Multisnipe not working in v2.5.5

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19 Jan, 2014 04:25 PM

I just updated my Jbid from 2.5.3 to 2.5.5 and now i notice that the multisnipe is not working...
I get the message that multisnipe is disabled in this version, as the underlying high-bidder detection code isn't currently working.
this realy bugs me, because i usualy bid several (same) items at once, now if i win 1 item, i have to manually cancel the other bids.
In the v2.5.3 you could do a multisnipe from the taskbar, and this worked great for me, even with the fixed price issue.
I just set the 2-click to snipe.
Anyone have a solution yet or is it better to re-install v2.5.3 ??

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by cyberfox on 19 Jan, 2014 05:35 PM

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    Yes, disabling multisnipe was really hard for me as JBidwatcher was one of the first sniping tools to have it.

    Unfortunately the previous version sometimes couldn't correctly retrieve the high bidder, which meant that it wouldn't recognize that you'd won, so it wouldn't cancel subsequent listings.

    This could result in the software winning more than one item, which is a very serious problem.

    I felt an obligation to disable it until I could feel it would work better.  That's not to say that future eBay changes won't break it again; I can never guarantee it'll work, but I owe my users my best judgement on this.

    Getting high bidder detection working reasonably is one of my highest priority tasks for getting a new release out.

    I'm really sorry that it's not working, but I hope you understand why I made that choice.

    Best of luck with your auctions!

    -- Morgan Schweers, CyberFOX!

  2. 2 Posted by Dmitriy on 04 Jun, 2014 09:04 PM

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    Thank you for your work.
    Going to wait for the fix then.

    If you need beta testers let me know.

  3. 3 Posted by joliett on 09 Sep, 2014 08:46 AM

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    OMG what will we do without multisniping...I used it all the time. Pleease fix it.
    Love jbidwatcher...

  4. 4 Posted by Tony on 17 Sep, 2017 01:50 PM

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    Perhaps you could cancel subsequent bids in a multi snipe if any finished auction ends on a price below or equal to the snipe price in question (or the snipe price minus the appropriate bid increment)? Even if that entails a small risk of not bidding, which I would happily accept, it would avoid the danger of winning multiple auctions.

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