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What happened to PBR? Website is down

By northvibe

11 months ago


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    #1 11 months ago

    Went to PBR to check if they had a part. Website was half working, went to send and email and now that is down. Must have domain issues or need to renew? Hope it is that simple......

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    #4 11 months ago
    Quoted from northvibe:

    Went to PBR to check if they had a part. Website was half working, went to send and email and now that is down. Must have domain issues or need to renew? Hope it is that simple......[quoted image]

    If things went from bad to worse could be an issue with whoever hosts the site or server etc. I’m not an IT person so I’m not sure of the correct verbiage but I’d hope this falls into a “network outage” problem.

    From their main and sub pages:

    Not Authorized to View This Page [CFN #0004]

    #5 11 months ago

    Web site down?

    This could cost PBR a tiny handful of orders!!

    #6 11 months ago

    Literally, thought this was a post about Pabst.

    #7 11 months ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    Web site down?
    This could cost PBR a tiny handful of orders!!

    Now their site matches the phones when I usually call in:

    #8 11 months ago

    Did anyone try texting PBR?

    #9 11 months ago
    Quoted from bluespin:

    Did anyone try texting PBR?

    they take texts?

    No I didn’t call, I’ve never called. Always emailed my orders in.

    #10 11 months ago

    PBR will always mean Pabst Blue Ribbon to me

    #11 11 months ago

    I talked and ordered with Steve last week. He mentioned adding a ton of stuff to the page coming soon. Perhaps this is his update?

    #12 11 months ago

    Maybe they are moving to proper on-line shopping, with credit card checkout?

    #13 11 months ago

    Ordered via phone Wednesday and parts arrived Friday morning.

    #14 11 months ago
    Quoted from Gundam_Pilot_:

    I talked and ordered with Steve last week. He mentioned adding a ton of stuff to the page coming soon. Perhaps this is his update?

    I ordered Monday via email and just got my order the morning pbr broke

    #15 11 months ago

    I just emailed my order yesterday morning (3/10/23) and it did not come back as undeliverable. Then I saw on here that the site was down. I hope they got my order. I guess I will have to call on Monday.

    #16 11 months ago
    Quoted from PopBumperPete:

    Maybe they are moving to proper on-line shopping, with credit card checkout?

    He’s said he won’t go this route so that he can keep his costs and sell prices down. Careful what you wish for.

    #17 11 months ago

    Maybe it's weather related. Getting slammed with snow I think.

    #18 11 months ago

    I wish I hadn't seen this thread. I'm having an anxiety attack.

    #19 11 months ago

    Everything was good Thursday, no issues. Seems like it only went down later Friday? Haven’t heard anything worrying from the guys who work there.

    #20 11 months ago
    Quoted from ita47:

    I just emailed my order yesterday morning (3/10/23) and it did not come back as undeliverable. Then I saw on here that the site was down. I hope they got my order. I guess I will have to call on Monday.

    What time? Mine bounced back at 3:14pm central

    #21 11 months ago
    Quoted from northvibe:

    What time? Mine bounced back at 3:14pm central

    9:45 am central

    #22 11 months ago
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    #23 11 months ago

    All this means is for whatever reason, his host superpageshosting.com has disabled the site for the time being. Could be something as simple as the payment method on file for auto renewal expired.

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    #24 11 months ago

    Don’t worry guys I’ve sent them a letter via first class mail. I will let you know what I find out in April.

    #25 11 months ago

    I get a good laugh out of the fact that they shut off email ordering in Federal Holidays. I love PBR.

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    #26 11 months ago

    I think that's more when someone is on vacation, they only accept phone orders as a throttle so they don't get backed up.

    #27 11 months ago
    Quoted from radium:

    Don’t worry guys I’ve sent them a letter via first class mail. I will let you know what I find out in April.

    the Pony Express !!!!!!! April 2024 !

    #28 11 months ago
    Quoted from radium:

    Don’t worry guys I’ve sent them a letter via first class mail. I will let you know what I find out in April.

    Got you beat. I just sent a Western Union telegram with a fax backup. My spy balloon was shot down and letter on the train derailed before getting out of Ohio.

    #30 11 months ago

    If Steve is reading this he must be enjoying quite a laugh!!

