#254 ✓closed
EBAY user

Snipe error

Reported by EBAY user | August 14th, 2008 @ 02:52 AM | in 2.0 Full Release

Hello Morgan,

Below exception occurs in the following situation:

I placed a manual bid (via the Ebay website) equal to the start price of the item to get the "Buy Now" of the item after which I did set out a snipe in JBidWatcher to the maximum price I wanted to pay (but less than the "Buy Now" price of course :))

For some reason the snipe (at 15 seconds before auction ending) failed with the log below (luckily nobody else did a bid so I got it for the initial price).

Just a couple of minutes after that bid I did another (ordinary) snipe on an article somebody else had already placed a bid on. That one went right (so ordinary sniping is OK).

As a check, yet another few minutes later, I repeated the first sequence (so where I again made an initial manual bid via the Ebay website) and that one went OK.

Between all those actions I have not stopped or started JBidWatcher.

I hope this information is sufficient to help you out tracing what happened.

Regards,

Walter

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Sat Aug 02 21:12:50 CEST 2008: Loaded the appropriate driver.
Sat Aug 02 21:12:50 CEST 2008: Connected to database jbdb (JBidwatcher DataBase)
Sat Aug 02 21:12:50 CEST 2008: Sat Aug 02 21:12:50 CEST 2008: 320279328126 (FLEISCHMANN N SERIE 8085K  5 DRG SNELTREINRIJTUIGEN RT) - Preparing snipe.
Sat Aug 02 21:12:50 CEST 2008: Getting the sign in cookie.
...
Sat Aug 02 21:12:52 CEST 2008: File contents logged with message: Security checks out, but no My eBay form link on final page...
...
Sat Aug 02 21:12:52 CEST 2008: Done getting the sign in cookie.
Sat Aug 02 21:12:52 CEST 2008: Sat Aug 02 21:12:52 CEST 2008: 320279328126 (FLEISCHMANN N SERIE 8085K  5 DRG SNELTREINRIJTUIGEN RT) - Loading bid request...
Sat Aug 02 21:12:53 CEST 2008: Checking sign in as bid key load failed!
Sat Aug 02 21:12:53 CEST 2008: Being prompted again for sign in, retrying.
Sat Aug 02 21:12:53 CEST 2008: Sat Aug 02 21:12:53 CEST 2008: 320279328126 (FLEISCHMANN N SERIE 8085K  5 DRG SNELTREINRIJTUIGEN RT) - Not done loading bid request, got re-login request...
Sat Aug 02 21:12:53 CEST 2008: Getting the sign in cookie.
Sat Aug 02 21:12:55 CEST 2008: Done getting the sign in cookie.
Sat Aug 02 21:12:55 CEST 2008: Sat Aug 02 21:12:55 CEST 2008: 320279328126 (FLEISCHMANN N SERIE 8085K  5 DRG SNELTREINRIJTUIGEN RT) - Done re-logging in, retrying load bid request.
Sat Aug 02 21:12:55 CEST 2008: Sat Aug 02 21:12:55 CEST 2008: 320279328126 (FLEISCHMANN N SERIE 8085K  5 DRG SNELTREINRIJTUIGEN RT) - Loading bid request...
Sat Aug 02 21:12:56 CEST 2008: Sat Aug 02 21:12:56 CEST 2008: 320279328126 (FLEISCHMANN N SERIE 8085K  5 DRG SNELTREINRIJTUIGEN RT) - Failed to bid. 'Show Last Error' from context menu to see the failure page from the bid attempt.
...
Sat Aug 02 21:12:56 CEST 2008: File contents logged with message: MfcISAPICommand=MakeBid&co_partnerid=&item=320279328126&fb=2&maxbid=96.93
...
Sat Aug 02 21:13:36 CEST 2008: Sat Aug 02 21:13:36 CEST 2008: 320279328126 (FLEISCHMANN N SERIE 8085K  5 DRG SNELTREINRIJTUIGEN RT) - Preparing snipe.
