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How to Make Money: The 88 Steps to Get Rich and Find Success
How to Make Money: The 88 Steps to Get Rich and Find Success
by Felix Dennis
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.19

6 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars shameful (if you have read his first book), 14 April 2011
Lost alot of respect from Dennis on this one. If you've read his first book 'how to get rich' you will quickly realise he's literally broken down that book and literally copy and pasted it into this one and then broken it into 88 points.

Just buy the first book if you haven't already- 'how to get rich'. Although i must say looking back even that book is just common sense. Be incredibly determined, accept failure as part of the journey and stop wasting time thinking what you are going to do and just do it.

Ignore this book anyway its not as inspiring and possibly cut down. Each point lasts a page (2 at most) and offers general heartfelt advice (not actual real advice, which is what i was expecting after his first). You have been warned.
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Internet Riches: The Simple Money-Making Secrets of Online Millionaires
Internet Riches: The Simple Money-Making Secrets of Online Millionaires
by Scott Fox
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.99

6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Save your money and time, 9 Jan 2011
I was fooled into buying this a few years ago when i was younger. I recently just saw it, sat on the bookshelf and laughed. I thought if a book tells you on the front cover it will make you rich then it must be true and hold some valuable information. Also a guy sat in his luxurious car with his hands behind his head, probably on his way to his beach house in some tropical paradise. What was i thinking?!

Americanised drivel with obvious business advice, most of it being irrelevant and heavily repeated.
If you want to set up a business or website online with some real advice look elsewhere.

Rich Dad's Guide to Investing: What the Rich Invest in That the Poor Do Not!
Rich Dad's Guide to Investing: What the Rich Invest in That the Poor Do Not!
by Robert T. Kiyosaki
Edition: Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars roberts obviously milking it now, 25 Mar 2009
i really enjoyed his first book, missed the second one and decided to buy this.

it became clear to me about two thirds of the way through that robert was repeating himself and was straining the subject he was talking about.
yes i do enjoy his style of writing but alot of the information started to become irritating and irrelevant.

the most annoying part was that he started to mention how his cashflow book and game are really helpful. i dont mind but when he begins to mention how it benefits you every 3 or 4 pages it starts to become tedious. (stop selling yourself so blatantly!!!)

the book itself is roberts style of repeating himself to really stamp it into the reader. i can tell you in 1 sentence what you will learn from this book...
become financially literate.
ie. read books on finance etc.
pretty obvious stuff but robert milks it.
buy it for more robert style inspiration, otherwise you wont find anything that new

Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 (PS2)
Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 (PS2)
Offered by Quick Discount Sales
Price: £7.05

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dont bother, 10 Dec 2007
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
Me and my mates play pro evo alot. Mainly two player and we all decided it was the stupidest move to update to this game.
Playing pro evo 6 for this term we realised 2 changes. The players names are in capitals and the background has changed. We literally couldnt find any other improvements. The graphics are slightly different, they are NOT better. Just different.Slightly.
Biggest waste of money ever. Really annoyed they even considered bringing this game out as it is exactly the same if not worse. Just a quick money making scheme as its the last version on ps2. Dont give in if you can help it.
They havent even bothered to really update players stats or even make players like kaka significantly better than other players.
Alot of changes were made ourselves.
Gameplay is the same.
Dont waste your money if you can help it. Unless this is your first pro evo id probably still suggest the previous version.
Splitting the cost i payed £7 for this and it wasnt worth it.

Archos 204 20GB MP3 Mini Music Player (Black)
Archos 204 20GB MP3 Mini Music Player (Black)

6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Does the job, 6 Sep 2007
I bought this because of the low cost and its 20gb.
Quick delivery.
So at just over a £100 i cant really complain.
Its no ipod or creative but what did i expect?
Very simple to use it doesnt come with a disc. It works instantly with windows media player.
Very easy to transfer music.
You charge using a usb to a computer.
The size is excellent. Very small with a reasonable screen. 1 and a half cm thick. About 7cm long. 5 or 6cm wide.
The controls couldnt be more simple. Theres 3 buttons.
The layout is good. But it doesnt look as presentable as an ipod.
Small blocky letters but you can read it so dont worry about it. Just dont think of getting it if you want to look cool or anything.
You can have photos on it as well. Something ill never use but the photos already on it looked pretty good. Not ridicolously high pixel rate.
Also you have to do alot of clicking. Theres no touch slide control like an ipod. So it takes a while if you have alot of artists.
But overall if your thinking purely money wise then get it. I did. 1 part of me regrets it thinking of the old days with the creative and ipod an how much easier and sleeker things were. But another part says wait a minute im not spending an extra 100 only to break it again. Im sure the archos is a sturdy and reliable mp3. And no i havent tested dropping it to see.
So if you are skint and not really bothered about what its like and you just wanna listen to music then get this. If you are gonna use this badboy alot, constantly switching music then i would suggest you look elsewhere.

i originally said you couldnt browse music whilst listening. My mistake, you actually can.
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Burnout: Revenge (PS2)
Burnout: Revenge (PS2)
Offered by multimedia-online
Price: £6.99

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a BIG game, 10 Aug 2006
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
Burnout revenge isnt your classic racer game. It doesnt take itself to seriously and is often quite unrealistic so if your looking for a serious racing game look elsewhere (need for speed or gran turismo).

