What! No Harry Potter being sold at the big 4?

MPH, Popular, Harris(?) and Times are not selling Harry Potter and the Deadly Hollows.

They say, it’s a protest against some hypermarkets(which are?) being able to sell the book at RM70. They want to show that by not putting a book priced at RM109.90 for sale(Wah! that’s more expensive than what’s being sold in Singapore leh….I’ve booked mine for $43 only), they are seen as not profiteering from customers.

I say, Catch-22.

Classic case of “damned if you do, damned if you don’t.”

The book is priced at USD 34.99, but as of today you can get it from the online store at a 50% discount, at USD 17.00!


5 Responses to “What! No Harry Potter being sold at the big 4?”

  1. July 20, 2007 at 7:32 pm

    But my friend has pre-ordered the book at MPH. How can they not sell it??

  2. July 20, 2007 at 8:55 pm

    I’m so pissed off. I actually called Popular bookstore in JB to find out what time they intended to open shop tomorrow so I can get the book immediately. That was before I learned that they won’t be selling it because, apparently, hypermarts are getting huge discounts from distributors. I was like.. wtf?!

  3. 3 kew
    July 20, 2007 at 10:23 pm

    the book shops will honor the pre-orders…

    If the bookstores dont sell, go to hypermart and get them, better still go over to Borders to get them, at RM5x.xx and free starbucks b’fast…

    I pre-ordered mine from popular also… with popular card, price almost to the hypermart price.. so no complains.. just that, borders were cheaper..

  4. July 20, 2007 at 10:32 pm

    trouble is, i live in the backside of Malaysia where books are concerned (i.e. JB) so my only other option now is to hurry down to carrefour tomorrow and see if they have… 😦 no kino, no borders here.

  5. July 21, 2007 at 6:24 am

    I’m with the bookstores. Carrefour is always doing this sort of shit with the stuff they sell, killing retailers in the end.


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moogleBorn and bred in KL, Malaysia. Now studying for his Phd in Singapore. Learning to walk one fall at a time.
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