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New Balance Men’s MX623v2 Cross-Training Shoe

New Balance Men’s MX623v2 Cross-Training Shoe

New Balance Men's MX623v2 Cross-Training Shoe


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The new 623 is not like my “old” 623’s from just 6 months ago. The new shoe is half the quality.

I just printed the return form and they are going back.

The fit is way off. My toe touches the front and they are painfully narrow.

Shame on New Balance for passing off this junk to their long term customers.
Casio Women’s LRW200H-7BVCF Watch

Casio Women’s LRW200H-7BVCF Watch

Casio Women's LRW200H-7BVCF Watch


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This is a great watch for the price, but it has a tiny problem- the plastic band is apparently super-porous. I’ve only worn this band twice, and at the end of the day, I looked at my watch and noticed that the band is already changing colors. I wore a blue shirt and now there are traces of blue on the band around the edges. Great watch, but if you’re trying to decide among colors, I would go with a color with a darker band or pay a bit more for a band made of a different material. I still like it, but be aware that colors bleed easily into the band.
PUMA Men’s Voltaic 4 SLS Running Shoe

PUMA Men’s Voltaic 4 SLS Running Shoe

PUMA Men's Voltaic 4 SLS Running Shoe


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These shoes look great! Unfortunately, I couldn’t keep them on my feet. Neither could my son who has similar size feet as mine. It seems like the shoe isn’t deep enough to keep your heel inside.
Black and White Rosegold Faux Chronograph Silicone Watch w/ Rhinestones

Black and White Rosegold Faux Chronograph Silicone Watch w/ Rhinestones

Black and White Rosegold Faux Chronograph Silicone Watch w/ Rhinestones


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So I bought these watches for my wife as a little gift because what she wanted was sold out already. I thought they were cute and for the price you can’t beat it, but the minute she put it on and took 5 steps the glass from the watch fell right off. Then she checked the black one and the same thing. I emailed the company and told them, and there response was “send us a picture so we can investigate” Really like you’re gonna be able to tell what’s wrong or how it broke through a picture. So disgusted. I’d rather take my business elsewhere and pay a couple dollars more and get what I payed for. Thanx but NO THANX.

SINCERELY YOURS. A Good Amazon Customer……
AmazonBasics 15.6-Inch Laptop and Tablet Bag

AmazonBasics 15.6-Inch Laptop and Tablet Bag

AmazonBasics 15.6-Inch Laptop and Tablet Bag


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Well I am simply surprised. I have 4-5 other netbook cases and this one is significantly better than all of them, for a lower price (a word on pricing later):

* The handles are the right thickness and “feel” - they aren’t just webbing that seems like an afterthought and feels uncomfortable, they appear to be made of a thinner Neoprene style material with stitching on the “grab” area to create a nicely-formed, nice-feeling, handle. At first I thought there was a “stiffener” inserted in the handle area to give it more shape and “grippability,” but apparently its just a good choice of materials and a well-executed design. You won’t need any additional handle wrapper to be comfortable!

- I have another zipper case with a handle but would never feel comfortable carrying it by the handle around town. The handle is too flimsy to be comfortable and I don’t trust the security of the construction/stitching. This AmazonBasics case is completely different. I feel like I can have my normal day back and carry this one by hand for quick and easy access on a commuter train or bus.

* The zipper, which runs only across the top and down each side about 2”, is robust-looking - it isn’t one of those “narrow gauge” flimsy looking zippers (technically, it is a “coil” not a “flat lock” design).

* As another reviewer mentioned, the zipper tabs are large enough to find and operate quickly and easily, and they are a “soft rubber” that feels good to the touch. One minor negative is the large “amazon basics” lettering on the zipper pull. Actually it is beginning to grow on me - yeah baby, I am too cheap (and too smart?) for Belkin or Built! (And got a better designed product.)

