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Scifience
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Oct 11, 2004, 04:57 PM
 
PayPal has been completely down all day - they keep bringing it up and down all day, and I haven't been able to access my money or receive payments for my eBay auctions.

Since I do $100+ worth of business through PayPal every day, this is really affecting me.

Anyone want to suggest alternatives to PayPal for online payment systems?
     
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Oct 11, 2004, 05:13 PM
 
Are they finally updating PayPal's homepage...is that the hold up? Pretty crappy to bring it down if that's why...
     
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Oct 11, 2004, 05:13 PM
 
Originally posted by Scifience:
PayPal has been completely down all day - they keep bringing it up and down all day, and I haven't been able to access my money or receive payments for my eBay auctions.

Since I do $100+ worth of business through PayPal every day, this is really affecting me.

Anyone want to suggest alternatives to PayPal for online payment systems?
paypal is awful
anything is better than it
     
tsuki
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Oct 11, 2004, 05:37 PM
 
the paypal discussion board has been going bonkers over this shite (it started thursday.. how can they hire such morons for IT? ....here is a thread about alternatives:
http://forums.ebay.com/db2/thread.js...t=0&msRange=40
     
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Oct 11, 2004, 07:26 PM
 
Originally posted by Peter:
paypal is awful
anything is better than it
Like what? I have been unable to find a suitable replacement. I haven't personally had any problems with them but due to their reputation I am wary to keep more than $1000 in my account at a time.
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Oct 11, 2004, 07:32 PM
 
Originally posted by Scientist:
Like what? I have been unable to find a suitable replacement. I haven't personally had any problems with them but due to their reputation I am wary to keep more than $1000 in my account at a time.
I keep my balance low as well but I second that; I have never had any problems with PayPal.
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Oct 11, 2004, 08:22 PM
 
I received errors since yesterday... sigh..
     
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Oct 11, 2004, 08:28 PM
 
I hope this is a wake up call for PayPal. They are going to loose a lot of customers because of this outage. I wonder what kind of excuse they will cough up.
     
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Oct 11, 2004, 08:49 PM
 
i'm still waiting for them to pay me my money from an ebay fraud claim (i won, i gave them tracking info for the package, it was delivered, and they still haven't given me my money back)

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Oct 11, 2004, 09:05 PM
 
Originally posted by tsuki:
the paypal discussion board has been going bonkers over this shite (it started thursday.. how can they hire such morons for IT? ....here is a thread about alternatives:
http://forums.ebay.com/db2/thread.js...t=0&msRange=40
eBay is deleting alot of posts in that thread it seems like...go figure!
     
alphamatrix
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Oct 11, 2004, 09:13 PM
 
Might want to try:
yowcow.com
or
egold.com

I've never had any problems with paypal, but downtime like that is not good.
     
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Oct 11, 2004, 11:14 PM
 
Originally posted by alphamatrix:
Might want to try:
yowcow.com
or
egold.com

I've never had any problems with paypal, but downtime like that is not good.
Have you (or anyone else) used this yowcow site? I like their rates.
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Oct 12, 2004, 08:40 AM
 
Originally posted by Peter:
anything is better than it
Do you have the URL for that site?
     
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Oct 12, 2004, 09:13 AM
 
Originally posted by Peter:
paypal is awful
anything is better than it
Like...?

I haven't had a problem since day one.

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djohnson
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Oct 12, 2004, 09:25 AM
 
Originally posted by starman:
Like...?

I haven't had a problem since day one.

Mike
No problem here either. FUnny how people expect things to work 100% of the time now...
     
mitchell_pgh
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Oct 12, 2004, 09:25 AM
 
Anything more then 4-6 hours is catastrophic considering their business is 100% online driven.

I'm sure they are working on it, but I never have these issues with my brick and mortar bank.
     
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Oct 12, 2004, 09:28 AM
 
Originally posted by meatyocre:
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Oct 12, 2004, 09:54 AM
 
Originally posted by Gankdawg:
Funny, I noticed that too .

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