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Amazon is down for a ton of people right now (updated)

This is extremely rare.

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UPDATE 6/13/2022 3:13 PM ET: It looks like Amazon services have been restored. If you are still having issues with the app, consider closing it out completely before loading it back up. The original report follows below.

If you planned on spending this fine Monday afternoon browsing Amazon for cat harnesses (couldn’t be me), then bad news. It seems Amazon is down for a ton of people right now.

According to DownDetector, 11,906 people have reported the Amazon outage so far. It seems that both the app and website are experiencing issues. We are able to load the website here at KnowTechie, but have yet to try the app.

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One user notes that “this is weird, I feel like Amazon doesn’t go down very often.” Another noticed an issue with Amazon KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) not showing book details.

The error most people are getting is “We’re sorry, an error has occurred. Please reload this page and try again.”

People are reporting the issue in many areas around the US, including New Jersey, Virginia, New York, Kansas, and Delaware. We’ve also seen a couple of German users report issues, as well.

The Amazon AWS status page is showing all-green at the moment, but it is possible the issue isn’t related to AWS. There has been no word from Amazon’s Twitter account as of yet.

The extremely popular game, Destiny 2, is also experiencing issues, but it’s unclear if the two are related.

Twitter users are reporting the Amazon outage as well

In addition to Downdetector, people have also gone to Twitter to report the outage.

We’ll continue to update this report as more information is made available.

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Managing Editor for KnowTechie. Josiah has a decade of experience covering tech news, social media, CEOs, and what it means to be online in 2022.

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