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Shopping API service is unavailable

I am trying to make the following code to Shopping API: http://open.api.ebay.com/shopping?callname=FindPopularItems%20≈pid=myappid&version=517&siteid=0&responseencoding=JSON But I get the response: Sun Mar 16 2014 15:28:44 GMT-0700 (GMT-07:00)FailureService unavailable.Service unavailable.99.99ErrorRequestErrorFindPopularItemsnullnullUNSET653 What is wrong?
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Assuming you have "&appid=" in there (might have gotten mangled in your post), make sure you do 2 things: 1) Use a recent version, like 859. Theoretically it shouldn't matter, but I wouldn't trust 517 at this point in time. 2) Specify some keywords or category ID in your request.
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Thanks! you are a life saver!
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