eBay is in the midst of yet another outage, with sellers around the world upset that they can't log in to their accounts on September 3, 2014. On the 19th birthday of the giant online retailer, The Inquisitr reports that many users in the US, UK, India and other parts of Europe are having issues logging in, with an incorrect password alert showing up when they try.
Some eBay users are also finding that all of their listings are gone and are voicing their frustrations about the situation on Twitter using the hashtag #eBayDown.
Well, the @eBay server has crashed on it's 19th Birthday. Have you had one too many eBay? #eBayDown - @hideyourmilk
Is the eBay outage due to a hacker or part of the planned maintenance that was scheduled for September 4? So far, there is no word from eBay as to what the problem is, but the company did make users aware that they are trying to resolve it as soon as possible.
Sellers trying to access the customer service page will currently get a message that reads, "We're making some updates and will be back soon. Thanks for your patience. In the meantime, please use our A-Z index of help topics." This is a clear indication that there is part of the scheduled site maintenance, instead of a rumored hack.
The current message on the eBay seller announcement board reads, "We are aware that some users may experience problems when using the eBay site. We are actively working on restoring the issue and apologize for any inconvenience caused."