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Published: June 30 2005, 12:00:00 AMUpdated: November 28 2020, 1:26:47 PM

I am seeing links on the Production site that go to the Sandbox for the US site and for international eBay sites.

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Why does my browser seem to show Production items, but when I click into an item, it goes to the Sandbox where the item is not found.

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Why does my browser seem to show Sandbox items, but when I click into an item, it goes to the Production site where the item is not found.

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I am searching in Production in my browser, and all of a sudden it takes me to the sandbox.

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I am searching in the Sandbox in my browser, and all of a sudden it takes me to the Production site.

The architecture of the Sandbox and the Production eBay.com site, especially with respect to how URLs are generated can result in some bad browsing behaviors that you are seeing.
If you use the same browser instance to go back and forth from the Sandbox to Production sites, what can happen is that the URLs and pages generated can get messed up, and result in the inconsistent behavior that you are seeing.

If you start with a new browser instance and never navigate to the Sandbox in that browser instance then you should not run into this behavior when browsing Production URLs.

The rule of thumb is to make sure you never switch back and forth between the Sandbox and the Production site in any 1 browser instance.

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