• Amazon.com down Monday afternoon

    By: KIRO 7 STAFF


    Amazon.com, the website for the world’s largest online retailer, was down shortly after noon Monday.

    “We’re very sorry, but we’re having trouble doing what you just asked us to do,” a website message said. “Please give us another chance.”

    It was not immediately clear what caused the site to go down, and an Amazon spokesperson did not return a call from KIRO 7. The company headquarters is in Seattle.

    Online news site GeekWire reported Amazon lost $4.8 million by being down 40 minutes.

    The outage happened two weeks after it was announced Amazon founder Jeff Bezos was buying The Washington Post and other newspapers for $250 million. Click here to read more about Bezos buying The Washington Post.

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