Amazon pricing error leaves store off-line for almost 1hr.

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by edesignuk, Mar 19, 2003.

  1. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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  2. Doctor Q Administrator

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    I'll bet that Amazon UK lost more money from being down for an hour than they would have lost from selling the Hewlett Packard pocket computers at the wrong price. I wonder why they couldn't just pull one item instead of taking the site down?
     
  3. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Yup, very odd. You'd think they have the ability to remove an item at the click of a button, just as they would to add one. I mean, they don't take the entire store down every time they want to add/remove items normally. There must have been something else wrong to force them to shut it down....I wonder what it was though...???
     
  4. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    silly silly them.

    Almost reminds me of some of the other recent mac site errors.
    1250 Dual GHZ Powermac... etc...
     
  5. hvfsl macrumors 68000

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    I wish I had known, I was looking to get one of those pocket pcs today. Maybe I could have got one before they closed the site. I have managed to get cheap stuff off websites before because of errors. Last year I got a geforce 4Ti (PC) for £70 instead of £170. Companies only notice there is a problem when you get people who buy lots of them.
     
  6. Xero macrumors 6502

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    man speaking of big online store sites getting dropped like a bad habit, Musiciansfriend.com went up in smoke RIGHT when i started to order my new audio interface, man was that annoying. all youd get when trying to get to the site was a big fat Apache internal server error. luckely the VXPocket v2 i ordered was still about $500 off of the retail price when the site came back up.:D

    i wonder what kind of revenue sites like this actually loose? even for a short period of time, im guessing itd be quite a bit.
     

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