A few years ago we bought a breadmaker. We only used it a few times, so as part of our current decluttering binge we’re selling it on TradeMe (auction closes 26 August 2008).
When I did some research before listing it I found numerous people trying to get hold of the manual. It seems some had been given the machine or bought it second-hand without a manual. In my searching I was unable to locate a manufacturer’s website or a manual available online.
In the spirit of a public service I’ve taken the liberty of scanning in the manual and putting it on my S3 site for free download, in two forms:
Note: I did the scans over 3 sessions, so the page numbering for the PDF is a bit screwy.
I guess this could be a breach of copyright, but I can’t find any notice or address on the booklet itself, nor can I find the manufacturer’s site.
It seems to me that anyone who bought the breadmaker should have received the manual free with it, and the manual’s not much use to anyone who doesn’t have the machine. I don’t feel I’m ripping off anyone’s intellectual property by making available a copy of the operating instructions.
Anyone who googles for the manual should at least now be able to find it.