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yingxuan
19-08-2004, 12:16 PM
Is it me or are there problems going to the trademe website?

un_auth0rised
19-08-2004, 12:20 PM
Yeah its not working for me either

jackyht
19-08-2004, 12:54 PM
yes, same as me currently....

Rob99
19-08-2004, 12:58 PM
It's working fine for me

CYaBro
19-08-2004, 12:59 PM
Not working for me through ADSL with ihug :(

CYaBro
19-08-2004, 01:01 PM
Nor is it working with dial-up with igrin.

Laura
19-08-2004, 01:08 PM
Nor on Firefox on Xtra's dialup

R2x1
19-08-2004, 01:08 PM
Just fine on Woosh
R2

R2x1
19-08-2004, 01:10 PM
Sorry; working well with - Woosh, Firefox, Mandrake 10
R2

Rob99
19-08-2004, 01:12 PM
I can place bids if anyone wants anything
http://sal.neoburn.net/imagef1/files/tradme_works_for_me.png

yingxuan
19-08-2004, 01:16 PM
ah i wonder whats going on!

metla
19-08-2004, 01:16 PM
I’m afraid Trademe is in financial trouble and will soon close its doors, seems they borrowed heavily in order to help a Nigerian organization headed by a minor member of the ruling family get a large amount of money out of the country.

yingxuan
19-08-2004, 01:18 PM
where did u get that information from?

nzStan
19-08-2004, 01:23 PM
> where did u get that information from?


LOL you're in deep doo doo Metla. Better explain that it was a joke. :)

metla
19-08-2004, 01:24 PM
Found a leg and yanked it.

yingxuan
19-08-2004, 01:25 PM
aaww u betta say its a joke.I need trademe for uni fees next year.:_|

nzStan
19-08-2004, 01:25 PM
btw - not working for me at the office - xtra frame relay.

Jester
19-08-2004, 01:51 PM
No go here too - Orcon

Odin
19-08-2004, 02:03 PM
Not working for me either. :(

whiskeytangofoxtrot
19-08-2004, 02:28 PM
> aaww u betta say its a joke.I need trademe for uni
> fees next year.:_|

I have to take my own name in vain...

W T F ???

whiskeytangofoxtrot
19-08-2004, 02:29 PM
Incidentally working fine here, CityLink connection.

nzStan
19-08-2004, 02:36 PM
> > aaww u betta say its a joke.I need trademe for uni
> > fees next year.:_|
>
> I have to take my own name in vain...
>
> W T F ???


Well as an example I know of one uni student in Dunedin who regularly sell linux distro CDs on Trademe.

Some people do nothing but trade on e-bay for their living.

yingxuan
19-08-2004, 03:22 PM
I sell headphones/mindiscmans/discmans/digital cameras sony mp3 players etc!!

metla
19-08-2004, 03:25 PM
> Some people do nothing but trade on e-bay for their
> living.

I tried that and failed miserably, Seems a life of lounging around home and monitoring Trademe wasn't to be.

yingxuan
19-08-2004, 03:27 PM
too much competitors at trademe!

yingxuan
19-08-2004, 03:30 PM
mattoron at trademe was utterly defeated at ebay.!!Hes my competitor at trademe.!!I really don't understand how he can sell a fone which is $950 retail and put it up at $999

stu120404
19-08-2004, 03:31 PM
No go here too - Xtra

metla
19-08-2004, 03:39 PM
I see crap there all the time listed for more then retail.

yingxuan
19-08-2004, 03:45 PM
lol yeah.I always keep an eye on sony nz price

kiki
19-08-2004, 04:09 PM
> I have to take my own name in vain...

> W T F ???

