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I'm looking for a review of the new e-book of the Artanis bottom deal?

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I reviewed it about a week ago. Run a search.

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I picked up and read through this eBook today, as I happen to be a bottom-dealphile and had been looking for an original version for quite sometime. In fact, Washuber outbid me on eBay sometime ago for the copy of which I assume this eBook was produced from.

I agree with Ian's conclusion from his earlier review that this is interesting from a historical perspective. If your interest in it is historical, you may find some value in it, otherwise I can't see any reason to buy it.

If you're looking to learn a bottom deal, there are much more in-depth resources available. There are two ideas contained in the description that are noteworthy and may be of interest to people who already do a bottom deal. One of the ideas has gained popularity among some of the bottom deal's practioners and has subsequently seen print. The other idea, while I do not recall seeing it in print, is something I had stumbled upon in my study of the bottom deal, and I expect others have too.

Even for an avid collector of all things relating to the bottom deal like myself, the $35 price tag for such a small eBook is excessive. I suspect he is charging a premium due to the rairty of the original, and I'm not sure I agree with rarity affecting the price of something as generic as an eBook. Look at the amount of work that has gone into something like his eBook version of Card College and compare it to this. At a 1/2 - 1/3 of the price, I think this would be a worthy purchase. At $35, your money is much better spent on something like Gene Maze and The Art of Bottom Dealing, which contains a much lengthier description and advice on how to practice the bottom deal, not to mention the routines.

There aren't too many magic products that make me feel like the seller has taken advantage of me, but this is one of them. While I would nto hesitate to pay a significantly higher price for the original, due to its historical interest, as far as the eBook goes, my advice is: save your money.
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I would have added this postscript to the above, but the 30 minute time limit expired. Suffice it to say that the advertising on the site is slightly misleading. Take a look at the December 2001 MAGIC, and you'll find what's stated in the ad for the Artanis book isn't the whole story.
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Thanks guys Smile
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