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    • H.Samuel / Highstreet Shopping / 20 Readings / 19 Ratings
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      15.01.2010 12:17
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      Never say never to using them again

      Many years ago I use to use HSamuel to purchase quite a few little bits and bobs. I find that they have a large variety of everyday jewellery at fairly reasonable prices so when I recently wanted to buy some studs I thought I would try them again. I always get a little overwhelmed in the store as there are so many items on display I usually don't have the patience to stand and browse. I visited the website so I had the facility to filter my search which suited me perfectly.

      After about 10 minutes of searching I found a pair that I was very happy with, a bargain for white gold at £6.99. Instead of paying for delivery I thought I would just go to my local store to get them now I knew exactly what I wanted. This I must admit is where the confusion started. Me and my partner were having a look and in the store the exact same earrings were £19.99. I am not sure how or why they charge you more in the store but I wasn't very pleased. I know many online retailers have different prices in store than online due to where they are dispatching from however I thought that this was a little extreme. After going up to town I decided I would just order them online, back to the computer!

      I ordered my product, and then found the option to collect in store. I opted for this as since I go past my local shop nearly every day due to working very near I thought I would save some pennies. This process is not the best a part of me wishes I had just paid for delivery. I ordered these 9 working days ago and then I received an email to say that I collect them in two working days. In total it took them 11 working days just to get my earrings to the store? A bit of an extreme if you ask me! At the time I received an email to state store collection would take approximately 5 working days. Since then this has increased to 9 and I think this may be due to the exact above happening on more than one occasion.

      Collection of my product wasn't all the easy either. I went with my confirmation email and the card that I paid with as informed I should. I got to my Leeds store and explained to the assistant I was here to collect and she looked at me as if I was an alien. She then rudely said that someone else will be along to assist me she then rudely turned her back and went to serve someone else. Any other time I would have said something straight away I think I was in a little bit of shock so the words just didn't come out! Finally I got served and this lady was a lot more helpful and went out of her way to make sure I looked after. I mentioned what had happened previously and she was very apologetic.

      Overall it has been a very up and down experience with HSamuel, I will possibly use them again in the future if I am after something that they are offering at a competitive price, I don't however feel the service from begin to end was very satisfactory. I will never say never to use them again however I am not overly keen on recommending them at the same time.

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    • Accessorize / Highstreet Shopping / 7 Readings / 5 Ratings
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      15.01.2010 12:15
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      1st stop shop for all your accessories needs.

      Accessorize is definitely a little Gem of a shop for all us girlies. When it comes to providing many different accessories in all different shapes and colours they definitely come above the other competitive retailers. Accessorize have numerous stores all over England and also have a clothes shop under their brand called Monsoon.

      I have always found accessorize prices to be very competitive. Of course like any other shop you will find the odd item that is overpriced and that you can get elsewhere but I think that is now the norm especially in the UK.

      The list is endless for the products accessorize offer..... jewellery, make-up, hair accessories, handbags, scarves and even underwear is just to name a few.

      The jewellery especially is one of my favourite products available. You walk into an accessorize store and the first thing you will notice is that everything is split into different coloured sections. I think this is a great idea especially if you know what sort of colour you are after. Don't get me wrong I do feel accessorize do sell some items that are OTT however sometimes that is the kind of look you may want to go for. Of course with the great price's you can't expect to be able to wear some of their products everyday and expect it to last. You do have the costume style jewellery which obviously won't last long if you wear it on a day to day basis, but bearing the prices in mind this shouldn't be a huge issue. Expect to pay approximately £15 for a set of earrings, necklace and a ring in accessorize.

      Due to my sensitive skin I haven't tried the make up available here. This isn't out of not wanting to try it however I am sure whether the products here would suit my skin. I am sure the helpful assistants wouldn't mind helping me however my store never have testers so I'm guessing they could lose out on a small amount of business there!

      I love the large variety of handbags available in this shop, like most girls handbags are definitely one of my weaknesses. They offer handbags in all different shapes and sizes, I very rarely go in and not find something that suits that I am after. Prices range from £12 to a small hand held clutch and up to £40+ for a large holdall.

