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Downton Abbey The Final Season
Downton Abbey The Final Season
DVD
Price: $19.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Masterpiece is the right word, February 28, 2016
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One of the greatest achievements in scriptwriting of all time. The six-season series manages to bring each of the lengthy cast of characters to life in a way that gives them believable emotions, placing each of their story arcs within an epic context of a pivotal period of history. The superb acting and cinematography do the writing justice. If you haven't seen Downton Abbey, you've missed a major cultural event of the early 21st century and missed an opportunity to dwell for a brief, brilliant few hours in the early 20th century.


Inflate World Globes (1 Dozen) - Bulk
Inflate World Globes (1 Dozen) - Bulk
Offered by LUV 2 SHOP
Price: $17.49
15 used & new from $11.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Just as they appear, April 7, 2015
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Not quite round but close if well inflated.


The Chemistry of Alchemy: From Dragon's Blood to Donkey Dung, How Chemistry Was Forged
The Chemistry of Alchemy: From Dragon's Blood to Donkey Dung, How Chemistry Was Forged
by Cathy Cobb
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $17.32
55 used & new from $4.15

5.0 out of 5 stars Hands-on experiments and well-researched history, March 1, 2015
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Fantastic read with many hands-on experiments that can be done at home or classroom, as long as you have access to an outdoor space and hibachi for a heat source.


ShockWave Ultra-Protective Rugged iPad Air case with stand and screen protector, by UZBL (Blue)
ShockWave Ultra-Protective Rugged iPad Air case with stand and screen protector, by UZBL (Blue)
Offered by The Mediastore
Price: $49.00

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Best case available.... If you actually get the latest version, April 26, 2014
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The Shockwave for iPad Air is by far the best case available (I've compared many). Beware, however that there are multiple versions on the market. I ordered several in black and they were the latest best design, excellent in every way. I then ordered one in blue and was sent an older version with no cover for the port and--most importantly--a TERRIBLE screen protector that creates a weird rainbow effect and blurs the screen image. This was a design flaw in early versions that UZBL has completely corrected. The newest screen protector version is entirely transparent and gives an beautiful an image as a naked iPad Air. I didn't want the hassle of returning the unit so I just took the screen protector off (the case still gives outstanding drop protection which is all I care about since the original iPad Air screen is very scratch resistant already and, in my experience, tough enough to hold up fine on its own). Moral of the story: order the black color if you want to be sure you're not getting old inventory of the previous version of this excellent product.
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LCD Parts Direct 15.4" WXGA/WXGA+/WUXGA LCD CCFL Backlight with Wire Harness for Select Dell Laptops
LCD Parts Direct 15.4" WXGA/WXGA+/WUXGA LCD CCFL Backlight with Wire Harness for Select Dell Laptops
4 used & new from $6.72

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fixed my laptop backlight instead of buying a new laptop!, March 17, 2014
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This was relatively easy to install and worked great. My laptop was in perfect working order except for a dead backlight, so getting this saved me hundreds of dollars. Be aware that the installation is tricky, and should only be attempted if you are confident taking apart a complex machine with many small parts that have to go back together just exactly right.


Jockey Men's T-Shirts Big & Tall Classic V-neck T-Shirt - 6 Pack, diamond white, LT
Jockey Men's T-Shirts Big & Tall Classic V-neck T-Shirt - 6 Pack, diamond white, LT
Offered by Jockey
Price: $59.00
2 used & new from $59.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Great quality and fit for a tall, trim guy, March 17, 2014
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It's hard to find T-shirts that fit a tall, physically fit guy. These are great, and the quality it much better than competing brands. Doesn't come un-tucked under a button up shirt, and isn't all baggy like an XL. Love the V neck for "business casual" when I'm wearing a button up shirt but no tie.


