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Mar 1, 2010
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Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Many issues with 2.1pre5 OS X

First, I’ll admit that I’ve not used jbidwatcher in awhile because:

A.) I haven’t had the money to buy a lot of stuff on eBay and,
B.) The last time I used an earlier ‘pre’ version, it didn’t work or me

But I decided today, since I had time, to come back and try it again, downloading the latest pre5 update.

Oh boy…where to begin?

First – I TRULY APPRECIATE all your hard work on this! I know it can be a thankless job and it takes time to work out the bugs. I hope my feedback is taken as constructive because I’m not here to complain and look for another similar software – I want JBidwatcher to succeed and be the best option out there!

I should also say I’m using 2.1pre5 on a MacBook running OSX 10.5.8 will all the latest system updates.

I guess I should first start with MY expectations – which I think are pretty reasonable and would apply to most end-users. When I launch JB and the “current” tab is show by default, assuming my eBay info is already setup and tested to be working in the prefs/setup, then I would EXPECT JB at least to login to eBay, and download and display all auctions I’m currently bidding on AND am watching automatically without any prompting from me. At least for me, it currently does not do that. It displays nothing at all in fact, even though it says it has synch’d with eBay. If I try to force an update, it also doesn’t do anything. Argh.

Now, I’ve used it before when it worked, so I know that it MUST, right? And I WANT it to work. But can you imagine a NEW user who runs into what I have? I mean, if the basic functions that the app is suppose to perform don’t work, what do you think that new user will do? Go skim thousands of posts to figure out what they are doing wrong? I doubt it. They’ll probably just look for something else. Again, I AM NOT looking for something else – just giving you feedback from the standpoint of both a semi-experienced user as well as what a new user might be seeing.

Ok – moving on…

I thought maybe quitting it and relaunching my reset something – so I tried – and it did…I think. When I relaunched, I was greeted with 1 item in my current items list, and a new tab call “My eBay.” What’s curious about this is that the 1 “current” item is a watched item that doesn’t appear in the “My eBay” list, and NONE of the “My eBay” items appear in the “current” list. What’s more, I am currently watching 6 items and have bid on 2 on eBay. Between the “current” and “My eBay”, I see 5 of my 6 watched items and NONE of the items I’ve bid on. (mind you, these numbers may change over time after you read this, so I’m going by my current status.)

I’ve glanced over several of the tips-n-tricks posts – such as the one about changing the search for the My eBay tab to send items to current instead. Did that, but it only partially worked. It got several items, including current and completed items – but NOT ALL of them. Bringing up more questions like, why is it not taking completed items off my current or My eBay lists altogether? Isn’t that the point of the “complete” tab? Yet there is nothing under the “complete” tab through any of this. Frustrating.

There’s more – but maybe I should stop here for now just in case I AM doing something wrong. I am hoping that’s the case, but I consider myself fairly tech-savvy. I am wondering if there are other users out there (using the Mac version) that just have been too frustrated with it they don’t know where to begin to post about the issues. As I said, my goal is to improve the product, not tear it down – so I look forward to your replies. Thanks for your time.

Dec 4, 2007
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Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Development / Let's all say "Thank You" to Morgan this Holiday Season

Well, it’s nice to see how much support Morgan has here. Everyone has opinions – no one has time to even say thank you?

Morgan – do yourself a favor and charge for your work.

Nov 27, 2007
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Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / "my items" scan -> "my watched items" ?

I also cannot view any of my watched items using 1.0.3p2.

I wasn’t sure from your response if you meant this feature is now broke temporarily? Broke for good? Broke for certain localities? Or it SHOULD be working already?

Nov 27, 2007
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Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Development / Let's all say "Thank You" to Morgan this Holiday Season

I’m completely new to this forum (1st post!) – but have been using and following JBidWatcher’s development for awhile now.

I personally want to just say thank you to Morgan for all the effort that’s being put into keeping it working! Against a big corporate conglomerate like eBay with a development department staffed with highly trained people who’s specific jobs are to outfox someone like Morgan – I have to say BRAVO!!!

And what better way to say “thank you” at this time of year than to show it with a PayPal donation of some sort for his incredible effort and time spent on this FREE utility I’ve come to love and rely on.

So PLEASE – $5, $10, $20, $50 – even if only $1… Let’s all show our appreciation for Morgan’s efforts by using his PayPal “Donate” link (found on the left side of the home page near the bottom in the yellow sidebar) – and buy him lunch, a beer, or something at least!

I just sent my $10.

Thank you Morgan! Merry Christmas!

P.S. If this would get more attention elsewhere in the forums, please feel free to move it as needed!