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Aug 8, 2012
Avatar zappram 290 post(s)

Topic: (Almost) all auctions showing FP

seems like we need to kick butts of those monkey who are sitting behind ebay’s servers :D

 
Aug 8, 2012
Avatar Wolfgang 5 post(s)

Topic: (Almost) all auctions showing FP

As of today, everything is working again. Problem seems to be gone, lets hope its gone for good!

 
Aug 6, 2012
Avatar Wolfgang 5 post(s)

Topic: (Almost) all auctions showing FP

Upon further testing, I must correct the above. ebay.com seems to work ok in most cases (maybe in all with few exceptions), but ebay.co.uk and ebay.de still show FP for all auctions I tried.

 
Aug 6, 2012
Avatar Wolfgang 5 post(s)

Topic: (Almost) all auctions showing FP

Same here, broken again. All auctions on ebay.de, ebay.co.uk, and ebay,com show as FP, No sniping possible.

 
Jul 24, 2012
Avatar zappram 290 post(s)

Topic: (Almost) all auctions showing FP

sorry to hear that.

I am USA based, only use ebay.com and so far so good, still sniping and winning whenever, my last snipe win is Yesterday.

Can you try login ebay.com first?

 
Jul 24, 2012
Avatar fiveten 14 post(s)

Topic: (Almost) all auctions showing FP

Once again, my JBidwatcher (querying ebay.co.uk) went back to displaying all auctions as (FP). This intermittent display indicates that Ebay’s rolling out changes.

So, don’t rely on a scheduled snipe: JBW might turn your auctions into (FP) just a moment before it’s supposed to fire.

 
Jul 22, 2012
Avatar sense 1 post

Topic: (Almost) all auctions showing FP

same here on ebay germany (Sunday 22nd July) on Mac OSX, Windows and Linux.

 
Jul 22, 2012
Avatar zappram 290 post(s)

Topic: (Almost) all auctions showing FP

well, maybe somehow, all the servers are supposed to link data together (cache bases), but since some are crashed or removed or data were deleted, they may effect others?

anyhow, glad that all are back to normal. Now go back and snipe more to win win win :D

 
Jul 21, 2012
Avatar Yeti88 24 post(s)

Topic: (Almost) all auctions showing FP

Oddly enough everything is back to normal on ebay.de currently, all auctions show the appropriate price and number of bids. I haven’t changed a thing on either JBidWatcher or eBay, so the changes must have taken place on eBay’s end. Maybe something to watch out for in the future.

 
Jul 20, 2012
Avatar zappram 290 post(s)

Topic: (Almost) all auctions showing FP

I am USA based, so besides the watched items are wiped clean to start over again, all are fine, still adding new with no issues and bidding and sniping as usual (winning too many things that I don’t need).

Would it help if you guys login to USA ebay.com first? Just wondering

 
Jul 20, 2012
Avatar zappram 290 post(s)

Topic: (Almost) all auctions showing FP

Yes, I think ebay is changing a lot lately. All my WATCHED items are gone, over100+ of them all gone, and I have to start it all over again. Did ebay send out warning before they just totally removed all my watched items?

Oh, there’s a link kind of not obvious on the watched items page, a link to tell ebay if you like the new page, which I clicked and tell them I hate it coz it removed all my watched items.

 
Jul 20, 2012
Avatar Yeti88 24 post(s)

Topic: (Almost) all auctions showing FP

added info: ebay.de today shows various links and corresponding text in English instead of German. Seems like they’re doing some design changes again, which is not unusual especially on a Friday morning. Anything you can do about that, Morgan? I have several hundred auctions in my list that I would hate not to be able to snipe on. :-((

 
Jul 20, 2012
Avatar Yeti88 24 post(s)

Topic: (Almost) all auctions showing FP

Hi,

since last night (almost) all of my auctions show (FP) even though they should be regular auctions. Obviously that makes it impossible to bid/snipe on them. Please help!

I’m using 2.5-0-g8f10beb on WinXP and the most recent Java 7 Update 5, account and items watched on ebay.de.

