Great to see you posting, TT.
But I still do not understand your pricing policy compared to 99% of all other labels?
Hi tele1962--I'm a regular but infrequent poster at HTF, and in answer to your question there are numerous interviews and articles available on the web, including a lengthy one here on this forum, that go into great detail about why we at TT do what we do. In fact, I don't believe any other label has been as transparent about their business model as we have.
Recently, I have told my colleagues at the label that my new year's resolution is never to explain our model again.
One point in your earlier post I will address is this: TT is an American label aimed at the American audience. Our licenses are only for North America (USA and Canada.) Now, if folk in other countries choose to "import" that is their choice, but I can tell you that as a Brit who lives in the USA, I remember vividly my days in London wishing to "import" American LPs -- sadly, I couldn't afford many of them. I was disappointed, but I accepted it as a fact of life.
What the very smart ROclockCK has posted above should be read, over and over, and clearly digested -- because what he has written is exactly right. Future stability of the blu-ray market is going to depend more and more on the independent labels being able to more commonly synergize releases around the world -- importing costs will continue to rise -- meaning that buyers will be more dependent on their own territories -- the notion that every item should cost the same no matter where in the world it originates is fast going the way of the dodo bird.