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May 30, 2019
Avatar zappram 277 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Time Left not being retrieved

I used to keep old listings, but I can delete them now as eBay does not keep it that long and whenever you want to show in browser an old listing that has ended, eBay will now redirect you to something similar, and not that listing anyways.

I delete all those ended, and I also do “clear deleted tracking” under File menu.

Enjoy JBW.

 
May 30, 2019
Avatar Liam 20 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Time Left not being retrieved

Deleting the database and re-adding auctions did the trick! Phew!

 
May 30, 2019
Avatar Liam 20 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Time Left not being retrieved

I have both BIN and auctions in my list. I’ll delete the JBW database and re-add the things I am watching to see if that fixes things. Thanks for the reply!

 
May 30, 2019
Avatar zappram 277 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Time Left not being retrieved

From what I gather, the BUY-IT-NOW listings has a N/A time Left as eBay now will automatically extend the listing once the cycle is up, usually it’s 30 days.

Maybe the seller change the listing and made it a BIN format before the bidding listing is up, as there are lack of bidders or watchers.

My JBW just successfully send out a snipe 9 seconds before ending of a listing as expected, but since My bid is too low, I didn’t win, but JBW sniped alright.

 
May 29, 2019
Avatar Liam 20 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Time Left not being retrieved

I had a successful Snipe on 27 May 2019 at 20:52, then I had a snipe not fire on May 28, 2019, 06:59:16 PM PDT. When I checked Jbidwatcher to see why every line had “N/A” in the Time left column.

Has anyone else seen this behavior? Understandable that the snipe didn’t fire when JBW was unable to retrieve the Time left.

I’m hoping that Ebay hasn’t made a change that hs finally killed Jaybidwatcher :-(

Thanks, Liam

 
May 29, 2019
Avatar zappram 277 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Capcha Issues

I think you are correct. I had problem once, and it was probably due to eBay being hacked, and they just want you (the owner) to go in and change password and authenticate yourself again. I’d even had lots of problem login knowing that I’d typed the correct and changed a couple of times too until I called and talked to eBay staff, and they told me to use my email address instead of my user ID to login, and it works every time and after that I don’t have those login issues and JBW is sniping and winning for me even up till now as long as I am willing to cast a high enough bid to win (sometimes I go too cheap and just want to try if I can win at a ridiculous low price.

So, have fun, good luck to you all and don’t snipe on those I want to win from now on. okay? :-D

 
May 28, 2019
Avatar Dodgy Geezer 106 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Capcha Issues

I have been caught by the capcha problem recently, and was unable to solve it.

Then I went to my email, and found a warning from Ebay that they had noted suspicious activity on my account. They had then added the capcha which blocked me, and called for a password change. Once I did this, JBidwatcher started working again.

I think that there was no malicious activity, but that Ebay are very sensitive and are temporarily blocking accounts if their AI warns them of as possible attack. An account block is easy to see and respond to if you sign on to Ebay manually, but not if you use a program like JBidWatcher. In that case you may think that JBidWatcher has failed, or the Ebay are blocking it.

If you hit a capcha problem using JBidWatcher, check that you haven’t received any warning messages from Ebay. Even if you haven’t, changing passwords occasionally is a good idea, and may reset the Ebay safety block.

It worked for me….

 
May 28, 2019
Avatar Dodgy Geezer 106 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Captcha woes

Turns out that the capcha woes are due to ebay panicking over recent purchases – they went away after I changed password…

 
May 27, 2019
Avatar Dodgy Geezer 106 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Captcha woes

Yes – I also have fallen over the capcha, and can find no way to get JBidwatcher to sign in. It is now effectively unusable for me.

 
May 22, 2019
Avatar zappram 277 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Tips and Tricks / Which JRE?

sure, but I’m using MacOS and don’t have to worry much as most needed codes are build in. Perhaps you can try matching the 64-bit to your Windows installation, as for the version, try the newest, and if not working, then you need to go back down.

So I would say try 64-bit Java runtime x64 11.0.3 first.
Sorry, not much sure help.
Best of luck.

