While Amazon’s previous dispute with book publisher Hachette still remains unresolved, halting the sales of many books including J.K. Rowling’s “The Silkworm”, now we find the same happening to many of Disney's latest Blu-Ray and DVD releases. Amazon, who has a massive global customer following in its favour, seems to be quite clear on its tactics surrounding these matters - disagree with us and we'll stop selling your products.
The company is not only becoming a subject of frustration to many online shoppers, but also a threat to several companies who generate significant volumes of sales through the online giant.
As details of Amazon's dispute with Disney begin to emerge, you will see that titles such as Captain America, Maleficent, Muppets Most Wanted, and the highly anticipated pre-order of Guardians of the Galaxy are no longer available via their website.
There’s nothing to panic about for us Aussies though, unless you use Amazon as your primary source for buying things online. Considering that our intention here at Buckscoop is to help you find the best bargains, let’s take a look at where to go to get the best buys locally on the above mentioned Disney titles.
You can only pre-order Maleficent from a few different stores, which is due for release on the 8th of October. The lowest price at the moment is $34.99 from Sanity who is also currently offering free shipping on all orders. If you were to go elsewhere, this Blu-Ray disc set would cost you over $45 delivered.
Sanity is offering the best deal on Muppets Most Wanted as well, charging a total of $29.99 with free delivery. Prices at other stores such at Mighty Ape and JB HiFi start from $39.98 once you include shipping fees.
Marvel’s new movie, Guardians of the Galaxy is the only fresh Disney release which is not yet available for pre-order, but you do have the option to see it at the movies. To get the best deal, check out Event Cinemas where you can save on the tickets by purchasing them with the $50 gift cards which are discounted by 10% via Australia Post.
Lastly, for the pre-order release of Captain America, while Sanity is charging the same base price of $34.99 as Mighty Ape, they're also throwing in free shipping as well as a free movie poster. If you were to pre-order from JB Hifi or Fishpond, you would need to fork out $40.97 and $59.99 respectively with shipping (but without the poster).