Site OperationsDec 31, 2016
Site operations have returned to normal. When the site is impacted by changes made to eBay, we will post alerts to the member page to inform members about the issue. eBay has been making changes to their security protocol and we have to then recode based on the changes. We apologize for any lack of communications during this time.
No Bid Placed ResponsesOct 26, 2016
10/26/16 - BidNip engineers are currently working with eBay to fix a stream of No Bid Placed responses. eBay has placed a CAPTCHA (that thing where you gotta type in the letters you see in the box) This is meant to weed out any automated services and verify it is a real human entering the bid. Please note that many bids do appear to be failing at this time. We will post updates as we learn more. There appears to be CAPTCHA's placed on many items for auction, some seem to not have them. WE are feverishly working ...well, trying to work with, eBay engineers as well and see if we can get a pass thru on the captcha from our sniping mechanism. Thanks for your patience and understanding.
EBay Q2 EarningsJul 20, 2016
EBay (NASDAQ:EBAY): Q2 EPS of $0.43 beats by $0.01.
Revenue of $2.23B (+5.7% Y/Y) beats by $60M
Server Maintenance Sep 10, 2015
On the evening of Friday, October 23rd beginning approximately at 8:00PM CDT and ending no later than 4:00AM CDT on Saturday, October 24th, maintenance will be performed on the server database to perform a necessary database upgrade. Service will not be impacted.
From Seeking AlphaJul 06, 2015
As it prepares for its July 17 split from eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY), PayPal (Pending:PYPL) is on the hunt for international acquisitions to drive growth and fend off predators, chief executive Dan Schulman told the FT. "The balance sheet affords us the opportunity to look opportunistically where it makes sense to acquire," said Schulman. "I think there is a tremendous opportunity to look across the world." Last week PayPal announced it would spend nearly $1B to purchase Xoom, a digital money transfer provider, and more acquisitions now seem to be on the horizon.
EBAY Earnings Beats EstimatesApr 22, 2015
EBay (NASDAQ:EBAY): Q1 EPS of $0.77 beats by $0.07.
Revenue of $4.45B (+4.5% Y/Y) beats by $30M.
Total Payment Volume of $61 billion and Gross Merchandise Volume of $20 billion
Revenue of $4.45 billion and Non-GAAP EPS of $0.77 per share
Free Cash Flow of $829 million; Repurchased $1 billion of common stock
Planned Maintenance Apr 22, 2015
As part of an ongoing effort to maintain our data center infrastructure, we will be performing software upgrades on network switches in our DFW data center. The upgrade will require a reboot of the network switches, causing approximately five minutes of network downtime.
The maintenance is scheduled for May 18th, 2015. The maintenance window is 12am - 6am local data center time.
No action is required on your part.
Please note: due to the nature of this software upgrade, we are not able to schedule this maintenance on an alternative date.
Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause you. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this maintenance, please do not hesitate to contact a member of your Fanatical Support Team.
ChannelAdvisor Dec 09, 2014
Sales are up at Amazon and eBay this holiday season. ChannelAdvisor is reporting holiday comps at +21% at Amazon and +15% at eBay!
CAPTCHA USENov 03, 2014
Ebay has evolved their security protocol after their security breach in May and has started the use of random CAPTCHAs. A CAPTCHA (an acronym for "Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart") is a type of challenge-response test used in computing to determine whether or not the user is human. When this occurs, you will see a no bid placed response and the eBay bidding log will note the request for an eBay authorization code. We will keep you updated on the use and frequency of eBay CAPTCHAs as we learn more. Thank you for your understanding.
Great News!Oct 21, 2014
We have updated the SSL communication with eBay and bids are now working as usual. We apologize for the delay. We have been working diligently since eBay made their changes to get things back to normal. Thank you for all the support emails. Happy Sniping!
Beta Program A Success!Jan 06, 2012
BidNip.com would like to thank all of the beta testers that helped find any loose ends that our developers and content manager may have missed. There weren't many, but they were fixed promptly! Beta testers, your accounts will soon be credited with 50 snipes, and if you use those in less than a month, we'll give you 50 more! Thanks again from the BidNip staff!
Great Press for BidNip!Dec 04, 2011
We are thrilled to be recommended by Martin Lewis on the award winning website: MoneySavingExpert.com. Martin Lewis is the founder of the award winning website that draws millions of UK users a year. Martin is also a bestselling author, newspaper columnist, and a TV and radio personality. You will be amazed at all of the practical, no nonsense tips on how to stretch your dollars, pounds or euros at http:/www.MoneySavingExpert.com. Thank you Martin for recommending BidNip.com!