#764 ✓closed

Relisted items no more available

Reported by Dinio | March 27th, 2009 @ 02:58 PM | in 2.1 Release


It seems that there is a recent change in the way Ebay handles the relisted items.

Previously the newly relisted item was assigned a new item number. When you browsed the ended item, the newly relisted one was available when clicking on the 'Cet objet a été remis en vente' link (in english it should translate to something like 'this item has been relisted'). Then you could put this item into your Ebay items and get it in JBidWatcher using 'Get my Ebay items'. The item was displayed twice (once as 'current', once as 'complete'), but with different item numbers.

Now when the item is relisted its item number does not change. Thus when an ended item is in the 'complete' list in JbidWatcher, if you double click on it, it appears as active in Ebay if it has been relisted. Then you may decide to put it in your Ebay items in order to follow it. Unfortunately if you 'Get my Ebay items', JbidWatcher fails silently and the item is not available in the 'current' list. If you try to add the new item by the 'Auction -> Add' menu, you get an error 'Cannot add auction xxxxxxx. It is already in your auction list'.

The workaround could be to use the 'update auction' function in the contextual menu with the item selected in the 'complete' list. Unfortunately it updates the item but does not move it back to the 'current' list if the item is active. The only possible workaround is to delete the said relisted item in the 'complete' list prior the addition.

I think that it cannot be a long term solution, and that something should be done to adapt to this new Ebay behavior (and perhaps to be compatible with both behaviors, old and new). I guess that the right solution should be to scan the completed items list and check for each item if its state has changed back to active in Ebay (in this way it would not be necessary to browse in the complete list and reselect the item in Ebay). If yes the item should be moved in the 'current' list.

Regards, Dinio

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