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Anyone want to do a UC pass-around?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Billmanweh, Dec 20, 2003.

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  1. Billmanweh

    Billmanweh Member

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    I'm just about to finish my copy of Unintended Consequences and I hate the idea of it just sitting on my bookshelf. I'll pay the postage to send it to someone if you'll agree to pass it on to someone else here when you're done reading it.

    Any takers?
     
  2. R-Tex12

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    Now THERE'S a deal! You're a generous man, Billmanweh.

    I can recommend UC without reservation as one of the better books I've read.

    R-Tex
     
  3. TimH

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    What is the book about?
     
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    I would be happy to take it with that restriction, and would swear to do exaclty the same.
     
  5. trimation

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    What is Unintended Consequences?
     
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    The result of "good intentions" brought to us by our government.:scrutiny:
     
  7. trimation

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    I think I see what you are getting at.
     
  8. Andrew Rothman

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    Sign me up. I'd love to read it.
     
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    There are some reviews of the book on this amazon.com page. The reader's reviews are much better than the editorial review.

    The only problem I have about passing around Unintended Consequences is that the author, John Ross (who is a frequent contributer here), would get no profit from his personal work. It's not quite as bad, but sort of like copying a CD several times for your friends. Just doesn't seem right to me.
     
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    I'd take it with that rule, no problem.

    Dave
     
  11. Billmanweh

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    The problem with copying CDs and/or file sharing is that two or more people can then use the material at the same time. You've created your own hard copy of the material without paying. The equivalent would be if I took my copy of UC and made copies and passed those around. I'm offering to give away my copy. But this isn't my place, so if this isn't kosher let me know.

    armoredman, e-mail me with your info and I'll get this in the mail to you early next week.
     
  12. Mal H

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    No, no, don't get me wrong. I encourage as many people as possible to read UC. My feeling on the matter has zip to do with "official" THR policy. I was just concerned that the author gets nothing out of the multiple readings. Your observation on the difference between passing a book and making copies of CD's is very valid.

    One thing that several folks have done is to donate a copy to their local library. I guess that's the ultimate "pass around" scheme, isn't it? ;)
     
  13. willie91

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    I would love to read it! put me in line please.
     
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    If anything, the people who get to read the book might want one of their own. I have read mine at least 5 times so far and still pick up little details that I missed the time before. A real recommended read for the gun owner or not.
     
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    If you do the pass-around thing, and you're concerned about John Ross losing money, then if you receive it via pass-around, read it, and like it, stick a $5 in the mail to Mr. Ross. I know that won't help his book sales numbers, but better to have people read it and Mr. Ross make some dough, than have people NOT shell out $20 a copy.
     
  16. Sean O'Brian

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    Me Too!

    :) sounds good to me! Sloppy seconds, no problem!

    -S
     
  17. Henry Bowman

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    I already have 3 copies in circulation. :D Does that make me a little :uhoh: ?
     
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    I've read UC twice (checked it out from the library) but it's still on my Christmas list :) It's just one of those books I'd like to have.

    -Pytron
     
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    pytron: they have UC at your library?! Sweet! My local AZ libraries don't carry many gun rights type books.
     
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    I think passing it around would generate sales. Since reading it, I have 3 copies. One for reading, one for lending, and one for safe keeping.

    BTW, thanks for the reminder, I have to make sure my circulating copy is still circulating.
     
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    I'll have to call the friend I lent my copy to and see how he's coming along with it.
     
  23. Billmanweh

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    I haven't heard from armoredman yet, but I'll keep my copy reserved for him for the time being.

    In the meantime, if anyone is ready to go on this thing and you'll post here and then e-mail me your name/address, I'll order two more copies from amazon and have them dropped shipped to you. I would just ask that you come back and pass them along to someone else.

    Deal?
     
  24. Billmanweh

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    no-one ever took me up on this.

    anyone want to try again? if you'll agree to pass it back around after you read it, I'll drop it in the mail on Monday...
     
  25. Andrew Rothman

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    Sign me up! PM on the way.
     
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