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I'm deleting snipes for the 22nd - 2015-12-21


I'm again deleting snipes for the 22nd. The fix, if it works, should only take 2 or 3 days to complete, but it hasn't been started. Apparently the coder thought I was giving up so he hasn't been back this week.

I'm hoping he checks in tomorrow, but I don't know if he will. I don't want to get someone else to work on it but have to if he doesn't show up in the next day or two. It would take another coder a day or so just to understand the code and what's going on and where to edit to make the changes.

Hidbid is the sniper engine for another site and I posted a similar warning on that site as I did hidbid, but I didn't remove the snipe button on the other site as the code uses a CMS that isn't straightforward. A couple of users there have ignored the warning and set up snipes and they've executed. However, without the updates and with the normal # of snipes coming from hidbid again, things would go downhill quick with login errors and most likely then the captchas appearing for every snipe.

I've screwed this up royally.

I've refunded the subscription payments for the past 5 weeks, but I have not canceled them.

Again, sorry for the trouble. I'm hoping at least some of you will check back in a couple of days.

Once again, I'm deleting snipes for tomorrow, the 21st - 2015-12-20


I'm deleting the pending snipes for tomorrow, the 21st.

I'll post another update tomorrow. I'll refund the latest subscription and one time payments soon. Still hoping that the plan works and that this isn't the end.

I'm deleting snipe for the 20th - 2015-12-19


I'm deleting any scheduled snipes for tomorrow, Sunday the 20th.

We're going to try something, starting on it tomorrow but it may be a few days before finished. The coder suggested it days ago but I thought it would make things worse, stupid on my part. I'm pretty sure that it will work now after getting some advice.

I've been wondering if it is worth it as ebay may change something else next week so that we'd have to scramble to try to come up with another solution, it seems like a losing battle. In their attempt to stop accounts from being hijacked, they're making things tough on sniping services.

We'll give it a go though and see what happens. I imagine the majority of regular using members of hidbid have sought a solution for your sniping elsewhere, which is understandable. Sniping is probably part of earning a living for some.

Anyway, I post an update tomorrow once work is underway.

Once again, sorry for the trouble.

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