Thank you to everyone that hammered on the site for the past hour. We have successfully discovered some areas of the site that need to be fixed.
We will be taking the site down from 11PM to 5AM to address these issues.
We are extending the free shipping shipping for 10+ items 2 more hours, until 9PM tonight. If you miss that, please just come back anytime from Thursday through Monday to get free shipping.
Also, we will be giving extra prizes to everyone that hit an error or that attempted to purchase store credit during the hour.
Thanks for the help. I hope you enjoyed the scavenger hunt!
The first 50 different people that complete the following tasks between 6PM and 7PM Pacific time today will receive a $20 Black Friday weekend shopping spree. Additionally, we will randomly give away another 20 more shopping sprees ranging from $20 to $100 based on the entries listed below. We will be giving out a total of $2,000 of shopping sprees.
Warning: This is intentionally a stress test. We are doing this before Black Friday to measure what load our servers can handle. We do expect that you will experience some errors. Try as much as you can over the course of the hour.
– (OPTIONAL) Buy some store credit (1 entry per $1 you buy)
– Make an offer on anything in the Charity account (1 entry per offer. It will be automatically accepted.)
– Use store credit to buy an item that is currently on sale and features a player in a black jersey
– Set an asking price for the item you just purchased
– Use store credit to buy an item that is currently on sale and features one of your favorite players
– Place a shipment request (1 entry per item shipped, Free shipping on 10+ items)
– Add a comment to this blog post stating that you completed the tasks (1 entry for posting, ONLY 1 post please)
– Add some items to your cart that feature players on your favorite team
– Purchase your shopping cart with either Amazon, Credit Card, or PayPal (1 entry per item purchased)
6 PM PST is just 2 hours away, so start your engines!
UPDATE: 6:50 PM PST
Congratulations! You successfully stressed out our server, and you helped us uncovered some areas that need to be fixed. We will be taking the site down from 11PM PST to 5AM PST to address several of these issues. Since many of you were unable to accomplish some of the tasks because you were so successful at stressing out the server, I will see what we can do about awarding some extra prizes for those of you that hit errors.