Wal-Mart Website Crashes on Black Friday

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In an effort to take advantage of the online Black Friday sales currently going on which mirror the in-store sales, I tried to cruise over to Walmart.com and see if I could purchase the Sony PSP for the advertised price of $169.

Because of the popularity of online shopping and Wal*Mart television ads publicizing the ability to do one’s Black Friday shopping online, it seems that Walmart’s servers cannot handle the load:

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Walmart.com Scheduled Maintenance
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Walmart.com is temporarily unavailable while we make important upgrades to our site. We appreciate your patience and invite you to return soon.

If you need immediate assistance, please email us at help@walmart.com or call Customer Service between the hours of 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. CST at 1-800-966-6546.

Who wants to bet that this is not “Scheduled Maintenance” at Walmart.com?

Update : The Walmart.com site has been up and down all morning.

Loren Baker
Loren Baker is the Founder of SEJ, an Advisor at Alpha Brand Media and runs Foundation Digital, a digital marketing strategy & development agency.
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