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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 17 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

 
Feb 11, 2019
Avatar dlong 7 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Captcha fix - Manual Login

Is there anyway to patch or work-around jbidwatcher so that when it encounter Captcha, that it shows the window to manually login in… or EVEN an option just manually login all the time?

I had the Captcha login error a week ago… so I left it alone and now, 6-7 days later, tried jbidwatcher again and jbidwatcher is saying that it is encounter Captcha (still).

I have logged into eBay from other devices and have not seen the Captcha…. at this point, I’m wondering if jbidwatcher is even encounter Captcha.

Different question: Is jbidwatcher abandon-ware at this point?

 
Jan 23, 2019
Avatar mikebutash 3 post(s)

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

So I’ve used jbidwatcher for a very long time now (8-10+yr?), and the last 2.99-pre5 with ruby scripting enabled broke it from working on like every linux I’ve used, now for years with different distributions, including Ubuntu and Arch Linux.

I’ve loaded jruby and about every other lib I know to try and fix compatibility, but under linux your jar doesn’t seem to look in the right place for whatever it wants. The debugs are vague, but in any regard, jbidwatcher doesn’t launch and doesn’t work in this version under linux since enabling default the scripting. I use an older version (JBidwatcher 2.5.6-11-gac197d6), highly dysfunctional, but it’s otherwise usable for snipes as long as I don’t expect it not to lose the result after successful bid.

I can’t use 2.99-pre5 due to ruby dependencies, so using the prior version under derby db randomly loses/adds/corrupts entries every time it gets restarted. Not sure if this is Derby broken or JBidwatcher. Pre-auction works, keeps cost, snipe, and will snipe successfully. If I add an auction and do not bid, it will randomly move to complete, or not, which is more often the case. I think meaning it’s not updating the DB, the auction is more often just gone after completion.

Even more odd, occasionally I restart the desktop or system, and it auto-starts, with like 50 duplicate historical entries of the same things, sometimes very old from my historical searches. Sometimes it starts with nothing but one or two random old entries. It’s rather perplexing what would cause such random behaviour for like the past 2 years across both ubuntu AND arch linux using mostly the same java 1.8’s.

It seems I’m the last person on earth using linux with jbidwatcher (only reason I use anything java, period – it should die, please.), so for what it’s worth, jbidwatcher hasn’t worked properly in some time now. It would be nice to see it work again, or a successful port to something not oracle-owned and molested (and forgotten).

 
Oct 5, 2018
Avatar Charlie 15 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / JBW Not Getting Watched Items

Hey everyone,

Not much activity around here these days, but thought I would post anyway. Want to start by saying how much I have appreciated Morgan’s JBidWatcher, it’s done a great job for me for many years now. I truly hope he can find time to continue to at least keep JBW updated to work with eBay’s never-ending changes.

I believe it was several months ago that “Get My eBay Items” stopped working. Sniping seems to be working OK still though. I’m still able to manually add an auction by item number, so it it’s not the end of the world, but sure makes things a bit more inconvenient. Is anyone else having this issue? Any suggestions to fix it if it’s just me?

Charlie

 
Sep 3, 2018
Avatar mikebutash 3 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Captcha (yet again)

Hi, I’ve been unable to use jbidwatcher for a few months now, getting the damn captcha for the first time after years of use, but following all normal advice found, I’ve been unable to get it to go away. I use ebay in a browser, logged out and in, from entirely new profiles even, never once get a captcha, yet trying jbidwatcher after days, even weeks, it still errors on the captcha.

Wondering if ebay just changed how it works again…

 
Jun 22, 2018
Avatar arnstein 7 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Windows 10 - importing DB from previous installation

I exported the jbidwatcher folder from my old Win 7 PC to replace the one from my new install on a Win 10 machine. But I can’t find the location of the folder to replace. Where does the DB and other files live in Win 10? Thanks.

 
Jun 7, 2018
Avatar MEC2 55 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Zombieware, but a new problem

I know little is likely to change with jbw and this is likely as good as it gets, but a new problem is that completed auctions are now being forwarded to auctions eBay wants to market to you – so your completed item suddenly changes description, price, and ending date, but it’s not the original item you added, it’s the new push ad item eBay wants you to now buy. Wreaking quite a bit of havoc for those who do watch items that complete and like to maintain a reference…

Also noticed old items suddenly reappear from previous years, same dates, as coming up – as in they ended two days in the future. And I still am not getting the blue check on items that are won. Something going on there as well.

 
Feb 28, 2018
Avatar zappram 271 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Won items not marked as won

Most all my winnings from Nov.2017 till now are moved to completed tab and color blue, except last one is color red still on Feb.8th,2018, but it was moved to completed tab so I know it’s done correctly, and I don’t have the date issue on my end.

Are you on Windows?
I am on Mac OS.

