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Feb 22, 2008
Avatar Morgan Schweers 1,204 post(s)

Topic: [PreRelease] JBidwatcher 1.0.3pre2

Greetings,
I suggest trying the steps outlined here:
Lost visibility to my auctions

It’s not the same problem, but it’s probably a similar one.

It looks like it’s sorted by some column, and one of the rows in that column has a currency value that JBidwatcher is having trouble recognizing.

Removing your display configuration will remove the sort column setting, and so it likely will be able to start up again.

— Morgan Schweers, Cyber*FOX*!

 
Feb 22, 2008
Avatar Henk Poley 4 post(s)

Topic: [PreRelease] JBidwatcher 1.0.3pre2

Today my JBidWatcher didn’t load the interface anymore (on OS X leaopard). It does load the bird, and the progressbar goes to 2/3’s. I get the following in Console.app:

22-02-08 08:38:53 [0x0-0x283283].JBidWatcher[47870] Fri Feb 22 08:38:53 CET 2008: MQ_Swing: Postponing Message: SNIPECHANGED 
22-02-08 08:38:53 [0x0-0x283283].JBidWatcher[47870] Fri Feb 22 08:38:53 CET 2008: MQ_Swing: Postponing Message: SNIPECHANGED 
22-02-08 08:38:53 [0x0-0x283283].JBidWatcher[47870] Fri Feb 22 08:38:53 CET 2008: MQ_Swing: Postponing Message: SNIPECHANGED 
22-02-08 08:38:53 [0x0-0x283283].JBidWatcher[47870] Fri Feb 22 08:38:53 CET 2008: MQ_Swing: Postponing Message: SNIPECHANGED 
22-02-08 08:38:53 [0x0-0x283283].JBidWatcher[47870] Fri Feb 22 08:38:53 CET 2008: MQ_Swing: Postponing Message: SNIPECHANGED 
22-02-08 08:38:53 [0x0-0x283283].JBidWatcher[47870] Fri Feb 22 08:38:53 CET 2008: JBidWatcher: java.lang.ClassCastException: Currency 
22-02-08 08:38:53 [0x0-0x283283].JBidWatcher[47870] java.lang.ClassCastException: Currency 
22-02-08 08:38:53 [0x0-0x283283].JBidWatcher[47870]  at BaseTransformation.compareString(Unknown Source) 
22-02-08 08:38:53 [0x0-0x283283].JBidWatcher[47870]  at BaseTransformation.compareByClass(Unknown Source) 
22-02-08 08:38:53 [0x0-0x283283].JBidWatcher[47870]  at auctionTableModel.compare(Unknown Source) 
22-02-08 08:38:53 [0x0-0x283283].JBidWatcher[47870]  at SortTransformation.adjustCompare(Unknown Source) 
22-02-08 08:38:53 [0x0-0x283283].JBidWatcher[47870]  at SortTransformation.shuttlesort(Unknown Source) 
22-02-08 08:38:53 [0x0-0x283283].JBidWatcher[47870]  at SortTransformation.sort(Unknown Source) 
22-02-08 08:38:53 [0x0-0x283283].JBidWatcher[47870]  at SortTransformation.insert(Unknown Source) 
22-02-08 08:38:53 [0x0-0x283283].JBidWatcher[47870]  at TableSorter.insert(Unknown Source) 
22-02-08 08:38:53 [0x0-0x283283].JBidWatcher[47870]  at Auctions.addEntry(Unknown Source) 
22-02-08 08:38:53 [0x0-0x283283].JBidWatcher[47870]  at FilterManager.addAuction(Unknown Source) 
22-02-08 08:38:53 [0x0-0x283283].JBidWatcher[47870]  at AuctionsManager.addEntry(Unknown Source) 
22-02-08 08:38:53 [0x0-0x283283].JBidWatcher[47870]  at AuctionServer.fromXML(Unknown Source) 
22-02-08 08:38:53 [0x0-0x283283].JBidWatcher[47870]  at AuctionServerManager.fromXML(Unknown Source) 
22-02-08 08:38:53 [0x0-0x283283].JBidWatcher[47870]  at AuctionsManager.loadXMLFromFile(Unknown Source) 
22-02-08 08:38:53 [0x0-0x283283].JBidWatcher[47870]  at AuctionsManager.loadAuctions(Unknown Source) 
22-02-08 08:38:53 [0x0-0x283283].JBidWatcher[47870]  at JBidWatch.(Unknown Source) 