      Accessorize often have sales on, or at least a small section of sales items in stores the majority of the time. My local store in Leeds often has sale items on the back well and you can sometimes find some very good deals. Christmas sales and summer/winter sales often off up to 90% off previous retail prices so they are definitely worth having a look at if you have the opportunity.

      The customer service is very bog standard in many of the stores that I have been into. Nothing out of this world but they are polite and more than happy to help you. A friendly smile does go a long way. I would recommend accessorize to anyone who is looking to buy accessorise for day to day wearing and for that special night out, it is great value for money. But I warn you, you may end up going back for more!

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      15.01.2010 12:13
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      All round a great investment

      I first became a fan of Bobbi Brown make up about 4 years ago and to be honest I wish I hadn't. Not because I don't like the products, far from it I love the make up so much I think I have become a little bit of an addict. Even if I don't need anything I always find myself having a look and seeing an endless amount of items I want to buy. Well, you don't need to know about my shopping habits so let me explain what I love so much about this brand.

      My first experience of Bobbi Brown was about 4 years ago, I was Christmas shopping and wanted to buy myself something nice. I visited my local House of Fraser store in Leeds and came across there stand, it is straight at the entrance so it really caught my eye I went over to investigate. The staff were really great, if I am been honest I have never experience customer service like it. They are all trained make-up artists and they really are helpful. Just by looking at me she knew what kind of products I may be interested in and helped show me items I probably wouldn't have even thought of. Their knowledge made me feel comfortable in taking on their recommendations; I feel this is important when it comes to this kind of situation as you are, in a way, putting your image in their hands.

      They offer a make over service on most of the counters which is a great idea. This way you get to see how the make up adapts to your skin tone. Having previously received make up artist training in the past I know how important this is and how you can never be too sure about a product until you have properly tried it. On my first make over I wasn't really sure what to expect. Having had OK experiences in the past I wasn't ready to get my hopes up that this experience was going to be any better. It was however and as a result of that I think I nearly bought Bobbi Brown dry as I just wanted everything.

      That make up always feels amazing, unlike some it feels very light on my skin and my pores never get blocked. I have noticed that all the make up does work better if everything is Bobbi Brown, the pressed powder seems to sit better for example. I am not sure whether other people feel the same or whether it is just me convincing myself that I have to have the whole collection.

      Not only do Bobbi Brown produce make up they also produce everyday moisturisers, sun creams and now even perfume.

      I would strongly recommend the day and night moisturisers as they are none greasy and very light to the skin. The exfoliation flakes are great and really effective, however I do have sensitive skin and found that this from time to time left my face very sore. I have since found a perfect exfoliator for my skin type and this isn't from the Bobbi Brown range.

      The recent product I have found is the Bobbi Brown perfume called Bobbi. This was purchased for me as a gift this Christmas and it smells beautiful. It is very fresh but bold at the same time. It is the sort of perfume that smells better after it has been left a while but it is definitely something I will be replacing when I run out.

      Overall, as you can see, I have high expectations of Bobbi Brown and so far I have not been let down. I have received great customer service 99% of the time and I think the products are great value for money. Some may find the prices slightly higher than the usual however please note that the make up goes a long way so if you're like me, think of it as an investment!

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      15.01.2010 12:11
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      All round good product if you want to pay a little extra

      Nails inc started as a very small chain of nail bars and over the years have expanded to over 50 across England. Nails inc tend to keep there nail bars in large department stores such as Selfridges and Debenhams to name a few so you are never too far away from one of there stores.

      In general I am not keen on the nail bars themselves, I have been on numerous occasions and I have to say I didn't think the staff were very polite and on more than one occasion I turned away with very sore hands from where they had made me bleed when cutting off my cuticles!

      Anywhoo, since this is a review about the varnishes I will get onto!
      I do love the nails inc nail varnishes, they come in very simple bottles, finished will a silver lid and just the nails inc logo printed on the glass. The simplicity makes the bottles look more expensive that it actually is in my opinion but I do like it.

      From experience I have found that the nails inc varnish is designed to work best with there own base coat and top coat. This helps the life of the colour on your nail and I must admit that this is increased quite dramatically. I use the Kensington Caviar top and base coat with my nail varnishes and I can easily go a week without any chips. Whilst using the Kensington Caviar range my nails have become a lot stronger and grown much quicker also and they feel great!

