Worth the extra cash?

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Worth the extra cash?

Post by boredreiver » Tue May 12, 2009 11:24 am

Would anyone recommend buying the Atlas bok over the download? I'm ordering from the UK and, since the £ isn't as strong againt the $ as it used to be, the price difference is quite significant. Just want to know if it's worth paying the extra cash.

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Re: Worth the extra cash?

Post by MrDynamic » Tue May 12, 2009 3:22 pm

Don't buy the book as you don't get the full program, download it, i have both and know this to be true..

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Re: Worth the extra cash?

Post by emfermi » Tue May 12, 2009 4:45 pm

I bought the Atlas book over the downloadable version. The difference: 1) the paper quality is very good; 2) you get two full color versions of the Mac and hey skinny advertisments; 3) you can add material to your file. I have printed all the artciles in the "Museum" section and added them to my file. That makes it an Atlas package more appealing to myself. If none of these is appealing to you, get the downloadable version. You get all what you are offered in the website and will not have to wait to get your course.

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Re: Worth the extra cash?

Post by curdog » Wed May 13, 2009 11:38 am

I ordered it both ways because I bought a copy for my son. The one I ordered by mail came with a nice binder and dividers. That is a plus.

However, the one I ordered by download comes with a color picture. Atlas looks tanned and fit. Its just black and white with the printed version, but I suppose you might get the same thing if you have a black and white printer. You have to put it in your own binder. I used the diploma as the fill for the cover.

Personally, I like the color picture of Atlas and think it is well worth it AND you get it instantly.

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Re: Worth the extra cash?

Post by SPEARHEAD » Wed May 13, 2009 1:32 pm

Well, I don't know how much is meant by extra cash. I'm assuming it's not a whole lot. Is $1 still equal to about 1.5 lbs? At that rate, I'd say it is worth the extra cash. One of the common misconceptions of the Atlas course is that it is expensive. But people forget how expensive and inconvenient the alternatives are. DT can do for you anything and everything the alternatives can - within reason. It is certainly much easier and cheaper lugging the Atlas course with you on a fishing trip to the mountains than carrying barbells and dumbells up there. So I say it is worth the extra cash.

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Re: Worth the extra cash?

Post by boredreiver » Mon Jun 01, 2009 12:43 pm

Cheers folks. How long, roughly, would it take to ship a paper copy to the UK?

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Re: Worth the extra cash?

Post by emfermi » Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:28 am

I live in Lima Peru. I received my copy roughly five days after I placed my order. Remember that it is send via priority mail, so you should receive it in a similr time. The postal service in my country is not known for it's effciency, so the delay on the arrival to my home is more attributable to local issues.

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Re: Worth the extra cash?

Post by SPEARHEAD » Mon Jun 08, 2009 1:41 pm

I was in the sporting goods section of a world famous discount chain yesterday. 120lbs of weights + the barbell and bars for the dumbells + a simple bench costs over $200, and that excludes any instruction booklets. They were cast-iron weights. There were no vinyl coated cement weights. Cast-iron is preferable anyway. But at any rate, the Atlas course is more than a bargain compared to apparatus.

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Re: Worth the extra cash?

Post by Giant Soldier » Tue Jun 16, 2009 1:46 am

Why not buy the download and then print it up? I put mine in its own binder covered with some cover art I printed off of the site.

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Re: Worth the extra cash?

Post by SPEARHEAD » Sun Jun 21, 2009 7:06 pm

I saw a sporting goods store ad in today's paper for a set of cast iron weights for $49.99. The bench was advertised for $169. DT is still the least expensive.

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