The games main features-

The game has many different levels each with shortcuts which you can spend hours finding out.

Your able to unlock different cars with different abilities i.e speed, weight, crashbreaker level. Theres absolutely loads of cars to unlock so you never get bored

There are so many missions- each with a level rating. 1 to 5 star. You earn stars which increase your rating which gives new vehicles, abilities and so on.

During the games races you all cars have turbo charge which you must build up during the race by doing dangerous stuff and bashiong other cars.

The bashing other cars system is ace as you are able to knock other opponents and it often cuts to slow motion in a variety of ways.

Players can knock normal cars with dramatic effects.

Many different types of play

Crash- Drive your car into other cars using ramps etc. Very fun once you get the hang of it

Elimination- Racing against 5 other racers. The last person in the timer gets eliminated from the race and so on

Normal Race- high speed and bashing.

Grand Prix- A mixture of 3 or more races. The overall winner wins.

Beat the time- Beat the best computer score on a race.

Multiplayer is another high point of the game. It is worth buying just for this.

There is online play which i have not tried.

Problems with the game-

The computer players always seem to be behind you!

Even if you drive absolutely amazing and taking all the shortcuts and jumps they seem to be just a few seconds.

Also it seems that as you progress and get new and faster cars the computer system also seems to so its not as though there is not much point

Thats about it. The game is very long and will keep you entertained for at least a month. Definetly worth buying.

Creative Zen Touch 20GB MP3 Player
Creative Zen Touch 20GB MP3 Player

66 of 73 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the money, 15 Sep 2004
The creative zen is a cheaper version of the ipod and its cons are only minor.
Firstly the screen can easily get scratched( i just left the plastic sheet on it)
on occasion it can stall for a bit which takes a few moments to sort itself unless you begin pushing all the buttons frantically which will only delay you for longer.
The ear phones that come with it arent great quality so i suggest investing in a new pair before you buy it. I would personally recommend buying head phones as they are much better sound quality. ( trust me)
One more thing is that it doesnt include games which ive heard the ipod does but i doubt they will be that good so dont worry
The advantages of having the creative zen is of course it is priced lower than the ipod. It costs about £35 less than the ipod which you spend on 5 albums.
The Zen has 20 Gb which is supposedly the equivalent to 10,000 songs at 4 minutes which is alot. I dont have near enough albums but it is nice to know that you have spare space.
It takes about 30 - 45 seconds to downlaod a whole album which i have only tested on windows media player.
The size is really good. It easily fits into your pocket and it comes with a case which you can attach to your belt or whatever. The actual size is 10.2 x 6.7 x 2.1 which looks 'cute'.
The sound quality is absolutely amazing, much better than my old minidisc. ( Ive heard the company monopolised the sound card industry in the 1990s, whether this is true i dont know so dont take my word)
also it is easy to use and doesnt take ages looking for a track.
And the battery last 24 hours which is amazing, you can take it anywhere and it will last for ages, because your obviously not gonna listen to music for 24 hours straight so it seems to last longer.
ALso i would like to mention that amazon rules, i got free delivery with this and it said it wud take 3 -5 days to get there and it arrived a day early.

Catwoman (PS2)
Catwoman (PS2)
Price: £17.11

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars APPALLING, 15 Aug 2004
This review is from: Catwoman (PS2) (Video Game)
This game really stinks.
The bad points include it is a short game and the controls are pathetic because you use the analog sticks for attack. The levels are boring and the fights just get repetitve. It also gets annoying as you have to climb stuff with her acrobatic skills which is quite fun at start but it ends up with you falling and having to start again. The game goes fight, climb, fight, end level, fight, climb etc. And what really makes the game bad is the fact that catwoman cant even jump high! she can jump about six foot.
The good things are the graphics which arent special and the acrobatics but you cant climb walls as in spiderman, you climb about 15 foot and stop and slide down. so a huge let down.

Mafia (PS2)
Mafia (PS2)

10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars like an older version of the getaway, 1 Feb 2004
This review is from: Mafia (PS2) (Video Game)
This game is alot like the getaway except set in an entirely differnt place and time. I enjoyed the wide variety of weaponry and the whole map (which is pretty big). the general gameplay is good as you can run around just shooting anyone including gangsters and police. The graphics arent perfect but still very good for a games this size. the missions are suprisingly long and quite hard. This game could last along time. Also the storyline is very good.
Of course this game cannot compete with games such as grand theft auto. And as i said before the game is alot like the getaway. The cars you drive are pretty boring and very slow like the getaway . They tend to get bashed up pretty easily. It would have been perfect if the game designers had just polished up on the driving part. Alot of people prefer this realism but i dont. i think vice city driving is alot better and flexible.

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