Sat Aug 02 21:13:36 CEST 2008: Getting the sign in cookie.
Sat Aug 02 21:13:38 CEST 2008: Done getting the sign in cookie.
Sat Aug 02 21:13:38 CEST 2008: Sat Aug 02 21:13:38 CEST 2008: 320279328126 (FLEISCHMANN N SERIE 8085K  5 DRG SNELTREINRIJTUIGEN RT) - Loading bid request...
Sat Aug 02 21:13:40 CEST 2008: Sat Aug 02 21:13:40 CEST 2008: 320279328126 (FLEISCHMANN N SERIE 8085K  5 DRG SNELTREINRIJTUIGEN RT) - Done loading bid request, got form...
Sat Aug 02 21:14:40 CEST 2008: Sat Aug 02 21:14:40 CEST 2008: 320279328126 (FLEISCHMANN N SERIE 8085K  5 DRG SNELTREINRIJTUIGEN RT) - Preparing snipe.
Sat Aug 02 21:14:40 CEST 2008: Getting the sign in cookie.
Sat Aug 02 21:14:40 CEST 2008: Unexpected exception during auction reload/update.
	at java.util.AbstractList$Itr.checkForComodification(AbstractList.java:449)
	at java.util.AbstractList$Itr.next(AbstractList.java:420)
	at com.jbidwatcher.auction.event.EventLogger.save(EventLogger.java:176)
	at com.jbidwatcher.auction.AuctionEntry.saveDB(AuctionEntry.java:1721)
	at com.jbidwatcher.auction.AuctionEntry.setAuctionInfo(AuctionEntry.java:1572)
	at com.jbidwatcher.auction.server.AuctionServer.reloadAuction(AuctionServer.java:236)
	at com.jbidwatcher.auction.AuctionEntry.update(AuctionEntry.java:1171)
	at com.jbidwatcher.auction.Auctions.doUpdate(Auctions.java:181)
	at com.jbidwatcher.auction.Auctions.doNextUpdate(Auctions.java:203)
	at com.jbidwatcher.auction.Auctions.check(Auctions.java:225)
	at com.jbidwatcher.auction.AuctionsManager.checkAuctions(AuctionsManager.java:102)
	at com.jbidwatcher.auction.AuctionsManager.check(AuctionsManager.java:129)
	at com.jbidwatcher.util.queue.TimerHandler.run(TimerHandler.java:56)
...
Sat Aug 02 21:14:42 CEST 2008: File contents logged with message: Security checks out, but no My eBay form link on final page...
...
Sat Aug 02 21:14:42 CEST 2008: Done getting the sign in cookie.
Sat Aug 02 21:14:42 CEST 2008: Sat Aug 02 21:14:42 CEST 2008: 320279328126 (FLEISCHMANN N SERIE 8085K  5 DRG SNELTREINRIJTUIGEN RT) - Loading bid request...
Sat Aug 02 21:14:43 CEST 2008: Checking sign in as bid key load failed!
Sat Aug 02 21:14:43 CEST 2008: Being prompted again for sign in, retrying.
Sat Aug 02 21:14:43 CEST 2008: Sat Aug 02 21:14:43 CEST 2008: 320279328126 (FLEISCHMANN N SERIE 8085K  5 DRG SNELTREINRIJTUIGEN RT) - Not done loading bid request, got re-login request...
Sat Aug 02 21:14:43 CEST 2008: Getting the sign in cookie.
Sat Aug 02 21:14:44 CEST 2008: Done getting the sign in cookie.
Sat Aug 02 21:14:44 CEST 2008: Sat Aug 02 21:14:44 CEST 2008: 320279328126 (FLEISCHMANN N SERIE 8085K  5 DRG SNELTREINRIJTUIGEN RT) - Done re-logging in, retrying load bid request.
Sat Aug 02 21:14:44 CEST 2008: Sat Aug 02 21:14:44 CEST 2008: 320279328126 (FLEISCHMANN N SERIE 8085K  5 DRG SNELTREINRIJTUIGEN RT) - Loading bid request...
Sat Aug 02 21:14:45 CEST 2008: Sat Aug 02 21:14:45 CEST 2008: 320279328126 (FLEISCHMANN N SERIE 8085K  5 DRG SNELTREINRIJTUIGEN RT) - Failed to bid. 'Show Last Error' from context menu to see the failure page from the bid attempt.
...
