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Wal-Mart Web Site Down

July 14, 2005

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s walmart.com Web site was down this morning, and a customer service representative told Reuters that the site had been inoperative since last night (Wednesday).

 

A walmart.com spokesperson did not immediately return a Reuters call seeking comment. As well, a spokeswoman at Wal-Mart’s Bentonville, Arkansas, headquarters could not immediately be reached.

 

Personally, I don't find it too far-fetched to assume that the site being down was due to the amount of traffic caused by all of you last-minute preorderers of the latest Harry Potter book entry, which goes on sale this Saturday.

 

For the 12th-largest Internet retailer — which walmart.com is, according to statistics compiled by trade magazine Internet Retailer — this is a big problem. Admittedly, though, it’s not as bad as Hallmark’s Web site being down during Valentines Day.

 

The retail store's Web site appears to be up and running fine now.

 

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  1. RE: Wal-Mart Web Site Down
    vg :

    As a Wal-mart associate I depend on the website to give me information. Today i need copies of my check stubs and I'm unable, and therefore, it puts me behind, because Wal-mart no longer makes copies or gives any employeee information out anymore. This is why we should not depend on the internet.

  1. RE: Wal-Mart Web Site Down
    ME :

    I've been trying to buy a gift on a baby's registry..what gives...Has it been down since the 9th?