This internet product offers "12,000 shed and woodworking plans." I had an uncomfortable feeling about the product and conducted some research using various word combinations on Google of the product and kept coming back to the same sites. I found several websites in which the return search implied there may have been issues with the product.
But when I click on a pretty healty sampling of the returned sites, they all went back to the website myshedplansdotcom. For those that did not, the sites looked, in hindsight to be part of the overall internet marketing campaign for this product, with positieve product reviews and personal attestations. All the wording on these sites was very similar in nature.
The site offered free downloads for two different shed plans which I did download and review. Both plans where comprehensive and very detailed running to approxiametly 20 pages each, to include a detailed materials lists. Based on these plans I decided to ignore my uneasiness and purchase the product.
The product is offered both as an online download service ($49) and with CD (+$19). As I like to have a back up cd I ordered both. I was expecting to recieve access to the online downlaod portion imeaditely, unfortunelty this was not the case.
Two days after I ordered (and after my Visa card had already been charged) I recieved access to the web site to download the plans. All the plans provided were absolute garbage. Every plan I looked at was one page with no additional documentation. Many of the "plans" only included an elevation or an isometric view.
In addition, each of these plans looks to be culled from variious websites from around the internet, primarly university and college websites. Across the top of each plan was "Collection compiled and distributed by MyShedPlans.com Unauthorized copying and reselling is prohibited and protected."
There were several help documents included on download. These were pretty good for the most part. Unfortunely they looked like they had been ripped from reputable websites and are probably used without permission.
This product is an absolute ripoff.