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The system determines the tag based on a # of factors, like posts and likes.

He's very close to the threshold.
Congratulations to @Walter Hay for receiving the "LEGENDARY CONTRIBUTOR" ribbon!

IMHO, it is long overdue. Water's posts are all solid pieces of advice. No fluff! (Often contain informative & entertaining stories too!)

He is also the most patient contributor. Most of the time he answers questions within hours. Truly admirable!
 
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Congratulations to @Walter Hay for receiving the "LEGENDARY CONTRIBUTOR" ribbon!

IMHO, it is long overdue. Walter's posts are all solid pieces of advice. No fluff! (Often contain informative & entertaining stories too!)

He is also the most patient contributor. Most of the most answers questions within hours. Truly admirable!
Thanks to all who have made such kind comments. I appreciate it.

I will be offline for a while due to major surgery starting in less than 24 hours, but I will have my laptop with me in hospital. Reading, and I hope, responding to posts in this forum, will be far more entertaining than watching endless TV.

Walter
 

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Thanks to all who have made such kind comments. I appreciate it.

I will be offline for a while due to major surgery starting in less than 24 hours, but I will have my laptop with me in hospital. Reading, and I hope, responding to posts in this forum, will be far more entertaining than watching endless TV.

Walter
Hope all goes well with the surgery. Thanks for all your help on the forum, it's very much appreciated!
 

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IMHO, it is long overdue. Water's posts are all solid pieces of advice. No fluff! (Often contain informative & entertaining stories too!)

He is also the most patient contributor. Most of the time he answers questions within hours. Truly admirable!
Agreed, however I don't add the tag manually. It is based upon a series of metrics, weighted toward likes. Nonetheless, looks like he just got it assigned! (I'm guessing 5000 likes threw him over the top.) Congrats @Walter Hay !
 

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Thanks to all who have made such kind comments. I appreciate it.

I will be offline for a while due to major surgery starting in less than 24 hours, but I will have my laptop with me in hospital. Reading, and I hope, responding to posts in this forum, will be far more entertaining than watching endless TV.

Walter
Best wishes for a speedy recovery!
 

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My 2017 eBook revision is currently being formatted by Jim Cockrum's PAC support team and should be released soon. I will post on my AMA when it is available for free download by all who have purchased a previous edition. If you don't get an automatic notification of the availability by then, please let me know.

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Walter - for the life of me I can’t find how to get the updated material. I purchased the 2.0 physical book this year. Appreciate your help!


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Thanks to all who have made such kind comments. I appreciate it.

I will be offline for a while due to major surgery starting in less than 24 hours, but I will have my laptop with me in hospital. Reading, and I hope, responding to posts in this forum, will be far more entertaining than watching endless TV.

Walter
We hope you're having a speedy recovery. Let us know how you are, when you get a minute! :)
 

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We hope you're having a speedy recovery. Let us know how you are, when you get a minute! :)
Thanks to all who have expressed their kind thoughts. I am home at last.

Surgery was successful, but I was unable to attend to the many posts and PMs that I would have wanted to, apart from a couple of PMs that were clearly urgent. The problem was that it was very painful surgery and the doctors kept me loaded to the eyeballs with painkillers, making it difficult for me to know which way was up.

I think the drugs have contributed to my considerable tiredness, so I will probably be a bit slow off the mark for a few days at least.

Readers shouldn't think that answering posts and PMs is a burden for me. I enjoy every minute of it, and hope to be back in the swing of it soon.

Walter
 

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Walter - for the life of me I can’t find how to get the updated material. I purchased the 2.0 physical book this year. Appreciate your help!


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Contact Jim Cockrum's support team on msteamwebmaster@gmail.com with details of your purchase, or at the very least the email address you used when you bought the book. They will send you a download link for the 2017 edition.

If any problems let me know.

Provided you have given them permission to contact you via that email address you will also receive notification when the 2018 edition is released.

I have done a huge amount of work on that already, including a substantial new section on Vietnam, and while I hate the gimmick of including "bonuses", it will also include an additional section that can only be described as a bonus. The bonus will provide something I have never done before, and that is a massive list of manufacturers that have been proven to be dependable.

Walter
 

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We're so glad to hear you're recovering, home, and doing well! Thanks for the update.

I have done a huge amount of work on that already, including a substantial new section on Vietnam, and while I hate the gimmick of including "bonuses", it will also include an additional section that can only be described as a bonus. The bonus will provide something I have never done before, and that is a massive list of manufacturers that have been proven to be dependable.
Wow, that is a huge benefit! I'm speechless!! :jawdrop:
 

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Contact Jim Cockrum's support team on msteamwebmaster@gmail.com with details of your purchase, or at the very least the email address you used when you bought the book. They will send you a download link for the 2017 edition.

If any problems let me know.

Provided you have given them permission to contact you via that email address you will also receive notification when the 2018 edition is released.

I have done a huge amount of work on that already, including a substantial new section on Vietnam, and while I hate the gimmick of including "bonuses", it will also include an additional section that can only be described as a bonus. The bonus will provide something I have never done before, and that is a massive list of manufacturers that have been proven to be dependable.

