Prime Day 2018: First 12 Hours Troubled By Server Crashes And Dogs

Posted: Jul 17 2018, 3:58am CDT | by , in News | Amazon Prime Day

 
Prime Day 2018: First 12 Hours Troubled by Server Crashes and Dogs

First hours of Amazon Prime Day 2018 were crippled by server crashes.

The first 5 minutes of Amazon Prime Day 2018 looked still good, but then nothing worked anymore at 3:05 pm ET on Monday. For several hours the amazon.com site and the Amazon Shopping app did not work. Instead, Prime members were greeted by the infamous 404 Amazon dogs. Two hours into the Amazon Prime Day issues, Amazon released a statement on Twitter that said that "some customers are having difficulty shopping."

The outcry on Twitter tells another story. We also actually gave up on covering Prime Day for several hours on Monday as we were not able to research deals on amazon.com. We tried accessing Amazon from different locations using proxy services, but for us, the outage was from everywhere, also from abroad.

Still, Amazon claims that they sold more items in the first hour of Prime Day 2018 than in 2017. This does not add up from what we have experienced, but we have to take Amazon's word for it. Now 12 hours, a third of Prime Day 2018, into Prime Day, the Amazon shop and the shopping app work again as we expect it from Jeff Bezos' little online bookstore. All Prime Day 2018 features are enabled again.

At the same time Prime Day burned to the ground, Jeff Bezos' net worth reached $150 Billion according to Bloomberg, making him the richest man on earth.

Let's just hope that Amazon's engineers fixed the issues for good and the site is not going up in flames again this morning when Americans try to shop the deals on the actual Prime Day 2018, Tuesday, July 17.

It all depends now on a flawless shopping experience in the remaining 24 hours of Prime Day 2018, to not make Prime Day 2018 a big fail. A Prime Day that generates fewer sales than in the previous year would just be a disaster. The Amazon Prime Day 2018 deals are extremely attractive. We identified the best 13 Prime Day 2018 deals that save you 50% or more.

To score the best Prime Day 2018 deals, you need to be in for the long run. The best Prime Day deals will be released throughout the 36 hour time period. We will report and guide you to the best Prime Day 2018 deals in our Prime Day hub and through our online inventory and deal tracking app The Tracker.

Make sure to bookmark our real-time Prime Day 2018 deals tracker to not miss the hottest deals today and tomorrow. We will continuously update the deals tracker with hot new deals that Amazon is releasing. The hardest to find Prime Day deals are the three Premium Brand 4K UHD Smart TVs. We will use our tools and leverage our research team to alert you to those most wanted Prime Day 2018 deals.

You can also get freebies on Prime Day 2018. Amazon is giving away cool prizes including an 82-inch Samsung QLED 4K UHD Smart TV. This 2108 high-end TV is priced at almost $4k. To enter the Amazon Prime Day 2018 Giveaway, you just need to watch a short video.

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