Greetings,

Yeti88

 
Apr 25, 2011
Avatar Morgan Schweers 1,204 post(s)

Topic: Highest Bidder no longer identified

Greetings,
I’ve gotten a couple of reports; unfortunately I haven’t had time to follow up on them. (Toddler with stomach flu takes up pretty much all my attention, and makes for a pretty sucky weekend too.)

I think eBay just changed something else; but it’s going to take some work for me to identify what.

— Morgan Schweers, CyberFOX!

 
Aug 12, 2009
Avatar zappram 290 post(s)

Topic: Get My eBay Items stopped working

Interesting…

When I tried to load new WATCH ITEMS, it did not work. Somehow a tab (My eBay) which I’d deleted before, showed up and when I tried to manually load in some watched items from Firefox 3.5.2 directly, and some watched listings are showing up there, not in the (current) tab which is where I dragged the items from Firefox to.

So, I tried (SEND) all listings in the (current) tab to (My eBay) tab.

Quit JBW, launch again, and “Get My eBay Items” started to work but all items are loaded not in (current) tab, but in the (My eBay) tab.

If I keep all items in the (My eBay) tab, when the item is expired, it will move to (Recovered) tab.

The (current) and (complete) tab which are build in, cannot be deleted are empty, and not working. But I have work around and I am getting watched items loaded with JBW and I can snipe, so that’s okay for now.

(Mac OS 10.5.8 Inel iMac 2.66Ghz 4GB/1TB) JBW2.1Pre4-1010

 
Aug 9, 2009
Avatar Morgan Schweers 1,204 post(s)

Topic: Get My eBay Items stopped working

Greetings,
I just fixed a multisniping bug that was preventing multisniping from working correctly. whew I’m going to push a pre-release now, because that was the last big bug outstanding. There’s a ton of small bugs, but it’s more important to get this version into folks hands, first.

— Morgan Schweers, CyberFOX!

 
Aug 5, 2009
Avatar Morgan Schweers 1,204 post(s)

Topic: Get My eBay Items stopped working

Greetings,
It is helpful! I’ll keep poking at it.

— Morgan Schweers, CyberFOX!

 
Aug 4, 2009
Avatar dojo 1 post

Topic: Get My eBay Items stopped working

Morgan… looks like there’s still a slow memory leak. Minimized I’m creeping up from about 22MB… now at 24100 K as reported in Task Mgr after about ten minutes in the tray. Open window jumps it up to 36 MB or so and the leak is faster… up to 39MB after about a minute. Seems to have slowed now but still creeping up. Just hit 40MB after about 3 mins.

Now seems to have stopped at 40268. Then all of a sudden, Bam! 62560. No hands on keyboard, just spiked there for some reason. Sitting still now at 62568. Creeping up now slowly in 4K chunks…

Dunno if this observation helps but saw an earlier post by you asking for same. Thanks for the hard work! Sure is nice to be able to bid on something competitively at midnight while I’m off sawing logs in the rack.

— Doug

 
Aug 2, 2009
Avatar gurumarkb 22 post(s)

Topic: Get My eBay Items stopped working

Well, the sniping is working good but the displaying of the items in the “current” tab window is failing again just as it did with the “2.1 pre2” version. It’s getting a little better as now I have a yellow bar coming up at the top of the list telling me it found xx number of items in my watch list and this is the correct number but then it doesn’t refresh the list at all. So now I have 8 watch items, Jbidwatcher tells me it found 8 items, and then doesn’t show me any of them. I’ll have to check out the other discussion threads as it appears I’m suffering from the diplay freezing problem I read about. If I wait awhile the yellow bar telling me it “Found 8 watched items” automatically disappears, then I pick “Get My eBay Items”, and the yellow bar comes back with the same “Found 8 watched items” which is great but if it won’t update my current list I’m back to being dead in the water. Trying to manually add an auction doesn’t do anything either. It’s the same bug I found in the pre2 version. Sigh !!!! Please fix soon Morgan, thank you.

