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Old 07-31-08, 09:41 AM
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J.K. Rowlings: The Tales of Beedle the Bard available for pre-order 12/4/2008

The collector edition appears to Amazon exclusive is 100 dollars http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0956010903

Standard edition is 7.79 right now
http://www.amazon.com/Tales-Beedle-B.../dp/B001DB0HG2

Collector's Edition Product Features:
All five fairy tales from the original The Tales of Beedle the Bard
Outer case disguised as a wizarding textbook from the Hogwarts library
Exclusive reproduction of J.K. Rowling's handwritten introduction
10 new illustrations by J.K. Rowling not included in the Standard Edition or the original handcrafted edition
Velvet bag embroidered with J.K. Rowling's signature
Metal skull, corners, and clasp
Replica gemstones
Emerald ribbon

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Old 07-31-08, 11:29 AM
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Wow, that collector's edition is beautiful. Preordered!
Old 07-31-08, 12:30 PM
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I pre-ordered it too. Looks like it might be limited to 100,000 copies worldwide. I can imagine that selling out really quick.

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?p...aAo&refer=muse
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That's a gorgeous book, but I don't think there's anyway I can justify $92+ extra on it over the regular hardback. If it were more in the $50-$60 range, definitely.
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Beautiful. Pre-ordered the collector's edition.
Old 07-31-08, 02:28 PM
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I would get the UK/CA standard edition to go with my UK/CA hardcovers of the series:

http://www.amazon.ca/dp/0747599874/
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Originally Posted by pinata242
That's a gorgeous book, but I don't think there's anyway I can justify $92+ extra on it over the regular hardback. If it were more in the $50-$60 range, definitely.

Same here. I would love to have it, but I just cannot bring myself to pay the $100 for it. It'll be the regular edition for me.
Old 08-01-08, 04:58 PM
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Originally Posted by pridesticks06
Same here. I would love to have it, but I just cannot bring myself to pay the $100 for it. It'll be the regular edition for me.
my thoughts exactly. regular edition for me.
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Originally Posted by kms_md
my thoughts exactly. regular edition for me.
I might order both versions. The regular edition to read and keep the collectors edition sealed.
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Damnit this reissue is going to kill the eBay value of the copy I paid $3,980,000 for at Sotheby's last year
Old 08-14-08, 09:45 AM
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Hmm ... I wonder if the collector's will actually sell out. I know it is not the same thing at all, but Amazon has always had a hefty price drop on the other HP collector's editions a few months to a year after release when they are just clogging up inventory.
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Hmm ... I wonder if the collector's will actually sell out. I know it is not the same thing at all, but Amazon has always had a hefty price drop on the other HP collector's editions a few months to a year after release when they are just clogging up inventory.
This is what I'm hoping for, honestly. I'd love to have the collector's edition but the $100 tag is a lot. Only thing that concerns me is that since it is exclusive to them (unlike the deluxe editions of the book) they may do a limited production run based off their pre-sale results.
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I'm tempted to get the collector edition too, but man, $100 plus tax? Oyi, i rather use the extra money for something else. Regular edition for me and will add the collector's edition in my wish list.
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my copy shipped out yesterday
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I was selected and was able to purchase the CE yesterday for $70. I got the order in almost immediately, and I am really hoping I was one of the first 35 so I can get a copy that is signed by Rowling!
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I was selected and was able to purchase the CE yesterday for $70. I got the order in almost immediately, and I am really hoping I was one of the first 35 so I can get a copy that is signed by Rowling!
That would be awesome! Good luck!
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UK Limited sold out. I think I'll pick up a UK hardcover to go with my HP hardbacks.
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My Canadian copy arrived last week. I was surprised it's such a small book (not length-wise, but just size-wise it's small). And no dust jacket.
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Originally Posted by jmj713 View Post
My Canadian copy arrived last week. I was surprised it's such a small book (not length-wise, but just size-wise it's small). And no dust jacket.
CE or regular?

I got my CE yesterday - pretty damn cool little book.

Came packed in a very large book looking case, with the name embossed on the front and spine. Then inside the actual book was nestled in a purple velvet bag with Rowling's signature threaded on it. And the book itself was very cool - the metal clasps/skulls/gems all look great. I didn't dork around with it too much though - as I wanted to make sure it wouldn't get damaged.
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I got the regular edition, L&O.
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I got my deluxe edition today and it was SIGNED! I love amazon
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^---- big deal... but yeah, congrats

it doesn't even worth $7 i got it from Overstock (shipped to me a day early, i was really surprised). I don't even like the Rowling's children foundation. I consider my purchase went for the good cause than getting some pleasure from reading the "book." Anyway, i hope the children get to see my money. I'm so glad i didn't buy the collector's edition, even at $50 it's still overpriced (didn't vote for it).

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