Shopping frenzy shuts down

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Shopping frenzy shuts down

Virgin Megastore Online remained inaccessible throughout the weekend, it’s servers apparently unable to handle a surge in shoppers looking to take advantage of a 50-percent-off Labor Day sale., the online branch of the Virgin Megastore music retailer, crashed Friday morning, according to a company spokeswoman, and visitors received “server error” messages throughout the day. Throughout the weekend, visitors to the site received this message: “Thanks for visiting Virgin Megastore Online’s Labor Day Weekend Frenzy. Due to the enormous turn-out, the check out lines are currently full. Please try again a little later.”

Because of the server overload, the half-off sale, which was originally scheduled to end Friday evening, was extended through 8 p.m. Saturday. The discount was then lowered to 20 percent through midnight Monday.

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