Skip to content Skip to main navigation

Business

Canberra Video Production and Green Screen Studio

Potter Mania hits Canberra

By BenMac - 21 July 2007 17

Story from the Daily Telegraph informing us of a very keen, or very stupid Harry Potter fan, who dropped his pre-paid reciept, for the latest Harry Potter book, into Lake Burley Griffin at 4pm on Friday.

The 21 year old was helped out by a security guard, less his reciept and taken to Calvery Hospital, although Hospital staff were nice enough to called the book store and explain the situation so his stupidity was all for nothing.

So the lesson is, if you loose something, risk your life trying to get it back, and even if you don’t, there’s a chance your foolishness will be rewarded.

What’s Your opinion?


Post a comment
Please login to post your comments, or connect with
17 Responses to
Potter Mania hits Canberra
Snahons_scv6_berlina 3:27 pm 23 Jul 07

sad, sad people.

Maelinar 10:50 am 23 Jul 07

I’m waiting for the movie.

Absent Diane 9:44 am 23 Jul 07

loose something? perhaps you mean loosen..

Thumper 9:43 am 23 Jul 07

I don’t want any spoilersd as I haven’t read it yet 🙂

Danman 9:38 am 23 Jul 07

but = put

Mondayitis

Danman 9:37 am 23 Jul 07

The muggles were the real losers that day.
I certainly but the MUG in muggles 😛

Hagrid roolz ok ?

Maelinar 8:44 am 23 Jul 07

Who won then Nyssa ?

Thumper 8:28 am 23 Jul 07

My son simply walked into Kmart and bought a copy. hardly anyone there apparently as they were all waiting at bookshops.

nyssa76 8:30 pm 22 Jul 07

Hell yeah!

J Dawg 7:42 pm 22 Jul 07

Not to mention the Kmart price was $6 cheaper then Dymock’s

nyssa76 6:04 pm 22 Jul 07

I walked into K-Mart Tuggers at 10am. I saw people lining up downstairs for the Dymock’s pre-orders.

K-Mart had a stack of them and so I grabbed one. It took no more than 5 mins and the Dymock’s line hadn’t really moved.

I had it finished by last night (fast reader).

green_frogs_go_pop 3:29 pm 22 Jul 07

borders was shite..for people who had pre-ordered (apparently like this person who fell in the lake!) we had to line up in one line, pay, and then go into an even bigger line, to collect the book.

I should of just gone to big w or kmart…

Danman 3:12 pm 22 Jul 07

Saundered into Big W Gunghalinat about 11 – got book of card table near entrance for Mrs Danman – walked around to self serve pay point and paid – took about 2 minutes in all.

Big W looked no busier than normal

ant 8:10 pm 21 Jul 07

I had to hang around Civic this morning while my car got its oil, and the lines outside Borders before 9am were big, meanwhile Dymocks opposite starbucks in City Walk was very quiet. They had a card table set up inside the door piled with books,and people were just walking in, grabbing book and paying for it.

In hindsight I could’ve grabbed 10 and scalped them to the poor loons in the Borders line.

Shows the value of hype, though.

bd84 5:11 pm 21 Jul 07

things like this makes you ashamed to live in Canberra.. -_-

Related Articles

CBR Tweets

Sign up to our newsletter

Top
Copyright © 2017 Riot ACT Holdings Pty Ltd. All rights reserved.
www.the-riotact.com | www.b2bmagazine.com.au | www.thisiscanberra.com

Search across the site