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Contest to Win Signed Copy of "Beedle the Bard" Collector's Edition from Amazon France

Posted by: Edward
November 25, 2008, 11:42 AM

As the publication of The Tales of Beedle the Bard by Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling nears, Amazon France has launched a contest for French residents to win a signed Collector's Edition of the book.  To enter, residents must correctly answer five Harry Potter related questions in order to win one of ten signed Collector's Editions of The Tales of Beedle the Bard.  Winners of the contest will be announced on December 18th.  As TLC readers will remember, a slew of Beedle the Bard contests have opened up in previous weeks for those in he US, UK residents, and a contest open to all from Germany

The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J. K. Rowling will be published on December 4th, with all proceeds benefiting Children's High Level Group charity.

Thanks to Pruneau.

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woop woop first comment

Posted by paolooo on November 25, 2008, 12:07 PM report to moderator

second with no comment!

Posted by jen on November 25, 2008, 12:12 PM report to moderator

ha i just entered the competition, it took me like half an hour and if i win they will probably refuse to send it to me lol =)

Posted by Paolooo on November 25, 2008, 12:23 PM report to moderator

YES! for once the contest is one I can suscribe to!!!!

Posted by nad on November 25, 2008, 01:26 PM report to moderator

Why report a contest that only works in France? That’s not news in America.

Posted by wilson on November 25, 2008, 01:27 PM report to moderator

@ Wilson: Don’t you think that people from other countries than the US read TLC? There are lots of nationalities that read TLC. I’m for example Dutch. The Dutch Harry Potter sites aren’t as complete as TLC is, I think.

Posted by Petra on November 25, 2008, 01:41 PM report to moderator

exactly….for example i’m from Romania and i wanted several times to enter your competitions , but i couldn’t:(:(…so why do you organise contests only for US and UK ? there are also HP fans in other countries than yours…perhaps other people with different nationalities would like also to enter these competitions …don’t you think ?…

Posted by thedycris on November 25, 2008, 02:19 PM report to moderator

please would you be so kind and answer me these questions because i’m curious …?…i think that all HP fans from all over the world have the right to enter this tipe of competitions , even though they are not so talented at writing…

Posted by thedycris on November 25, 2008, 02:24 PM report to moderator
(The) Hufflepuff Giraffe

Cool. But, yeah, it’d be nice to have contests in more countries (hopefully one day, but we probably shouldn’t get our hopes up; I’m not sure how Amazon decides what countries get contests). I’m still holding on for Canada.

Posted by (The) Hufflepuff Giraffe on November 25, 2008, 02:25 PM report to moderator

I’m happy for residence of France, but I’m sick of not having a competition open for all. I hope the competition from Amazon Germany is open for all, but I fear it isn’t. American, UK, French and German people are all getting a chance to win a signed copy, but what about the rest of us?

Posted by Sophie on November 25, 2008, 07:44 PM report to moderator

I’m in Australia and there are never any contests like that here. All the good merchandise can only be bought in the US or the UK and the shipping costs a fortune. Now the exchange rate has gone through the floor, my preordered copy of Beedle the Bard is going to end up costing a lot more than it was when I ordered it! Whinge whinge.

Posted by Selena on November 25, 2008, 10:14 PM report to moderator

thts not rly fair..the french can win a contest 2 get it 4 free and the americans can only get it 1/2 price. besides 4 tht, its not fair 4 the ppl. tht dont live in ne of those places. i think tht e/t should be open to neone.

Posted by Victoria on November 26, 2008, 12:35 AM report to moderator

Wilson, the Potter Universe is global, we fans from outside the US surely have a stake in the Leaky site? With the exception of JK Rowling’s own site, this is the only HP site I visit as its always been a) the most reliable b) the fastest with the news and fun

Posted by Debbie on November 26, 2008, 08:46 AM report to moderator
Eva Hedwig

It would be justice to give more nationalities a chance. Like taking all signed copies and dividing it into diferent regions. One part could be US and Canada, other Latinamerica, other whole Europe, other Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. They could give ten books per region, so all the Potterfans would be happy and not feel excluded.

What Amazon is doing now is a kind of separation. I understand that they are a commercial company. But it makes no sense, as they are gaining a lot of money anyway and people feeling more justice and less bitterness of beeing excluded will be more interested in buying their products.

Posted by Eva Hedwig on November 26, 2008, 03:53 PM report to moderator

I totally agree with you, Eva Hedwig. For example, I’m from Italy, and I’ve never seen a contest for italians. There are many fans here, waiting for the occasion to win their dream’s book!

Posted by ele0206 on November 27, 2008, 04:17 AM report to moderator
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