The Web site was back up and running at approximately 3:30 P.M. EST. No explanation was given on the company's Web site for the outage. Amazon has not yet responded to TheStreet's request for comment on the disruption.
Comments on Twitter started to trickle in that the popular online retailer was experiencing problems with its Web site, with some even making jokes about it.
http://t.co/qxeBLldsBz down. It's the Syrians!— zerohedge (@zerohedge) August 19, 2013
http://t.co/rMUwFDMZEV down h/t @zerohedge— Chris Ciaccia (@Chris_Ciaccia) August 19, 2013-- Written by Chris Ciaccia in New York >Contact by Email. Follow @Chris_Ciaccia