I guess this has already been posted but I can't be bothered to read the thread....
Just been reading that Amazon and a number of other retailers are refusing to stock the album.
I've only read about Target & Amazon
I kind of get where they are coming from: it seems that usually, you don't give advantages to only 1 distributor, so this special deal with the Apple store & the ban on preorders for everyone else rubbed them the wrong way.
According to articles online, it's more about sending a signal to Sony (or any other label) that this sort of preferencial treatment won't be accepted without a fight, but I don't think it will dent Beyonce's sales that much... People will get the album somewhere else if they really want it.