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Date: 10/27/08 11:31 PM

92 Responses to The Most Expensive Book That Amazon Sells

  1. Profile photo of vegascartman
    vegascartman Male 30-39
    735 posts
    October 27, 2008 at 5:54 pm
    Link: The Most Expensive Book That Amazon Sells - Only $8,539.00. Title: Chemical Shifts And Coupling Constants For Silicon (Check out the customer reviews.)
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    Eddy23 Male 18-29
    459 posts
    October 27, 2008 at 11:37 pm
    Most likely a really bad typo for $85.39.
    The comments were great though.
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    mushie_mush Female 18-29
    2249 posts
    October 27, 2008 at 11:38 pm
    WOAH! FREE SHIPPING! now there`s a good deal...
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    Lauraly Female 18-29
    2259 posts
    October 27, 2008 at 11:38 pm
    I understood basically nothing on that page from the description to how a 463 page book could possibly be worth over $8,000. I did however understand the reviews and those were hilarious.
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    Demonplaya Male 13-17
    66 posts
    October 27, 2008 at 11:39 pm
    A man learned how to spontaneous teleport after reading this book?
    IM BUYING THIS!
    Worth the $18.44 cents per page
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    Negative_One Male 30-39
    2583 posts
    October 27, 2008 at 11:39 pm
    Guys that buy this also spend a lot of time in their basements figuring out ways to make elves disappear.
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    LoofahBoy Male 18-29
    3301 posts
    October 27, 2008 at 11:40 pm
    "Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) is based on the fact that certain nuclei exhibit a magnetic moment, oriented by a magnetic field, and absorb characteristic frequencies in the radiofrequency part of the spectrum. The spectral lines of the nuclei are highly influenced by the chemical environment, i.e. the structure and interaction of the molecules. NMR is now the leading technique and a powerful tool for the investigation of the structure and interaction of molecules. The present Landolt-Börnstein volume III/35 "Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Data" is therefore of major interest to all scientists and engineers who intend to use NMR to study the structure and the binding of molecules. Volume III/35 "NMR-Data" is divided into several subvolumes and parts. Subvolume III/35A contains the nuclei B-11 and P-31. More nuclei will be presented later."

    So basically, its a book about hard nipples?

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    Lauraly Female 18-29
    2259 posts
    October 27, 2008 at 11:41 pm
    Demonplaya... it`s only spontaneously... I`m not sure that`s beneficial. What if you were doing something totally awesome and then all of a sudden teleported. What if you got stuck in a wall?
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    Demonplaya Male 13-17
    66 posts
    October 27, 2008 at 11:51 pm
    oh SPONTANEOUS, i thought it meant something else xP
    It would still be cool though; you`re eating a burrito in el pollo loco and all of a sudden you`re in Russia.
    owned. :D
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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    October 27, 2008 at 11:51 pm
    RECENT BUYERS OF THIS BOOK:
    "The Columbia Cartel"
    "The Vincentino Family"
    "The Fox"
    "Slippery Jim Marioso"
    "Senator Smith"
    "The Charity for Philosophical Debate Society"
    "Fast Eddy Giovaninci"

    PEOPLE WHO BOUGHT THIS BOOK ALSO BOUGHT:
    Laundry Secrets
    Inner Workings of the FBI
    Successful Bribery
    Basic Chemistry

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    sporka Female 18-29
    818 posts
    October 27, 2008 at 11:54 pm
    Oh my god I can`t even read the product description. So glad I`m not a scientist. xD
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15774 posts
    October 27, 2008 at 11:58 pm
    HAHA! I love the reviews! Oh my god... "Great bathroom reading."

    xD

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    Gexxo Male 18-29
    673 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 12:01 am
    I suppose if I start savin up now, I`ll be able to get it as soon as I obtain my degree in particle physics!
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    hellervon Male 30-39
    274 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 12:35 am
    That is just crazy!!!!!! but then again you probably make some serious cash too afford the book.
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    Thetas Male 18-29
    1540 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 12:44 am
    "By Erik "Autotaco" (Cincinnati) - See all my reviews
    Every page was worth the $18.44 cents it cost me to read! One would think "for the cost of $8000, one better be able to do rocket science after reading." Well, I have even better news. After I closed this book, I realized I had gained the knowledge to spontaneously teleport! That`s right! I don`t even need this junky telepod anymore."

    lolwut?

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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 1:07 am
    I wonder how much that book cost per word ?
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    beternal Male 18-29
    2589 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 1:19 am
    "Great bathroom reading..."

    poo, I just dropped it in the water!!!

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    LoofahBoy Male 18-29
    3301 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 1:37 am
    "poo, I just dropped it in the water!!!"

    Hell, you might have just discovered cold fusion there. That book can do ANYTHING it seems.

