Amazon goes down, market flooded with backpacking gear.
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Max Dilthey
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Locale: MaxTheCyclist.com
Amazon goes down, market flooded with backpacking gear. on 02/01/2013 06:41:13 MST Print View

Source: http://www.wired.com/business/2013/02/amazon-crash-unsold-underwear/

It's amusing; Amazon was down for 49 minutes on Thursday, and because the giant sells so much product, two of the best selling items seem to be backpacking-specific. They missed out on selling 400,000 pairs of Ex-Officio underwear and 700,000 mylar space blankets.

Stuart Morris
(TheStu) - F

Locale: Victoria, BC
Crazy.... on 02/01/2013 21:37:12 MST Print View

From what I read they're pretty liberal with who is allowed to update the code for the frontpage, the only requirement being that any changes that are made can be rolled back. I guess someone really screwed that one up.

Eli Zabielski
(ezabielski) - F

Locale: Boulder, CO
Top Clothing Item on 02/19/2013 18:29:22 MST Print View

It turns out that those boxer briefs are the 7th most sold clothing item.

http://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Clothing/zgbs/apparel/ref=zg_bs_apparel_home_all?pf_rd_p=1286245162&pf_rd_s=center-5&pf_rd_t=2101&pf_rd_i=home&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1Q6FJF25J3335E7QSNPQ