Problems with eBay today: error 70005 & 70243

We’ve received several reports in the last hour or so that people are having bother using eBay.

Specifically they are reporting problems signing in, using BIN to buy and adding items to the shopping cart. Several readers report receiving a 70005 error and one has kindly provided us with a screengrab

ebay error

Have you seen these errors? Let us know.

Certainly Downdetector is showing a spike and that is a good indicator that there is a problem.

We’ve asked eBay for information and will update this post as we get more information.

Needless to say, this isn’t the only technical issue eBay has suffered in the past few weeks.

Updated @ 13:46

It seems there’s a specific problem with Checkout. One reader has sent us this error message 70243:

ebay checkout error

Updated @ 14:16 Statement from eBay”

“We are aware that some members are currently experiencing problems with checkout on eBay via their desktop. We are working to resolve the issue as a priority. Customers accessing eBay via mobile devices are unaffected.”

Updated @ 15:32 Statement from eBay, the issue has been resolved.

“We have resolved the issue relating to checkout on eBay and full functionality has been restored. Our top priority is delivering the best experience to our buyers and sellers. We apologise for any inconvenience that may have been caused.”