      There are lots of colours available through Nails inc and they are all very attractive. The whole range varies from bright to dark and even very faints for day to day wearing and the colours are always very rich and look great. I would be very surprised if you were unable to find a shade you did not like in there extensive range. Unlike most nail varnishes you only need one coat of varnish to get a rich colour, which makes the process a little quicker if you are in a rush.

      Overall nails inc varnishes are great value for money. They retail at around £10.50 for a standard size and if you browse the internet you are more than likely going to find a bargain along the way! (Little note QVC do some great deals on the box sets!) You will also find that nails inc also supply hand wash and lotions and over accessories to help keep your nails in great shape!

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      15.01.2010 12:10
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      Better than the cheaper versions out there.

      Shower puff's in general are becoming everyday tools for the bathroom. Slowly more and more households are getting these to replace flannels and of course the good old bathroom sponge. There are so many different shower puffs around it's hard to know which are good and which are not! This is excellent quality, there are so many out there that are cheap and cheerful, and lets be honest they may serve there purpose but they do fall to pieces easily. The soap and glory version definitely stands the test of time, keep it clean and it will last for a very long time I assure you, you will be surprised!

      The Soap and Glory shower puff is very thick and is perfect for what it is designed for. You only need to use a very small amount of shower gel and this will go a very long way. Been able to use only a small amount will of course save you money which is what we are all after in this day.... Aren't we?

      Overall it is yet another great product from the soap and glory range and hopefully and yet again it is another product I have recently been converted to!

      This product retails at £3.50 and is available from Boots and now at most Harvey Nichols stores.

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    • New Year's Resolutions / Discussion / 18 Readings / 18 Ratings
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      06.01.2010 19:52
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      New year new me

      I am never one really to make New Year resolutions as come the end of January they have usually been broken! This year however I am determined to keep to my resolutions most are the usual ones that everyone has but I believe that these are the ones that will benefit me the most.

      1)Cut out the bad foods in my diet - This is simply the 'new year new diet' resolution. After Christmas we have all eaten too much food and I definitely want to shed a few pounds. Reason for this is to feel more comfortable in myself, and with a holiday to Las Vegas coming up I really want to be toned and feeling good. If this doesn't motivate me I am really not sure what will!
      2)Save, Save, Save! - This year I really want to be able to save money and put it towards something great in the future. Since I am never going to win the lottery (apparently you have to be in it to win it) I feel it's best that I make the effort to save my spare cash instead of spending it on things I don't need. I am after all a typical girl who loves shopping and loves nothing more than returning home after a shopping trip with lots of bags but this year it must stop.
      3)Buy no new make up or unnecessary toiletries in 2010 - I love pampering myself however after sorting out my cupboards at home I have a huge amount of lotions and potions that need using. Instead of buying something for the sake of it I will be using all of these including tester bottles over 2010. Not only will this save me money but I expect I will have a lot of space left after doing this. Make up, well I have lots and lots of it. Bobbi Brown make up unfortunately is my weakness and I often buy little things as treats. This will also be stopping until I have used everything down to the bare minimum and then I can go out and buy just exactly what I need!

      These are my main three resolutions; hopefully the above can be carried through all the way to next year! I hope to save a lot of money and of course like every year I plan on making more time for my friends and family and overall just have a great year!

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    • carphonewarehouse.com / Online Shop / 7 Readings / 7 Ratings
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      06.01.2010 19:47
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      I will consider using these again

