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Big Yellow Book - Group Buy - Gauging Interest

Would you be interested in a group buy for the BYB?  

102 members have voted

  1. 1. Would you buy a copy through the forum (based on above conditions)?

  2. 2. If you want a copy of the BYB would you also like to buy the following:



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Apache

IET Wiring Regulations (BS7671:2008 Incorporating Amendment Number 3:2015)

We are looking into the possibility of running a group buy on the latest version of the regs. To make this really worth doing we would need to sell 50 copies. If we can achieve that then we can get the book sold for somewhere in the £65-70 mark, including delivery. IET have offered us a discount if we can sell 20 copies, but by the time we get postage paid for we are approaching the Amazon price of £75-80.

 

We appreciate a price of say £70 is not a massive saving but every little helps, and the forum can make a couple of quid for the efforts.

 

The conditions would be:

  • FULL payment by a set date. No money in our account, no book.
  • Need 50 people (or more) signed up for this to be worthwhile.
  • Payment by bank transfer. We can also accept Paypal, but the price would have to be higher to cover their fees.

 

At the moment this thread is gauging interest. You are not entering a commitment to buy. If 50 are not interested this is unlikely to go ahead.

 

There is the possibility of bundling the OSG and GN3 if there is interest - with discount.

 

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NozSpark

Count me in

I'd also look at getting BYB, osg and gn3 as a bundle

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Andy™

And me for BYB, OSG & GN3

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kerching

It sulked when i voted

I am only interested in the BYB...it wanted me to answer the second section as well BUT there is no option for JUST the BYB unless you vote 'other'

I already have the IET digital Silver subscription BUT so far it is proving to be a festering pile of rancid porcine defecation that has been sat in a warm room for a while then mixed with something really smelly....well at least that is how it appears on the ipad

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Blue Duck

Count me in too :)

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ProDave

Yes I too voted "other" as the poll got upset when I didn't answer the second question.

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Sharpend

What an rear end, I've just ordered mine at waterstones :( £85 BYB £27 OSG

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Blue Duck

Yes I too voted "other" as the poll got upset when I didn't answer the second question.

+2

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revjames

so every 2 years we are expected to buy a book or more for £85

 

sounds like a big con to me - I'll stick with my vintage 14th edition thanks

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Onoff

What an rear end, I've just ordered mine at waterstones :( £85 BYB £27 OSG

Sorry, I did too. Just waiting for the text that they're in.

 

(Plus I want to go back 'cos the bird who served me was well fit, blonde, glasses etc................ :lol:. She did have trouble finding the OSG though, she showed me that nothing was coming up on her screen and had typed in "onsight guide").

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Apache

Added a not interested option for 2nd Q

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Sharpend

Apparently the osg isn't available until 21 feb?

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kerching

Apparently the osg isn't available until 21 feb?

Does that mean I can stay off site until 22nd Feb?

Bearing in mind I have the digital subscription I may have to stay off site indefinitely.....network coverage depending!

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Sharpend

I didn't have you down as the type to go on site never mind stay off it? Or are the high heels steel toe capped?

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Murdoch

I see this as something the schemes should do for us. They do little else so what offers are they suggesting?

Edited by Murdoch

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kerching

I didn't have you down as the type to go on site never mind stay off it? Or are the high heels steel toe capped?

Steel toe capped and on special occasions 1000V VDE rated as well!

Sometimes they even have those funky pull on blue carpet/floor protectors on them....you get a bit of push through with the heels though

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steptoe

I see this as interesting if you have an assessement ,

could they really fail you due to EIT failing to deliver.?

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kerching
On 18 January 2015 at 00:03, steptoe said:

I see this as interesting if you have an assessement ,

could they really fail you due to EIT failing to deliver.?

If that is aimed at me ( regarding the digital **** up ). I would dearly like to see them try!

New a r s e h o l e anyone?

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Apache

There is a 6 month transition - so you don't need the new book until summer.

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SPECIAL LOCATION

There is a 6 month transition - so you don't need the new book until summer.

 

Quite so...!

 

Anyone bothering to read the 'Forward' & 'Introduction' sections of their BS761 will be well aware that Publish (issue) dates are NEVER the same as come into effect dates!!!

 

 

Guinness

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Blue Duck

I see this as something the schemes should do for us. They do little else so what offers are they suggesting?

They are too busy stuffing cash under their mattresses. :(

At least someone has taken the initiative! :)

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Evans Electric

Count me in .  Voted  no to the OSGs and whatever the other option is ,  if I HAVE to buy a regs book every 2 years  why do I  need an OSG that tells me what is in the Regs Book . 

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kme

I`m in

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MajorOak

Count me in :)

Count me in :)

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Evans Electric

Well its growing slowly .......  20  definites and we're up and running .

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