Best book on badminton techniques

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  1. vip_m

    vip_m Regular Member

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    Print version of "Advanced Badminton Techniques"

    Someone on this thread suggested I go the route of Lulu.com to have a print version available internationally, so I'm in the process of setting this up. Lulu.com does print-on-demand books.

    In the meantime, internationally, the book is only available as an eBook at...

    http://instructoons.com/book/

    Thanks,

    vip
     
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    Is there any place /way to buy the hardcopy of the book rather than through e-book?
     
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    Only the eBook is available outside Manila

    Currently, outside Manila, only the eBook is available.

    vip
     
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    Who is the publisher in Manila? Is there any way to order it via the postal mail to get the hardcopy?
     
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    This might very well be my first post to badminton central forums.
    I've been playing approx 1.5 years now and I'm 28 years old. Before playing I had held a racquet maybe twice in my life so I was completely new to the sport. I play roughly 7 to 10 hours a week and devote an average of 2 to 3 hours of reading on the sport and have progressed to a level where I can at least competently compete with the "regulars" at one local club and have some respectable shots. I bought Butch & Vip's book last week (through a friend as I have no paypal account) and I would say that this book is fantastic, it was well worth the 30 dollars even for just an ebook and I would recommend any beginner or intermediate to advanced player pick it up. After reading through 4 times already I'm still picking up new bits of information and applying them to my game. I've noticed real improvement to my serve/backhand/tactics and am very thankful. Phenomenal job on this book!!!!
     
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    vip_m Regular Member

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    Thank you so much for your words of encouragement

    Your kind words are really inspiring. Thank you very much. More success to your game.

    -vip
     
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    How to get the book in Malaysia? I'm interested to get one for myself
     
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    How'd you get your hands on this book in Canada? I'd like to have a copy
     
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    you can purchase at instructoons.com/book

    You can purchase the eBook (which includes the additional material, updates and on-line video) at http://instructoons.com/book
     
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    Mr. Vicente, I've purchased the ebook early this morning but I still haven't received any email that tells me where to download the file. I viewed the transaction history from xoom and it showed me this

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    [/FONT] Transaction Cancellation Pending? What is that for? When can I expect my ebook?
     
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    I've been going back and forth to this forum thread due to my interest on the book but was hesitating to spend $30.. Hehe.. However, I decided to buy it anyway early this morning because I want to improve my skills.. :)

    Mr. Vicente, please check on my purchase coz' I really want to read your book already.. thanks.. :)
     
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    I'm interested in buying the ebook, but I have some questions:

    How big is the ebook file?

    Will I be able to have it on both my desktop PC and my laptop?

    Thanks.
     
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    Just bought it. The book itself was about 14,8MB and separate updated sections added a couple of MBs on top of that.

    There is also some supporting video material, but unfortunately the download speed was so low that I haven't had the time to check them out yet.
     
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    Why did this happen? Mr. Vicente! Please reply.. My payment was refunded but it still appears on my online credit card account that the amount $30.50 is an approved transaction waiting for presentation!!! :(
     
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    Xoom just replied to my email:

    What? How in the world will I violate the TOS when all I did was to follow the purchasing steps.. ????????
     
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    sorry for the trouble

    Hi.

    I've been receiving your email regarding this and have been monitoring the situation.

    I've contacted Xoom to try to resolve your issue. I'll email you regarding the status.

    Sorry again for the trouble.

    vip
     
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    Okay, here's what I want to happen:

    1) Get a refund from my credit card. Wipe out the previous transaction and successfully repurchase the ebook.
    2) or no refund but I will get the ebook and everything that comes with it. :)

    Either way, I still want to purchase the ebook. I hope this problem will be resolved. I am so eager to have that ebook.
     
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    Since you're in Manila

    Xoom has cancelled the transaction so your credit card was not debited. Since you're in the Philippines, I'll email you alternatives to Xoom which are available.

    vip
     
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    So the amount placed on my credit card will be removed? Will xoom guarantee that? Thanks.. Looking forward to your alternatives.. :)
     
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    vip,

    I have paid for the ebook via Xoom more than 2 days ago and I have not yet received any code for download of the ebook. This is worrying me as to your credibility and I wonder if I should request a refund from Xoom!

    Xoom Transaction XPH-40030-72168 is Complete

    Please send me the code to download the ebook asap.
     

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