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Amazon says shoppers are buying at “record rates” on Prime Day

If you spend anytime on social-media today and follow the #PrimeDay hashtag, two things will most likely standout. The first is that a lot of people are complaining about the lack of sales on the Amazon.com hyped-shopping day, but even more seem to be sharing their purchases through social-media and passing the news onto others.

It’s a confusing situation but Amazon has stated that things are going well, despite the social-media wet blankets out there. “Prime members are shopping at record rates and will find more deals coming all day,” the company said in a statement released this afternoon.

“Prime Day peak order rates have already surpassed 2014 Black Friday,” said Greg Greeley, Vice President Amazon Prime. “Prime members have already bought tens of thousands of Fire TV Sticks, 35,000 Lord of the Rings Blu-Ray sets, 28,000 Rubbermaid sets, and 4,000 Echo devices in 15 minutes. The Kate Spade purse was gone in less than a minute. We also sold 1,200 of the $999 TVs in less than 10 minutes. And there are thousands more deals coming.”

Amazon Prime is an annual membership program for $99 a year that offers customers unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping on more than 20 million items across all categories. , unlimited Free Same-Day Delivery on more than a million items in 14 metro areas, unlimited streaming of tens of thousands of movies and TV episodes, more than one million songs, more than one thousand playlists and hundreds of stations with Prime Music, early access to select Lightning Deals all year long, free secure, unlimited photo storage in Amazon Cloud Drive with Prime Photos and access to more than 800,000 books to borrow with the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library.

Go to amazon.com/primeday to see current deals. Many more deals still to come.

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