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Hi All,
just want to give you all a heads up to a scam that I have just been taken by. I recently "purchased" an X Type manual from a company called RapidManuals.Co.UK. (They also use the name Elite Manuals.)
They duly processed my transaction online and billed me GBP5-99 through a company called moneybookers.com. I received email confirmation from both companies so thought everything was legit.
The manual was supposed to arive via airmail within 10 days. Over a month later it still hasn't arrived and the company refusess to answer my emails. I did a Google search of RapidManuals and found a heap of sites reporting them as a scam.
It's not the money that P***es me off, it's the fact that these scumbags are getting away with it.
A lesson learned and still no closer to getting an X type manual as none of the links on these forums lead anywhere.
Can anyone tell me if it's possible to get a manual for our cars ANYWHERE????
Cheers and keep following the CAT.
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I found 3 for you. The first only ships to USA, but you could ask. I just bought a copy for myself. I am hoping the 95 is close enough to the 94 for general info, and for under $7 its hard to beat.

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If you paid by credit card, make sure you file a chargeback.

The surest way of putting an online scam out of business is to choke off their card processing.
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I found 3 for you. The first only ships to USA, but you could ask. I just bought a copy for myself. I am hoping the 95 is close enough to the 94 for general info, and for under $7 its hard to beat.
They are just reselling what is freely found on the internet. Look in the various FAQ posts for download locations and installation instructions.
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They are just reselling what is freely found on the internet. Look in the various FAQ posts for download locations and installation instructions.
I'm not sure I can agree with that. I purchased a BMW/Mini tis and it was the actual information from BMW. In fact the it was the same information that is used by Mitchell on Demand and Alldata but with working hyperlinks within the programs.

While I cant speak for the Jaguar TIS Even if this stuff is available for free the value is having it one place. And $7 is the cost of morning coffee and a bagel so pretty cheap if you ask me.
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The downloads are here for you my friend.............

http://www.jaguarforums.com/forum/x-...ownload-10577/
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I stand corrected. Thanks Jim.
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Hi All,
just want to give you all a heads up to a scam that I have just been taken by. I recently "purchased" an X Type manual from a company called RapidManuals.Co.UK. (They also use the name Elite Manuals.)
They duly processed my transaction online and billed me GBP5-99 through a company called moneybookers.com. I received email confirmation from both companies so thought everything was legit.
The manual was supposed to arive via airmail within 10 days. Over a month later it still hasn't arrived and the company refusess to answer my emails. I did a Google search of RapidManuals and found a heap of sites reporting them as a scam.
It's not the money that P***es me off, it's the fact that these scumbags are getting away with it.
A lesson learned and still no closer to getting an X type manual as none of the links on these forums lead anywhere.
Can anyone tell me if it's possible to get a manual for our cars ANYWHERE????
Cheers and keep following the CAT.
Rollerman.
Rollerman, et al,

The way to beat these online scumbags is to use PayPal or Clickbank when paying. Don't pay by credit card, direct deposit etc. PayPal & the like guarantee that if you don't get your goods, you get your money back. If they won't support a vendor, then the best advice is to buy elsewhere.

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Hi All,
just want to give you all a heads up to a scam that I have just been taken by. I recently "purchased" an X Type manual from a company called RapidManuals.Co.UK. (They also use the name Elite Manuals.)
They duly processed my transaction online and billed me GBP5-99 through a company called moneybookers.com. I received email confirmation from both companies so thought everything was legit.
The manual was supposed to arive via airmail within 10 days. Over a month later it still hasn't arrived and the company refusess to answer my emails. I did a Google search of RapidManuals and found a heap of sites reporting them as a scam.
It's not the money that P***es me off, it's the fact that these scumbags are getting away with it.
A lesson learned and still no closer to getting an X type manual as none of the links on these forums lead anywhere.
Can anyone tell me if it's possible to get a manual for our cars ANYWHERE????
Cheers and keep following the CAT.
Rollerman.
Anyone would be pissed, as a result of that.

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Rollerman, et al,

The way to beat these online scumbags is to use PayPal or Clickbank when paying. Don't pay by credit card, direct deposit etc. PayPal & the like guarantee that if you don't get your goods, you get your money back. If they won't support a vendor, then the best advice is to buy elsewhere.

Cheers,

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Or, some sort of message, might reveal the free location of some 'pretty damned furry' roaming sheep.
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Anyone would be pissed, as a result of that.



Or, some sort of message, might reveal the free location of some 'pretty damned furry' roaming sheep.
Pretty Decent Food is better
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Pretty Decent Food is better
Agreed much better, but I was looking at location

Funny enough a member from Down under sent me an X Type workshop manual in PDF just last week!

62Mb and around 2800 pages. FOC

Still trying to figure out what to do with it. (CR issues).
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Still trying to figure out what to do with it. (CR issues).
If it is a derivative work, there is good precedent that "mere compilations" do not enjoy copyright protection.
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