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Jun 17, 2017
Avatar zappram 269 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Can not add auction???

I see. so go to your JBW preferences, and select (eBay) tab, and change the (Browe target, country site: to ebay.fr), and you should see all your local items. We are in USA, so I do not look at items from ebay.fr as I don’t even understand the language and the shipping cost are very expensive to get it to here. Good luck.

 
Jun 15, 2017
Avatar jbra 3 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Can not add auction???

Thanks for looking, but it DOES exist (since I have bought it !) ; http://www.ebay.fr/itm/Ensign-2-1-4-B-Spiegelreflex-Box-Historische-Kamera-/132210220385? loads it. You are right: changing ebay.fr to ebay.com in link gives an error. The object is in ebay.de. How can I set jbidwatcher to correctly find the item ? i also use another bidding program (Bid-O-Matic from sourceforge) and it finds the object and won auction. Maybe this has somewhat linked to shipping to parameter in listing. I wrote an API searching ebay program (not bidding) through ebay API and it sometimes (though rarely) find objects that I cannot access even if they exist.

 
Jun 11, 2017
Avatar zappram 269 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Can not add auction???

I tried to find item (132210220385), and it does not exist. (at least search on ebay from USA site).

 
Jun 10, 2017
Avatar jbra 3 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Can not add auction???

I add : this object is in ebay.de, in jbidwatcher changing to ebay.com ebay.co.uk ebay.de gives same error.

 
Jun 10, 2017
Avatar jbra 3 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Can not add auction???

Hi,
I have been having same problem for 2 weeks :

For instance object accessed via http://cgi.ebay.fr/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=132210220385 correctly shows in a browser (with a redirect to http://www.ebay.fr/itm/Ensign-2-1-4-B-Spiegelreflex-Box-Historische-Kamera-/132210220385? cannot be loaded into jbidwatcher with same message as in 1st post of thread.

 
Jun 6, 2017
Avatar MEC2 53 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Drag and drop broken

Like pictures, this does not work anymore. Can only add using the + icon and auction number now…

 
Jun 2, 2017
Avatar zappram 269 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / New auctions - no photos

Yes, no pictures. I’d added more than 2 dozens new listings, none have thumbnail pictures. But all work when it needs to snipe and my snipe fired, not winning due to my bid was too low to win, but JBW still function as a sniper app, I will adjust my bid prices and I am sure I will win a few in the next few days.

 
May 31, 2017
Avatar MEC2 53 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / New auctions - no photos

Last three auctions I’ve added, no pictures… not exhaustive testing but enough to think it’s broken.

 
May 23, 2017
Avatar sdean7855 1 post

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Tips and Tricks / Feature Request: Shutdown if no queued auctions

I often want to jbid on something…but forget to bring it up the day of the auction. So feature request is to have JBid shutdown if there are no auctions in its queue. I would use it this way. Have JBid started at every boot. On invocation with this feature, it would kill itself unless it had one of more auctions with snipes queued up.
It would be even better if it requested PC shutdown confirmation if there was an auction item in 12 hours or less.

 
May 21, 2017
Avatar zappram 269 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Can not add auction???

Hi, I tried to find your (311871848690) directly in eBay and it does not show up. So, you need to confirm that it does exist on eBay first. I am using ebay.com from USA.

 
May 21, 2017
Avatar Th3Bug 1 post

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Can not add auction???

Hi everybody
Because summer started here. I don´t want to sit in front of the PC. So I installed JBid on an raspberry and controll it by VNC.
Unfortunatelly I don´t see all auctions I´m interested in.
311871848690
If I enter some numbers on Jbid I get an error message
“Can not add auction 311871848690 either invalid orcummunication error talking to server.”
If I enter the number in ebay I see an auction
Can anybody help me please?

Thanks a lot
Thorsten

 
May 13, 2017
Avatar RChadwick 2 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / VERY Disapointed

I’d love to donate, if I could actually get it working. My AuctionTamer subscription is about to end, and as it’s dead as a doornail, I’m desperately looking for a replacement. I really wanted to like jbidwatcher, and on paper it seems to have all the features, but I just can’t get it working.

 
May 12, 2017
Avatar belank 3 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Current auctions disappear

I’ve had auctions just disappear several times. Latest was just a few hours ago – all current auctions mysteriously just “gone” – neither computer nor program was restarted. I suspect this latest may have something to do with my modem losing internet connection – after having to reboot the modem JBidwatcher showed no current auctions.

Any idea of why auctions disappear, and whether the loss of internet connection might have anything to do with it? More importantly, any idea of what might fix the problem?

 
May 11, 2017
Avatar nevster 1 post

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / VERY Disapointed

If you can’t get it to work and you’re only interested in the searching, you can try out http://www.auctionsieve.com/ – it doesn’t do sniping but it does a lot of fancy filtering. I develop it in my spare time like Morgan does with JBidwatcher. I’ve always followed his work with interest because we play in the same space. I’m really interested to see what he’s cooking up for version 3.

And I highly recommend donating to encourage his development. Calculate how much you reckon you’ve saved by using his app and work out a percentage to donate.

 
Mar 20, 2017
Avatar RChadwick 2 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Searches

After using Auctiontamer for years, it is time to move on. Being open source, jbidwatcher caught my eye. I like what I see so far, but have a lot of questions and adjusting. The first one would be searches. Every search I run comes up with zero new results. To make things easy (A search term that would show up), I created a new search for sex, title only (Have also tried text), destination tab sex temp (A tab I created for the test), currency either US Dollar or all. I run the search, enable the search, schedule the search. No results.

