Prime Day is almost over and unfortunately, it started out with some technical issues.
Monday afternoon, the Amazon website suffered outages on desktop and mobile platforms when Prime Day began. Imagine yourself 2:59 pm eastern time, ready to score some lightning deals before they run out. Instead at 3 pm, you get the error page.
Not everyone was hit with an outage but I’m sure many people were upset. Amazon Alexa and Prime Video were also hit with outages, according to a website that tracks outages Downdector.com.
Amazon also released a statement to CNN.
“Some customers are having difficulty shopping and we’re working to resolve this issue quickly. Many are shopping successfully—in the first hour of Prime Day in the US, customers have ordered more items compared to the first hour last year. There are hundreds of thousands of deals to come and 34 hours to shop Prime Day.”
To cut Amazon some slack, even with one or two hours of outages, this year’s Prime Day is longer than it ever has been in the past. Also, some of the best deals on products such as Amazon Echo will last the entire Prime Day.
Hopefully, there aren’t any more issues as Prime Day fades away. Take advantage of the deals while they last and let’s all be grateful that Prime Day exists and some of us have the funds to enjoy it. Good luck shopping!
Prime Day is like a game of chess. You go to think three moves ahead. Sometimes it can be better to save now and spend later on a surprise once-in-a-Prime-Day deal.
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