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Posted 06 February 2013 - 02:25 PM
Posted 06 February 2013 - 02:28 PM
just clicking around on a few books, it plainly states that the majority(if not entire) book is comprised from free sources, so their really shouldn't be anyone that "falls" for this scam.
Posted 06 February 2013 - 02:31 PM
Well, certainly no one smart will fall for the scam, but it clearly is an intentional deception and if the guy made so many of them, he must get at least a few purchases per book or he wouldn't continue doing it.
It's really not a big deal, and plenty of junk like this exists in the world, but it just rubbed me the wrong way.
Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:22 PM
i hear you mate, it's defiantly morally questionable that he's allowed to get away with it(and the prices placed on the books are kindof insane for stuff that's free content).
Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:27 PM
Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:38 PM
Edited by Rakilonn, 08 February 2013 - 01:39 PM.
Posted 08 February 2013 - 04:13 PM
Such a thing is sadly nothing new. Some months ago I read there is actually a whole network of related scam book publisher companies that basically let a computer pick a random phrase from the internet, collect wikipedia articles containing similar words and put them roughly in a book form, put a random graphic and a random editor name on the cover(sometimes same name for a few thousand books so its impossible to do for a real person) and then offer print on demand of that crappy thing on amazon (not sure if it was on amazon) for an outrageous price and that whole thing they do tenthousandfold.