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Amazon's Prime Day Back on Track After Major Glitches

Shortly after Amazon Prime kicked off its 36-hour flash sale on Monday at 3 pm ET, its system crashed. The glitch sent some customers to an error page that read: “Sorry, something went wrong on our end.” After about an hour, Amazon was able to fix most of the errors.

Now with Amazon Prime Day back in full swing, big box retailers with the likes of Bed, Bath & Beyond, JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores, and Lowe’s are offering deals that match Amazon prices.

Amazon Prime’s annual membership cost $120. And college students can become members for half the price.

However, if you’re not a Prime member, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial. You just have to remember to cancel before August 15. College students are able to test Amazon Prime for six months for free.

For customers who prefer to get their deals through price matching, there are several rules.

The items must be identical and currently in stock
The products must be sold directly from Amazon and not a third party seller

If you’re trying to keep tabs on the best deals, the Camel Camel Camel app tracks prices for Amazon. Although the app is free, there are some in-app purchases.

Reporting by Brittany Muller