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eBaytoiCal is an AppleScript that parses the frontmost document in Safari or Firefox. If it is an eBay auction, it tries to create an iCal calendar entry on the end date of that auction and sets a reminder at a user configurable time interval before. The name of the event will be the article name, the URL will be the page of the article (i.e., the page you are currently viewing).

What's New

Version 4.4:
  • Updated to eBay Partner Network, more reliable linking

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Xenophile Member IconComment+691
Xenophile
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Doesn't work.

Yes, I loaded an eBay auction page in Safari before launching eBaytoiCal. It just opens an email debugging message.

Too bad, because all I want is something that loads up iCal events for auctions. Other eBay apps try to do too much, yet they still lack options and info on eBay pages, so they don't replace browser interaction of eBay.

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Version 4.4
Megamac_UK Member IconReview+0
Megamac_UK
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Excellent app. Only thing I can say is that it would be helpful to tell those of us who do not read instructions :-) they need to be in an auction page to complete the entry instead of going to debug mode in Applescript.

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Version 4.3
Megamac_UK Member IconComment+0
Megamac_UK
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Ulli

Many thanks for an excellent script. Works brilliantly with Safari 4.0 and Firefox 3.0 on my G5 Powermac running 10.5.7.

Took me a while to figure out that I had to go to an auction page before it gets added to the calendar, but then again RTFM!!

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Version 4.3
alobi Member IconReview+10
alobi
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Do what it should do. I use it since years. Simple and perfect.

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Version 4.3
rideupgrades Member IconComment+0
rideupgrades
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Do these programs exist for other online marketplaces such as Amazon [www.amazon.com] or Wigix [www.wigix.com]?

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Version 4.2
jazzizm Member IconReview+4
jazzizm
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First I tried to edit the script to use Camino as my browser as eBay.de doesn't play nice with Safari (multiple re-logins required). So I changed all three appearances of "Safari" to "Camino" but that didn't work. This should be user-selectable. I changed it back and the script does work as advertised. Very handy! (10.4.10, Safari 3 beta)

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Version 1.9.2
jazzizm
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It'd be also nice to have some sort of visual feedback when the script has run successfully (Growl?)

nowheredense Member IconComment+18
nowheredense
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It does not even launch under 10.4.10.
An attempt to launch from within ScriptEditor results in an error as well.

Simply, it does not work at all :-(

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Version 1.8
Cinderella (developer)
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Hi,

I fixed all the problems with version 1.9.x.

Ulli

cmyk Member IconComment+2
cmyk
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Doesn't even start up under 10.4.7.

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Version 1.8
andu
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Dropped Application over Scripteditor. From here the script could be executed also after saving as new script or new application continued to word even with german ebay on MacbookPro (Intel).

*****

Cinderella (developer)
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Hi,

these problems are fixed - please try again (and sorry for the long delay; hope you did not miss important things on eBay)

Ulli

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Anonymous
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1.6.1 and 1.7 dont support BST properly. The function is in the script, but it doesnt find the time zone - stating
"unrecognizable or uninterpretable eBay time zone".

Shame.. worked wonderfully when it was GMT. Still.. I'll be able to use it again from October!

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Version 1.6.1
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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Yes, the same with ebay.de: Since one or two weeks ebaytoical no longer works because it can not interprete the time zone information (at least it says so).

This is a pity, it really was one of my tools I used most frequently, simple to use and did exactly what I need... So if it could be fixed... :)

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Version 1.6.1
Ulrich Kortenkamp
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The problems should be fixed with 1.7 (which is available now). ebay.com changed their page format, and the parser choked on that.

Ulli

Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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Hi,

thanks for the quick reply & software update.

Unfortunately when I tried it for current German auctions like this one (http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6552421430&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1) I nevertheless still got an error message: Could not parse the page. Are you sure it's from ebay?

Cheers!

user icon+691
Xenophile
Version 4.4
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Date 01 Sep 2009
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
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