Bid Monkey is a command line and GUI tool that automatically bids on eBay auctions at the last possible moment ("sniping"). It will run in the foreground or background, and only requires basic information from the user, such as username, password, item number, and the maximum bid to place. Among its more unique features, Bid Monkey abstracts the URL scheme and regular expressions into a separate "patterns" database, allowing for easy Web-based updates.
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Release Notes: The custom error handling class 'mx' was renamed to 'monkeyx' because it was causing a namespace conflict with the popular eGenix mx libraries and generating errors for some users.
Release Notes: eBay started requiring SSL logins and true session tracking. This release swaps custom HTML routines with cURL to handle those changes.
Release Notes: A new engine routine, scrape_sign_in(), was added. This routine is used to validate the specified username/password combination prior to entering snipe mode. This prevents users from missing auctions if they mistype their password. A minor error in scrape_place_bid() was fixed. scrape_place_bid() was modified so that "you are the current high bidder" is no longer considered a failure.
Release Notes: A bug in has been fixed in the scrape_auction_end() routine which resulted in missing auctions that had more than 1 hour left.
Release Notes: This release adds username/password reading from stdin, automatic leading/trailing whitespace stripping to the GUI fields, and fixes for some issues that caused Bid Monkey to fail.