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Offline Bigfootman

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Scam alert!
« on: October 01, 2010, 05:52:40 AM »
http://www.amazon.com/Hardy-Boys-Nancy-Drew-Mysteries/dp/6132503390/ref=sr_1_16?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1285930077&sr=1-16
Do not buy this book, it's just a bunch of wikipedia articles which you can get for free. The people who made this "book" also made thousands of other "books" that are also just a bunch of wikipedia articles, and expect people to pay up to $100 for the"books":
 http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=ntt_athr_dp_sr_1?_encoding=UTF8&sort=relevancerank&search-alias=books&field-author=Frederic%20P.%20Miller#/ref=sr_st?qid=1285930164&rh=n%3A283155%2Cp_27%3AFrederic+P.+Miller&sort=daterank

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Re: Scam alert!
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2010, 11:07:55 AM »
wow- that's crazy. Hope no one gets taken in by that.
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Re: Scam alert!
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2010, 06:33:51 PM »
Opps, forgot to mention that Alphascript Publishing publishes these "books" (aka Scams). Avoid them!

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Re: Scam alert!
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2010, 07:34:48 PM »
I don't really know if you could call these a scam. It's not like they don't tell the book's full of Wikipedia article. Lame, yeah. Scam, no.

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Re: Scam alert!
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2010, 08:29:00 PM »
WOW. Not cool though. Eitherway, seriously. I don't know who would buy it though.

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Re: Scam alert!
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2010, 09:32:14 PM »
WOW. Not cool though. Eitherway, seriously. I don't know who would buy it though.

Stupid people. It's a big market.

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Re: Scam alert!
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2010, 01:00:30 PM »
Thanks for the heads up.
I'm not on here as much or I just come on for a few moments. So I trying to keep up with posts. Sorry for being MIA. I've been off on a mission with Frank and Joe! :)

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Re: Scam alert!
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2010, 06:36:23 PM »
I know that they've done quite a few Star Trek books in a similar fashion.

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