£3000 for a book?

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    mufc1878 New Member

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    right, who's gonna buy one then?


    http://www.manutd.com/opus/Opus.asp?itype=12696&icustompageid=17568&splash

    There is no club in the world that stirs the emotions like Manchester United.

    A club formed from humble beginnings has risen, through the tragedy of Munich, the glory of 1968 and on to the ultimate achievement of the incomparable Treble, to its current position as the world’s greatest football club.

    The United story has been told before - but never with such passion, such depth, such stunning imagery, and certainly never on such an extraordinary scale.

    Key Facts

    • 10,000 Limited Edition

    • All signed by Sir Alex Ferguson

    • All signed by Sir Bobby Charlton

    • Half a metre square

    • Over 800 pages

    • Published October 2006

    • Price £3,000
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    i might, if i stop gambling
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    ffurby AKA Bruff, hunted by the cops, not wanted by schoo

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    Bearded but no genius Full Member

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    10,000x3,000?

    That's one way to try to make £30,000,000!

    Won't work, of course.
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    Giggsy PO Wimbledon Prediction Champion 09

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    If they hurry up we can buy an overrated and overpriced midfielder from France for those money.
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    MThomas New Member

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    it will work.
    we will also launch the "get out of debt" book. 10 000 copies, 30 000pounds per book.
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    mufc1878 New Member

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    never thought of it as trying to make £30 million!!!.....as if that's gonna happen.

    another sound business plan from the Glazers :houllier:
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    Marching Somehow still supports Leeds

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    Dimensions: 52cm x 52cm

    Leather Bound - By hand

    Limited edition of 10,000

    Over 800 pages

    Over 2,000 images

    Over 400,000 words

    Hand-stitched

    Printed on 200gsm silk-coated paper

    Minimum of 6 colour processing, spot varnished images, gold and silver leaf

    Weighs over 34kg

    Each copy is personally signed by Sir Alex Ferguson and Sir Bobby Charlton


    Bargain! It's fecking huge - Get your cheque books out you tight arses.
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    Bearded but no genius Full Member

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    Sounds like a plan.

    Of course we'll be decried from certain sectors for being so callous and commercial.

    Whereas before we were decried for getting into debt.
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    Man Utd Mrs We all love our MUM Scout

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    There's another book by Harold Riley and signed by him and SAF that is due out.
    That one is only £2500!
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    Bearded but no genius Full Member

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    You could do us a favour and buy a few of them as toilet roll?
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    Retirantmobs Stokke Stalker - smells of fish

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    If i had £3k i would not spend it on a book.
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    There's enough celeb "fans" for whom £3K is nothing who'll buy it. They'll probably be auctioned at Christie's in 10 years time for £30K. The content looks pretty good but I don't think the missus would be too happy if I bought one...

    This pic's good though:

    https://picsrv.manutd.com/?fif=/Man Utd/img_10_13806.jpg&obj=iip,1.0&wid=481&hei=241&rgn=0,0,0,0&cvt=jpeg
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    Mozza It’s Carrick you know

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    Too big for the bog so I wont be buying.
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    Marching Somehow still supports Leeds

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    Mods included it seems! :smirk:
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    Are you thick, or can you not read?
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    Marching Somehow still supports Leeds

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    :lol:
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    you've not read that thread have you?:rolleyes:
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    Marching Somehow still supports Leeds

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    Here you go Weaste mate....[​IMG]


    Use at will.
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    Thank you Marching! [​IMG]
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    Bearded but no genius Full Member

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    That thread was about Solskjaer, which veered onto the topic of the book.

    This is a proper topic about the book.

    This is the real book thread.

    So you're just rabbiting on about something silly, Weastie my dear.
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    WeasteDevil Guest

    Two short planks.

    And two short planks from the newbie that doesn't have a clue how to use a forum!

    I'm not surprised.
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    Bearded but no genius Full Member

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    You're acting like a dipshit Weaste.

    Presumably we are supposed to read every thread no matter what the title line is just in case a thread entitled "Weaste's Momma Smells Like Cheese" gets into a conversation on 18th century architecture on page 19?
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    Richter Hairy big footed Swede

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    Bearded but no genius Full Member

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    I'm glad you get such amusement out of your nationality, Mr. America.
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    mickthered Full Member

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    The very first one has been brought for 250 Thousand by some rich bloke with more money the sense

    (Must have been Marching)
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    Ern New Member

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    You probably have more money than sense. Though you wouldn't need to be a rich bloke for that.
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    Its Ern's time of the month.
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    Lazlo Woodbine New Member

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    Although the book sounds nice, not very many people can justify £3000, even for a very special occasion.
    If they had marketed a £300 book, that was good but not as ridiculous. Many more people would buy them. A lot more people would justify it or get as a gift. Probably make more money that way.
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    Redfighter Officially gullible

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    No because it's gonna have cost some money to produce, but no more than £500 me thinks for each copy. So they're making a tidy profit. I there was a free season ticket with it I'd consider it. Oh, and a first team contract.
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    Lazlo Woodbine New Member

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    That would be a good marketing strategy, every copy sold gets a training session with the 1st team squad. Wouldn't eat into profits at all and would entice quite a few people to do it. Throw in a stadium tour and other minor perks and you could do well.
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    Shane B Not Fat, Old, Racist or Scouse

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    It's embarassing, and I had a sad mentle image of Fergie and Bobby sat signing them, as if doing lines at school, with Glazer pacing up and down infront of them waving a headmaster's cane in the air.
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    heffa Big cow?

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    Or we could buy 2 class midfielders that can bring the title back to United.
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    wancolos Diarrhetic homosexual- likes to beat Noggies with

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    I can't be arsed to read through the whole thread so this may have been mentioned before but the book number 1 will be auctioned and the money the get inn from that one will go to UNICEF. They excpet to get £250.000 for it and it will be signed by former players as well as new ones.
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    Shane B Not Fat, Old, Racist or Scouse

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    Or... it could go straight into Glazer's arse pocket, (obviously once SAF and Bobby had took their cut)