Amazon Blocks Pre-Orders of Disney DVDs

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Aug. 11 (Bloomberg) –- Bloomberg’s David Ingles reports on the world’s largest web retailer keeping certain items from consumers to put pressure on its venders for more control over pricing online. He speaks to Angie Lau and Rishaad Salamat on “Asia Edge.” (Source: Bloomberg)

The dvd of your disney favorite, you can't because amazon won't let you.

They basically got the market again by the throat.

It is one of those things where the business market -- business model works against the studios.

In the theaters, you have to split it with the movie theaters, the distributors.

Then you stream it and you charge a fee.

What amazon has done is understood that they have grown quite strong.

They know the film studios depend on them more than they depend on the film studios.

What they've done recently is blocked the reorder option for dvds, not the online streaming version, but the dvds.

For example, "captain america," you cannot get it right now.

He is the winter soldier.

It is not like they can rely on blockbuster anymore for pre-order sales or diehard filmgoers who want a copy.

Bob buster does not exist anymore.

-- blockbuster does not exist anymore.

It is a bit like what the publishing houses have been complaining about.

Amazon will argue that the publishers get their cut.

Technology is getting cheaper and cheaper so there we go.

Again, the argument between the price of dvds or the price of books.

How much do i buy from you as a wholesaler and how much i sell it to the public.

I think the problem with the publishers is we have gone from books a bookstore to -- hard copy in the bookstore to ever back in the bookstore to paperback online to e-books online.

So it has changed quite a lot.

What amazon is saying, the cheaper it gets -- what

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