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As the title says really.

In my local Asda (Hounslow) they have the 2011 edition of the Guiness Book of World Records reduced to just £1.50.

This is the first deal I've posted so go easy ay :)

Oh yeah and I know how much people love proof so I've uploaded the pic.
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#1
good price :)
#2
Good spot!
#3
Considering the price you pay for a magazine nowadays, great deal
#4
Got one from Amazon at £1.99 delivered some weeks ago.

This is cheaper and better value if you shop at Asda - HOT
#5
cheddarman
Got one from Amazon at £1.99 delivered some weeks ago.

This is cheaper and better value if you shop at Asda - HOT


i got from amazon too... this book is crap compared to the older versions
2 Likes #6
That must be a record right?

I'll get my coat...
#7
paid £1.99 delivered by amazon
#8
Got one from Amazon like above. Flicked through for about 10 minutes and into a cupboard it went.
#9
These books lose their appeal after you've bought two annuals. Great price though.
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I got my GWR 2011 book from the 1.99 Amazon deal too. It's a poor book compared to the McWhirter tombs of yore. Here's some of the crass things in the 2011 book:

* Too much self-important waffle about how great GWR are at the start - over 20 pages of it before the actual real records begin to be listed.

* "Did You Know?" paragraph rotated 90 degrees on many double pages: totally moronic, requiring you to turn the book for 5 seconds and then back again - arrgh!

* Many, many dubious multi-page categories like "Super Stunts", "Comics And Graphic Novels", "Cop And Crime Shows (TV)", "Sci-Fi And Fantasy TV", "Doctor Who", "Toons And Animation", "3D Cinema", "Roller Coasters", "Baseball", "Basketball", "Cricket", "Rugby", "Wacky World Championships" and "X Games".

* Far too many pictures and too little text, meaning that probably only about 1% of the records that GWR keep are in this book!

* A ridiculous 2-page category "Land Speed Record" that heavily features a non-existent car (Bloodhound SSC) that, as far as I know, has not set a single world record so far, so why on earth is it in the book?

* Annoying records facts at the bottom of most pages that have nothing at all to do with the double page they're on, leading to a confusing thread of records that are listed bizarrely in geographical (timezone) order!

The one redeeming section is the 10-page Sports Reference near the end - mostly tables of sports records with only small photos to illustrate. Now if only the rest of the book was like that, it would be a much better read and could actually be used for reference, rather than sitting uneasily on a coffee table (or more likely in a cupboard, as somebody just said).

Best thing of the book by far, though, is the shiny holographic cover - I spent more time tilting the cover in the light than I did reading its contents, which says it all really.

Edited By: rkl on May 17, 2011 21:36: Geographical record nonsense
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rkl
I got my GWR 2011 book from the 1.99 Amazon deal too. It's a poor book compared to the McWhirter tombs of yore. Here's some of the crass things in the 2011 book:

* Too much self-important waffle about how great GWR are at the start - over 20 pages of it before the actual real records begin to be listed.

* "Did You Know?" paragraph rotated 90 degrees on many double pages: totally moronic, requiring you to turn the book for 5 seconds and then back again - arrgh!

* Many, many dubious multi-page categories like "Super Stunts", "Comics And Graphic Novels", "Cop And Crime Shows (TV)", "Sci-Fi And Fantasy TV", "Doctor Who", "Toons And Animation", "3D Cinema", "Roller Coasters", "Baseball", "Basketball", "Cricket", "Rugby", "Wacky World Championships" and "X Games".

* Far too many pictures and too little text, meaning that probably only about 1% of the records that GWR keep are in this book!

* A ridiculous 2-page category "Land Speed Record" that heavily features a non-existent car (Bloodhound SSC) that, as far as I know, has not set a single world record so far, so why on earth is it in the book?

* Annoying records facts at the bottom of most pages that have nothing at all to do with the double page they're on, leading to a confusing thread of records that are listed bizarrely in geographical (timezone) order!

