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Amazon Contest For Possible Chance to Buy Half-Price Collector's Editon of "Beedle the Bard"

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Posted by: sue
November 22, 2008, 10:40 AM

Amazon.com has launched a new contest for consumers to vote for special items they would like to purchase at a highly discounted price this holiday shopping season. According to this press release, among the items possibly being included in this special sale will be 1,000 copies of the Collector's edition of The Tales of Beedle the Bard. In addition, the first 35 customers to place an order will win a copy autographed by J.K. Rowling herself.

Please note that to win a chance to buy the book at half-off the $100 USD price, there is a slightly complicated process that is as follows:

  1. Go to this link and vote on a series of six groups, picking the one item you might like to buy at a hugely discounted price. The last grouping contains the Beedle the Bard book, which is currently losing badly to a great deal on the Kitchenaid Professional Stand Mixer. Vote wisely ;)
  2. On the morning of Thursday, Nov. 27, Thanksgiving day, check your email to see if you have been selected to participate in the "Race to Buy" event, aka the winning products at the discounted price.
  3. Come back on another specified date contained in your email to then race to buy the item (login early before it goes on sale, as they expect demand to be high and items to go early, so the idea is to 'race' against other customers), possibly then purchasing a discounted Collector's Edition of The Tales of Beedle the Bard. Note: According to the FAQ, if the book ends up as a runner-up, it will be made available for $70 (USD) Amazon stresses that while they are pleased to offer this possible sale, all donations to the Children’s High Level Group charity will be calculated from the full list price of the book ($100).
Good Luck! As a reminder, The Tales of Beedle the Bard by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling will be released on December 4, with proceeds to benefit the Children's High Level Group charity.

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36 Comments

Snape's Mistress

Please people! Go and vote for Beedle! Even if you don’t plan to buy it or already have ordered it… Help your fellow Potter fans!

Posted by Snape's Mistress on November 25, 2008, 08:46 AM report to moderator
SRP

Beedle the Bard is tied with the Sopranos DVD set with 13% of the vote. But the mixer is still ahead with 74%. Beedle is in Round 6 and voting for that category ends at noon PT December 2nd. The invitations to “race to buy” will be mailed to selected people on December 3rd including what time the sale starts, and buying for this round is on December 4th. After we shop on-line on the 4th, then we race to our bookstores to pick up Beedle the Bard and wait for our Amazon purchases. Keep voting to at least get Beedle the Bard as the runner-up. A fun few days coming up!

Posted by SRP on November 25, 2008, 03:36 PM report to moderator
ProfKnight

Hey guys…. We are so close to becoming runner-up on Amazon Customer Vote contest. Keep up the good work and keep on voting for the Bard.

Posted by ProfKnight on November 25, 2008, 05:05 PM report to moderator
roonwit

SRP: If you are selected you can buy any or all of the three items in that round regardless of what you voted for. The vote just determines which product gets the best discount (and the time that item becomes available to purchase) – it doesn’t matter which item is 2nd or 3rd because they both get the slightly higher possible price for that item (though are still discounted).

Posted by roonwit on November 25, 2008, 06:18 PM report to moderator
SRP

Thanks, roonwit! Now if only I had a fast internet connection….that would speed up the process on the Big Day if I’m one of the selected. I bet Amazon’s servers will be groaning on the Sale Days. As tempting as Beedle the Bard is, the savings to be had on the mixer will be hard to resist.

Posted by SRP on November 25, 2008, 06:59 PM report to moderator
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YOU’RE WELCOME ANN-MARIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted by Myaaaaaaaaaa on November 27, 2008, 11:10 AM report to moderator
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