Something terrible is happening to Amazon.comÂ right now: it is not working!
I don’t know about you but I personally find this frightening. In our era of online services, I don’t expect website like Google, Apple and Amazon to stop working. Given that Amazon.com is not a single server but rather a massive cluster, the problem must be really serious. I can imagine hundreds of Amazon engineersÂ maddeninglyÂ working on restoring the website to its pristine condition.
For some extremely obscure reason,Â https://www.amazon.com/Â is working.
Jeff Bezos must be mad right now ;-)
Actually, the secure site appears to be down, as well. I’m finally getting further than the initial error text, but not by much.
Aside from basic security concerns (who’s reading my credit card numbers now?), I find myself wondering how much income this is sapping away from the company.
I’ve read somewhere that they normally earn around $500 per second meaning that they are losing tons of money right now!
Interestingly, it seems that AWS is working well.
Seems to be back up now :)
Amazon is back online.
George – http://worldonblog.com/
Working now. Although I don’t see any reason why Orange should block Amazon, unless they want to open their own online store… LOL :P
Site is running fine here :)
Great! Now I can continue doing my shopping…
More seriously, I think that it’s the first time I’ve witnessed such a major website being down for so many hours. Something terrible must have happened there. And I’m sure lots of heads have been cut :-)
Hi Mr meetoo! I would like to ask you if it is really safe to pay online by credit card!? i am totally new to that and have read that paying online using credit cards is not so safe! I would like know which is the safest way, i mean base on your experience!! Thanks!
btw nice layout and you have got a lot of interesting posts!
I’ve been buying things online for years now and I’ve had no problems at all. Just make sure you only buy from very well known websites like Amazon or Apple etc…
This is off topic here..but Avinash i just came across a blog displaying your flicker pictures..just wanted to let you know about it. link:http://www.mauritius22.blogspot.com/
Ritesh Hassamal says
How lucky am I? I’m not a big fan of amazon, and I do not visit amazon.com very
often. However, last friday when it was down, it so happened that I was trying
amazon through HitWiser.com , to test the predictive text! (Sorry Avinash, its working on i.e only at the moment). The error message first made me think that there was something wrong with Hitwiser.com ! haha! I was relieved to see that typing amazon.com on the address bar gave the same error.
More worrying is that it’s not the first time this year!
Got it mr avinash! Thank you!
damned this is GREAT that amazon is down, now oyu can’t use amazon as a reference to say “big systems like amazon never goes down” :D:D:D
was beginning to get fed up of hearing that amazon is soo perfect :D:D:D:D
i guess, sometimes i do get lucky then :D
Can someone please help?
I’m new to Amazon.com and trying to figure out how it works.
While filling the application form I keep receiving this:
“We’re sorry. This item can’t be shipped to your selected destination.”
What’s wrong? Someone please help.
Amazon has some restrictions about products it ships. Read http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=596184
I should have guessed.