      n the past I have had some bad experiences with the Carphone Warehouse, this ultimately put me off using them again until just last month. After searching high and low for a new phone I found the one I wanted, guess what? It was cheaper on the Carphone Warehouse website then any other. I didn't know what to do. I decided to go for it, many other people I know had used them before and had no problems so I guess I was just unlucky previously. I order my phone on a Saturday night and this was in stock so was available for next day delivery (Ordering on a Saturday makes the delivery on a Tuesday so someone on the other side can process it). Everything was going was going well and my pay as you go phone should be with me on Tuesday, great, I was a very happy bunny.
      Monday came and I was checking my emails to see if there was any sign of dispatch, nothing all day. I then received an email at around 7pm asking me to go into branch to confirm my identity with passport and proof of an address as they were unable to verify this online. This confused me when purchasing an pay as you go mobile phone in the past I have never been asked for this information, and after looking on there website nothing stated anywhere that I was need to do this. I was a little angry so I rang the customer services department to see what was going on, I was ready for an argument but a very nice agent answered and helped me 110%. Basically in his colleague's wisdom he assumed I had ordered a pay monthly phone and that was the reason for this email. The guy on the phone took some details from me assured me my phone would be delivered the next working day which I thought was impressive considering that this was 9pm on a Monday night. I didn't get my hopes up however as promised my phone arrived before lunch time the next day. Brilliant and I was a very happy bunny.

      Apart from this slight mix up I am incredibly pleased with the way my order was dealt with. Especially since my phone was dispatched after 9pm! After staying away from this company for a good few years I am now willing to letting my guard down and consider them more in the future. I am not going to let this one little incident put me off. I would recommend this company to other people who are considering purchasing from them, of course my experience is only based on a pay as you go purchase so I am not able to comment on the pay monthly side of things!

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    • musicmagpie.co.uk / Internet Site / 6 Readings / 4 Ratings
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      06.01.2010 19:42
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      Easy way to get rid of unwanted items.

      Have you ever bought a CD or DVD and then found it a year later and you know deep down you will never watch it again? Well me too, and I think this site may help!
      This site will buy Games, DVD's and CD's off of you in exchange for a cheque sent through to you in the post. When I moved in the middle of 2009 it was a great excuse to go through all my belongs and get rid of the stuff I was keeping 'just incase' I think the majority of us are the same and keep things for the sake of it, however I personally would prefer money that a disk that will sit at the back of a cupboard for the next couple of years. So I had my pile of DVD's and CD's to hand and I entered the Musicmagpie website.

      If you have never used this site you need to know the process is simple, all you need to do is enter is the barcode number (found right near, you guessed it... the barcode!) this will then search the system and comes up with the correct disk title and the amount they will pay you. I didn't find that this site gave you the best rates on all disks the prices were rather good on games in comparison to other trade in stores and websites so I found myself going through other retailers and comparing to get the best deal. This can be rather time consuming but the pounds look after the pennies!

      Once you have entered everything you are wanting to sell you need to complete the selling process, once again this is easy and they will ask for details such as your name, address and a contact number just in case! Musicmagpie do send you pre paid labels for you to send your discs with, this is a great extra as if you are sending a fair few discs the postage could be rather expensive. I personally took my packages to the post office so I could get a proof of postage just so I have some record.

      My cheque arrived after about 2 weeks, which considering all wasn't too bad. I would have hoped it had arrived a little quicker however it wasn't a huge amount so I didn't have big plans for it! But the service overall was what you would expect some a service like this. I would recommend this company to anyone who is wanting to make a few extra pounds from any un wanted items and I think you could make a small fortune!

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      • love2recycle.com / Internet Site / 17 Readings / 16 Ratings
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        06.01.2010 19:04
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        Get selling those old phones!

        I have always been a little cautious of all these mobile phone recycling companies who will offer you all this money for a phone you don't want. I went through a trusted website which has a comparison chart of all the companies and what they would offer you for your type of phone. I first used love2recycle in 2009, and even though they were not offering me the most money out of all the companies they has some pretty good reviews behind them so that was enough to assure me.

        The site is simple, you basically enter the make of your phone or model number and hopefully this will then bring it up. Click on the image and this will show you're the amount they will offer you. If you are happy click add to basket and then to checkout. Here it will require you to enter your details so they can continue the first stage of the recycling process, sending out your envelope. Many of the other sites are asking you to use your own postage to send your phone Love2recyle don't they send you a pre-paid envelope so you don't incur any extra charges! Better for us as it means more money in our pockets. They do advice though if your phone is worth a lot more that you pay to send it recorded delivery etc, just in case it goes missing as the pre paid envelope they supplied is not insured.

        Once they have received the phone their turn around time is very fast and I received my cheque within 5 working days. I had no issues or any reason why I would not recommend these in the future. I am now in the process of sending off my second phone so it's always a good sign when you go back and use them again.

