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May 22, 2019
Avatar zappram 287 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 9 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 287 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 9 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 287 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

 
Feb 11, 2019
Avatar dlong 9 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 16 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 58 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 287 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 58 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