The link goes to an article about how booksellers are going to lose money over the next Harry Potter book. Many large chains and online sellers have deeeep discounts, 40-50%, so smaller sellers will have a tough time because they can't discount that much, and larger sellers are making no money on the book.
hmmm. I don't know. Normally I support my local indie bookseller whenever possible, but being a person of limited means these days, I went for Amazon.com, which was offering a 49% discount, no tax to pay, and free shipping... IF... IF... you spend $25. OK, Deathly Hallows costs $17.99... and I need to spend roughly $7 more to get free shipping. I bought a case of soap for $10. I'm happy, and I'm wondering if Amazon.com is not also happy.
FYI, Amazon.com carries every kind of soap I've ever seen, outside of the homemade stuff at the Farmer's Market. They also seem to carry every other imaginable product.
Something tells me that some of these other stores will feel a ripple effect of people coming in to buy the new Harry even without direct profit. Need a Hogwarts bookmark with that?
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