Tuesday, July 24, 2007

How much did you pay for Harry?

I am $US22.75 poorer for buying Harry (That $A25.70 for my antipodean readers).

I'm wondering if I was ripped off, or am I good?

How much did you pay?

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12 comments:

cafedave said...

i pre-ordered it at angus&robertson for $A29.95 (the RRP here is $49.95, but only Glebebooks is charging full price, because they don't really want to sell it).

You did well, compared to all of Australia, at least.

Julia said...

totally not ripped off...

Justin said...

Julia -- but how ripped off?

Ian said...

$18.99 USD. B&N member pre-order.
You may have been ripped off? I don't know about that, though. Books are too expensive nowadays.

SeaPea said...

totally ripped off - all you had to do was plan ahead like me (9 months - hmm that's like planning for a baby ain't it?) and get it for FREE from the library!!!!

Justin said...

Julia -- I misread you!

"Totally not ripped off"

I ought to read carefully!

Benjamin Ady said...

Of course you were ripped off. All you had to do was wait three stinking extra days. Order it used (but in like new condition) from amazon now for under $20 including shipping to your door. Or from half.com for under $19 including shipping to your door.

But the best thing to do, if you were planning to buy it, was to get it from amazon for $17.99 *before* it came out (at least 4 days prior), and order one other book you wanted at the same time, so you qualify for free super saver shipping, and it would have arrived on Saturday guaranteed or your money back.
I'm borrowing it for free from a friend =)

Justin said...

Good Call, Benjamin...

Not unhappy though. Its nice to have a fresh copy...

Martin said...

Golly, the exchange rate really sucks for America these days. My USD went much further when I was down under two years ago.

Justin said...

Martin,

When Laurel and I got married, the Australian Dollar was worth half your dollar, and now its near the same.

Of course, our dollar is a bouy floating on the ocean of the American Currency. We simply reflect the strength or weakness of your dollar.

Anyones, this is not good news for me: I'm taking my USD to Australia in a couple of months!

chelsea said...

well i personally havent purchased any harry potter books, but i will just say that the previous one is currently selling for $5 at my work :)
im guessing there are a few people who could get a little frustrated by that...but i spose the question always is whether to wait...

Ryan Patch said...

I got a russian hacker to download it for me free off the internet. a little morally grey, yes, but i figure i have an excuse because I won't be in an english speaking country until late august.