elftronix.com David Elfering 2019-03-21T00:24:31Z https://www.elftronix.com/feed/atom/ https://www.elftronix.com/wp-content/uploads/cropped-elf-32x32.png David Elfering <![CDATA[Amazon in Kuwait! Online Shopping at Official Kuwaiti Amazon Site]]> https://www.elftronix.com/?p=7505 2019-03-11T15:09:41Z 2019-03-11T15:00:20Z There’s no need to tackle with expensive international shipping charges and delays on Amazon. In March, 2019, Amazon has a local site version in Kuwait.

Also Amazon is now in both in English & Arabic!

Click here for the official Amazon website in Kuwait

Amazon in Kuwait

Good news for those who want to use, and buy from Amazon in Kuwait, as there is no need to tackle with the USD currency, package forwarding charges, or poor international shipping availability on the US based Amazon.com website.

The official Amazon website in Kuwait, is now known as Souq.

They support fast & safe, nationwide shipping with low shipping charges, online shopping in Kuwaiti Dinar and cash on delivery to name some advantages.

How Amazon works in Kuwait;

Headquartered in Dubai, Souq has become a known brand and the largest site for e-commerce among Arabic countries. Owned and run by Amazon, it’s also now officially the most popular online shopping website in Kuwait.

Acquired by Amazon in 2017, the online store has it’s founding roots as far back as 2005 when a Syrian businessman, Ronaldo Mechor founded the site.

It works in a similar fashion to the main Amazon site, which includes a seller portal where other businesses are also selling their products.

Save! The Kuwait Souq has a “deals of the day” page, which has a variety of discounted offers for each day, some include free shipping — check it out!

Shipping & delivery options to Kuwait;

There are a few shipping options, mainly by courier services with delivery to your doorstep. Similar to Amazon, you can see the final price that includes cost of shipping after placing items to the shopping cart and proceeding to checkout.

They deliver to all major Kuwaiti cities such as; Şabāḩ as Sālim, Janūb as Surrah, Ar Rābiyah, Al Farwānīyah, Al Faḩāḩīl, Bayān, Ar Rumaythīyah, Kuwait City, Al Finţās, Al Manqaf, Ar Riqqah, Al Jahrā’, Ḩawallī, As Sālimīyah, Salwá, Al Aḩmadī.

Also all of the six governorates are supported for shipping, which consists of the Al Asimah, Hawalli, Farwaniya, Mubarak, Ahmadi & Jahra Governorate.

Delivery services are available each day of the week, excluding Fridays. With the delivery time being during working hours, between 9:00 and 18:00.

For cash on delivery, there will be an additional fee.

English & Arabic language settings;

While the Amazon in the USA only supports the English language, the Souq equivalent also has support for Arabic, although it does not speak Kuwaiti Arabic.

You’ll see a flag of Kuwait at the top menu, which opens up the language settings tab after clicking on it. Select “Arabic”, or “English”.

The interface is almost entirely bilingual, with titles, descriptions and the rest of the shopping interface offered in both languages.

To directly access the English language site version click here.

Shopping categories;

To buy from Amazon in Kuwait, you can browse through an extensive list of categories, which include smaller sub-categories similar to Amazon.

Available main categories are; Health, Beauty, Eyewear, Pets, Wearable, Technology Devices, Home Appliances, Networking & Computers, Furniture & Home Decor, Electronics, Movies & Music, Books, Fitness & Sports, Baby & Infants, Home Supplies & Kitchen, Home Improvements & Tools, Tablets & Mobile Phones, Kitchen Appliances, Groceries, Cameras, Vehicle Parts, Collectables & Art, Game Consoles, Stamps & Paper money, Perfumes, Office Products, Clothing, Toys, Accessories & Jewelry, Outdoors & Garden, Bath & Bed, Furniture.

Refunds & return policy;

The website has policies in place to tackle counterfeit or poor quality items, however you can safely shop among items sold directly by Souq.

In any case, they guarantee your money back in 15 days if the ordered item is in it’s original packaging. Return shipping costs will be returned for items that are damaged, counterfeit or differ from that product description upon purchase.

However, some items are marked as “non-returnable”, which includes categories like; Earrings, Underwear, Music & Software, Books, Socks, Lingerie, Swimwear, etc.

And that’s the end of my online shopping guide..!

There are some other, competing alternatives to Amazon in Kuwait, but the only official equivalent is Souq. Which is highly competitive in pricing & availability.

Inquiries, comments or anything concerning Amazon in Kuwait?
How to buy, shipping, deliveries, etc. all questions welcome.

Thank you and please, share if possible. David.

For transparency sake, I want to inform you my dear reader, that affiliate links could be present in the posts you are reading. This helps me work hard to write helpful content which is aimed for mutual benefit. Much gratitude!

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David Elfering <![CDATA[Amazon Website in Saudi Arabia! How to Buy, Shipping & Store Guide]]> https://www.elftronix.com/?p=7521 2019-03-11T15:07:53Z 2019-03-10T12:00:34Z The popular Amazon store is now official in Saudi Arabia. Get affordable, and fast shipping, cash on delivery, online shopping in Riyadh, and a whole lot more..!

Also, the Saudi version of Amazon is both in Arabic and English.

Click here for the official Amazon in Saudi Arabia

Amazon of Saudi Arabia

In 2019, the e-commerce scene in Saudi Arabia and the rest of the Arabic world has been dominated by Amazon, the most competitive online store brand.

Weather you are in Riyadh, Jeddah, Mecca, Medina or pretty much anywhere else in the country, you’ll likely find the most reliable, equivalent service there.

The official Amazon website, goes with the name Souq in Saudi Arabia.

So there’s no need to pay for expensive global shipping with Amazon.com, or even worse, use package forwarding services that cost a ton.

Here’s a guide on how to really buy from Amazon in Saudi Arabia.

How Amazon works in Saudi Arabia;

The Dubai headquartered Souq is now officially the largest and most popular website for e-commerce in the Arabic countries. The company was founded by Ronaldo Mechor, a Syrian businessman in 2005. But since 2017 the company was acquired by Amazon and has become one of their strongest online shopping brands since.

The site interface is very much similar to Amazon, and one of it’s attractive features is the seller portal which further expands it’s inventory to serve the increasing online shopper population which has become accustomed to world class service.

Useful tip! The Saudi Arabian Souq has a “deals of the day” page, where you can find the hottest deals, every day of the week. Some with free shipping included.

Shipping & delivery services in Saudi Arabia;

The Souq marketplace mainly uses courier services to delivery to your door, and they also support cash on delivery payments with Riyadh, for an extra charge.

Just like when shopping on the US based Amazon, you need to add items to the shopping cart first, and then proceed to checkout which will display the final cost of shipping. Delivery is Saturday to Thursday from 9:00 to 18:00.

Shipping is readily available to cities such as Dammam, Ta’if, Al Kharj, Medina, Sulţānah, Tabuk, Buraidah, Riyadh, Jeddah and Mecca.

Also all of the Saudi Arabian regions can be delivered to (door-to-door); Bahah, Ha’il, Saudi Arabia, Najran, Asir, Northern Borders, Jizan, Tabuk, Eastern Province, Makkah, Jawf, Riyadh, Qassim as well as Madinah.

