Oh, Amazon… What have you done now? It’s gonna be a while before you live this one down!
Amazon’s Prime Day has come and gone. But, was it everything that it was hyped up to be? Poll the majority of the Internet, and there’s a good chance that the answer to that question is a resounding “NO!”
Online buyers were promised more deals than Black Friday during Prime Day, and the e-commerce giant did not technically disappoint in this aspect. There were tons of items on sale yesterday, with new Prime member exclusive deals starting every few minutes. But, while there were a few good deals to be had here and there, the majority of the items were nothing more than an odd and completely random assortment of, shall we say, junk. Hey, Amazon said there would be more deals that Black Friday, not better deals than Black Friday!
Not surprising, online consumers took to social media to vent their frustrations. Twitter in particular was really buzzing yesterday, with the hashtags #PrimeDay and #PrimeDayFail trending all day. In fact, I dare say that many of the Prime Day sales and deals were so bad that watching these trending hastags was actually more entertaining and maybe even a better use of time.
I’m not the only one that feels that way either…
#PrimeDay tweets are better than actual PrimeDay.
— Teressa (@MaddisonTeressa) July 15, 2015
I must admit that I did spend an embarrassing portion of my day following the Prime Day tweets and cracking up. I just couldn’t help myself. We did try to highlight some of the better Prime Day deals for you guys, but…yikes! Truth be told, it was a little difficult. These tweets actually sum it up nicely…
— not Jony Ive (@JonyIveParody) July 15, 2015
The actual deals were, at best, completely underwhelming and few and far between. In fact, the vast majority of the sales were so bad that consumers likened Prime Day to a rummage sale, a bad garage sale, or closeout sale…
— Joe Scannell (@Joe_Scannell) July 15, 2015
Amazon took most of the heat on Prime Day because of the types of products sold. As mentioned above, it really was a hodge podge of weird random stuff!
My favorite thing about #PrimeDay is looking at what people are buying. There’s a wait list for an electronic pencil sharpener. In 2015.
— Kelli (@ksnedegar) July 15, 2015
— theneener (@theneener) July 15, 2015
INCREDIBLE DEALS ON #PRIMEDAY 1 shoe: $19.23 19 bugs: $2.81 half eaten book: $8.66 drum that is actually a can: $34.72 child’s tooth: $0.23
— Rich Lowtax Kyanka (@lowtax) July 15, 2015
I really hope that the last guy was kidding, but it really wouldn’t surprise me if he wasn’t. Of course, not everyone was completely disappointed on Prime Day…
Turns out #PrimeDay was better than expected! I thought I would waste hundreds but ended up spending nothing at all.
— Morgan C. Besmer (@MorganBesmer) July 15, 2015
And, I’m sure that Amazon is laughing all the way to the bank. After all, Prime Day was more an attempt to snag new Prime members…
I know that Prime Day was more of an attempt to get new Amazon Prime customers, but Prime Day was just a disaster, and truly not representative of the advantages of an actual Amazon Prime membership. Unfortunately, Prime Day may have backfired just a bit, and even loyal Prime members are a little ticked.
#PrimeDayFail or not, one thing’s for sure. Don’t piss off the Twittersphere! Despite the backlash, though, even still die hard Amazon fans have to admit…some of the #PrimeDay tweets were pretty darn funny…
@avitable Never trust a mascot made out of shipping boxes. God I miss Bubble Wrap Bunny. HIM you could trust.
— Michael Emond (@MichaelEmond) July 15, 2015
— Gawker (@Gawker) July 16, 2015
— Dana Weiss (@Possessionista) July 15, 2015
#Primeday is the time your parents say you are going to Disneyland and they take you to the dentist instead.
— Joe Martin (@joeDmarti) July 15, 2015
— MJ⛳️ (@MJGWrites) July 15, 2015
#PrimeDay is like when grandma says “help yourself to the candy jar!” but it has nothing but raisins and sugar-free salt water taffy
— Dera Luce (@DeraLuce) July 15, 2015
#PrimeDay is like when your dad goes on a business trip and promises presents but really he just bought you coloring books at the airport
— internet operator (@DJDadMCMom) July 15, 2015
Now whenever something in my life goes wrong or I have a bad day, I’ll say I had a #primeday.
— Mia Taylor (@MiaTaylor) July 15, 2015