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    LoofahBoy Male 18-29
    3301 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 1:38 am
    So I guess this is like the Chuck Norris of books? Let`s throw it in the Large Hadron Collider and see what happens!
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    Desumien Female 18-29
    374 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 1:38 am
    wtf would anyone want that sort of poo
  21. Profile photo of Pabasa
    Pabasa Male 18-29
    4012 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 1:53 am
    I actually understood the product description. I`m doomed.
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    Ivar2112 Male 18-29
    271 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 1:58 am
    lol:

    Save $10 when you spend $50 or more when you pay with Bill Me Later®.

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    abby0315 Female 30-39
    1242 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 2:03 am
    "Holy Bookmobile Batman!!"

    So what its about vibrating magnets?

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    Scotchy Male 18-29
    592 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 2:05 am
    The sad thing is, I wonder how many people think those reviews are true, and will buy the book based off that alone?
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    Pabasa Male 18-29
    4012 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 2:30 am
    V Zero hopefully. I pray hard there`s no one that is both DUMB and RICH.
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    Freelop Male 18-29
    442 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 2:40 am
    Scotchy I doubt anyone who would be stupid enough to believe the reviews would have the money to buy the book
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    crazymagemia Female 18-29
    364 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 3:35 am
    I understood the product description =D

    Is it weird that that makes me happy?
    0.o

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    Painter13 Male 40-49
    1366 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 3:43 am
    I saw this listed on one site for 10, 239 bucks. Crazy, what is in thsi book? How to make a faustian deal?
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    Painter13 Male 40-49
    1366 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 3:45 am
    Sorry, "this" not thsi...I don`t want Agentk120 from Michigan aka "the spelling troll" to attack me again.
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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
    4682 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 4:51 am
    "I picked up a copy at my local used book store at a discount. It was only $7,000 so I feel like it was a HUGE bargain. What value!"
    -_- I really hope he was being sarcastic, or advertising the book. Paying $7,000 for information you can probably find for free on wikipedia is just... well it`s not value that`s for sure.
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    yen223 Male 18-29
    342 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 4:58 am
    Dammit, I only have $8530! How am i supposed to couple my silicon constants now??
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    GothicQueen Male 13-17
    4376 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 5:20 am
    I bet the reviews were fake. I love chmistry and all but thats a little to advanced for me right now and no way am I spending $8,000 on ANY book.
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    Fa11enAnge1z Male 18-29
    285 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 5:27 am
    I bet its typed in gold and transfers u to another universe full of silicon as u read .. mmhmm
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 5:31 am
    rofl...can teleport after reading hahaha.
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    ethoma1 Female 18-29
    42 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 6:25 am
    I checked the book out on some other sites - Target has it for the same price! WTF?
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 6:25 am
    After reading this I managed to create a gateway to another dimension by gettin Lindsay Lohan and Pam anderson into the same room.
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    alice_x Female 18-29
    5140 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 6:43 am
    "There`s a funny mark inside the "O" in Bornstein.
    Other than that, a good buy. Great gift, great bathroom reading."
    its remarkable how someone can be that casual after spending $8,539.00 on a freakin book...
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    alice_x Female 18-29
    5140 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 6:46 am
    "Every page was worth the $18.44 cents it cost me to read! One would think "for the cost of $8000, one better be able to do rocket science after reading." Well, I have even better news. After I closed this book, I realized I had gained the knowledge to spontaneously teleport! That`s right! I don`t even need this junky telepod anymore."

    pmsl xD
    i wanna know if any of them HAVE actually bought it... or anybody in the universe for that matter

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    firefliet Female 18-29
    1232 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 6:49 am
    It actually sounds like something I would read... but for that much? Is it printed on gold leaf or something?
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    RandyTheFool Male 18-29
    817 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 6:57 am
    I had to close the window quick in fear I would accidentally hit the "add to shopping cart" button by mistake.

    and alice_x, you`ll find funny reviews like that all through amazon for dumb/over-priced stuff. People are just jackasses like that, hahaha.

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    Dr_Rugs Male 18-29
    99 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 7:01 am
    yea whats the deal with that. 8 grand for words?
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    Dgofish Female 18-29
    1 post
    October 28, 2008 at 8:29 am
    This is hilarious, just to read the comments from other "book buyers" on amazon.
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    Ruswut Male 18-29
    1266 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 8:38 am
    Hmm.. I may have to look through my lab at uni tomorrow to see if we have a copy of this :P

    I`d imagine the reason it cost so much is due to the costs for the people who had to repeatidly do NMR`s on Si to find this data out. Is the only justification for charging that much. It looks like a lot but companys will spend millions on market research which is essentially just a book of data too.

