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Campusa

My snipe was set for 3 seconds, but it went off almost two minutes too early.

Reported by Campusa | February 16th, 2015 @ 08:15 AM | in 2.1 Release

Hello,

My snipe was set for 3 seconds, but it went off almost two minutes too early.

In the Configuration Manager, under the “Sniping” tab, Snipe Time, How close to snipe (in seconds), I have it set to the number 3.

Here is the log of events:
Thu Feb 12 14:37:11 MST 2015: Establishing a snipe for $31.57 (2)
Sun Feb 15 21:06:03 MST 2015: Preparing snipe.
Sun Feb 15 21:06:11 MST 2015: Successfully sniped a high bid on xxxxxx
Sun Feb 15 21:06:11 MST 2015: Firing actual snipe.
Listing ended at Sun Feb 15 21:08:07 MST 2015

I have read through several previous posts to see if my problem was already reported. I see this has happened in the past, on previous versions, but there are no reports of it happening on this version.
I have version (2.5.6-11-gac197d6)

Am I doing something wrong, or is there a problem?

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  • Morgan Schweers

    Morgan Schweers February 17th, 2015 @ 02:09 PM

    [state: open] Greetings,
    Historically that has been folks concerned that their failed snipes were
    firing early; it prepares the snipe 2 minutes early by getting to the bid
    confirmation page, then submits that form at the snipe time. If the bid is
    too low, it'll fail before the bid confirmation step, and you'd be
    notified, which some folks took as it actually bidding at 2 minutes out.

    This is not that problem; it appears to have actually sniped at that time.
    I'm...really not sure why. :(

    In order for that to have happened, it has to have somehow put the snipe
    event on the queue for a few seconds after the pre-snipe. I'll dig in to
    it to see if I can understand why it would do that, but it's definitely not
    something I've seen reported before. If you have a log file (
    http://help.jbidwatcher.com/kb/general/locating-error-logs ) for that time,
    I'd very much appreciate you attaching it (as a file, not pasting it in) to
    this ticket so I can look it over.

    Thanks for reporting this!

    -- Morgan

  • Campusa

    Campusa February 17th, 2015 @ 02:55 PM

    Hello Morgan,

    Thank you so much for responding. I am attaching the log for you. It is the log #17. I am also attaching a log from today.(Logs #20 and 21 are from today.) It sniped properly today, however I thought some of the log entries were odd... it says snipe was too low and was not accepted... however, the snipe went through as scheduled and I won the auction. So, I am unsure what the odd entries are about. So, I am including today's log in case it helps shed light on what might be happening.

    Note that I did not change any of the configuration settings between Sunday's snipe and today's snipe. I was just praying that it would not snipe too early like it did on Sunday, and it seems my prayers were answered! :)

    Also - here is the event information from today. You can see where it says "Snipe was too low, and was not accepted." But it was accepted and I won the auction.

    Listing ended at Tue Feb 17 10:55:29 MST 2015

    Events
    Thu Feb 12 14:37:31 MST 2015: Establishing a snipe for $25.57 (5)
    Tue Feb 17 10:53:25 MST 2015: Preparing snipe.
    Tue Feb 17 10:53:28 MST 2015: Done loading bid request, got form...
    Tue Feb 17 10:53:28 MST 2015: Loading bid request...
    Tue Feb 17 10:55:25 MST 2015: Submitting bid form.
    Tue Feb 17 10:55:25 MST 2015: Firing actual snipe.
    Tue Feb 17 10:55:26 MST 2015: Preparing snipe.
    Tue Feb 17 10:55:26 MST 2015: Successfully sniped a high bid on Details about Vintage MBT by Lite-Puter SC-100 Stage Light Kit WOW!
    Tue Feb 17 10:55:26 MST 2015: Done loading post-bid data.
    Tue Feb 17 10:55:26 MST 2015: Loading post-bid data.
    Tue Feb 17 10:55:26 MST 2015: Done submitting bid form.
    Tue Feb 17 10:55:27 MST 2015: Snipe was too low, and was not accepted.
    Tue Feb 17 10:55:27 MST 2015: Done loading bid request, got form...
    Tue Feb 17 10:55:27 MST 2015: Loading bid request...

    Thank you again for your assistance!

    Camp

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