The one redeeming section is the 10-page Sports Reference near the end - mostly tables of sports records with only small photos to illustrate. Now if only the rest of the book was like that, it would be a much better read and could actually be used for reference, rather than sitting uneasily on a coffee table (or more likely in a cupboard, as somebody just said).

Best thing of the book by far, though, is the shiny holographic cover - I spent more time tilting the cover in the light than I did reading its contents, which says it all really.
So you likes it then !
:p
#12
Ahh yeah don't get me wrong... It's a great price that I saw and figured I'd post, but I didn't buy it myself as I was legging it out of there for a bus and also, I just haven't got the time.

I've only just finished reading a 6 month subscription to FHM from last year (mags from June time) that I bought because of HUKD.
#13
rkl
I got my GWR 2011 book from the 1.99 Amazon deal too. It's a poor book compared to the McWhirter tombs of yore. Here's some of the crass things in the 2011 book:

* Too much self-important waffle about how great GWR are at the start - over 20 pages of it before the actual real records begin to be listed.

* "Did You Know?" paragraph rotated 90 degrees on many double pages: totally moronic, requiring you to turn the book for 5 seconds and then back again - arrgh!

* Many, many dubious multi-page categories like "Super Stunts", "Comics And Graphic Novels", "Cop And Crime Shows (TV)", "Sci-Fi And Fantasy TV", "Doctor Who", "Toons And Animation", "3D Cinema", "Roller Coasters", "Baseball", "Basketball", "Cricket", "Rugby", "Wacky World Championships" and "X Games".

* Far too many pictures and too little text, meaning that probably only about 1% of the records that GWR keep are in this book!

* A ridiculous 2-page category "Land Speed Record" that heavily features a non-existent car (Bloodhound SSC) that, as far as I know, has not set a single world record so far, so why on earth is it in the book?

* Annoying records facts at the bottom of most pages that have nothing at all to do with the double page they're on, leading to a confusing thread of records that are listed bizarrely in geographical (timezone) order!

The one redeeming section is the 10-page Sports Reference near the end - mostly tables of sports records with only small photos to illustrate. Now if only the rest of the book was like that, it would be a much better read and could actually be used for reference, rather than sitting uneasily on a coffee table (or more likely in a cupboard, as somebody just said).

Best thing of the book by far, though, is the shiny holographic cover - I spent more time tilting the cover in the light than I did reading its contents, which says it all really.


Agreed, it's all garbage now. Nobody cares who can push the most peanuts up their nose whilst listening to Justin Bieber.
#14
bungral
Ahh yeah don't get me wrong... It's a great price that I saw and figured I'd post, but I didn't buy it myself as I was legging it out of there for a bus and also, I just haven't got the time.

I've only just finished reading a 6 month subscription to FHM from last year (mags from June time) that I bought because of HUKD.


hah, im doing that with a couple of computer mags!
got like 4 issues and reading em all back to back!
#15
Cheapest I have seen this yet, might actually buy it now :D
#16
have to agree, got mine from amazon, it is cheap and out of date, some of the stuff is printed as current but is 2 years old.
i got it as a small pressy for easter with a couple other bits for my son, he is 7 so has no knowledge of how great the guiness book of records used to be.

hot price but the contents are disapointing.
#17
great price - will be good for my 6-yr old nephews
#18
What a waste of money. Good for a silly gift though! I give my heat vote for whoever needs it for whatever reasons
#19
pjc83
Agreed, it's all garbage now. Nobody cares who can push the most peanuts up their nose whilst listening to Justin Bieber.

Six hundred and four - Toxteth O'Grady (USA)

Edited By: RiTSo on May 18, 2011 10:39
#20
This used to be my goto book on a rainy day as a kid.
These days I simply wouldn't bother because it's not a reference anymore, but an splashy picture book.
#21
A lot of crap in there, I don't know why I feel a bit ripped off at £1.99 (amazon).
#22
i've been waiting for the gamer edition to come down
#23
great present for kids
#24
It has long life as it can be used for a doorstop after :p
#25
I used to love these books - makes a great child's birthday present

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