2.5.5 not working. Snipes cancel themselves

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Avatar ICPVendor 1 post

Hi. I just upgraded from 2.3 to 2.5.5.

I set snipes for two items and lost them both. They went for less than my total snipe amount so i looked at the log.

Right as the bids are supposed to snipe it says “cancelling snipe” and then that the auction is over.

Didn’t do anything different than I have ever done in older versions. The same thing happened to a friend of mine last week with the version 2.5.5. That is three auctions new version has failed to bid on sadly. This is unacceptable.

Is it safe to roll back to 2.3 or is the newest bulls working !

Avatar macmedia 2 post(s)

Same for me. Running 2.5.5 on OSX 10.9 and missed a bunch of auctions in the last week or so. All auctions ended below my max bids.
Only 1 auction made it through and I won that.

Avatar zappram 290 post(s)

I did a clean, fresh install of 2.5.5 on MBP with 10.9.1 and did not have much issues with duplicated tabs, etc.

BUT, Macbook Pro went to sleep and never wake up although the (app nap) was set to OFF under OS 10.9.1 and snipe never went …. but that’s only a test sniping so no big lost. I understand that if my computer is at sleep, it will not snipe, that’s logical….. so I need to figure out if I should keep programs running and make my MBP not to sleep… which I do with my iMac running 2.5.3pre3 and it’s under OS 10.6.8 and it works good on sniping and I win all I can (if I set the snipe price high enough)…

Until I can figure out more later, I am still happy with OS 10.6.8 and JBW2.53pre3, and that OS level kept me alive with 4 or 5 more SW that I need to use also……

Let me know what you guys can figure out later also… Thanks.

Avatar David Townend 3 post(s)


I am running the latest 2.5.5-0-g9fecd73 with the App Nap turned off on Mac OS X 10.9. I have recently experienced numerous occurrences of snipes cancelling themselves (6 our of 7 snipes last sunday!). I sat here tonight watching the my auctions in JBidwatcher and found that I had exactly the same problems as reported above. Five minutes before the auction had concluded, JBidwatcher moved the item into the completed folder. In the Information panel, it stated “Cancelling snipe. Auction is reported as ended.” I deleted the entry (still 5 minutes to go on eBay) and pasted the item number into a new entry in the current tab. It immediately moved the item into completed – It would seem that there might be a parsing error on some items and the Auction End time is getting corrupted or confused. I am sniping on ebay.co.uk.

Let me know if you need more information.



Avatar David Townend 3 post(s)

Another bit of news on failed snipes.. just 5 minutes ago… Here is the item summary from the Get Info Box. Note that JBidwatcher fired off the bid after the auction finish time!

Currently £0.99 (0 Bids) Shipping £2.00 Seller nigel3820
High bidder (n/a)
Listing ended at Sun Mar 09 19:52:49 GMT 2014
Last updated at Sun Mar 09 19:55:02 GMT 2014
Listing has ended.

Sat Mar 08 12:23:42 GMT 2014: Establishing a snipe for £5.01
Sat Mar 08 20:49:17 GMT 2014: We appear to be waking from sleep; networking may not be up yet. (2)
Sun Mar 09 19:50:49 GMT 2014: Preparing snipe.
Sun Mar 09 19:52:59 GMT 2014: Firing actual snipe.
Sun Mar 09 19:53:01 GMT 2014: Snipe apparently failed, as the auction cannot be bid on anymore:

Avatar David Townend 3 post(s)

Another snipe failure. JBidwatcher believes the listing has ended – 6 days early! – Snipe cancelled and item moved into completed folder.

Does anyone have a work-around? This is becoming very un-stable!



Item details are (and this auction is still alive)…

Handbook of railway stations 1938 railway clearing house (201048475484)
Currently £2.99 (0 Bids)
High bidder (n/a)
Seller ukjules
Listing ended at Mon Mar 17 16:36:31 GMT 2014
Last updated at Tue Mar 11 09:40:25 GMT 2014

Listing has ended.
Mon Mar 10 17:33:52 GMT 2014: Establishing a snipe for £14.00 (2)
Tue Mar 11 09:40:26 GMT 2014: Cancelling snipe.
Tue Mar 11 09:40:26 GMT 2014: Cancelling snipe, auction is reported as ended.

Avatar Sharkez 1 post

I have the same problem with the current 2.5.5 version. JB thinks the auction is ended when it’s not. So no snipes on those. Is ebay doing something to kill this function?

Avatar sieger007 11 post(s)

same problem here. the time clears is BEFORE listing ending time and it canceled the snipe
Listing ended at
Sat Mar 22 11:46:07 CDT 2014
Last updated at
Sat Mar 22 11:47:05 CDT 2014
Listing has ended. Comment 185 Events
Sat Mar 22 06:37:34 CDT 2014: Establishing a snipe for $50.00 Sat Mar 22 11:44:05 CDT 2014: Preparing snipe. Sat Mar 22 11:44:10 CDT 2014: Loading bid request… Sat Mar 22 11:46:04 CDT 2014: Cancelling snipe.

What happened ? Is there is parameter ( I am sure there is within the sea of custom parameters ) where you FORCE it to snipe- does not matter if auction is dead or alive ..?

Avatar sieger007 11 post(s)

there has to be a parameter over here that will disable any kind of snipe cancellation as a result of a ‘wrong impression’ the client gets regarding the auction. If someone thinks along this line and finds something out – pl post.