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Harry Potter fans left shocked after e-mail errors by Amazon and Wal-Mart.

TELECOMWORLDWIRE-15 July 2005-Harry Potter fans left shocked after e-mail errors by Amazon and Wal-Mart(C)1994-2005 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com

Amazon and Wal-Mart customers who had preordered their copies of the eagerly awaited 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' by UK author JK Rowling were the unfortunate recipients of e-mails sent to them by the companies in error this week, telling them that their copies of the book could arrive later than expected.

The next instalment in the Harry Potter series is due for release on Saturday 16 July 2005, with the US publisher of the book having printed approximately 10.8 million copies. Both retailers have taken steps to allay customers' fears, stating that their books will arrive on time on 16 July as promised.

According to Reuters, Wal-Mart has put a recorded message on walmart.com's toll-free customer service number assuring customers that their books will arrive and Amazon has e-mailed customers to say that its notice that books might be delayed "was sent to you in error". According to Amazon, a few thousand customers mistakenly received the e-mail notices.

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Date:Jul 15, 2005
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