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    ebay outage
    FYI, eBay is having major problems today. I noticed my site was acting sluggish and after researching, I found that the eBay API was acting up. Well, evidently it is a much bigger outage than just the eBay API.

    Search is broken on eBay.com! I just checked about 10 minutes ago 11/21 5:20 CST and couldn't search for anything. I get this error:
    We were unable to run the search you entered. Please try again in a few minutes.
    Its evidently been going on all day. Here is a blog post on actionbytes that is chronicling the outage:

    http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin...258839253.html

    So tomorrow, when you try to figure out what happened to your EPN commissions... There you go...
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    It's probably my fault, I've cursed it by posting a few items for auction. Every time I do that, something goes haywire. So much for last-minute bidding wars
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    per ebay policy, items ending during outage (+1 hour after) will be extended by 24 hours + they get other credits.

    this extended outage of ebay for almost the whole day today per reports may be a headache to many sellers on ebay this season!

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    a welcome result from the ebay outage was my adsense earnings were best day in a long time. With no ebay products on the page, the visitors must have wondered.

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    LOL if the Adsense earnings were comparable or favorable, that might call for placing them front-and-center on the page, above the ebay offerings
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    Quote Originally Posted by ToughTurkey
    a welcome result from the ebay outage was my adsense earnings were best day in a long time. With no ebay products on the page, the visitors must have wondered.
    Yes, this might have fringe benefits for me as well. I took eBay and Half.com off my price comparison website and my price check pages went from 8 second load times to several 100 millisecond load times.

    It seems that they still don't have ebay.com back in perfect working order. I see a lot of PO'd eBay seller comments on that auction bytes thread. I'm going to leave eBay off my site for a few days and see if my earnings increase or decrease. Amazon is certainly benefiting from this outage!
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    I removed eBay from one of my sites this morning. (Of course I should have checked the change - I ended up breaking the site - DOH! All fixed now.) I don't think I'll be adding them back.
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