Language support for English & Arabic

On the US based Amazon, you only have support for English. On Souq however, Amazon has included support for both Arabic & English languages.

See the flag of Saudi Arabia at the top, clicking on it will open up a menu where you can change language and country location settings.

The website is mostly bilingual, meaning that product descriptions, shopping guides and the whole interface language can be changed.

Click here to open the English language version of Saudi Arabian Amazon

Categories for online shopping;

Equal to the Amazon site, you have a broad range of online shopping categories, which include smaller sub-categories inside them. Here’s a complete list;

Beauty, Fragrances & Perfumes, Supplies & Pet Food, Eyewear, Movies & Music, Bath & Bed, Home Improvement & Tools, Office Products, Networking & Computers, Paper money & Stamps, Home Appliances, Home Supplies & Kitchen, Furniture & Home Decor, Personal Care, Toys, Books, Cameras, Kitchen Appliances, Babies, Wearable, Gaming, Outdoor & Garden, Apparel & Accessories, Vehicle Parts & Accessories, Collectables & Art, Fitness & Sports, Electronics, Tablets & Mobile Phones, Jewelry & Accessories and Beverages  as well as Grocery.

Returns and refunds of purchased items;

To battle counterfeit or poor quality items, you can return purchased goods within a 15 day time frame if the items are not as described on the website. This also includes the cost of sending them back to Souq for evaluation.

In other cases, if you simply wish to return your purchase, you can use the same 15-day guarantee to get your money back if the package is left unopened.

Please be aware, that some items have a “non-returnable” tag. And also some categories such as Lingerie, Earrings, Underwear, Swimwear ,etc. is excluded.

And that concludes my Saudi Arabia guide for the official Amazon marketplace.

There are alternatives to Souq in the country, however they are the only real equivalent and similar service. And likely availability & pricing is competitive there.

Have your say in the comments below, or ask questions..!
I’m happy to discuss about Amazon & e-commerce in Saudi Arabia.

Thanks for your kind visit. Sincerely, David.

Nothing to worry about, but you might be interested in knowing that some of the posts, guides, etc. contain affiliate links to support the site. This won’t affect pricing on the other end and helps me out tremendously. Thank you so much.

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David Elfering <![CDATA[Amazon in UAE! Buy, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Shipping & COD]]> https://www.elftronix.com/?p=7503 2019-03-11T15:05:53Z 2019-03-09T12:00:28Z Amazon is now officially in the United Arab Emirates & has become the largest, most popular online shop, just like the US Amazon but in the UAE. This is my guide.

Click here for the Amazon Store of United Arab Emirates

Amazon in UAE

In 2019, Amazon has dominated the Arabic world and has been ambitiously trying to match the services, and range of products of the US version in the UAE.

Affordable shipping, fast delivery to the United Arab Emirates, cash on delivery (COD) and other payment options, shopping in dirham, seller portal, etc.

All available both in Arabic & English on a bilingual interface.

The Amazon owned online store goes with the name Souq in the UAE.

Wether you are located in Dubai, Abu Dhabi or need shipping to the United Arab Emirates. Here’s the essentials on how to buy from Amazon in the UAE.

How Amazon works in UAE;

Headquartered in Dubai, Souq has been acquired by Amazon in 2017 and is now the largest e-commerce site in the United Arab Emirates. The company was originally founded in 2005, by a Syrian business man Ronaldo Mechor.

Common to online shopping brands from Amazon, the website has a seller portal for businesses, which further expands availability and competitiveness.

Don’t miss on the “deals of the day” page on Souq, which rotates the best deals and offers for each day of the week, often with free shipping included.

Note; There is no www.amazon.ae version of the website.

Amazon Shipping to the UAE;

Items are mainly stocked in local warehouses in the UAE, and can be delivered on the same day, depending on your location by courier services.

Delivered products can be paid for directly at your door with cash on delivery, or COD for a small 1USD, or 4AED (Dirham) fee. A popular payment option.

Just like on the US Amazon store, you need to add the items in your shopping cart and proceed to checkout with a filled out address to see final shipping costs.

The delivery of items is available from Saturday to Thursday, between working hours at 9:00 and 18:00. Available to these UAE cities; Ajman, Fujairah, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah as well as Umm al-Quwain.

And all of these emirates also support affordable shipping; Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Umm al-Quwain, Fujairah, Ajman, Ras al-Khaimah.

Languages of the UAE Amazon store;

While on the US based Amazon there is only English language support, on Souq you have availability for both Arabic and English languages.

This is a bilingual setting, which converts not just the interface language, but also product names, descriptions, guides, etc. It also covers customer support.

You can find the language setting icon at the top, which can be opened by clicking on the flag of the United Arab Emirates. Select your language and ‘save & continue’.

Click here to open the English language version of the UAE Amazon

Online shopping categories for UAE Amazon;

Here are main shopping categories (which include sub-categories);

Art, Jewelry & Accessories, Home Improvement, Perfumes, Computers, Paper money & Stamps, Gaming, Outdoors & Garden, Home Supply & Kitchen, Beverages & Groceries, Fitness & Sports, Electronics, Toys & Kids, Apparel & Accessories, Beauty, Personal Care & Health, Furniture, Eyewear, Auto Parts, Kitchen Appliances, Home Appliances, Office Products, Furniture & Home Decor, Movies & Music, Cameras, Tablets & Mobile Phones, Pets, Books, Babies as well as Bed & Bath.

Returning items and getting refunds;

The Arabic world has plenty of counterfeit items, and Souq does a good job at battling this by providing an authenticity guarantee. This policy is much more effective than on the US Amazon store, as selling fakes goods has been made non-profitable.

If items are not as described, poor quality or inauthentic, you will receive a full refund which includes any fees you paid to send back the items.

Also, if the item or product remains in it’s original packaging, you may return it within 15 days from purchase with no questions asked.

Please be aware, that some shopping categories included “non-returnable” tagged items, such as underwear, swimwear, books, lingerie, fragrances, socks, etc.

And that concludes my guide, and all the essentials I’ve put together on the Amazon website in United Arab Emirates. Please, share this post if you found it useful.

What are your thoughts, experiences on Souq in UAE?
Or any questions related to Amazon site & United Arab Emirates?

Thanks for reading, and comments are welcome. David.

Also I would sincerely like to inform my readers, that some of the links on this and other posts, reviews, etc. may be so called affiliate links which support the blog financially. This is without costing you any extra of course.

Thank you for voluntary supporting me.

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David Elfering <![CDATA[Coursera Review: Get Started with Online Courses for Free!]]> https://www.elftronix.com/?p=8489 2019-03-11T09:57:13Z 2019-03-07T12:00:51Z This is my essential Coursera review of 2019 — now getting started with trusted online courses for free is easier than ever. Read on for more.

Coursera Review

What is Coursera?

It all started when two Stanford based computer science professors decided to provide their classes for free, available online in 2012.

These free courses turned out to be extremely popular, which lead to the creation of Coursera. Now offering high-quality academic classes in partnership with 149 universities around the world.

As of 2019, there are more than 2,400 available online courses and more than 33 million registered users on their online learning platform.

