More glitches on eBay UK: are you seeing the same?
UPDATE: This post was published at 01:08 BST this morning. At that time the reported problems had been underway for at least an hour. Maybe more. Now (at circa 02:00 am) they appear to have been resolved. Did you sleep through it?
On Twitter, eBay made this comment at circa 02:00 BST blaming the problems on “network issues”:
The recent network issue we experienced has been investigated and resolved. We appreciate your patience and apologize for the inconvenience.
— eBay (@eBay) June 19, 2015
But here is our original post, made whilst the problems were ongoing>>
Is anyone else having problems using eBay tonight?
Just about an hour ago, a user contacted Tamebay saying that eBay.co.uk was down and it does seem that right now eBay is suffering technical difficulties
Here are three things that I have been able to verify:
Search isn’t working from the homepage
I’m seeing an error message every time I search. (I use a Mac and Safari and here’s what it looks like.)
Signing in and My eBay login isn’t working:
If you try and sign in to My eBay, it seems that you can’t. This is the URL that won’t work: http://www.uk.paradise.qa.ebay.com/myb/Summary
Additionally, if you click the homepage link to Sell, it doesn’t resolve at this URL: http://sell.uk.paradise.qa.ebay.com/sell
From memory as an eBay employee, the structure of those URLs looks like a QA environment.
What’s this text above the logo?
Several people are reporting this text as odd. Can you see it hovering above the eBay logo at the uppermost top left of the eBay homepage? What is it?
eBay have acknowledged sign in problems on Twitter:
Current technical issues are affecting some users’ ability to sign in and transact on the site. Working to get this resolved asap.
— eBay (@eBay) June 18, 2015
And others are seeing the same issues as we’ve noted:
And here is the graph from Downdetector for eBay, taken just a few moments ago.
Are you having similar problems? Be specific in your comments.