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How to Make Your First Few £££ Millions by Dave "Accountax" Smith

How to Make Your First Few £££ Millions by Dave...

I just received an unsolicited fax purporting to be from David Smith selling his new eBook for £29.95.

I would be interesting in reading about Dave's story but I am not sure whether this is a legitimate offering or whether it is just a scam.

I am suspicious for the following reasons:

- I can find no reference to this publication on the internet.

- He is asking for a cheque to be sent to Purple Goose Publishing which appears to actually be the 'Purple Goose' pub in Milton Keynes.

- It is only in eBook format.

- The contact address given is a generic IP '[email protected]'.

Perhaps somebody could confirm the legitimacy for me.

Thanks,

Dean

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12th Oct 2010 14:37

How to make £££££millions

The obvious way to make £millions is to sell a lot of books to unsuspecting punters. Why do all suspicious deals  appear to emanate from Milton Keynes?

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12th Oct 2010 14:54

"Why do all scams originate in Milton Keynes?"

 Is it because Milton Keynes twinned with Nigeria?

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12th Oct 2010 15:14

Rings a bell

I thought that I remember someone telling me that Dave has a pub.

Just googled "Dave Smith pub" and discovered that rather a lot of Dave Smiths seem to be landlords, so perhaps not the right one.

Probably that is good way to start losing your £££ in the current economic climate.

 

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12th Oct 2010 15:43

How to KEEP £££££millions

Dont send money to anyone making unsolicited approaches.

If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck - assume it's a duck.

There are a lot of so called "experts" out there who will try to sell you books on how to "get rich". Anyone who actually knew a failproof way to make a fortune would DO IT and certainly wouldnt waste their time selling the secret to others. Like all salesmen they appear credible - but scratch the suface and all salesmen are the same - con artists trying to pursuade you to part with more money than you should for something not worth having.

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12th Oct 2010 15:59

Dave Smith

The co-owner of the Purple Goose in Milton Keynes is David Smith.

http://hogstyend.co.uk/Images/Purple%20Goose%20June%2010.pdf

I don't know if it's THE Dave Smith but I know that Accountax are also based in Milton Keynes.

Why not phone the restaurant and find out: -

http://www.thepurplegoose.co.uk/contactus.html

Given that he sold Accountax for over £4 million a couple of years ago, I personally think that something by Dave Smith for £30 may be well worth reading.

 

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12th Oct 2010 16:04

Milton Keynes

If I was operating a scam I'd choose Milton Keynes because they'd never find me amongst all those roundabouts.

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12th Oct 2010 17:34

Thanks for all the responses.

I think I will give the Purple Goose a call.

Given that his directorship of Accountax formally ended last month I suspect he does have time on his hands to run a restaurant.

 

 

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12th Oct 2010 23:01

Milton Keynes ?

Wasn't it Maggie Thatcher who descibed Milton Keynes as a "...nest of Marxists..."?

Primarily in relation to the Open University as I recall.

Quite right too!

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13th Oct 2010 15:06

clarification

Just to clear any confusion I can confirm this is legitimate and is THE Dave Smith of Accountax whom I have known and worked with for over 10 years (but who cannot locate his accountingweb login details!) - he does currently own a restaurant in Woburn Sands Milton Keynes called the purple goose restaurant. For sake of any doubt yes this is his e-book and it is legitimate (though obviously entirely seperate from Accountax Consulting).

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13th Oct 2010 15:22

Thank you for confirming that for us David.

Much appreciated.

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13th Oct 2010 16:31

How to Make Your first Few £££ Millions

A big shout to David Harmer for confirming that yes this is the real Dave Accountax Smith and that the book is real.

It is a matter of public record that I sold Accountax to Abbey Tax in a multi million £££ cash transaction.

The e-book is what I have learnt about business development and marketing and will be of use to every accountant and tax practitioner in the land (except perhaps those who have already sold their practices for several million).

