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Ievaphone.com

Ievaphone

4/12/18

Allows a person to place a very short phone call. I used it a year or so ago to find my phone but now it does not work. Site says it works with any browser but when I tried it with FireFox, I could enter the number to be called and would see a message calling... which will stay indefinitely with no call placed. Using IE, I could not enter a number to call. There is no contact for the site.

Bouncing Bear Botanicals

Bouncing Bear Botanicals

3/25/18

A very good product selection but a lot is out of stock. The ordering does not work properly. They claim to offer payment by "echeck" which I would think is that I send them a image of a completed check which they send to their bank and my bank indicates that they received a substitute check. When I tried to use their "echeck" they ask for a bank routing number and bank account number, as if they were going to make their own check, but then the system invented a invalid phone number and would not proceed. Printing a order form to send the check in the mail fails to produce a list of what was ordered, so you need to print the shopping cart list then the order to pay form and send both with a check. once this is done, I have had no further trouble.

Myempshield.com

Myempshield

2/26/18

Same company, same products at www.empshield-cart.com so review would have been there if there was not a 150 character minimum, so here it is again:

This relates to EMP Shield devices that are claimed to provide EMP protection as specified by MIL STD 188-125-1 to a building of up to 10000 square feet by wiring them across the incoming power (including a good ground) at the service entrance. This is fundamentally wrong and if relied upon will give a false sense of security. First, MIL STD 188-125-1 requires that the protected volume be enclosed in a very good shield but Kan-Seal omits the shield. Second, the MIK STD specifies limits to disturbing current transmitted to the load and includes line filters. Kan-Seal uses voltage clipping without any filter and reports the clipping voltage only. If the report is correct, the limiting values of L1 or L2 to N&G of 288 V max at 1950 A is quite good but the reported L1 to L2 clipping voltage of 300 V would result in device destruction when used as specified (240 VRMS CT at N) as the peak voltage L1 to L2 under ideal conditions would be 339 V. This L1 to L2 problem was brought to the attention of the company but without any meaningful response. The fact that the devices are being sold and apparently not returned immediately would indicate that the L1 to L2 limiting shown in the report is wrong, so what else is wrong? I cant say if they are good clippers.

PDF Converter

PDF Converter

2/16/18
• Updated review

Site claims to convert document to PDF which is a compressed file format where text is preserved but in compressed form. Microsoft's docx is similar. When well done both should produce similar file sizes. When I use this site to convert a 19 KB docx file to pdf, the resulting file is 235 KB. The sad part is that this is not the worst PDF converter I can find.

“Deceptive, not of any use”
2/14/18
• Previous review

Site claims to convert document to PDF which is a compressed file format where text is preserved but in compressed form. Microsoft's docx is similar. When I use this site to convert a 19 KB docx file to pdf, the resulting file is 235 KB so it is just an image file.

SmallPDF

SmallPDF

2/16/18
• Updated review

Site claims to convert document to PDF which is a compressed file format where text is preserved but in compressed form. Microsoft's docx is similar. When well done both should produce similar file sizes. When I use this site to convert a 19 KB docx file to pdf, the resulting file is 363KB, the opposite of small!

“Deceptive, not of any use”
2/14/18
• Previous review

Site claims to convert document to PDF which is a compressed file format where text is preserved but in compressed form. Microsoft's docx is similar. When I use this site to convert a 19 KB docx file to pdf, the resulting file is 363 KB so it is just an image file, not a small file as claimed.

PDFOnline

PDFOnline

2/16/18
• Updated review

Site claims to convert document to PDF which is a compressed file format where text is preserved but in compressed form. Microsoft's docx is similar. When well done both should produce similar file sizes. When I use this site to convert a 19 KB docx file to pdf, the resulting file is 235KB.

“Just another peace of junk”
2/14/18
• Previous review

Site claims to convert document to PDF which is a compressed file format where text is preserved but in compressed form. Microsoft's docx is similar. When I use this site to convert a 19 KB docx file to pdf, the resulting file is 234 KB so it is just an image file.

