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Bad news for folks who were rushing to do some online shopping on Friday morning: went down for some.

Based on an overwhelming number of tweets declaring that the popular online retailer's site was down, attempts by several NBC News editors to access the site, and a peek at the handy-dandy, it seems that the Amazon site was either down in certain regions or sporadically timing out. 

We've reached out to the folks at Amazon to see what happened and will update when we know more.

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