Amazon's Prime Day outages trip up shoppers

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So you just picked up a new Instant Pot or maybe an Amazon Echo device - that's great!

Shoppers, meanwhile, have lots of sales to choose from as other retailers offer promotions to try to take a share of the spending. However it also noted that many people were nabbing Prime Day deals successfully. If you are an Amazon Prime member, you'll have a limited time to act if you want to secure some of these member-exclusive deals for yourself.

"In addition to limited-time Lightning Deals throughout the 36-hour event, Prime members in the USA will find more than 140 highly curated Spotlight Deals, which offer our deepest discounts on top brands and the most popular products".

Target is not messing around for Prime Day, y'all.

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"For all the hype about Whole Foods, the grocery stuff on sale was less appetizing", said Sucharita Mulpuru-Kodali, an analyst at Forrester Research.

Shoppers clicking on many Prime Day links after the 3 p.m. ET launch in the US got only images of dogs - some quite abashed-looking - with the words, "Uh-oh".

Amazon's Prime Day kicked off at 3 p.m. (EST) but when users went to check out the deals, the site appeared to keep sending users in a circle between screens that said, "shop all deals".

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Monday also saw Amazon's market capitalisation rise to $888bn, making it the world's second most valuable company after tech giant Apple, valued at $940bn. Workers in Spain are out on a three-day strike, meanwhile, while in Poland they are staging a work to rule, Verdi said.

Shoppers found an outlet in venting on social media.

Amazon started Prime Day to celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2015. Some 49.1 percent of online retail sales go through the e-commerce giant, eMarketer found, up from 43.5 percent a year ago.

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