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I saw this banner ad and thought maybe someone had plunked down some money for it. It has high pressure written all over it (buy within 3 days or the price goes up), and the infamous "but wait, there's more!" line. I just can't tell if it's for real. Anyone else have any experience with this? Seems like a good resource…maybe too good. One of my sons just got burned online, so I'm extra careful.

Thanks for any inputs.
 

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There are plans and then there are plans. Many of my students bring plans they have bought on line and a great deal of those plans are not very good. I don't know about this offering but chances are that if there are that many they are not all from one person and they have been gathered from here and there regardless of there accuracy.
 

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My dad and I have been doing woodworking together off and on for the last few months. I saw a similar ad and actually went ahead and purchased it for myself and my dad. This is when I was in the Marines and figured I had the extra money to blow haha. Turns out that it was a great investment, over 14,000 plans and they actually update it from time to time. My dad and I really enjoyed the ease of use and the ability to download plans and print them off right from home. Plus we can download them and email them back and forth now that I have moved away. All in all I am very pleased with it and will post a link if anyone is interested. As with a lot of things nothing is free but I feel that it has been well worth the 80 dollars it cost me. Plus they send you a cd to use with any computer if you don't have internet at that time. Lemme know if anyone wants that link and thank you for the great tips I'm getting!
 

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AndyAllen, could you share the link, please? It sounds like this might be the same as the one I was looking at. My main concern is that there was a bunch of "but wait, there's more!" type stuff as I scrolled down, on top of the guy saying what a bunch of junk he has seen elsewhere. Slamming lots of other people's products (looks like that to me) doesn't give me a warm fuzzy about the product, it just sets off my skeptical alarm.
 

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There are threads about these ads. They're inevitably scams, whose plans are dead links, poor-quality pdfs copied from other "free plan" websites, scans of magazines, etc.

My personal alarm also goes off when someone just happens to sign up on LJs just in time to give a glowing but non-specific review of one of these.

Granted, these aren't Ted's, but consider how similar they are.

http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/1147

http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/463
 

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:( Kinda figured. Maybe "Ted" can come in and give us proof positive. That's $49 US I didn't lose.

Like one of my friends says, "Too good, no good".

I went to the Rockler close to my employer today, and they had some plans half price. Score!

Call me lazy, but I work on a computer all day writing and making drawings- the last thing I want to do when I get home is make even more!
 

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It has been quite awhile since this thread was opened, and the original review compares Teds to other sets of plans that are junk. Is there anyone on here that has purchased this and willing to share their opinion? Looking for some plans for my son and this "appears" to be a good set, but sounds too good to be true. Can anyone help?
 

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If memory serves, there IS NO "Ted," and lots of the plans have been called "stolen."

There's a few articles out there, about this very subject. I can't dig them up right now, though….

I'd stay away….
 

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Here's what I think. AndyAllen signed up and commented on the day the Ted subject came up. Dianne1 signed up and commented when the Ted subject was resurrected. I think both are frontmen for Ted. I'm sure Ted is watching all the woodworking sites and defends himself immediately. I did some research a long time ago just like Neil did and the result was Ted does send plans but they are crap or ripped off. He is not a Ted and goes under a few names. IMO don't buy anything from him (her).
 

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all the plans he provides are taken from other websites and books. He does not give the author credit. From what I've read, most of the plans are bad photocopies or are incomplete. I would stay away. Lots of other site that provide free plans.
 
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