22-02-08 08:38:53 [0x0-0x283283].JBidWatcher[47870]  at JBidWatch.main(Unknown Source) 
22-02-08 08:38:53 [0x0-0x283283].JBidWatcher[47870]  at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method) 
22-02-08 08:38:53 [0x0-0x283283].JBidWatcher[47870]  at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:39) 
22-02-08 08:38:53 [0x0-0x283283].JBidWatcher[47870]  at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25) 
22-02-08 08:38:53 [0x0-0x283283].JBidWatcher[47870]  at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:585) 
22-02-08 08:38:53 [0x0-0x283283].JBidWatcher[47870]  at apple.launcher.LaunchRunner.run(LaunchRunner.java:115) 
22-02-08 08:38:53 [0x0-0x283283].JBidWatcher[47870]  at apple.launcher.LaunchRunner.callMain(LaunchRunner.java:50) 
22-02-08 08:38:53 [0x0-0x283283].JBidWatcher[47870]  at apple.launcher.JavaApplicationLauncher.main(JavaApplicationLauncher.java:61) 
22-02-08 08:38:53 [0x0-0x283283].JBidWatcher[47870] Fri Feb 22 08:38:53 CET 2008: MQ_Swing: Postponing Message: Getting the sign in cookie. 
22-02-08 08:38:55 [0x0-0x283283].JBidWatcher[47870] Fri Feb 22 08:38:55 CET 2008: Fri Feb 22 08:38:55 CET 2008: 300197724730 (MacBook Blanc 13" 2 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo - 1 Go - 80 Go - eBay) - Loading bid request... (1) 
22-02-08 08:38:55 [0x0-0x283283].JBidWatcher[47870] Fri Feb 22 08:38:55 CET 2008: MQ_Swing: Postponing Message: VALID LOGIN 
22-02-08 08:38:55 [0x0-0x283283].JBidWatcher[47870] Fri Feb 22 08:38:55 CET 2008: MQ_Swing: Postponing Message: Done getting the sign in cookie. 
22-02-08 08:38:56 [0x0-0x283283].JBidWatcher[47870] Fri Feb 22 08:38:56 CET 2008: Checking sign in as bid key load failed! 
22-02-08 08:38:56 [0x0-0x283283].JBidWatcher[47870] Fri Feb 22 08:38:56 CET 2008: Fri Feb 22 08:38:56 CET 2008: 300197724730 (MacBook Blanc 13" 2 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo - 1 Go - 80 Go - eBay) - Failed to bid. 'Show Last Error' from context menu to see the failure page from the bid attempt. (1) 
22-02-08 08:38:56 [0x0-0x283283].JBidWatcher[47870] Fri Feb 22 08:38:56 CET 2008: Fri Feb 22 08:38:56 CET 2008: 350024809219 (Apple MacBook Intel Core Duo 2 GHz - Neuwertig - eBay) - Preparing snipe. (1) 
22-02-08 08:38:56 [0x0-0x283283].JBidWatcher[47870] Fri Feb 22 08:38:56 CET 2008: MQ_Swing: Postponing Message: Getting the sign in cookie. 
22-02-08 08:38:57 [0x0-0x283283].JBidWatcher[47870] Fri Feb 22 08:38:57 CET 2008: MQ_Swing: Postponing Message: VALID LOGIN 
22-02-08 08:38:57 [0x0-0x283283].JBidWatcher[47870] Fri Feb 22 08:38:57 CET 2008: Fri Feb 22 08:38:57 CET 2008: 350024809219 (Apple MacBook Intel Core Duo 2 GHz - Neuwertig - eBay) - Loading bid request... (1) 
22-02-08 08:38:57 [0x0-0x283283].JBidWatcher[47870] Fri Feb 22 08:38:57 CET 2008: MQ_Swing: Postponing Message: Done getting the sign in cookie. 
22-02-08 08:38:58 [0x0-0x283283].JBidWatcher[47870] Fri Feb 22 08:38:58 CET 2008: Checking sign in as bid key load failed! 
22-02-08 08:38:58 [0x0-0x283283].JBidWatcher[47870] Fri Feb 22 08:38:58 CET 2008: Fri Feb 22 08:38:58 CET 2008: 350024809219 (Apple MacBook Intel Core Duo 2 GHz - Neuwertig - eBay) - Failed to bid. 'Show Last Error' from context menu to see the failure page from the bid attempt. (1)
 
