Some eBay customers had trouble accessing parts of the auction site Monday, the company said. The problems started about 1:30 p.m. PT, and were still ongoing as of 4:25 p.m. PT, the company said. Customers primarily had problems downloading or viewing images on eBay's site because of the problem, which eBay was still trying to diagnose Monday afternoon. The site slowdown is intermittent and is not affecting every user, eBay spokesman Kevin Pursglove said.
Last Thursday, eBay suffered a 90-minute, its first significant downtime in more than a year. Although eBay has identified the cause of the outage, Pursglove declined to say what it was. The outage is not related to Monday's site slowness and neither problem is related to the company's V3 upgrade of its systems, he said.