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Jun 1, 2013
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Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / 'Completed' Auction Ending Tomorrow...?

What happened ?

 
Jun 1, 2013
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Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Auto-Snipe/Bid tab

I can think of a lot of reasons I wouldn’t want that anywhere near me as I can break things just being in the same room let alone on JBid

 
May 25, 2013
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Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Tips and Tricks / Shared databases on different computers?

No way I would risk that

 
May 25, 2013
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Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Application does not start at all

I often find upgrading Java causes problems with JBid so I leave as long as possible.
Uninstall and reinstall JBid ?
Wonder if you can go back a version of Java

 
May 25, 2013
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Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Adding everything on eBay!

Never had that problem and I specialise in odd problems
Maybe best to go back to basics and have a look at everything
Reboot the pc, assume you’ve done that. Check the O/S is behaving, run only JBid, make sure the virus software is behaving, see what Task Manager says about anything else running
Click on everything in JBid and check the settings
Best of luck

 
Apr 6, 2013
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Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Tips and Tricks / Unable to bid monitor

Is this the free Kaspersky ?
I run JBid through AVG paid for and assume it works with AVG free
Could you try AVG free ?

 
Apr 6, 2013
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Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Is anyone ever going to fix this software?

If you really must have something play super safe and snipe it manually as well as having Jbid do it.
I do

I very rarely have a problem and that is usually the connection

 
Feb 9, 2013
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Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Time left: N/A, JBidwatcher useless!

I had this last week

Rebooted and it came back

My usual tech solution
Turn it off and turn it on – works

 
Jul 11, 2009
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Comment Topic: Announcements / [Happy] I fixed 'Buy', one of the big bugs...

A new release sounds good to me Morgan
JBid now makes my pc run so slowly I only turn it on when I have to. Trouble is I forget and never bid on stuff that goes for a song !
Won 2 lots of CDs where the Multisnipe won them both
I reckon we would all be happy with a relase with some bugs fixed rather than wait for all of them – by which time Ebay might have moved the goalposts again

 
Mar 21, 2009
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Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / HELP!! JBidwatcher does not bid..

Ok. I am not the best computer guy in the world, but I hope this helps

How to find where the error files are on your pc
Open JBid
File
Configure
Paths
That will show you where the files are
Go to that folder
I think the relevant file for me is errors.28.log
Lots of code that means little to me]Maybe the key is
“Fri Mar 20 18:54:26 GMT 2009: Can’t get row (id = ‘410071’).
No current connection.
java.sql.SQLNonTransientConnectionException: No current connection.
at org.apache.derby.impl.jdbc.SQLExceptionFactory40.getSQLException(Unknown Source)”

So it looks like I didn’t have a connection, or JBid thinks I didn’t

Hope your error log lets you know too

 
Mar 21, 2009
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Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / HELP!! JBidwatcher does not bid..

Happened to me last night. I’m trying to find out why. We both need to find out where the log is and hopefully that will at leat give us a clue
Mike

 
Feb 28, 2009
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Comment Topic: General Sniping Discussion / Any Bidwatcher Success Stories out there???

I’ve had ‘failures’ from JBW, but I think they have been down to either my pc or our Broadband at work
Oh yes the forgetting t sign in, been there have T shirt
How fast can you sign in ? – Not fast enough !

Dodgy Geezer – you must be in the UK !
:-)

 
Feb 28, 2009
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Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Not all watched items loaded

I had the problem loading any more auctions today, 28th
Made the change Hoddy suggested – works !
Thanks Hoddy.
I had already changed Watched to 200 and it didn’t work
They are all back now
So next time we have any problems one of us goes to Ebay.com and changes things until it works again !

 
Feb 24, 2009
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Comment Topic: General Sniping Discussion / Any Bidwatcher Success Stories out there???

Success is always under reported especially when success become normality.
For me JBid watcher, with the odd few problems recently has become ‘boring’.
This is a very good thing. You use it and it just works away in the backgrond of life
I wish all my software was as ‘boring’ as JBidwatche, my lief would be so much easier.
I used to manually snipe, often forgot, or classically at home in the evenng or on a Sunday I would bid and my broadband would stop, just long enough for me to miss the end of the auction and note that my bid was higher than the winner. I had to find an answer to this and it was JBidwatcher.
Oh yes other times I would stay at work to manually snipe when I really wanted to go home. Other times I would get home in time and then forget !
JBidwatcher = success
Thanks Morgan
Mike

 
Feb 24, 2009
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Comment Topic: Announcements / [Release] JBidwatcher 2.0 is out!

Just downloaded and installed 2.0.1.
Lightning fast loading of the data
Seems to work where 2.0 did not for me
Fingers crossed

Thanks Morgan

Mike

 
Feb 19, 2009
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Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Not all watched items loaded

The answer was, as Morgan suggested in Ebay.com
Go there, log into your account
Summary,
Bottom right
Change from 10 to as many as you want !
Mike (usually on ebay.co.uk)

 
Feb 18, 2009
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Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Not all watched items loaded

Hi Morgan
One thing I did find from your suggestion to visit ebay.com
When I go to Ebay.com it only shows 10 watched items which I changed to loads more
Unfortunately I have bigger problems with 2.0 so don’t know if that may have solved the problem
When I said “Muppett” earlier not only am I tecnhologically challenged I do stoopid things too !
Hope this is useful
Mike

 
Feb 18, 2009
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Comment Topic: Announcements / [Release] JBidwatcher 2.0 is out!

