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Aug 8, 2009
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Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Feedback 2.1pre3-998

started working again, after a reboot (had to replace the UPS). Very strange, as javaw was not running. Something must have gotten hung up somewhere. More proof that a reboot fixes almost anything on a Win32 x86 box.

Oddly enough though, my auctions are all showing up under the “My eBay” tab, instead of the “current” tab, as was the case last week. But show up they do, and I am back in business!

 
Aug 8, 2009
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Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Feedback 2.1pre3-998

jbidwatcher no longer displays any of the auctions I have in “My Ebay”. I am running the 2.1 pre3 executable. It does the search, and a yellow bar comes up, it says “Found 89 watched items” but none of them display in the jbidwatcher interface. I am running it on XP, and I am in the US, bidding on US items. There are 3 errors.log files, I can email them on request.

Thanks,

Dave

 
Jul 31, 2009
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Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Most auctions appear as FP

pre3 fixed the FP problem! Thanks Morgen! Even if there’s a memory leak, at least we are on the right track!

 
Jun 15, 2009
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Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Stopped adding new auctions

Ever since the last automatic Java update, jbidwatcher has been performing flawlessly. Funny thing was, it was performing flawlessly before up until a month or two back. I wonder if there was an intermediate version of Java that was causing problems. All’s well that ends well…

btw I am now running Java 6 standard edition, v 6, update 13 (build 1.6_13-b03)

 
Jun 10, 2009
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Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / javaw.exe = 99% CPU ?!?!?!

I had the same issue. jbidwatcher goes to 100% cpu within a minute or two of launch, and stays there permanently. I think this started perhaps 4-5 months ago now, but I didn’t notice it at first, so I ccan’t say for sure.

I run it on Win XP sp3, athlon 2.2 GHz, 384 MB RAM. The pc doesn’t do much of anything but jbidwatcher and emule.

As a workaround, I simply changed the process priority to low, so that other processes can take precedence when needed.

The interesting thing is that today there was an autmoatic java update, so I shut down jbidwatcher and then updated Java. Now jbidwatcher is using almost no cpu, as it should.

I can send my errors.log. Yesterday’s was 14KB. Usually they seem to be more like 1 KB. I would also be happy to try out a super-bleeding-edge version.

 
Jun 3, 2009
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Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Stopped adding new auctions

Yep, me too. I have to close jbidwatcher, delete the .jbidwatcher directory (except for .jbidwatcher.cfg) and then restart jbidwatcher in order to get the auctions to update from “My eBay”.

I guess this has been going on for maybe 3 weeks, but don’t quote me on it. I have been using jbidwatcher 24/7/365 for about 2 years or so now.

It will update them one time, and then it will keep track of the auctions that it detects on that first go-round, but will not add any more.

Additionally, it won’t track more than 20 auctions at once. That has been going on for several months now. And yes, I have “My eBay” set to show 100 auctions in the “watching” view.

Since I am almost always tracking 100 or more auctions, and about ten end per day, I have to restart + delete the .jbidwatcher folder every other day.

It’s an acceptable workaround, but I can’t help but wonder if there’s a new JBW version in the works, given the move by eBay to launch everyone into the “New” (I prefer “dismal”) search experience.

Hope your job search has been going well Morgen!

-Dave

 
Feb 1, 2009
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Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Not all watched items loaded

Sounds like we have a solution to the original problem, thanks!

I changed the “watched items” view (click on “watch” in the “summary” column on the left side of “My eBay” page) to display up to 200 items. When I did that, the problem with jbidwatcher not showing all my watched auctions was instantly fixed (after a refresh of jbidwatcher).

I agree with vumad though, I have about 18 scheduled snipes but the system tray icon says 8. I don’t do multisnipes, so that can’t be it I don’t think. I restarted jbidwatcher too, no help. jbidwatcher successfully sniped auctions on the 29th and 31st though, so I think it is still working ok.

 
Jan 27, 2009
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Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Not all watched items loaded

Mine is doing the same thing. 2.0 Beta 11-736

only the 10 auctions ending soonest are detected. I have My eBay set to display 25 auctions. I also agree that this seems to have occurred when eBay went to the “new” format.

I had about 75 watched auctions as of a couple days ago, and they all sniped successfully, but nothing new has been added for several days now to the jbidwatcher list.

I can add auctions manually, and every time an item expires, a new item gets added to bring the total displayed back to ten. It would be great if I could schedule snipes beyond ten though.

I’m guessing that something must have changed about the way eBay responds to queries from the web. I’m no programmer though.

Thanks for the great app, and any fix that might emerge,

xarxx