I do own a lot, lot, lot of clothing and furniture...but would that really be an issue? On some of my other accounts where I don't own much, it takes no time at all.
I have cleared my cache, changed cache size, re-installed Home...but nothing has helped. Any ideas or help I can get?
Specifically, every time I purchase an item in Home it takes as much as 45 minutes to an hour for it to finish the purchasing process. I stare at the little "Valudating Purchases" box for EVER. It just seems a bit excessive to me, and It has been happening for months now.
And yes, I've re-installed Home, cleared my cache, tried changing my cache size....etc., nothing helps. I DO own a TDN of clothing and furniture items and I realize that might be part of the issue, but an hour??
If your wireless you might want to first move your PS3 closer to the router if possible. I noticed a significant change when I do this for my own PS3 from one room to another room.
Restoring your PS3 File System & Database Helps to Maintain PS3 Stability
This might be something you want to look into. Just be sure to read the Steps very carefully!
It may not fix your issue but if your having wait times like that this might help.
I am having the same problem as Boxer, and I also have a lot of stuff. The 'validating purchases' delay now takes 4-5 minutes for me on a fast internet connection*, and gets longer the more stuff I have. This leads me to believe that the validation is not just for the stuff I just bought, but it's validating everything I ever bought... everything. And, I am thinking that Sony is doing this because of the hacking for stuff that went on in the past, so they are validating my entire inventory with every purchase to make sure I have not stolen anything.
But now, this process has become cumbersome.,, it takes too long. I have delayed buying things because I know I will get dragged thru the validation. I have to bunch my purchases. It is by far the longest processing delay of any activity in Home.
Developers - please consider some other way of going thru this validation, some shortcut, anything to shorten the time. It's a deterrent to having lots of stuff, and takes the joy out of shopping.
* - 100% signal strength and 14mbps.
I joined PSN Feb-2009 and PS Home very soon thereafter. I too must wait double digit minutes after purchashing 1 item in PS Home Store. It leads me to planning special times when I can be doing something else while "Validating Purcases" completes.
I for one say this leads me to purchase less and this situation has persisted for much too long.