Amazon Site Crashes on Prime Day, Threatening $3.4 Billion Haul

Amazon Site Crashes on Prime Day, Threatening $3.4 Billion Haul

The first 25 Prime Day deals have been revealed, and they looked pretty impressive. The estimate is based on BestBlackFriday.com's tracking of Amazon Prime Day deals since the shopping holiday started in 2015.

Packages passed through a scanner, in August 2017, at an Amazon fulfillment center in Baltimore.

The annual sales bonanza known as Prime Day 2018 has arrived, officially kicking off at 12 pm Pacific (3 pm Eastern) today and running for a full 36 hours. Don't forget, you can always sign up for the 30-day free trial offered by Amazon to take advantage of members-only prices.

Reps from Amazon did not immediately respond to requests to comment. If you have been wanting to needlessly spend money in the middle of the summer on stuff, the next day and a half were made for you.

Target will counter Amazon's sales push with its own online deals that begin on Tuesday, touting them as no membership required.

Finding a deal on the Nintendo Switch is still pretty hard, unless you get lucky enough to shop on a day where there's an eBay flash sale offering 20% off. Online furniture seller Wayfair introduced Way Day in April, becoming its biggest revenue day ever.

LEGO BOOST 17101 Creative Toolbox is also on a deep discount, with 40% knocked off the usual £149.99, bringing the coding kit down to £89.99.

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Peppered with questions from an impatient audience, the two men shared in a favourite pastime: mocking the U.S. press corps. An apparent protester was seated with the American press corps holding a sign about nuclear weapons.

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He's also president of the Log Cabin Republicans, which advocates on behalf of LGBTQ conservatives, according to the newspaper. Hudson spoke with Block Club Chicago about the incident and says authorities were contacted after she tried to use a coupon.

However, even if Amazon is working when you hit it, you'll still benefit from checking out some of the great Prime Day deals that competitors such as Newegg and Walmart are running. It's hoping to keep Prime attractive for current and would-be subscribers after raising the US annual membership fee by 20 percent to $119 and to $12.99 for the month-to-month option.

Prime is the "most critical driver" for Amazon's e-commerce business in the long run, argued Cowen analyst John Blackledge.

Some saw an error page featuring the "dogs of Amazon" and were unable to enter the site, while others could not enter specific product pages.

Amazon has launched four smart speakers in India powered by Alexa voice assistant.

BACK TO SCHOOL: The company is making a big push in school supplies.

Previous year retailers who actively competed on Prime Day saw online traffic increase more than 30 percent.

To take part in Prime Day, you will need an Amazon Prime account.

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