 
Feb 24, 2018
Avatar MEC2 55 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Won items not marked as won

Last two items sniped and won do not get the green check nor text in blue.

Also noticing completed items getting dates in the future – march 2018 as end dates. Obviously, that ain’t right…

MEC2

 
Feb 19, 2018
Avatar Tigger 1 post

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Unable to download/install jbw

I used to use jbw quite a bit in the past, just dropped out of the habit. I have tried several times to pull down a fresh install and it keeps being deleted by Norton Internet Security as a medium security threat. I am on Windows 10 64 bit latest build running Norton Internet Security
Details of error…
=====
JBidwatcher-2.99pre5-installer.exe
Threat name WS.Reputation.1
Thousands of users in Norton community have used this file.
This file was released 2 years 1 month ago
This file is medium risk.

Threat type: Insight Network Threat. There are many indications that this file is untrustworthy and therefore not safe.
This threat has been removed. No further action required.
==

I really liked jbw when I used us use it, nothing came even close. I did sign up for Gixen in last year, can’t remember why, it seemed to have a link to jbw if i recall, but haven’t had any joy with that either. I would gladly make another donation to jbw, if it worked anything like it used to.

Really would like to get something working again, any advice appreciated – Thx

 
Feb 14, 2018
Avatar zappram 271 post(s)

Comment Topic: Announcements / Temporarily despammed

I continue to have success using JBW, with my Mac OS X, now 10.13.3

Things are doing quite well actually. thumbnails, color, moving to right tabs, etc. I don’t know why, but I just keep using it, and when I win, I am happy.

Thanks again Morgan.
Life is good
Time – keeps ticking….

 
Feb 12, 2018
Avatar Morgan Schweers 1,204 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Development / Missing source code?

Greetings,
The ‘nonap’ library is under my github repositories ; I wrote it to prevent OS X from forcing JBidwatcher to go to sleep when the computer was otherwise awake.

And yeah, the unit tests are awful. :(

— Morgan

 
Feb 12, 2018
Avatar Morgan Schweers 1,204 post(s)

Comment Topic: Announcements / Temporarily despammed

Greetings,
I’ve removed a few hundred spam messages from the forums; most of them you couldn’t see, as they were already recognized and blocked, but around 5% got through, and I’m sorry about that.

There were plans for a native Mac OS X version (I built a pretty good prototype), but they’ve gone by the wayside, unfortunately, lost in the maelstrom of things I need to do. I would love to take some time and get JBidwatcher back up to fighting strength.

I still have constant reports of successful snipes; I haven’t abandoned the application. I just don’t have much time, and it seems to be running reasonably well.

— Morgan

[p.s. I say ‘temporarily’ despammed, because I expect the spammers to come back, continue trying to post. I’ll try to keep up with it.]

 
Jan 30, 2018
Avatar mrnuxi 3 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Development / derbyLocale_os.jar missing

In run JUnit tests for jbidwatcher (cloned from the git repo), I hit a failure due the missing jar file “derbyLocale_os.jar”.

Thanks.

 
Jan 25, 2018
Avatar mrnuxi 3 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Development / Missing source code?

On Windows 10, using git, IntelliJ Idea, and Java JDK 9 I tried building jbidwatcher after cloning the git repo [master]. src/com/jbidwatcher/app/JBidWatch.java failed to compile due to the missing import:

import com.cyberfox.util.platform.osx.NoNap;

looking at the src tree, under com/cyberfox/util/platform, there are no subdirectories, just Path.java and Platform.java …

I suspect the “osx” is an apple-related dir

Update: I commented out the import and the section of code that had:
if(Platform.isMac()) {
NoNap.dontNapMeBro();
}

Now it builds and I am moving on to running the Unit tests (about half of which fail) … investigating.

Thanks!

 
Jan 21, 2018
Avatar barans29 1 post

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / No countdown clock on W7 and W10

For some time now jbid has not shown a live countdown clock in the last minutes of an auction when running on windows 7 or windows 10, you have to keep clicking the auction or change tabs. It still works on windows XP! Ideas?

Oh, and I just had to sign up again as there is no “forgot password” link on the forums, should have written it down, been a member since 2010.

 
Nov 27, 2017
Avatar Krusty 8 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Date ending issues.

I posted this before but can’t find it & the forum now gives errors in search.

Many watched items are going to the completed tab when they still have many days till they end. An example is today is November 28 & one item ending on December 1st is in the completed tab (& was when I added it). This makes watching items difficult as you need to check all tabs?

I’m guessing that sadly JBidwatcher is kind of defunct nowadays & there is no longer any support? This is a great pity!

 
Nov 25, 2017
Avatar Spire 1 post

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / "The computer may have slept through the snipe time!"

I’ve been using JBidwatcher for years. I intentionally checked to make sure my computer didn’t fall asleep. Suddenly it says :The computer may have slept through the snipe time!". What’s up? Disappointed…

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