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Re: Prime Day BUST!
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2018, 07:45:04 PM »
Nyuck Nyuck.

Have tried to sign into our family buying account since 3:00...
No go!

The sales we are all losing!
I did receive email notice of items to ship (seller fulfilled).
How those buyers were even able to sign in...I don't know.

Get it together, Amazon!
I was able to get into the Amazon Seller Forums.

First posting I see: We are aware that Seller Central is experiencing intermittent login issues. If you receive an error message, please try to login again. We are working to resolve this issue quickly.

Wondering whether all those websites that Amazon hosts are up and running.


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Re: Prime Day BUST!
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2018, 07:50:10 PM »
Wait a minute...
At 7:49pm, I was able to sign into buying account and successfully checked out items I had placed in my cart.

WHOOP WHOOP!
Hopefully other buyers are able to do the same.

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Re: Prime Day BUST!
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2018, 10:44:43 PM »
It would be nice if buyers could actually purchase something. It has been a regular sales day for me--nothing special. I'm hoping tomorrow is a different story.

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Re: Prime Day BUST!
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2018, 05:26:07 AM »
Tons of customer complaints all over the web about not being able to shop, with many asking things like where the money from the price hike of Prime went to, how can they justify the price hike, etc.

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Re: Prime Day BUST!
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2018, 09:32:17 AM »
My sales were up 3X what they have been.
Warehouse workers were standing/sitting around as they couldn't check items shipped in, couldn't pull items, couldn't pack items...everything down.
IT workers making killer overtime.
Would love to have been a fly on the wall.
Get. It. Fixed! Now.

One of the dark rumors going around is that hackers took the site and the AWS sites down with attacks when they knew it would be at it's busiest as a message to Bezos.
ACK!
Makes sense but I'll just stay in my little corner in FL and thankful my sales were really good!
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Re: Prime Day BUST!
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2018, 02:56:29 PM »
I thought along the same lines that it was a DoS attack or something similar. Wouldn't surprise me that it was successful. Amazon's platform is older than dirt.

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Re: Prime Day BUST!
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2018, 03:47:32 PM »
Speaking to one of my son's this AM and..
Yep in his geek section of the internet... that's what they are all saying, DoS, DNS attack.
It affected the AWS area, too...that was the key he said.
It wasn't so much an attack on Amazon or it's sales as an attack on Bezos, owner of Washington Post.

Hmmmmm.

Still staying in my little Amazon corner in FL and still thankful my sales were and continue to be good.

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Re: Prime Day BUST!
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2018, 11:35:00 PM »
Just heard on the news that despite his Prime Day problems, Jeff Bezos is still the richest man in the world.
I can just hear a certain former member grumbling about how much money he could have made if he could have run his business in the red for as long a Bezos did.
<----- Slow ride. Take it easy.

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Re: Prime Day BUST!
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2018, 10:07:35 AM »
Sites were down yesterday that aren't normally down with 502 errors.
Hmmmm.

Yep, Bezos plays the long game.


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Re: Prime Day BUST!
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2018, 07:29:46 PM »
Well, the "official" story is that Amazon did not have enough servers ready to handle the increase in traffic. Yeah right.

  

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