PayPal crashed for 40 minutes this evening

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If you’re wondering why you’ve not received many payments through PayPal this evening it’s because they had a major glitch. For about 40 minutes this evening users couldn’t send and receive money, the site is now back up and fully running for most users

I also have a sneaking suspicion that some will think they’ve paid – I’ve one buyer who’s managed to send a note with their payment and yet they’ve not actually paid! It might be worth sending reminder eBay invoices or emailing any customers who haven’t yet paid as they could be expecting their purchases to ship.

11 Responses

  1. Internal Server Error
    The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.
    Please contact the server administrator, [email protected] and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

    More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

    Thats’ what I get.

  2. On the “think they’ve paid” front, it won’t help that at least one of the error messages (probably the one your buyers will get if they’re coming from your website rather than eBay) says basically, your payment may or may not have gone through, you’ll need to check your account and talk to your merchant to find out. NOT massively helpful.

  3. It was down for like 3 or 4 hours. What sucks is one of my listings is immeidate payment required. It lost some recent sales and it’s now on page 2 of the search results instead of page 1.

  4. ahaha

    well it wasnt bad only for the sellers ..

    i tried to pay an object yesterday night and soooo now i paid it twice and it’s written as paid only once by paypal .. tataa !!

    thank god i chose the good timing to try to pay my object lol


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