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bubba 18 oz HERO tall mug dark purple
bubba 18 oz HERO tall mug dark purple
Offered by Firefly Buys
Price: $20.98

2.0 out of 5 stars They all have one major flaw that is pretty important. It is advertised as dishwasher safe, January 23, 2015
I have three of these. They all have one major flaw that is pretty important. It is advertised as dishwasher safe. However, after a few trips through the dishwasher water gets up into the plastic area of the top of the mug. When taken out of the dishwasher and turned right side up, the water flows back into the mug - and it is not just water. It is the murky water that went through the early stages of the wash. This means either it can't be washed in the dishwasher, or it has to be washed and dried again (and the top part drained) before use (which would take much more effort than just hand-washing). Handwashing is not a huge deal, but it it is when it can't be used and washed as advertised without seals loosening up. I have two 20 oz Yeti mugs and while they are probably pretty overpriced for what they are, they are simple and do the job with no plastic in the mug (just the top).


bubba 18 oz HERO tall mug black
bubba 18 oz HERO tall mug black
Offered by Firefly Buys
Price: $18.98

2.0 out of 5 stars They all have one major flaw that is pretty important. It is advertised as dishwasher safe, January 23, 2015
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This review is from: bubba 18 oz HERO tall mug black
I have three of these. They all have one major flaw that is pretty important. It is advertised as dishwasher safe. However, after a few trips through the dishwasher water gets up into the plastic area of the top of the mug. When taken out of the dishwasher and turned right side up, the water flows back into the mug - and it is not just water. It is the murky water that went through the early stages of the wash. This means either it can't be washed in the dishwasher, or it has to be washed and dried again (and the top part drained) before use (which would take much more effort than just hand-washing). Handwashing is not a huge deal, but it it is when it can't be used and washed as advertised without seals loosening up. I have two 20 oz Yeti mugs and while they are probably pretty overpriced for what they are, they are simple and do the job with no plastic in the mug (just the top).


Breville BOV650PP12 12-Inch Pizza Pan for use with the BOV650XL Smart Oven
Breville BOV650PP12 12-Inch Pizza Pan for use with the BOV650XL Smart Oven
Price: $19.95
4 used & new from $19.88

1.0 out of 5 stars As indicated by many others, the coating starts coming ..., December 31, 2014
As indicated by many others, the coating starts coming off quickly, and it starts rusting. For $10 you can get a basic non-stick pizza pan that will last longer than this one (even though none last forever).


Stetson Horizon Crushable Straw Hat
Stetson Horizon Crushable Straw Hat
Offered by Overland Sheepskin Co.
Price: $55.00

2.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly Unhappy, July 16, 2014
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I am surprised I am writing a bad review about Stetson. I order an XL, and have a couple other Stetson XL. This was at least 2 hat sizes too small. It also feels like paper. When I pick it up it makes a sound like crumpling paper (not loud, but it is there). Maybe a $20 hat if it fits, but not a $50 hat. Returning it.


LifeCaps Bottle 30 Capsules
LifeCaps Bottle 30 Capsules

37 of 69 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars C'mon People!!, January 25, 2014
Seriously, people fall for this? I am a firm believer that otherwise healthy people can do a water fast for 3, 5 or even 10 days. I did 21 days a few years ago, just to see if I could. Garbage like this product, with zero actual scientific backup, is just junk for the people looking for a magic pill or potion. Want to do a fast, great! Take half of a good multi-vitamin morning and night. Drink a cop or two of good quality green tea (with no additives). Don't waste your money on 100% pure garbage.
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JayBird Freedom Bluetooth Earbuds, Retail Packaging, Midnight Black
JayBird Freedom Bluetooth Earbuds, Retail Packaging, Midnight Black
Price: $50.96
19 used & new from $34.00

