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

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

This year, when shoppers visited Amazon's website, many were greeted with error messages saying "Sorry something went wrong on our end", and featured photographs of the "dogs of Amazon".

Shoppers took to social media to complain that they couldn't order any items.

Prime Day was introduced in 2015 in the U.S. as a one-day only sales event claiming more deals than Black Friday to celebrate Amazon's 20th anniversary.

"This is supposed to be one of their biggest days of the year", she wrote in an email.

"I'm sure they are working furiously and many heads are rolling", she said.

You can also take advantage of some exclusive bundle deals Amazon are offering with Echo, including some rather nifty smart home devices to make your life easier.

Man accused of killing MA officer, bystander to be arraigned
Lopes sustained injuries that were not life-threatening and was transported to a local hospital, according to reports . Officers were then called to the area of 30th and Topping Avenue where they exchanged gunfire with the suspect.

If you're keen to watch content in 4K though, you'll find lots available as a part of your Prime membership in Prime Video. Among the latest notable deals to pop up is one on the Oculus Rift VR headset; you can get a Rift with two Touch controllers for only $350, which is as low as we've ever seen this go on Amazon.

In addition to the revenue made on the day itself, it's a marketing opportunity for Amazon, which is always trying to sign up new Prime Members. Chains like Macy's, Nordstrom, Best Buy, Walmart, and Target planned to roll out their own promotions, said Charlie O'Shea, lead retail analyst at Moody's. Adobe said other major retailers saw sales jump 35 percent on Prime Day past year.

Meanwhile, Amazon workers, who have long gone on strike in the run-up to the holidays, have found a new occasion to get their employer's attention: Prime Day. "It's much bigger than that". "The outage is especially problematic as many of Amazon's Prime deals are promoted for a set window of time - something that could cause a great deal of frustration for potential customers".

Some movies and TV shows will also have massive savings for Prime members, at 50% off. Amazon is even giving away a free PC game each day until July 18.

Amazon has said it has more than 100 million paid Prime members worldwide. Whole Foods $10 credit with purchase for Prime MembersJust download the Whole Foods market app or head to Amazon to link your phone number to your account.


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