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eBay, Target plan sales to compete with Prime Day

Anne Stych
eBay, Target plan sales to compete with Prime Day

Amazon announced yesterday its “Prime Day” deals would extend for a full 48 hours July 15 and 16, but eBay and Target aren’t just going to sit back and watch the dollars pile up: they’re countering with promotions of their own. CNBC reported that Amazon had failed to secure enough servers to handle the traffic surge, and the glitch prompted Amazon to launch a scaled-down back-up front page, temporarily suspend international traffic, and add servers manually.