Harry Potter pre-sale; best deal?

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  1. jeankeri

    jeankeri <font color=darkorchid>I threw cartons of milk at

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    What is the best deal going for the Harry Potter presale? Last time I ordered through Overstock, but I also had a credit at the time that added to my 'deal'. What has everyone seen for prices so far?
     
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  3. Gillennj

    Gillennj The spirit is willing, but the wallet is weak

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    I think BN has a deal where if you pre-order now, you will only be charged the lowest price that comes up btw now and July. I don't know if it's their best price, or the lowest price anywhere.

    As for myself, I don't trust having it shipped. I need to pick it up myself that day :)
     
  4. bicker

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    I found the best deal for book #6 was picking it up myself on the day the book is released, at the Stop & Shop supermarket.
     
  5. crjack

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    I can't wait until the last book comes out!! I have a Barnes & Noble membership card and I love it......great discounts throughout the year. They typically have very competitive prices as well.

    I also can't wait for shipping.....I'll be stopping by the store the day it comes out as well.
     
  6. Lisa_M

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    I just pre-ordered it through a Barnes & Noble store for my little sister. I think it will be 18-20 dollars when it comes out.

    According to Amazon's site, if you order from them, they will guarantee it arrives on the 21st by 7pm (your local time zone) or it's free, but you have to get standard shipping ($3).
     
  7. ah1126

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    I pre ordered from Wal-mart for $17.97 with $0.97 shipping. It is suppost to be delivered on the day it is released! Can't wait!
     
  8. Nynaeve

    Nynaeve <font color=royalblue>I've always thought peep poo

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    Last year my hubby pre-oredered it for me for my birthday through Borders for 18.00 or so. He even gave me a HP themed GC from Borders to buy it with, I saved the GC too. And, I went the day it was released to pick it up, no waiting for shipping. :goodvibes

    We'll probably do the same thing this year too. :)
     
  9. feedindy

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    I ordered it through Amazon. They have a deal where they give you the lowest price between when you order and when it is released. If it drops below 40% off, I'll still get that price. Also, I preordered another book that comes out a month prior at the same time. Even though they will ship seperately, that qualified me for free shipping so I'm happy.
     
  10. englishteacha

    englishteacha <font color=magenta>I've just gotten crazier over

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    Last time, I sauntered into Walmart and bought it there the day after it was released. It was the cheapest price anywhere in our area. They offered a preorder in the stores to guarantee you'd get one, but they had hundreds left the next day! They gave an incentive to preorder, I think a free 8x10 at the photo studio or something.
     
  11. ang

    ang "My life, my love, my children"

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    One time I pre order it for pick up..toyrus..the last time I went to walmart when it first open! I had to have it right then to start reading:lmao: . I also, can't wait for my mail to be delivered! I read 3/4 of book by then.:lmao:
     
  12. Adi12982

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    WOW - that was incredibly helpful and had to do with what the OP was asking. . . .
     
  13. LadyBears

    LadyBears I do believe in Tag Fairies, I DO, I DO!!<br><font

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    For me, the best deal is Stop & Shop. Is it a little more expensive? Yes, but only by a dollar or so.

    BUT:

    1) I don't have to wait for the mail man to deliver it. My mail doesn't get here until LATE afternoon (usually after 5pm!)

    2)If I go to a brick & morter store to get it cheaper (such as Walmart), I have to either wait until morning when the store opens to get it, or drive 20 minutes to the closest store that would be open at midnight & either way, it would cost more than $2.00 in gas money to get there so in the end I would be "paying" more.

    3)When I go to Stop & Shop, since it is open 24 hours - I am home by 12:15 & already reading the new book!!
     
  14. hddanis

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    Today I reserved my 4 copies (no that's not a typo). 3 books and 1 audio CD at Barnes and Noble..We don't share and not one of us is patient enough to wait for the others to finish it!!!! We do (and will) go to the midnight release party and have a blast. Once we get our books we head to the van and throw one of the CDs in and have the first chapter listened to by the time we get home. I will put the audio version on DH's MP3 player so he can listen to it on his commute. Then it will go on both DD's (and my) MP3 players so we can all listen to it all over again...yes we are obsessed with Harry in this house.

    BTW, If anyone HASN'T listened to Jim Dale's audio version I HIGHLY recommend it. (Especially the 6th book..he had me in tears with his reading when Harry and Dumbledore retreived that horcrux)


    As for the cheapest price to have it delivered..I think both Costco and Walmart are around $17 or so...My UPS guy comes too late in the day for us
     
  15. jmlaw

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    Target usually is pretty competitive on price when it comes out. If you go in now and buy a $10 card for the book, you are guaranteed a copy when it comes out and you get the $10 you spend now put toward the purchase of the book.
     
  16. ang

    ang "My life, my love, my children"

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  17. bethie

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    How kind.:confused3
     
  18. bicker

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    Wow. I didn't expect to see a second vote for Stop & Shop. Go team!!! :cheer2:
     
  19. Lisa_M

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    What's a stop & shop? One of those drive through convenience stores? I haven't seen any around here....
     
  20. bicker

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    Stop & Shop is one of the big supermarket chains here. Like A&P, Albertson's, Goodings, Grand Union, Shop Rite, etc.
     
  21. annakris1973

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    I am also one of those crazy people who likes to go to the B&N release party, although with book 6 I found it easier and cheaper to walk in to Walmart the next morning and pick one up...but definately not as entertaining.
     

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