From: Niel J Humphreys on
"petrolcan" <petrolcanSPAM(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
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> In article <hee1l4$3d6$1(a)energise.enta.net>, Niel J Humphreys says...
>>
>> "petrolcan" <petrolcanSPAM(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:MPG.2574837788451ec8989a9b(a)text.news.virginmedia.com...
>> > In article <ec83322e-49b0-4137-97f9-e4a524487d99
>> > @t18g2000vbj.googlegroups.com>, RubberBiker says...
>> >>
>> >> 11.04 GMT Monday 23.11.2009, ebay not available, can't even ping the
>> >> url.
>> >
>> > As I said in another post, ebay.co.uk has been working fine, for me,
>> > all
>> > morning.
>>
>> Same here, the only problems I experienced this weekend were the ones on
>> the
>> announcement board where searches and shops went down temporarily at one
>> point over the weekend.
>
> Did you have any problems with your sales?
>
> I did read in one announcement that ebay would compensate sellers but
> I'm not quite sure how they would go about doing so.

No but I think this would only appertain to auction items ending during the
period when there was a fault. As I am 99% buy now it did not affect me.


From: Willy Eckerslyke on
petrolcan wrote:

> Did you have any problems with your sales?
>
> I did read in one announcement that ebay would compensate sellers but
> I'm not quite sure how they would go about doing so.

A couple of my items ending around 9pm Sunday went for about 100 pounds
less that I'd expected (i.e. 50 each). I hadn't noticed any problems
myself, so shrugged it off and posted them this morning. But now that
I've read this thread, I'm feeling pretty annoyed.

"Rest assured that we will assess the economic impact of the problem and
will compensate sellers appropriately. The mechanism and process for
issuing full fee credits for affected listings will be announced over
the course of the next few days."

So I guess the best we can hope for is a refund of fees. Big deal.
From: Fran on

"Willy Eckerslyke" <oss108no_spam(a)bangor.ac.uk> wrote in message
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> petrolcan wrote:
>
>> Did you have any problems with your sales?
>>
>> I did read in one announcement that ebay would compensate sellers but I'm
>> not quite sure how they would go about doing so.
>
> A couple of my items ending around 9pm Sunday went for about 100 pounds
> less that I'd expected (i.e. 50 each). I hadn't noticed any problems
> myself, so shrugged it off and posted them this morning. But now that I've
> read this thread, I'm feeling pretty annoyed.
>
> "Rest assured that we will assess the economic impact of the problem and
> will compensate sellers appropriately. The mechanism and process for
> issuing full fee credits for affected listings will be announced over the
> course of the next few days."
>
> So I guess the best we can hope for is a refund of fees. Big deal.

Many of the sellers on the US boards pulled listings early.


From: Grimly Curmudgeon on
We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the
drugs began to take hold. I remember "Niel J Humphreys"
<admin(a)sznzozwdzoznzczozmzpzuztzezrzs.co.uk> saying something like:

>Same here, the only problems I experienced this weekend were the ones on the
>announcement board where searches and shops went down temporarily at one
>point over the weekend.

Maybe the UK ebay server is in Cockermouth...
From: Rob Morley on
On Wed, 25 Nov 2009 16:13:51 +0000
Willy Eckerslyke <oss108no_spam(a)bangor.ac.uk> wrote:

> I phoned them up and was offered a 20 pound voucher for the
> inconvenience. It can only be spent on purchases, not for paying eBay
> fees. When I said this wasn't enough to cover my losses, I was told
> to watch the announcements board and that eBay was still working out
> how to compensate sellers.

I've not looked for news on eBay because it didn't affect me, but I saw
this earlier which sounds rather positive:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/11/24/ebay_compo_deal/