Sat Aug 02 21:14:45 CEST 2008: File contents logged with message: MfcISAPICommand=MakeBid&co_partnerid=&item=320279328126&fb=2&maxbid=96.93
...
Sat Aug 02 21:15:05 CEST 2008: Sat Aug 02 21:15:05 CEST 2008: 320279328126 (FLEISCHMANN N SERIE 8085K  5 DRG SNELTREINRIJTUIGEN RT) - Cancelling snipe, auction is reported as ended.
Sat Aug 02 21:15:05 CEST 2008: Sat Aug 02 21:15:05 CEST 2008: 320279328126 (FLEISCHMANN N SERIE 8085K  5 DRG SNELTREINRIJTUIGEN RT) - Cancelling snipe.
Sat Aug 02 21:27:50 CEST 2008: Sat Aug 02 21:27:50 CEST 2008: 220261900725 (ARNOLD N 2x 4528 REICHSBAHN SHELL KETELWAGONS TP.II  WG) - Preparing snipe.
Sat Aug 02 21:27:50 CEST 2008: Getting the sign in cookie.
Sat Aug 02 21:27:52 CEST 2008: Done getting the sign in cookie.
Sat Aug 02 21:27:52 CEST 2008: Sat Aug 02 21:27:52 CEST 2008: 220261900725 (ARNOLD N 2x 4528 REICHSBAHN SHELL KETELWAGONS TP.II  WG) - Loading bid request...
Sat Aug 02 21:27:54 CEST 2008: Sat Aug 02 21:27:54 CEST 2008: 220261900725 (ARNOLD N 2x 4528 REICHSBAHN SHELL KETELWAGONS TP.II  WG) - Done loading bid request, got form...
Sat Aug 02 21:28:31 CEST 2008: Sat Aug 02 21:28:31 CEST 2008: 220261900725 (ARNOLD N 2x 4528 REICHSBAHN SHELL KETELWAGONS TP.II  WG) - Preparing snipe.
Sat Aug 02 21:28:31 CEST 2008: Getting the sign in cookie.
Sat Aug 02 21:28:34 CEST 2008: Done getting the sign in cookie.
Sat Aug 02 21:28:34 CEST 2008: Sat Aug 02 21:28:34 CEST 2008: 220261900725 (ARNOLD N 2x 4528 REICHSBAHN SHELL KETELWAGONS TP.II  WG) - Loading bid request...
Sat Aug 02 21:28:35 CEST 2008: Sat Aug 02 21:28:35 CEST 2008: 220261900725 (ARNOLD N 2x 4528 REICHSBAHN SHELL KETELWAGONS TP.II  WG) - Done loading bid request, got form...
Sat Aug 02 21:29:35 CEST 2008: Sat Aug 02 21:29:35 CEST 2008: 220261900725 (ARNOLD N 2x 4528 REICHSBAHN SHELL KETELWAGONS TP.II  WG) - Preparing snipe.
Sat Aug 02 21:29:35 CEST 2008: Getting the sign in cookie.
Sat Aug 02 21:29:36 CEST 2008: Done getting the sign in cookie.
Sat Aug 02 21:29:36 CEST 2008: Sat Aug 02 21:29:36 CEST 2008: 220261900725 (ARNOLD N 2x 4528 REICHSBAHN SHELL KETELWAGONS TP.II  WG) - Loading bid request...
Sat Aug 02 21:29:38 CEST 2008: Sat Aug 02 21:29:38 CEST 2008: 220261900725 (ARNOLD N 2x 4528 REICHSBAHN SHELL KETELWAGONS TP.II  WG) - Done loading bid request, got form...
Sat Aug 02 21:29:50 CEST 2008: Sat Aug 02 21:29:50 CEST 2008: 220261900725 (ARNOLD N 2x 4528 REICHSBAHN SHELL KETELWAGONS TP.II  WG) - Firing actual snipe.
Sat Aug 02 21:29:50 CEST 2008: Sat Aug 02 21:29:50 CEST 2008: 220261900725 (ARNOLD N 2x 4528 REICHSBAHN SHELL KETELWAGONS TP.II  WG) - Submitting bid form.
Sat Aug 02 21:29:52 CEST 2008: Sat Aug 02 21:29:52 CEST 2008: 220261900725 (ARNOLD N 2x 4528 REICHSBAHN SHELL KETELWAGONS TP.II  WG) - Done submitting bid form.
Sat Aug 02 21:29:52 CEST 2008: Sat Aug 02 21:29:52 CEST 2008: 220261900725 (ARNOLD N 2x 4528 REICHSBAHN SHELL KETELWAGONS TP.II  WG) - Loading post-bid data.
Sat Aug 02 21:29:52 CEST 2008: Sat Aug 02 21:29:52 CEST 2008: 220261900725 (ARNOLD N 2x 4528 REICHSBAHN SHELL KETELWAGONS TP.II  WG) - Done loading post-bid data.
Sat Aug 02 21:29:52 CEST 2008: Sat Aug 02 21:29:52 CEST 2008: 220261900725 (ARNOLD N 2x 4528 REICHSBAHN SHELL KETELWAGONS TP.II  WG) - Successfully sniped a high bid on ARNOLD N 2x 4528 REICHSBAHN SHELL KETELWAGONS TP.II  WG!
