Tolkien Collector's Guide
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Aug 21
2020/8/21 5:42:34 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Caudimordax wrote:

TCGBot wrote:

Seller: killingbeck3 (12446)
Ended Jan 9, 2012
£156.51
[17 Bids]
Submitted by: Caudimordax
Seller: samjanus1973 (56149)
Ended Jan 22, 2012
£16.00
[5 Bids]
Submitted by: Caudimordax
Seller: silver-gryph (2722)
Ended Jan 22, 2012
£211.79
[25 Bids]
Submitted by: Mauro D86
Seller: glaytham (2340)
Ended Jul 15, 2012
Buy-It-Now:
$850.00
Submitted by: Mauro D86

How does this bot work? I don't recall submitting anything here.

Did you comment or link to any old posts that contained those? I saw those and wondered why it had picked them up
Aug 21
2020/8/21 5:58:52 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Looks like I did indeed necro a thread from June. Interesting bot!
Aug 21
2020/8/21 6:46:08 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
It’s gotten a little too aggressive, sorry. Needs me to adjust it again.
Aug 21
2020/8/21 15:24:33 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Caudimordax wrote:

TCGBot wrote:

Seller: killingbeck3 (12446)
Ended Jan 9, 2012
£156.51
[17 Bids]
Submitted by: Caudimordax
Seller: samjanus1973 (56149)
Ended Jan 22, 2012
£16.00
[5 Bids]
Submitted by: Caudimordax
Seller: silver-gryph (2722)
Ended Jan 22, 2012
£211.79
[25 Bids]
Submitted by: Mauro D86
Seller: glaytham (2340)
Ended Jul 15, 2012
Buy-It-Now:
$850.00
Submitted by: Mauro D86

How does this bot work? I don't recall submitting anything here.

Me too, I never submitted those items (Fairy Poetry and Lord of the Rings)
Aug 21
2020/8/21 16:02:57 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Mauro D86 wrote:

Caudimordax wrote:

How does this bot work? I don't recall submitting anything here.

Me too, I never submitted those items (Fairy Poetry and Lord of the Rings)

It's not you, it's the bot. I believe that what is happening is that you have been browsing through very old threads with eBay item links in them, and the automatic reloading of the data for those links is for some reason triggering the bot.

I will fix it.
Aug 21
2020/8/21 16:26:00 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
For my reference, how should the bot function normally, and how should we best make use of it? Forgive me if this information is posted plainly to see somewhere on the forums.
Aug 21
2020/8/21 17:00:30 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Caudimordax wrote:

For my reference, how should the bot function normally, and how should we best make use of it? Forgive me if this information is posted plainly to see somewhere on the forums.

It's been mentioned before, but many years ago (so the information in this thread is a little out of date) - https://www.tolkienguide.com/modules/n ... ewtopic.php?post_id=12928

Brief summary:
  • The TCGBot detects eBay links posted in forum messages, loads relevant data and images from the eBay API, and displays a nicely formatted summary alongside the message. It also converts the links to affiliate ones (the primary way this site is supported for server and bandwidth costs). Finally, it monitors the item until it ends, so the final status (sold or not, best offer price, etc.) is noted.
  • the "eBay" section (found in the "Collect" menu in the site header up there 👆) allows for eBay items to be submitted to the Bot as well (without posting in the forums). The TCGBot posts a daily summary of items that were submitted but not in a forum post. (This is the code that is currently misbehaving - TCGBot should not be posting items that were already posted in other messages previously).
  • Thirdly, I have a chrome browser plugin that lets me submit eBay items to the TCGBot from my browser when I am on eBay sites, with a single click (without leaving eBay). No one else is currently using it (Berelach might have it installed), but it is available in the Chrome plugin store for the truly dedicated... 😉 Let me know in a PM if you want to try it out as it does not show up in the Chrome store unless you have the direct link from me.
Aug 21
2020/8/21 17:36:41 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Oh no.
Aug 21
2020/8/21 17:40:12 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

TCGBot wrote:

Seller: s2usarmy (1922)
Ended Aug 18, 2020
$85.00
[1 Bids]
Submitted by: Urulókë
LORD OF THE RINGS ACTION FIGURE CARRYING CASE WITH FIGURES **RARE mint
383675725772
Seller: s2usarmy (1922)
Ended Aug 18, 2020
$85.00 [1 Bids]

Ended at $ 82.
Aug 21
2020/8/21 17:58:52 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Arbor wrote:

Ended at $ 82.

eBay is hiding that information - all accessible sources say $85 (but I agree, it was $82).

https://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?viewitem&item=383675725772 is usually accurate but is also showing the $85 price.
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