Pirating market in China fixed on Harry
August 8, 2003 at 7:57 PM ET
iharrypotter.net (via Daily Yomiuri)
The Daily Yomiuri reports that the Eastern market is ever-present at night and has proved to be a very profitable venture indeed, however illegal.
Asked if he sells the latest Harry Potter book, a man displaying books on the ground said, "I don't have the fifth volume today, but I have the first through to the fourth."
He laid out some thin, poorly finished and obviously pirated books and said, "How about 20 yuan (about 300 yen) for the set of four?"
Authentic Harry Potter books should cost more than 100 yuan for the set of four volumes.