Hundreds of people took to social media to complain they could not even login before 7pm when the sale kicked off.
Click Frenzy’s massive 99 per cent off sale is back, selling new phones and Apple Macbook’s for next to nothing.
The sale launched in November 2012 and has become internationally recognised as Australia’s iconic online shopping event, with its main event occurring in November each year as well as May.
But so far this evening, plenty of people haven’t been able to grab themselves a bargain.
“Well done, crashed again, same thing every year. Won’t waste my time,” wrote one woman on Facebook.
Another woman wrote, “I know … let’s have a huge online sale.... but use a server that can’t cope with the traffic, so it crashes two minutes in.”
People are saying they are getting told their password is incorrect or they can’t verify their accounts.
“How many Click Frenzy sales is it going to take before Click Frenzy et al up their bandwidth?,” wrote one man.
Another said the site was “very useless”.
“This is pathetic,” said another.
However, a couple of people who managed to login said they had won a iPhone 11.
A woman on Twitter said she managed to get a Dyson vacuum.
The company posted a response on Facebook saying they are working to fix the issue.
“We are currently experiencing extremely high demand for the log in functionality and understand some people are unable to log in at this time,” they wrote.
“Rest assured we are working to fix this issue and you will be able to log in before the first 'Go Nuts' deal goes live. You can still shop all the other great Click Frenzy deals without being logged in right now.”
The site has crashed in previous years.
When it held its very first sales event back in 2012, visitors were unable to access any of the deals because of website crashes.
In 2017, the website’s hosting provider again struggled under the pressure and users received errors for much of the night.
In 2018, organisers issued an apology after online shoppers seeking bargains were faced with error messages after the sale’s site crashed yet again.
Last year things seem to be running more smoothly – although many social media users vented about issues such as crashes and missing clues for the sale’s trademark 99-per-cent-off deals.
More than 2000 items from some of the world’s leading brands will be featured in the campaign that will go live for 53 hours, closing at midnight on Thursday.
The Click Frenzy Mayhem, which includes the sale of some items slashed by 99 per cent, was promoted as offering rare relief for many households struggling with the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
As part of its Go Nuts deals, an iPhone 11 will be sold for just $12 and a Macbook Air at $17. These deals will pop-up randomly throughout the 53 hours in a notification for shoppers on the website but are only available for Click Frenzy members.