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eBay UK Suffers Another Outage

eBay UK is suffering an outage today that’s being tracked by monitoring firm DownDetector. And according to ITProportal.com, it’s the site’s 10th outage in a year.

eBay.com’s website experienced problems in late July and was widely inaccessible on July 31st, but the company downplayed the incident, first ignoring reports and then finally denying it was an outage on its Systems Announcement board.

As for the problems on eBay.co.uk today, eBay UK tweeted at 7 am EST, “We are investigating reports some customers are having trouble accessing eBay. We will update as soon as we have more information. Thank you.”

Among the replies, one seller tweeted, “It’s been down all morning and you’ve only just noticed? It would be funny if I didn’t have auctions ending tomorrow.”

Another user replied, “”Some” customers? The whole of the UK and northern Europe? Don’t tell the truth in case the shareholders get itchy feet.”

eBay UK has had a string of bad luck, from a security breach to anti-semitic termsdisplaying in search results.

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Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). She is a member of the Online News Association (Sep 2005 - present) and Investigative Reporters and Editors (Mar 2006 - present). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com. See disclosure at EcommerceBytes.com/disclosure/.