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Avatar siluan 12 post(s)

A lot of auction i`m observing are shown as of FP (fixed price) type. For all of these i can`t place a snipe. Seems that this well known problem from the past turned up again :(
Any idea to solve that ?

siluan

JBidwatcher-2.1.2 on Linux

 
Avatar wiesel 7 post(s)

Same problem on Windows XP platform. Can’t snipe since auction only shows FP. Any solutions or suggestions out there? Using the most recent version of JBidwatcher

 
Avatar siluan 12 post(s)

At leasr german Ebay changed a lot whithin the last days. The FP marked auction even do not update anymore.
Morgan, we need you.. s

 
Avatar wiesel 7 post(s)

I’ve read some older posts about this “FP” issue, tried to snipe anyway even if jbidwatcher shows only FP: Does not work either since snipe is set to “null”. Are there more people out there who have the same problem?

 
Avatar wiesel 7 post(s)

Is this usally the case that a webpage changes so quickly? What is ebay doing here? jbidwatcher was just released it’s not long ago and now the version (at least for Germany) does not work anymore. Had issues with time synchronisation and FP. Time synchronisation work meanwhile since I’ve turned off “time synchronisation” in configuration. But the FP issue turn the page and I can’t snipe anymore – no way.

 
Avatar sg.2001 3 post(s)

Same problem here: All non Fixed Price Ebay article are now displayed as FP !!
But I can report, that snipes are still processed. I had one this afternoon which got through because they are processed via UK as far as I understood and only the german pages of Ebay might have changed.

Morgan might be occupied with his new born child?

 
Avatar Frank P. fro... 71 post(s)

I get a bunch of “null(FP)” here since yesterday, with a high(est) bidder shown (correctly) …
example : http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280576244899#ht_1525wt_1141

just tried to bid (only chance “buy”) a null(FP)-auction, now JBW is getting cynically “You cannot purchase this item, it is not a Buy It Now item” harharhar :-(

Morgan might be occupied with his new born child?

… we can wait for the state, when work is a nice relief again ….

 
Avatar Hessi 1 post

Hi,

same problem herer:
OS X 10.5.8
JBW 2.1.2-0-g040a613

Tested on my wife’s notebook: Biet-O-Matic works like a charm. (didn’t know JBW works also on Windows)

Regards
Michael

 
Avatar Frank P. fro... 71 post(s)

which got through because they are processed via UK as far as I understood and only the german pages of Ebay might have changed

I tried loggin in JBW via ebay.co.uk (successfully), same problem, unfortunately :-(
ebay.com: same prob

 
Avatar maxx 7 post(s)

looks for me like they’ve changed the code trying to piss off non paypal users. as far as i can see auctions from paypal sellers with at least 1 bid show up correctly, with 0 bid they show €1,00 (FP) but bidding usually is still working while all auctions from non paypal sellers show up as null (FP) and no go bidding at all.

 
Avatar Morgan Schweers Administrator 1,200 post(s)

Greetings,
I’ve identified the problem; eBay changed the format, but only on ebay.co.uk, not on ebay.com. So items which are only visible in the European zone (my invented term for items that are visible on ebay.co.uk) are having the ‘null (FP)’ problem. This includes items which don’t have PayPal as a listed payment method (because those aren’t eligible to list on ebay.com, so they’re automatically EuroZone only).

I’ve got a fix for it but I haven’t tested it much yet.

And I’m going to sleep for now…I’ll poke at it more tomorrow, if necessary.

— Morgan Schweers, CyberFOX!

 
Avatar bastian 2 post(s)

I spent the hole day understanding and fixing the code too. I cannot access your fix.
My Fix (not well tested, too):

in ebayAuction.java:
private int getBidCount(JHTML doc, int quantity) {
String rawBidCount = doc.getNextContentAfterRegex(T.s(“ebayServer.bidCount”));

//added 2 lines: //bidding count is now after the bids in co.uk if (rawBidCount == null) { rawBidCount = doc.getContentBeforeContent(“bids”); }

in ebayAuction.java:
private Currency establishCurrentBid(AuctionEntry ae) {
// The set of tags that indicate the current/starting/lowest/winning
// bid are ‘Current bid’, ‘Starting bid’, ‘Lowest bid’,
// ‘Winning bid’ so far.
String cvtCur = mDocument.getNextContentAfterRegex(T.s(“ebayServer.currentBid”));
//currency has a span between value for EUR … added 2 lines
if(cvtCur.equals(“EUR”)) {
cvtCur = "EUR " + mDocument.getNextContentAfterContent(“EUR”);
}

