What happened on Prime Day

Jul 18 , 2019

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Rachel d'Autremont

What happened on Prime Day

Electronics were at the top of the Prime Day deals again this year. This year Prime Day was anticipated to be the highest-grossing online shopping day(s) in history. This Prime Day was filled with lots of deals and lots of errors. Amazon experienced a bit of déjà vu with customers not being able to add the deal to their carts. The error read “add to cart failed.retrying” and boy did people retry to add the deals to their cart. As a prime member, I did experience this issue myself, but I didn’t give up and eventually, I mean EVENTUALLY my items were added to my cart. You would think Amazon would have been more prepared to handle this error issue considering the site crashed last year from the same issue. But I guess that’s just my personal observation.

Another big error that Amazon had during Prime Day was with certain camera gear. This glitch marked down certain cameras and gear from their original prices to $98.48. This included a Canon 5D Mark IV that was originally 2,799.00 and the prime deal brought it down to $98.48, a total savings of 2,704.52! Thanks to a nice customer who tipped people off in the comments section adding “I just bought 10k worth of camera equipment for like 900 dollars total”. After that, the comments were flowing with “how did you get that deal, I can’t get it”. For the lucky few who were able to take advantage of this glitch, hats off to you! We can only speculate that this was an accident; not the doing of an Amazon employee as a revenge to the on-going issues that the company is having.  

 

That's all the Tea for now!

-Rachel d'Autremont


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  • 18 Jul 2019 Kenny

    Wow! This is very insightful. Thanks for the info.


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