Sat Aug 02 21:29:52 CEST 2008: Successfully sniped a high bid on ARNOLD N 2x 4528 REICHSBAHN SHELL KETELWAGONS TP.II  WG!
Sat Aug 02 21:42:51 CEST 2008: Sat Aug 02 21:42:51 CEST 2008: 320279328964 (Fleischmann N 8364/8365 2 REICHSBAHN GOEDERENWAGONS  WG) - Preparing snipe.
Sat Aug 02 21:42:51 CEST 2008: Getting the sign in cookie.
Sat Aug 02 21:42:53 CEST 2008: Done getting the sign in cookie.
Sat Aug 02 21:42:53 CEST 2008: Sat Aug 02 21:42:53 CEST 2008: 320279328964 (Fleischmann N 8364/8365 2 REICHSBAHN GOEDERENWAGONS  WG) - Loading bid request...
Sat Aug 02 21:42:54 CEST 2008: Sat Aug 02 21:42:54 CEST 2008: 320279328964 (Fleischmann N 8364/8365 2 REICHSBAHN GOEDERENWAGONS  WG) - Done loading bid request, got form...
Sat Aug 02 21:43:42 CEST 2008: Sat Aug 02 21:43:42 CEST 2008: 320279328964 (Fleischmann N 8364/8365 2 REICHSBAHN GOEDERENWAGONS  WG) - Preparing snipe.
Sat Aug 02 21:43:42 CEST 2008: Getting the sign in cookie.
Sat Aug 02 21:43:44 CEST 2008: Done getting the sign in cookie.
Sat Aug 02 21:43:44 CEST 2008: Sat Aug 02 21:43:44 CEST 2008: 320279328964 (Fleischmann N 8364/8365 2 REICHSBAHN GOEDERENWAGONS  WG) - Loading bid request...
Sat Aug 02 21:43:46 CEST 2008: Sat Aug 02 21:43:46 CEST 2008: 320279328964 (Fleischmann N 8364/8365 2 REICHSBAHN GOEDERENWAGONS  WG) - Done loading bid request, got form...
Sat Aug 02 21:44:45 CEST 2008: Sat Aug 02 21:44:45 CEST 2008: 320279328964 (Fleischmann N 8364/8365 2 REICHSBAHN GOEDERENWAGONS  WG) - Preparing snipe.
Sat Aug 02 21:44:45 CEST 2008: Getting the sign in cookie.
Sat Aug 02 21:44:48 CEST 2008: Done getting the sign in cookie.
Sat Aug 02 21:44:48 CEST 2008: Sat Aug 02 21:44:48 CEST 2008: 320279328964 (Fleischmann N 8364/8365 2 REICHSBAHN GOEDERENWAGONS  WG) - Loading bid request...
Sat Aug 02 21:44:49 CEST 2008: Sat Aug 02 21:44:49 CEST 2008: 320279328964 (Fleischmann N 8364/8365 2 REICHSBAHN GOEDERENWAGONS  WG) - Done loading bid request, got form...
Sat Aug 02 21:44:50 CEST 2008: Sat Aug 02 21:44:50 CEST 2008: 320279328964 (Fleischmann N 8364/8365 2 REICHSBAHN GOEDERENWAGONS  WG) - Firing actual snipe.
Sat Aug 02 21:44:50 CEST 2008: Sat Aug 02 21:44:50 CEST 2008: 320279328964 (Fleischmann N 8364/8365 2 REICHSBAHN GOEDERENWAGONS  WG) - Submitting bid form.
Sat Aug 02 21:44:52 CEST 2008: Sat Aug 02 21:44:52 CEST 2008: 320279328964 (Fleischmann N 8364/8365 2 REICHSBAHN GOEDERENWAGONS  WG) - Done submitting bid form.
Sat Aug 02 21:44:52 CEST 2008: Sat Aug 02 21:44:52 CEST 2008: 320279328964 (Fleischmann N 8364/8365 2 REICHSBAHN GOEDERENWAGONS  WG) - Loading post-bid data.
Sat Aug 02 21:44:52 CEST 2008: Sat Aug 02 21:44:52 CEST 2008: 320279328964 (Fleischmann N 8364/8365 2 REICHSBAHN GOEDERENWAGONS  WG) - Done loading post-bid data.
Sat Aug 02 21:44:52 CEST 2008: Sat Aug 02 21:44:52 CEST 2008: 320279328964 (Fleischmann N 8364/8365 2 REICHSBAHN GOEDERENWAGONS  WG) - Successfully sniped a high bid on Fleischmann N 8364/8365 2 REICHSBAHN GOEDERENWAGONS  WG!
Sat Aug 02 21:44:52 CEST 2008: Successfully sniped a high bid on Fleischmann N 8364/8365 2 REICHSBAHN GOEDERENWAGONS  WG!

