Amazon celebrates Black Friday today

Xboxamazon_1Okay, not officially, but I think clogged servers, what I assume are hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of people clamoring for the same item, and 1,000 gadgets selling out in less than a minute qualifies as Black Friday behavior. Anyway, so that’s the instant madness that went down today at Amazon in honor of the $100 Xbox 360 Core System deal that’s been floating around for the past week.

In Hawaii, the deal went live at 9 a.m. All I saw for the five minutes leading up to then was "Waiting for www.amazon.com . . ." at the bottom of my browser. My husband landed on the page some time between 9:00 and 9:01, and the Xbox was already sold out. The Barbie and mountain bike are sold out now, too, but the one-year Prime membership and $100 toys certificate is still available.

So, no Xbox 360 for anyone on our Christmas list year, but one of our nieces will find that Barbie in her stocking.

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Jenn K. Lee

Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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