yup CoC is acting up again. End result is premature refreshing of CoC contents.
Opened CoC, everything was normal. Then opened CoC again to purchase an item, but got the message "the item is no longer available" when there was still plenty of time left on the CoC session. So closed CoC and opened again, this time to be met with what @Neolikvela captured in the screenshot above.
Restarted the game. Then all I got is in the CoC window is the word "loading", no matter how many times I tried opening and closing it.
Finally restarted the game again, and CoC is finally back to normal, but it has refreshed ( when there was still loads of time before the ongoing CoC session was to expire! ) , and the item I had my eye on was gone. Disappointing for players of a game with such a large element of RNG.