Getting started for free;

Most courses on Coursera are available for free unless you want to earn a degree once your course has been completed — search through free courses here.

There are also specialized courses which are not available for free, however you may be eligible for a 7-day free trial — read more about it here.

Although getting a degree has many benefits and a popular choice among users, it’s easy getting started for free and learn what your potential is.

How Coursera works;

Organized in a similar fashion to university classes, they are broken down into social sciences, humanities and many other categories. With plenty of options, if you are interested in a degree program make sure to do your research to see which institute is backing each course and if it’s accepted by your school.

Usually you’ll have the option to either pay for the degree along with the course, or enroll to the course for complete free without it.

Enrolling to a class gives you 180 days of access to all the course materials, although usually courses are completed much earlier. Besides going through assignments, videos and other course material you can connect with other students on the same class. Once completed you can receive the certificate and start another one.

Benefits of Coursera;

  1. Each course is backed by accredited universities or organizations for high degree value and guaranteed quality course content.
  2. There are classes in more than 30 languages.
  3. Coursera is one of the most established, popular, highly reviewed and trusted online learning platforms today.
  4. Learn on both desktops and mobile devices.
  5. Courses are taught by real experienced professors.
  6. There are many options to complete courses for completely free, or receive a risk free 7-day free trial for premium courses.
  7. Cost of taking courses is much lower than with educational institutions.

If you are interested in the benefits of online learning, I don’t think there’s better place than Coursera to get started and for free.

What’s your review of Coursera?
Or leave your questions below to learn more!

Thank you for reading, David.

This post contains affiliate links where appropriate which may convert to monetary benefit to the author of this blog. Thank you.

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David Elfering <![CDATA[Best of Qatar Online Shopping & Ecommerce Sites with COD]]> https://www.elftronix.com/?p=7905 2019-03-06T07:48:59Z 2019-03-05T12:00:39Z The e-commerce company that has made it in Qatar as the best online shopping site has free shipping nationwide, cash on delivery and quality buyer protection.

And what’s the best online store of 2019 in Qatar?

It’s Souq which is now Qatar’s nr. 1 popular and largest shopping site.

Ecommerce in Qatar

Biggest online shopping website in Qatar;

With the lack of good competition and how connected the Arabic countries are, although Souq Qatar is based in Dubai, international shipping is free and fast.

With the convenience of the largest online shopping portal that includes a buyer/seller marketplace for unparalleled access to items throughout the states.

Obviously price competitiveness is another big factor, with popular products available for cheap thanks for their pricing algorithm that favors items in demand.

And the other important factor is COD (Cash on Delivery) payments.

Here are benefits from the best ecommerce site in Qatar.

  • The biggest availability of products throughout the Arabic nations, together with a marketplace and international Amazon orders.
  • Free courier shipping to Qatar for “fulfilled by Souq” items.
  • Marketplace for access to sellers throughout the Arabic nation.
  • Integrated international Amazon shopping, login with your Amazon account and purchase cheap AmazonBasics products locally.
  • Shopping interface and support in both English & Arabic languages.
  • All popular payment methods supported, including COD (cash on delivery), Visa & MasterCard, installments, Souq Wallet.
  • Set interface currency and make purchases in Qatari riyal.
  • 15 day money back guarantee and free returns for items not as described, fake or counterfeit for good user protection.
  • Popular products at deals of the day page for cheap online shopping.

All these features have set Souq way ahead of competition, ranking them at the very top of the e-commerce company list in Doha and rest of Qatar.

Payments with cash on delivery & shipping;

The Souq marketplace lists Qatar as an international shopping destination. Meaning that products are delivered with global shipping, mainly from UAE.

With the lack of big online stores in the country, online shopping is commonly done through sites located in other, bigger Arabic countries. But not all companies provide free shipping and cash on delivery like Souq does.

And while free shipping is supported by “fulfilled by Souq” products only, the cost of delivery with other items on the website is also often reasonably priced.

Furthermore, COD does cost a little extra and that;

  • Payments by cash only to courier personnel
  • Phone number verification is required for COD support

Shipping and delivery methods are commonly available to Doha & pretty much all other cities and towns in the Qatar nation for convenient online shopping.

Click here to find out more about Souq shopping site in Qatar

List of other top e-commerce companies in Qatar;

Here are other ecommerce companies worth watching out for (most are not online stores), ranked by their popularity on social media.

  1. Cozmo Travel – Qatar
  2. Q-Tickets
  3. Acon Travels
  4. Doha Sooq
  5. Atpik
  6. Missdodi
  7. Europe Travels
  8. Travelstart Qatar
  9. GoMosafer
  10. My Book Qatar

If looking for the biggest and best site that covers most shopping categories from fashion, to baby & kids to electronic items. Souq is a convenient choice.

Inquiries concerning the ecommerce scene in Qatar?
I’m happy to answer questions on online shopping in Doha.

Great that you could stop by, thanks for reading.

I also want to be transparent with my readership, notifying that sometimes affiliate links are located within the posts, guides and reviews here.

Best regards, David.

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David Elfering <![CDATA[Ordering a Harvia Wood Burning Sauna Heater/Stove from Finland]]> https://www.elftronix.com/?p=8444 2019-03-06T07:45:25Z 2019-03-03T12:00:03Z Harvia sauna wood stoves, burners (such as Harvia 20 PRO) can be expensive when bought from overseas dealers, so getting a local Harvia reseller in Finland to send it to you directly at a recent freight cost might be an option worth considering.

Also, a Finnish dealer will likely have better availability.

Harvia

Going through some of the online stores on the list of official Harvia dealers, I only found one that was willing to send wood stoves to addresses within Europe.

Netrauta.fi

They have plenty of stock and a deal with a freight company for sending goods to most Euopean countries. The site itself is in Finnish, but they have good customer service and I’m sure that you can communicate with them in English.

Harvia dealers that do not send goods overseas;

Oivarauta, Taloon, Talotarvike, Hankkija, Stark Suomi.

There might be more however, you can search for them “here“.

Questions, comments on buying Harvia sauna heaters?
Just fill in your thoughts in the comments below..!

Thanks for reading, David.

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David Elfering <![CDATA[Bluehost China Review: Mainland China Web Hosting That Works]]> https://www.elftronix.com/?p=7823 2019-03-06T07:21:54Z 2019-03-01T12:00:41Z This is my experience, and review on how to get fast, affordable access to mainland China hosting with Bluehost in 2019. I’ll explain topics such as;

  • Does Bluehost work in China?
  • What you must NOT do to optimize your website.
  • What to do if your website gets blocked?

Bluehost in China

Bluehost in China Review of 2019

Does Bluehost work in China?

Not only Bluehost works in China, it also operates in China at Bluehost.cn which means that they have the much needed expertise to serve mainland Chinese customers, and provide access to good hosting to the area.

Hosting there is a complicated issue, so which plan should you go for?

No matter what the hosting plan, location is key and how well it’s connected to China. So although Bluehost’s Chinese website offers hosting in Hong Kong, this will in turn be slower for users outside of the country.

While there may be no perfect, inexpensive solution for fast hosting on both continents and globally. Usually the best option is the West-coast in the US (here).

But even amongst hosting companies with datacenters, you’ll need one like Bluehost that reserves China dedicated bandwidth for good accessibility.

