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Jun 28, 2020
Avatar beetlefrosch 2 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Still alive?

Is this project still alive? It would be nice if someone would comment on it!

 
Apr 29, 2020
Avatar salimoneus 8 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Hey Morgan, PLEASE fix the eBay Login!

This project is dead.

 
Mar 14, 2020
Avatar Dave_Burton 13 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Sign in fail with html error 405

There’s a “ticket” open on this problem (since Dec. 10, 2019), here:
https://jbidwatcher.lighthouseapp.com/projects/8037/tickets/2097-the-keys-failed
and another one (since Nov. 25, 2019), here:
https://jbidwatcher.lighthouseapp.com/projects/8037/tickets/2090-jbidwatcher-can-no-more-log-in-ebay

 
Mar 14, 2020
Avatar Dave_Burton 13 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Hey Morgan, PLEASE fix the eBay Login!

There’s a “ticket” open on this problem (since Dec. 10, 2019), here:
https://jbidwatcher.lighthouseapp.com/projects/8037/tickets/2097-the-keys-failed
and another one (since Nov. 25, 2019), here:
https://jbidwatcher.lighthouseapp.com/projects/8037/tickets/2090-jbidwatcher-can-no-more-log-in-ebay

 
Mar 11, 2020
Avatar zappram 290 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Hey Morgan, PLEASE fix the eBay Login!

I wish I know how to code, then I don’t mind spending a couple of hours at night when I’m not too busy and eventually I might get it working right (again).

Yeah, eBay has hundred of programmers constantly making changes everyday. Oh well….

 
Mar 8, 2020
Avatar Dave_Burton 13 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Hey Morgan, PLEASE fix the eBay Login!

Oops, my bad. I just noticed it says, “Not logged in…” in the upper-right corner. So those snipes obviously aren’t going to work.

Here’s an excerpt from the log:

Sun Mar 08 13:40:44 EDT 2020: Getting the sign in cookie for ebay.com
Sun Mar 08 13:40:44 EDT 2020: Parsing URL https://signin.ebay.com/ws2/eBayISAPI.dll?SignIn
Sun Mar 08 13:40:46 EDT 2020: Redirecting from: https://signin.ebay.com/ws2/eBayISAPI.dll?SignIn
Sun Mar 08 13:40:46 EDT 2020: Redirecting to: https://www.ebay.com/signin/
Sun Mar 08 13:40:46 EDT 2020: Parsing URL https://www.ebay.com/signin/
Sun Mar 08 13:40:47 EDT 2020: Parsing URL https://www.ebay.com/signin/s
Sun Mar 08 13:40:47 EDT 2020: Couldn’t sign in!
Server returned HTTP response code: 405 for URL: https://www.ebay.com/signin/s

Sun Mar 08 13:40:47 EDT 2020: Did not successfully retrieve the sign in cookie for ebay.com

 
Mar 8, 2020
Avatar Dave_Burton 13 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Hey Morgan, PLEASE fix the eBay Login!

jBidWatcher might be working for me.

It had been a few months since I used jBidWatcher, and today when I tried to add an auction number to jBidWatcher, it reported an error (in the status line at the bottom of the screen), which I’ve now forgotten. I do recall that the error message said the problem was “either” something, but only told of one possibility. I interpreted it to mean that it wasn’t communicating with eBay.

So I tried a few times to “Refresh eBay Session” but each time it showed (in the status line at the bottom of the screen):
“Did not successfully retrieve the sign in cookie for ebay.com”

But then I tried again to add an auction number, and it worked!

It’s not perfect. When I right-clicked and set shipping it displayed a message which said, in part, “Or you could buy it now, for $1.00. Note: To ‘Buy Now’ through this program, select ‘Buy’ from the context menu.” That’s wrong, because this auction has no buy-it-now option.

I don’t know for sure that it’ll successfully snipe, but it appears that it might.

For what it’s worth, I currently have “Java 8 Update 241” and “Java 8 Update 241 (64-bit)” installed (both by Oracle). There are a several other Java runtime options (see Ninite.com), but I don’t know whether that makes a difference.

 
Jan 2, 2020
Avatar mrnuxi 4 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Hey Morgan, PLEASE fix the eBay Login!

Hi Everyone — a few years back I downloaded the jbidwatcher source code looking to fix a relatively minor problem. I could not get it to build because there were some files missing from the source distribution. At this point in time I would have to say jbidwatcher is pretty much dead. Really a shame.

 
Dec 15, 2019
Avatar MEC2 61 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Hey Morgan, PLEASE fix the eBay Login!

Oh I am sure it’s an update on eBay, but that’s not unexpected, I mean what was the last software revision to JBW, over a year ago? Things change.

Will likely use Gixen and keep JBW just for tracking the auctions I win with a thumbnail. Until adding auctions doesn’t work, then, we’ll just ditch it altogether. Thanks for the memories JBW, we sure did snipe alot of stuff together…

 
Dec 14, 2019
Avatar zappram 290 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Hey Morgan, PLEASE fix the eBay Login!

I tried to read the error log, and it all points to eBay
If no one will help modifying the code (this code is available to those who knows how to do coding), the it’s a lost cost.

So, it’s not worth it. We will just BIN or Amazon. Too bad, I bid on other auctions, and there’s no tools to help like JBW before for eBay and I actually don’t enjoy those auctions. Now, time to move on.

