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• The Times of London reports that when “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” goes on sale this weekend, Tesco – the UK’s largest supermarket chain – will have a clientele for the book that it may not have expected: independent booksellers, who are finding that they may be able to get it cheaper and faster from Tesco than from their wholesalers.

Reports show that retailers like Tesco actually will be selling the book at a loss, or below the wholesale price.

Complicating the UK competitive situation is the fact that the publisher there has decided not to send any of the Potter books to Asda, saying that the Wal-Mart-owned chain hasn’t paid its bills.
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