Prime Day starts Monday afternoon.
Shoppers in the USA and elsewhere are struggling to access Amazon's website as one of its biggest annual sales, Prime Day, gets underway. Don't have Prime? It's not too late to become a member. Online furniture seller Wayfair introduced Way Day in April, becoming its biggest revenue day ever.
There are, of course, a zillion other deals to be had, but if you want the very best deals, just head to Amazon's Device Deals page, which is where you're going to get the best discounts highlighted. Track the price to see if it's been offered for less previously at different times of the year like Cyber Monday or Black Friday.
Amazon Prime Day has grown rapidly in recent years and now brings in billions in sales for the company. Analysts, meanwhile, saw other things Amazon could have done better, like discounting more fashion brands and taking more advantage of its acquisition of Whole Foods.
Calls to Amazon's customer service number were answered with an automated message saying, "We've heard some customers are having trouble with our website right now".
Amazon Prime Day will officially start at midday today (16 July) on the Amazon website, lasting for 36 hours in total before the offers end at midnight on the 17th July.
Amazon and its billionaire founder, Jeff Bezos, have a long history of thwarting unionization efforts in the United States. The union blamed monotonous tasks and the demands of covering miles of warehouse rows for the problems. Until now, though, most of their efforts have been centered around the critical holiday season.
A spokeswoman for the Seattle-based giant said it was committed to providing workers with "positive working conditions".
Amazon rarely has trouble handling high traffic volumes and its security is unlikely to be breached by a hacker, he said.
Shoppers took to social media to complain that they couldn't order any items.
Amazon is facing another backlash, with sales that lasted less than two minutes, server crashes and questionable sale marketing practises, with some retailers now calling for an ACCC investigation into the U.S. retailers online sales practises.