 
May 20, 2019
Avatar Dave_Burton 9 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Tips and Tricks / Which JRE?

Hello? Is anybody out there?

 
May 17, 2019
Avatar salimoneus 7 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Captcha woes

Have been getting the captcha login error for quite some time. It happens every single time, I haven’t had a successful login from jbidwatcher in like a year so it’s not even usable. Never get captcha requests when logging in from my Firefox browser, not even once that I can remember.

Can jbidwatcher just emulate a browser login? Like maybe let the user press a button to configure jbidwatcher to copy all the “user agent” stuff and whatever else is necessary from their preferred browser?

I don’t know the specifics of how jbw performs the login, but just tossing out an idea.

Thanks for all your development efforts, this neat app has scored me some great deals.

Cheers!

 
May 13, 2019
Avatar dlong 8 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Captcha fix - Manual Login

Hey Morgan, you write:

> Anyway, JBidwatcher isn’t abandonware, but I haven’t had major reasons to make changes in a while.

Would you be able to get JBW to work with the latest version of Java (12.x) ? Anything past 1.8 and JBW doesn’t work, it gets hung somewhere and doesn’t return.

 
May 12, 2019
Avatar Dave_Burton 9 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Tips and Tricks / Which JRE?

I usually trust Ninite to pick the best version of free software for Windows 10 (64-bit), but it currently offers three versions of the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) to choose between:

64-bit Java runtime x64 8u212-b03

32-bit Java runtime 8u212-b03

64-bit Java runtime x64 11.0.3

Which is best?

Jbidwatcher is the only thing I use Java for, so I have no concerns about compatibility with other programs.

Which should I use?

 
Apr 25, 2019
Avatar zappram 277 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Newest pre5 unusable for years under Linux(s)

my setup is Mac OS X 10.13.6
I can drag the URL to JBW it will add all links, but thumbs sometimes work, sometimes not. Don’t bother me much, but it does fire and snipe and win me some sometimes (as long as I big high enough LOL).

I only keep listings in CURRENT tab, and I keep all items won in a tab I created called WON, and “Get My eBay Items” doesn’t seem to work, but I can use web browser “my eBay” to manage okay there.

I will upgrade to 10.14 Mojave soon after I configure my new Mac Mini, I am adding RAM and get SSD in it to make it my next desktop Mac. My current one boots in aboutu 7 seconds to login panel, and that’s what I want or better for the new one I will build and upgrade to.

Have fun bidding. Remember, you need to bid high enough in order to win. Sometimes I am just too darn “cheap” to snipe at a high $ amount and JBW will complaint about cannot snipe due to current price is higher than my set bid price….LOL.

 
Apr 24, 2019
Avatar ToKa 7 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Newest pre5 unusable for years under Linux(s)

For me too: macOS 10.12.6 (16G1918), but i have to add the auctions manually.

Get my ebay items isn’t working for month.

 
Apr 24, 2019
Avatar zappram 277 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Newest pre5 unusable for years under Linux(s)

no help either, but just FYI, JBW 2.99-pre5 still works for me under Mac OS X. Sometimes thumbs don’t show up, but not bothering me as long as it will snipe and win me the auction, which just happened today.

 
Mar 21, 2019
Avatar ethix 3 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Newest pre5 unusable for years under Linux(s)

No help but I have never had an issue on Fedora or Ubuntu.

 
Mar 6, 2019
Avatar Liam 20 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / eBay Sign In Consistently Fails with JBidwatcher 2.99pre5-2-g7251940

Thanks @yendor – that worked for me as well. You must give a phone number to get past it seems, saying you don’t have a mobile phone doesn’t work. However, it doesn’t check that the number is a mobile phone.

 
Feb 23, 2019
Avatar yendor 14 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / eBay Sign In Consistently Fails with JBidwatcher 2.99pre5-2-g7251940

…and of course, after looking through the error log, it would appear the blocker is the annoying “Confirm your eBay account” page that was instituted a while back where eBay asks for a phone number to attach to the account. My mistake in ignoring that step by answering “Maybe Later” for the past year. I guess eBay recently decided to force it into the login flow that JBidwatcher has always accessed?

