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Contest to Win Collector's Edition of "Beedle the Bard" from AbeBooks

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Posted by: Edward
January 08, 2009, 12:46 PM

Online retailer AbeBooks.com has announced a new contest to win the Collector's Edition of The Tales of Beelde the Bard by J. K. Rowling and a copy of the Sotheby's auction catalog from the original December 2007 auction.  Open to residents of the United States and Canada over the age of 13, this contest asks you to answer the following question:

The seven hand-written editions of The Tales of Beedle the Bard feature moonstones mounted into their covers. Which 19th century author wrote a novel called ‘The Moonstone’ that was published in 1868?
To enter, click here.  This contest will run through January 20, 2009, and the grand prize winner will be chosen on or around January 27, 2009.  Full contest rules can be found via this link.

Good luck!

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25 Comments

Aurora  Duv

I love HP contests!

Posted by Aurora Duv on January 08, 2009, 01:05 PM report to moderator
SRP

….and I’d like to win one of them. Good luck, all!

Posted by SRP on January 08, 2009, 01:15 PM report to moderator
Joan

Too bad they always seem to exclude USA territories from entry. has a mental breakdown WHYYYYYYYYYY?!!!?!?!

Posted by Joan on January 08, 2009, 01:28 PM report to moderator
Eeyore

I’ve already entered. And as it turns out, I didn’t even have to look this one up. I read The Moonstone a few years ago and really enjoyed it, so I knew the authors name. I’d recommend the book, btw.

Posted by Eeyore on January 08, 2009, 01:40 PM report to moderator
Linny

Everyone is blatantly going to google that haha.

Posted by Linny on January 08, 2009, 01:40 PM report to moderator
Stixvix

Finally something Canadians can participate in. I do, however, need clarification on how many times we can enter as per these two sections of the contest rules…3 times or only once?

9. Limit of three entries per person and per e-mail account.

10. If there is a dispute over the identity of an entrant whose entry was submitted through email, the entrant will be deemed to be the authorized holder of the email address as determined by the organization responsible for administering the submitted email address. If multiple entries are submitted by the same entrant, only the first entry submitted by that entrant will qualify for entry in the Contest; subsequent entries submitted by that entrant shall be disqualified.

Is point 10 only for disputed entries?

Can anybody clarify?

Posted by Stixvix on January 08, 2009, 01:42 PM report to moderator
Mollywobbles

Oh please, please, please! I want it! I want it! I want it!

Posted by Mollywobbles on January 08, 2009, 02:13 PM report to moderator
fab4mom

I believe what they are trying to say is that, if you enter three times with three different answers, they will take the answer you entered first and disquilify the other two. It appears that three e-mails with the same answer will be allowed.

Posted by fab4mom on January 08, 2009, 02:15 PM report to moderator
fab4mom

“Disqualify” . . . sorry . . .

Posted by fab4mom on January 08, 2009, 02:16 PM report to moderator
dcrazmo

Will the Collector’s Edition include the typographical errors?

Posted by dcrazmo on January 08, 2009, 02:57 PM report to moderator
Billy

Probably, I’m sure they didn’t reprint them. Mine had errors as well.

Posted by Billy on January 08, 2009, 03:15 PM report to moderator
dcrazmo

Very shoddy for $100. And not worthy of Ms. Rowling.

Posted by dcrazmo on January 08, 2009, 03:30 PM report to moderator
Carol Carvalho

We wish it was $ 100…. Now that the collectors editions are all gone from Amazon you can only find it starting from $199, there are people selling it for $400 Why didn’t I get one for christmas!? :(

Posted by Carol Carvalho on January 08, 2009, 03:38 PM report to moderator
dcrazmo

And what galls me about the elevated prices is that none of that extra money will ever go to the charity for which the initial proceeds were intended. One can be sure that the people selling BTB for $400 will not be donating a dime of it. Profiteering, pure and simple.

Posted by dcrazmo on January 08, 2009, 03:51 PM report to moderator
LoonyLovegood

wait so i can enter 3 times with the same email address?? but i better win anyway…and ill have good luck cuz they r announcing the winner a day b4 my birthday!!!

Posted by LoonyLovegood on January 08, 2009, 08:07 PM report to moderator
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