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UK Amazon Contest for Ten Signed Copies of "Beedle the Bard" Collector's Edition

Posted by: sue
November 23, 2008, 08:38 AM

Another contest has now opened to win a signed Collector's Edition copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling, this one from Amazon Great Britain. Residents of the UK who pre-order, or already have pre-ordered, the special Collector's Edition of the new book by the Harry Potter author, will be entered in a "prize draw" for one of ten copies of the book. To enter you must pre-order the Collector's Edition by December 2, with the winners chosen via  random selection.  Good Luck!

Thanks Roonwit!

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Ah, too bad it’s not open to US residents; just ordered mine.

Posted by Liza on November 23, 2008, 09:10 AM report to moderator

With all the contests Amazon is throwing up, perhaps one will be open to US residents next. Hope so!

Posted by Deb on November 23, 2008, 09:25 AM report to moderator
Crwon Victoria

It feels like Canada is the forgotten country. I swear we are invisible or something. There hasnt been a contest open to us in years.
Jeez. oh well, other countries dont get anything either so ill stop complaining

Posted by Crwon Victoria on November 23, 2008, 09:34 AM report to moderator

Oooh, I’m entered since I pre-ordered at I’m Dutch so the Netherlands isn’t left out. I’m sorry Canada.
We don’t have an so I had to order via the UK.

Posted by Petra on November 23, 2008, 10:01 AM report to moderator

Crwon Victoria, I totally agree with you.

Um, yeah we do exist up here.
Again, if it wasn’t for the expensive shipping I would cancel my copy from and order it from the UK.

Posted by Sylvie on November 23, 2008, 10:03 AM report to moderator

As long as it is open to people who pre-ordered many months ago like me, that’s great. A £50 free gift not to be sniffed at.

Posted by anne on November 23, 2008, 10:34 AM report to moderator

wonder if UK includes ireland or not for this?

Posted by Celtise on November 23, 2008, 10:41 AM report to moderator

Petra and Sylvie: The competition is for UK residents only (excluding Northern Ireland) so pre-orders from outside the UK presumably won’t be entered for the competition (the odds of winning probably aren’t that great in any case, perhaps 1 in 3,000).

Posted by roonwit on November 23, 2008, 10:46 AM report to moderator

Oh… if Canada is the invisible country, how about Brazil?? Oh… I really want a signed copy by Jo Rowling… sniff… :(

Posted by Praty on November 23, 2008, 10:47 AM report to moderator
Professor Potter

Hmm I ordered mine as soon as it became available for pre-order months ago. I wish they could let us have the same opportunity to enter the prize draw seeing as we were first to order as fans. I cant really afford to buy another one and I dont want to risk cancelling then re-ordering as this is a limited edition.

Oh and dont worry US friends, I’m sure there will be a similar comp in US!

Posted by Professor Potter on November 23, 2008, 10:52 AM report to moderator
Professor Potter

Silly me, just found out that I am automaically entered into the draw as well as everyone who already ordered! Its a superb prize draw. Kudos to Amazon for getting Jo’s signature. I reckon its an incentive to sell these CEs quickly.

Posted by Professor Potter on November 23, 2008, 11:01 AM report to moderator
Professor Potter

@Roonwit, those odds are not actually too bad as far as comps go. It all depends on what percentage of the 100,000 UK Amazon has got. Sounds like you are making an assumption that UK has 30%, so yeah, 1 in 3000 chance of winning. You know, I think that’s a really good assumption.

Posted by Professor Potter on November 23, 2008, 11:06 AM report to moderator

PP: I was guessing based on the number of signed books the various Amazons have (US have 35 in the customer vote promotion, UK have 10, and DE have 10). It would make sense these were allocated based on relative sales (though on the other hand I would have thought UK would sell more of these books than Germany). Looking again at the figures though would imply a lower UK share, maybe 20,000.

Posted by roonwit on November 23, 2008, 11:21 AM report to moderator

Woo! I’m entered – it’s weird to think that you might win something held and signed by JK Rowling…

I’m sure that Canada and Brazil will have someting linked to JK Rwoling soon. Have faith and all your fingers and toes crossed!!!

Now must email all my friends to tell them about the comp! And to order them to get Melissa’s book! (just finished it! Belongs to the House of Awesome!)

Posted by Andy on November 23, 2008, 11:51 AM report to moderator
Eva Hedwig

Well Praty, I am in Mexico and there’s nothing either.

But I have entered the German, direction is on this Leaky site too, you just need to answer who inherited Beedle in DH and put your e-mail, ahhh yes you have to be over 18. It’s not written anywhere that it is for germans only.

And in the comentary part, someone translated all german words into english.

So well there’s always a chance. Good Luck to everybody.

Posted by Eva Hedwig on November 23, 2008, 12:12 PM report to moderator
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