Problem solved. Now if JBidwatcher would only ignore eBay’s new style of presenting closed listings so as not to overwrite the original, closed auction with a related, open listings … :)

 
Feb 23, 2019
Avatar yendor 14 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / eBay Sign In Consistently Fails with JBidwatcher 2.99pre5-2-g7251940

Something’s up with eBay now, such that logging in with JBidwatcher consistently fails with version 2.99pre5-2. The issue began a week ago, give or take a few days. I’m running the application atop macOS 10.13.6, though I don’t believe that relevant to the problem. Prior to these troubles, I hadn’t experienced login troubles with JBidwatcher for years, though I use it primarily for tracking running auctions, not sniping.

I hope someone can remedy the problem or suggest a workaround, as eBay’s watchlist functionality is a poor substitute.

Here are the contents of the error.log, in the hopes it might help diagnose the issue:

Sat Feb 23 10:20:33 EST 2019: JBidwatcher 2.99pre5-2-g7251940
Sat Feb 23 10:20:33 EST 2019: Oracle Corporation Java, version 1.8.0_60 on Mac OS X
Sat Feb 23 10:20:33 EST 2019: Logging to /Users/xxxxxxxx/Library/Preferences/JBidwatcher/errors.log
Sat Feb 23 10:20:33 EST 2019: Loaded the appropriate driver.
Sat Feb 23 10:20:33 EST 2019: Connected to database jbdb (JBidwatcher DataBase)
Sat Feb 23 10:20:33 EST 2019: Auction information database already exists.
Sat Feb 23 10:20:33 EST 2019: Closed connection
Sat Feb 23 10:20:33 EST 2019: Database shut down normally
Sat Feb 23 10:20:33 EST 2019: Loaded the appropriate driver.
Sat Feb 23 10:20:33 EST 2019: Connected to database jbdb (JBidwatcher DataBase)
Sat Feb 23 10:20:33 EST 2019: Closed connection
Sat Feb 23 10:20:33 EST 2019: Database shut down normally
Sat Feb 23 10:20:34 EST 2019: Loaded the appropriate driver.
Sat Feb 23 10:20:34 EST 2019: Connected to database jbdb (JBidwatcher DataBase)
Sat Feb 23 10:20:34 EST 2019: Loading listings from the database (58/111/167 entries, 1979/39546 auctions)
Sat Feb 23 10:20:34 EST 2019: Done with the initial load (got 2 active entries)
Sat Feb 23 10:20:34 EST 2019: Auction Entries loaded
Sat Feb 23 10:20:34 EST 2019: Completed loader spun off
Sat Feb 23 10:20:34 EST 2019: Snipes processed
Sat Feb 23 10:20:34 EST 2019: findAuctions: 13.0 × 1(13)
Sat Feb 23 10:20:34 EST 2019: addEntry: 8.0 × 2(16)
Sat Feb 23 10:20:34 EST 2019: counts: 324.0 × 1(324)
Sat Feb 23 10:20:34 EST 2019: setServer: 0.0 × 2(0)
Sat Feb 23 10:20:34 EST 2019: findAll: 17.0 × 1(17)
Sat Feb 23 10:20:34 EST 2019: addEntry-complete: 8.0 × 2(16)
Sat Feb 23 10:20:34 EST 2019: Last 10 from addEntry: 15, 1
Sat Feb 23 10:20:36 EST 2019: Scripting is enabled.
Sat Feb 23 10:20:40 EST 2019: Parsing URL http://viv.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?EbayTime
Sat Feb 23 10:20:40 EST 2019: Time delta with ebay.com is -582
Sat Feb 23 10:20:41 EST 2019: Getting the sign in cookie for ebay.com
Sat Feb 23 10:20:41 EST 2019: Parsing URL https://signin.ebay.com/ws2/eBayISAPI.dll?SignIn
Sat Feb 23 10:20:42 EST 2019: Parsing URL https://signin.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?co_partnerId=2&siteid=0&UsingSSL=1
Sat Feb 23 10:20:43 EST 2019: Redirecting from: https://signin.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?co_partnerId=2&siteid=0&UsingSSL=1
