When will these retailers learn? Don’t mess with King Bey! Now Amazon.com is not selling her latest #1 album because of the iTunes exclusive.
You may recall that Target also refused to sell her new album because the “XO” singer made the album available exclusively on iTunes. Now Amazon.com is not making the physical copy of the available for purchase.
Add Amazon to the short list of retailers protesting Beyonce’s iTunes exclusive. While Amazon.com is carrying the MP3 version of the album, the online merchant is apparently not stocking the CD version of the album, according to label sources and a check of the site. The album is available, however, via third-party sellers in the Amazon marketplace.
Earlier this week, Target said it would not carry the new Beyonce album, which iTunes got a one week exclusive window to sell the 14-song, 17-video album and did so to the tune of more than 600,000 units in the U.S. for the first three-days of availability.
Moreover, while Amazon is carrying the Beyonce MP3 in its store, it does not appear to be supporting the album with any prime real estate. The only way the album is visible if shoppers search for it and will see that the album is there digitally for $15.99.
Doesn’t only hurt the retailers? Beyoncé’s album is high demand right now and people will go to the resources that have it. Beyoncé also solidified a deal with Starbucks to carry 7,000 copies of her CD in their various locations. Get it Bey! I don’t think this will hurt Beyoncé’s sales in the least bit.
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