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Countdown on clock not working

Countdown on clock not working

2012ren12
Enthusiast

Would anyone know why some days the time when you are watching an auction stops. I never had to keep hitting the refresh button before????? I just lost an auction because of this problem.

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in reply to Mar 22, 2012 6:54:04 AM
packbeat
Scout

It only works if you are a buyer. If you were planning on buying the item you should have placed a bid. I know sometimes the thing is to place the last bid so no one bids over you, but you never know if the high bidder placed a bid just high enough to go over you.

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in reply to Mar 26, 2012 12:27:24 PM
glaciertrails
Enthusiast

No...countdown clocks should always work and you certainly don't have to place a bid to view it...but at the moment most clocks are not working....logging off and back on


did not help...it must be an Ebay internal problem

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in reply to Mar 21, 2013 8:59:55 PM
romanholli
Enthusiast

Clocks aren't working, it's VERY annoying.

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in reply to Mar 29, 2013 10:36:01 AM
kindertchrdeb
Enthusiast

I'm a newbie ~ I've just wasted 3 hours of my time trying to fix the clock and thinking it was


me Smiley Sad  Does this happen a lot? Because if so, I'm outa here!

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in reply to Mar 29, 2013 10:49:39 AM
fuzzface50
Guide

if the item still has a bin available, the countdown doesn't run because technically it could end at any time with someone pushing the bin button.


 


the countdown timer has been off in some categories so don't depend on it.  Most times I time it about 7 seconds slow but one category it was running about 4 minutes off. I would watch the listing at a different site and watch the bidding and the ending and reclicked over here and see minutes left and just chuckle at the snipers that are losing out because the clock is off.

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in reply to Aug 31, 2013 10:32:01 AM
peg0myhearty
Enthusiast
The fact that there is NO PLACE to report tech problems to Ebay is probably the biggest problem here.

With all the mentions of broken clocks and NO responses from the Ebay team is kind of disappointing not to say bad business practice.

Everyone loses when the clock goes down, buyer, seller and especially Ebay who will get less fees. They really need a place to make tech alerts.
Hope someone reads this in the head office
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in reply to Sep 2, 2013 6:46:48 AM
rouleur
Adventurer

Rather than devoting effort to keeping useful things like the countdown clock working as it should, eBay seems more interested in introducing "innovations" like the new notifications bell - a distracting and, frankly, idiotic feature that continually prompts me to increase my bids for items I've already won and, in some instances, already received.  It's the latest incarnation of the even more annoying pop-up that, thankfully, was removed after so many voiced their dissatisfaction.    

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in reply to Sep 2, 2013 11:20:54 AM
collectored
Pathfinder

All of the foregoing discussion points to eBay changing the way the bid function works (does NOT matter if you have clicked on "Bid," the clock will not count down) in an attempt to force the final price higher.  This benefits them in their fees but does nothing for the buyer.  So, if I am not selling, I am NOT buying anymore with this change in effect.

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in reply to Sep 6, 2013 10:01:14 AM
militaria1943
Rising Star
Last Edited 10:01:59 AM

I think it has to do with the browser used to view the auction.

On my computer for the same auction:

Countdown timer DOES NOT work in Firefox version 23.0

Countdown timer DOES work in Google Chromium Version 28.0.1500.71

 

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in reply to Sep 6, 2013 10:08:21 AM
militaria1943
Rising Star

rectification to my previous post.


it has to do with being logged in or off

 

On my computer for the same auction:

Countdown timer DOES  work in Firefox version 23.0 and Google Chromium Version 28.0.1500.71 if you are logged off

 Countdown timer DOES  NOT work in Firefox version 23.0 and Google Chromium Version 28.0.1500.71 if you are logged in

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in reply to Jul 2, 2015 1:44:25 PM
musblues246
Pathfinder

The same thing just happened to me- the countdown clock did not work and then the screen eBay put up had several different maximum bid prices that you could click on; neddless to say I was suprised and of course didn't click on any of the options presented- what in the world will they think of next ?  I am frustrated to say the least- why do they make a change without notifying the buyers and sellers ?  My thoughts on this is that there is no better way to discourage bidding.

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in reply to Sep 12, 2015 1:33:41 PM
etling123
Enthusiast

It is...I called ebay and got someone overseas as usual and they DON"T SPEAK ENGLISH and CAN NOT understand what you are even trying to get across to them....THIS IS EBAY FOR YOU

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in reply to Mar 12, 2017 6:38:37 PM
gracejunior
Pathfinder

Ebay's clocks are off someone on the so much for an alert System Admin

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in reply to Mar 22, 2017 5:08:33 PM
cgre9963
Pathfinder
Exactly. The last two items I bid on had the clock continuously reset once it was in the final hour. It reset, I suppose, to allow for more bidding to jack up the price. Dirty pool ebay....
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