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Old 10-30-2008, 10:04 AM
kerux kerux is offline
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Default Auction tool


This morning the snipe tool is looking "buggy" for the first time in a long time. I have 4 active Ebay auctions that are showing up as "closed" & "lost". Don't know if there is some communication prob with Ebay, but thought you'd want to know.

Joe W.
Old 06-27-2009, 06:55 PM
mrichter mrichter is offline
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I won an auction today using the snipe tool. Tantalus says I lost the auction.
Old 07-05-2009, 08:07 PM
rasiel rasiel is offline
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the technical explanation in case anyone cares: the script that runs the auctions manager compares your username against the auction winning bidder user name. if there is a match it reports as won. when ebay scrambled the usernames as a security feature there were no more matches so even though it submitted the winning bid on your behalf it still recevied no match on the usernames and reported a loss.

the script has been reworked but there is still no 100% surefire way to report the status correctly. just check your ebay page if you think you won to confirm :-)


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