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      • topcashback.co.uk / Internet Site / 6 Readings / 5 Ratings
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        06.01.2010 19:00
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        A must for any internet shoppers out there!

        There are so so many cash back sites out there at the moment I was in a real daze as to which one I really wanted to join. I know each site has their own rates and some will be of course better than others however I wanted to stick just to one I can not be doing with going through loads of different ones if I'm been honest. After lots of review reading and taking advice from one of my favourite websites I decided to go with TopCashBack.com .

        The initial reason I signed up for this site was the fact that it is free. I know there are quite a few cash back sites out there that charge a yearly fee and since I wasn't sure how often I would use the site I didn't think it would benefit me by paying for the service. First box ticked!

        The way TopCashBack works is by giving you money for going through their website to buy your usual items. This percentage is agreed between the merchant and TopCashBack and is basically classed as advertising revenue.

        The sign up stage is simple and very easy. Fill out the requested fields and click sign up and you are on the site! I like it when things are simple I must admit if it was a long form to fill in I wouldn't be using them now, I haven't got the time to spend much longer than ten minutes signing up for something.

        Once you are on the site it is really easy to navigate around, the search facility allows you search for the exact shop you are looking for alternatively if you would like to browse all the shops that they have listed under a specific category this is also possible. Once you have found what you are looking for then you can click on the name, this will then take you into this store's specific information. Here you will find all the different rates of cash back if applicable. This is due to many stores selling numerous different types of goods and each receiving a different amount of cash back. You will also find a section on here the lists different voucher codes that you may be able to use. Please note if you use a voucher code that isn't listed on the site you may not receive your cash back!

        Ok so, so far it has been a rather simple process and if you're expecting it to get complicated think again. To be entitled to receiving your cash back all you need to do is click on the link 'Continue to merchant' and this will take you to the correct website. Don't worry if you have forgotten to log in, if you haven't the site will ask you if you want to log in or continue to the site without doing so. Then if you buy anything on the website you will be entitled to a % or cash amount back depending on what the merchant was offering on the TopCashBack website.

        The tracking of the goods can be quite complicated, unless something goes wrong in the tracking process you shouldn't need to do anything as the retailer should submit the order details, however there are instances where this isn't the case. There are quite a few aspects that can affect the process of tracking, it is advised that you do NOT delete your cookies of your computer as this can effect it. (I am not technical enough to know exactly why this is however it is stated on the website) or in some cases the merchant just doesn't report your transaction. This isn't a real issue however you will then have to submit a claim through the website. This is rather simple and will ask for the order details, all of which you will find on your confirmation email. It is then up to the TopCashBack team to get this sorted for you. They will sometimes ask you for more information or sometimes it will just appear on your account as it has taken a little longer than expected to report but either way you should eventually get the commission back. I have had to manually enter my details a couple of times and they have never been rejected!

        You usually have to wait about 2 months before you can get the cash back to a payable stage, and sometimes it is more and sometimes it is less. Then you are available to get the money by either a Bacs transfer or get a sent a cheque by post. All easy to do and all information is available on the website.

        There are so many shops that are linked onto this website the possibilities are endless. There are a whole range including cosmetics, clothing, electronics and even financial organisations. If you know what you are looking for it is easy just to search for the shop you are after and continue through the site but if you are after a bargain I would highly recommend searching through the different stores and see who is offering the best prices!

        All in all I am very pleased with this website, it is easy to use and with no sign up charges you really do have nothing to lose!

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        06.01.2010 10:58
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        Overall an ok network provider just what I would expect nothing special

        It may not be the right time for me to review as I have only been Vodafone for a couple of months now however I wanted to explain to everyone my initial experience with them. I am currently on PAYG simply because I am trying to keep my usage under control however I do have experience of the contracts side also.

