The article describes performance tuning for the eBay website for VieBuy and BINSniper 3.0 or higher.
How this varies from the BINSniper 2.x recommendations:
BINSniper 3.x is more efficient on the network and performs better over 3G, WiFi and satellite connections too. There are no settings that improve item delivery speed.
The following Firefox setting can be used to improve image and script loading time on fast network connection. This primary impacts load time of the eBay pages.
Enter about:config into the Firefox address bar (where you type URLs). A settings list should appear. You may receive a warning first. If you do, accept the warning screen.
Enter the following into the search box:
Warning: This setting affects all websites. Increasing this setting too much may result in excessive demands being place on servers and you being banned. 10 is a reasonable maximum.
Double click to adjust the setting. Increase it to 10.
If this setting does not exist, right click the blank area of the screen and select New->Integer. Paste the name into the preference box, click OK, and enter 10 for the value.
Increasing this setting can improve image and script loading time on eBay. Image loading may be improved on BINSniper and VieBuy websites when many items are displayed. This setting has no effect on item delivery speed.
Firefox has settings to enable network pipelining that are widely recommended as cure-alls. While these may improve performance in some cases, they are not likely to improve BINSniper performance for most users. Broadband users are unlikely to see any improvements at all in any circumstances by modifying the Firefox settings. Pipelining may also introduce some security risks. See this article at sys-con for more information on these issues. We do not recommend pipelining to improve BINSniper performance.
Use more specific searches for better speed and ease of use
For best performance, you should make your searches as tight as possible. Very broad searches will result in the entire item list being replaced with each update. More specific searches will yield fewer results and make it easier to work with the lists. You can use the streamer mode to separate lists on the screen, one for each search.
Limiting the number of searches improves display time on your browser. But more importantly it allows you to focus only on items that you would actually buy.
For example, if you have the following searches:
ipod nano blue case
ipod shuffle blue case
You could replace these with:
ipod blue case
The nano and shuffle searches would be included, as well as other ipod models.
Or you can use the OR syntax to limit the results to nano and shuffle only:
ipod blue case (nano, shuffle)
which means: items containing “ipod” and “blue” and “case” and either “nano” or “shuffle”
Pale Moon is a performance optimized version of Firefox for Windows. Pale Moon is (or was) derived from Firefox code, and has some hardware restrictions. It is not supported by Mozilla. Some BINSniper users are running Pale Moon, but we cannot provide support for it. The current release does not appear to implement the necessary features of Gecko 29+ required by BINSniper. We have not tested any version for performance or compatibility.