Usage AlertOct 20, 2014
"Caution, a no-bid placed response might happen" - The BidNip servers are experiencing SSL protocol errors on our servers during the communication to eBay. Our developers are looking into the issue. Thank you for your support inquiries. Please note, bids are currently failing, with a no-bid placed response. We will update this message as soon as we have a fix in place. Thank you for your understanding.
EBAY Authorization Code Oct 06, 2014
We have noticed that after eBay's security breach in May, they on occasion are looking for additional information from a buyer during the bidding process. When eBay asks for additional information that is not a part of the bidding script, BidNip cannot complete the snipe. The result of the snipe is Bid Not Placed. We will continue to work to ensure snipes are successful.
EBay "Upgrades"Dec 04, 2011
We've updated our snipe engines and servers, and are now functioning 100%. In the coming weeks we'll keep an extra watch out for any more changes. We're sure they're coming, and we're doing everything we can to make the impact as minimal as possible.
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!
Planned MaintenanceApr 25, 2011
Our server hosting facility is planning a series of Preventative Maintenance windows that will take us through a systematic Audit, Testing and Repair program. We will predominantly be focusing effort on the Primary Distribution Gear working on one Uninterruptible Power Supply cluster (UPS).
The following work was carried out on the X-Bus from July 8th to July 24th:
a. Completed the installation of additional support hangers on the X-Bus path. This will prevent any sagging that might occur over time and gives the overall Bus Duct better support.
b. Completed a full torque inspection of all the bolts on the X-Bus path confirming that they are within specification. This will ensure the Bus Duct connections are secure.
c. Completed a full audit and repair on all Circuit Breakers and Switchboard gear that interacts with the X-Bus. The tests included a full Bank test that records settings on breakers to ensure they are within standard specification.
There is a high degree of confidence that these maintenance windows will not impact BidNip. The maintenance window schedule is 11 August 2009 starting at 00:05 to 06:05 CDT; 12 August 2009 starting at 00:05 to 06:05 CDT. This type of maintenance is not something we perform on a regular basis but is necessary to ensure the integrity of all electrical systems. During the entire process our hosting provider will be following IEEE standards.