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Amazon down: Product pages coming up Error 400 (bad request)

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Updated 1:16 p.m. Pacific

Amazon.com and you’re (not) done? Well, for a while today.

Amazon.com was not exactly down, but the site might as well have been. All product searches were coming up error 400, though as for 1:16 p.m. Pacific today, it appears as if the problem has been fixed.

Screen Shot 2013-03-01 at 1.06.12 PMTwitter is blowing up about the problem, which is more than a little embarrassing for a company that prides itself on providing uptime assurance in the cloud for thousands of web-based businesses:

Realistically, however, this is not a cloud failure or a web serving error. It’s a programming or configuration error, a bad request being sent to the server. Amazon should have it fixed shortly.