I recently started The Purple Goose Restaurant in Woburn Sands Milton Keynes and am developing the Purple Goose Brand (hence I ask people to make cheques payable to Purple Goose Publishing).  I am applying the same business and marketing principles to the restaurant as I did at Accountax.  Already the restaurant is ranked # 1 out of 88 restaurants in Milton Keynes.  Check out Tripadvisor!

Now as for those folk who say "anyone who says he knows how to make millions would get on with it and not write books about it" I can only remind them that I did start Accountax from nothing, built it up and sold it for a fortune.  I have made a good living out of the accountancy/tax profession and for a modest price I thought that a book explaining the truth about marketing and business development would be an interesting thing to write and would be of interest to my colleagues in the profession. 

So yes this is a genuine e-book with a money back guarantee.  A bit less cynicism folks!  Sorry I couldn't reply earlier but I have been out for lunch and just got back from the travel agents in my new Jag XJ Portfolio having just booked my next holiday! ;-)

I am on 07968 313360 and [email protected]

Cheers

 

 

 

 

 

-- Dave Smith

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13th Oct 2010 16:47

Purple Goose and Dave Smith

Hi - please feel free to call the Purple Goose on 01908 584385.  I am indeed the owner (with the head chef) of said restaurant.  Or call Matt Boddington of Accountax on 08450 660035 who ate there a couple of weeks ago

 

-- Dave Smith

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13th Oct 2010 17:56

At Dave

I don't know why everyone is so rude about my old home town, Milton Keynes .

Good luck with the restaurant, Dave  -are you where "Spooners" used to be ?

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14th Oct 2010 11:41

Calm down you might like to hear about this case

It was reported in the Standard yesterday that a lawyer won libel damages after an anonymous person left derogatory remarks about her on the "Solicitors from Hell" website.

Obviously Aweb tend to remove offensive postings because they do not want to end up paying damages but I do think that if you are going to post under pseudomym that you should observe some basic ethics and not use it as a way of being offensive. Besides, it is really dull for all of us and it puts people off the forum.

Virtual Tax Support & CPD for accountants: www.rossmartin.co.uk

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14th Oct 2010 12:40

Moderation

I have removed some recent posts made by 3 members.

In this case, my main reason for removing them is - if a dispute takes place in the private message area it should stay there - do not bring these disputes into the public shared space and ruin legitimate theads with personal spats.

Thank you

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14th Oct 2010 13:56

@ Nichola

.... if you are going to post under pseudomym that you should observe some basic ethics and not use it as a way of being offensive. Besides, it is really dull for all of us and it puts people off the forum.

Virtual Tax Support & CPD for accountants: www.rossmartin.co.uk

 

Posted by Nichola Ross Martin on Thu, 14/10/2010 - 11:41

 

Nichola - I think you should address your criticsm towards the pompous individual who subjected me to totally spurious and infantile threats.

At no point were my postings "offensive" - his accusations and threats WERE.

I consider the innuendo in your posting is itself offensive as my ethical standards are beyond question and I object most strongly to your suggestion to the contrary.

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14th Oct 2010 14:48

I don't agree

Tell me if I am wrong, C-D, but weren't you offensive to a known and named person using the cloak of anonymity through the use of your pseudonym. Whereas he was offensive towards a character that only exists in the virtual world. 

It seems to me on that basis that you will struggle to take the higher moral ground.

-- Kind regards Andy

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14th Oct 2010 16:02

Bored

Tell me if I am wrong, C-D, but weren't you offensive to a known and named person using the cloak of anonymity through the use of your pseudonym. Whereas he was offensive towards a character that only exists in the virtual world. 

It seems to me on that basis that you will struggle to take the higher moral ground.

