I'm so sick of Ebay! I've had several items up
over the last two weeks, and the outages have probably
cost me a lot of bids. The fact that a multi-million
dollar company DOES NOT have backup servers that are
constantly replicating the data is beyond me. All of you who
own Ebay stock, I hope that you see the volatility of
this company. No backup servers to prevent outages...
Where is all your money going? Certainly not into
Ebay's technology. It's probably going right up the
There will be a 24 hour freeze on all bids from
the time the site is functioning again -- which
should be around 4 PM EST Friday. Therefore, there will
be no bidding until around 4 PM EST on Saturday.
Bidding will be stopped for 24 hours -- All
auctions will have 24 hours added to their "closing time"
-- It makes no sence to stop the bidding. On a side
note: Today i was hoping to get my Sandra Bullock
Tech God 2000
<All auctions were suspended during the
shutdown. After service is restored, bidding will be
stopped for a full 24 hours to ensure that nobody's
bidding opportunities are lost, the company
and from ebay's website:
We're sorry, but the eBay
system is temporarily unavailable.
We extend our
utmost apologies for this inconvenience, and we thank
you for your patience.
Please see The eBay
Announcements Board for more information.
Automatic Auction Extension Policy provides details about
when eBay will automatically extend auctions following
an unscheduled outage.
and from Motley
Fool ebay msg board:
<Univ. of Penn registers to
sell EBAY shares...
and the stock is starting
to slide again. The technical difficutlies are also
playing a role in the down move today..down 8 to 174.5
I think we'll see 165
remember the cream rises to the top, and the heavy stuff
falls to the bottom. reply to b shatner's question
about do i have anything better to do than reply to my
own posts? answer: No.
Ebay is facing a lot of competition. If the
system keeps going down, teh customers will move go
other sites. If you are looking to diversify the
portfolio from ebay, I suggest that you look into
TopTenStocks.com. Its portfolio has an astonishing 85.62% YTD
return, almost 5 times better than DJ industrial average.
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EBay site fails, stock dips
says data won't be lost
By Steve Gelsi, CBS
Last Update: 10:05 AM ET Jun 11, 1999 NewsWatch
SAN JOSE, Calif. (CBS.MW) -- No Furbys,
Star Wars toys or vintage clothes could change hands
on EBay Friday as the giant Internet auction site's
system broke down.
"We're sorry, but the EBay
system is temporarily unavailable," the company said in
one of many updates posted on the site since the
latest problem began Thursday evening. "We are
continuing with data recovery and the rebuild of the system
Shares of EBay (EBAY: news, msgs) fell 2 3/16
to 180 1/2 in early trades on Friday.
engineers, who worked through the night to restore the
server, and to its customers, said no data had been
All auctions were suspended during the shutdown.
After service is restored, bidding will be stopped for
a full 24 hours to ensure that nobody's bidding
opportunities are lost, the company said.
PC Week Editor
John Dodge told the AP that the company has had "daily
failures every few weeks, but this one is the
A call to company representatives by
CBS.MarketWatch.com was not immediately returned.
service representative said the site was receiving e-mail
inquiries from customers.
EBay has about 3.8 million
members, up from 2.1 million at the end of the last
EBay posted first quarter profit of $5.9 million or 5
cents per share on its increased volume.