* There is NO zipper or “single stitch seam” at the bottom of the bag. Look carefully at some other designs. Make sure that when you send the bag down there is actual padding on the bottom of the bag so the netbook won’t “slam” down hard on the table top, floor, etc. Some bags are just Neoprene panels that are sewn together at the seams along the perimeter, and the stitching compresses the Neoprene at the perimeter so it can’t do its cushioning job.

- My netbook nestles between the “panel seams” (the bag has two flat side panels, then a perimeter panel to give it width, just like a “normal,” larger bag) and rests on normal thickness Neoprene.

* Because the zipper isn’t full length on the sides (you only need the zipper across the top, it is plenty wide, for getting the netbook in and out), there is less risk of failing to close the zipper completely and having the device slip out one end.

* The inside of this bag is ORANGE so you can easily make sure you haven’t left something inside.

* There is a zippered side-slot on the exterior of the bag which may, in fact, be large enough for a Nook as another reviewer noted. There is ample room for a typical power brick with cord, although that would pretty much ruin the appearance of the bag for carrying, but would be helpful for transiting security (if you have to remove power bricks as well as small computers).

- I checked this side-slot for use with both an external DVD player and with a couple of external hard drives. All fit with room to spare (well, not at the same time!).

- My preferred use for this side slot is to carry memory sticks and an older (3rd gen) iPod Touch. The Touch “boots up” much more quickly than a netbook for quick email and Facebook monitoring.

Recommended modifications/usage adjustments:

- I will put some orange duct tape on one handle so I can keep a better eye on this through airport security (although I try to put my computer bag under my shoes and jacket in the bin through security).

- If I end up not liking the Amazon zipper pulls, it is a simple job to cut them off and replace with lanyard style zipper pulls from REI or other sources. But I think I will keep the stock zipper pulls.

- I will probably find an extra microfiber cloth and roll it up length-wise and lay it down across the entire width of the bottom seam to add extra padding there. It’s always handy to have a microfiber cloth around anyway, for wiping the screen on the netbook (not required often) or for wiping my iPod Touch screen (required more often).

- I won’t store the power brick in the side slot. I don’t like the bulge, not for appearance reasons so much as because it creates a potential pressure point against the netbook side. I will store a DVD player or external hard drive if I decide to carry one (the DVD player is useful for playing DVD’s purchased on a trip, the external hard drive is useful if I am taking a low-capacity netbook in which I have installed an SSD - solid state drive - instead of a conventional hard drive).

- I probably won’t carry this around like a mini-attache. But the handles are almost indispensable in getting a secure grip on the case when inserting the case and netbook into my daily carry pack or into a laptop slot in carryon luggage. The greatest risk of damage is when we pull the case out of our other bag or put it back in, and handles GREATLY reduce the risk of slipping and dropping during those moments.

- During storage at home, I will separate the battery from the main unit so it doesn’t discharge, and the side slot is a perfect place to put it (diagonally).

A WORD ON PRICING: Amazon’s prices on EVERYTHING fluctuate like the commodities market. This nice piece is selling for 20% less than when I bought it just last week (10 vs 12). You need to compare prices to other netbook bags an other online and bricks and mortar dealers before you buy so you don’t get irate later! (At 12 bucks it was a bargain at 10 it’s a steal!)
Invicta Women’s 16051 Angel Analog Display Japanese Quartz White Watch

