Allows you to monitor eBay auctions, submit bids, and snipe. (top 14) 🙃 Add-on software for Gutenprint printer drivers. Where download for 10.12.6 (dmg) 2019.03.28 22:46 Printers; Drivers; InkLevelPlus; Goldbug Software; 4710 KB. Zappram 290 post(s): Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Snipe failed sorry to hear that. Today my JBW sniped and won again. My Mac probably is in screen sleep mode, but it fired, and here’s what I use: JBidwatcher (2.99pre5-2-g7251940). Topic: JBidwatcher Help / JBidwatcher (2.99pre5-2-g7251940) wont launch on Ubuntu 15.10. When I attempted to launch JBidwatcher (2.99pre5-2-g7251940) on Ubuntu, initially the launch of jbidwatcher.sh failed silently locking up the terminal. In an attempt to debug, I modified the command within the shell launcher as follows.If you're on Windows, you still might not be able to RUN it yet,unfortunately. Like Visual Basic applications, it needs someadditional tools to be on your system in order to run. The restdescribes how to do that.
If you're on Mac OS X, you may need to double-click the .tar.gz file,or the .tar file if it auto-decompressed it for you. Either way, itwill produce an app named 'JBidwatcher'. It's launchable from there.
If you're on Linux, you will need the Sun version of Java (asdescribed below), and probably to put together and make executable asmall shell script, like this:There's agreatarticle on setting up JBidwatcher on the Ubuntu Forums, and manythanks to Stani for the work in putting that together!One of the key things about JBidwatcher is that it runs on anyplatform, but that comes with a drawback right now. There's a programcalled a JRE (it stands for Java Runtime Environment, if you're curious) which allows this to work. It allows my program, as well asthousands of others out there, to work on your computer. If you'vehit a web page that runs Java and seen an applet running through that,then you've probably got at least a really simple JRE on your computer.JBidwatcher is a little more complex than an applet to the computer.(I try to make it easy for users, despite being complex for thecomputer, but I don't always succeed.)
Anyhow, here's how you get a really good JRE on your computer.(Mac OS X 10.2 or later users, you already have one that works justfine for JBidwatcher.) For Windows, Linux, and Solaris, you can gohere, and it'll figure out your platform and offer to let you downloadit:
For any platform, auto-detecting.
Once you click the Download button, it should just download the JREonto your computer.
Download JBidwatcher For Mac 2.99pre5 VersionUnfortunately, it's pretty big. It's 15 Megs, but at least youonly need to download it once. After you've got it once, you shouldbe able to download any future versions of my program from my site,and they'll work with that JRE.
After it's been downloaded, you can double-click on the file itpulled down, just like any other software package. It will installthe JRE that I said was needed to run my program. Now you have myprogram, and the program that's needed to run it!
Once the installation is complete, you can go to the directory youstored my program in (the JBidwatcher-1.0.1.jar file) and double-click it.Again, if you're on Linux, you need to put together the shell scriptlike I described above. Sadly, none of the Linux window managers orfile managers seem to do the right thing with double-clicking on a .jarfile.
If the JRE installed okay, you'll get a configuration screen with abunch of tabs. The key tabs to fill in, are:
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- Enter your eBay user ID and password, this remains on yourcomputer, and is only used for pulling data off of eBay, bidding, andsniping. This is key to be able to bid, snipe, or synchronize withyour 'My eBay' pages. If you want to monitor and bid on adultauctions, click the 'registered adult' checkbox, and make sure youreally are registered with eBay for access to the Mature Audiencessection.
- This used to be a tough one. Now, the bestthing to do is just 'test'. If that doesn't work, you want to 'autodetect' browser if possible, and adjust from there. You want to putsomething in that will launch your browser. For example, if you areusing Internet Explorer, you can just put in 'explorer' into theWindows Browser Command portion.
For Netscape, I often have to putin something more complex: For Windows 95/98, I think you can just put in 'start', and it'll usewhatever browser is the default, but I haven't tried that in a longtime. For platforms other than Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X, it willtry to launch 'netscape'. If you put a script, named 'netscape' in yourpath, it will launch that instead, and you can redirect to any browseryou prefer. Under Mac OS X, this tab is empty, because it's alwaysautodetected.
- The program defaults to 30 seconds, which is not a bad idea ifyou're on a dialup, but is way too long if you're on an always-on fastconnection. If you have DSL or a Cable Modem, you can bring it downto 10-15 seconds. Lower, and it might not get the snipe in time, butyou get the opportunity to get that brag-worthy 1-2 second snipes. :)I have had snipes fire at 2 seconds on a really good speed link. Ihave had reports of 3 second snipes working on Cable Modems. I'mstill a wimp, and snipe at 10 seconds most of the time, over my slowhome DSL (144K), and recommend that you not try and be too impressive.Getting the bid in, is more important than getting it in the absolutelast second.
Bietagent OsxAfter you've filled in what information you want to, click on 'Save',and the program will start up. There should be a window with threetabs (current, complete, selling). If you take your browser to a pagethat has auctions on it, you can drag from the links, or drag from thelocation bar (the little 'e' on Explorer, or the little green andyellow thing on Netscape, or the eBay icon if you're on an eBay pagethat shows that), and drop onto JBidwatcher. This will add thatauction to the ones you're monitoring.
You can also use eBay's 'watch this item', to collect items to watch,and then select the 'eBay' menu item in JBidwatcher, then select the'Get My eBay Items' menu item. This will load up all the auctions youwere watching, and add them in. Now you can bid directly on themthrough JBidwatcher, or snipe on them, or anything like that. (You doall that through right-clicking on the auction in the main display,and selecting the appropriate command.) Once you've brought in allthe 'My eBay' watching items, you can go into your 'My eBay' anddelete them, and start adding more stuff to watch.
You can also add auctions by item number, by clicking on the icon thathas a piece of paper and a plus sign (add auction), or by copying theauction number from the browser page, and selecting the Edit, thenPaste Auction menu item.
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I hope this information helps! I hadn't written a 'quickstart'before, and this isn't exactly a 'quick'start guide. It's more astep-by-step detail on how to get it up and running.
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