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Avatar showcase1 16 post(s)

Tonight 11/06/2007, we spoke to an insider at ebay. She has confirmed that Ebay has enacted new security measures to block all sniping software. This has effected our bidding and we have lost some 30 auctions today because of this.

This is a good time to share your stats, with the authors so they can get a fix out ASAP!!

 
Avatar Morgan Schweers Administrator 1,200 post(s)

Greetings,

The sky is not falling, at least not yet. eBay changed some formatting, but still bids okay. I haven’t tried sniping yet, just getting things back working.

— Morgan Schweers, Cyber*FOX*!

 
Avatar showcase1 16 post(s)

We spoke to our insider at ebay this morning. She states that the company has rolled back some login security formatting due
to users having to re-log in despite having done so many times in a single session.
Since this security (roleback) on 11/08/07 we have sniped 6 auctions with outsanding savings on those items!

I hope you can stay ahead or at least not far behind the new security settings ebay is trying to apply.

 
Avatar nekrad 25 post(s)

Hah, maybe the trouble reporting in the forums had helped some bit :)

So, everytime when eBay does any attack on JBW, we should should make a big fuss in the ebay forums ;-P
(what I already called “social attack” a few weeks ago)

 
Avatar showcase1 16 post(s)

Well we don’t care what ebay does….. The new release of JBW is working very well! 27 out of 27 snipes! all at 100%
10 second lead time. 9 seconds to spare! is it my fast server behind our T-2. Or is it the supurbe programing of JBW…. :)

They (Ebay) has rolled back all of the new security measures as I stated in the help link!
After all EBAY is NOT home land security! LOL.,…,…,…

 
Avatar nekrad 25 post(s)

Well, there at least seem to be some parallels between ebay and HLS ;-)

For me it’s clear that protest @ ebay have helped a bit, so we shouldn’t
stop to do that.

cu

 
Avatar il_Brando 2 post(s)

Sorry but I think ebay as changed something this is my last failed snipe report.
All other attempt of sniping (30 second before the end) have same jBidwatcher report.

What can I do?

Thanks

following jBidwatcher information:
bq.
Events
Sat Nov 17 09:36:35 CET 2007: Communications failure talking to the server. (1)
Sat Nov 17 09:36:35 CET 2007: Failed to load from server! (1)
Sat Nov 17 10:16:46 CET 2007: Communications failure talking to the server. (1)
Sat Nov 17 10:16:46 CET 2007: Failed to load from server! (1)
Sat Nov 17 10:57:23 CET 2007: Communications failure talking to the server. (1)
Sat Nov 17 10:57:23 CET 2007: Failed to load from server! (1)
Sat Nov 17 11:37:28 CET 2007: Communications failure talking to the server. (1)
Sat Nov 17 11:37:28 CET 2007: Failed to load from server! (1)
Sat Nov 17 13:37:52 CET 2007: Communications failure talking to the server. (1)
Sat Nov 17 13:37:52 CET 2007: Failed to load from server! (1)
Sat Nov 17 14:17:58 CET 2007: Communications failure talking to the server. (1)
Sat Nov 17 14:17:58 CET 2007: Failed to load from server! (1)
Sat Nov 17 19:22:01 CET 2007: Communications failure talking to the server. (1)
Sat Nov 17 19:22:01 CET 2007: Failed to load from server! (1)
Sat Nov 17 19:46:04 CET 2007: Preparing snipe. (1)
Sat Nov 17 19:46:12 CET 2007: Pre-snipe login failed. Snipe will be retried, but is unlikely to fire. (1)
Sat Nov 17 19:46:40 CET 2007: Preparing snipe. (1)
Sat Nov 17 19:48:38 CET 2007: Cancelling snipe, auction is reported as ended. (1)
Sat Nov 17 19:48:38 CET 2007: Cancelling snipe. (1)

 
Avatar il_Brando 2 post(s)

Little add to previous post:

obviously, if I bid in manual, bidding go right.
I don’t undestund why.

 
Avatar krs99 99 post(s)

Is it possible that your access to the net was down at the those times when LBW reported communications failure?
That happened to me today – the fibre link between the ISP server and the main connection to the net was down for about 20 minutes and I got the same messages from JBW during that time frame.

 
Avatar FrankF 12 post(s)

BID and CONFIRM Question

I noticed that when in ebay a bid has to be placed -and then confirmed! – by clicking on another button. Does this affect jbidwatcher’s sniping!!! Or maybe does jbidwatcher automatically confirm the snipe bid?

I’m just starting to use ebay again after a few years – now with jbidwatcher 2.0beta8 on my mac G4.

Frank

 
Avatar Morgan Schweers Administrator 1,200 post(s)

Greetings,
@FrankF: This would be better as a question of it’s own.

Still, the answer is that yes, JBidwatcher automatically confirms its bids. In fact, for sniping, JBidwatcher retrieves the confirmation page about 2 minutes before the snipe time, so the only thing it has to do to place the bid in the last seconds is submit the confirmation form.

Best of luck with your auctions!

— Morgan Schweers, Cyber*FOX*!

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