2.99pre4 multiple bugs

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Avatar bushytails 55 post(s)

I deleted an item in the time between the auction ending and the item being moved to the completed tab. It still appeared on the completed tab, but with much information missing, like the seller saying “unknown”.

—Bushytails

 
Avatar bushytails 55 post(s)

Tried adding an adult auction (mmm, silicone!), didn’t work. It added it, but no image, price null(0), N/A time left, seller (unknown). Guessing something didn’t parse right, or it tried parsing the wrong thing…

 
Avatar salimoneus 8 post(s)

Bushy, your feedback is certainly valued and appreciated by both the developer and the rest of the users. I hate to see you get burned by the bugs though, I know the feeling of missing out on something that went for cheap.

A couple things to consider…

It’s quite possible that for some of the items you lost on, others had a max bid that was significantly higher than the winning bid amount. I know this certainly won’t make you feel any better, but consider that one bid increment above the winning bid amount isn’t necessarily the amount you would have paid if your bid had gone through.

Second, I will admit that I’ve continued to use version 2.5.5-0, because it seems the most stable to me. It may lack many of the features of newer versions, but I have lost the fewest bids using 2.5.5-0 than any other version. I haven’t set up a snipe in a few months, so I don’t know if that version is still working, but you might consider running an older version that you have more confidence in, as a backup, and run the newer version and set it to snipe earlier than the older version. Hopefully between the two your bids will get posted. This assumes that two instances can be run from the same computer, I haven’t tried it. If not you could put them on separate computers, or use a multi-instance type utility, pretty sure they exist.

As a bit of a follow up on that, I have set up a batch file for the Windows version of 2.5.5-0 that basically resets all the database files before I start the program. Eventually the CPU will get pegged out due to something apparently going on with completed items, not really sure of the details, but copying fresh (empty) database files into the proper folder each time seems to avoid his issue.

As a fellow user of this program and a software engineer, I appreciate the time you have taken, and the pains you have experienced, to provide feedback for a beta version of the software. You are essentially saving many others from similar pains by sacrificing your own transactions. Please do consider my second suggestion though, as I think it should be workable to use two different versions to provide you with some insurance, as well as being able to continue offering valuable feedback, without losing anything.

Regards,

Sal

 
Avatar bushytails 55 post(s)

Seems to have sniped an item twice… that’s better than none!

