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It's now 6.40am EST and I was wondering when exactly the site will be back online???? I have LOTS of work to do and the sites been down for almost 5 hours now....

Please UPDATE US as to when we'll be up and running please.

Thank you Smile
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I totally agree...they should do their updates at the beginnig of the week as most of us do listings towards the end of the week to prepare for weekend shoppers....

i typically work on ebay, well 24/7 actually, but I'm prone to be on here from say 7pm until noon the next day or so....i actually skipped sleeping yesterday all-together cause i was working on love these "energy drinks" Monster I'm drinking right now is gross though....ANYWAAAY....

the updates during the 'off hours' or whathaveyou kill me...cause that's exactly when i'm online working....i'm pretty much online ALL day as this is what i do for work and the down-time kinda plays havick on paying my bills if i don't get things listed on time....normally i'm going to sleep when auctiva "finally" comes back online...figures doesn't it!? LOL

oh well, hopefully everyone here is dumping their junk pictures and ended auctions on more of a daily basis so that these weekly database 'purges' won't take so freakin' long....i know it upsets A LOT of folks on here...
from the home page, "...If a portion of the site is not responding please come back in a few minutes and try again. Most maintenance is completed within two hours. Thank you."

Most? but clearly not all. I did my part and deleted the few past listings with pictures last night. I had my morning planned for listing, who has the time to keep coming back every few minutes?? Getting frustrated. GGrrrr!
Everyone: let's keep in mind what we're paying for this service: $0. Zilch. Nada.
When you realize that, and how much the same service costs over at Andale and others... this weekly downtime is, for me at least, tolerable. Not enjoyable, but tolerable. Concerned about not being to list? Plan ahead and design & schedule your listings the day before the weekly maintenance. That's what I do. Seems the scheduling servers are not affected by the weekly maintenance downtime. Last week there was some extended downtime that DID affect those servers and even my scheduled posts did not go in time so I missed posting about 30 auctions or so.

Deal with it, live goes on. If you're making your living on eBay and depends on it to pay your bills, you should not rely on a free service where you have NO leverage to do your bidding. Step up to the plate and invest in a more robust solution and get the 99.99% uptime you need. For those that do not rely on eBay for their livelihood: deal with it. We’re all getting a free ride on something that would cost you anywhere from $50 to hundreds of dollars depending on your listing volume.

I say to the Auctiva guys: "You're doing a great job, putting up a great service and please keep up the good work!"
spoken like a person who does this part time, for fun. I do auction descriptions every day of the week, not just Friday morning. I also subscribe to another listing service (which I pay for) already. Just because we're not directly paying for Auctiva (although Auctiva derives income through us, without a doubt) does not mean that we should not get the service that is promised.

Auctiva is a great service and the guys are great too. But there is WAY too much downtime, and not just during the Thursday night/Friday morning maintenance period.
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