Amazon's website crashes as soon as Prime Day sale begins, users report

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Target said July 17 was the highest single day of traffic and sales of 2018.

Amazon issued statements Tuesday and Wednesday, saying Prime Day sales in the US grew faster than past year within the first 10 hours of the annual sales promotion.

The annual sale kicked off Monday at 3 p.m. ET and will continue for the next 36 hours. "UH-OH", said a message on the company's app.

"Is it #Amazon #Prime #Day or Amazon #Crash Day?" asked one person on Twitter, posting an image from Amazon of a sad-looking dog captioned "Uh oh, something went wrong on our end".


People might actually buy prime day stuff if your site wouldn't crash.

Some links to supporting retailers are automatically made into affiliate links, and GameSpot may receive a small share of those sales. "As we expected, proprietary devices were heavily-discounted, which will ultimately result in an increase in Prime membership due to the vast content ecosystem that these devices "unlock", which given the roughly 2x spending patterns exhibited by Prime members, is an nearly immediate benefit to Amazon's top-line". Among the deals you can get is saving 25% off select digital retro games for New Nintendo 3DS/2DS. Until now, though, most of their efforts have been centered on the critical holiday season.

Great deals from other vendors will come and go during the time.

Amazon now has over 6,000 registered employee-owned dogs that roam the company's headquarters.


But that hasn't stopped local shoppers sharing their brutal take on the sale on social media.

Prime Day wearable deals from Fitbit, Apple Watch & Garmin are here and the online sales experts at Black Friday Dealer have been scanning Amazon to find the best deals. "The goal of #PrimeDayofAction is to raise awareness about the harmful practices of the nation's largest online retailer and to ask: is there anything Amazon won't do for a dollar?" Workers in Spain are out on a three-day strike, meanwhile, in Poland they are staging a work to rule, Verdi said. And Kodali said Amazon has plenty of time to salvage the day. Simply bring proof of the lower price to any location.

He and others pointed to Walmart, Amazon's largest competitor, as a cautionary tale.

Amazon said it sold over a million smart home devices in the United States.


A report last week by Coresight Research projected that Amazon Prime Day 2018 would generate global sales of $3.4 billion, up 42% from $2.4 billion in 2017. And the event has even started to have a spillover effect for competitors.

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