What great timing.
Well that didn’t exactly kick off how Amazon expected. Just as Prime Day kicked off, Amazon has gone down for just about everyone. Whether you’re in the U.S. or elsewhere around the world, when you head to Amazon’s website to see all of the new Prime Day deals you’re going to find some sort of error.
Whether you’re greeted by one of the standard 404 pages with the great "dogs of Amazon" or are stuck in the more frustrating version where you’re simply put through a loop of broken pages, it’s pretty clear something isn’t right. We sympathize with the folks in charge of keeping the site up right now … we can only imagine the immense amount of traffic Amazon’s servers are experiencing right now — especially as news of it being down spreads.
I wouldn’t expect this to last too long though, and given Amazon’s customer-friendly approach to the way it does business I wouldn’t count out having some sort of extension of deals in order to make up for it. There are still some amazing Prime Day deals to be had when the site comes back up.
July 16, 2018 at 10:51AM