That is apparently just one of the many problems users of the popular auction site are having today. On November 21st, a number of problems decided to pop up, and I think we all know this is bad timing for the site where so many shop and sell items. The holidays are right around the corner with Thanksgiving later this week. After that you have Black Friday, and then Christmas is just a month.
Today, eBay search is down for all users. No one can use it to search the site to buy items. The site began to have problems sometime around 1pm PST this afternoon, and the problems were still on-going around 4pm PST.
eBay had the following to say about the problem:
Please note that we are working as quickly as possible to get this resolved.
The issue seems to be a problem with the backend. As of the time of this posting, I am still unable to use search on eBay. Are you an eBay user?