Breaking News is having some problems right now is having some problems right now

For some reason or the other, the largest Internet retailer has a website that isn't working properly for some people. Many pages are either not loading at all, displaying error messages, or loading slowly with missing information. Checking in with other Verge employees, some people are getting error messages or pages loading partially, while others report no problems, and sometimes different pages have different results. . Reports about this issue started around 1:40 PM ET, and some people have been facing this problem ever since.

Although it's not ideal to receive a message that says "We're sorry, an error has occurred. Please reload this page and try again." When you're trying to order some cat food or a Fire HD tablet, the good news is that all that goes wrong isn't an Amazon Web service outage affecting other services on the Internet. Outages are particularly rare for -- even a little downtime can cost the retailer a ridiculous amount -- but not unheard of.

The Verge has contacted Amazon for more information about this issue, and we'll update this post if we get a response.

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