SparkFun’s Free Day is nearly upon us…

As I’m sure many of you already now, today is January 7th. While that might not have any real significance normally, today this means that our favorite hobby supplier, SparkFun, is giving away up to $100,000 of electronic goodness. We know we have our shopping carts filled to the brim, and we’re sure that most of you do too. With the start of Free Day being roughly 10 minutes away, we recommend that everyone man their shopping carts…. This should be interesting…

624 thoughts on “SparkFun’s Free Day is nearly upon us…

  1. Anyone who doesn’t already have an account set up from yesterday should just stop now, you are not going to get it set up, and you are just bogging thigns down for the rest of us.

  2. Can we get hack-a-day to remove this posting for an hour or so so n00bs stop trying to signup? This late in the process and there is no chance they will get through. But there is hope yet for the rest of us.

  3. THX hack a day, you do it. The most stupid denial of service in the world.
    As people comment, most guys will just buy things that even don’t know about it, or how work. Just because it’s free.
    I’ts intended as a sharing day with regular customers. Now it’s ruined.

  4. On the monday after thanksgiving was doing 50% off everything all day. I got my stuff checked out that day but the same thing was happening so I’m not expecting much. Funny, while I was typing my cart loaded… again.


  5. Ive been trying to get onto sparkfun since 7:30 my time (which is 1 hour ahead of them)

    Have yet to even see the home page, connection interrupted every time

    This was a poorly executed idea, ran off of some local yokel small time host (rockynet) on poor server hardware, its been 3x as difficult to even get on even before the rush


  6. They should have made this for previous customers only or something. People have made tens of thousands of new accounts in the last day, many fraudulent duplicates by people wanting multiple orders, many by people who will just try to get free high-dollar stuff to flip on Ebay.

    Its an awesome idea, but I have the feeling that SparkFun didn’t foresee this big of a problem.
    They actually are asking people on the internet to use the honor system?

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