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A third option would be to order another book from Amazon.com, to arrive on Saturday, and then refuse the order that comes in the middle of the week. Or is it too late for that?

As an alternative to joining the "midnight crazies" on Friday night, you could buy in Saturday morning- or afternoon, or evening. You could even buy it on Sunday.

Or you could keep the order as it is, get a copy sooner if possible, and send the book "return to sender" if you haven't yet gotten your copy, or keep it if life got too crazy and you didn't get the book yet.

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Okay. Here's what we're gonna do. My friend here in town wasn't sure she was going to buy the book b/c she didn't want to endure the hassle of pre-ordering or waiting in line and all that. SO....she's happily agreed to buy the amazon copy, and I'm giving it to her for $15. Then I'm driving to our nearest Wal-Mart (oh hush...) and getting it that night, hoping Wally fart won't be a zoo.

I REFUSE to go to barnes and noble, because I don't want to get trampled.
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I am so bitter. It cost me 38 dollars.

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I am so bitter. It cost me 38 dollars.
: I was wondering why, then I saw your location.....

: Please don't hurt me.
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It's okay.

It used to even out, but now that our dollar is reaching parity with the American dollar, it is a rip off.

It's going to take a while for prices to even ouit.

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Then I'm driving to our nearest Wal-Mart (oh hush...) and getting it that night, hoping Wally fart won't be a zoo.

I REFUSE to go to barnes and noble, because I don't want to get trampled.
I've bought the last 3 books at WalMart : and the crowd wasn't bad at all. When GoF came out, we were the only people waiting on it when the manager rolled it out. But there was a minor skirmish when OotF came out- one girl was elbowed in the head.
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I've been wondering something, so I guess I should ask...
This question is for those of you who have unintentionally read the spoilers (back when you still thought they were real, or maybe you still do). I'm assuming after you read the spoilers you tried to come to grips with how the story ended as far as who died and who lived, etc... What if, after receiving and reading the book, you realize the spoilers were false? How would you feel? Happy that the story wasn't ruined or kinda upset because you came to terms with the person(s) who died, but the ending was shocking and not what you expected?
Just curious, and would love to hear your thoughts.
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ok,so that was clear,but that was 1 page not 7 hundred something.
I've seen much longer books scanned like that. Just yesterday I was perusing a bunch of vintage fiber arts books that had been scanned like that. Some of them were hundreds of pages. Unfortunately, I didn't save the link and now can't find it. But, they were all perfectly clear.
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Aside from feeling like I was "cheating"..I would actually be stealing by reading those pages scanned and online. I did not pay for that book and neither did that person who stole it and scanned it in the 1st place. I hope he gets busted, busted busted.
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I am so bitter. It cost me 38 dollars.
Where did you buy it? I bought mine at Chapters.ca last night and it only cost $20.

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I dunno, if you're paying for the book in two days (or three or four), I don't think I'd consider reading it online to be stealing. It's having a sneak peek, like sitting in the cafe at B&N reading as much as you can before actually buying.

I wouldn't do it myself, I want to hold the book in my hands while I read it. I can't stand reading things that long on the computer.

Now, if you don't plan to buy the book, it might be stealing... then again, so far I haven't owned a single HP book, I've read them all from the library. Some people borrow copies from friends to read. There's a pretty well established tradition of legally reading material that does not physically belong to you. Would this be any different? I'm not sure, pondering that.



That said, I think it would be wrong because it's playing into a game that is inherently unethical, and is stealing. Even if the person who scanned it rightfully owned the book (albeit came by it accidentally, given the timing), legally he could not scan it and post it. That is against copyright, and is technically stealing even if no one reads it. The person who distributed it is the criminal, not the person who reads it. I don't think it's right to give such criminals a market or spotlight, even if it's not legally or morally stealing to read it.
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Ok, I only got to page 3 before posting, but I have a q. How will you mamas that stay up all night reading and crying (oh you know your gonna cry, even if it is happy, we will cry) deal with life the next day. I mean the kids and cleaning and stuff? Every book I have stayed up all night reading and re-reading, but I dont think I can parent with no sleep! lol.