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    AtomicSkier9 Male 18-29
    1085 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 8:40 am
    Thats a bargain!
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    11Volcom11 Male 18-29
    503 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 8:45 am
    hmm, well if its gonna teach me to teleport like the review said then i guess its worth it. i just bought it=D
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    sixclaws13 Male 18-29
    2314 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 8:48 am
    So I could make a living stealing these from libraries?
  47. Profile photo of Kane132
    Kane132 Male 18-29
    374 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 8:52 am
    It`s NOT the most expensive book on amazon - no where near. This is:

    http://www.amazon.com/Worldwide-Distribu...

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    Kane132 Male 18-29
    374 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 8:55 am
    Oh, and this is the most expensive book being sold by an amazon independent seller:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Origin-Species-Means-Natural-Selection/dp/B001IW017G/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1225209240&sr=1-6

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    WhenIsLunch Male 18-29
    460 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 8:59 am
    holy sh*t kane the paper better be gold plated!
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    Vis4lovers Female 30-39
    5 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 8:59 am
    I feel bad for the people that really think the reviewers bought the book. It`s humor people. hop on the boat.
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    runicakira Female 18-29
    35 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 9:11 am
    Those reviews are HILARIOUS. XDD
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    techgeek07 Male 30-39
    2593 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 9:19 am
    Kane132,
    I`m not sure what the saddest part of your link is, the fact that`s it`s 15,000 or that it`s paperback.
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    joeyhndc Male 18-29
    332 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 9:25 am
    I think the fact that it`s 32 pages is the worst. That`s almost 500 bucks a page! (referring to the 15k one)
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    LadyMorgue Female 30-39
    1516 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 9:56 am
    I wonder what is so great about that book... does it contain the secrets of the universe?
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11741 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 10:37 am
    Kane, thanks for the link to the Darwin book. I`ve been looking for that and expected to pay at least $500,000. It was a steal at $403,000.

    I know nothing about the other books but I`m sure that there are people out there who need them and would pay that much. They`re probably very valuable tools to the right people.

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    mikewrichard Male 13-17
    55 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 10:51 am
    Bet it`s a university textbook...
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    sup_weenie Female 18-29
    335 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 12:31 pm
    srsly?
  58. Profile photo of Tonyjet
    Tonyjet Male 18-29
    3298 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 12:38 pm
    haha thats too much nonsense and i love the sarcastic reviews like
    "Every page was worth the $18.44 cents it cost me to read! One would think "for the cost of $8000, one better be able to do rocket science after reading." Well, I have even better news. After I closed this book, I realized I had gained the knowledge to spontaneously teleport! That`s right! I don`t even need this junky telepod anymore."
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    keg74 Male 30-39
    411 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 12:40 pm
    Utterly hilarity, the reviews were priceless
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    bellatash Female 18-29
    12 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 12:41 pm
    I love the reviews! I laughed so hard!! "The cover has a typo" review was great!!
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    vegascartman Male 30-39
    735 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 1:09 pm
    I was the 2nd person to review the 8K book. I just submitted a review of the $15K book.
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    vegascartman Male 30-39
    735 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 1:11 pm
    In case it doesn`t make it:
    So my wife and I just smoked a bowl full of pot and started tripping on a handful of shrooms and after we spoke with God, we must have wound up on the computer. That`s the last time I ever go onto Amazon.com while tripping on hallucinogens! We must have thought that the title was something that would be of great fun to us since it was talking about the DASQ forecast and we we belong to the Deleware Association for the Sexually Quirky. Much to our disappointment when this $15,000 guide showed up in our mailbox talking about computer software nonsense. Beh. It`s a boring read folks. It starts off slow, the characters are very two-dimensional, and the thin plot is quite predicable when the grandmother is revealed to be the true computer programmer and psycho killer in Chapter 6. But, making lemons from lemonade, we did have an outstanding nine person sexual orgy on the book making the sexual gratification of owning it far outvalue the content of the book.
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    xiquiripat Male 18-29
    2422 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 2:05 pm
    Love the reviews!
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    bolives Male 13-17
    69 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 2:06 pm
    That`s just too great!
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    razzzledazzl Female 13-17
    563 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 2:29 pm
    "I bet the reviews were fake"

    Ya think?...*eyeroll*

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    kribbe Male 18-29
    2006 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 2:44 pm
    lol, those were the most hillarious reviews ive ever read.
    quoting: "I realized I had gained the knowledge to spontaneously teleport".
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    Discomonkey Male 13-17
    1361 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 2:53 pm
    Most Recent Customer Reviews

    Lies! Complete and utter Lies!
    Do not be fooled! Lechner and Marsmann are mental infants. Every third year grad student knows that you can`t manipulate subvolume III/35A with nuclei B-11 without first... Read more

    Best one^^^^

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    ItsRobin Male 18-29
    78 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 3:25 pm
    LmFAO @ the reviews!

