The ones whom Lulu mentioned are upset , they're the totally mad ones. Mad with passion that is.
In anticipation of the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows , they have been doing their "revision" the past two weeks.
They've dug out the #6 & #5 to re-read to make sure that they've not forgotten anything and can recall everything as they read #7. One of them even has taken down notes and posted them on her blog.
And they, being ardent fans, have already pre-ordered and fully paid for the most exciting book to be released, erhh... at least in their eyes.
so, when Lulu buka-ed the newspaper today, Lulu knew she'd have a lot of upset friends. Tesco and Carrefour have joined the Potter-mania, and are offering the book at RM69.90!
I called a couple of them to hear their reaction
"I'm so upset. I feel very cheated". The "i'm so upset" was repeated many times throughout the conversation.
"Aiyo... I already pre-order. Why like that? So unfair. AIyoh. Now I also angry"
Yup. They're upset.
No doubt about it.
ANd they are not alone.
how big an upset - check out the Star's update
Bookstore chains refuse to sell Potter book (update)
KUALA LUMPUR: Four major bookstore chains -- MPH, Popular, Harris and Times -- have confirmed they will not sell Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in protest against selected hypermarkets being given hefty discounts to sell the book.MPH, Popular, Harris and Times would honor all pre-orders, but all promotional events have been cancelled.
And no new sale will be made on the books.
As far as they are concerned, Harry Potter is siap. bungkus-ed. the end. no more. habis cerita in more ways than one in their stores.
True.. some people like my friend aka "cutie pie" can now get the book at rm69.90, Lulu kesiankan her friends and all the truly loyal die hard fans who pre-ordered and paid RM109.90
Lulu also kesiankan the bookstores which played by the rules and sold at the recommended selling price and now have customers suspecting / accusing them of profiteering.
Lulu thinks the distributors [shame on them!] has a lot to answer to.
How could they play out the retailers?
How could they play out the loyal Potty fans?
Why did they not start upfront with that lower price?
WHy give the lower price on the very first day? I think people would be a bit more forgiving if they did it 1 day later.
It will be a quiet weekend for Lulu as most of her friends would have their nose buried in the book.