Black Friday Body Count: Best Buy Down!

I’m still waiting for the first real life store riot of the day, which is legitimately shocking to me. But it seems that Best Buy Canada has given us the online equivalent by shitting the bed not long after their big sale started.

The online backlash against Best Buy Canada began shortly after the company tweeted Thursday night that its Black Friday sales were in effect.
By midnight, many were complaining that the site wouldn’t allow them to make purchases and tweeting photos of themselves shopping on competitors’ websites.
Some suggested that the retailer, which also owns the Geek Squad computer support company, should be able to avoid tech-related problems on one of the busiest shopping days of the year.

Well shit. And here I thought I’d be the first one to make a Geek Squad joke.

The company says everything should be ok now, but at last check folks were still letting them have it because if there’s one thing you don’t do, it’s stand between a maniacal herd of people on laptops and its newer laptops. Well, that and run servers that fail to work perfectly 100% of the time.

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