    `I have a table that wobbles, one leg is a bit short, tried all the usual stuff but they are all the wrong thickness. Saw this and figured it will probably adjust it`s thickness to create the perfect surface. I am so annoyed, it`s too thick! So now my table is slanted and my breakfast slides off, what a joke.

    Why 1 star? I saw R.R. Gupta walking down the street the other day, I threw the darn thing at him in disgust "IT MISSED" it`s completely useless! `

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    Dylan5121 Male 13-17
    954 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 3:28 pm
    Ahh that made my day the first two reviews that came up.
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    unreedemed Male 13-17
    544 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 3:42 pm
    lmao. i love these people xD
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    Gomay Male 13-17
    690 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 3:52 pm
    ...why would someone sell a book for so friggin much. i better be getting a 42` HDTV, an Alienware Desktop, an HP or PC, and a PSP or a 360 Elite.
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    SherbertFizz Female 18-29
    277 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 4:45 pm
    On the verge of sounding like a teen on a Hollywood drama, is this for real?
    I mean, the combination of reviews, price and the fact that it says shipping time is 1-3 months, I would go ahead and assume its a joke. However, I believe there genuinely are people out there that dumb!
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    Kaizer250 Male 18-29
    777 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 4:57 pm
    ...I have a new life goal.
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    IceCreamYay Female 13-17
    81 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 4:59 pm
    ...dude...you can teleport after you read it?

    I want it!

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    kalela Female 18-29
    195 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    Somebody please, please, please tell me this is a joke. X_X

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    DubleU Male 18-29
    165 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 7:05 pm
    I would rather put a down payment on my house thank you.
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    zep fan Female 18-29
    492 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 7:47 pm
    I`m so sad, they took down a lot of the pages that had awesome reviews, like the one for bananas. :-(
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    LightWavePro Male 18-29
    24 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 8:03 pm
    The Reviews are awesome! im sorry I missed the ones they done away with =/
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    gcamaro32 Male 70 & Over
    242 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 8:48 pm
    This is a killer deal!! Just don`t forget to enter the promo code: BMLSAVES which saves you $10 off any purchase over $50.
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    d_katman Male 13-17
    1836 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 10:02 pm
    "One would think "for the cost of $8000, one better be able to do rocket science after reading." Well, I have even better news. After I closed this book, I realized I had gained the knowledge to spontaneously teleport! That`s right! I don`t even need this junky telepod anymore."

    XD

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    Tonyjet Male 18-29
    3298 posts
    October 28, 2008 at 10:19 pm
    and am convinced! am gonna sell my children
  82. Profile photo of Vagrant86
    Vagrant86 Male 18-29
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    October 29, 2008 at 8:16 am
    epic reviews.
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    Slade8 Male 18-29
    951 posts
    October 29, 2008 at 4:31 pm
    Bill Gates has one of Leonardo DaVinci`s journals, the real ones. It costs $30,000,000. Top that, Amazon! :P
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    Negative_One Male 30-39
    2583 posts
    October 29, 2008 at 8:11 pm
    how stupid, there where two reviews when this was posted now suddenly there are 12. 10 reviews in one day, all lame attempts at humor thanks to this post. I hate you all.
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    purple_paint Female 18-29
    1 post
    October 30, 2008 at 12:47 pm
    the people who buy this need a girlfriend or boyfriend hec if they buy this they need BOTH!!!!
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    nodar Male 18-29
    231 posts
    October 30, 2008 at 8:25 pm
    you guys dont understand. it may be more than 8,000 dollars, but it comes with FREE SHIPPING. it evens out idiots.
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    23scadu Male 18-29
    274 posts
    October 31, 2008 at 5:06 pm
    SHIPS IN 1 to 3 MONTHS!
  88. Profile photo of 23scadu
    23scadu Male 18-29
    274 posts
    October 31, 2008 at 5:08 pm
    And yes, you must read the review. The internet has some class A smartasses
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    RetroPoodle Male 13-17
    59 posts
    November 2, 2008 at 12:31 pm
    Why spend 8000 bucks on a 400 page book?
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    gatorade777 Male 18-29
    1194 posts
    November 2, 2008 at 7:20 pm
    why not just read it on a website that has all the text on it. save 8000.
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    jolter Male 18-29
    11 posts
    November 3, 2008 at 10:20 pm
    out of all those reviews only one was real, and he even mentioned that you can get the book for free. There`s a lot of idiots in this world.
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    awesomo Male 13-17
    245 posts
    November 7, 2008 at 7:59 pm
    Didn`t you guys read it? It ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping. Wouldn`t that make super savers, the SS? Lol.

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