Novocastrian twangers, bashers, ivory tinklers and miscellaneous noisemakers were left crestfallen on Monday night after Muso’s Corner had to abandon their iconic May the 4th sale after TWO server crashes.
The iconic local music shop had planned to kick off the sale at 7pm however the weight of eager shoppers keen to nab a ridiculous sonic bargain proved too much for the servers to cope with.
Undeterred, staff decided to push the sale back to 9pm in an effort to remedy the problem, however second time did not prove a charm with the servers crashing again under the weight of 2.3 million requests.
Taking to social media on Monday night, staff revealed that they had been forced to temporarily abandon the sale with a view to hosting a make-up event in the coming days.
“We’re defeated. We have to postpone this sale. We can’t even log into our back end to turn the products on,” staff wrote in an apologetic Facebook post.
“We feel horrible and are sorry. We got over 2.3 Million Server requests. Our hosting providers were floored, we had the biggest servers available.
“We’re not going to let you guys down, we will keep these exact products and get a whole heap more and relaunch. Give us a few days to figure this out. We will make this up to you. Please be understanding, this is not what we wanted either.”
Thankfully, by and large, shoppers were understanding replying to the post with the likes of: “Great effort from all, nobody blames you for trying,” and “Super nice community here. Everyone has been very understanding. Nice try Musos, under the circumstances. We have your back.”
It’s not surprising that the sale, which regularly draws lines around the block when we’re not in lockdown, attracted so many punters with the likes of a Supro Coronado II guitar going for a CRAZY $179 – reduced from $1799.
Make sure you check out Musos Corner’s Facebook page to keep up-to-date with the rescheduled dates.