Re: No Harry Potter Magic for Borders
by Peregrina - Posted Mon July 16, 2007 @ 9:36 PM
LadyMac, don't take this the wrong way, but I'm pretty sure Border's is just gonna shrug this off and go about their way without loosing a wink of sleep over it.
Among other things, I don't see another publishing event like Harry Potter coming along any time soon. There are hundreds of reserves for HP per store, while even the most eagerly awaited release of other books gets maybe a dozen reserves. For ordering purposes, the store will set a cut off date and in normal times, a week in advance is plenty. Of course, Harry Potter is not a normal event.
From some of the things I've read, most booksellers will be thrilled when the whole thing is over with. The security alone surrounding the seventh book is unreal. Not to mention that most booksellers actually loose money on the books, since they discount them so heavily to stay competitive.
Mostly, though, I think they will shrug off your letter because you have made it obvious you are going elsewheres. More power to you for making your opinion known by spending somewhere else, but the letter kinda has an overtone of, um, well, cutting off your nose to spite your face. The BN is further away and you don't like it as well, but you will still be going out of your way since Borders can't or won't accomadate your friend.
:) Though I really shouldn't be saying that because I'm doing the exact same thing. I hate the local bookstore with a passion, so instead of driving 10 miles into town to get the book at midnight, I'm going 60 miles to Fort Worth to get it. Should be entertaining, since it will be well after midnight, I'm taking a shortcut home down a little twisty farm-to-market road and I'm going to be just a little bit psyched. Is 'I have the 7th book!' a good excuse for why I'm speeding?