-- Kind regards Andy

 

Posted by andypartridge on Thu, 14/10/2010 - 14:48

 

There was nothing offensive in my post, unless of course you are desparate to look for what isnt there (as you often seem to be). I named no one and referred only to generalisationsI did not send threatening PMs - I WAS subjected to two.Selling a business does not qualify one as an "expert".  I use a pseudonim for professional reasons, and, as I do not feel the need to "advertise" or promote my business.As I have pointed out previously the use of a pseudonim has no relevance in law as to whether one has been slandered or not - there are numerous precedentsMy knowledge and experience speaks for itself - if you do not agree then simply refrain from reading my posts - the choice is yours.

 

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14th Oct 2010 16:28

..

I'm disappointed that my post was removed as I feel that it summed the situation up nicely

Namely [at the risk of getting deleted again]

 

zzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzz

Yawn, yawn.

Two old farts having handbags at 20 paces.

Yawn, back to sleep.

 

 

Can't see what's either inaccurate or offensive about that [but happy to listen to opinions].

 

 

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14th Oct 2010 16:37

@C_D

I am not looking to censor you and you shouldn't seek to censor me.

If I disagree with a member I will say so, just as you do.  Sometimes I agree with you and say so, but to tell me not to read what you write is fatuous. It's too late, I already have. What I won't do is get my knickers in a twist over what you write  regardless of whether I agree with it or not.

You are sounding as if you only want people who agree with you to post on Aweb. Surely not!

-- Kind regards Andy

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14th Oct 2010 16:50

Tiresome

Take this as an official warning please folks, strikes will be issued henceforth for those members who continue to go on about a perceived personal wrongdoing. It has no place in this thread, if you have an issue with a member, take it up privately, or come to me privately. Any more posts of this nature will be removed and strikes issued.

Thanks in advance of your cooperation.

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14th Oct 2010 17:33

@ Dave

I wonder if you have considered posting a link to take us to an extract of your book?

I admit to being more interested in reading of someone who really has been there-done that, than those that make unsubstantiated claims.

-- Kind regards Andy

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14th Oct 2010 22:10

How to Make Your first Few £££ Millions

Hi Andy - better than that I will send you a free copy.  All Iask is that the copyright is recognised and respected.  If you find it useful then please feel free to say so.  If you think it is poor feel free to say so.  So far every accountant who has read it has given me very positive feedback and most people get a lot out of it. 

 

-- Dave Smith

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15th Oct 2010 10:54

Generous offer..

Would you care to extend your generous offer to the OP?

Even better, if I like your book I will book a table at your restaurant too!

Dean

 

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15th Oct 2010 11:07

Small world
We have some offices at the back of 65 High St, Woburn Sands, sharing a communal rear garden with the Purple Goose restaurant, and Accountax sell our CIS software, but I did not realise David Smith was involved in both ventures until it came up here.

Must get out more !

David Forbes
Forbes Computer Systems.
Tax - Accounts - Payroll

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15th Oct 2010 11:50

Happy to pay!

Unlike some of the more cynical replies, I'm confident that something by Dave Smith will be well worth £30.

My cheque is already in the post!

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15th Oct 2010 12:34

Received!

I have received Dave's book and will read it over the weekend.

Am happy to provide feeback next week if people are interested. If it is not appropriate could Becky please advise

-- Kind regards Andy

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15th Oct 2010 13:24

Before I do.........

Hi Dean - I have no problem in sending you a free copy worth £29.95 on the basis that you do book a meal at the restaurant but before I do.....call me out of the loop...but I do not know what the "OP" is or means?!  Explain please! 

 

 

 Dave Smith

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15th Oct 2010 15:49

Very kind David, thank you.

OP means 'original poster'.

I obviously spend too much time online!

Dean

 

 

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15th Oct 2010 16:15

Reviews/feedback

I see no problem with members coming back into this thread and leaving feedback for Dave's book, given the journey that this thread has taken from Dean's request and suspicion through to confirmation from another member and then Dave finding his log in and offering out his book for free!

In many ways this is (for me) a perfect thread: it clearly demonstrates the power and usefulness of our community. To put it simply, I'm well chuffed with this thread, and as Dave has been kind enough to send copies out gratis then the least you can do is leave feedback and I will of course not interfere with it.

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