Jan 27, 2008
Avatar n8gray 1 post

Topic: [PreRelease] JBidwatcher 1.0.3pre2

I’m using MacOS X 10.5.1. Whenever I bid for an item I get the “unknown error” message. When I use ‘show last error’ to find the last error it turns out I actually bid successfully, but it makes me nervous that JBW doesn’t know it! :-) I can send the error log from 1.0.2 if you’d like (~83KB). I would send one from 1.0.3pre2 but I can’t bid on your test auctions anymore because I’ve reached some limit.

 
Jan 26, 2008
Avatar Misterke 1 post

Topic: [PreRelease] JBidwatcher 1.0.3pre2

I’m also having problems lately. I’m on the Belgian (language: Dutch) eBay site and although most things go well, every snipe seems to end in an error, regardless whether you actually win it or not. I have one bids this way, but I guess if I were to try multi-snipe, the fact tha JBidwatcher doesn’t realize the snipe was winning, will have it bid on other object in the multisnipe aswell.

Here’s the event information of a snipe that failed (actually the bid was too low in this case):

Sat Jan 26 21:34:21 CET 2008: Preparing snipe.  (1) 
Sat Jan 26 21:34:23 CET 2008: Loading bid request… (1)
Sat Jan 26 21:34:24 CET 2008: Done loading bid request, got form… (1)
Sat Jan 26 21:36:21 CET 2008: Firing actual snipe. (1)
Sat Jan 26 21:36:21 CET 2008: Submitting bid form. (1)
Sat Jan 26 21:36:22 CET 2008: Done submitting bid form. (1)
Sat Jan 26 21:36:22 CET 2008: Loading post-bid data. (1)
Sat Jan 26 21:36:22 CET 2008: Failed to load post-bid data. ‘Show Last Error’ from context menu to see the failure page from the post-bid page. (1)
Sat Jan 26 21:36:22 CET 2008: Unknown error sniping on GPS MIO C510E – eBay (1)

I’ve had a look at the ‘Show Last Error’ page and see HTML and Javascript code which is pretty garbled up, but does contain in the middle a header in graphics with “Place Bid” in the center, then “Hello misterke! (Not you?)” below that and a bit lower again an exclamation-sign-image with “The following must be corrected before continuing:” and on the next line “Enter EUR 120.01 or more”.

Hope this helps to figure out why JBidWatcher doesn’t recognize the failure. As indicated, I’ve also seen the same type of event-log on succesful snipes, but for that I’ve not look at the Last Error.

