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Brook Taverner

Good shirts, casual shirt sleeves too long

I ordered the special deal of three shirts for £45 - I won't pay £55 for a single shirt. The delivery was swift and the shirts were good and the one formal 15" shirt fitted well. However the two casual size M shirts had over-long sleeves, or maybe over-wide shoulders, which would have the same effect. This was very disappointing - the M&S equivalent sizes fit me well! I returned them and ordered two more formal shirts as replacements and they fitted OK as well. Conclusion - overall good but casual shirt sizing is problematic.

Rentalcars

Useful service but...

Useful comparison site and worked fine, but two reservations. Odd that it does not indicate the provider of each offer listed. You only find out whom you have booked with after the booking has been made. I'd like to know up front - to my mind the provider is a factor in the decision. Also note the excess insurance offered is provided by rentalcars.com, not by the ultimate provider: a. this is not made clear on the website b. there is no way to see if this is a better or worse deal than what would be offered by the provider and c. if you had to use it, you'd have the hassle of paying the excess to the provider and then reclaiming it from rentalcars.

FHR Airport Services

Good job FHR

I've used FHR before and as ever the online booking process told me all I needed to know. I particularly liked seeing reviews of the different options, which helped me make an informed decision about price v quality.

Discounted Heating

Good service

Good price, prompt to arrange a simultaneous pickup of faulty item and delivery of a replacement.

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Dabs

Solid supplier

Good range, good search, swift delivery.

BBC

An indispensable resource

There is a wealth of information on the BBC site, but I major on news/weather/biz news/Archers and the occasional blog. The news and information pages are well laid out, though there are occasional astonishing lapses in literacy and numeracy, and I find some of the features a bit fluffy. The BBC is sometimes a bit late with breaking news. The site is technically strong - it rarely fails. The Archers pages are fun but sometimes the updates are erratic. The iPlayer is great for time-shift and catch-up.

Amazon

Amazon set the standard

Product reviews are very helpful, especially when choosing gift books. There is a good range of electronic products, and specs are usually detailed enough. Access to other suppliers (Amazon marketplace) is useful, especially for second hand books. One-click ordering is great. Delivery and giftwrapping options are practical (though at that price I could be wishing for some more tasteful wrapping paper). Amazon in my view set the standard for online retailing.

Garden4less

Good product, good service, predictable delivery

The website search function could be better ("patio furniture cover" yielded no results), but the product, price and service were good. I particularly liked the way an email arrived on the day of delivery indicating a one-hour arrival window - which was met.

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