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V2cigs

A nice substitute for real cigarettes

I used to be a moderate smoker, but it's hard to find places to smoke real cigarettes these days. My employer has gotten rid of the smoker's shelter, and there are no smoking areas near my gym either. I've found it hard to actually stop smoking, but V2Cigs were the perfect compromise. They feel a little lighter than the cigarettes I normally smoke, but they still feel like "lighting up", and they come in some nice flavours too.

You get a lot of puffs usage out of them, so I don't have to worry about carrying too much with me. If you still smoke for real, you should definitely give these a try.

Origin

Reinstalling is a nightmare

I am an avid gamer, and I have games on Origin, Steam. UPlay, GOG, Desura and other services. I just upgraded my computer, and it was really easy to copy over my old GOG games (DRM Free!), and also just plug in my old Steam drive and reinstall Steam over the top, keeping my old games and saving several Terabytes worth of downloading.

Orign on the other hand, is a nightmare. Copying over old files doesn't save you any downloading, and the service is quite quirky about moving the download folder to another drive. In addition, some games, such as The Sims, are a nightmare to patch. If you're going to be forced to use a DRM service to download/install games, then why do you have to install patches separately, and incrementally to get certain games to work?

Origin is getting better - it's not too bloated these days and the game pricing can be decent, but I wish it would check to see if you already had some game files to save you downloads.

Skyscanner

Handy for finding low cost flights

This search engine is pretty handy for finding low cost flights. I'd like to see a bit more flexibility with searching (maybe limiting the time on the layovers, for example), but overall it's a nice time-saver compared to checking every airline individually. Just be aware that the prices aren't always up-to-date.

Identity Guard®

Great if you're rebuilding your credit rating

I had my credit card cloned last year in a restaurant. My bank sorted it out eventually, but I ended up missing several payments on other things and generally messed up my credit rating. A couple of creditors were happy to fix the marks on the report after I explained the situation, but not all of them.

I'm now paranoid. I travel internationally as part of my job, and it's not always easy for me to stay on top of balances and watch my credit report. Identity Guard's monitoring and alerts service has been really useful. It gives me access to everything I need to know in one place, and they notify me of any unusual (or potentially unusual) changes. I've only had the service a few months, but I'd find it hard to live without it now.

Bestbuy

Use the collection option

I spend a lot of time on the road and this makes shopping for hardware a pain. I've been let down by the promised delivery times on the Best Buy website several times. The selection is great, and the prices are OK (I don't mind paying more for the convenience of "everything under one roof"), but I'm only willing to use Best Buy for the collect at store option now.

Even then, I've had a few issues with my order "going missing", but usually the staff are helpful enough with this.

Ebuyer.com

My go-to place for hardware

I have ordered parts from Ebuyer several times as emergency replacements for PCs for UK based trade shows and I've always been impressed with their service. Their support staff know what they're talking about and have helped me choose replacement motherboards and other parts on several occasions. Their fast shipping actually arrives quickly too (unlike some of their rivals).

Their prices are sometimes a little higher than other companies, but it's worth it for reliable shipping and customer service. On the rare occasions I've had to return something, refunds have been processed quickly.

28 February 2013

Reply from Ebuyer (UK) Ltd.

We would like to thank you for taking the time to leave this positive review and for your comments on our service and delivery.

I am pleased you choose to shop at Ebuyer for your hardware and hope this continues into the future.

Kind Regards

Nikki

Ebuyer Resolution Team

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