It was ironic that on the day I went to the eBay site to look for a product I wished to purchase, that eBay would be out of action. No problem since I just went over to Amazon and made the purchase through the mega online retailer.

So this morning when I learned that eBay had a glitch on their site, it made me wonder how many sales were actually lost? In a CNN article it stated the following:

Some shoppers found a blank page; some received a message that said, “We were unable to run the search results you entered. Please try again in a few minutes.”

The company said it had resolved the problems by Sunday.

“We are happy to report that critical search functionality was restored overnight on Saturday, and we are seeing normal activity levels today,” eBay Marketplace Operations President Lorrie Norrington said Sunday in a statement.

The company’s Web site offered various scenarios under which sellers could be compensated, including those with auctions that ended Saturday.

I don’t know about you, but I have no loyalty to any one web site. I shop until I find the lowest price possible. Last Friday I was looking for a new mouse for my laptop and finally found what I was looking for at Wal-Mart online. They offer free delivery to any of their stores. Though I may have to wait a week to get the mouse, the price was right and delivery is free to any of their stores.

Comments welcome.