Update, 12:15 P.M. PST
Now when you try to go to Amazon.com, this message appears:
We’re still trying to find out more about this. Check back here for updates.
Update, 12:20 P.M. PST
Now here’s the new message you get when going to Amazon.com:
We’re very sorry, but we’re having trouble doing what you just asked us to do. Please give us another chance–click the Back button on your browser and try your request again. Or start from the beginning on our homepage.
The three pieces of media to the right of the error message are quite odd: A children’s book called I’m Sorry … My Bad! by Bradley Trevor Greive, another kids book called Oops: A Diaper David Book by David Shannon, and a 2008 horror movie called Grave Mistake.
Update, 12:28 P.M. PST
Update, 12:33 P.M. PST
Looks like Amazon.com is back up. We’ve contacted Amazon to find out more about this, but it appears everything is back to normal. Hallelujah, shoppers.
But the real question is … how much did Amazon just lose in revenue for the 40 minutes or so that it went down?
Previously on GeekWire: An open letter to Jeff Bezos: A contract worker’s take on Amazon.com