Target’s website traffic hit a wall when a record number of shoppers showed up in search of Cyber Monday bargains. Having offered a 15 percent discount for any purchase made through the site, Target began to experience problems shortly after 10 a.m. It then placed customers in a virtual queue that effectively held their place in line so they would not lose their purchase orders after refreshing their page. The company posted an apology to customers on its Twitter page, noting that traffic was twice as heavy as its busiest single prior day.
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