Invalid category ID messages.

We have reports that filters are being intermittently rejected at times for invalid category IDs.   This is an eBay issue likely related to a misconfigured or down server.  We cannot resolve it at our end.

As a workaround, we have disabled the filter checking so that your filters will not be disabled when this occurs.

If you are not receiving items for a new filter, you will need to verify your category numbers.

You can also use more precise keyword filters and the All Channels option to avoid category searching altogether.  This approach has the added benefit of not being impacted when eBay changes category numbers.



Image thumbnails broken

eBay has unexpectedly changed their linking format for item images.  This is causing item images to not appear.

This has happened in the past when they have taken down link formats without evaluating the impact.  It may resolve on its own if they restore the link format.

We do not have an immediate fix for this and are evaluating alternatives.

The products continue to work without the images.


System Maintenance – Apr 15

April 15:

Update:  Most features should be working now.  We will continue to monitor the system.  The Viebuy issue should be resolved too.

April 14:

We are doing some system maintenance today.   Operations may be interrupted intermittently.

If you have issues with VieBuy, reload your page.

If you have issues with BINSniper, try again after a couple minutes or reload your browser.


VieBuy 4.4 released is now running version 4.4

This update enables the option to include Auctions with Best Offer when searching for BIN listings.  This option has no effect when searching for auctions or All Listings, since they are already included.

Items found by this feature will have Auction: added before the title.

eBay has forced Best Offer on some auction listings without the seller’s prior consent, so buyers may object to offers in some cases.

eBay does not currently allow auction listings to have both Best Offer and Buy It Now, so these listings will only display an option to view the item without a buy button.   It is possible that both options could be available if eBay forces the Best Offer option on an auction with Buy It Now set.

If the version number displayed at the top of the page is not 4.4, refresh the web page to run the current version.  You may need to clear your cache it still doesn’t load the new code.