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:
Prime day deals are just like Black Friday .. A few good deals sprinkled all over a metric ton of crap. #PrimeDayFail— joped (@joped) July 15, 2015
Was pretty geeked for #PrimeDay...and it sucks. It's like Black Friday at K-Mart. A bunch of crap nobody wants anyway...for 15% less.— Amanda Goldberg (@GoldbergSays) July 15, 2015
#PrimeDay kinda sucks right now. Unless you want a Kindle. Or granny panties.— Rick D. (@ricardodlp) July 15, 2015
I almost want to cancel my Prime membership and start paying for shipping. #PrimeDay sucks.— chris stuberg (@cowsnipers) July 15, 2015
LOL #PrimeDay is so trash man. Had me hyped up to buy a TV. All the sales are on paper towels & headphones.— DJ (@LordDerrick) July 15, 2015
So far #PrimeDay looks like "Amazon has alot of shit cluttering their warehouse that no one wants" Day.— Jon (@JonFrat) July 15, 2015
Everyone who just woke up is about to realize what we who stayed up all night know.. Tupperware & granny panty deals galore #PrimeDay— Amazon Prime (@PrimeDayFail) July 15, 2015
Somewhere out there, a UPS driver is loading up a 55-gal drum of lubricant and 64oz jars of Skippy Peanut butter thinking #PrimeDayFail— Matthew Harris (@MattHarrisAZ) July 15, 2015
These deals are so random. A bottle of Vitamin D! A hole punch! FIVE POUNDS OF DRY GARBANZO BEANS! #PrimeDayFail— Tippi Blevins (@TippiB) July 15, 2015
The refresh button isn't making the Tupperware disappear. #PrimeDay— Charles Koh (@charleskoh) July 15, 2015
July 16 9:30 am PT: Updated to reflect new data on Amazon's sales.