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Bessie Dean
July 18, 2018

Plus, if you make a purchase, Whole Foods will put a $10 credit on your Amazon account to use toward Prime day shopping, so it's a win-win.

Inc. sales rose sharply during the first three hours of its Prime Day sales event, dispelling fears that the technical glitches that incensed shoppers would significantly hurt business. One Click Retail estimated that Amazon sells about $1 million a minute during peak time on Prime Day, based on last year's data. Along with mobile phones, customers can also avail almost 80% discounts on mobile accessories, such as screen protectors, power banks, mobile cases and covers, and data cables.

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 USA retailers online sales practises.

Amazon's website has run into some snags quickly on its much-hyped Prime Day.

At 36 hours, this year's Amazon Prime Day is longer and more ambitious than ever.

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The self-dubbed "Black Friday in July" known as Amazon Prime Day kicks off on July 16th with a host of incredible deals and steals.

She acknowledged the fourth annual Prime Day got off to a "ruff start". Pages within Amazon's mobile app have also been affected, showing an error message with a photo of a dog.Individual product pages didn't appear to be affected and were still functional, though customers reported issues with adding items to their carts.

Prime Day starts Monday afternoon. Many took to social media to complain that they couldn't order items.

"Amazon employees have been struggling for years with health problems", a spokesperson for the Verdi trade union, which represents workers in Germany, said in a press release, citing "monotonous work and severe physical and mental stress" as causes.

Megan Quinn, general partner at Spark Capital, tweeted that Amazon's cloud competitors at Google (goog) should be delighted: "Diane Greene is the only person celebrating Amazon Prime Day so far", referring to Google's cloud chief.

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