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Why Wal-Mart Rules the Earth:

Retail price of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: $34.99. Price at independent bookstore giant Tattered Cover: $29.99. Price at Borders outlet store in Castle Rock: $20.99 Price at online giant Amazon.com: $17.99 (plus shipping). Price at Wal-Mart in Castle Rock (as of Sunday): $17.77.

Proof positive: You can always squeeze a couple extra nickels off the price, if you can keep wages low and volume high, high, high. -- Alan Prendergast

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