Free Dr. Pepper Fail

By Matt Van Hoven Comment


Remember how Dr. Pepper said they’d give everyone a free can of the goodness if Guns N’Roses released their forthcoming album ‘Chinese Democracy’ (which was nearly two decades in them making) in 2008? Yeah, well, that’s not going so well.

Yesterday the record was released, and people started flooding Dr. Pepper’s Web site (drpepper dot com slash freedrpepper), and it’s basically crashed, completely.

When we attempted to reach the site, we got a ‘Service Unavailable’ error. Hey Code and Theory, how about a blast server? Oh well. The soda maker released a statement earlier today saying that due to massive Web issues, it would honor the free DP offer through 6 p.m. today. This could get messy.

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