TradeMe down

, posted: 4-Jan-2007 09:55

Hmm... just as I was about to bid on an office chair. Typical.

Wonder what having it back as per above means :)

Update Waiting to hear back from TradeMe as to what happened, but Richard Wood of InternetNZ forwarded me the below note posted to the online auction site's announcement pages:

4 January - 6:10 am: Site outage overnight
Trade Me was unavailable from 8:50 pm last night to 6:10 am this morning due to a major equipment failure.

All auctions scheduled to close between 8:50 pm and 8:00 am have been extended by 24 hours. Eg. an auction scheduled to close at 10 pm last night will now close at 10 pm tonight.

We sincerely apologise to all the Trade Me community for the disruption and inconvenience this outage has caused. We will post further updates here if other relevant information comes to hand.

TradeMe is still slow this morning, and didn't work for a short period of time around nine o'clock. I'm surprised that the outage has lasted so long; I expected TradeMe to have better resilience than that.

Update II Michael O'Donnell from TradeMe rang and told me what happened - here's the GZ News item on it.

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