Absorbyourhealth.com

Absorbyourhealth

11/12/17

I have found sonme products there that are good and a a good price. Liposomal vitamin C for example, also some hard to find items at a reasonable price but the offers for comments on thir articles are fake and some articles are misleading.

Camstudio.org

Camstudio.org

4/26/17

camstudio seems to be a good handty program but camstudio.org is not the place to get it:
from https://sourceforge.net/projects/camstudio/editorial/?source=psp
The downloads from camstudio.org are known to contain malware.

Nchsoftware.com

Nchsoftware

4/26/17

I tried the free video capture program Debut but quickly found that it changed to a limited demo version then to an apparently non funcioning version with demands to buy a working version. This happened without warning. I have found that for it to be useful, some support programs will be needed and I worry that there will be some currently undisclosed price attrached with their continued use. I found a bug in Debut and a good bit of clumsiness bud did not have a chnace to get accustomerd to iuseing it. .

Anh-usa.org

Anh-usa.org

4/14/17

Although there may be useful infornmation here and I frequently read their articles I have learned not to trust what they say. Relying on it may make a person look like a fool. For example, see the page http://www.anh-usa.org/action-alert-tell-congress-the-ftc-is-breaking-the-law/ where I read "In our view, it is illegal for an agency to make a new law without going through the formal comment and rulemaking process, giving the American public a chance to review the law and submit comments. Without this check, agencies can simply apply and adjust the law arbitrarily, creating new standards when it suits them. We cannot allow the FTC to get away with doing this." BUT the beginning of the formal rule making is found at 75 Fed. Reg. 63,552 and the conllusion 2 years later at 77 Fed. Reg. 62,122 (Oct. 11, 2012) (to be codified at 16 C.F.R. Part 260). Unfortunately this is not an isolated instance.

BandwidthPlace

BandwidthPlace

9/28/16

For mediocre or good connections, the results of this speed test may be valid and useful but If I click start with the server preselected and no internet connection (wires removed) the instantanious download speed is 0 and the upload spped varys from .09 to .11 but both averages are reported as .1 Mbps. This is the same result I can get with a poor connection except the instantanious dl speed is not always 0

HobbyKing

HobbyKing

6/11/16

I have not received any product from them so I only review the web site.

There is the gemic of a one time offer. It is not a one time offer since I have received it several times for the same product as I try to use this site. I have clicked on the add to cart for this offer only to have the offer window turn white and have nothing added to the cart but more offten there is a message that the item has been added to the cart but it is not actually there. One time I finished as order and paid for it before discovering that one item was missing. Customer service would not add it nor would they cancel the order. I paid by PayPal and after entering a dispute I did get the order cancelled, but as I try to recreate the order, the problem persists. I wait for the one time offer and add the item. The system tells me that it has been added but I have not yet got everything into the cart.
I have complained and ask that the item be added but with no success.

When finding something I want, it will usually be available from more than one warehouse but each warehouse has it's own page for that product and a different price, so I have to keep reselecting the warehouse I want to use, and there is no good wasy to estimate the shipping charge before the order is finished. There is a shipping charge page but it has been edited in such a way to remove references to US postasl zones, and there is no known location for the US warehouses so I can't use the shipper's calculator. Unlike many eBay sellers, International shipping is not cheap, so not likely to be a good choice for US customers.

To give an idea of the disorder of this site, to complete an order to be shipped entirely within the United States, I have to agree to terms which include the statement "We do not consider a parcel lost until after we have filed a missing parcel report with the Hong Kong Postmaster. We can do this after 45 days."

PuritansPride

PuritansPride

9/27/12

www.puritanspride.com diverts to www.puritan.com which has no review on this site.
The continuous but varying sales are a nuisance. There is the buy 1 get 2 free, buy 1 get 1 free or buy 2 get 3 free but the underlying price varies so the unit price when buying 2 and getting 5 will be lower that buying 1 and getting 3. If you want one, you are in trouble. I have had problems with solvents remaining in some products. A while back this was a problem with St. John's Wart extract, more reticently with Mycology ribose and Myo-Leptin CLA. I have to wonder what other impurities are in the products. I did contact their customer service about the solvents in St. John's Wart but received a meaningless answer.

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