Hi Morgan
I installed 2 because of the only 10 items listed in JBid also hoping it would load faster
I have more problems
Jbid has now become unusable
:-(
Load time is in hours I guess, don’t know as I load it at work then go home. It’s there by morning.
Only 10 expired items showing, no others when I ask it to update
It slows the pc down horribly, XP Home SP3
To get around that I thought I would open my complete items and delete a load of the 4000 odd items
Just sat there for around an hour “Importing the database” (or similar) in the oragne bar near the top
As the pc is sufferring so badly on speed and I’m trying to work I closed it
Best way forward please ?
I guess go back to Beta11 and delete a lot of completed items ?
Thanks
Mike

 
Feb 14, 2009
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Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Not all watched items loaded

This may be relevant
Just looked in my JBidwatched error log
Last entry time says
Sat Feb 14 16:57:00 GMT 2009: Loading page 0 of My eBay for user greenmikebike
Sat Feb 14 16:57:00 GMT 2009: URL: http://my.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?MyeBay&LogUID=greenmikebike&CurrentPage=MyeBayWatching&SessionId=0&Watching.Page=0&MiniSubscriptions.Page=1&View=Watching&SubmitAction.ChangePage=x&ssPageName=STRK:ME:PAGE&FolderId=&GotoPage=1
Sat Feb 14 16:57:06 GMT 2009: Bad input tag: button id=“EditButton_1995” class=“sfbtn” onclick=“return vjo.dsf.EventDispatcher.run(this,event,‘click’)”
Sat Feb 14 16:57:06 GMT 2009: Not loaded (330306242287).
Sat Feb 14 16:57:06 GMT 2009: Not loaded (320339153948).
Sat Feb 14 16:57:06 GMT 2009: Not loaded (320339166809).
Sat Feb 14 16:57:06 GMT 2009: Loading page: http://my.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?MyeBay&CurrentPage=MyeBayBidding
Sat Feb 14 16:57:06 GMT 2009: Not loaded (140300117761).
Sat Feb 14 16:57:06 GMT 2009: Not loaded (140300117778).
Sat Feb 14 16:57:06 GMT 2009: Not loaded (140300118268).
Sat Feb 14 16:57:06 GMT 2009: Not loaded (160314662031).
Sat Feb 14 16:57:06 GMT 2009: Not loaded (160314662523).
Sat Feb 14 16:57:06 GMT 2009: Not loaded (200306794979).
Sat Feb 14 16:57:06 GMT 2009: Not loaded (200306797629).
Sat Feb 14 16:57:08 GMT 2009: Bad input tag: button id=“EditButton_2589” class=“sfbtn” onclick=“return vjo.dsf.EventDispatcher.run(this,event,‘click’)”
Sat Feb 14 16:57:08 GMT 2009: No items on page!

Does that give any clues ?

 
Feb 14, 2009
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Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Not all watched items loaded

Thanks Morgan
Ebay.co.uk
I’ve changed the Watched items view a few times in “Customise Items I’m Watching”
currently set to 100 per page. Might some other setting be reelvant ?
Not using the beta (have a message top right suggesting I “Try out the Beta”)
Would a Muppet be ok with JBidwatcher beta12 ?
:-)
In complete I have 4874 items. Current is 15. Selling 0
Hope this might be helpful
And I just ticked “Monitor” so I can get back to you faster !
Thanks again
Mike

 
Feb 7, 2009
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Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Not all watched items loaded

Delving around some more
Does it make any difference if Java is in C:\Program files and JBidwatcher is on D:\Program files (not enough space on C:)
I deleted some items in Ebay then
“Get my Ebay items”
Jbid keeps the deleted items in and adds back up to 10 of the active Ebay items.

I noticed there are some huge error files and others from way back.
Good idea to delete them, perhaps aid faster loading ?

Mike

 
Feb 7, 2009
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Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Not all watched items loaded

Hi Morgan

I’m going around in cirlcles with the same problem
Cannot get more than 10 to load after changing and saving different setting in Ebay
XP Home SP3 many times on different days (thought it was me before I came to the Forums)
JBidwatcher 2.0beta11-736

JBid is also incredibly slow to load now, can be up to 10 minutes

Hope you can find a fix or point us i nthe right direction
Mike

 
Sep 13, 2008
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Comment Topic: That's SO beta! / JBid window won't go smaller

Duh !
Should have said.
This was the same on Beta7 as on Beta8. I’m on XP Home, SP3.
The limitation – I’ve just found – is only that I cannot make the JBid window smaller. I can make it larger in the ‘Medium’ window format, as well as Minimise and Maximise
(wonder what else I forgot….)

 
Sep 13, 2008
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Comment Topic: That's SO beta! / JBid window won't go smaller

Thanks for all the updates Morgan, much appreciated

I can only make the JBid window minimise or maximise, can’t tailor the size. Not a huge problem, but it would be useful and may indicate another problem maybe

Can’t see this covered elsewhere

PS. As JBidwatcher is now part of my life (!), buying all sorts on Ebay I’ve put a bit into your kitty as thnaks for all the work you are doing to keep us going

 
Jun 7, 2008
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Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / 'Get my ebay items' does not retrieve active items

I just found I cannot add an item with “get my Ebay items”
Has Ebay moved the goalposts again ?
How do you import watched items ?
Mike

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