        Pay As You Go -
        I did not order my phone through Vodafone, no real reason to why except the phone I wanted wasn't available so I ordered it from a well known retailer. The first stage to activate the SIM card was to put credit on my phone. This was done easily and quickly through the telephone system however I did have to wait 48 hours for this to show on my phone, bit of pain really as I wanted to use the phone - good job I still had my old one to hand!
        There are many different plans you can choose from even as a PAYG customer and that to me was one of the things that made me choose Vodafone in the end. The initial plan that is standard is 'One Simple Price Plan' this is set and all call charges default onto this. You can then also pick one of 3 different plans as an add on.
        1) Freedom Pack - Allows you to double your calling allowance for an amount per month. For example if you put £10 onto your phone your can buy a £10 freedom pack which converts it into 200 minutes and 300 texts! (There also other combinations depending on how much you want to spend)
        2) Text unlimited - Allows you pay £5 and get unlimited evening and weekend texts or £10 for any time unlimited texts.
        3) Free Weekends - Spend £5 on calls during the week and you can then talk as much as you like on weekends.
        (Terms and amounts may have changed from the time of writing this review to when you read it!)
        All these different combinations I thought was great, it allowed me to put just £10 on my phone at any time and make sure I stick to it!
        Overall the signal strength on my mobile has always been great, I haven't as of yet seen my phone go below 3 out of 5 bars. Of course apart from the times I'm hiding in a dark room with 10 ft solid walls (Just to confirm I don't do that) in other words the obvious places you wouldn't expect to get a signal.

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        I personally have never had experience with Vodafone contracts however my partner has. He got a great deal and was also offered an amazing contract for me however I declined as I know how much I can spend on a contract phone! The service has always been great and signal has never been an issue for him. There are a lot of offers out there and you really do just have to go searching. I know from when I have looked in the past there are many contracts that are not worth it so please beware!

        My partner received his contract phone in no time at all, no issues at first and the first issue he felt he had to complain about came to the phone rather than the contract or Vodafone itself. Instead of going straight through customer services to be told it's not an issue they can resolve we went straight through the CEO (This was a well know issue with this particular phone on many forums and after reading what other people had experienced whilst talking to the customer service rep we thought it was the best choice.) He was contact back by the CEO's assistant within 24 hours and my partner was offered a new edition of the phone he currently had or a new phone up to the same value. This was exactly what he wasn't and was very pleased with the response. I would recommend this approach to anyone who is having serious issues with the customer service department!!

        On-line Service -
        Vodafone have a very easy to use on-line service which offers you the facility to top up on-line view how many minutes or texts you have remaining, manage your extras and your plan. It also gives you the opportunity to register your handset so it can be blocked if lost or stolen and many other useful bits and pieces.

        Overall the experience I have had with Vodafone has been standard, nothing great but nothing too bad that I can complain about. I have read many people have had bad experiences but I took a chance with Vodafone and so far it has paid off..... I will be updating however if anything happens that I need to complain about!

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      • Review of the Year 2009 / Discussion / 15 Readings / 15 Ratings
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        An ok year considering everything

        What a great idea to do an overall yearly review, it's interesting to read about everyones highs and lows and generally to see how everyone has tackled what has really been a strange year. Many people have had high's and low's so I guess these are mine!

        1) What did you do in 2009 that you have not done before?
        I went to the Imax, big news eh?

        2) Did anyone close to you give birth?
        Apart from lots of my friends having babies the most important one in my family has to be my new gorgeous baby sister. She is now just over 5 months old and I love her to pieces. She is very advanced for her age due to having a four year old brother at home to keep her busy so I am enjoying her been at the baby stage whilst I can.

        3) Did anyone close to you die?
        Thankfully last year no one close to me died, I do have close friends that have been effected by a close one dying and I couldn't imagine going through that again.

        4) What countries did you visit?
        The only place I visited last year was London, so I never got to go abroad! We were very close to booking somewhere but then we were lucky enough to find a great deal for Las Vegas so we are saving the pennies until then.... Only 5 months to go!

        5) What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009?
        Like most of the people I think this would have to be money, I have been one of the lucky ones that haven't really been effected by the recession however due to future plans I will be saving lots this year!

        6) What dates will you remember from 2009?
        The most important dates for me would be moving in with my boyfriend, however stressful it got and the birth of my baby sister.

        7) Did you suffer from illness or injury?
        Apart from suffering from Blackouts a few times (scary stuff!) thankfully nothing else major.

