EBay loses track of time

Summary:A software problem led to auctions ending an hour early, discrepancies between auction end times listed on different parts of the site, and notices sent to members with the wrong closing time for their auctions. In a message on one of its announcement boards, San Jose, Calif.

A software problem led to auctions ending an hour early, discrepancies between auction end times listed on different parts of the site, and notices sent to members with the wrong closing time for their auctions. In a message on one of its announcement boards, San Jose, Calif.-based eBay told members it planned to fix the problem early Monday morning.

"We understand that this issue has created considerable confusion, and we empathize with everyone impacted," a note read. "We are working to resolve it as quickly as possible and will double our efforts to ensure that these types of external issues don't inhibit our users' trading experience in the future."

eBay spokesman Kevin Pursglove said the problem was fixed Monday morning. --Troy Wolverton, Special to ZDNet News

Topics: Tech Industry

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