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January 2, 2004

Tech Books for Free

If you live near a Fry's Electronics and you've been looking for some reading material, it may be worth dropping in.

Five O'Reilly books are free after mail-in rebate (you end up paying only tax and $0.37) between now and the 6th.

Included in this offer:
Google Hacks
Mac OS X Panther: The Missing Manual
eBay Hacks
Windows XP Pro: The Missing Manual
PC Annoyances

I can personally attest to the quality of the Missing Manual titles. There's plenty to be had in each, even for power users. For example, I just found upon re-reading the Panther Missing Manual tonight that you can scroll horizontally by holding shift while utilizing your mouse's scrollwheel. At an eventual $1.22 per title (8.10% sales tax at the Tempe store), you don't have much to lose even if you buy one and find it doesn't add to your knowledge.

Unlike many other lame rebate offers, you aren't limited to only one of the offered titles. You do, however, have to buy each title you want on a different receipt. The end result is $15 back for up to one copy of each title, so feel free to go hog wild if you want them all.

And if you're near the Tempe store, please go buy the Apple PowerBooks they have on clearance so I don't have to look at them anymore. They're far too tempting. TiBook with SuperDrive, TiBook with combo drive, 12" PowerBook with combo drive. Go! Snatch them up right now!

Posted by Colin at January 2, 2004 7:56 PM

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