What you must NOT do to optimize your website.

Bluehost provides a CDN (Content Delivery Network) service which serves your website from multiple servers around the world for optimal global speeds.

It’s called SiteLock which includes the CDN, I do not recommend using this when hosting for Chinese website visitors. The first thing to consider is that their server in Hong Kong is not optimized for mainland China. So speeds will vary.

First of all, Bluehost provides free “SSL certificates” for all of your hosted websites. Which is an absolute essential in 2019, because it gives you a boost in SEO and search engine rankings, plus increases trust.

Sites using SSL have the HTTPS in front of the site URL. Otherwise the address will be HTTP and web browsers will warn that the website is no secure enough.

And it’s really important to understand that if you enable the SiteLock service with Bluehost that provides the CDN, the free SSL will not work.

To actually use them together will cost so much, that it’s absolutely pointless as there are much cheaper solutions for SSL enabled CDN access anyway.

What to do if your website gets blocked?

Because Bluehost is accustomed to customers who are hosting website with visitors in mainland China, they know what to do if your site gets blocked.

While nowadays less likely, the blockage can occur to anyone especially on shared hosting plans where IPs are shared. However, simply contact Bluehost customer support and they will move your website to a new, fresh IP address.

Unblocking your website when it gets blocked by the Great Firewall of China is as easy as that, you just need a hosting company that understands the procedure.

And a tool you need is GreatFire Analyzer, for example with this link you can check accurate, historical data of blocks in China for the Bluehost.com domain.

As you can see they have never been blocked since November of 2014 until March, 2019. Or as far back as the historical records go.

Thanks for reading my review, hope you enjoyed it!

Read more here if interested in hosting WordPress in China.

Thanks for visiting, questions about Bluehost web hosting  welcome!
Also, I’m happy to share my knowledge on China related issues.

Best regards & much thanks, David.
Please, share the post in social media if you benefited from it.

Last but not least, you might be interested in knowing about a possibility of affiliate links within this and other reviews, as well as other bits of content.

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David Elfering <![CDATA[Where to Find the Best Real Amateur Porn Videos? Try This Free]]> https://www.elftronix.com/?p=8483 2019-03-21T00:08:34Z 2019-02-28T12:00:22Z Tired of browsing through free streaming sites for amateur porn, I found out that you can make your life a lot easier, and pleasurable with the ‘best’.

So who are they?

None other than Reality Kings. It’s really a no-brainer for real, high quality amateur porn videos as it’s one of the biggest such production companies.

And you can have a go nearly free, at $1/day “by clicking on this link“.

Real Amateur Porn Guide

I always expected that paying for porn and adult video material was expensive and not worth it. Well, Reality Kings has proved me wrong.

While it’s their brand for the best amateur stuff, you also get access to 45 porn sites with a single account (the one you can try for $1 a day…!).

While there were quite a few benefits such as;

  1. Saying good bye to ads and messy ‘free’ sites.
  2. Having too easy access to unlimited amounts of high quality porn.
  3. Getting all the latest stuff and constant new releases.
  4. Both streaming and downloads.
  5. Getting all porn genres including real amateur porn.

It’s prolly worth it for the amateur porn alone.

You know at some point you get old enough and browsing through endless clips, many of which are low quality or badly shot becomes a bore.

Having hot amateurs on HD video filmed by a professional filming crew and editors, simply is the best watching experience you can really have.

The site is nicknamed, ‘world’s best real porn site”.

And I can understand why.

If you want to be on the cutting edge of amateur porn, well there’s really no other in my experience and opinion. Just “go to this link” and see for yourself.

It’s pretty much free to try out for a couple of days.

Please note, that by opening an account with them this gives you access to not just Reality Kings but a whole network of porn sites, 45 in total.

Competing with freebie sites, their aim is clear. To provide all the porn videos and movies you could ever want under one subscription.

What’s your take on real amateur porn videos?
I’d love to hear your comments below.

Stay safe & have fun, David.

This post contains affiliate links where appropriate which may convert to monetary benefit to the author of this blog. Thank you.

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David Elfering <![CDATA[Top E-commerce Companies in UAE (United Arab Emirates) of 2018]]> https://www.elftronix.com/?p=7739 2019-03-06T07:20:50Z 2019-02-26T12:00:32Z This is the list of the most popular, top e-commerce companies in UAE and a review of each store website, and my online shopping experience in 2019.

Online Shopping in UAE

Currently the United Arab Emirates consists of an extensive network of e-commerce companies and stores. You do need to be careful though, not all provide the same level of services. Common downside in such a broad, growing market.

These are the top 10 popular, trusted e-commerce shopping portals.

Top E-commerce by Category

Here is a quick look at the top companies in 2019;

  • Most popular e-commerce website in the UAE — Souq
  • Best online store for fashion items — Namshi
  • Best online store for children and mums — Mumzworld
  • Best online store for electronics, phones & gadgets — Jumbo

Top 10 E-commerce Websites

Here’s the complete list with background and services, the types of products sold and essential information on payments, refunds, customer service, etc.

Souq — “Largest online superstore”

Headquartered in Dubai, Souq is the largest e-commerce site in the Arabic world and the United Arab Emirates. Featuring fast courier shipping with cash on delivery, and a seller portal for the extensive availability of items and competitive pricing.

Souq

The company website was acquired by Amazon in 2017, while being originally founded by a Ronaldo Mechor, a Syrian businessman in 2005.

  • Customer service: Email only.
  • Payment: Visa, MasterCard, cash on delivery, installments, as well as Souq Wallet payments (funds deposited to your account).
  • Refund policy: 15 days, pay return postage unless item is not as described or counterfeit which includes all costs.
  • Dedicated websites for UAE, Egypt, Saudi Arabia & Kuwait.
  • Shopping apps available from Google Play and App Store.

Main categories are: Supermarket, Electronics, Mobile & Tablets, Baby & Toys, Home & Kitchen, Perfumes & Beauty, Sports & Fitness, Brand Stores.

Jumbo — “Leading Electronics Store”

Jumbo is the longest standing home electronics store, with store locations all around the UAE, for example 6 in Abu Dhabi, 13 in Dubai, 4 in Sharjah.

Shop laptops, phones and gadgets with confidence online with the best prices. Use their service centers for on location support, warranty issues and so on.

Jumbo

The e-commerce company, “Jumbo Electronics Company Limited” was established in 1974 and has it’s roots in offline retail. The website launched in 2010.

  • Customer service: Call, send email or use their live chat.
  • Payment: All major credit and debit cards, cash on delivery, PayPal.
  • Refund policy: Return or exchange is possible only within five days of purchase from the date of delivery.
  • Dedicated websites for UAE in Arabic & English only.
  • No shopping apps are available.

Main caregories; Mobiles, Computers & Tablets, Televisions & Home Theaters, Cameras, Gaming, Headphone & Speakers, Accessories, Appliances.

Awok — “Electronics, home & health”

Awok started by selling electronics and gadgets. Currently it has 41 shopping categories, and has become one of the largest online stores in the country.