        8) What was the best thing you bought?
        I love my new phone however silly that may sound but I also love all the great kitchen equipment we managed to buy when we moved out, I love cooking.

        9) What behaviour merited celebration?
        I close friend of mine - her little brother got accepted into Oxford University!

        10) Whose behaviour made you appalled?
        Do I really need to go and mention all the issues that have been raised with our government? No I didn't think so! Nothing major from a personal side apart from the behaviour of an individual that I no longer have contact with.

        11) Where did most of your money go?
        Sadly this would have to be on bills..... who invented the need for these?

        12) What did you get really excited about?
        Moving house, having a new baby sister and booking my holiday for this year! Going to see Queen and Paul Rodgers was also an amazing experience.

        13) What songs will you remember from 2009?
        I think out of all the Songs I have listened to this year Queen and Paul Rogers have stayed stuck in my head for a large portion of it. Although nothing new has really made a big impact on me.

        14) Compared to this time last year are you happier fitter or more productive?
        I am not fitter unfortunately.... I am onto this now though! I am in a much happier place than this time last year lets hope this continues.

        15) What do you wish youd done more of?
        I wish I had made the time to see old friends more, I am already in the process of changing this this year though.

        16) What do you wish you had done less of?
        Not really sure what to put on this one, however hard I try not to regret anything live life and learn from faults.

        17) What was your favourite Tv Programme?
        I really enjoyed The inbetweeners, The Big Bang Theory and I was introduced to Outnumbered which I also love.

        18) Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate last year?
        I wouldn't go as far as saying that I hate someone, however there is someone now that I no longer talk to compared to this time last year and have no intention of talking to again.

        19) Whats been your best book of 2009?
        The last book I remember reading and not been able to put down was Left for Dead in the outback : How I Survived 71 days in a Desert Hell by Rickie Megee. I was gripped from the first page from how Rickie dealt with been stuck in such situations. Yes, it is a true story!

        20) What was your greatest musical discovery?
        I couldn't comment on this at the moment as I can;t think off hand.

        21) What did you want to get in 2009?
        A better and stronger career and overall happiness in myself.

        22) What did you want and didn't get?
        I got it all, lucky me!

        23) What is your favourite film of the year?
        I loved Bruno and The Hangover. I am sure there are many more however these are the two that I remember right now!

        24) What did you do on your birthday and how old were you?
        I was 21 in 2009 and even though it is rather a big birthday I unfortunately didn't do anything! (Sore subject!)

        25) What political issue stirred you the most?
        I tend not to get involved in politics as such, I believe they are all the same and it angers me.

        26) Who was the best person you met?
        I made quite a few new friends in 2009 all of which are lovely.

        27) Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2009?
        Live Life to the full and don't let anyone bring you down. People should Love you for who you are and if they can't then they aren't worth it!

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      • feelunique.com / Internet Site / 20 Readings / 19 Ratings
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        Highly recommended website to all

        What first attracted me to feelunique.com? Well I have to admit it was most definitely the prices. I was after something specific and after using a search facility this website was coming up as one of the cheapest available, postage was also showing as free which was most definitely a bonus!

        Feel unique is a website that specialises in beauty, designer products are available at fraction of the price. Skin, Hair, Body, Make-up, Nail and anything else you could wish for is probably on here! They also sell bits and pieces for the home and other 'Goodies' which you shouldn't miss out on.

        I found the site very easy to navigate round, unlike some sites I have recently visited the search facility worked a treat. This brought up only the products I was after an not many more that didn't fit the description at all like some websites. This was most certainly a good first impression which has yet to be tarnished.

        The prices are great, all the items I have looked for have been cheaper than the RRP and most high street / internet prices available. As expected for the company to be able to do this they ship from Jersey (Just like HMV online etc) not that I am complaining about that as it is saving me money!

        I ordered my items over a bank holiday so of course my order was not processed until the following working days. However this was then processed and dispatched within two working days. Great turn around time. There are number or different delivery options available. The price shown on screen includes 1st class royal mail delivery. I however opted to pay £1 for recorded delivery, with the postal services been the way they are I thought that was a safe bet that way if it did go walk abouts well I am then cover to claim it back. However I am aware of other people using the standard delivery without any issues at all. Please note if you do opt for Recorded delivery they will also send you the tracking number so you can keep an eye on it and get excited for your parcel arriving!