:^O :^O

Not working for me on Woosh. I think they've had new ownership and changed domain names to www.trademe.net.nz. :p

nzStan
19-08-2004, 04:37 PM
Ahehehehe don't you start stirring kiki hehehehehe

Yeah I read about the trademe.net.nz domain at Aardvark.co.nz

stratters
19-08-2004, 04:38 PM
Yes, www.trademe.net.nz is live and working.

nzStan
19-08-2004, 04:43 PM
*cough* trademe.net.nz is NOT trademe.co.nz *cough*

FeuerBrennt
19-08-2004, 05:16 PM
ok with me

yingxuan
19-08-2004, 05:20 PM
Ah its still not loading.whats wrong with the stie!

whetu
19-08-2004, 05:21 PM
The outage for some of you is probably due to the fact that telstra had a backbone link destroyed in yesterday's weather vs wellington bout.

yingxuan
19-08-2004, 05:23 PM
it was working at 10am this morning though

agent_24
19-08-2004, 05:38 PM
Crazy - I can't into it either

oh well

ilikelinux
19-08-2004, 05:43 PM
it is now working for me.

stratters
19-08-2004, 05:44 PM
It's up now. And it says:

Site Announcements
19 August - 2:30 pm - Site Problems
We are currently having problems with our internet connection, the problem is currently being looked at by our ISP and TelstraClear. Any auctions finishing up to 5:00pm have been extended.

We apologise for any inconvenience

drb1
19-08-2004, 08:13 PM
> I’m afraid Trademe is in financial trouble and will
> soon close its doors, seems they borrowed heavily in
> order to help a Nigerian organization headed by a
> minor member of the ruling family get a large amount
> of money out of the country.

Many a true word shrouded in jest.

icyred
20-08-2004, 11:49 AM
refer following Computerworld news item:

Friday, 20 August, 2004

Tumbling trees topple TradeMe
Domainz also hit by "serious" outage
Juha Saarinen, Auckland


The recent foul weather in Wellington hit Internet businesses as well, as trees came down and broke a section of TelstraClear's fibre-optic cable in the Seatoun suburb.

Among the affected were customers using AT&T as an ISP over CityLink. This includes well-known domain registrar Domainz and popular online auction site TradeMe.

Sam Morgan, managing director of TradeMe, says the outage affected between a half and two-thirds of TradeMe customers. TradeMe had problems for about six hours, Morgan says, but he declined to give a dollar figure for the loss incurred. “We lost six hours’ worth of revenue, which is serious for an internet business,” Morgan says.

TelstraClear’s corporate communications manager Ralph Little says the fault primarily affected cable modem and cable television customers in the Miramar and Berhampore areas of Wellington. Contractors were dispatched to work on the cable, Little says, and TelstraClear expected the fault to be rectified by 7pm last night.

Last night an industry source said most of the cable modem users south of Petone were “still off the air” and that the fibre break took down the AT&T network in Wellington.

TradeMe’s Morgan says that his company is working with its ISP, AT&T, to build failover capability so as to avoid incidents like the current one in the future. He says the fault affected TradeMe customers who were not coming through the Wellington Internet Exchange.

Morgan adds that the fault — a single fibre circuit being severed — was a good example of how universal peering could benefit internet businesses. “A ‘route-rich’ New Zealand internet is able to survive points of failure like these without interruptions,” he says.

The outage struck Domainz at about 11am yesterday, says IT manager Tim John. He thinks connectivity was restored at roughly 3.30pm, but says it was done through re-routing the network rather than repairing the broken link.

whiskeytangofoxtrot
20-08-2004, 01:45 PM
> refer following Computerworld news item:
>

Don't repost entire articles, I doubt you have permission to do so.

These should be linked.

nzStan
20-08-2004, 03:44 PM
I got into trouble with IDG for doing that once, got a nice email from them to remove the offending cut and paste job. :)

However, it would be interesting to get clarification for this situation, seeing Computerworld falls under the IDG group. Would it be a sin to cut and paste an article from (presumably) the same webserver?

icyred
20-08-2004, 10:40 PM
refer following Computerworld news item:

Don't repost entire articles, I doubt you have
permission to do so.

These should be linked.

so sue me :8}

icy

davidb
22-08-2004, 12:26 AM
Fibre wasn't hit by tree - was hit by chainsaw cutting tree!!!

Growly
22-08-2004, 12:33 AM
I think it's safe to blame TelstraClear for all this.

(And about those guys who sale premaid computer packages from online stores at twice the price?)

davidb
22-08-2004, 12:36 AM
Not this time (look at WCC maybe...) whoever cut the trees that were blown over prob hit main fibre too...