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Puffy Treat
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With notes and commentary by Albus Dumbledore

Hee-hee-hee.

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The price of the collector's edition is ridiculous...but I want it. And just in time for Christmas!
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I'm pretty excited about this.
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I agree on the price, that IS ridiculous, regardless of the fact that it's for charity.

Even so, how many pages is it?

THe collector's edition looks beautiful, and I love Harry Potter. Honestly the part I thought was the most interesting was the bit about wand lore, but there's no way that I can justify spending that much money on this.

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I'm just going to get the standard edition. [Wink]
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I thought both editions get Dumbledore's notes, which includes information on wandlore. Or is it just the Collector's edition that gets the wands?
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100 bucks?
That's not much, and it would help Romanian orphans.

Maybe I'll buy it.

And also that wine I've never tasted. I better get a job and NOW.

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Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh 100 dollars! ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I was hopin' to spend that money on Ms. C, too bad.
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I thought it would be 1000000
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Maybe I'm missing something, but I don't see it saying there will be two editions, just one with a max of 100,000 copies, for $100 a pop.
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The standard edition is $7.59 on Amazon.com
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Thanks, I'm really slow today.
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If I reserve it now on Amazon, do they charge me now or do they wait till it ships? I've never done a preorder with them and I don't want to bork up the checkbook.
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I believe if you ordered things on Amazon before, they'll contact your previous provider/method of payment within the week the order was made and charge you once the information clears.
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My experience with Amazon has been that they never charge you for anything until it actually ships.
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That's right, this would be a pre-order. [Blushing]
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Oh, I would love the collector's edition of this. But there are so many things I could buy with $100 that we actually need.
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Didn't she say that she'd never publish this? Didn't I read something about her only having a few copies to give to her very closest and most influential friends? Or was I dreaming?
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They all gave her permission. But, yeah, you remember correctly.
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Huh. I wonder if this was always part of the plan. I guess there wouldn't have been any reason to publicize a private and special gift to 6 of your family/friends other than making the public at large wish that they had one too.

I'm glad she's not making money off of this, otherwise I'd be highly irked by the process.

Didn't she auction one of the hand-written/illustrated editions off for somewhere around $60,000? (For charity, of course.) I wonder if that would have gone for such a high price if the buyer had known that the book would soon be mass-produced. Again: Huh.

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Editions handwritten by a mega-popular author tend to go for dear prices even if there's a mass-produced counterpart.
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Why on earth would that be so? Not that I'm disagreeing, but in my experience, type is much easier to read!
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The buyer was Amazon.com, Narnia, so they're quite happy about how it turned out. [Wink]
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Because it's utterly unique and hand written?

Autographs come to mind.

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