concivable title you could think of, and their delivery system with Royal Mail is excellent. Placing your order once you have registerd is simplicity itself, using the "1 Click" ordering system is fast and painless, you are told when the book should be despatched and emailed when it is on its way. You can also view your order history in your account section and pre-order forth coming titles. I have pre-ordered Harry Potter 5 for my son whicj=h is not due for release until July 2001. I have placed numerous orders with them and the items have always arrived promptly and in excellent condition. Keep up the excellent service, however please keep postage rates down as these can sometimes cancel out any savings you make in the book price.
It's the same old thing, you only get what you pay for! I use Easyjet to fly from Belfast to Luton, this usually costs me less than £50 return. For that money I get a reliable flight departure ( not delayed once, YET) and an adequit check-in system. OK, it is a fighting match if the flight is full to get the seat you want, but they do release the passengers to the plane in numerical order according to when they check-in. No food supplied? OK there's not, but on a flight that lasts no more than 1 hour, who needs food, have a sandwich before you leave the house!. If I wanted a cooked breakfast with coffee and a free newspaper, I could always pay at least £40 extra and travel with British Midland to Heathrow. Easyjets aircraft are just as modern as any other fleet and we should be applauding them for taking on the big boys and suppling the travelling public with a low cost good value alternative to their overpriced competitors.
It is interesting to note that Chris Sutton is now scoring freely with Celtic, alright, before you say it, maybe the Scotish league isn't as competative as the Premiership, but I beleive that Sutton's poor form at Chelsea was a mind thing. At Celtic he is going to be first choice every week, whereas at Chelsea he rarely got a chance to prove himself. Put yourself in his shoes, how would you feel knowing you were the clubs record signing sitting on the bench week in week out, I think that fact would play on your mind too. I do hope we have found a suitable replacement for him, and the early signs are good as Hasselbaink is scoring and play making, however, what will his temperment be like if he is left on the bench a few times? I certainly dont envy Vialli's job trying to keep such a large squad happy all the time, and hope he has made enough new acquisitions to make a serious assault on the championship this season. Maybe its time for some of the old boys to move on especially Di Matteo.
This excellent value publication is suitable for all computer users, no matter what level of experience you have. The main thing I like about it is that they are not afraid to say what they think on behalf of the consumer. In the section "ConsumerActive", they will take on the big boys and sort out your problems with Manufacturers or suppliers. The section "Q&A's" allows readers to ask for help with any computer problems they have, and this section also allows other readers to help solve problems. Keep up to date with all the lastest in the technological world with reports on things such as new software, hardware, ISP's and IT news in general. Order it on subscription for a discount as I have, and get it delivered to your door every other week.
I was looking for a replacement for the soon to end Lineone Quip scheme, and had pondered the many options available, Waiting patiently for the now never to arrive Alta Vista service. NTL seemed to have a lot of complaints about the speed in which they dispatched the required setup CD, so after deciding I would go to NTL World after Lineone Quip ended, I applied for my setup CD the week after Lineone's withdrawal announcement at the end of July. The CD arrived in 4 days, I installed the software, signed up and had my dialler box 2 days later. I still pay my line rental to BT as NTL network is not available in my area yet, but all my calls including the local ones are routed through the NTL dialler box, allowing me to recoup my £10 monthly Minimum fee. So far NTL World is on a par with Lineone Quip, however, I did send them an email over a week ago without reply yet. It has to be noted though, that Quip had a similiar responce time to emails sent to them, so nothing new there, But NTL's aftercare customer service MUST improve. All in all, I know I'm one of the lucky one's not to have had to wait months for my CD, but in NTL World I feel i have found a replacment for my 24/7 Lineone Quip scheme. Long may it last, Fingers crossed!!!
I like many of your other contributers joined the lineone Quip scheme in the hope that at Last I had found a reputible company willing to take the internet by storm. 3 weeks after joining the scheme i received the same email informing me the service was to be withdrawn. I have to say that Lineone Quip provided an excellent service, i got connected first time every time, and like everyone else sang their praises to all my work colleges, only to get the smack in the face from Lineone telling me the service was too popular. What did they expect? I have now joined a campaign led by ComputerActive to try and get a cash refund for all members who paid £20 for the Quip dialler box. If you want to join the campaign write to LineOne Protest, ComputerActive, 32-34 Broadwick Street, London, W1A 2HG I hope Lineone loose customers over this fiasco, I have already found an new ISP (NTL) providing 24/7 access for £10 a month, where I can recoup this fee by rerouting my phone calls through the NTL network, including my LOCAL calls!!! My message to everyone involved in the LineOne Quip scheme, Vote with your feet and find another ISP, there are plenty of them out there.
I bought the BT Cellnet "U" version of this phone and liked it so much I upgraded my wife's Orange "Just Talk" Motorolla phone to the Philips C12 Orange version. Her's even has Voice activated calling,Which although may be a gimmick can be quite useful. It also has Vibrating ringing, which as everyone knows can be very useful if you need a silent ring. It is easy to program and has all the features if not more than a phone twice the price. The BT Cellnet "U" version is now selling at about £40. Great value phone with good battery life.