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Amazon's wrath turns to Disney as retailer restricts DVD, Blu-ray pre-orders

Ian Paul | Aug. 12, 2014
The Muppets took Manhattan, and now it appears Amazon is taking the Muppets hostage--at least, their DVD pre-sales. In yet another apparent contract renegotiation battle with a supplier, Amazon is restricting some DVD and Blu-ray pre-sales from the Walt Disney Company. The pre-sale block includes titles from Walt Disney Pictures and Marvel Studios.

Luckily, other retailers such as Best Buy and Target offer all the DVD and Blu-ray discs currently missing from Amazon.

And for anyone upset with Amazon's tactics, buying from other retailers may be the exact medicine needed to get Amazon to start cutting deals. The New York Times speculates that Amazon may be trying to cut better deals with suppliers to shore up huge losses to its bottom line including an expected $800 million shortfall this quarter.


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