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Dec 10, 2019
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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!

 
Oct 5, 2018
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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

 
Jul 29, 2017
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Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / partial login

Sorry I don’t have any other suggestions besides the logout/login at the eBay website. You said you’re in Canada, but are you using the Canadian or US eBay website?

After I resolved my “partial login” problem a couple of days ago, JBW was still not picking up my watched items. Today I started it up and it loaded in the new watched items on it’s own. Just successfully sniped an auction too, thanks Morgan!

 
Jul 27, 2017
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Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / partial login

Fixed issue: logged out and back in to eBay in browser, then did a “refresh eBay session” in JBW and again have the green light.

 
Jul 27, 2017
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Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / partial login

Having same issue here, same JBidWatcher version on Windows 10.

 
Mar 8, 2011
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Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Automatic setup

This is easy on a Windows PC too. Just make a shortcut to the JBidwatcher program and put it in the “Startup” folder under “All Programs” on the Start menu.

 
Jul 30, 2009
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Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Most auctions appear as FP

Morgan, your pre3 version is looking much better. I now have sellers and high bidders listed, and can see current bid and # of bids. Like Marc, I do have the issue that an item I have the high bid on is displaying in red, which isn’t a problem for me right now. Overall, a big step forward. Thanks!

 
Mar 3, 2009
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Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Canceling Snipe/Max Bid Sets to $1.00

I have auctions that I’m just watching showing up as having $1 Max bids, but if I check the auctions on eBay there are no bids actually placed for them under my eBay name. I even see watched auctions in JBW that say there are 0 bids on them, but it’s showing a $1 Max bid. So, something’s a little funny on the JBW side. And if you right-click on the auctions showing a $1 Max bid, the Cancel Snipe is greyed out so there doesn’t seem to be either a bid or a snipe set for them.

 
Feb 28, 2009
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Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Missed snipe

I’m also seeing some of my watched items with a Max bid of $1. Some of the items with a $1 Max bid have 0 bids when I check eBay, and the eBay auction pages do not show me having a bid in, so it’s not a big issue for me right now. I’m running JBW 2.0.825 on WinXP SP3 and using the U.S. eBay.

 
Feb 21, 2009
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Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / 2.0 won't add auctions

Hi Morgan, your 2.0.1 did the trick for me. I had been having problems with JBW only showing about a dozen of my watched auctions. Playing with eBay’s number of listings per page was not resolving the issue. All of my watched auctions are now listed. Great job!

 
Feb 19, 2009
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Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / No longer able to "log on"

I had trouble logging in to eBay yesterday. JBidWatcher was not loading all of my watched items, so I was fooling around settings and the installation. Looks like I tried to log in at some point with the wrong password, and eBay turned on their captcha security feature. I found a thread on the forum about this issue and the solution was to log in to eBay with a browser, then wait about a day for them to turn the captcha back off. Waited until this morning to run JBidWatcher and now it’s logging in OK.

 
Aug 17, 2007
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Comment Topic: Announcements / [Release] JBidwatcher 1.0.2 is now available!

Was having the Red Eye issue this morning, but the strings update worked great for me on WinXP. Thanks Laurence and Morgan!

 
Aug 8, 2007
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Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / JBW/eBay Time Synchronization Offset

Well, that sucked. Using the JBW Pre5 version on Windows XP Pro. I had a snipe that didn’t work earlier today but didn’t know why. Then a couple of hours later I missed getting another bid in at the end of the auction. This time I looked into the issue and here’s what I found. After I synchronized the time in JBW, I checked eBay time in the browser, and the official eBay time was 12 seconds ahead of JBW’s time. My snipe time was also set to 12 seconds. Bummer. Within 5 minutes of discovering this, I checked again and suddenly everything is back in sync. So has anyone else seen this and have any idea what happened?

Anyway, thanks for the great software and awesome support to accomodate the recent eBay changes, Morgan!

 
Jul 24, 2007
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Comment Topic: Announcements / 1.0.2pre5 - Fixes save issues

Hi Morgan,
Everything looks good here now for me on WinXP. JBW is able to load all of the auctions I’m watching, and quits normally again. Thanks for the quick fixes!

Charlie

 
Jul 24, 2007
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Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Has ebay broke it? (19 July 07)

Good morning Morgan,

I just sent my auctions and error files to you a few minutes ago. Hope it helps you out.

Charlie

 
Jul 24, 2007
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Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Has ebay broke it? (19 July 07)

First the good news – pre4 version seems to be working fine for me, including sniping. I’m running WinXP Pro on a 2.66 GHz Pentium 4 in the US, and my Java version is 1.6.0_01-b06. No problem here with excessive CPU usage either, running around 2 to 5 percent with an occasional brief jump to 20. Big thanks to you Morgan for JBW!

Now the not-so-good news – I cannot quit JBW normally, either with the window Close button or Quit on the Menu. Have to use Task Manager. Hey, what do I know, maybe this is a new feature, right? Why would anyone WANT to close JBW? A minor issue, so I’ll quit whining now … :-)