jbidwatcher clock seems way off

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Avatar candidrb 9 post(s)

Hi
For a while now jbidwatcher has sometimes missed snipes (no complaints, it is free and a wonderful package) which I took to be the result of either the network being down or snipe latency (though I have set it for 20 seconds and I have a high speed connection). The misses occur about 20% of times (note: I am not talking about cases where the snipe underbids the highest bid which will obviously fail).
Yesterday I got another missed snipe, and after looking at the error log, I think the problem sometimes is that the clock somehow messes up.

The auction (on ebay.com.au) itself says
Ended 11-Oct-07 06:13:59 AEST

However my err log file says
Thu Oct 11 07:12:40 EST 2007: Thu Oct 11 07:12:40 EST 2007: 300157820277 (VINTAGE BLACK ROTORY TELEPHONE) – Preparing snipe. (1)
Thu Oct 11 07:12:40 EST 2007: Getting the sign in cookie. [candidrb@ebay: 11-Oct-2007 07:12:39 EST/11-Oct-2007 07:12:39 EST]
Thu Oct 11 07:12:40 EST 2007: MQ_Swing: Postponing Message: SNIPECHANGED
Thu Oct 11 07:12:40 EST 2007: MQ_Swing: Postponing Message: NOTIFY Failed to load all auctions.
Thu Oct 11 07:12:45 EST 2007: Thu Oct 11 07:12:45 EST 2007: 300157820277 (VINTAGE BLACK ROTORY TELEPHONE) – Loading bid request… (1)
Thu Oct 11 07:12:49 EST 2007: Thu Oct 11 07:12:49 EST 2007: 300157820277 (VINTAGE BLACK ROTORY TELEPHONE) – Cancelling snipe, auction is reported as ended. (1)
Thu Oct 11 07:12:49 EST 2007: Thu Oct 11 07:12:49 EST 2007: 300157820277 (VINTAGE BLACK ROTORY TELEPHONE) – Cancelling snipe. (1)
Thu Oct 11 07:12:49 EST 2007: Checking sign in as bid key load failed!
Thu Oct 11 07:12:49 EST 2007: Thu Oct 11 07:12:49 EST 2007: 300157820277 (VINTAGE BLACK ROTORY TELEPHONE) – Failed to bid. ‘Show Last Error’ from context menu to see the failure page from the bid attempt. (1)

If you look at the time, it seems as though the snipe occurred more than an hour after the auction ended. I have looked through other err logs, some of these show these as well.

By the way, JBidWatcher was started about 12 hours prior to the bid.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Ronnie

 
Avatar pathmeister 2 post(s)

Hi, I’m having a similar problem—-seems like the snipe is firing off approximately 2 minutes before the auction ends, and I have it set at firing 6 seconds before the end. Any help appreciated.

 
Avatar Morgan Schweers Administrator 1,204 post(s)

Greetings,

You’ll notice that JBidwatcher loads some pages at about 2 minutes + the snipe time before the end. It’s not actually sniping, it’s preparing the bid page, so all it has to do is submit one page at the last moment, to complete the bid.

— Morgan Schweers, Cyber*FOX*!

 
Avatar tinkerer007 3 post(s)

Greetings..

Greetings.. Just an observation.. on the timing issue. The error or missed snipe seems to come from a user on the Australian ebay site (ebay.com.au) . Time there is indicated as “AEST”. Not knowing how jbidwatcher does time zone adjustment, but might suspect that AEST and EST could get confused in parsing of messages. Regards..

 
Avatar candidrb 9 post(s)

Hi
Thanks for that. Given that jbidwatcher actually always snipes the ebay.com site (even though I am a ebay.com.au user), perhaps I should change my configuration to point at ebay.com – as this might get rid of the error.
What do you think?
Cheers,
Ronnie

 
Avatar tinkerer007 3 post(s)

Greetings..

Might also need to play with how the time is set on local desktop.. Is it set to AEST, is time zone correct?? is daylight setting correct?? Perhaps Morgan will comment on this.. Regards……

 
Avatar candidrb 9 post(s)

Hi, my time is correct and zone is AEST = Australia Eastern Standard Time.
Note that the “Time Left” column on jbidwatcter is correct by the way.
Cheers,
Ronnie