Sat Feb 23 10:20:43 EST 2019: Redirecting to: https://reg.ebay.com/reg/UpdateContactInfo?uci=2&flow=SIGN_IN&ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com
Sat Feb 23 10:20:43 EST 2019: Parsing URL https://reg.ebay.com/reg/UpdateContactInfo?uci=2&flow=SIGN_IN&ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com
Sat Feb 23 10:20:43 EST 2019: Redirecting from: https://reg.ebay.com/reg/UpdateContactInfo?uci=2&flow=SIGN_IN&ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com
Sat Feb 23 10:20:43 EST 2019: Redirecting to: http://pages.ebay.com/messages/page_not_responding.html
Sat Feb 23 10:20:43 EST 2019: Parsing URL http://pages.ebay.com/messages/page_not_responding.html
Sat Feb 23 10:20:44 EST 2019: Redirecting from: http://pages.ebay.com/messages/page_not_responding.html
Sat Feb 23 10:20:44 EST 2019: Redirecting to: https://pages.ebay.com/messages/page_not_responding.html
Sat Feb 23 10:20:44 EST 2019: Parsing URL https://pages.ebay.com/messages/page_not_responding.html
Sat Feb 23 10:20:45 EST 2019: Redirecting from: https://pages.ebay.com/messages/page_not_responding.html
Sat Feb 23 10:20:45 EST 2019: Redirecting to: https://www.ebay.com/n/error?statuscode=500
Sat Feb 23 10:20:45 EST 2019: Parsing URL https://www.ebay.com/n/error?statuscode=500
Sat Feb 23 10:20:45 EST 2019: Couldn’t sign in!
https://www.ebay.com/n/error?statuscode=500
java.io.FileNotFoundException: https://www.ebay.com/n/error?statuscode=500
at sun.reflect.GeneratedConstructorAccessor70.newInstance(Unknown Source)
at sun.reflect.DelegatingConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance(DelegatingConstructorAccessorImpl.java:45)
at java.lang.reflect.Constructor.newInstance(Constructor.java:422)
at sun.net.www.protocol.http.HttpURLConnection$10.run(HttpURLConnection.java:1889)
at sun.net.www.protocol.http.HttpURLConnection$10.run(HttpURLConnection.java:1884)
at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
at sun.net.www.protocol.http.HttpURLConnection.getChainedException(HttpURLConnection.java:1883)
at sun.net.www.protocol.http.HttpURLConnection.getInputStream0(HttpURLConnection.java:1456)
at sun.net.www.protocol.http.HttpURLConnection.getInputStream(HttpURLConnection.java:1440)
at sun.net.www.protocol.https.HttpsURLConnectionImpl.getInputStream(HttpsURLConnectionImpl.java:254)
at com.jbidwatcher.util.http.Http.receiveData(Http.java:176)
at com.jbidwatcher.util.http.Http.receivePage(Http.java:243)
at com.jbidwatcher.auction.server.ebay.ebayLoginManager.signInUsingPage(ebayLoginManager.java:271)
at com.jbidwatcher.auction.server.ebay.ebayLoginManager.getSignInCookie(ebayLoginManager.java:214)
at com.jbidwatcher.auction.server.ebay.ebayLoginManager.getSignInCookie(ebayLoginManager.java:178)
at com.jbidwatcher.auction.server.ebay.ebayLoginManager.getNecessaryCookie(ebayLoginManager.java:190)
at com.jbidwatcher.auction.server.ebay.ebayServer.forceLogin(ebayServer.java:290)
at com.jbidwatcher.auction.server.ebay.ebayServer.messageAction(ebayServer.java:259)
at com.jbidwatcher.util.queue.PlainMessageQueue.run(PlainMessageQueue.java:60)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:745)
Caused by: java.io.FileNotFoundException: https://www.ebay.com/n/error?statuscode=500
at sun.net.www.protocol.http.HttpURLConnection.getInputStream0(HttpURLConnection.java:1835)
at sun.net.www.protocol.http.HttpURLConnection.getInputStream(HttpURLConnection.java:1440)
at sun.net.www.protocol.http.HttpURLConnection.getHeaderFieldKey(HttpURLConnection.java:2995)
