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    • Former MSE Andrea
    • By Former MSE Andrea 1st Nov 05, 5:14 PM
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    The Money Diet, Updated, Discussion Area
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    • 1st Nov 05, 5:14 PM
    The Money Diet, Updated, Discussion Area 1st Nov 05 at 5:14 PM
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    • roversbabe
    • By roversbabe 8th Nov 05, 11:04 PM
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    Mine arrived today - yay
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    • Kimberley
    • By Kimberley 9th Nov 05, 4:48 PM
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    Mine came today too
    • Aries
    • By Aries 9th Nov 05, 5:19 PM
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    Aries
    Still at number 1 place on Amazons best sellers....WOW
  • KarenM
    Mine came this morning. I look on it as having paid my subscription to the site - I pay 5 a year to Friends Reunited and get a lot less out of that!

    I'm going to send my previous version out into the the world with Bookcrossing - www.bookcrossing.com
  • worried and confused
    Well I ordered through Martin's affiliate link and my delivery date is the 5th of December


    Let's hope it does as it is delaying the other item that I ordered in order to qualify for the free delivery, which said it would be despatched within 24hours if ordered separately


    Also, I was under the impression that using Martin's affiliate link would mean that the book was available cheaper... but it's the same price if you just search for it on Amazon in the normal way.

    Ah well, let's just hope it does turn up a bit sooner than it says it will!
    • relisys222
    • By relisys222 9th Nov 05, 9:10 PM
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    relisys222
    Mine arrived this morning and has already inspired me to check out my life assurance, and phone provider!
  • archived user
    I received mine today too.
    Last edited by Judi; 09-11-2005 at 11:26 PM.
  • dora37
    I ordered mine from Amazon with an expected delivery of end of November, however have just received it

    Do you think the forum is going to be quiet over the next couple of days whilst people read it?!!
  • archived user
    Do you think the forum is going to be quiet over the next couple of days whilst people read it?!!
    by dora37
    No chance, i am multi talented, i can vaccuum with one hand and hold a book in another.
    • tru
    • By tru 10th Nov 05, 10:40 AM
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    tru
    oh bluddy ell. I've just had a e-mail from Amazon saying my payment failed. I checked the order and instead of putting the expiry date of my card as 10/2006, I'd put 01/2006 :rolleyes:


    What an idiot
  • worried and confused
    Well I ordered through Martin's affiliate link and my delivery date is the 5th of December


    Let's hope it does as it is delaying the other item that I ordered in order to qualify for the free delivery, which said it would be despatched within 24hours if ordered separately


    Also, I was under the impression that using Martin's affiliate link would mean that the book was available cheaper... but it's the same price if you just search for it on Amazon in the normal way.

    Ah well, let's just hope it does turn up a bit sooner than it says it will!
    by worried and confused

    Edit to the above, just had an e-mail from amazon to say that the order has been despatched so should be here in a couple of days... how could I ever have doubted Martin
  • dora37
    No chance, i am multi talented, i can vaccuum with one hand and hold a book in another.
    by Judi
    Only us women can multi task though!
    • MSE Martin
    • By MSE Martin 10th Nov 05, 12:46 PM
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    On the price. Actually the Amazon price is due to rise soon, the 3.99 is special for this offer - after that it goes up. However it can't be done in split pricing. Anyone who happened on the nromal amazon link would get it at 3.99 for the moment, but not early. Then again Amazon's publicity for the book doesn't start till december, so not many people will be grabbing it by that route

    martin
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    • student100
    • By student100 10th Nov 05, 1:05 PM
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    Then again Amazon's publicity for the book doesn't start till december, so not many people will be grabbing it by that route
    by MSE Martin
    Apart from the fact that MSEers have made it Amazon's No 1 book in the Hot 100, so it appears top of the list on their home page...
    student100 hasn't been a student since 2007...
    • MSE Martin
    • By MSE Martin 10th Nov 05, 3:41 PM
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    true enough student100, but i doubt that generates that many sales sadly!
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  • carol_a
    I too had an expected delivery date of early December after I ordered it along with another book which was available immediately. But I ignored the date as Martin advised and today had an e-mail to say that they have been dispatched so...keep the faith!!
    • Avogirly
    • By Avogirly 10th Nov 05, 5:23 PM
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    Yipee! Got mine today, so have an action packed evening tonight! I think I'll snuggle up with a glass of wine.

    OK, prepare eyes for some manic reading!!!
    • apprentice tycoon
    • By apprentice tycoon 10th Nov 05, 5:23 PM
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    I wonder if there will be any way of knowing how many sales came via the links here, on MSE? are there any guesses being offered?
    • apprentice tycoon
    • By apprentice tycoon 10th Nov 05, 5:38 PM
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    I'm going to send my previous version out into the the world with Bookcrossing - www.bookcrossing.com
    by KarenM
    I sent my previous version out to a new owner too - but I don't have such altrusitic scruples I'm afraid - - I sold it on Amazon for 2.99

    I had a deal with myself that I couldn't buy the new book unless I sold the old one first, so I put it up on Amazon as soon as Martin mentioned it last week, I had a buyer within 20 minutes so I felt justified in putting in the order for my new book.
    I actually bought the old version second hand from Amazon too - I'd love to say that I made a profit on the complete transaction but I didn't, I'm about 50 pence down on the deal, but all in all, taking into consideration the savings I gleaned from the old book and what I'll save with the new book I can't really complain....another embarassed smilie is called for here
  • Shawz
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    I think mine must be coming via snail mail.....


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