Unknown error sniping on 2.99pre5 on Mac

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Avatar gabster 6 post(s)

Hi Gang -

Twice in a row I got this error on the latest version (2.99pre5) for Mac. I had my time synced, etc. I tried to get the log as in the FAQ but I wasn’t able to find it in the ~/.jbidwatcher as instructed either.
The FAQ reads that the logs are available while the program is open. Well, I closed it since the error.
Anyone might have an idea what I might be doing wrong?

thanks

 
Avatar Morgan Schweers Administrator 1,204 post(s)

Greetings,
On the Mac the log files are in /Users/{username}/Library/Preferences/JBidwatcher

If you want to send the log files from when the error happened, upload them as an attachment to a ticket on my support site and I can take a look.

— Morgan

 
Avatar gabster 6 post(s)

Thanks a lot Morgan!!

I submitted the error logs from that folder dated with the days when the unsuccessful bids happened.
thanks a lot!
gabriel.

 
Avatar gabster 6 post(s)

Pretty quiet in here I suppose. :-(

 
Avatar Morgan Schweers Administrator 1,204 post(s)

Greetings,
I put up a response; one is straightforward, the other is definitely strange.

— Morgan

 
Avatar Ian 4 post(s)

I’ve had much the same issue. I had changed the default snipe time (“how close to snipe”) out of the box from 30 to 10 and then to 20 seconds but in those cases I kept getting “unkown snipe error”. I changed back to the default and sniping started to work and seems to have worked ever since.

I suspect some time sync issue or a high latency DSL connection although one of my DSL’s is pretty good usually.

Anyway that made JBidwatcher go from nice looking tool to functional sniper.

Mac OS X 10.11.3 (15D21) El Capitan. JBidwatcher 2.99pre5.

 
Avatar Ian 4 post(s)

I had a snipe failure last night. In this case the snipe never made a bid (per eBay). I have since turned on debug log so here’s what I think is the relevant error log. I’m a bit surprised by the ebay time delta of 31654, is that in ms?

Tue Mar 22 22:50:02 EDT 2016: Parsing URL http://viv.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?EbayTime
Tue Mar 22 22:50:02 EDT 2016: Time delta with ebay.com is 669
Tue Mar 22 22:50:10 EDT 2016: Parsing URL http://viv.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?EbayTime
Tue Mar 22 22:50:10 EDT 2016: Time delta with ebay.com is -31654
Tue Mar 22 22:50:38 EDT 2016: Ruby took 185ms
Tue Mar 22 22:51:39 EDT 2016: Ruby took 200ms
Tue Mar 22 22:52:40 EDT 2016: Ruby took 310ms
Tue Mar 22 22:53:02 EDT 2016: 162008281077 (LATHE/GRINDING DOGS, 5 PCS, 1" TO 2" DIAS.) – Preparing snipe.
Tue Mar 22 22:53:02 EDT 2016: Getting the sign in cookie for ebay.com
Tue Mar 22 22:53:02 EDT 2016: Parsing URL https://signin.ebay.com/ws2/eBayISAPI.dll?SignIn
Tue Mar 22 22:53:03 EDT 2016: Potential quote error!
Tue Mar 22 22:53:03 EDT 2016: Parsing URL https://signin.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?co_partnerId=2&siteid=0&UsingSSL=1
Tue Mar 22 22:53:04 EDT 2016: Done getting the sign in cookie for ebay.com
Tue Mar 22 22:53:04 EDT 2016: 162008281077 (LATHE/GRINDING DOGS, 5 PCS, 1" TO 2" DIAS.) – Loading bid request…
Tue Mar 22 22:53:04 EDT 2016: Parsing URL http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?MfcISAPICommand=MakeBid&co_partnerid=&item=162008281077&fb=2&maxbid=26.5
Tue Mar 22 22:53:05 EDT 2016: 162008281077 (LATHE/GRINDING DOGS, 5 PCS, 1" TO 2" DIAS.) – Done loading bid request, got form…
Tue Mar 22 22:53:42 EDT 2016: Ruby took 255ms
Tue Mar 22 22:54:43 EDT 2016: Ruby took 202ms
Tue Mar 22 22:55:02 EDT 2016: 162008281077 (LATHE/GRINDING DOGS, 5 PCS, 1" TO 2" DIAS.) – Firing actual snipe.
Tue Mar 22 22:55:02 EDT 2016: 162008281077 (LATHE/GRINDING DOGS, 5 PCS, 1" TO 2" DIAS.) – Submitting bid form.
Tue Mar 22 22:55:02 EDT 2016: Parsing URL http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll
Tue Mar 22 22:55:03 EDT 2016: Redirecting from: http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll
Tue Mar 22 22:55:03 EDT 2016: Redirecting to: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=162008281077
Tue Mar 22 22:55:03 EDT 2016: Parsing URL http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=162008281077
Tue Mar 22 22:55:07 EDT 2016: Redirecting from: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=162008281077
Tue Mar 22 22:55:07 EDT 2016: Redirecting to: http://www.ebay.com/itm/LATHE-GRINDING-DOGS-5-PCS-1-TO-2-DIAS
/162008281077?confirmbid=Confirm%20Bid&srt=0100010000005069b6189f779552f2530ea6e330ff8a52281844e8edfa40dfa08bf67baf0d561b528d0b9e33de0f710fd8398a9e678d3c403ed3376a313a82fcab782a22ffd51e117d32edb0f689104c3fd4766bcf8012&maxbid=26.50&fb=2&mode=1&quant=1&uiid=1350386728&MfcISAPICommand=MakeBid&user=ijeffsc&stok=-1054013677&co_partnerid=2
Tue Mar 22 22:55:07 EDT 2016: Parsing URL http://www.ebay.com/itm/LATHE-GRINDING-DOGS-5-PCS-1-TO-2-DIAS-/162008281077?confirmbid=Confirm%20Bid&srt=0100010000005069b6189f779552f2530ea6e330ff8a52281844e8edfa40dfa08bf67baf0d561b528d0b9e33de0f710fd8398a9e678d3c403ed3376a313a82fcab782a22ffd51e117d32edb0f689104c3fd4766bcf8012&maxbid=26.50&fb=2&mode=1&quant=1&uiid=1350386728&MfcISAPICommand=MakeBid&user=ijeffsc&stok=-1054013677&co_partnerid=2
Tue Mar 22 22:55:08 EDT 2016: 162008281077 (LATHE/GRINDING DOGS, 5 PCS, 1" TO 2" DIAS.) – Done submitting bid form.
Tue Mar 22 22:55:08 EDT 2016: 162008281077 (LATHE/GRINDING DOGS, 5 PCS, 1" TO 2" DIAS.) – Loading post-bid data.
Tue Mar 22 22:55:08 EDT 2016: Potential quote error!
Tue Mar 22 22:55:08 EDT 2016: 162008281077 (LATHE/GRINDING DOGS, 5 PCS, 1" TO 2" DIAS.) – Done loading post-bid data.
Tue Mar 22 22:55:08 EDT 2016: 162008281077 (LATHE/GRINDING DOGS, 5 PCS, 1" TO 2" DIAS.) – Snipe apparently failed, as the auction cannot be bid on anymore: LATHE/GRINDING DOGS, 5 PCS, 1" TO 2" DIAS.
Tue Mar 22 22:55:08 EDT 2016: Snipe apparently failed, as the auction cannot be bid on anymore: LATHE/GRINDING DOGS, 5 PCS, 1" TO 2" DIAS.
Tue Mar 22 22:55:09 EDT 2016: Ruby took 192ms
Tue Mar 22 22:56:01 EDT 2016: Ruby took 183ms
Tue Mar 22 23:20:11 EDT 2016: Parsing URL http://viv.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?EbayTime
Tue Mar 22 23:20:11 EDT 2016: Time delta with ebay.com is -608
Tue Mar 22 23:21:32 EDT 2016: Getting the sign in cookie for ebay.com
Tue Mar 22 23:21:32 EDT 2016: Parsing URL https://signin.ebay.com/ws2/eBayISAPI.dll?SignIn
Tue Mar 22 23:21:36 EDT 2016: Potential quote error!

