Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

A SNAFU oN PRIME DAY A Worker Applies Tape to ... [Derived Headline]

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

A SNAFU oN PRIME DAY A Worker Applies Tape to ... [Derived Headline]

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A SNAFU oN PRIME DAY A worker applies tape to a package before shipment at an Amazon fulfillment center in Baltimore. Amazon's Prime Day began at 3 p.m. Monday and will end at 2:59 a.m. Wednesday, a total of 36 hours of deals. However, Amazon's website ran into some early snags Monday, an embarrassment for the tech company on the shopping holiday it created. Shoppers clicking on many Prime Day links after launch in the U.S. got only images of dogs with the words, "Uh-oh. Something went wrong on our end." People took to social media to complain that they couldn't order items. By about 4:30 p.m., many Prime Day links were working, and Amazon said later Monday that it was working to resolve the glitches. Still, the hiccups could mute sales and send shoppers elsewhere during one of Amazon's busiest sales periods that's also a key time for it to sign up new Prime members. …

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