@TradeMe_Dan: There have been database issues. The team is working hard to get it going again. Auctions closing during the outage will be extended.
@nzregs -> @TradeMe_Dan: auctions extended for another hour? another day?
@TradeMe_Dan -> @nzregs: It depends on how long the site is down for, so I can't answer that sorry.
DataCraft: This must be costing them money
A guy I used to play Ice hockey with was telling me that when the database connection for his company went down it would cost them around 1 million dollars per minute it was down!