"The Story of English" update (was RE: Wanted: Opinions on a grammar book)

Subject: "The Story of English" update (was RE: Wanted: Opinions on a grammar book)
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2006 10:28:05 -0700

Dori Green wrote:

> Richard Combs wrote:
> $249.95 from Amazon.com:
> http://www.amazon.com/Story-English-Programs-1-9/dp/6302892058
> **********
> #1 - your local library might have it.
> #2 - if you buy it, check into donating it to the local
> library for a tax break. You can still pretty much watch it
> whenever you like.
> #3 - pester your local station to rebroadcast it. Include
> your request with a $100 check.
> #4 - wait for it to show up on Amazon "New & Used".
> #5 - look for it on Ebay and post it in Ebay Wanted.

#s 1 & 3: Worth checking, but they're unlikely to have it. It's a 1986
series (although the tapes were released in 2001).

#2: Someone bought the one I linked to. Was it someone on this list?

#4: My link was to the only one available, a used set (5 VHS tapes)
offered by an Amazon Marketplace Seller.

The price was 2 1/2 times the original list (and it sold), so if you
bought a set when they came out, you're much better off reselling it
than donating it for a tax deduction. :-)

#5: I checked eBay. They have "The Story of English Furniture" at
bargain prices...

I checked pbs.org, too -- nothing.


Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom


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