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Problem Viewing eBay Sandbox Test Store

I have been having a problem seeing the Buyer view of my recently created eBay Sandbox test user store.

When I click on the link 'View my Store' from the Manage My Store page, the URL in the page is

http://stores.sandbox.ebay.com/Archive-Images-America

but trying to access this page always gives a page not found error.

also trying a variation of the URL

http://stores.sandbox.ebay.com/archiveimagesamerica

does not work.

Furthermore.  Trying to search for the store in the Find Stores area of the Advanced Search page in the Sandbox using the keywords

America
Archive
Images

does not reveal my store.  And also, any stores which are shown with this search page have URLs of the format

http://stores.sandbox.ebay.com/store=476459

So, I may be able to look at the buyer view of my test store if I can possibly find my store number to create a functioning
URL from.  But, I am not aware of a way to find my store number from anywhere in the eBay sandbox Seller backend.  It may
be possible to find it proramatically using the API, but I thought that I'd ask in here first.  

Any useful advice would be appreciated

I ought to also mention that I have been running to various links in the Seller view of the eBay sandbox which are broken.  
I don't know if eBay tech is aware of this situation. ( 26-9-2012 )

And as well, I have another eBay test user store, Autohaus-Texas, which is a much older one, who's Buyer view had been viewable
for a long time, but who's URL had several weeks ago become broken.  It appears to be the same problem.

Jason Damisch

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Hi 

 

sorry for the delay in getting back.  Can you please give me the sandbox userID for Archive-Images-America ? i will verify this and file a Bug on our end if this is an issue.

 

Thanks again for your feedback.

 

Rajesh

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Well, I ran the call GetStore on my eBay sandbox test store, and I received the following XML reponse

 

<URL>http://stores.shop.sandbox.ebay.com/archiveimagesamerica</URL>

 

But attempting to visit this URL with an internet browser give the following message

 

Sorry, this store does not exist.
 

 

So, now I am convinced that this is another bug in the eBay system.  So far, while the sandbox has been useful in testing my program, I still wish that it was of higher quality, and that it functioned better.  If I was eBay, I personally would not be satisfied with it's quality.  I might have to give it a 'C' if I was going to use the old trope of rating things using the American public school system's letter grading

 

 A Best, B Good, C Passable,  D Needs Serious Improvement,  F Unacceptable or flunk.

 

Jason

 

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I don't know how, either by checking a website, or by using the API, how to find my store number to maybe form a URL such as

 

http://stores.sandbox.ebay.com/store=476459

 

Jason

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