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there's a review in the nyt today! michiko *bought* the book in nyc yesterday. no spoilers in the review, thankfully. i read it with one eye half shut, just in case. she does mention a couple of things but nothing major.
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there's a review in the nyt today! michiko *bought* the book in nyc yesterday. no spoilers in the review, thankfully. i read it with one eye half shut, just in case. she does mention a couple of things but nothing major.
Hmmm...Mugglenet said the NYT review did have some major spoilers in it. : I can wait I can wait I can wait. I can wait right?
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really? i read it a second time. there's a reference to the hallows...but not much else that a reader wouldn't expect from the last book.

maybe folks shouldn't read anything with the word "potter" in the title...
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I've been wondering something, so I guess I should ask...
This question is for those of you who have unintentionally read the spoilers (back when you still thought they were real, or maybe you still do). I'm assuming after you read the spoilers you tried to come to grips with how the story ended as far as who died and who lived, etc... What if, after receiving and reading the book, you realize the spoilers were false? How would you feel? Happy that the story wasn't ruined or kinda upset because you came to terms with the person(s) who died, but the ending was shocking and not what you expected?
Just curious, and would love to hear your thoughts.
I actually almost hope they're false because then I get two great reads for the price of one.

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Hmmm...Mugglenet said the NYT review did have some major spoilers in it. : I can wait I can wait I can wait. I can wait right?
Maybe they confused it with the Boston Sun review? That one was Spoiler City.

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Ok, I only got to page 3 before posting, but I have a q. How will you mamas that stay up all night reading and crying (oh you know your gonna cry, even if it is happy, we will cry) deal with life the next day. I mean the kids and cleaning and stuff? Every book I have stayed up all night reading and re-reading, but I dont think I can parent with no sleep! lol.
One of my children, the very soon to be 13 year old, will be on a canoe trip with his dad.

My other son is 19.

No worries about parenting without sleep the next day. I will be sleeping!

Don't be too jealous, I am having to deal with my older son leaving for college in a few weeks, and my younger son starts marching band and will be home very little this coming marching season.

Hope you can find time to read your book!

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My Dh for the first time in 2 years will be solely responsible for the kids. Well, not solely responsible since Eleanor is still nursing, but he is in charge of occupying them so I can finish reading, etc. If I have already finished it, I am for whatever reason, usually not that tired- I think it might the adreneline rush of finishing it and trying to process of the plot in my mind. I know I flew through HBP and was ready to go the next day.
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Ok, I only got to page 3 before posting, but I have a q. How will you mamas that stay up all night reading and crying (oh you know your gonna cry, even if it is happy, we will cry) deal with life the next day. I mean the kids and cleaning and stuff? Every book I have stayed up all night reading and re-reading, but I dont think I can parent with no sleep! lol.
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Hmmm...Mugglenet said the NYT review did have some major spoilers in it. : I can wait I can wait I can wait. I can wait right?
Yes, I read it and I think it has one BIG spoiler in it, that relates to the title (explaining the "Deathy Hallows") So, if you don't want to know that info, stay far away from the NYT review.
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I am so bitter. It cost me 38 dollars.
I'm in Ontario and I pre-ordered mine for delivery on Saturday (from Chapters) and there was a 48% discount - mine is like $20 and change.

Where are you getting it? Maybe you can do the same thing? Hopefully? :

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I got mine from Indigo, which is the same company! Now I am bitter. My auntw orks there, so I am going to call her to see what's up.

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And another story
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070719/...tter_review_dc
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A Bloomsbury spokeswoman called the New York Times review "very sad," adding that there was only one day to wait until the official release in book stores around the world. Twelve million copies of the book have been printed for the U.S. market alone.

She likened the events in the United States to the Boston Tea Party, a 1773 protest by American colonists against Britain.

"But over here it is blockades as usual, with the embargo being enforced unflinchingly and without exception by all our customers," she said.
Erm... Ok, then. Didn't America ultimately win the Revolutionary War?

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I was just coming to to post about the Boston Tea Party thing- that is so funny and completely not even the the same situation at all.
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I just pre-ordered my copy on Amazon :

She has every right to get upset at people trying to spoil her book.
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And another story
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070719/...tter_review_dc


Erm... Ok, then. Didn't America ultimately win the Revolutionary War?
It really seems like the Bloomsbury spokesperson is implying that the Boston Tea party was unethical. :


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Ok, I'm a freakin' fast reader. When I have the time, I can readily go through a regular sized novel in a day, and an OOTP sized novel in a day and a half.

But I have to say, how on earth could a reviewer have bought this book on Wednesday, read it throughly and closely enough to actually *review* it, get the review written and to press in time for today's paper?

Either they're lying and they had it prior to Wednesday. Or they had the review half-written (they do say in that second article that they gave praise to the whole series) with the assumption that they would be reviewing it highly. Then they just filled in a few details from a quick skim of the book to make it look like an authentic review.
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