    #31 11 months ago
    Quoted from GPS:

    If Steve is reading this he must be enjoying quite a laugh!!

    He’s probably rebuilding gearboxes right now

    #32 11 months ago
    Quoted from EJS:

    He’s probably rebuilding gearboxes right now

    Steve’s version of fun is milling new gear reductions on the lathe. I hope to be that cool some day.

    #33 11 months ago
    Quoted from yaksplat:

    PBR will always mean Pabst Blue Ribbon to me

    Pbrmeasap

    #34 11 months ago

    Steve forces me to call him to order, LOL.

    #35 11 months ago

    I was like "Oh no!"... luckily the part of the site I use a lot is still up

    http://www.pbresource.com/pfplayfEM.htm

    which has the links to the pinball porn (risky click):

    https://gottliebpin.com/archive/GTB-Ref/302/gtb-pb302-cab.jpg

    #36 11 months ago
    Quoted from DaMoib:

    I was like "Oh no!"... luckily the part of the site I use a lot is still up
    http://www.pbresource.com/pfplayfEM.htm

    It must be saved in your history cause I can’t access it.

    #37 11 months ago
    Quoted from DaMoib:

    which has the links to the pinball porn (risky click):
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    #38 11 months ago

    Dammit...just purchased a 1970 Flip A Card via e-Bay and wanna start ordering parts...WTF???

    #39 11 months ago
    Quoted from EJS:

    It must be saved in your history cause I can’t access it.

    Ooops, you're right, it's cached by my browser... well, there's always a relatively fresh copy (mid-Feb) at:

    https://web.archive.org/web/20230219183426/http://www.pbresource.com/

    #40 11 months ago

    Looks like still down. Any update?

    #41 11 months ago

    Unless someone calls, email is down too. Ive only emailed, not brave enough to call

    #42 11 months ago

    OK...I called. Phone is working fine and Steve will take orders (as always) over the phone. ISP blew up. Having to rebuild from scratch. No idea how long it will take. "If you want to look at the website log onto the wayback."

    #43 11 months ago

    Rebuilding from scratch, ouch. But never a better chance to make changes if you were going to (not credit cards, but adding things like search, responsive design, etc)

    #44 11 months ago
    Quoted from JethroP:

    OK...I called. Phone is working fine and Steve will take orders (as always) over the phone. ISP blew up. Having to rebuild from scratch. No idea how long it will take. "If you want to look at the website log onto the wayback."

    ISP blew up?
    Where do they host the website?
    They should just fax copies of the parts catalog, it would basically function the same

    #45 11 months ago
    Quoted from JethroP:

    OK...I called. Phone is working fine and Steve will take orders (as always) over the phone. ISP blew up. Having to rebuild from scratch. No idea how long it will take. "If you want to look at the website log onto the wayback."

    Ha!

    Well, all you that are too chicken-sh*t to call have a choice to make: Pick up the phone and take your medicine with a smile on your face, or suffer without your parts.

    Calling PBR and getting broken down almost seems like a necessary right of passage!

    #46 11 months ago
    Quoted from 27dnast:

    Ha!
    Well, all you that are too chicken-sh*t to call have a choice to make: Pick up the phone and take your medicine with a smile on your face, or suffer without your parts.
    Calling PBR and getting broken down almost seems like a necessary right of passage!

    Just think of what their ISP had to listen to when they told Steve his site is gone. Ordering a part should be a walk in the park in comparison

    #47 11 months ago

    just tried calling in my order (from australia) and couldn't get through (message said technical difficulties)

    #48 11 months ago
    Quoted from JethroP:

    OK...I called. Phone is working fine and Steve will take orders (as always) over the phone. ISP blew up. Having to rebuild from scratch. No idea how long it will take. "If you want to look at the website log onto the wayback."

    Robin is having flashbacks...

    #49 11 months ago
    Quoted from illawarra92:

    just tried calling in my order (from australia) and couldn't get through (message said technical difficulties)

    Smoke signals time

    #50 11 months ago
    Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

    ISP blew up?
    Where do they host the website?
    They should just fax copies of the parts catalog, it would basically function the same

    The website was designed with Netscape.

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