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Amazon crashes on Prime Day and people were losing it

Posted at 8:40 AM, Jul 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-17 12:51:49-04

Amazon Prime Day continues Tuesday but it got off to a rough start.

Many people took to Facebook and Twitter to express their frustration. The sales were hyped up. There was even a promotion giving customers at Whole Foods a $10 Amazon credit if they spent at least ten dollars in store - only for people to be disappointed as the sales went live Monday at noon.

Instead of deals, Prime shoppers got dogs and error messages.

Joy Levy left a comment on our Facebook page saying: Yep. I'm about to give up.

Christy Santoro said: They should have been ready for the heavy traffic.

Marie Bingham wrote: Are they affiliated with build a bear?

Shelley Packer wrote: They emptied my cart! Ugh! The pictures of the dogs are cute....

Amazon responded on Twitter saying they are working to resolve the issue quickly:

The site seemed to be up and running again within an hour or so for most people.

If you weren't able to redeem your Amazon credit through Whole Foods, you can now enter your receipt information in the Amazon app and they'll credit your account.

Amazon Prime Day ends Wednesday at midnight.


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