Amazon Prime Day Problems: Site Crashes As Shoppers Search For Deals

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"Some customers are having difficulty shopping, and we're working to resolve this issue quickly", the company wrote.

But Amazon touted Prime Day growth and said shoppers still found lots to buy, with tech gadgets in particular among the most popular. If you want an Alexa device with a screen, the Echo Show is a steal at $130 compared to the normal $230. Others included a water filter for hiking and the multi-use Instant Pot.

The hiccups could mute sales and send shoppers elsewhere on one of Amazon's busiest sales days.

Prime members in 17 countries participated in the online shopping event, including - for the first time - Australia.

Amazon also faced labor issues. Good luck to all those planning on taking advantage of the Prime Day deals. "It's much bigger than that".

The Verdi services union called the one-day strike to back its demand for labor contracts that guarantee healthy working conditions at fulfilment centers run by the world's largest e-commerce company.

Prime Day also usually helps boost the number of Prime memberships. If you have plans to do some discount shopping during Prime Day, you'll need to complete your purchases by July 18 at 3:00 AM ET (12:00 AM PT).

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The offer is a sign of Liverpool's ambition and the offer will smash the record for the world's most expensive goalkeeper. The 25 year old has made over 60 appearances for Roma since joining in 2016, as well as 31 caps for Brazil .

Many shoppers reacted with irritation on Twitter.

One Sydney based retailer said "It appears that Amazon are using bait marketing this may be okay in the U.S. but not here in Australia". Almost half of all e-commerce goes through Amazon, according to research from eMarketer.

The 36-hour event was projected to break records again this year, with industry analysts estimating the company could make at least $3.4 billion in sales.

In the United States, advocacy groups are planning a series of consumer rallies outside of Amazon-owned Whole Foods Market locations to protest the sale of Nazi, confederate, and white nationalist merchandise sold through Amazon's marketplace of third-party sellers. Workers in Spain are out on a three-day strike, meanwhile, while in Poland they are staging a work to rule, Verdi said.

Amazon started Prime Day to celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2015.

Heads-up, people. The Amazon Prime Day 2018 game deals are far from over.

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