Awok

The Dubai, U.A.E. headquartered e-commerce company was founded in 2013 by Ulugbek Yuldashev. An entrepreneur from Kyrgyzstan, who originally started with a retail business in his home country at the age of 18. He moved to Dubai in 2006, where he eventually changed from wholesale to the online retail industry.

  • Customer service: Email and telephone.
  • Payment: Credit/debit cards from Visa & Master, cash on delivery (COD) or pay by card on delivery.
  • Refund policy: 3 days from the date of receiving the product.
  • Dedicated websites for UAE & Saudi Arabia.
  • Shopping apps for Android, and iOS.

Main categories: Mobiles & Accessories, Jewellery & Watches, Health & Beauty, TV & Audio/Video Systems, Tablets & Accessories, Bags & Sunglasses, Home & Kitchen, PCs & Laptops, Cameras & Accessories, Scooters & Accessories

Namshi — “Leading fashion store”

Namshi is the leading online store for fashion and lifestyle items in the Middle East. With an extensive collection of footwear and apparel fashion brands. They support cash on delivery (COD), fast shipping and returns or exchanges.

All are 100% genuine brands.

Namshi

The e-commerce company was founded in 2011 by Faraz Khalid, Hisham Zarka and Hosam Arab, it’s headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

  • Customer service: Email, call or live chat.
  • Payment: Credit cards, cash on delivery (COD), PayPal & Apple Pay.
  • Return policy: 14 day money back guarantee.
  • Dedicated websites for: UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait..
  • Shopping apps for Android smartphones, tablets, iPhones and iPads.

Main categories: New arrivals, Women, Men, Kids, Sports, Brands, Premium, Beauty & grooming, Home & lifestyle.

Openkart — “Online hypermarket”

Dubai based, user orientated “online hypermarket” known as Openkart, was founded in 2016 by Saheer Abdullah. It was the “Asiavision Excellence Award” of 2018 as the fastest growing e-commerce platform in the Middle East.

Openkart

The website is focused on sales and highly discounted brand items.

  • Customer service: Email & telephone.
  • Payment: Visa or MasterCard debit and credit cards.
  • Return policy: 7 days to request for refund/store credit after order delivery.
  • Dedicated websites for: Oman, UAE, Saudi Arabia.
  • Shopping apps for iOS & Android devices.

Main categories: Mobiles & Tablets, Electronics, Perfumes & Beauty, Home, Men, Women, Baby & Kids, Sports-Fitness.

Elabelz — “Merging clothes retailer”

The Dubai-based fashion e-commerce venture, Elabelz was launched in 2016 by Nooruldeen Agha. The website has expanded steadily for their target audience of 30 years and below, and operates worldwide with focus on UAE.

Elabelz

Offering both local and global brands from the trendiest apparel, to footwear and accessories, with a fresh focus on customer satisfaction.

  • Customer service: Call or email.
  • Payment: Credit cards, and cash on delivery (COD).
  • Return policy: Return products within 14 days from received date.
  • Dedicated websites for: UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Egypt, Bahrain, Oman, Iraq, USA, UK & EU.
  • Shopping apps for iOS devices and Android.

Top fashion categories for women: Shoes, Dresses, Abaya & Sportswear. For men: Jeans, T-shirts & Tanks, Sportswear & Sneakers.

SIVVI — “Latest fashion store”

SIVVI is another famous online retailer of clothing brands, accessories and footwear for both women & men, based in Dubai, UAE. Shipping is free on all orders.

SIVVI

The company was founded in 2014. And it’s co-founder, Rashid Alabbar has been rated as 69th most influence person in the United Arab Emirates. Following retail footsteps of his father, an Emirati billionaire Mohamed Alabbar.

  • Customer service: Live chat support, email or by phone (Sunday – Thursday: 09:00 – 17:30, Ramadan: 09:00 – 15:00).
  • Payment: Cash on delivery, credit and debit card, PayPal.
  • Return policy: Full refund or exchange within 14 calendar days.
  • Dedicated websites for: Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, UAE.
  • Shopping apps for both iOS and Android smartphones, tablets.

Main categories for women, men & kids: New Fashion, Clothing, Shoes, Bags, Beauty, Accessories, Sports, Grooming, Premium, Sale, Brands.

Mumzworld — “Leading Kids Store”

The biggest and most popular e-commerce website in the United Arab Emirates for shopping clothes and goods for babies, children and mothers.

Mumzworld

Founded in 2011 by two entrepreneur mothers, Mona Ataya and Leena Khalil. Based in Dubai, UAE, they have the largest online inventory available of mummy goods.

They provide high quality products, fast free shipping and customer friendliness with easy returns, while offering lower prices than competing offline retailers.

  • Customer service: Email, live chat, and by phone.
  • Payment: Mastercard, Visa, PayPal, Cash on delivery, as well as money transfers. Also the site uses gift vouchers.
  • Refund policy: Return within 7 calendar days from the date of receipt.
  • Dedicated websites for Saudi Arabia, UAE, International.
  • Shopping apps for all common smartphones and tablets.

Main categories are; Diapers, Feeding, Gear, Toys, Outdoor, Bath, Safety, Cloth4es, Bedroom, Mumz, Books, School, Party, Collections and Sale.

Letstango — “Fast Growing Electronics Store”

Competing, online electronics store in UAE with focus on user friendliness and pricing for an extensive stock on mobile phones, tablets, cameras and more.

Letstango

Founded in 2013, it’s one of the fastest growing e-commerce companies in the UAE. They have free shipping, and service centers in Dubai & elsewhere.

  • Customer service: Phone, live chat and email support.
  • Payment: Credit card, Cash on delivery, Credit Card Swipe on delivery.
  • Refund policy: Money back if returned within 7 days.
  • Dedicated websites for UAE in English & Arabic.
  • Shopping app for Android devices only.

Categories are mainly; Mobile & Tablets, Gadgets, Gamings, Electronics, Photography, Home & Outdoors, Fashion & Beauty, Baby & Kids, Hot Deals.

Wadi — “Competing online store”

A newer e-commerce website, with an aim of competing with the broadest range of products with more than 200+ shopping categories, and competitive pricing.

Wadi

They also provide a service for sellers, where Arabic businesses can list and sell their products, extending product availability as a buyer/seller portal.

Headquartered in Dubai, UAE, the e-commerce company was founded in 2015 by Ankit Wadhwa and Pratik Gupta, both originally from India.

  • Customer service: Telephone and email.
  • Payment: Credit/debit cards, cash on delivery (COD) & Visa Checkout.
  • Return policy: Items may be returned within 14 days of the date of receipt.
  • Dedicated websites for: Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman & UAE.
  • Shopping apps for Android, and iOS devices.

Main online shopping categories: Mobiles & Tablets, Electronics, Watches, Beauty, Home & Kitchen, Video Games.

And that concludes my list of the top 10 most popular e-commerce companies and online shopping website portals in the United Arab Emirates.

Questions? Leave a comment and I’ll answer as soon as possible.

Also, knowing that new sites keep merging in the ever expanding e-commerce network in the UAE. If you know of any new (or even old) rising companies worth mentioning, please let us know your experience in the comments below!

Thank you for having a read, David.

Furthermore, my blog aims at transparency which is why I am informing visitors of potential affiliate links in these posts, and reviews. Thanks for the support.

