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You Can Bet Whether Amazon.com Will Experience An Outage During Amazon Prime Days; Odds Strongly Favor No

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Amazon Prime Day promises plenty of deals. But will the site be able to handle the traffic? Photo by Stock Calalog (Flickr) [CC License]
  • Online retailer Amazon is revving up for its biggest sale of the year
  • Amazon Prime Day is considered to have the best deals out of any sale all year
  • This year’s Amazon Prime Day launches on July 15 and continues for 36 hours

Get your credit cards ready and do all your wrist exercises, online shoppers. This year’s Amazon Prime Day is happening soon and promises to be the biggest shopping event of the season.

Not only can you get a copy of Iron-Man for two bucks and a range of Amazon-branded products for record low rates, but a large portion of the site will also be on sale.

With immeasurable amounts of shoppers preparing to purchase everything from smart home devices to tablets and everything in between, will the site experience any sort of outage?

Will Amazon.com Experience An Outage During Amazon Prime Days?

Result Odds at Bovada
Yes +300
No -500

*Odds taken 07/11/19

Considering Prime costs $119 for an annual membership, loyal Amazon shoppers look forward to this annual event as a chance to offset the yearly dues.

Since 2015, Amazon has given their loyal subscribers Prime Day as an incentive and reward for being Prime members. On top of premium shipping, access to the Amazon streaming service, and release date delivery, Prime Day is a chance to really make that membership worth it.

Considering Prime costs $119 for an annual membership, loyal Amazon shoppers look forward to this annual event as a chance to offset the yearly dues.

Amazon makes quite the event of this day, too. This year’s kickoff concert (also only for Amazon Prime members, obviously) featured a heavy-hitter lineup including Dua Lipa, SZA, and headliner Taylor Swift.

Every way you look, there’s the temptation to become a Prime member. With the subscriber rate passing 100 million around the beginning of 2019, it’s safe to say there will be plenty of people logging on to secure deals this Prime Day.

The Prime of Our Lives

Prime Day is a big deal in the world of retail. For Amazon, it’s a chance to reward its loyal clientele who shell out monthly subscription fees as a Prime member. That is, if the Amazon.com site can handle this much traffic in a single go.

But this tech company isn’t just some small potatoes startup. With a 25 year history backing this behemoth organization, you can be sure that Amazon will do everything they can on their end to back up their servers this Prime Day.

You can be sure that Amazon will do everything they can on their end to back up their servers this Prime Day.

They aren’t just talking the talk, they’re walking the walk. Those subscription fees bring in over $12 billion of revenue for Amazon, and that’s nothing to sneeze at. They want their customers satisfied and coming back for more.

And even though last year’s Prime Day resulted in a crash, best believe Amazon has put the work in to make sure there’s no repeat on that front.

With talks of a staff member strike being planned on Prime Day, there’s enough drama going on in the Amazon sphere at the moment. Watch for Prime Day to be crash-free thanks to some careful planning.

Pick: No (-500)

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