Walmart website sees massive traffic, experiences ‘intermittent slowness’ after PlayStation 5 goes on sale

Frustration boiled over on social media after massive traffic to Walmart.com prevented would-be PlayStation 5 shoppers from scoring the hot holiday gift.

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After the new Sony video game console went on sale Thursday, Walmart told USA TODAY that some shoppers might have experienced “intermittent slowness for a few minutes.”

“We quickly caught up with the volume and are currently restocking the item for additional release of inventory throughout the day,” Walmart said in a statement to USA TODAY.

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Walmart said in a tweet on Nov. 5 that it would sell the consoles four times on Nov. 12 –noon, 3 p.m., 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. ET – for PS5 fans who missed out on preorders.

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A car crashed into the broadband cabinet at the end of my road a few weeks ago and since then my internet has been cutting out intermittently.

I am working from home so this has been frustrating. On one day, I had no internet at all as Openreach tried to fix the issue.

I am hoping it is now resolved but I am looking to get compensation as I have been without full internet usage for weeks. What can I do to get this?



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Grace Gausden, This is Money, replies: Being without properly working internet for many is now like losing a vital utility, such as electricity or water, especially with the rise of home working. 

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