August 6th, 2010, 02:46 PM
How much $ have you spent on Harry Potter?
I was just organizing my audiobook rack in our computer room and realized I sure have a lot of Harry Potter stuff!.. which got me to thinking just how much have I spent over the years on HP merchandise.
an estimated breakdown...
1. All Seven Audiobooks - $160
2. Leatherbound Book#2 - $70
3. Special Edition Book#4 - $50
4. Special Edition Book#7 - $50
5. DVD Movies/Rentals - $100
6. Keychain - $5
total - $435
Can anyone beat that?
August 6th, 2010, 03:03 PM
I can beat it:
I have all 7 books in US editions, books 1-3 in UK editions. I can't remember exactly, but I was given at least three of them, probably more like 5 of them. Out of the ones I bought, I spent no more than $10 a piece. I have neither seen at the theater, rented, or bought any of the movies. I do not own a key chain. So I've spent something less than $70, probably less than $50 on Harry Potter.
August 6th, 2010, 03:18 PM
Making it so.
I joined the series as a young'un after watching a bit about the books on Blue Peter around 1999. All I've ever bought is the books. So, I've spent what? 50 quid?
August 6th, 2010, 03:38 PM
I listened to the first book on audio but I got it for free when I worked at a used book store about ten years ago. I've seen two or three of the movies and watched them via a Netflix or Blockbuster account. And that's about it. So we're talking...
$0. Maybe $1-2 if you consider the "slot" for the movie rentals.
August 6th, 2010, 04:33 PM
Saturn Comes Back Around
I've thought about the same question, but regarding The Lord of the Rings.
I have several versions of ALL Tolkien's books, several versions of the DVDs, books on the artwork, a large collection of the action figures, various other miniatures and merchandise, and have seen the films multiple times in the theatres.
I'm sure it's well over $1,000.
I've spent a decent amount on Harry Potter as well (the DVDs and books), but nowhere close to LOTR.
Last edited by Evil Agent; August 7th, 2010 at 01:07 AM.
August 6th, 2010, 04:57 PM
Originally Posted by Evil Agent
Yeah, in a close second place would be Hobbit/LotR...
Special edition leatherbound books - $150
BBC Audio productions - $100
Sword - $160
Next would be Alice in Wonderland, Sherlock Holmes, War of the Worlds...
August 6th, 2010, 05:03 PM
August 7th, 2010, 12:49 AM
zero. never read the books, only seen three of the movies and the only one I saw in theaters I snuck into after Monsters Inc.
August 7th, 2010, 01:00 AM
Umm about $50 bucks on HP but a couple of thousand(Aus $) on WoT books and stuff
August 7th, 2010, 05:49 AM
I'm not sure... Maybe $12 or $14 renting two of the movies; I forget which ones, perhaps the first and fourth.
That's it for me. I don't think my wife has ever read any of the books either.
Last edited by Metta; August 7th, 2010 at 07:56 AM.
Reason: sme ltters left out.
August 7th, 2010, 07:51 AM
Writer by Profession
Not a contender for that title
I checked volumes 1-4 out of the library.
The only money I spent on it was movie tickets for eps 1-4 and 6.
Hooray for public libraries.
August 7th, 2010, 09:29 AM
Sony Reader PRS-650
Interesting question. I am curious myself.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1, Collector's Edition), £40
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Book 2, Collector's Edition), £31
Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince (Harry Potter 6) [Adult Edition] [Hardcover], £10
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7) [Adult Edition] [Hardcover], £9
Harry Potter [Adult Edition] [Hardcover] Books 1-6, £59
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Book 1): Special Edition [Hardcover]
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Book 2): Special Edition [Hardcover], £23
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Book 3): Special Edition [Hardcover]
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Book 4): Special Edition [Hardcover], £28
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Book 5): Special Edition [Hardcover], £20
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Book 6): Special Edition [Hardcover], £20
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7) (Special Edition [Hardcover], £23
The Tales of Beedle the Bard, Collector's Edition (Offered Exclusively by Amazon) [Hardcover], £50
Harry Potter 1-4 (Box Set), £24
Total: £317 books and £24 DVDs
Roughly £340!?!?!? ($510)???!!!
Omg I wish you never asked me the question.
Last edited by Astra_; August 7th, 2010 at 09:34 AM.
August 7th, 2010, 09:34 AM
Let me pause for reflection...
August 7th, 2010, 09:35 AM
Sony Reader PRS-650
And pleeeeeeeeeeeeease don't ask the same about the Lord of the Rings!!!
I will have a heart attack if you do.
August 7th, 2010, 01:37 PM
Saturn Comes Back Around
Yup. I did a quick calculation in my head, and I'm sure my LOTR spending is more than $1,200.
Originally Posted by Astra_