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Shoppers slam Click Frenzy website crashes missed deals

Furious shoppers have shared their frustration on social media after missing out on savings during the biannual Click Frenzy shopping extravaganza. 

With savings advertised of up to 99 per cent off items including home entertainment systems, laptops, make up, toys, food and fashion from more than 500 Australian companies, the online sale began from 7pm on Tuesday night.

A cry of disappointment however soon echoed across the Twitter and Facebook as users found the intense competition too fierce while some were let down by internet speeds. 

Webpages at partnering webpages, including Peter Alexander (pictured), were unable to keep up with the high demand 

With savings advertised of up to 99 per cent users took to social media to vent

With savings advertised of up to 99 per cent users took to social media to vent

Angry would-be-buyers also vented that it was difficult to locate items for the advertised, luring prices which sit well below the standard retail alternatives. 

Others, who were redirected to partnering sites, came across crashed webpages. 

‘#ClickFrenzy is a joke no major things for $10 like advertised,’ wrote one distressed user.

‘Literally didn’t see one iPad for $10 on #clickfrenzy,’ she added, ‘what a joke’. 

‘@clickfrenzy Your subscription system is broken. Still waiting after an hour for the email,’ said another. 

A cry of disappointment echoed across the Twitter and Facebook as frustrated users shared their fury 

A cry of disappointment echoed across the Twitter and Facebook as frustrated users shared their fury 

The online sale began on Tuesday night with savings on more than 500 brands but was a waste of time for many 

The online sale began on Tuesday night with savings on more than 500 brands but was a waste of time for many 

A Twitter user said the promotion was more like ‘click bait’ than a ‘click frenzy’. 

@clickfrenzy been searching for that $10 TV and other deals I saw on A Current Affair can’t find it on the site feels more like #clickbait than #clickfrenzy’. 

‘Well… I completed it with 4 different addresses… And did not receive a single email. So…,’ said another disappointed user.   

Shoppers shared frustration after missing out during the Click Frenzy bonanza

Shoppers shared frustration after missing out during the Click Frenzy bonanza

Australians were lured in of discounted home entertainment  and fashion from more than 500 Australian companies but were left unhappy

Australians were lured in of discounted home entertainment and fashion from more than 500 Australian companies but were left unhappy

Founder Grant Arnott said the sale included ‘ridiculous prices on things like Google Home for $2, an Xbox for $4, we’ve got an LG 55-inch TV selling for $10, we’ve got a FitBit going for $2, a 10.5-inch iPad Pro 64GB for $10.’

An estimated two million Australians were expected to pledge time in an attempt to score a sweet deal during the bonanza, which occurs twice a year. 

Mr Arnott hopes to generate around $250 million this time around after raking in $200 million worth of sales last year.

Disheartened shoppers took to social media to share their experiences after failing to buy goods 

Disheartened shoppers took to social media to share their experiences after failing to buy goods 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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