BTW – I did try JBW on Mac OS X 15.2 and it will not login.

 
Dec 13, 2019
Avatar MEC2 61 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Hey Morgan, PLEASE fix the eBay Login!

I used to send a few bucks after each major release, but that of course died ages ago… but who knows, is it just a couple dozen people still using JBW? If so, that hardly is worth it… and we sort of need a proof of life for this project before anyone sends a dime…

 
Dec 13, 2019
Avatar zappram 290 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Hey Morgan, PLEASE fix the eBay Login!

How about we chip in and pay the yearly subscription fee that you would have paid the other web site to Morgan?

Setup a good annual supporting fee Payable to Morgan, so your JBW will be updated enough to run and snipe for you. I’d sent support via paypal a couple of times in the past and I don’t mind at all to pay for a bit of support.

Hey, everyone else ask for a monthly “rental” fee of the software now (adobe, microsoft, etc.)

Everyone, let us know what YOU think.

 
Dec 12, 2019
Avatar ivan 10 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Sign in fail with html error 405

Mooooorrrgan ? Hi,

I’m struggling with eBay, since yesterday, I posted 4 messages. They stay evasive in their responses, avoiding to reply to the main question “What has changed ?”. Guess what they did ? They directed me to this post ! ! !
Besides, my loggin issues and password re-initialisations are part of the package, completely rotting my life with them.

I read again the web concerning the 405 error: https://airbrake.io/blog/http-errors/405-method-not-allowed
This site is providing some interesting tips for troubleshooting the issue.
From my understanding the server receives the request, understand it but decides it’s not compliant to the expected protocol. I
“Conversely, a 405 code response confirms that the requested resource is valid and exists, but the client has used an unacceptable HTTP method during the request.”
However, it seems that there are some 50 variants to formulate the request and that wouldn’t ease the process.

we really are starving in front this problem and eager to get it solved. Please !

 
Dec 11, 2019
Avatar MEC2 61 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Hey Morgan, PLEASE fix the eBay Login!

Or don’t – just declare it officially unsupported. I am looking at alternatives but really prefer JBW, and am hesitant to sign up for a year subscription if JBW is going to be back working again shortly. I’d rather toss a few dollars at JBW than something else…

 
Dec 10, 2019
Avatar Charlie 16 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Hey Morgan, PLEASE fix the eBay Login!

It looks like Morgan has pretty much abandoned JBidwatcher, but I thought I would throw this out there just in case he does still check in once in a while.

Morgan: I’m sure you are busy, but can you please just get the eBay login working again? It’s seems to have been an issue for a while now, with a workaround that has also stopped working more recently. I really prefer having software on my machine doing the sniping rather than using one of the services, and JBidwatcher did exactly what I wanted. I just don’t want to give up on it!

 
Dec 7, 2019
Avatar Ron 10 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Sign in fail with html error 405

I have not used JBW for probably two years. Too many problems getting signed in to eBay. I use Gixen which I find very reliable and there is no need to have the computer on. Just schedule your bid(s) and forget it.

 
Dec 7, 2019
Avatar Shendue 4 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Sign in fail with html error 405

As far as alternatives go, I’ve read of BidSlammer and Gixen, but both are browser-based.
One of the main reasons I always used JBW is that it’s not web-based and seems a little bit more reliable in terms of security.

 
Dec 5, 2019
Avatar zappram 290 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Sign in fail with html error 405

Today – my JBW broke for the first time with the same error 405. (ebay.com Mac OS X).
I’m on OS X 10.13.6

I will try it on 10.14 and 10.15 later when I have time and report the findings.

 
Dec 5, 2019
Avatar ToKa 9 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Sign in fail with html error 405

>>I see the same behavior with MacOS 10.12.6

 
Dec 5, 2019
Avatar zappram 290 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Sign in fail with html error 405

sad to hear that…. I’d been using JBW for so many years, never had that issue (yet).

The only difference I can observe is that I am on Mac OS X, and assuming you all are not.

 
Dec 4, 2019
Avatar Ron 10 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Sign in fail with html error 405

I’m in the US

 
Dec 4, 2019
Avatar Ron 10 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Sign in fail with html error 405

I believe the 405 error is a JBW problem. I have been getting the same failure to log in error for quite some time now. I have logged in and out of eBay and still cannot get JBW to long in.

 
Dec 4, 2019
Avatar zappram 290 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Sign in fail with html error 405

now looks more and more to me it’s an issue related to co.uk area servers.

Anyone having that issue from USA accessing ebay.com?

My JBW is set to snipe in 34 hours for an item (didn’t find any good deals on bidding lately), and we will find out if it still works well for me soon.

 
Dec 3, 2019
Avatar ToKa 9 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Sign in fail with html error 405

@ dickyfit:
I see the same behavior with MacOS 10.12.6

Browser login is ok, co.uk and com
But JBidWatcher is not getting the sign in cookie.

 
Dec 3, 2019
Avatar dickyfit 15 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Sign in fail with html error 405

Ebay login detail on the machine that runs jbidwatcher haven’t changed in quite some time. It’s been a solid performer.

The guys on the esniper sourceforge thread seem to be making some progress. They think the 405 error is down to a new java script based login page. Not everyone is getting the new login page, some locations are still being served the original page.

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