Chess Cat

Can an impulsive and forgetful baby boomer learn to think logically by playing chess? Will every game end in a sickening blood bath or will I eventually triumph? We'll just see, won't we.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Harry Potter Wizard Chess Set = Hot Seller

The MuleTeam

Other than that work is really interesting now at the height of the shopping season. We have such boring stuff... it's amazing that we're selling anything at all. Gift Certificates and all that will always be bought and there are standard selling things we do every year... but yyyAAWWnnn... this is truly a boring year for us. I can't think of year with more boring titles and selection. It's not terrible but it is far from anything that will actually drive business into the store. X-Box or the same bestsellers you can get at Wal-Mart for 40% off or more? We didn't think a Narnia Exclusive Gift Set of some kind wouldn't be a smart thing? What's the hottest seller? The 2 year old (maybe more) bargain priced Harry Potter Wizard Chess Set! Apparently soon to be an out of print collectible, people are buying these up by the car full. No crap. That tells you what kind of product selection we have this year. BORING. There are some cool things, the Calvin and Hobbes complete hardcover gift set and the Alan Lee Sketchbook to name a couple but... over all it rates HHH. (Harbinger of Ho Hum... not Hunter Hearst Helmsley! :-)

Here's a guy who maybe works in a book store. He sees the Harry Potter Wizard Chess Set flying off the shelves. It's cool that it's like a scene from the movie. If this guy's right that it's soon to be out of print collectible, and you want it, you better grab one.


  • At 12:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Yes, as a bookstore manager I can tell you, this chess set is believed by some folk to soon be discontinued and they are buying it up by the caseful. I'm not sure if it will be discontinued... it is bargain product and that usually means it will be discontinued... but so far all our reorders have been shipped. I'm sure these will be on e-bay soon... of course the folks buying them up say they are all gifts... :-).

  • At 5:17 PM, Anonymous gamechess said…

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