The Debenhams website crashed this morning under the weight of more than a million shoppers keen to snap up generous discounts as the department store tries to clear its stock before closing for good. The chain has become the latest high street casualty and will be liquidated in the New Year after rescue talks with JD Sport fell through, drawing a line under 242 years of trading and jeopardising 12,000 jobs. Debenhams has opened its 124 shops today with a fire sale of its stock after the national lockdown came to an end overnight, with handbags, shoes, boots, watches and dresses slashed in price by as much as 70 per cent. However, only 40 people turned up to the opening of its flagship Oxford Street store in London this morning, with the majority of shoppers looking to take advantage of the bargain bonanza online instead, where hundreds of thousands waited in virtual queues simultaneously. Shoppers have experienced waits of some 30 minutes since late Tuesday night ‘due to exceptional demand’, with more than 300,000 trying to get on to the website at one point, and the total number of customers topping one million. This morning, the website buckled under the pressure… Read full this story
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