Tue Mar 15 09:51:59 PDT 2016: Tue Mar 15 09:51:59 PDT 2016: 322029371011 (New Rino Ondrives Worm Gear Reducer 30:1 Vexta Nema23 Stepper Motor CNC 4th axis) – Preparing snipe.
Tue Mar 15 09:52:05 PDT 2016: Tue Mar 15 09:52:05 PDT 2016: 322029371011 (New Rino Ondrives Worm Gear Reducer 30:1 Vexta Nema23 Stepper Motor CNC 4th axis) – Loading bid request…
Tue Mar 15 09:52:05 PDT 2016: Parsing URL http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?MfcISAPICommand=MakeBid&co_partnerid=&item=322029371011&fb=2&maxbid=102.78
Tue Mar 15 09:52:06 PDT 2016: Tue Mar 15 09:52:06 PDT 2016: 322029371011 (New Rino Ondrives Worm Gear Reducer 30:1 Vexta Nema23 Stepper Motor CNC 4th axis) – Done loading bid request, got form…
Tue Mar 15 09:53:59 PDT 2016: Tue Mar 15 09:53:59 PDT 2016: 322029371011 (New Rino Ondrives Worm Gear Reducer 30:1 Vexta Nema23 Stepper Motor CNC 4th axis) – Firing actual snipe.
Tue Mar 15 09:53:59 PDT 2016: Tue Mar 15 09:53:59 PDT 2016: 322029371011 (New Rino Ondrives Worm Gear Reducer 30:1 Vexta Nema23 Stepper Motor CNC 4th axis) – Submitting bid form.
Tue Mar 15 09:53:59 PDT 2016: Parsing URL http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll
Tue Mar 15 09:54:00 PDT 2016: Tue Mar 15 09:54:00 PDT 2016: 322029371011 (New Rino Ondrives Worm Gear Reducer 30:1 Vexta Nema23 Stepper Motor CNC 4th axis) – Done submitting bid form.
Tue Mar 15 09:54:00 PDT 2016: Tue Mar 15 09:54:00 PDT 2016: 322029371011 (New Rino Ondrives Worm Gear Reducer 30:1 Vexta Nema23 Stepper Motor CNC 4th axis) – Loading post-bid data.
Tue Mar 15 09:54:00 PDT 2016: Potential quote error!
Tue Mar 15 09:54:01 PDT 2016: Tue Mar 15 09:54:01 PDT 2016: 322029371011 (New Rino Ondrives Worm Gear Reducer 30:1 Vexta Nema23 Stepper Motor CNC 4th axis) – Done loading post-bid data.
Tue Mar 15 09:54:01 PDT 2016: Tue Mar 15 09:54:01 PDT 2016: 322029371011 (New Rino Ondrives Worm Gear Reducer 30:1 Vexta Nema23 Stepper Motor CNC 4th axis) – Successfully sniped a high bid on New Rino Ondrives Worm Gear Reducer 30:1 Vexta Nema23 Stepper Motor CNC 4th axis!
Tue Mar 15 09:54:01 PDT 2016: Successfully sniped a high bid on New Rino Ondrives Worm Gear Reducer 30:1 Vexta Nema23 Stepper Motor CNC 4th axis!
Tue Mar 15 09:54:01 PDT 2016: Tue Mar 15 09:54:01 PDT 2016: 322029371011 (New Rino Ondrives Worm Gear Reducer 30:1 Vexta Nema23 Stepper Motor CNC 4th axis) – Preparing snipe.
Tue Mar 15 09:54:04 PDT 2016: Tue Mar 15 09:54:04 PDT 2016: 322029371011 (New Rino Ondrives Worm Gear Reducer 30:1 Vexta Nema23 Stepper Motor CNC 4th axis) – Loading bid request…
Tue Mar 15 09:54:04 PDT 2016: Parsing URL http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?MfcISAPICommand=MakeBid&co_partnerid=&item=322029371011&fb=2&maxbid=102.78
Tue Mar 15 09:54:05 PDT 2016: Tue Mar 15 09:54:05 PDT 2016: 322029371011 (New Rino Ondrives Worm Gear Reducer 30:1 Vexta Nema23 Stepper Motor CNC 4th axis) – Done loading bid request, got form…
Tue Mar 15 09:54:05 PDT 2016: Tue Mar 15 09:54:05 PDT 2016: 322029371011 (New Rino Ondrives Worm Gear Reducer 30:1 Vexta Nema23 Stepper Motor CNC 4th axis) – Snipe was too low, and was not accepted.
Tue Mar 15 09:54:05 PDT 2016: Snipe was too low, and was not accepted.
Tue Mar 15 09:54:05 PDT 2016: Snipe appears to have failed; cancelling.
Tue Mar 15 09:54:05 PDT 2016: Cancelling Snipe for: New Rino Ondrives Worm Gear Reducer 30:1 Vexta Nema23 Stepper Motor CNC 4th axis(322029371011)
Tue Mar 15 09:54:05 PDT 2016: Tue Mar 15 09:54:05 PDT 2016: 322029371011 (New Rino Ondrives Worm Gear Reducer 30:1 Vexta Nema23 Stepper Motor CNC 4th axis) – Cancelling snipe.

After it successfully sniped, it immediately prepared another snipe, and fired it four seconds later. Why does it retry successful snipes, but not retry failed ones? :)

If it’s relevant, it ended for the exact amount I sniped.

Also, yesterday when I was deleting some old items, the UI stopped responding. You could click things, they just didn’t do anything. Nothing was shown on the console. Had to ctrl-c it and restart it.

Missed a couple more items due to already-mentioned bugs… failing to retry when there’s network issues, especially during the pre-snipe login, and randomly deciding auctions are ended before they’re over.

—Bushytails

 
Avatar bushytails 55 post(s)

Missed one today due to a bogus time sync:
Mon Mar 21 15:35:53 PDT 2016: Time delta with ebay.com is -1403
Mon Mar 21 15:36:28 PDT 2016: Time delta with ebay.com is -29004
Mon Mar 21 15:38:13 PDT 2016: Snipe apparently failed, as the auction cannot be bid on anymore: MACHINIST TOOLS LATHE MILL Machinist Lot of Oilite Bronze Bushing s
Mon Mar 21 15:39:21 PDT 2016: Time delta with ebay.com is -829

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