 
Aug 1, 2009
Avatar gurumarkb 22 post(s)

Topic: Get My eBay Items stopped working

Wow, I didn’t use JBidWatcher 2.0.1 for a couple of weeks cause I know it’s broken but today, just for the H of it I ran it with a new .jbidwatcher folder, and to my surprise it imported my watch list. Unfortunately right clicking on any item in the list brings up a menu with the snipe choice greyed out so it’s still unusable as eBay has broken that function with their website changes. I sure wish eBay would stop trying to block sniping. Computers are suppose to automate our life, not force us to be chained to it just to bid on an auction. Shame on eBay!

I’ve searched the JayBidWatcher website and can’t find where Morgan puts the latest “beta” or “pre” versions to try. Oh well, I hope Morgan doesn’t get so frustated with eBay that he quits. I hate to let the Wookie win.

Update at 5:26 pm on 8-1-09
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I just found a link in the threads to the 2.1pre3-998 version, tried it with my old .jbidwatcher folder, it imported my eBay watch list no problem, and it is allowing me to set snipes. The first auction is over this evening so I’ll know if sniping is working again.

As I’ve stated before and I’ll state it again, PLEASE DONATE to keep Morgan working on Jbidwatcher. Thank you.

 
Jul 31, 2009
Avatar zappram 290 post(s)

Topic: Get My eBay Items stopped working

FEEDBACK

I successfully load WATCH items, snipe, won auction with JBW 2.1Pre3 this AM (intel iMac 10.5.7 w latest all updates).

But ended item remain in CURRENT folder, cannot move to completed, however, can all be moved to RECOVER folder.

Thanks for the fixes. It’s all workable at this point.

 
Jul 31, 2009
Avatar HoT 1 post

Topic: Get My eBay Items stopped working

Hi Morgan,
congratulations to your successes in 2.1 pre 3.
My observations: It works on an old Mac Powerbook with Java 5 32bit as well as on an Intel machine with Java 6 64bit. Getting My Ebay items is fine and updating and sniping works, too.
The only problem – it’s not standalone in the sense, that you must have a former version installed and working before. On my Intel machine I had all files, even the invisibles deleted in the vain attempt to get 2.0.1 or 2.1 pre2 working.
As I installed 2.1 pre3 from the scratch it took my preference and I was able to log in into Ebay, but my settings didn’t stick – I was unable to save my preferences. So I decided to use the hidden file from my Powerbook G4 (I had made a successful install of 2.1 pre3 there before) – and that did the trick: I copied the whole hidden folder ./user/xxx/.jbidwatcher/ to my Intel machine, deleting the existing, empty .jbidwatcher/ – and restarted 2.1 pre3 – it worked, except that it failed to relist all my saved auctions from the past in “complete”.
So it seems, some work is still to be done Рbut D a n k e s c h ̦ n for all your efforts.

 
Jul 31, 2009
Avatar zappram 290 post(s)

Topic: Get My eBay Items stopped working

Morgan, THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

This (2.1pre3-998) improved a lot compared to the Pre2, and now it’s fetching my WATCH items (including the seller Pre2 cannot even add manually before). I set some snipes to test on Friday AM PDT. Lets see how many goodies I can win now. :)

 
Jul 30, 2009
Avatar Morgan Schweers 1,204 post(s)

Topic: Get My eBay Items stopped working

Greetings,

This post is now out of date. Try the 2.1pre3 version now.

That has all my fixes up to…well, minutes ago.

— Morgan Schweers, CyberFOX!

 
Jul 25, 2009
Avatar Morgan Schweers 1,204 post(s)

Topic: Get My eBay Items stopped working

Greetings,

@Richard Beels – Thanks! I mainly needed the item number; I believe I’ve got that fixed now. It was reading that text for the feedback value, and failing miserably.

(Since it’s led to confusion elsewhere, by ‘fixed’, I mean I’ve fixed it in the source, not that I’ve pushed the fix to a new pre-release yet.)

— Morgan Schweers, CyberFOX!