Amazon's European workers strike as Prime promotion continues

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It’s Prime Day — Here Are The Deals That Are Actually Worth It

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The big problems seem to have occurred in the United States, where some even report their Alexa devices misbehaving and Instant Video streams crashing, though this seems coincidental as that would suggest the whole of Amazon Web Services (AWS) was struggling which would have been far more serious.

While Amazon is offering price cuts on various items, some of the best deals will be on the brands exclusive to Amazon.

In Germany, six sites were hit by a strike on Tuesday with the work stoppage due to continue on Wednesday at the Leipzig depot. The Roomba 671 can run for up to 90 minutes on a single charge, before it'll need to return to its charging base, and it'll take a couple of hours to recharge before it can start cleaning again. This year, the sales event lasts 36 hours and started at 3 p.m. ET on Monday.

"I'm candidly shocked that they're not prepared for the traffic", Forrester analyst Sucharita Kodali told Bloomberg. "Unless this is way beyond their wildest expectations, it's just odd". Pre-load up your cart You can begin prepping for Prime Day by placing items you want in your cart.

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It wasn't clear how widespread the tech glitches were, with users reporting different problems. The company reported last year's Prime Day was its biggest shopping day ever and brought in the most Amazon Prime members ever during a single 24-hour period.

But Amazon Spain said the participation figure given by the union was wrong. There's 30 percent off select baby gear, plus $5 savings on books, when you spend $20. "Someone has made a change and it's not compatible". But the e-commerce giant acknowledged Monday that shoppers were having trouble on the site, while numerous customers vented their frustrations on social media with the hashtag #PrimeDayFail.

"Way to go, Amazon.com". The majority of these offers are for its own products like Fire TV boxes or Alexa-enabled smart speakers, but the deals are hot. Amazon recommends that shoppers download the free Amazon app.

So you just picked up a new Instant Pot or maybe an Amazon Echo device - that's great!

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