No word on when the website will be up and running, but the company's stock is taking a hit in trading.
Still no word on what's going on with the Amazon.com website, but the stock is down more than 3.5%.
It would be a good idea for someone at the company to issue a statement regarding the problem, if only to reassure investors that this is a glitch in the matrix and not something more serious.
The service appears to be back up and running at just before 3pm EDT, although it does seem somewhat sluggish.
I thought it was back up, but they're still having serious problems. They have at least put up an error page:
An error occurred when we tried to process your request. Rest assured, we're already working on the problem and expect to resolve it shortly.
If you were trying to make a purchase, please check Your Account to confirm that the order was placed.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
Amazon.com was down for approximately two hours, and the NYT has more on the outage. The company's non-US centric portals were not affected. (HT: NY Nana of LGF)