Kind regards,
Kurt

 
Jan 19, 2008
Avatar Wolfgang Wer... 1 post

Topic: [PreRelease] JBidwatcher 1.0.3pre2

Some posts ago, somebody reported to be unable to fire a snipe or even do an instant bid via JBidWatcher 1.0.2 and 1.0.3pre2. Same thing is happening to me. EBay is not accepting the login for the bid/snipe and returns the login page in the log file. Here’s the respective part of the log from 1.0.3pre2:

Fri Jan 18 18:01:11 CET 2008: Bidding €7.97 on 1 item[s] of (180205714061) Nokia 8210 &Nokia 3510i - eBay 
Fri Jan 18 18:01:11 CET 2008: Fri Jan 18 18:01:11 CET 2008: 180205714061 (Nokia 8210 &Nokia 3510i - eBay ) - Loading bid request... (1)
Fri Jan 18 18:01:16 CET 2008: Checking sign in as bid key load failed!
Fri Jan 18 18:01:16 CET 2008: Fri Jan 18 18:01:16 CET 2008: 180205714061 (Nokia 8210 &Nokia 3510i - eBay ) - Failed to bid. 'Show Last Error' from context menu to see the failure page from the bid attempt. (1)
+------------------------------
| MfcISAPICommand=MakeBid&co_partnerid=&item=180205714061&fb=2&maxbid=7.97
+------------------------------


... HTML-content available "here":http://www.wershofen.de/downloads/jbidwatcher_error_bid.html



+------------end---------------
Fri Jan 18 18:01:16 CET 2008: Bad/nonexistent key read in bid, or connection failure!
Fri Jan 18 18:01:16 CET 2008: Fri Jan 18 18:01:16 CET 2008: 180205714061 (Nokia 8210 &Nokia 3510i - eBay ) - Bidding €7.97 apparently failed for an unknown reason.  Check the auction in the browser, to see if the bid went through anyway. (1)

I’m connecting to ebay.de and this error is persistent. I can login, add auctions, see changes to them and all, but bidding and sniping is impossible. Ah, and shipping costs aren’t recognized anymore – neither in 1.0.2 nor 1.0.3pre2.

If I can assist you in testing fixes for this (maybe local – only ebay.de) problem, I’d be glad to help.

thx
Wolfgang

 
Dec 17, 2007
Avatar clanger 12 post(s)

Topic: [PreRelease] JBidwatcher 1.0.3pre2

Interesting result on an auction tonight: JBidWatch reported a successful snipe. However that snipe was sniped on the last second of the auction! Auction actually not won.

 
Dec 17, 2007
Avatar showcase1 16 post(s)

Topic: [PreRelease] JBidwatcher 1.0.3pre2

CURRENT REPORT: NO BUGS! RUNNING AS EXPECTED! WINNING AUCTIONS! AND….. ENJOYING A COLD ONE! MERRY "CHRIST"MAS EVERYONE! 12/2007 www.oldwarships.com

 
Dec 12, 2007
Avatar mikimike 4 post(s)

Topic: [PreRelease] JBidwatcher 1.0.3pre2

the error in the console…..

Dec 12 14:52:29 master [0×0-0×224224].JBidWatcher 334286: [LaunchRunner Error] The main class “JBidWatch” could not be found.
Dec 12 14:52:29 master [0×0-0×224224].JBidWatcher 334286: [JavaAppLauncher Error] CallStaticVoidMethod() threw an exception
Dec 12 14:52:29 master [0×0-0×224224].JBidWatcher 334286: Exception in thread “main” java.lang.NullPointerException
Dec 12 14:52:29 master [0×0-0×224224].JBidWatcher 334286: at apple.launcher.LaunchRunner.run(LaunchRunner.java:112)
Dec 12 14:52:29 master [0×0-0×224224].JBidWatcher 334286: at apple.launcher.LaunchRunner.callMain(LaunchRunner.java:50)
Dec 12 14:52:29 master [0×0-0×224224].JBidWatcher 334286: at apple.launcher.JavaApplicationLauncher.main(JavaApplicationLauncher.java:61)

3 times , the same…..

 
Dec 10, 2007
Avatar Morgan Schweers 1,204 post(s)

Topic: [PreRelease] JBidwatcher 1.0.3pre2

Greetings,
There’s no simple answer. For example, it starts for many other people on Leopard.

The best option is for you to bring up your Console application (it should be in Applications | Utilities, named Console), and have it up while you’re trying to run JBidwatcher. If JBidwatcher fails to launch (you are downloading the .app.tar.gz version, right?), then there may be some useful messages in the console.

