55 Gallons of Lube? Customers Complain That Amazon #PrimeDay Sales Are Terrible

Amazon puts headphones, unrated 'Fifty Shades of Grey' and 55-gallon barrels of lube on sale.

Amazon's #PrimeDay launched on Wednesday as the company bragged the sales would be even better than Black Friday's.

However, Amazon users were not impressed with the sales the e-commerce site offered, and many users took to Twitter to express their displeasure. #PrimeDayFail and #PrimeDay both trended as the complaints poured in.

"Either I'm missing something or the @amazon prime sale is a joke. Everything I want is full price. #PrimeDayFail," said one user. "This #PrimeDay sucks ... its like a digital garage sale," said another.

Despite the complaints, Amazon's sales soared. “Prime Day peak order rates have already surpassed 2014 Black Friday,” vice president of Amazon Prime Greg Greeley said in a press release on Wednesday. “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."

Third party data analyst ChannelAdvisor reports sales for Amazon were up by 80 percent at noon ET, according to TechCrunch.

Here's a look at what people had to say:

July 16 9:30 am PT: Updated to reflect new data on Amazon's sales.

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