In a twist of wizardry that would have even the most jaded of Hogwarts' star pupils taking notice, Amazon.com
OK, so this isn't exactly magic. Retailers receive books well before they are released under the stipulation that shoppers can't get their hands on the merchandise until the official release date. This practice has already taken root in the online world. With Netflix
Instant gratification has always been one of the biggest knocks on e-commerce. But now, with Netflix providing mail-delivered rentals on their release dates, Apple
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