But with just the information you’ve given, I have no way of answering.

— Morgan Schweers, Cyber*FOX*!

 
Dec 10, 2007
Avatar mikimike 4 post(s)

Topic: [PreRelease] JBidwatcher 1.0.3pre2

hello morgan,

installed on leopard and the aplication not start….. why???

mike

 
Dec 10, 2007
Avatar gl 25 post(s)

Topic: [PreRelease] JBidwatcher 1.0.3pre2

(re. multiple instances) I never use user-switching, but I guess you could just append the name of the user to the mutex, so a different user would be allowed to run another instance. Can you do something similar in Java?

The real problem is of course both instances sharing the same auction data, that is never a good idea – so you could check if the instance is using the same data files and not allow that. Or just exclusively lock the data files for the duration of each instance, then the 2nd will fail with an error.

I was lucky in that I got out of the sale an it wasn’t a huge amount either way, but it could’ve been real nasty.

 
Dec 1, 2007
Avatar macca169 7 post(s)

Topic: [PreRelease] JBidwatcher 1.0.3pre2

G’day Morgan
I am very happy with 1.0.3pre2, using the Windows version I have just successfully used the multisnipe function on ebay.com.au with about 40 of the same item listed over a couple of days I finally got a cheap price. Until this release I haven’t been able to get JBid to work since August on the Australian sight.
Thanks mate

 
Nov 28, 2007
Avatar Morgan Schweers 1,204 post(s)

Topic: [PreRelease] JBidwatcher 1.0.3pre2

Greetings,
It’s harder to do in Java, and I’d need to do it on a ‘per user’ basis in some way, since some people get around the lack of multiple user support by running it twice. (Actually, I wonder how well that mutex solution works in the ‘fast user switch’ mode…)

— Morgan Schweers, Cyber*FOX*!

 
Nov 28, 2007
Avatar gl 25 post(s)

Topic: [PreRelease] JBidwatcher 1.0.3pre2

Hey Morgan,

I took another look shortly after posting, and found another instance of javaw.exe running, so I think you were right about another instance running. However this instance had no visible window or tray icon anywhere, that’s why I didn’t detect it.

I did start and close jBid a few times that day, so it’s probably caused by that in some way (maybe accidental double-launch?). Does it make sense to allow multiple instances on the same machine though? I think it would be best if jBid terminates if it finds another instance running (usually accomplished with a mutex on win32, not sure about Java).

 
Nov 28, 2007
Avatar Quo 10 post(s)

Topic: [PreRelease] JBidwatcher 1.0.3pre2

ad: cancelled snipes firing anyway

A simple workaround I’m using anyway since I can’t delete auctions from the commandline: To deactivate the snipe, set the snipe amount to a “safe” amount that will not win the bid anyway. Bidding from the commandline can be achieved with a simple script employing wget or curl.

I’m actually using the decimals to categorize and priorize items into groups like watching only, pickup/local sellers, bid only if prior item won, etc.

 
Nov 26, 2007
Avatar rmayergfx 2 post(s)

Topic: [PreRelease] JBidwatcher 1.0.3pre2

Hello From Germany.

Just tried 1.0.3pre2 to bid on a auction in the near future, failed for unknown reason. then went back to 1.0.3pre1, still works fine for me on ebay.de !

 
Nov 26, 2007
Avatar Morgan Schweers 1,204 post(s)

Topic: [PreRelease] JBidwatcher 1.0.3pre2

Greetings,
Is it possible you have a different copy of JBidwatcher running someplace? (Maybe even on the same computer?)

If you launched it twice, one would have the snipe information still in it, since it never reloads it from the xml save file.

— Morgan Schweers, Cyber*FOX*!

 
Nov 26, 2007
Avatar gl 25 post(s)

Topic: [PreRelease] JBidwatcher 1.0.3pre2

Argh, I just happened again. Only this time I went back to 1.0.2. Again I cancelled a bid earlier that day, again it sniped (and won! – and I really didn’t want it), and again the information only shows that I cancelled it! What the hell is going on?