Walter
Thank-you Walter! Glad to see you back on the forum. Hope you are recovering nicely!
 

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Thank you @Walter Hay you & @Ecom man have taught me so much about e-commerce just from your threads, can't imagine the value I can get out of your book.

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Thanks for the rep transfer. It is nice to know that what I do is appreciated.

I feel bad that I have probably missed out on thanking everyone individually for their thanks, rep transfers, and expressions of appreciation, so for any that I haven't responded to personally, please take this as my thanks.

Although I am retired, time is not a limitless entity, and I sometimes find myself spending too much time responding to individual PMs and that results in less time for my more general attention to posts, transfers, questions etc. I am trying to filter such things to be as helpful as possible.

Walter
 

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Contact Jim Cockrum's support team on msteamwebmaster@gmail.com with details of your purchase, or at the very least the email address you used when you bought the book. They will send you a download link for the 2017 edition.

If any problems let me know.

Provided you have given them permission to contact you via that email address you will also receive notification when the 2018 edition is released.

I have done a huge amount of work on that already, including a substantial new section on Vietnam, and while I hate the gimmick of including "bonuses", it will also include an additional section that can only be described as a bonus. The bonus will provide something I have never done before, and that is a massive list of manufacturers that have been proven to be dependable.

Walter
F*cking insane value.
I'm trying to hold back from buying more books due to preference for learning on-the-biz and past cases of action faking. But well, I might change my mind...

Thank you so much! And get well soon! God bless you!
 

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This is such an amazing story, I never knew the background of Mr. Walter. at a couple of parts it made me sentimental where it was about his mother and the struggle for food.

Life without adventure is nothing but a boring life. I really like how you kept moving from one business to another.

Thank you @Walter Hay for all the help and advices you give out in here.
 

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So glad to have the opportunity to read the "rest of the story." Thank you Walter! God bless! :)
 

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Walter Hay's style reminds me of the older generation of men of hard work. You know, the type who grinds > 18 hours a day in gruelling conditions for years with no complains and who value honesty and morals.
 

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I decided to become a manufacturers’ troubleshooter. Now with my background in selling products that at least partially solved some of those production problems, I set out to offer free problem solving in industries that I knew well.

Coincidentally, my solution to the problems almost invariably required them to buy my product. There were many occasions when I had to formulate a new product or more often, modify an existing one.

Start Up Capital.

Having been very poorly paid I had accumulated only $47, so if I didn’t make a sale within a week, or two at the most, my children might go hungry.

I made that sale, and I so impressed the factory manager that he made sure I was paid within 7 days. It was a big sale, and that company became one of my best customers.
What an absolutely incredible, inspiring story, and well worth a bump. Rep++++!!

@Walter Hay , I find my curiosity piqued with the seeming gap between the end of "modify an existing one" and the moment when you had $47 and made "that" sale (in the portion quoted above). Is there more to the story?

To everyone reading this thread for the first time, the story parts are in Post #1 and Post #28.

@Walter Hay , it takes my breath away to think of what you went through and how you survived it all. Deepest, most profound thanks to you for sharing. Any other installments you'd like to share?
 

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I saved that $47 out of the paltry wages my employer paid me while for 3 years I doubled sales on a compounding basis. Household overheads were paid through the system of putting coins in a number of jars under the kitchen sink, so that we could be sure to meet those essential bills.

My employer had repeatedly promised a raise, but it didn't eventuate until I chose and appointed an extra salesman to help me handle the ever-increasing number of customers. When I presented my first choice after interviewing 32 applicants, the MD agreed that he was by far the best.

Negotiations began and the novice candidate was offered exactly the amount I had been receiving for over 3 years. I said nothing, and after a few hours I was called into the office and told they would now pay me an extra $20 a weeks because of my new responsibilities.

I just smiled and thanked him, but I already knew what I wanted to do. The straw that broke this camel's back was the appointment of two more men.

The first one was to be a sales representative for an interstate office that I had set up. He was paid 50% more than I, because he had impressive letters after his name. His sales were close to zero, so he was promoted to product development where his chemical qualifications would supposedly benefit the company.

About the same time, in order to obtain much needed money for the expansion I was causing with so many sales, they appointed a director with plenty of cash. He was a soap salesman (Sales director of Colgate Palmolive), and wanted to teach me to sell. That was IT!!! I resigned.

Then, after being in the wilderness for a year, unable to get a worthwhile selling job because I had no letters after my name, I started my own business because I knew how to greatly improve some of the chemicals I had been selling succesfully.

The cupboards were nearly bare, and so was the bank account, but by a stroke of luck, without a credit rating, I was able to negotiate a monthly account with a huge chemical raw materials company, because the sales manager was a neighbor.

Using a large sample from that company, I sold a 44 gallon drum (bearing my label) by demonstrating as already described to a manufacturer. My gamble paid off. I thought that product would fix a serious problem that I knew existed - and it worked!

The profit fed the family, paid some bills, and enabled me to pay the supplier. I immediately set out to blitz the industry with that product, and made numerous sales by demonstrating it. In the process I discovered other problems for which there seemed no solution, so I started experimenting and came up with formulas that worked.

An exporting empire was born.

Walter
 
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