I’m always late to get in on a hot trend. Just look at my last post, where it says I finally got an iPhone, a full two years after the initial release. This doesn’t only apply to tech products, either. I was late jumping on the Harry Potter bandwagon as well, and didn’t begin reading the series until the fourth book was released in 2000. But I ended up loving those books, and bought subsequent titles as soon as they were available — in paperback.
Since I enjoyed those books so much, I want to share the experience with my son. He’s just six now, so the content is still too difficult for him to read on his own, but in a few years he’ll be ready. I don’t want to pass on my cheapo paperbacks to him; I want to give him something more substantial, like this beautiful Harry Potter Boxed Set I saw on the Buy.com website.
This set contains all seven books from the Harry Potter series: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. These are all hardcover versions, and they come in a very nice, decorative box that looks like a trunk — complete with working lock and key!
This is collector’s set that any Harry Potter fan would love to have. It’s on sale for $117 right now, which is 40% off the suggested retail price of $195. Though that price might sound a little high, it’s actually a terrific deal when you consider the fact that each book originally cost around $18 when released in hardcover.
Anyway, I would love to get this Harry Potter boxed set for my son. Hopefully I’ll be able to save something out of my next couple of paychecks in order to buy it!