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Fri Oct 25 2019 00:34:04

Tech Issues Hit PayPal and eBay Thursday Evening

By: Ina Steiner

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PayPal experienced technical issues on Thursday evening (now resolved), and they seem to have caused issues at eBay as well: the eBay System Status dashboard showed "Service Disruptions" for Buy it Now and Checkout when we checked around 8:30 pm ET. 

PayPal published status updates showing an incident start time: Oct 24, 2019 at 23:00 GMT (7 pm ET) and an incident end time of 00:40 GMT (8:40 pm ET). DownDetector show also showed a spike in reports from people experiencing problems.

PayPal wrote in its initial report: "PayPal users may be experiencing "Sorry - your last action could not be completed" errors accessing the PayPal website (www.paypal.com) or when making a payment."

In its status update showing the (Global) problem was resolved, it wrote, "Impacted Products/APIs: REST APIs, SOAP & NVP APIS, Payflow, Online Checkout, Retail Checkout, Payflow APIs."

While we were researching the issues, we came across this thread on the eBay boards where some users were discussing the eBay user experience from the buyer's point of view - it's worth a read.



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by: eBay Shill Buster This user has validated their user name.

Fri Oct 25 09:32:35 2019

2 of the most inept companies in the history of tech right behind Yahoo who changed for changes sake and ruined their programming as these sisters did.

They both think they are world class companies, when in fact they are world class flops.

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by: I Must be Crazy This user has validated their user name.

Fri Oct 25 12:33:56 2019

It is all very frustrating and disheartening.

You what worked perfectly though??

You guessed it, eBay pulled their fees from me in the wee hours of Oct 23rd. Funny, since they used to pull them at month end and have accelerated payment by at least a week. They still give a range 23rd - 25th. But they are snagging their money within the first couple of hours of the first day in that range. Seems they need to count every penny.

With the ongoing decline in sales, this has created a cash crunch for me right as all of my bills are due.

This is not worth it anymore. Good side hustle, that's all. Even then it's questionable. One can deliver pizza on the weekend and make 1200 - 1500 a month here in California.

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by: Cosmic This user has validated their user name.

Fri Oct 25 13:40:23 2019

Seems eBay is running into cash flow problems, perhaps making the dividend and stock buyback programs some of the worse decisions they have made. Very concerned about managed payments and no comment on segration of funds,  escrow of funds and/or bonding etc.  They cannot handle the most basic site functions now, how can they handle over 90 +billion a year in payments ( down from 100 billion)  flow when they already lie about  current payments as they get the buyers funds instantly.  Great idea in fantasy land as they grab 2.5+ billion off the cash flow thru payments but nothing is free.  

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by: eBay Shill Buster This user has validated their user name.

Fri Oct 25 15:37:19 2019

Great ecommerce companies, customers can't even checkout half the time, these clowns need to give up the ghost like Yahoo did, they are done.

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by: hawk This user has validated their user name.

Mon Oct 28 06:52:52 2019

as usual , greed and incompetence eventually destroys all things good. when will these morons ever learn to keep a good thing ??  



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