Invicta Women’s 16051 Angel Analog Display Japanese Quartz White Watch

Invicta Women's 16051 Angel Analog Display Japanese Quartz White Watch


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I rated this a 4 but it’s really a 4 1/2. I’ve been looking for a square faced watch with gold tone case. This seemed to fit what I was looking for and it did. The watch is very pretty and looks more expensive than the cost. Case measures about 1 1/2 by 1 1/2 inches which takes up my entire wrist but is not uncomfortable. The face is very nice with a somewhat Mother of Pearl finish and gold roman numerals. The roman numerals are all placed properly meaning that the “V”, “VI”, VII” etc on the left side of the watch are correct and right side up, not upside down like on most less expensive watches. The Adjustment nub is matching gold toned and has a blue cabachon “stone” on top this is a nice touch. It comes with a white patent croco band and several other colored bands(?don’t exactly remember the colors but I think there’s a black, a purple, a green?) This is where I take off the 1/2 star. The bands a very stiff. I have a very small wrist and I have the buckle(also gold toned) on the last hole so there is a good amount of strap to keep in the holding band. I wish it had come with a bracelet band(I’m thinking about looking for a nice gold toned bracelet to replace the bands, it would be worth it because the face is so nice). That being said, I think this was a good purchase. The watch is beautiful in itself. The price is very good(it looks more expensive) and the shipping was free and it came within two days! I would definitely recommend this as a beutiful gift for someone.
Skip Hop Zoopack, Lion

Skip Hop Zoopack, Lion

Skip Hop Zoopack, Lion


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The backpack itself is adorable. I got it for my daughter who is in Kindergarten and she loves it. The only problem, and it is a significant one, is that it’s not big enough to hold a single standard 8.5”x11” size folder. Which is quite disappointing for both of us. She really wants to wear it to school, but can’t because her homework folder won’t fit. If they would have made it just a couple of inches larger, the folder would fit perfectly and it would probably be the best backpack ever. That couple of inches difference makes it unusable for us.

If you don’t need to fit anything in there that’s as large as an unfolded sheet of standard size paper in there, I would recommend this backpack.
MHOC Fleece Lined Leggings High Waist Thick Slimming Compression Top Many Colors

MHOC Fleece Lined Leggings High Waist Thick Slimming Compression Top Many Colors

MHOC Fleece Lined Leggings High Waist Thick Slimming Compression Top Many Colors


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I got these to wear under a micro-mini that on a younger woman bare legs might be acceptable, but on a middle-aged mom just looks desperate. With leggings underneath, that skirt goes from “Ewww” to “Ooooh”.

These leggings are some of the nicest I’ve had. I’ve only tried them on for testing purposes (I received a sample) and I haven’t worn them out yet because it has been waaaay too warm in LA lately. But I’ve worn a lot of tights in my long life and I know nice tights from crap. These definitely fall into the “very nice” tight category.

Under the mini skirt, they hold my over-forty body in a mid-thirties form. The color and pattern are slimming. I am 5’10 and wear a 6-8 jean, or a 28-29 waist, and they work perfectly. They fit me well, even at my height and weight.

Most excellent.
3 PACK Geneva Silver Gold and Rose Gold Plated Classic Round CZ Ladies Boyfriend Watch

3 PACK Geneva Silver Gold and Rose Gold Plated Classic Round CZ Ladies Boyfriend Watch

3 PACK Geneva Silver Gold and Rose Gold Plated Classic Round CZ Ladies Boyfriend Watch


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These watches appeared nice in the pictures and given the price of the watches I didn’t expect much in the quality department. Boy was I wrong! These watches exceeded my expectations and I received many compliments wearing each metal option. My mom loved the gold watch, so much that I decided to give it to her and it looks great on her. The only advice I would give is that if you have a delicate or small wrists, know that you will need to have a few links removed to ensure a proper fit.
Alpine Swiss Women’s Cotton Slip On Espadrilles

Alpine Swiss Women’s Cotton Slip On Espadrilles

Alpine Swiss Women's Cotton Slip On Espadrilles


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First, the photo of these shoes is not accurate - they are much prettier. More like a rich, sapphire blue. Secondly, regarding sizing,the listing clearly says they run small and to order 1 size larger. I usually wear an 8.5 or 9 US size, so I bought the 9 and they fit well, though a little snug in the toe, but my experience with fabric shoes is that they tend to stretch a little after wearing, which will make them perfect. The really are so very pretty and easy to wear, and the sale price is great. I’ll buy more.