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Anyone who pre-ordered Harry Potter book from ASDA needs to reconsider

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Publisher have withdrawn ASDA's orders with both sides claiming different stories as to the reason why. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6902031.stm http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainme… Read More
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[mod] 9y, 10m agoPosted 9 years, 10 months ago
Publisher have withdrawn ASDA's orders with both sides claiming different stories as to the reason why.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6902031.stmhttp://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6902031.stm
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#1
I've just been in asda and there's still huge advertising in the stores regarding the release. I can still see them selling it.

I still can't get my head around this Potter-mania. Then again, it'll take the spotlight off this Beckham hysteria for an hour or two.
#2
Scouser78
I've just been in asda and there's still huge advertising in the stores regarding the release. I can still see them selling it.

I still can't get my head around this Potter-mania. Then again, it'll take the spotlight off this Beckham hysteria for an hour or two.



Beckham is a overpaid ****. I can't stand that bloke. As for Harry Potter he ain't real.
#3
Scouser78
I've just been in asda and there's still huge advertising in the stores regarding the release. I can still see them selling it.


Well this was only announced last night, so I'm sure they haven't had time to take down the ads yet!
#4
BristolDeal
Well this was only announced last night, so I'm sure they haven't had time to take down the ads yet!



Or it's simply a cheap publicity stunt for both Bloomsbury & Asda, and they'll miraculously agree on the suply contract later this week.
#5
seancampbell
Or it's simply a cheap publicity stunt for both Bloomsbury & Asda, and they'll miraculously agree on the suply contract later this week.


yes sean..Bloomsbury just cannot risk the loss of the asda sales.
#6
Yeah, because it won't be available anywhere else...!
#7
BristolDeal
Well this was only announced last night, so I'm sure they haven't had time to take down the ads yet!


It was a 24 hour asda. If asda have been told that they're not going to get any books then it would be in the best interests of asda to take down the posters as soon as possible.

Big publicity scam on asda's part in my opinion. Asda have said that they criticised the pricing of the book and plan to sell it at a reduced price, something that I never knew about until it was reported last night (but then again, I have no interest in these books so it makes sense that I haven't), so parents who've pre-ordered somewhere else like WH Smiths who'll sell it at £17.99 will now cancel their orders and go to asda to buy it for something like £11.99, and then stock up on a bit of food for the kids while they read it.

Good publicity stunt. Asda will definitely end up selling this book.
#8
I don't think anywhere will actually be selling it for £17.99 - it's rare for ANY major release book to be sold at full RRP in stores these days.

Pretty much all supermarkets will be charging under £10 for it, and it'll be a matter of pence difference rather than pounds between them.

Asda not selling it will only make a tiny dent in the sales - people will just go somewhere else instead.
#9
Oh, and also, Asda's criticism of the price is total rubbish - they say the £17.99 RRP is too high, but why do they care when they weren't going to sell it at that price in the first place?

It's only £1 more than the last book 2 years ago, it's not like they've doubled the price.
#10
Scouser78
It was a 24 hour asda. If asda have been told that they're not going to get any books then it would be in the best interests of asda to take down the posters as soon as possible.

Big publicity scam on asda's part in my opinion. Asda have said that they criticised the pricing of the book and plan to sell it at a reduced price, something that I never knew about until it was reported last night (but then again, I have no interest in these books so it makes sense that I haven't), so parents who've pre-ordered somewhere else like WH Smiths who'll sell it at £17.99 will now cancel their orders and go to asda to buy it for something like £11.99, and then stock up on a bit of food for the kids while they read it.

Good publicity stunt. Asda will definitely end up selling this book.


In fact Asda wanted to sell it at £9.99 ...Bloomsbury have refused to say what the wholesale price is but one suspects it is around that price ..so Asda were prepared to sell at no profit just to get the extra volume of customers yet Bloomsbury decided this just wasn't on.....so it's a case of sod the customer getting a good deal....no doubt other retailers have had an influence.
#11
They were going to sell it for £8.87, but other supermarkets will be doing the same.

Plus they would still be paying Bloomsbury the same price for the books - it was only Asda making a loss, not Bloomsbury. So that theory doesn't really make sense.
#12
BristolDeal
They were going to sell it for £8.87, but other supermarkets will be doing the same.

Plus they would still be paying Bloomsbury the same price for the books - it was only Asda making a loss, not Bloomsbury. So that theory doesn't really make sense.


I stand corrected..in fact I couldn't give a stuff just thought i'd have a say.
#13
I think these loss-making items the supermarkets keep doing are really bad. I get more and more annoyed at supermarkets trying have a finger in every sodding pie. Tesco have even launched an estate agents now. It shouldn't be allowed. Supermarkets sell food, not houses!

It's like with DVDs - most recently the Pirates of the Carribean sequel - Tesco made a LOSS of around £3.50 on every copy they sold in the first week. How are high street chains supposed to compete with that? And it isn't the best deal for consumers, not when things like that cause excellent shops like Fopp to close their doors, therefore giving us less choice.
#14
This is no longer an issue, asda will be selling the book at £8.87

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