Saturday, November 30, 2013

Rogers Park (Metra) Textbook Now On Sale!

According to the E-bay  there are five of these wonderful books for sale. Why wouldn't someone write a textbook on the important subject of Rogers Park (Metra) of the Union Pacific Railroad?

Books for Africa is a nonprofit organization (headquartered in St Paul Mn) that sends books and computers to Africa. The sale of this improbable book is supposed to help support this worthy cause. You can also see in the bottom right corner that there is "high quality content by WIKIPEDIA articles!"

List price is 98.54 and they are on sale for 76.28 (22 percent off). Free standard shipping straight from Lakewood, New Jersey. This book is being sold by unbeatable sales which has a 99.4 percent approval rating with over 70,000 sales. The blurb below doubles as a complete description of the Rogers Park Metra station.

Please continue reading to read the E-Bay listing's blurb

Screenshot of description and warning

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. 

Rogers Park is a Metra commuter railroad station in the Rogers Park neighborhood on the north side of Chicago. It is located at 7000 N. Ravenswood Avenue, between W. Greenleaf Avenue and W. Lunt Avenue. In Metras zone-based fare system, Rogers Park is in zone B. The neighborhood that surrounds the station is residential, with single-family houses and small apartment buildings, but just a block to the east is Clark Street, a major north-south artery with buses and shopping.The station has two side platforms, and although it does not contain a ticket agent booth, a heated waiting room is available on the Lunt side between 5:45 AM - 2:00 PM. This line retains the left-hand main policy of the original builder, the Chicago and North Western Railway: northbound trains stop on the west platform and southbound trains stop on the east platform. 

*Author: Eyvindr, Lennox Raphael *Binding Type: Paperback *Number of Pages: 124 *Publication Date: 2012/04/02 *Language: English *Dimensions: 9.02 x 5.98 x 0.29 inches


Bill Morton said...

Wow! ... just Wow.

Philip McGregor Rogers said...

Bill Savage said.....

"These books are a scam; print-to-order(pto) texts produced from non-copyrighted material. If you look at lots of books online, you’ll note generic book covers like this one on multiple different pto books. The scammer hopes that people think it’s for charity, or some rare book, when it’s just Wikipedia pages or a googlescan downloaded and printed. There’s a pto version of a book I did a serious edition of (Chicago by Day and Night) that actually costs much more than my edition, lacks the notes and illustrations, but is a photo-scan of the first edition. I note looking them up now that the price for the scans has dropped from $45 to $17, probably in response to the presence of the actual good book.

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Bill Morton said...

Nice scam alert. Thank you!

Here's another fake, but for your pleasure (or not), this time:

Philip McGregor Rogers said...

That's terrible Bill! A great song murdered. If that song came out like that no one would ever have liked it.