Has eBay gone a bit screwy?
There seem to have been a lot of net problems recently…Posted 4 years ago
Tat bazaar eBay takes a rest for ‘scheduled maintenance’
Company sez soz
eBay is currently out of action for its users, but the downtime is not because of an unexpected outage. It is instead due to “scheduled general maintenance”, the company has confirmed to The Register.
That said, fans of second-hand goods cannot presently bid for a pair of old smelly shoes on the popular online tat bazaar.
The site, ebay.com at least, is instead, at time of writing, serving a “connection reset” message to visitors.
eBay told us:
“The eBay system is undergoing scheduled general maintenance which has been previously announced. During this maintenance period, certain eBay features may be intermittently unavailable or slow and we apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused.”
El Reg understands that the general maintenance, which was also expected to affect its company Paypal, was supposed to happen between 23:00 hours and 01:00 Pacific Time.
It is now 01:30 in that part of the US. ®
***Scheduled maintenance for this week***
22 August, 2013 | 12:13PM BST
The eBay system will be undergoing general maintenance from approximately 7am to 9am on Friday August 23rd. During this maintenance period, certain eBay features may be intermittently unavailable or slow and we apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused.
The eBay Team.bellefiedMember
had trouble using paypal yesterday, not through ebay but just off an internet site (buying kneepads) – it failed twice so I called paypal and they said it was a random security check and it should be ok later in the day – but they couldn’t explain to me why a security check would stop payment on a £70 item and why they couldn’t override it.
Wonder if this “scheduled maintenance” which has run way over the time they said it would, has found a problem with paypal so they have closed it all down to prevent fraudulent transaction?Posted 4 years agokimbersSubscriber
ebays back up
and my rasputin link is kind of genuine
this weeks ‘zombie pigeons in russia’ story tipped me off about itPosted 4 years agosteel4realMember
At least that explains it – was trying to log on to bid on bike bag that finished at 0843 this morning :-(.
Couldn’t log on and the darn thing sold for £4.50 !!!
I was a bit miffed but I should think the seller is more so !!!
I wonder if he will get the chance to re-advertise ?Posted 4 years ago
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