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Several Flaws and Design Problems, November 26, 2012
The first ones were DOA, but got a replacement soon enough. The reviews and instructions are correct about connectivity - you have to either hold the phone/device or wear an armband. If the phone is in your pocket, the connection is very poor. The biggest problem, and one that makes it unusable for me, is that the cord falls on the back of your neck. Rubber (or rubber/silicon-like) on skin is friction. If you turn your head, the cord sticks on your neck and the ear pieces fall out. If not that, it just makes it very uncomfortable to wear as you are always aware of the problem and start moving your head (or not moving it) accordingly. $100 for something that now just sits in a drawer. Two stars only because if you sit still and don't move your head, and hold the BT device a foot or two away, the sound is acceptable.
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HHI Rubber Quick Clip Case for iPod Nano 7th Generation - Black (Package include a HandHelditems Sketch Stylus Pen)
HHI Rubber Quick Clip Case for iPod Nano 7th Generation - Black (Package include a HandHelditems Sketch Stylus Pen)
Offered by HandHelditems
Price: $5.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Cheap, Short Term Solution Only, November 9, 2012
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Two stars is a stretch, but I rounded up from 1.5. As the title suggests, this is a cheap, low quality, short term solution until higher quality products are available for the new Nano. It is not worth the $10 for the product and shipping, and it won't last very long (especially if the Nano is removed and put back in several times), but to get the use out of the Nano I needed something that allows a more firm grip for large hands and included the belt clip. I'll replace it when better items some out. If you can do without a case for a while, wait a few more days or weeks for much better options. If you need something now and $10 is not a big deal for a short term solution, this could work. A good silicon case, when available, will be MUCH better.
Comment Comment (1) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Nov 28, 2012 12:42 AM PST


BDI Novia 8428 Double Wide Entertainment Cabinet, Cocoa Stained Cherry
BDI Novia 8428 Double Wide Entertainment Cabinet, Cocoa Stained Cherry
Offered by IQ HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Price: $1,749.00
5 used & new from $1,594.00

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice, but Still MDF, October 20, 2012
I inspected a unit on display at Best Buy - discounted to $1200. This is a nice, solid piece but it is NOT solid hardwood. It is MDF. For the money, you can get a quality, solid hardwood piece of furniture. I had to give it stars and did not want to downgrade - but it is not clear from the description.


Domke F-2 Original Bag (Black)
Domke F-2 Original Bag (Black)
Price: $109.03
15 used & new from $96.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Bag - But Has Limits, November 24, 2011
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I don't have anything new to add to the other review, but am adding my comments that it is a great bag with limits. The main limit is that if you have a 70-200 or similar size lens, it is going to take up just about all of the bag. On occasion I'll have my Canon 5D or 50D body, a 24-70 and 16-35, and maybe a small 50 mm or 15 mm fisheye, and flash. The bag is perfect. Add the 70-700 to the mix and there is no way. I just ordered a Lowepro Pro Runner 300 for those occasions.


Onfitness
Onfitness
Price: $45.00

13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Readers Digest of Fitness Magazines, May 8, 2011
This review is from: Onfitness (Magazine)
OnFitness Magazine, on first glance, is a flashy magazine with graphics and a lot of content. However, when you open it up and start reading, you'll see most of the content is just blurbs or short summaries of content that can be found elsewhere. It is the Readers Digest of fitness magazines, with some added computer generated graphics.

The publisher is also extremely customer unfriendly. Their twitter and Facebook pages are generally nothing more than spam links back to the subscription page. Obviously, that is OK on occasion, but why bother even posting when every tweet and message is a spam link back to the subscription page of their website. Don't expect anything from their website either, as the technology is years old and there is no content.

As an indication of how customer unfriendly they are, I send a polite tweet and suggested they occasionally link to some content (articles, authors, studies, etc.) to get a few more than 180 followers (pathetic for a national magazine). They responded by blocking me - apparently the Twitter account is managed by a teenage intern with a poor attitude and zero sense about social media. They claim to have a "higher standard of fitness journalism," and "no hype" but they have shown that the people behind the scenes are the opposite and are on the lower end of journalism (and pride and marketing sense).

Just think about it - a magazine that has not caught on has a Twitter and FB account, and rather than use them to invite people to review and discuss actual content, it is used by someone only as spam links and to block the few followers because they had the nerve to suggest using twitter to an advantage. If they don't have basic common sense to use social media in this age, other than their own personal snits, why trust them for any other content?

If you see this in the gym, certainly pick it up. However, if you want to pay, first take a look at the Twitter feed for something like Mens Health or other magazines. You'll get more free content in 2 days than OnFitness has in their magazine (yes, you have to filter some fluff). I see many of the reviews are several years ago, but now there is no reason to pay money to get content you can already get immediately, for free. There are no workout plans, etc., that other magazines include. If you follow a few fitness sources on twitter (and add in Dr. Eades, Dr. Taube, maybe even Jillian or Oz), you are getting the content you need.

In short, the publishers are years behind the times, unfriendly to customers and subscribers, and their obviously limited marketing talents are not a good sign for handing over a premium price for a subscription and risking them tanking.


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