We’re just literally counting the hours on this side of the globe before LEGO Shop@Home’s Black Friday deals go live. However, you might have to add a healthy amount of patience as you go through LEGO’s online shopping portal. Because as it turns out, it seems that LEGO has implemented a sort of queuing system to manage the high volume of site visits that the portal is currently having.
And this queuing system seems to be global – Brickset also shares the same observation over at LEGO’s UK portal, and even in Australia. In some parts of the US, even though Black Friday deals have not gone live yet, the same thing can be observed. In fact, as I am writing this, I am visitor #1409 out of 2,560 people waiting online to visit the portal. It’s a good 10 minutes wait before the site refreshes again and I’m allowed access.
As far as I can recall, this is the first time that I have experienced this kind of site visitor management system over at LEGO Shop@Home. I’m not really sure if I’ll be happy about it or what, but I guess this is an expected consequence of the pandemic considering that many of us are now forced to shop for our Black Friday deals at the safety of our homes. Yeah, it’s a bit troublesome to experience this kind of virtual queuing, but in the long run, the safety that it provides in this time of pandemic is something that is welcomed.
If given the opportunity, I’ll try to make another post to share some of the hottest LEGO Black Friday deals out there, and other freebies that may follow. So be sure to stay tuned.