Mass Production (Products From Phaidon Design Classics, Vol. 2)
Mass Production (Products From Phaidon Design Classics, Vol. 2)
by Editors of Phaidon Press
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $31.25
49 used & new from $23.20

4.0 out of 5 stars Essential reference and fun on a coffee table too, January 28, 2014
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A must have for any designer or student of cultural history. And just plain fun to browse! A book you'll go back to again and again.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good but less accurate than advertised, January 12, 2014
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For the price, these are fantastic. I replaced all our aging digital scales in our high school lab with these and they are so convenient and easy to use. I got five of them for the price of one comparable scale in a science supply catalog!

That said, be aware that they are really not accurate to 0.1 gram, not surprisingly. In my experience they are accurate to between 0.2 and 0.25 grams. For most purposes, even in a school lab, that is fine as long as everyone is aware of the limitations in accuracy. If you really need 0.1 gram precision, pay five times as much and get a fancy lab scale.

Also be aware that you need a 600 gram weight to calibrate the unit, though I found they were just as accurate without that since they are calibrated at the factory and work fine straight out of the box.


JVC JLC47BC3002 BlackCrystal 47-Inch 1080p 60Hz LCD TV with Ambient Light Sensor
JVC JLC47BC3002 BlackCrystal 47-Inch 1080p 60Hz LCD TV with Ambient Light Sensor

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding sound and great picture too, January 12, 2014
Unless you are hooking your TV to a separate sound system, the quality of the sound is a HUGE part of the viewing experience. I bought this after comparing sound and video quality of many TVs in several stores. The ample soundboard is far superior to anything in this price range, with nice full-bodied, clear sound and excellent simulated surround effects with the built in 5.1 decoder. The picture is also top notch, with automatic adjusting for light levels (matters more than you might think), dark blacks and vibrant but realistic colors. Lots of connections too, 2 HDMI inputs plus component and composite in, PC VGA with its own 1/8" sound input, and a headphone jack (though that is located in the back of the unit, a bit inconveniently). We have Fios and a Blue-ray with Netflix and no color adjustments were needed for the picture to look outstanding.

Overall, if you find a decent price on this just buy it. There's nothing comparable near this price range when you factor in the outstanding audio.


Viewsonic VX2450WM-LED 24-Inch Widescreen LED-Lit LCD Monitor
Viewsonic VX2450WM-LED 24-Inch Widescreen LED-Lit LCD Monitor
Offered by ByBuy
5 used & new from $99.99

475 of 484 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent value, December 28, 2010
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I bought twelve of these for my digital arts studio. Overall, I'm very happy with them and even more happy with the excellent sale price I got at Amazon.com.

Pros:
* Rock-solid, beautifully saturated and bright image quality.
* Easy to use controls and driver disk (which you may need for optimum resolution on some computers)
* Kinda sexy multi-colored indicator light below the screen changes from blue (on) to amber (sleep) to off.
* Sturdy, adjustable stand which attaches easily.
* Just the right amount of "matte" finish to avoid the annoying glare and "mirror" effect that some screens have, without any sacrifice of brightness or clarity.

Cons:
* As with most LCD screens, colors shift somewhat with viewing angle. If you are a graphics design or video editing shop with exacting color calibration requirements, buy a (much) more expensive IPS screen if you can. (I couldn't afford a decent IPS screen, and this inexpensive monitor reproduces color BETTER than many "bargain" IPS screens.)
* I find the (permanent) large white lettering on the lower bevel rather annoying, even though you stop noticing it after a while.
* The screen is actually TOO bright for most environments even in daylight. I turned the brightness down to zero and it's acceptable, but only because I never use the units at night or in a dimly lit room. You may want to use gamma correction software (such as adobe gamma or the Windows 7 settings) to dim the screen more than the monitor controls alone will achieve.
* One out of twelve units I ordered was dead on arrival. (Amazon promptly refunded my money.)
* Because the touch controls are on the corner of the screen, the screen wiggles when you use them. Not a big problem (how often do you use them anyway?) but mildly irritating.
* Be aware that some older video cards may not support 1920x1080 resolution. That's not a problem with the screen, but be sure you have an appropriate driver before you upgrade to any new screen!

Overall, I did a lot of shopping around and this is a terrific deal if you can get it for under $200. I couldn't find anything comparable in quality for that price.
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