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David Elfering <![CDATA[How to Get New & Quality Full Length Porn Movies for Almost Free]]> https://www.elftronix.com/?p=8485 2019-03-21T00:24:31Z 2019-02-24T12:00:37Z Tired of short porn videos? If you’re someone like me who enjoys their porn in full length movie format, quality is hard to get especially free.

But here’s my suggestion;

Ever heard of Digital Playground? It’s one of the biggest American porn movie studios, heardquartered in where else but California.

You can get a three day trial for peanuts, “by clicking here“.

For porn movies, in my opinion they have the best full length videos and they’ve got frequent new releases. A must to check out for some quality acting.

New & Quality Adult Movies

Going full length;

Let’s be honest here, most of the so called porn filled movies are not that interesting and neither the explicit scenes that expiring.

That’s why the obvious choice is to go with a one of the biggest production companies, such as Digital Ocean, btw. pretty much dominates the US porn industry.

And because they have a strict model selection, they are able to have quality actors which are paving the way for the ‘hardcore movie’ scene.

The porn movies;

They’ve got loads and loads of great names, and new stuff coming in all the time for the perfect leisure time at home or wherever you watch porn from.

Some of their most popular titles include.

  1. Killer Wives
  2. Night of Reckoning
  3. Greedy Bitches
  4. The Ex-Girlfriend
  5. Back in Time: A XXX Parody

You can get access to all of the blockbusters “here“.

Please note, that Digital Playground accounts are membership based and for reasons, they have frequent new releases to keep you busy.

If you’re a film guy, the site will likely offer all the porn movies you’ll ever need so subscribing for a yearly membership is worth considering.

Hope this helps you to the right direction for full length movies.
Try the nearly free trial and let us know in the comments.

Have fun & thanks for reading, David.

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David Elfering <![CDATA[How to Remove Site Name from WordPress Post Title Tags]]> https://www.elftronix.com/?p=8249 2019-03-06T07:06:59Z 2019-02-22T12:00:01Z This is how you can easily remove the name of your website or blog, from the <title> tag of your WordPress site, without the use of any plugins.

Fix WP Title Tag

While this depends on the WordPress theme used, often the title format of WordPress posts seen by Google and other search engines is something like this;

<title>Post Name - Site Name</title>

or it could be;

<title>Post Name | Site Name</title>

If you want to just have the name of the post included and remove the site name, while keeping the old title formatting on homepage and other pages.

Try to add this piece of code to your functions.php file;

add_filter( 'document_title_parts', function( $title )
{
if ( is_single() )
unset( $title['site'] ); /** Remove site name from post titles */
return $title;
}, 10, 1 );

And that’s it. Please note however that;

  • This might not work for all WordPress themes.
  • Google might still append the site name on your titles without your wish, especially if the post title is short.
  • It can take a long time for the title to change for old search results.

Hope that helps.

Did that work for your, or have any questions?
Please, let me know in the comments.

Thanks for reading, David.

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David Elfering <![CDATA[Looking for the Best Free Amateur Gay Porn? Forget Tumblr!!]]> https://www.elftronix.com/?p=8454 2019-03-21T00:17:59Z 2019-02-20T12:00:15Z Before the NSFW ban, Tumblr used to be the biggest social media platform for free gay porn, especially the amateur kind. And I can understand why it was a lot more satisfying than many of the other crowded, freebie video streaming sites.

But in 2019, it’s time to move on. So this time, I wanted to share with my readers on how to get a taste of something new, and I’d say much better.

Click here to try out Sean Cody for a dollar.

In my opinion, it’s the best gay porn site out there, with always the latest stuff, and you can get full access to all that amateur goodness for almost free.

Best Gay

The content rules that all content deemed NSWF will be deleted from Tumblr took effect in December of 2018. Since then, gay porn lovers around the world have been left scratching their heads on where to go for the free good stuff.

We are left with watching men in tight jeans, however unlike for women, luckily they didn’t ban the nipples. Anyway, amateur porn will keep on going forward.

While it was big news, it also gave an opportunity to turn a new leaf which lead to the discovery of the famous gay pornography studio, Sean Cody.

They’ve been around 2011, and have a very strict model selection that only allows “exclusive men”, who have no previous work experience in porn.

The best gay amateur porn for free?

I was surprised that I can get access to the whole site with a few dollars (“here“), so there’s not much to loose besides your pants.

What you are getting that you never got from Tumblr;

  • Hundreds of names in exclusive gay porn actors.
  • Full HD streaming and downloading of videos.
  • Constant new stuff released.
  • Stay at the edge of the amateur gay porn industry.
  • No ads, always quality and ease of browsing though any device.

But be warned.. you will also get an urge to continue with a regular subscription that will need to be paid for. But I’d say try it out as a free alternative.

As the models are exclusive, you’ll only get to know their first names. That’s of course a clever technique from Sean Cody to keep them on the site, so that you come back for more and more from your favorite amateur porn stars. All good, I say! Either way, if you decide to get access to the site, I recommend looking up these great gay amateur models, such as Cory, Graham, Liev, Kurt, Brooks, Ashton, Ethan, Jax, Kaleb, Landon, Cameron, Jayden, Joshua, Pavel, Porter, Robbie, Noel, Lane and Jarek.

R.I.P Tumblr.

Ever tried out Sean Cody?
Or what’s your opinion of amateur gay porn?

Let me know below, David.

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David Elfering <![CDATA[What’s the cheapest hotel booking site to book a hotel from in 2019?]]> https://www.elftronix.com/?p=8368 2019-02-22T08:39:15Z 2019-02-18T12:00:51Z Not many know this, but not always the site with the best visible deals on their site is always the cheapest possible option, there’s lot to consider.

Here’s my take on the cheapest, best site to book a hotel from in 2019.

Cheapest Hotel Booking

You’ve most probably heard of booking.com, one of the largest and most highly competitive hotel booking sites in the world.

But, have you heard of their “Genius Program“..?

The system is so “genius” that it’s motivating hotel businesses push down the cost of their rooms to rates cheaper than anywhere else.

It’s both a powerful tool for hotel owners to increase their amount of bookings and also a strain to business, making competition though.

Either way, being on the consumer side of things you just get to enjoy all the benefits which is mainly the cheap pricing, without worries.

It’s a foolproof methods of booking hotels with the cheapest price, ever.

Especially in combination with their “top deals” you can easily find cheap accommodation from any major touristic destination in the world.

But can we trust Booking.com’s low pricing?

First and foremost, it’s important to understand that Booking.com is a third-party seller of hotel rooms and a lot of the things that they might be blamed for are not actually their fault but that of the accommodation itself.

Key is understanding in how they deal with problems which unfortunately exists now and then, especially when going with the cheapest hotels.

I highly suggest reading their “code of good practices” which outlines the benefits and protection that you get my booking through them.

Overall, dealing with a big third-party booking site such as Booking.com has it’s advantages and disadvantages. However, consider the low pricing and that they put a lot resources in consumer protection (not perfect, but one of the best).

When it comes to the balancing scale, you not only have the cheapest prices but also the best cost-effectivness. My tip is to go with the lowest price but not with the cheapest hotel, and most of cases you will be just fine..!

