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# GMAT Secrets - Not Recommended

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19 Jun 2004, 22:46
edit by praet: i guess we can say that most of us can avoid gmatsecrets. i am making this a sticky.

Hi everyone,

I am not sure if this is the correct form to post this, but can any of you give some feedback on how GMAT-Secrets.com is?

There is a huge list of claims made by the President (Tom) on his site - highly emotional and heavy stuff!!!

I am sort of drawn into buying this product, but before I could click submit - I thought about my pals in GMAT Club.

Regards
Vithal
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20 Jun 2004, 00:18
I am moving this to gmat forum.

its not worth buying. i have not used the product, but there has been a discussion before in gmatclub. if you do a search, you might come across it.

thanks
praet
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29 Jul 2004, 19:08
It is not worth it. I checked it out and it was mediocre at best
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29 Jul 2004, 20:30
Vithal wrote:
Hi everyone,

I am not sure if this is the correct form to post this, but can any of you give some feedback on how GMAT-Secrets.com is?

There is a huge list of claims made by the President (Tom) on his site - highly emotional and heavy stuff!!!

I am sort of drawn into buying this product, but before I could click submit - I thought about my pals in GMAT Club.

Regards
Vithal

I bought it and it doesn't have any secrets that you can't find anywhere else. More than half of it is not about teaching you GMAT strategies, it is about getting into a business school.
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15 Oct 2004, 17:47
It is not worthy to buy. Don't buy it. There is no secert about GMAT. The only thing you can do is practice, practice, and practice. There is no shortcut. I bought it and I found that it was a trick. There is nothing really teach you anything about GMAT. So, don't buy it and don't waste your money. Keep your money on something that really can help you. I wish I were here before I decided to buy it. Don't make the mistake as I did. Good luck!
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09 Feb 2005, 22:01
It is absolutely worthless. Did you see the verbal section on sentence correction. It talked about punctuation for like 4 pages out of 6. It is a complete waste of money.
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15 Feb 2005, 15:18
I also got this from the library and haven't found it very helpful. The stuff from KAPLAN and Princeton have been my best resources from the library. I wouldn't actually buy them though - try to get them from the library.
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03 Mar 2005, 00:12
yes I do agree. Don't need to buy this product. I am planning to take the Gmaxonline course, Hope this is a useful course as the admins of this forum have recommended. I will go to this forum more often.
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18 Apr 2005, 20:09
waste of money and time
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23 Jul 2005, 13:54
I bought it and agree that it was an absolute waste.

Its more focused on "how to take the test" and then "get into school" versus teaching you the main principles of the verbal and math... while its important to know how to take the test (e.g. time strategies), overall, the 135 page document is a waste of time.

Luckily, they do refund your money.
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27 Jul 2005, 22:36
I have it in PDF but wouldn't dare to post it anywhere on this site unless someone really wants it. I wouldn't say its a waste of time, but really not that great.
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27 Jul 2005, 22:53
greenclover wrote:
I have it in PDF but wouldn't dare to post it anywhere on this site unless someone really wants it. I wouldn't say its a waste of time, but really not that great.

I would suggest not to post it here due to copyright issues. Thank you.
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Paul

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01 Aug 2005, 08:03
I have this book. It is not worth even a single penny. Absolutely sick. This book is for people who don't want to study and rely and on their luck / trick for a score.
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06 Sep 2005, 13:58
This is why GMAT Club is the best... people helping out other people, especially preventing people from being scammed. If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. Thanks ppl
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27 Sep 2005, 21:35
It would be bad enough to say GMAT secrets is not worth the 35 odd dollars it costs. It wouldn't be worth 5 dollars! It is marketed as something fresh and original, with great insights, when it is really common sense tripe that occupies page after page.

To give you an idea, I got much better mileage out of the brief tips at Admissions Consultants, and those were free.

Cheers.
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03 Oct 2005, 22:26
GMAT secrets is a complete scam. He just tries to motivate people into how to take a standardized test (TOEIC, TOEFL, GMAT, GRE, etc.).
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29 May 2006, 19:25
I bought it and asked for a refund the next day (which they did). A waste of time and money but they do honor the 100% satisfaction guarantee.
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13 Jun 2006, 09:20
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22 Oct 2006, 18:26
yea that sucks hardcore
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08 Apr 2007, 10:40
if you want tricks
try the Princeton Review
08 Apr 2007, 10:40
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