This situation has been ongoing for a long time now, and thus deserves another look. It got very limited attention when ecommercebytes did a blurb about. It did not even get it’s own headline. As with other ebaY issues, it has reached the level of the truly absurd.
August 5, 2013
Attempting to access the ebaY community forums or Answer center, now powered by Lithium, I see the following:
The Forums Are Closed For Maintenance
The forums are currently undergoing maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please try again later.
Seems like an odd time to have unannounced maintenance, doesn’t it? No word whether … (more…)
April 14, 2013
A very curious message has appeared at the top of the page at Paypal MicroPayments website:
Important notice: this application will be removed from service starting May 1, 2013. The servers will be shut down after June 1st, 2012. If you have any questions, please contact PayPal Labs.
I’ve checked around to other spots such as ebay’s announcement board, the PayPal Blog, Twitter, news search etc and find no mention of this. I was also unable to find any cached version of the page from before 04-12-2013, when/where it showed the bulletin.
What makes it even more mysterious though is that… (more…)