[LINK] DJ Meltdown
Michael Skeggs email@example.com
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Tue Nov 20 17:54:51 AEDT 2012
Some discussion of the click frenzy promotion at
So far, the consensus is AU retailers treat their online customers like
On 20 November 2012 17:38, Jan Whitaker <jwhit at janwhitaker.com> wrote:
> [maybe they contracted with the same outfit as the Republicans ;-) ]
> DJs' online frenzy ends in meltdown
> Rachel Wells
> Published: November 20, 2012 - 5:32PM
> snubs joint retail frenzy
> Frenzy - who's taking part
> David Jones' attempt to hijack Australia's first national online
> shopping event with a sale of its own has backfired, with the
> department store's two week old website crashing this afternoon under
> the weight of heavy traffic.
> A spokeswoman for the department store said unprecedented traffic to
> the site had caused the technical meltdown. By mid-afternoon,
> shoppers who earlier in the day had problems accessing some deals,
> could not even get on to the site.
> "Basically, we've had an overwhelming response to our Christmas
> Frenzy event," the spokeswoman said. "Our stores have been trading
> well ahead of our expectations and our online site has been inundated
> with customers causing it to go into meltdown."
> The site was inaccessible for about two hours. But it is now back online.
> Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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