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Forum topic by TopamaxSurvivor posted 12-23-2010 08:09 AM 1646 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-23-2010 08:09 AM

Topic tags/keywords: counterfiet cd fine woodworking 1975 2008 thailand ebay

Today I bid on what i thougjht was a used CD of Fine Woodworking 1975-2008. I was out bid. tonaight I got a 2nd chance offer to buy for my bid price. I checked teh seller who is in Thailand. No other items for sale. Smell fishy to you? Smells like a counterfiet to me. I notified The Taunton Press, Inc.

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-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#1 posted 12-23-2010 08:24 AM

Based on his feedback and looking at the items he has previously sold I say you will get the item he is describing, although it may a pirated version.

The item he is selling is also available for “free” download on several “share” sites out there so there is small chance that it is a pirated copy. If you want the item and that is a good price you should buy it. If it turns out to be a scam then eBay will give you your money back. If you don’t want to take the chance of supporting pirated media then the only option you have is buying directly from Taunton, as anyone with even limited computer skills can produce a pirated copy of a DVD or CD that will be identical to the ones that Taunton sells. I could go into great depth on the subject but not here.

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#2 posted 12-23-2010 08:36 AM

Hartville Tool has a special going on right now for 1975-2010 for $89.

Here is the link:

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#3 posted 12-23-2010 09:27 AM

I didn’t know it was free on share sites. It didn’t make sense to me that someone in Thailand would be selling more than one used copy, matter of fact, it doesn’t make much sense for any individual to have more than one used copy to sell.

I subscribe to the online version of FWW, so I can search anything there. Not sure why I even bothered to bid it :-)) other than it popped up.

I suppose Taunton will do anything they see fit to attempt if it is counterfiet. Can’t image why they allow it to be on a free share site since they are still marketing the content.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 12-23-2010 02:38 PM

A second chance offer is a clue that someone got caught trying to shill there bid. (Bidding it up)
Let him relist it if he is serious about selling it.
5 years ago I bought a lot from ebay. I rarely even look at it any more !(She says I am cured) lol

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#5 posted 12-23-2010 04:46 PM

I’m sure they aren’t allowing it to be on a free share site, somebody just uploaded a copy and they (Taunton) just aren’t aware of it’s location. While it’s not as popular as pirated music, many people “share” books and magazines online as well.

I bought the 2010 version at Hartville Tools last month. What a great deal!. The navigation and search features are all so easy to use!

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#6 posted 12-23-2010 05:39 PM

Anything to make a buck! This is readily available on several share sites. He probably just downloaded it, burned it and auctioned on the bay.

Now here’s the real punchline: every copy of this I’ve seen is infected with a virus! Be careful out there!

-- "Find out what you cannot do and then go do it!"

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#7 posted 12-23-2010 05:46 PM

Topo- I think you may be jumping to conclusions on this one. Second chance offers are routinely sent when the high bidder decides to shaft the seller and not pay. It doesn’t mean he has more than one of the discs. He’s got 100% positive feedback, maybe he deserves the benefit of the doubt rather than just assuming he’s a scammer?

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#8 posted 12-26-2010 07:45 AM

I think Jim is correct. The guy is most likely legit. Someone selling a ripped copy would probably be selling the 2010 version not an older one. Personally I’d buy the new one (2010 version on sale-$89- with free shipping) that John mentioned above. -Jack

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