In case you were hoping to take advantage of the Amazon Customers Vote deal for a $100 Xbox 360 on Thanksgiving, Amazon.com was reportedly not reachable from least 2-2:15pm EST (11am-11:15am PST). Presumably, the traffic caused by the $100 Xbox seekers was simply too much.
Some people are complaining that they couldn’t even load the Amazon homepage…I tried to around 2:10 EST and couldn’t get a response from the Web server.
Update: There are over 500 comments in a thread on the Amazon Customers Vote Forum with disgruntled customers chiming in, in addition to other blogs which have noted the outage. Plenty of people are not happy and some are filing Better Business Bureau complaints.
[tags]Amazon, Customers Vote, e-commerce, ecommerce, online retailing [/tags]