Any questions, or advice on getting cheapest hotel prices?
Please, write your thoughts in the box below.

A huge thanks for visiting my blog, David.

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David Elfering <![CDATA[Best Site for Textbook Solutions & Answers for High School & College]]> https://www.elftronix.com/?p=8091 2019-02-22T08:44:56Z 2019-02-16T12:00:29Z There are a few sites offering answers to school textbooks, but which one is worth it? In this post, I’ll introduce Chegg — the best website for textbook solutions.

Textbook Solutions

My mother used to say, “don’t study hard, study smart”.

She was right about that, although little did she know that I would take her advice to a whole new level. Online textbook solutions really revolutionized learning..

But before you go on any site looking for answers to your homework, be aware that there is the smart way and the dumb way. So just hear me out!

The reason Chegg is the best site for that, is that they actually promote learning. While there is no use banging your head against the wall in the middle of the night, trying to figure out your homework, neither is there point in copy/paste.

They are a legit authority in supporting students and have detailed step-by-step instructions for each solution, so that besides the answers, you also get very good explanations for each problem to actually understand them.

Both excelling in your homework and better understanding help to:

  • Increase your self-esteem & confidence.
  • Promote faster and improved learning.
  • Reduce school related stress and fatigue.
  • Get recognition from teachers and students.

And their site covers more than 22,000 textbooks..!

Besides textbook answers, what you are also getting is 24h/7 access to online tutoring as well. So when the textbook solutions are not enough you have another backup to rely on as well. Chegg really is your friend for increased confidence.

Interested..? Here is my suggestion!

First, grab your account by singing up with Chegg “here“.

Now when you have homework, or need to solve textbook problems first try to do them without looking up the answers.

There’s no need to spend too much time on it but first it’s good to rely on yourself. Once you’ve went through the problems that you understand, use Chegg provided solutions as a reference to check your work.

This way, you spend a lot less time on homework as well.

Over time, you’ll notice that you rely less and less on the textbook answers as confidence and understanding increases over time.

And that my friend is the “smart way to learn”.

Hope you enjoyed my guide to the best site for textbook solutions, and just leave me a comment if you have any questions. Thanks!

Warmest regards and share please, David.

And! Affiliate links are present in this post. This is monetary benefit to the author for potential purchases made after clicking on them.

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David Elfering <![CDATA[Guide to Biggest & Largest Online Stores & Shopping Sites in UAE]]> https://www.elftronix.com/?p=7824 2019-02-22T08:42:30Z 2019-02-14T12:00:43Z The United Arab Emirates is abundant with online shopping, yet the biggest sites are only a handful, providing everything you need with competitive pricing.

These are the largest, most popular online stores in UAE of 2019.

Biggest Online Stores in UAE

The Burj Khalifa award for the biggest online shopping site goes to..!

Souq E-commerce Platform is the Biggest

We can say for a fact that it’s currently the largest, most popular and the fastest growing English-Arabic language online superstore in the UAE.

What makes them the biggest?

  1. More than 300 shopping categories under one store.
  2. It is the 9th most used website in the UAE with 8 million monthly visitors.
  3. It’s also a buyer/seller portal, where thousands of sellers from the UAE and Arabic world offer their products through the website.
  4. They were acquired by Amazon in 2017, offering a familiar shopping interface, Kindle books, full range of low-cost AmazonBasics goods.
  5. They have their own fashion store, and feature daily rotating deals.

Also shopping apps, for iOS, and Android devices (iPhone, iPad, etc.) are available for convenient shopping access to UAE’s largest stock of products.

Other Big Online Shopping Sites in UAE

If you are looking for an online store that is focused on a specific shopping category, and huge. These are your options. Something missing, leave a comment?!

Biggest Electronics Shopping Site in UAE

It is none other than Jumbo Electronics, which is the most famous, and oldest offline retailer of laptops, phones, gadgets, anything related to electronics.

Besides carrying the largest stock of electronic items through their e-commerce website, thanks to service centers throughout the country in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah and elsewhere. It’s easy to deal with warranties and support locally.

You’ll find the largest selection of brands, and all authentic products.

Biggest Fashion Shopping Site in UAE

The leading fashion retailer is Namshi, with services throughout the Middle East. They have the largest stock of fashion products with hundreds of categories for women, men & kids. Also sports clothing and other beauty, home, lifestyle items.

They also have an online outlet store for the cheapest offers in fashion.

Their store features free shipping within 24h in the UAE, a growing portfolio of local and international fashion brands, 14-day returns as well as cash on delivery.

All shopping brands are guaranteed 100% genuine.

Biggest Kids Fashion & Goods Site in UAE

Started by two mothers, Mumzworld is the most popular shop for clothes and other goods for babies, children and mums in the UAE.

They have the largest inventory with more than 200,000 products, and over 1600 brands, all authentic. As well as free, fast shipping with cash on delivery and a price match policy which guarantees the lowest price for all items.

It’s the obvious shopping destination for all mums.

And that concludes my list of the biggest online stores in the United Arab Emirates, for shopping in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Al Ain, Ajman, Ras Al Khalmah, Fujairah, Umm al-Quwain and elsewhere in the Middle East. Thanks for reading.

Questions on e-commerce market in the UAE?
I’m happy to answer your inquiries.

For your information there are occasional links that are affiliated with the websites they link to and may convert to monetary benefit for the author.

Thank you for your much needed and kind support, David.

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David Elfering <![CDATA[MyHeritage.com Reviewed: Legit or Scam? And How is Their Privacy?]]> https://www.elftronix.com/?p=8424 2019-02-11T06:49:39Z 2019-02-10T12:00:30Z This is my review of MyHeritage.com in 2019, a popular online genealogy platform providing genetic testing, heritage research tools and more.

MyHeritage Reviewed

Interested in giving MyHeratiage.com a go? You can obtain a free account to get started with building your own family tree (limited to 250 people).

Click here to start your free MyHeritage account.

MyHeritage.com legit or scam?

The history of the MyHeritage company goes as far back as 2003, and to date supports 42 languages on it’s interface which serves more than 90 million users.

They provide the following main services;

  1. Family tree is where your story begins, reveal your family history by searching through billions of records, building a map of your relatives.
  2. DNA testing at MyHeritage is an affordable and reliable way to discover your ancestors from around the globe.

For sure they are a legit company, and their business record proves that.

It seems that the scam accusations that have been targeted at MyHeritage are mainly connected with plan renewals. Since they offer a generous free trial, some customers have been charged a renewal fee having forgotten to cancel before expiry.

Surprisingly many of those who felt being scammed, have posted complaints online before bothering to contact MyHeritage.com for a refund.

This is understandable for a service with more than 90 million users. However, I would like to remind you that remember to cancel your trial well beforehand.

How is their privacy and safety?

Using world-leading protection to keep your data safe, security and safety is at utmost importance to MyHeritage. Unfortunately no system is bulletproof.

This was proven in 2018 when hackers managed to gain access to some of the user account details. This breach in privacy was big news at the time.

MyHeritage responded by locking all affected accounts, and requesting users to renew their passwords. This has happened to many legit companies around the world and it is good luck that only the login names and passwords were exposed.

This has not affected MyHeritage negatively but they have taken on the opportunity to increase their safety measures further, and increase privacy.

