We have received reports from Product Reviews readers having problems with eBay, and users are unable to checkout or pay with PayPal. This looks like it’s related to the outage we saw with PayPal moments ago, which started within apps and has now impacted the auction website users.
PayPal confirmed they have technical problems on Twitter, but we haven’t seen any confirmation on the Ask eBay channel. One of our readers said, “Checkout is down on eBay and I have tried via app and website”, another added “It looks like a DOS attack, I can’t pay on eBay when at checkout”.
We have reached out to eBay for comment and have listed the tweet below made around one hour ago, although this is only confirmation of problems from PayPal and not eBay at this time. It looks like both services are down for mobile users today, but engineers are working on a fix, so it shouldn’t be a problem for too much longer.
Let us know if you have had issues with being unable to pay on eBay once you reach the checkout? Also, include the country you are in to see if this is a global problem or only for certain countries.
Update: PayPal just issued another statement that said, “We are aware that some users are experiencing issues viewing the PayPal website and are addressing the issue.”. We have seen many more reports from eBay and PayPal users explaining they “Can’t login to paypal on eBay, but can on ordinary paypal site”.