In the last few months we have used Fastrac and Airporter - several times. Services are great, but both my wife and a friend did three circuits of the airport before finding the Airporter car park. Why? Because the signs run out and you have to guess that you have to follow "Authorised vehicles only". Takes the gloss off somewhat.
When I was young I used to spend my pocket money in an amazing shop called Jarrolds in the middle of Cambridge. It sold paper - pads and pads of it in all sizes, plain, lined and most deliciously squared. Upstairs were more specialist departments where I bet dons could get quills sharpened.
This company is the 2010's web equivalent. People who love stationery, who find the fun in functional, they communicate brilliantly. They also stock the stuff I use, and have a website and newsletter that leads to new discoveries and so many temptations. Do I need a new Lamy biro, some turquoise ink, beautiful scandinavian dotted paper - I so do!
Oh - and the service is great too.
I used a link from moneysavingexpert.com to a hire car excess comparison site - which picked out carhireexcess as cheapest for my five day hire in the UK. It was quick to buy on their website, and the hire documents downloaded immediately. Thankfully, I haven't had to test their claims procedure.
Sometimes you win - I've no problems with Yodel, I live on the edge of civilisation in Scotland and have to have to lot of stuff delivered. They know us and stuff turns up OK. Pixmania are conservative in their delivery promises and usually beat their date.
i bought a Netgear Wireless Range extender. the reviews warned that it comes with a continental plug and converter - it did, a bit oversized, but it's easy to cut the plug off and fit a UK one. The reviews also warned the instructions for set up were in French - they were. The reviews also said they were rubbish even in English, and some helpful person explained how to do it. I wish I'd printed that off, because in the 3 or 4 days it took to arrive (I was out first time) the whole entry - product and reviews - had disappeared from the Pixmania website (or at least I couldn't find it - nor could the history entries in my browser). I spent an unhappy hour strugging to find another source of help on the internet.
Pixmania overall - sometimes they're cheaper than other sites, but all the extras they try and add in automatically mean I avoid them otherwise.
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