But i cannot make an ant build. (Missing /src, missing manifest)

And by the way, theres a wrong debug message in AuctionServer.java, in doParse:
JConfig.log().logDebug("Need to redirect to: " + rightURL);
AuctionServer realServer = getBackupServer();
if(ae != null) ae.setServer(realServer);

should be replayed by

AuctionServer realServer = getBackupServer();
if(ae != null) ae.setServer(realServer);
JConfig.log().logDebug("@Need to redirect to: " + realServer.getURLFromItem(item_id));
— Bastian

 
Avatar Morgan Schweers Administrator 1,200 post(s)

Greetings,
@bastian – It’s a good partial solution; unfortunately the issue doesn’t just affect EUR-based listings.

My changes are available via GitHub and you can clone the repository using ‘git’ from there if you want to play with the code. What I changed, specifically, is available on the most recent commit if you want to take a look.

— Morgan Schweers, CyberFOX!

 
Avatar bastian 2 post(s)

Thanks,

I just tested your fix … the FP bug still happens after(!) auctions are completed.

—Bastian

 
Avatar Frank P. fro... 71 post(s)

hey, great 2.1.3pre1-0-g450795e fixed it :-D
thanxMorgan!!

 
Avatar fritzi 4 post(s)

Wow, same for me: 2.1.3pre1 fixed it for most auctions, 270654002523 still is shown as FP but most auctions now are fine and I’m going for a little snipe now :)

 
Avatar sg.2001 3 post(s)

Please, where can I get this java binary for Linux? Any download link?

Edit:
OK, I found the link on Lighthouse, but is this really the latest available version? I see only pre1 but not the git-number in the about screen.

BTW, I have the bid 170558185102 and 120639573697 which still show “null (FP)” because they are still with the starting price and only one bid so far.

Thanks in advance

 
Avatar klausi3451 1 post

ubuntu way:
download+install launch4j from http://launch4j.sourceforge.net/

apt-get install ant git-core
git clone git://github.com/cyberfox/jbidwatcher.git
cd jbidwatcher
ant -p (show available options)
ant beta (makes JBidwatcher-2.1.2.jar, the patched git version)
ant run (runs directly)
java -Xmx512m -Dsun.java2d.opengl=true -jar /home/jbidwatcher/JBidwatcher-2.1.2.jar (run optimized)

tested with karmic 9.10 x64
-ended auctions shows with FP but correct end price
-current auctions shows correctly

 
Avatar Marco 1 post

I’ve builded with ant the latest version after checkout from github on my mac osx 10.4 tiger. i left launch4j out (i am toooo lazy) but the jbidwatcher.jar is the new one.

most of the auctions now work, but there are still some with the null(FP) problem. can anyone doublecheck with these auctions:
http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200535792920
and
http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230543192042

both auctions are from ebay germany …

best

marco

 
Avatar Frank P. fro... 71 post(s)

but there are still some with the null(FP) problem. can anyone doublecheck with these auctions:

… both correct here (MacOS 10.4.11, JBW 2.1.3pre1-0-g450795e)
Did you try “Update Auction” ?

the FP bug still happens after(!) auctions are completed.

… if you update the auction, they switch to the correct value-

 
Avatar Klaus 1 post

cool application – quick bug fixing !thanks !
everything works fine again including the here posted auctions
from users sg.2001, fritzi , Marco

Mac OS X 10.6.4/2.1.3pre1-0-g450795e

 
Avatar Olivier 1 post

hello everybody
hem, stupid question, where to get 2.1.3pre1-0-g450795e version??? (MacOSX)
Olivier

 
Avatar maxx 7 post(s)

well, most issues seem to be fixed with the new version – thanks for the quick update btw – but still getting null(FP) with non paypal and one bid ones. strange enough 0 bid or more than 1bid auctions seem to be fine again.

 
Avatar konfusius 5 post(s)

Confirmed – the one auction (130448352446) still showing up as ‘null (FP)’ in my list is also a non-paypal auction with exactly one bid.

 
Avatar fan 1 post

My impression was, that in 2.1.2 it depends on where the item is shipped to. If only Germany, then ‘null (FP)’, if shipping to Europe, then everything works fine.

Stefan – bidding from Vietnam on German eBay and in need of a SW that places bids in the evening, even when it is middle in the night in Vietnam already.

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