Spoil it for Everyone - Harry Potter Revealed.

@Eskimo (2317)
July 19, 2007 11:41am CST
Two days before Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is due to be published, it is already for sale on E-bay. Some stores in the U.S. have sent out copies early by mistake (or so they say!!). It is reported that Deepdiscount.com is being sued for this early release. However what could spoil it for everyone is that the Baltimore Sun has printed a review of the book. Why do people rush into print with details before anyone can officially read the book when this takes away a lot of the magic of Harry Potter? I don't want to read about the book or even a review until after my copy arrives (hopefully) on Saturday from Amazon.
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@mummymo (23707)
19 Jul 07
That just sucks honey - unless you are one of the ones lucky enough to get a copy early! They shouldn't have printed a review in the paper yet either - that is just nasty! Hope you enjoy it sweets! xxx
@Eskimo (2317)
19 Jul 07
Hope it is as good as the other ones.
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@mummymo (23707)
19 Jul 07
For the sake of you, my son and best friend as well as all the other fans I hope so too! I haven't read any yet - maybe one day I will borrow them from my son and get bitten by the Harry Potter bug too! xxx
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• Philippines
20 Jul 07
Some people just love to be spoilsports and ruin the enjoyment of other people. Fortunately real fans (including you and me) would rather wait in baited anticipation with everybody else who loves the books. As for those who "accidentally shipped" the books ahead of schedule, I do hope they earned enough from this little stunt they pulled to pay an army of lawyers, because I don't think Bloomsbury would let them get away with this that easily. Not when it involves a multimillion dollar franchise such as Harry Potter.
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@Eskimo (2317)
20 Jul 07
I hope they sue them for a lot of money (or make them give a large donation to charity- at the price they are charging for the books then the publishers don't really need to make any more money from Harry)
@bonbon664 (3470)
• Canada
20 Jul 07
I'm going to try to read it as soon as I can to avoid all the supposed spoilers out there. In fact, I'm not even going to read this thread...just in case.
@irisheyes (4373)
• United States
20 Jul 07
It's a shame these places have to spoit the fun. Where I live the publication of a new Harry Potter (especially this new and last one) is an event. The bookstores large and small all have midnight Hogwarts balls and start to sell the book at exactly one past midnight on the day of its release. When JK Rowling released the third book she came to a little children's bookstore in Haverford, Pennsylvania. The book store has one room and the day of the signing there was a line of children a half mile long lined up through the town waiting in line and clutching their Harry Potter books. They had to call in police from two townships to make sure the kids stayed out of the streets. Watching them lined up for what was probably their first ever book signing was the cutest thing you ever saw. It was really nice of JK Rowling to choose that little child friendly store as opposed to the Borders and Barnes & Noble stores in the same neighborhood. Those kids will never forget that day.
@aillsma (19)
• United States
20 Jul 07
It is actually true that they sent some copies out earlier. I received my copy yesterday, but Scholastic contacted me and made a deal in which I agree not to open the book until Sat. at 12:01. I am true to my word, so I have not opened the book, but it is pure torture. I had my husband hide it on me so there would not be so much temptation. It's very sad that others who received their books earlier are trying to ruin it for so many.