Is DNA testing worth it?

I’d like to emphasis that in my experience genetic testing is fun but should be taken with a grain of salt without expecting too much or taking it too seriously.

But as far as the fun factor goes, in my experience DNA testing is well worth it and accurate enough to be able to get something out of it.

These are commercial and low-cost tests, but reliable and accurate within the standards of the DNA testing industry. Which also means that your entire genome cannot be tested, instead gene code analysis is based on interest.

Some have complained of the result but this is not the fault of the actual test or MyHeritage itself but the lack of interesting data found in DNA.

What’s your experience or review of MyHeritage, is it worth it?
From complaints to praise, your comment is welcome.

Thank you for visiting my blog, David.

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David Elfering <![CDATA[Sonett Sensitive Series & Organic Laundry Liquid: Where to Buy?]]> https://www.elftronix.com/?p=6748 2019-02-04T13:58:39Z 2019-02-03T07:00:59Z While Sonett products are available in most European countries and elsewhere, the Sonett Sensitive series is harder to get and often pricy outside of Germany.

Here’s how to find and buy your organic laundry detergents, body care products and other cleaning agents from Sonett with affordable pricing.

Sonett Sensitive

My favorite German brand of organic, 100% biodegradable laundry liquid has long been Sonett which is suitable for babies, children as well as just about anyone health-conscious with or without sensitive skin and allergies.

You are in luck if located in Germany, where you have best availability and lowest pricing in local shops. Outside the country however, it’s often sold in expensive eco-shops online or elsewhere. If you can find the Sensitive series at all.

The best pricing & availability has been on the eBay store’s global version.

Click here to browse through Sonett Sensitive products on eBay.

While I’ve noticed that the situation on available sellers changes from time to time, there are usually several in Europe, and US. So do check that out.

Delivery is usually door-to-door so bigger orders will be more cost-effective.

Sonett Sensitive series includes these products;

  • Laundry Liquid sensitive
  • Laundry Powder Color sensitive
  • Olive Laundry Liquid sensitive
  • Hand Soap sensitive
  • Dishwashing Liquid

And thanks for reading.

Where do you buy your Sonett Sensitive products?
Please, share your knowledge & questions in the comments below!

A quick word of advisory, that occationally there are so called ‘affiliate links’ placed within the bits of content found on this blog. It’s supports my blogging habit tremendously in exchange for hopefully mutual benefit.

Huge thanks! David.

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David Elfering <![CDATA[Where to Find & Book Cheap Flights & How Safe Are They?]]> https://www.elftronix.com/?p=8411 2019-02-04T14:53:52Z 2019-02-01T12:00:53Z A flight as cheap and safe as possible please? You got it! Let me explain from where and most importantly why I search for and find my flights from.

Finding Cheap Flights

Where to find the cheapest flights from?

Among the most popular flight search engines, Skyscanner is the best value I have found so far as they search through the most providers.

So if there’s a flight that’s cheaper somewhere, they are sure to find it.

Also, make sure to check out their, “daily offers for flights“.

Another thing I love about Skyscanner, are the expert travel insight section where for example you can learn, “these flight hacks“.

Being a metasearch engine, no actual booking is done on the site. All it does it scan through the current offers through as many third-party flight booking and travel sites as it can, then shows you the cheapest possible price for your connection.

Although other similar cheap flight searches might often give out the same price, if one site cheaper than usually it’s Skyscanner.

Are cheap flights safe?

Let’s put this into perspective with a few good examples.

One Airline that I know many people would pass on and has government subsidized cheap flights internationally is Aeroflot.

During the history of the 1923 founded, largest airline of the Russian Federation there has been no accidents on international flights.

Then there is another international low-cost airline from Singapore called Scoot. They are officially the cheapest airline in the world.

Since their 7 years of operation there has been 0 accidents.

Overall, cheap flights are just as safe as any flight can be.

Any questions about finding cheap flights?
Or concerning booking in general? Write me below!

It was great you could visit. Or even share!? David.

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David Elfering <![CDATA[How Accurate is the Grammarly Plagiarism Checker? 2019 Review]]> https://www.elftronix.com/?p=8406 2019-02-04T13:58:56Z 2019-01-30T07:00:43Z The plagiarism detection features of the popular Grammarly software have become more accurate in 2019. Here’s my review and what you need to know.

Grammarly Plagiarism

How does Grammarly plagiarism checker work?

According to Grammarly, there are four types of plagiarism; direct plagiarism, self-plagiarism, mosaic plagiarism, accidental plagiarism.

Just as with any plagiarism detection software, different types will have varying results and none cannot be completely reliably detected.

And the best way to measure reliability is to test it out by yourself.

Try the “online plagiarism checker here” on the Grammarly site.

In this way you can evaluate the software beforehand to see (a) how it works, and (b) if it can help with and detect the kinds of plagiarism your writing may contain.

Please note, that if a text has been published only recently the content might not show up as plagiarized before it gets indexed.

How reliable is Grammarly’s plagiarism checker?

Besides checking your text against most pages on the internet, Grammarly also uses ProQuest to catch plagiarism beyond the web.

ProQuest is the largest, multidisciplinary, full-text database.

It consists of scholarly journals, reports, newspapers, working papers, digitized historical primary sources and half a million ebooks.

Grammarly also provides ready models on citing plagiarized text.

My opinion and review on plagiarism features;

Overall, I’d say that plagiarism detection is as trustworthy and reliable as any professional such software can be, limitations included.

While Grammarly as a plagiarism checker alone is likely not worth it, in my opinion it’s the combination of grammar checking and writer enhancement features that must be considered when evaluating reliability.

What’s your take on the plagiarism features of Grammarly?
Tried it and like it? Let us know below!

Thank you for stopping by, David.

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David Elfering <![CDATA[XSharp Fiskars Edge Roll-Sharp Sharpener: Cleaning & Fixing Spring]]> https://www.elftronix.com/?p=7585 2019-01-30T08:36:31Z 2019-01-28T07:00:13Z Here’s the new XSharp axe and knife sharpener from Fiskars, also known as “Edge Roll-Sharp”, how to open it for cleaning and fix the spring mechanism inside.

Fiskars Edge Roll-Sharp Spring

Product number: 120740
Product article number: 1000601
International Article Number (EAN): 6411501207401

This XSharp model to be precise.

Winner of both Fennia & Reddot design price.

Fiskars Edge Roll-Sharp Box

Here’s the boxing of the knife sharpener, on the opposite side you have instructions on how to open it, and clean it, but setting the spring is not exactly clear.

Fiskars Edge Roll-Sharp Button

On the back of the sharpener you have a button. Pressing on it, will let you slide the orange inside part out of the black case, this will take the device apart.

Fiskars Edge Roll-Sharp Spring

This is the bottom part you are left with, which has a spring mechanism inside. To put the top part back, you will need to adjust the spring with your finger to a middle position. So that the place holders are on both sides of the spring.

This will take some practice, trying to hold the spring straight in the middle while putting it all back together. It’s easy once you get the hang of it.

Any questions about cleaning and opening XSharp from Fiskars?
Your comments and input is most welcome below.

Thanks for stopping by & keep your knifes sharp, David.

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