 
Nov 25, 2007
Avatar gl 25 post(s)

Topic: [PreRelease] JBidwatcher 1.0.3pre2

… there’s a more serious (probably related) bug. It just fired and won a snipe I cancelled earlier today, and which was no longer showing as pending! It’s not a disaster but a pain, especially if this happens even with seemingly deleted entries.

When I select ‘Show Information’, it only shows this:

Sat Nov 24 16:38:24 GMT 2007: Failed to load from server! (4)
Sun Nov 25 05:50:17 GMT 2007: Cancelling snipe. (1)

 
Nov 24, 2007
Avatar gl 25 post(s)

Topic: [PreRelease] JBidwatcher 1.0.3pre2

… actually there’s one bug – deleted items keep coming back when an auction ends.

Repro: delete all completed items, wait for a current auction to end. It attempts to move it to the completed, but instead all the deleted items are resurrected.

 
Nov 24, 2007
Avatar gl 25 post(s)

Topic: [PreRelease] JBidwatcher 1.0.3pre2

Windows .exe working great so far on Ebay UK, tested:

Multisnipe: perfect (successfully sniped, reported correctly (won), aborted others)
Syncing with Ebay: perfect.

 
Nov 19, 2007
Avatar krs99 99 post(s)

Topic: [PreRelease] JBidwatcher 1.0.3pre2

What’s the problem with 1.0.2?
I haven’t checked the forum for a while and have been bidding using 1.0.2 – you know ‘fat, dumb and happy’ as they say.

I just completed three snipes on ebay.de – won one, lost one (legitimately, not a JBidW issue) and won one item of the six I wanted in a dutch auction – also no JBidW issue.

So should I update to 1.03pre2?

The reason I logged in right now is to ask a question about changing the snipe timing………I’ll post that separately.

 
Nov 13, 2007
Avatar macca169 7 post(s)

Topic: [PreRelease] JBidwatcher 1.0.3pre2

G’day Morgan
Success in loading auctions from ebay.com.au, this is first time in a while it has loaded. I will test bidding on an auction in a couple of days.

Thanks for your hard work, you are a legend.

 
Nov 12, 2007
Avatar Morgan Schweers 1,204 post(s)

Topic: [PreRelease] JBidwatcher 1.0.3pre2

Greetings,

Crap. That means that eBay is redirecting you to your ‘native’ site. Ahh F__K. That makes this harder… Even more so because I don’t have any test accounts on non-US servers.

Let me look into this, and come up with a theoretical fix, and I’ll toss it around to some folks and see if it helps. :(

— Morgan

 
Nov 12, 2007
Avatar wudelbrumpf 1 post

Topic: [PreRelease] JBidwatcher 1.0.3pre2

Hi,
1.03pre2 does not work for me here (ebay.de). I can sign in without any problem but I can not even add an auction; neither via copy&paste nor via adding the auction number. The error-message (error.log) ist:

Mon Nov 12 09:00:13 CET 2007: Getting the sign in cookie. [wudelbrumpf@ebay: 12-Nov-2007 09:00:13 CET/12-Nov-2007 09:00:13 CET]
Mon Nov 12 09:00:56 CET 2007: Clipboard: System, valid flavors: [Ljava.awt.datatransfer.DataFlavor;@ee6681
Mon Nov 12 09:00:58 CET 2007: Failed to load auction title from header: “##PERRY RHODAN—2300 – 2399—100 Hefte—ATLAN ## bei eBay.de: Romanhefte (endet 18.11.07 19:56:14 MEZ)”
Mon Nov 12 09:00:58 CET 2007: Failed to parse auction! Bad return result from auction server.

This is the same since several versions:
1.02, 1.03pre1 or 1.03pre2: all do not work here ( and yes; I used the tool in the past and it worked great)

If you need some more input let me know; I’ll try my very best

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