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saxon21

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Has anyone else noticed over the last four hours that sales have stopped?
Posted: May 26, 2011 5:54 PM
 
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Tampa bay business journal reported today that Amazon is ready to try again today to sell the Lady Gaga new album for 99cents. It will be a download from their cloud technology. It seems that mon-ties when Amazon tried the first time that the unexpected numbers overloaded and crashed their servers. There was widespread complaints from the .frustrated Gaga fans that the system did not accept their orders and did not send them when it reported it did.

Starting four hours ago my sales stopped. The rankings have not changed and standings are the same. This means that none at my heading is selling anything. I also think but do not know for certain, that if the Gaga crowd did not get their orders through, neither did our readers. I suspect .that kindle sales will be off for a while. I also suspect the system is overloaded again.

Ah well...the system is all a Gaga.
balston82

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Re: Has anyone else noticed over the last four hours that sales have stopped?
Posted: May 26, 2011 6:08 PM   in response to: saxon21 in response to: saxon21
 
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Same here. For the last fours I've had no sales whatsoever. Usually I can expect 10-15 sales per hour. Seems servers have crashed again. Sigh.
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Re: Has anyone else noticed over the last four hours that sales have stopped?
Posted: May 26, 2011 6:11 PM   in response to: saxon21 in response to: saxon21
 
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I don't think these now-you see-them now-you-don't sales are ever going to fully materialize.

Just a hunch.

(From years of dealing with Amazong.)

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balston82

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Re: Has anyone else noticed over the last four hours that sales have stopped?
Posted: May 26, 2011 6:16 PM   in response to: saxon21 in response to: saxon21
 
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Contacted amazon but got no reply.
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Re: Has anyone else noticed over the last four hours that sales have stopped?
Posted: May 26, 2011 6:37 PM   in response to: balston82 in response to: balston82
 
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I mentioned in another forum that I have received a reply from Amazon on this iisue...actually two responses. The first one totally ignored what I was saying and said that I was still on the best seller list so everything was ok. About two hours later I received another reply telling me to ignore the first reply and that the issue was being investigated. That's where it stands right now.

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columnfive

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Re: Has anyone else noticed over the last four hours that sales have stopped?
Posted: May 26, 2011 6:39 PM   in response to: balston82 in response to: balston82
 
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I do not think these now-you-see-them now-you-don't amazong reps are ever going to fully materialize.

Another hunch.

(Based on years of quiet, cunning, and patient observation.)

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saxon21

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Re: Has anyone else noticed over the last four hours that sales have stopped?
Posted: May 26, 2011 7:52 PM   in response to: columnfive in response to: columnfive
 
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It is now almost midnight and the first sales in eight hours just arrived. Maybe the system will now go back to normal. We can only hope.
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