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PayPal suffered another embarrassing outage last night, and was unavailable for about four hours from 6.30pm UK time - one of the busiest times on eBay.

The preferred payment service for the tat bazaar was last unavailable for several hours in late June, which really isn't great for a payment service: particularly one which underpins time sensitive auctions.

The company blamed a network hardware failure for the problem. In June it blamed a botched upgrade. The payment provider apologised and said the problem started at 10.30am Pacific Time and was all sorted out by 3pm.

eBay paid $1.5bn for PayPal in 2002. Recent changes at the online tat bazaar have alienated a lot of smaller sellers. ®

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