Unknown error when sniping...

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Avatar (SF) kronalias 2 post(s)

This message appears whenever I try to snipe. I’m using the latest Java, plus Windows 98SE (sorry, I feel as if I’m letting you down… I feel as if I’m letting myself down…). How could I extract more information to help me try to tie down what’s happening? Cheers in advance.

 
Avatar (SF) kronalias 2 post(s)

I’m an idiot… If you change your eBay password then, fairly self-evidently, you should also change it in jBidWatcher…

 
Avatar Morgan Schweers Administrator 1,204 post(s)

Greetings,
Oof… Enough people have run into this, that I’ll really need to try and put code in to ‘detect’ bad username/password combos. It’s just that for reasonable security reasons, eBay doesn’t distinguish from bad user/pass vs. other errors in submitting the page.

— Morgan Schweers, CyberFOX!

 
Avatar (SF) Kyle Ba... 6 post(s)

I’ve started seeing a message: “unknown error” in the last few weeks. Anyone know what causes this:

Sun Feb 27 20:59:52 MST 2005: Sun Feb 27 20:59:52 MST 2005: 5753864728 (NEW SONY 26" LCD WEGA Flat Panel TELEVISION-televisions) – Executing snipe! (1)
Sun Feb 27 20:59:53 MST 2005: Sun Feb 27 20:59:53 MST 2005: 5753864728 (NEW SONY 26" LCD WEGA Flat Panel TELEVISION-televisions) – Unknown error sniping on NEW SONY 26" LCD WEGA Flat Panel TELEVISION-televisions (1)
Sun Feb 27 20:59:55 MST 2005: Sun Feb 27 20:59:55 MST 2005: 5753864728 (NEW SONY 26" LCD WEGA Flat Panel TELEVISION-televisions) – Executing snipe! (1)
Sun Feb 27 20:59:56 MST 2005: Sun Feb 27 20:59:56 MST 2005: 5753864728 (NEW SONY 26" LCD WEGA Flat Panel TELEVISION-televisions) – Unknown error sniping on NEW SONY 26" LCD WEGA Flat Panel TELEVISION-televisions (1)
Sun Feb 27 20:59:57 MST 2005: Sun Feb 27 20:59:57 MST 2005: 5753864728 (NEW SONY 26" LCD WEGA Flat Panel TELEVISION-televisions) – Executing snipe! (1)
Sun Feb 27 20:59:58 MST 2005: Sun Feb 27 20:59:58 MST 2005: 5753864728 (NEW SONY 26" LCD WEGA Flat Panel TELEVISION-televisions) – Unknown error sniping on NEW SONY 26" LCD WEGA Flat Panel TELEVISION-televisions (1)
Sun Feb 27 20:59:59 MST 2005: Sun Feb 27 20:59:59 MST 2005: 5753864728 (NEW SONY 26" LCD WEGA Flat Panel TELEVISION-televisions) – Cancelling snipe, time is suddenly past auction-end. (1)

 
Avatar Morgan Schweers Administrator 1,204 post(s)

Greetings,
My basic guess (with nothing else to go on) is that they’ve changed one of their messages, obviously a failure message of some type. Since you didn’t show the amount you bid, I can’t tell if it was under at the time, for instance.

— Morgan Schweers, CyberFOX!