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Jul 10, 2012
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Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Tips and Tricks / Multisnipe: how to bid more for newer item?

I want to multisnipe some video games and offer higher price for the ones in better conditions, lower price for the ones less good conditions. How do I do that?

 
Jun 1, 2010
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Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Development / Feature Request: self test

Since ebay screen scraping is prone to breakage, perhaps there could be a self-test that can detect incorrectly scraped data and issue a warning.

One way is to scrape each field using two different methods and compare the results.

The 2.1pre6 almost won multiple auctions in a multi-snipe setup. Apparently it won one auction and didn’t detect it. I manually stopped it before it placed more bids. This type of error should be prevented at all cost.

 
May 9, 2007
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Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Did not fire?!

For some reason jbidwatcher failed to bid on the action that I could have won.

Listing ended at
Tue May 08 17:15:00 PDT 2007
Listing is ended. Events
Tue May 08 12:29:56 PDT 2007: Cancelling snipe. (1)
Tue May 08 17:12:49 PDT 2007: Preparing snipe. (1)
Tue May 08 17:14:49 PDT 2007: An earlier snipe in this multisnipe group has not been updated. (1)
Tue May 08 17:14:49 PDT 2007: This snipe is NOT being fired, as it could end up winning two items. (1)
Tue May 08 17:14:52 PDT 2007: An earlier snipe in this multisnipe group has not been updated. (1)
Tue May 08 17:14:52 PDT 2007: This snipe is NOT being fired, as it could end up winning two items. (1)
Tue May 08 17:14:56 PDT 2007: Cancelling snipe, auction is reported as ended. (1)
Tue May 08 17:14:56 PDT 2007: Cancelling snipe. (1)

Why didn’t it update an earlier auction?? Why does it say the auction ended before the ending time (17:15:00)? Why does it first say it won’t bid to avoid winning multiple item, and then say it can’t bid because the auction ended??

All the auctions are spaced at least one hour apart.

It was working fine until I decided to change the “how close to snipe” from 7 to 5 seconds. For some reason it didn’t seem to use the new number, so I decided to exit the program and restart. After restarting, got a warning message and then the next auction is the one that it should fire but didn’t.

What is the minimum I can put in “how close to snipe”? Is there a way to test if the number is too small (before missing an auction)? Does the number get updated immediately or do I have to restart the program?