Comments and changes to this ticket

  • Therese Telepski

    Therese Telepski August 3rd, 2008 @ 04:58 AM

    Dear Walter,

    your error log shows JBW did successfully place at least on bid and remained unsuccessful for other auctions.

    You could try increasing the snipe time a bit to e.g. 30 seconds -- 17 may be too short when ebay US (where the snipes are fired) is under stress and suffers from a response lag that well may add up to 10 seconds or more.

    Also there is a couple of possible reasons for a sniping failure given I believe in ticket #146. As you did already try manual bidding most of them probably won't apply, but it won't harm to take a look there.

    Your auction titles look like you're German, so I guess you've tried your manual bids on ebay.de. Please try the next manual bid on eBay.com (it's the same login name and password wordwide). It sometimes happens that items on different ebay sites are 'out of sync', i.e. you can call a page on ebay.de, but not on ebay.com and vice versa. Not all too often, but I've seen it happen more than once.

    Sincerely,

    Therese

  • Morgan Schweers

    Morgan Schweers February 8th, 2009 @ 02:38 AM

    • State changed from “new” to “closed”

    Greetings,

    This is probably resolved at this point; many changes to non-US bidding, and other areas make it impossible to track down anymore.

    The message 'File contents logged with message: ' means that the real log file has the contents that weren't recognized. That's the log file I need to figure out what happened. The log file window doesn't have everything, or when it did file dumps of unrecognized results, it would dominate the window.

    Marking as closed, though.

    -- Morgan Schweers, CyberFOX!

  • ChrisLyne322

    ChrisLyne322 June 6th, 2019 @ 03:59 AM

    I have also faced the same error you’ve told me about because the sequence on this website of bids is not in good posture. I wanted to request the admin of persuade speech topic for website to please make a placement where anyone can check the amount and people who have already bid for specific items. So we can safely and easily buy things and without any mess. Anyways thanks a lot for making your voice up against this snipe issue.

  • HoustonHacker

    HoustonHacker February 22nd, 2020 @ 06:58 AM

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  • Lily Smith

    Lily Smith March 13th, 2020 @ 06:06 AM

    This is really great and i would like to share it to others also like on social media. This type of issue irritate while purchasing. Resolving this issue will be really great.

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