Staples' Web site buckles on Black Friday

Staples became one of the most widely searched terms this morning after the Web site stopped working.

By TheStreet Staff Nov 27, 2009 11:21AM

TheStreet.comBy Andrea Tse, TheStreet.com

 

The Staples Web site malfunctioned early this morning as shoppers browsed for deals on one of the busiest shopping days of the year.

 

Shoppers who logged on early this morning found an error message. The site was restored at 7 a.m. EST.

 

Heavy traffic from Black Friday shoppers might have caused the temporary glitch. Distressed bargain hunters researched the problem on Google, making it one of the most-searched topics.

 

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Staples, like many retailers on Black Friday, is offering discounts on goods, such as laptop computers, global-positioning devices and copy paper on its Web site.

 

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