        My experience with feelunique.com has overall been very positive. I can not think of anything that hasn't met my expectations during my transaction. I have already been recommending this site to my friends and family so I thought I would share it all with you!

        Please also note that feelunique.com offer cash back if you go through selected sites.... something to keep your eye on as it makes it even cheaper!

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        • Nokia 6303 classic / Mobile Phone / 29 Readings / 26 Ratings
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          Would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a day to day phone

          The Nokia 6303 classic is an upgrade of Nokia's previous phone the Nokia 6300, Nokia have performed some alterations which has now made this phone even better.

          First of all the specification of the phone is quite simple you don't need to be a genius to work it! It is incredibly easy to use and is quite attractive to the naked eye. It is light weight at just 96g and the curved edges make it more attractive than some of phone's out there at the moment. This phone is also available in three different colours Silver, Blue or Pink Illuvial. I managed to get a great deal on the Pink edition and I love it however after seeing the silver edition I agree that this is also a great phone.

          The main features of this phone include the 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus and flash, FM Radio, MP3 player, 3.5mm audio jack (Yes that does mean you can use your favourite headphones and not the ones supplied in the box!) Nokia Maps, Bluetooth, USB connector and overall what seems to be a great battery life.

          The camera overall does what it says on the box, the images are clear and the camera is easy to use - no complaints there!

          This phone has an internal memory of 17MB however there is the option of getting a 4GB micro SD memory card (usually supplied with the phone) this allows you to use this as an MP3 player aswell as your usual mobile system.

          You can also use the internet on this handset and also access your emails. However this phone has not got 3G, this phone uses EDGE which is what Blackberries have been using with no problems for a while now. This does however mean that there is not a video calling system.

          Overall this is a very simple handset and I have so far not come across any major problems, even the minor problems where due to issues myself. This is a great phone for someone who is just wanting to have a phone for every day use or even for some one who is not too confident using mobiles. I would recommend this phone to anyone. 10/10

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            All round money saving website.

            I first came across this website about a year ago now, my initial reaction was regarding the website in general. On first look it looks so busy and messy, I must say that this initially put me off. It took me a while again to find confidence in the website but now I have to say I am always on it!

            Pro's
            I have to admit there are lots of pro's to this webiste, the fact that it is based on none biased recommendations and it has actually got you in mind, not some sales rubbish that is stated just to lure you in! There is so many different sections to the website, at first I found this quite mind boggling however once you know the website it is childs play.

            Website content
            This website is completly aimed at you as a consumer. It's purpose..... To save you money on anything and everything. My inital purpose of using this website was for money saving vouchers for restaurants. Vouchers on half price food at good high street restaurants. They also have vouchers on Supermarket shopping and High street shopping, never ending lists really. The thing I like most about this website is the fact that the information that is given to you is useful and not generic information. If it isn't acurate it isn't on there.
            The website is split up into sections - the links for these are found across the top. Sections include Banking, Utilities and Health just to name a few. Information to practically anything can be found on here, and if you can't find it there is a whole Forum for you to ask people and shares your opinions.

            Con's
            I have to admit I find myself on this website alot, not only having a wonder round reading about thing s but entering competitions and reading peoples views. There is always some new money saving product that you can find useful. The bad thing is probably the presentation. This isn't a major issue though, as soon as you have found your way around you will have no problems at all.

            Forum
            Signing up to Money saving expert is totally free of charge, what's more website has no annoying adverts! This gives you the freedom to read reviews and leave your comments. There is good feeling about the forums on her as everyone is friendly and always willing to help!

            Martin's Weekly email
            It would appear the majority of the people I know now recieve this email. It's great to recieve if you are interested in finding out the up to date offers that are available. This is a free email that is sent out usually on a Wednesday. Even if you want a nosey I would recommend that you sign up for this as sometimes they maybe just a little something that takes your fancy!

            Overall this website could be life changing! It offers so many money saving offers that you could actually save a fortune. I know we personally have saved money on so many different things I am very glad I found it!

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