Also, I don’t want to ask too much in the same question, but is there a way for jbidwatcher to import all my old won auctions?

Thanks!

 
Mar 8, 2017
Avatar GSP123 1 post

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Issue with sniping

I recently had to do a system recovery on my pc and reset everything back to its factory settings. When I re-downloaded jbidwatcher, I ran into the issue with ebay’s security blocking the snipe from being delivered. In the past it would go away if I signed in a few times, but it seems like now that isn’t working. Does anyone have any suggestions? Please let me know. Thank you.

 
Mar 5, 2017
Avatar hal 2 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Ubuntu 16.04 running 2.99pre5 - Error launching from Desktop

I found the solution. Note the added Path setting.

Now that it’s working, set Terminal back to false.

#!/usr/bin/env xdg-open

[Desktop Entry]
Version=1.0
Name=jbidwatcher
Exec=/home/Programs/jbidwatcher/JBidwatcher/jbidwatcher.sh
Path=/home/Programs/jbidwatcher/JBidwatcher
Terminal=false
MultipleArgs=false
Icon=/usr/share/icons/jbidwatcher.jpg
Type=Application
Categories=Application
MimeType=

Read a basic guide on Unity Launchers here and further help here

 
Mar 3, 2017
Avatar hal 2 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Ubuntu 16.04 running 2.99pre5 - Error launching from Desktop

Thanks for all your hard work on JBidwatcher throughout the years. It’s really appreciated and you’ve done a great job.

As JBidwatcher 2.5.6 had become error-prone in recent months, with lots of duplicates in the listings, I decided to upgrade to 2.99pre5. It works fine from a terminal, but fails to start when launched from a Desktop launcher. This is my setup…

~/Desktop/jbidwatcher.desktop:

#!/usr/bin/env xdg-open

[Desktop Entry]
Version=1.0
Name=jbidwatcher
Exec=/home/Programs/jbidwatcher/JBidwatcher/jbidwatcher.sh
Terminal=true
MultipleArgs=false
Icon=/usr/share/icons/jbidwatcher.jpg
Type=Application
Categories=Application
MimeType=

To see the error, set Terminal to true, and put the following lines at the beginning and end of jbidwatcher.sh:

printf 'press [ENTER] to continue'
read _

This is the error that’s produced:

Error: Could not find or load main class com.jbidwatcher.app.JBidWatch

As I said, running jbidwatcher.sh from a terminal works fine, but it’s not very convenient.

Any help with this would be much appreciated.

 
Feb 12, 2017
Avatar zen5 2 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Tips and Tricks / Not get items from Watch list?

Yes, I found this strange as well, all the sudden 83 items showed up out of nowhere! I don’t want to buy these but they are reference items for future projects. I guess they are there to stay? hmmm. I thought the simple method of adding item number would be sufficient but I guess that’s how this program is set up? Thanks for all the hard work! If it works (testing today @ 10 seconds) then I will send donation.

 
Feb 11, 2017
Avatar zen5 2 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / captcha

Tried using Jbidwatcher for first time. I entered wrong (old) password and got the captcha error. (It’s a new ebay security feature I suppose, bid o matic gets same error). Anyways, I will try again in 24 hrs to see if it goes away or not? Thanks for the hard work on the app!

 
Jan 31, 2017
Avatar longcamp16 17 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Sierra 10.12.3 and no app nap prevention

I have noticed that when I “get info” on the JBidwatcher application, it no longer has a check box to stop app nap.

Needed for sniping, right? Or not?

 
Jan 31, 2017
Avatar eddy_the_eng... 1 post

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / New install of JBW2.99 : Can't access auction database

Hi,
I have been using JBW for quite a while, but no activities the last 1-2 years.
Had an auction I followed recently and thought using JBW is a good idea. I found out there is a new version of it yesterday and installed it on my computer (running Windows 7), but when I started JBW I got the error message:

JBidwatcher can’t access its database. Please check to see if you are running another instance.

But there is no other instance running.
Deleted JBW2.99; cleared all register entries from “JBW” contents; installed again. Still the same problem.

Does anybody has an idea?
Thank you!
Edgar

 
Jan 15, 2017
Avatar Muppet 1 post

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / VERY Disapointed

I must admit that there are a couple of bugs, but on the whole, I’ve used JBW on my various Mac’s and it has pretty much always worked for me. On the rare occasion it hasn’t, it’s been inconvenience, but not the end of the World. If it was something so very very important, I’m usually not so lazy and actually sit there and make the bid myself. Like Roger W, I’ve donated on a number of occasions for it because it’s been super handy and , hey….. the guy makes if for free. That’s FREE.

 
Jan 3, 2017
Avatar jebradl 7 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / captcha

Thanks. I’ve been using jbidwatcher for several years, and I’d never had that problem before. My primary computer went down, and I did a clean install of linux on an old machine. I don’t think that I’d even logged in on a browser at that point. I’ll keep that in mind for the future.
Now, if only multisnipe bidding could get fixed. :)

 
Dec 21, 2016
Avatar zappram 269 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / captcha

Happened before…. You need to quit JBW, login to eBay manually from a browser, and get through the captcha. then, use ebay that way, and wait about 24 hours and run JBW again. Hope that works for you. Good luck.