 
Avatar JohnW 2 post(s)

I am also getting some strange Time Delta values on Mac OS X 10.11.4:

Thu Mar 24 07:16:58 EDT 2016: Parsing URL http://viv.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?EbayTime
Thu Mar 24 07:16:59 EDT 2016: Time delta with ebay.com is -128
Thu Mar 24 07:46:58 EDT 2016: Parsing URL http://viv.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?EbayTime
Thu Mar 24 07:46:58 EDT 2016: Time delta with ebay.com is -34883
Thu Mar 24 08:17:00 EDT 2016: Parsing URL http://viv.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?EbayTime
Thu Mar 24 08:17:00 EDT 2016: Time delta with ebay.com is -35429
Thu Mar 24 08:47:00 EDT 2016: Parsing URL http://viv.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?EbayTime
Thu Mar 24 08:47:00 EDT 2016: Time delta with ebay.com is -408
Thu Mar 24 09:17:00 EDT 2016: Parsing URL http://viv.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?EbayTime
Thu Mar 24 09:17:00 EDT 2016: Time delta with ebay.com is -586
Thu Mar 24 09:47:00 EDT 2016: Parsing URL http://viv.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?EbayTime
Thu Mar 24 09:47:00 EDT 2016: Time delta with ebay.com is -489
Thu Mar 24 10:17:00 EDT 2016: Parsing URL http://viv.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?EbayTime
Thu Mar 24 10:17:00 EDT 2016: Time delta with ebay.com is -735
Thu Mar 24 10:47:00 EDT 2016: Parsing URL http://viv.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?EbayTime
Thu Mar 24 10:47:00 EDT 2016: Time delta with ebay.com is -35504
Thu Mar 24 11:17:00 EDT 2016: Parsing URL http://viv.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?EbayTime
Thu Mar 24 11:17:00 EDT 2016: Time delta with ebay.com is -390
Thu Mar 24 11:47:00 EDT 2016: Parsing URL http://viv.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?EbayTime
Thu Mar 24 11:47:00 EDT 2016: Time delta with ebay.com is -825
Thu Mar 24 12:17:00 EDT 2016: Parsing URL http://viv.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?EbayTime
Thu Mar 24 12:17:00 EDT 2016: Time delta with ebay.com is -622
Thu Mar 24 12:47:00 EDT 2016: Parsing URL http://viv.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?EbayTime
Thu Mar 24 12:47:00 EDT 2016: Time delta with ebay.com is -402
Thu Mar 24 13:17:00 EDT 2016: Parsing URL http://viv.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?EbayTime
Thu Mar 24 13:17:00 EDT 2016: Time delta with ebay.com is -406

 
Avatar bushytails 55 post(s)

I’ve been getting the exact same random funky +30 seconds time deltas. I’m starting to think ebay is intentionally fucking with the times it gives to clients it thinks might be snipe programs. Or they just have one of their server clocks wrong… but I don’t think they’re that incompetent.