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Does Booking.com Deliver?

These days there are many online comparison tools that will help you to find hotel accommodation anywhere in the world. But can you trust the information that they provide? Are they biased toward certain hotels or hotel chains? Are they truly impartial? One of the biggest and most popular websites that offers comparison and hotel booking facilities is Booking.com. The website is one of the most technically sophisticated in this sector and they also offer a free app for mobile or tablet devices. Their head offic is in Amsterdam and they operate 135 offices in 59 countries. So is their service reliable and are the prices quoted competitive? Over the course of the most recent spring and summer months...

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Use Live Chat to Improve Customer Relations and Increase Conversions

ECommerce and online shopping is immensely convenient and has grown enormously in popularity. But it has its limitations. If you are in the business of selling perfumes, for example, how do you convey the flavour of an aroma from a website? And if you are selling clothes, how do you let your prospects know about the materials used and the quality of the workmanship? These are just examples of the challenges faced by some online businesses. One key aspect of online shopping which surveys have demonstrated is missed by shoppers is the ability to ask questions of a shop assistant. While nobody enjoys being badgered by an aggressive sales person everybody appreciates the ability to consult with an expert,...

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First Utility – Guaranteed Cheaper Than the ‘Big 6’

The utilities scandal rumbles on, with the Big 6 sticking to their guns and increasing utility bills again and again. The government seems helpless, unable to make a difference. So it’s down to us, the consumer, to make the best and lowest cost choice. If you want tariff prices that’re guaranteed cheaper than the Big 6, why not give First Utility a whirl? cheap prices for gas and electricity prices – save as much as £265 a year (Between 1st January 2013 and 31st July 2013, at least 10% who switched to First Utility for gas & electricity saved at least £265 by switching to First Utility online) cheaper energy than the ‘big six’ standard tariffs… guaranteed a host...

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A1Gifts – Gorgeous Gifts for the People You Love

You can make a meal of it. Or buy gifts for the ones you love – and yourself of course – at A1Gifts.co.uk and save a whole lot of time, money and hassle. They stock a huge range of beautiful, good quality presents and there’s something for everyone, whatever their age or the occasion. So what’s the A1Gifts story? What can you buy at A1Gifts? When there’s a special occasion on the horizon, A1Gifts is right on the button with a fantastic choice of unusual, specially-chosen presents for all sorts of important occasions, from anniversaries to birthdays, weddings and more. Many of the things they sell can be personalised too, for an extra-thoughtful touch. Because you can sort gifts...

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Darlings of Chelsea – Stunning Sofas for Stylish Homes

It’s the very best of British. And we think it’s a whole lot better than buying a cheap sofa that’ll last a couple of years then look awful, saggy and baggy and about as far from comfy as it gets. If you love great quality, British-made goods and want your next settee investment to be a good one, something that’ll last and last, you can’t go far wrong with Darlings of Chelsea. Are you anywhere near Fulham, Manchester, Birmingham, St Albans or Tunbridge Wells? If so you’re in luck, with a smart showroom to visit in person. Otherwise there’s a superb website, contemporary and secure, with all the human support you need to make exactly the right decision. What’s...

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Micks Garage – More Than One and a Half Million Car Parts

Back in 2004, when the internet was a lot younger, MicksGarage.com went online. These days, a decade on, they’re one of Europe’s biggest and most popular car parts and accessories retailers, and a huge success story. They list a massive range of automotive products online, their pricing is excellent and so far they’ve made more than half a million car spares buyers very happy indeed. It’s a DIY thing… In the pre-recession years most of us took our cars straight to the garage for the slightest thing, never mind the cost. These days we tend to be a bit more careful with our cash and many of us have reverted to DIY car maintenance, at least for the simpler,...

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Creating Beautiful Images Easily with Corel Paintshop Pro

You know what it’s like. You take a photo of a stunning landscape but it never quite looks the way you expect it to. The colour is less vivid, the composition leaves a lot to be desired… in a nutshell, it’s nowhere near as gorgeous as you thought it would be. The same goes for all photos. The end result isn’t always as good as you expected. So how can you bring your images to vivid, vibrant life? You need Paintshop Pro, the ultimate photo editor. Corel Paintshop Pro – The Rolls Royce of image manipulation software The latest generation of one of the world’s favourite image editing tools, Corel PaintShop Pro X6 Ultimate is the Rolls Royce of...

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We Buy Any Car – The Easiest Way to Sell Your Car

Before the internet you’d advertise your car in the classifieds or on a card in a newsagent’s window. Then you’d sit at home waiting for the phone to ring, and for potential buyers to arrive to view it… if they turned up at all. They’d take your vehicle for a test drive, hum and hah about it, change their minds, go away, come back, mess you about and take up hours of your valuable time. Then there was all that paperwork… hassle, hassle, hassle! These days the whole vehicle selling process is streamlined and swift, painless and simple. Thanks to We Buy Any Car, it’s dramatically easier and much quicker than the old school way. It’s revolutionary stuff. So...

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