The Tales of Beedle the Bard
December 29, 2008 @ 10:45 pm (Permalink)
I went to Gyobo Moongo in Gwanghwamun, a local book store today. Had several heart attacks at the price. Never mind that these were all imported books, the prices stunned me as I prevented myself from screaming in the store.
While there, I saw the US version of The Tales of Beedle the Bard for 20,000 won, which is about $15. I practically threw that book aside as I fumed at the price. Remember, I’m used to the won rate where for the longest time it was 950 won to $1, so basically a 20,000 won book would have been $20 just six months ago. I’m a bit . . . finicky with these import price tags.
Anyway, later, I saw the UK version for 15,000 won which is $11.55. Now that I was willing to pay for since . . . well it’s the UK version. Not something I will find in the US military stores. Yes, I’m weird.
So now I have that.