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The Thrill book
03-13-2016, 07:37 AM,
#11
RE: The Thrill book
Hmm. Certain books. You're right!!!
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03-13-2016, 02:00 PM,
#12
RE: The Thrill book
(03-13-2016, 07:37 AM)HollyfromMN Wrote: Hmm. Certain books. You're right!!!

Holly, have you downloaded the pdf excerpt from Forrest's website? It's only 15 pages but it contains a lot of information and some hints. Only 15 pages but they're free of charge and can get you into Forrest's way of thinking.

It doesn't have many of the illustrations from the main book but in my opinion these pictures are not essential to the search. The words, as always, are the essential keys.

http://www.oldsantafetradingco.com/asset...-chase.pdf
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05-16-2018, 03:50 PM, (This post was last modified: 05-16-2018, 03:50 PM by Becky from WV.)
#13
RE: The Thrill book
@anyone - Just realizing that it may be more profitable to own a bookstore, Collected Works, to be exact ... than to be a searcher. My info is that more than 40,000 TTOTC books have been sold. At $35 per book, minus the 10% going to cancer funding, each book sold is $31.50 of pure profit for the bookstore. $31.50 X 40,000 books equals $1,260,000 total of 100% pure profit.

Wow! I wonder if FF realized when he gave them exclusive rights to sell TTOTC, that the profits would amass to such a fortune. I doubt it. Hey, what did the 10% ever go toward anyway? Or is it still accumulating? That would be another $140,000 at least.

Huh! Kinda sucks to be a searcher, doesn't it?
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05-16-2018, 03:54 PM,
#14
RE: The Thrill book
imo

f eliminated the book store and the worker's from the search by doing this.

who knows?
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05-16-2018, 04:23 PM, (This post was last modified: 05-16-2018, 04:23 PM by Becky from WV.)
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RE: The Thrill book
@anyone - But isn't it strange that FF pretty much kept the book under-wraps locally for years instead of coming out nationally for the big reveal? If TTOTC was readily available in every national bookstore chain, numerous more people would have heard of the Chase sooner. It could have been the California Gold Rush all over again.

As a result of FF's decision to give exclusive rights to Collected Works, he truly guaranteed that the news would barely trickle out forever. Even the Today Show could only do so much. Seems like a bad publicity move to me. I didn't find out about the Chase until 2013 ... & I have yet to personally find any one else who has heard of the treasure, TTOTC, or FF.

Have y'all ever tried to explain the Chase & FF to other people? That's an uphill battle all the way. Very quickly they glaze over & disconnect from the info. Like I'm making the whole thing up ... or I'm ready for the loony bin. I truly cannot understand the lack of interest. So who's the crazy one ... me or them?
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05-16-2018, 06:11 PM, (This post was last modified: 05-16-2018, 06:54 PM by Beavertooth.)
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RE: The Thrill book
(05-16-2018, 03:50 PM)Becky from WV Wrote: @anyone - Just realizing that it may be more profitable to own a bookstore, Collected Works, to be exact ... than to be a searcher. My info is that more than 40,000 TTOTC books have been sold. At $35 per book, minus the 10% going to cancer funding, each book sold is $31.50 of pure profit for the bookstore. $31.50 X 40,000 books equals $1,260,000 total of 100% pure profit.

Wow! I wonder if FF realized when he gave them exclusive rights to sell TTOTC, that the profits would amass to such a fortune. I doubt it. Hey, what did the 10% ever go toward anyway? Or is it still accumulating? That would be another $140,000 at least.

Huh! Kinda sucks to be a searcher, doesn't it?

You forgot to include the cost of the books to the bookstore. Forrest paid for the first run of 1,000 books, but the bookstore has to pay the production costs for the rest. These are expensive books with each printing running about 2,500 to perhaps 5,000 at a time. I would guess a production cost of $15 or $20 each. So maybe a net profit of $14 each times 39,000 plus the first 1,000 at a 31.50 profit. So a $577,500 profit spread over 8 years. Still a nice deal.
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Edit: I forgot to mention shipping (do they charge for shipping?) and the labor cost to receive the books, store the books, take inquiries, take and bill individual orders, and prepare books for shipping for 40,000 books. Labor costs could easily be $3 a book, or another $120,000 of costs. If they include shipping in the $35 (even at "book rates" at the Post Office), there is additional cost.
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