at sun.net.www.protocol.https.HttpsURLConnectionImpl.getHeaderFieldKey(HttpsURLConnectionImpl.java:307)
at com.jbidwatcher.util.http.CookieJar.handleRedirect(CookieJar.java:164)
at com.jbidwatcher.util.http.CookieJar.internal_connect(CookieJar.java:128)
at com.jbidwatcher.util.http.CookieJar.internal_connect(CookieJar.java:144)
at com.jbidwatcher.util.http.CookieJar.internal_connect(CookieJar.java:144)
at com.jbidwatcher.util.http.CookieJar.internal
connect(CookieJar.java:144)
at com.jbidwatcher.util.http.CookieJar.internal
connect(CookieJar.java:144)
at com.jbidwatcher.util.http.CookieJar.connect(CookieJar.java:107)
at com.jbidwatcher.auction.server.ebay.ebayLoginManager.signInUsingPage(ebayLoginManager.java:246)
… 7 more
Sat Feb 23 10:20:45 EST 2019: Did not successfully retrieve the sign in cookie for ebay.com
Sat Feb 23 10:20:48 EST 2019: MQ
update: Postponing Message: AUTOMATIC
Sat Feb 23 10:20:50 EST 2019: Saving to: /Users/xxxxxxxx/Library/Preferences/JBidwatcher/JBidWatch.cfg
Sat Feb 23 10:20:50 EST 2019: Closed connection
Sat Feb 23 10:20:50 EST 2019: Database shut down normally
Sat Feb 23 10:20:50 EST 2019: Closed connection
Sat Feb 23 10:20:50 EST 2019: Database shut down normally
Sat Feb 23 10:20:50 EST 2019: Closed connection
Sat Feb 23 10:20:50 EST 2019: Database shut down normally
Sat Feb 23 10:20:50 EST 2019: Closed connection
Sat Feb 23 10:20:50 EST 2019: Database shut down normally
Sat Feb 23 10:20:50 EST 2019: Closed connection
Sat Feb 23 10:20:50 EST 2019: Database shut down normally
Sat Feb 23 10:20:50 EST 2019: Closed connection
Sat Feb 23 10:20:50 EST 2019: Database shut down normally
Sat Feb 23 10:20:50 EST 2019: Closed connection
Sat Feb 23 10:20:50 EST 2019: Database shut down normally
Sat Feb 23 10:20:50 EST 2019: Closed connection
Sat Feb 23 10:20:50 EST 2019: Database shut down normally
Sat Feb 23 10:20:50 EST 2019: Shutting down JBidwatcher.

 
Feb 18, 2019
Avatar marian 4 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Captcha fix - Manual Login

Hello Morgan,
you write: “but it’s under your control, so it should be okay”.
And also: “I’ve done that with my native Mac version, because I could directly use a WebKitView object, but it’s a ton harder to show a functioning browser window in Java unfortunately.”

How did you made this with the Mac? How do you use “directly a WebKitView” object?

Thank you!

 
Feb 17, 2019
Avatar hspindel 9 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / JBW won't login anymore

delete

 
Feb 17, 2019
Avatar hspindel 9 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / JBW won't login anymore

delete

 
Feb 15, 2019
Avatar Morgan Schweers 1,204 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Captcha fix - Manual Login

Greetings,
Sure, I’ve done that with my native Mac version, because I could directly use a WebKitView object, but it’s a ton harder to show a functioning browser window in Java unfortunately. :(

The CAPTCHA thing is a long-standing eBay issue, and fundamentally…they’re in the right; JBidwatcher is automatically logging in to your account, but it’s under your control, so it should be okay. But they can’t tell the difference between JBidwatcher and a hostile agent. :-/

Anyway, JBidwatcher isn’t abandonware, but I haven’t had major reasons to make changes in a while.

— Morgan

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