#146 ✓resolved
Joseph Brock

Don't meet requirement!!

Reported by Joseph Brock | June 21st, 2008 @ 03:11 PM | in 2.0 Full Release


Wed May 07 13:28:37 EDT 2008: Preparing snipe.
Wed May 07 13:28:40 EDT 2008: Loading bid request...
Wed May 07 13:28:41 EDT 2008: Done loading bid request, got form...
Wed May 07 13:29:25 EDT 2008: Preparing snipe.
Wed May 07 13:29:29 EDT 2008: Loading bid request...
Wed May 07 13:29:30 EDT 2008: Done loading bid request, got form...
Wed May 07 13:30:29 EDT 2008: Preparing snipe.
Wed May 07 13:30:32 EDT 2008: Loading bid request...
Wed May 07 13:30:33 EDT 2008: Done loading bid request, got form...
Wed May 07 13:30:38 EDT 2008: Firing actual snipe.
Wed May 07 13:30:38 EDT 2008: Submitting bid form.
Wed May 07 13:30:39 EDT 2008: Done submitting bid form.
Wed May 07 13:30:39 EDT 2008: Loading post-bid data.
Wed May 07 13:30:39 EDT 2008: Done loading post-bid data.
Wed May 07 13:30:39 EDT 2008: You don't meet some requirement the seller has set for the item. Check the item details for more information.

This is the second snipe in a roll that's said requirement not met. I can't find anything in the item description as to what it could possibly be. Do you have any idea?

Comments and changes to this ticket

  • Therese Telepski

    Therese Telepski May 8th, 2008 @ 12:16 PM

    Sellers may set requirements regarding their bidders - evaluation, not more than x items per week, no cautions due to unpaid articles, bidder has to register with seller prior to sniping -- or simply blocked bidder. This would be a matter of eBay and the seller, not of JBW. Did you check on all those? Did you mail the corresponding seller to find out what's going on?



  • Keith A

    Keith A June 1st, 2008 @ 03:34 AM

    Also If you have no credit card on file or aren't registered with PAYPAL. These may also both stop you bidding.

  • MDG

    MDG June 23rd, 2008 @ 06:52 AM

    I've also received this error, and displaying the more detailed error, find that it says that it is a paypal issue. I have an active paypal account, I thought that they are linked - as when I want to pay any won auctions, it automatically selects my correct paypal account. How do we verify that we have correctly registered our ebay ID with paypal?

  • Therese Telepski

    Therese Telepski June 23rd, 2008 @ 10:19 AM

    Uuups - for Non-US users this may turn out to be a bid hard. As far as I know some sellers require a 'Paypal verified address'. E.g. in Germany I don't know of any possiblity maybe despite a credit card registered with and verified by Paypal to achieve such a status.



  • MDG

    MDG June 23rd, 2008 @ 10:34 AM

    I checked in ebay, I do indeed have a paypal address setup in my account settings - one would assume that is all you have to do. I am verified in both ebay as well as paypal. Would someone like to look at the data dump from the error?

  • Therese Telepski

    Therese Telepski June 23rd, 2008 @ 11:22 AM

    Strange enough ?:-|

    You can upload the error log and Morgan will take a look at it. If you want others to see it, too, you will have to cite the relevant parts here.

    Did you check what happens when you manually try a bid on an item where JBW fails directly within eBay?

    You would instruct JBW to place a bid (not a snipe) with an amount e.g. just $1 above the current price. If JBW fails for some reason, you try the same manually directly in your browser. If that works, we know it's a JBW issue. Otherwise it still might be solely eBay.



  • MDG

    MDG June 23rd, 2008 @ 12:11 PM

    OK, tried the manual bid, it too wouldn't go through. However, when I did this, I was presented with an ebay error that stated this was the problem, as well as a link that stated that I already had a PayPal account. When I selected this, it then said it made the link. So, just because you set up the PayPal information in your seller information doesn't mean that ebay has linked the accounts. How strange. Thanks for the info Therese!

  • Morgan Schweers

    Morgan Schweers June 23rd, 2008 @ 12:22 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “open”


    You should make sure that you have the right info set up, as per this page:


    For me, this leads eventually to:


    which has the text 'If you have a PayPal account, you can add your PayPal addresses to this page.'

    Afterwards, it has the text:

    PayPal address:
    This address is linked from your PayPal account

    It's more than just having the same address, it has to be explicitly linked.

    Actually, it's kind of funny because I have had an eBay account (and a PayPal account) for a really long time, and the original linking process between PayPal and eBay was entirely automatic, so something's changed that broke that.

    -- Morgan Schweers, CyberFOX!

  • TigerPilot

    TigerPilot June 23rd, 2008 @ 03:30 PM

    In another thread I've posted I was directed to this thread. This thread does not cover the issue that I had but I saw that I'm not the only one who had this error. It must be JBW since I had it snipe another auction from the same seller after I had this error and it sniper OK without me making any changes to my setting anywhere.

  • Morgan Schweers

    Morgan Schweers July 7th, 2008 @ 12:23 AM

    • Tag set to bid, docs, paypal, snipe
    • Milestone changed from 2.0 Full Release to Support


    This is not a bug, it is a support issue. In the majority of cases, you need to link your eBay and Paypal accounts as described above.

    There are many things that sellers can set as 'requirements' on their listings, and they can set them on or off per-listing, so check the listings for the details.

    The most common is the Paypal linked accounts issue above.

    -- Morgan Schweers, CyberFOX!

  • Morgan Schweers

    Morgan Schweers February 7th, 2009 @ 09:38 PM

    • Milestone changed from Support to 2.0 Full Release
    • State changed from “open” to “resolved”
  • jeni

    jeni January 16th, 2020 @ 11:02 PM

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