The New York Times’ David Streitfeld:
Amazon customers who want to order forthcoming Warner Home Video features, including “The Lego Movie,” “300: Rise of an Empire,” “Winter’s Tale” and “Transcendence,” are finding it impossible to do so.
The retailer’s refusal to sell the movies is part of its effort to gain leverage in yet another major confrontation with a supplier to become public in recent weeks.
It’s almost as if Amazon, because it’s the largest vendor of such wares and has a storefront of one might say singular size, feels it can use its market position to dictate terms to suppliers. It’s interesting.