Amazon.com Reaches New Record in “Deathly Hallows” Pre Orders

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Jul 02, 2007

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With now little more than two weeks left until the publication of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Amazon.com has announced that more than one million pre-orders of the book have been placed in the States alone. Worldwide, Amazon.com pre-orders have already eclipsed 1.5 million record, set during the Half-Blood Prince release, with 1.6 million books having been ordered, still with 18 days remaining until the release. Deathly Hallows has steadily surpassed previous record holder, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, in single day and overall orders on both the US and UK Amazon.com websites.

The company also announced the deadline for Release-Date Delivery of Deathly Hallows. If you want your book delivered to you on Saturday, July 21st, you must place your pre-order before Tuesday, July 17, 2007. This will guarantee the book be delivered to you that Saturday, or else the cost of the book will be refunded. If you would like to pre-order Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, you can do so via our Cauldron Shop, where proceeds benefit the entire Floo Network.





23 Responses to Amazon.com Reaches New Record in “Deathly Hallows” Pre Orders

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hey friends, havent you noticed that bloomsbury people have still no comment about the authencity of the hacked cpoy of deathly hallows,it seems that is indeed the original manuscript of deathly hallows. well as jo said that it will wont prevent us from getting the book and enjoying the true beauty from the book. If this is indeed true then please avoid the hesitation to go to limewire and finding the hacked copy there. my friend downloaded it and the starting is same as mentioned in the backcover of the UK cover. well i am spoiler free and my will remain innocent and will not have any advanced knowleghe of the book until i read it. anyways just wanted to warn ppl about the existence of the book in limewire and NO COMMENT from bloomsbury as they should fiercely protect hte MAGIC MOMENT

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HARRY YOU ROCK! I knew Deathly Hallows had the potential to beat any other book (i.e. Half-Blood Prince)!

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Talking of pre-orders, the Royal Mail (postal delivery service) have been in dispute with the postmen to such an extent here in the UK that there are a series of one-day strikes planned for the Summer.

Royal Mail have actually asked the postman specifically not to strike over the Harry Potter release weekend….

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i just wanted to warn everyone about the existence of the book in limewire as i am a big supporter of leaky spoiler policy. CONSTANT VIGILANCE everyone!!!!

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Woooww.. a million pre orders in the states alone.. ohhh..swoon.. need book..

It’s funny though, I preordered mine back in February, but am still buying a copy at the Potter party midnight release. Mainly so I can give my cousin that copy and keep the Amazon copy for myself. nod

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hey,everybody,I am from Serbia. I just wont to tell you that Serbians are first to get Hp translation,and we are especting DH in september. I love HP…Max

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Hey what’s up guys we Pakistanis are big fans of Harry Potter and I really want J.K Rowling to come to Pakistan.And there are also many bookings made in Pakistan for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

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Wow, we’re coming down to it…

Anyone remember when it was 100 days till DH…

Now it’s 18…jeeze!!!!!!

I CANT WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I know!! I remember starting my own countdown for the book, and looking at it now it is scaringly close!! So Excited though!

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I really want this book to sell really well. I think it will be one of the series’ best sellers. Does anyone have any sales figures for the previous books? Sales comparisons?

I know the series has sold about 330 million to date… which is just… freaking amazing.

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OMG Alleycat, I hadn’t even thought about the strike!! :(( I am COUNTING on my book arriving on Saturday 21st! It better had!

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How can anyone stand to order DH from Amazaon and wait for - gasp - the mail carrier to arrive before reading it??? As for me, I will be at the local bookstore waiting to shove past the throngs of children and snatch my copy from the clerk’s hands at precisely 12:00:01. By 12:15:00, I will be at home with my nose firmly burried in DH. By the time the mailman toddles by, Harry, Ron, Hermione and I will have already destroyed the horcruxes and will be gearing up for the final battle with You-Know-Who.

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I just talked with one of the Amazon warehouseman (we have a distribution center nearby) who is a patient of mine and they are fired up and ready to go. I told her that if my copy were to be shipped a little early….... ;)

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There’s no way I’m going to order this again through amazon. Last time they screwed it up and I had to wait nearly a week to get my book. And by the time it finally arrived, I already knew the ending. Two years later and I’m still bitter. But I guess it makes no real difference to them whether I order it or not.

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The reason that people order from Amazon with rush delivery is because it is way TOO RISKY to go to midnight bookstore releases.

There is always the possibility of people in line excitedly talking about spoilers they had heard/read somewhere that you had taken extra pains not to be aware of in the 1-2 weeks preceding the release.

Or some troll who reads the last page out loud the moment they get their hands on the book with other fans still in line.

Remember the bookstore incidents of last time? When people were screaming “Snape kills Dumbledore!!!”, “Snape is the HBP!!!” etc?

Besides, Amazon is always reliable and rarely messes up. I’ve done the preorder thing with HP before, even when my delivery address was another country, and it was fine. Besides, it is up to you to protect yourself from the spoilers.

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You’ll notice that the “in stock” area of the cauldron shop does not reflect the reality of the amazon stock. I’ve been trying to buy the harry potter and the deathly hallows deluxe version for 2 weeks now. It’s unavailable on amazon, but still “in stock” on the cauldron !!

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I’ve never pre-ordered the book. I like it when I actually go to the local bookstore myself and get it. Last time for HBP, I got up really early on the 21st and went to the bookstore with my dad. they were just opening up the boxes to take out te books and best of all there was hardly anyone in the store!

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Sorry for the question, I’m new at the pre-order business: If you pre-ordered at a Borders store do you have to pick it up or do they send it to your house? Please someone tell me I will be freaking out on the release date if it doesn’t come. Thanks.

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Wow! I didn’t realize that some people in the stores read the last page aloud or ran around screaming about who killed whom. That is really too bad and I think those people should have been forcibly shown the door and banned from the premises forever. I just don’t see that happening in my city, though. We are somewhat quieter out here in my little Midwestern podunk.

Anyway, at the Borders I went to last time (for HBP), it was so jam-packed with people and so unbelievably noisy that there wouldn’t have been room to run around, and you could barely hear the person next to you. It would have been a basically miserable experience … except that I was so excited about the new book and it was kind of fun to wait with throngs of other people who were utterly desperate for the darn thing.

This time I’m going to go to a much smaller store for the midnight release party, one of the very last independent bookshops in my city. The books cost more there than they would from larger seller, but I don’t care about that. It will be more than worth the extra $$$ to cut down on the crowd size and the noise. And I like the idea of supporting a small bookseller, even though I think the small retailer is basically doomed by the large chain and the internet. The Harry Potter book releases are the one and only time when I care so much about having an item NOW, instead of three days or from now or twelve hours from now, that I won’t use the internet to shop.

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The international powers of Potter….UNITE!!

I, myself ordered 3 :-D

As I always say, you can never have too much Potter!

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Im so excited, I pre ordered the special edition through amazon and am getting the original book from Borders at midnight! SQUEEEEE!!!!!

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I`m not pre ordering because i`m afraid the book might not show up on the same day it releases. Instead, i`m going to rush to the nearest bookstore first thing in the morning and hope nobody shouts any spoilers, not that it`s very likely.

Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: I got mine!

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