eBaytoiCal
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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
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later







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eBaytoiCal User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 4.x:
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Xenophile commented on 13 Oct 2012
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.
[Version 4.4]


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Megamac_UK reviewed on 10 Jun 2009
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.
[Version 4.3]


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Megamac_UK commented on 10 Jun 2009
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!!
[Version 4.3]


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alobi reviewed on 23 May 2009
Do what it should do. I use it since years. Simple and perfect.
[Version 4.3]


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rideupgrades commented on 20 Apr 2009
Do these programs exist for other online marketplaces such as Amazon [www.amazon.com] or Wigix [www.wigix.com]?
[Version 4.2]


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jazzizm reviewed on 18 Sep 2007
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)
[Version 1.9.2]

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jazzizm replied on 18 Sep 2007
It'd be also nice to have some sort of visual feedback when the script has run successfully (Growl?)
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Anonymous reviewed on 18 Aug 2005
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!
[Version 1.6.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 10 Aug 2005
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... :)
[Version 1.6.1]

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Anonymous commented on 15 Aug 2005
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!
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Anonymous reviewed on 08 Aug 2005
worked GREAT! for about a week but something in ebay.com.au must have changed because now when i open ebaytoical an error box comes up and says the third word of the title of the item "brand new car trailer" title results in, "uninterpretable "car" encountered"

BUMMER! i love this software its great and now its broken :(
[Version 1.6.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 09 Mar 2005
excellent tool, works as supposed. tested with ebay.de, safari 1.2.4, and osx 10.3.8.

maybe a GUI would be nice, or a SIMBL plugin.
[Version 1.6.1]


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nowheredense had trouble on 07 Aug 2007
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 :-(
[Version 1.8]

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Cinderella (developer) replied on 18 Sep 2007
Hi,

I fixed all the problems with version 1.9.x.

Ulli
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cmyk had trouble on 16 Aug 2006
Doesn't even start up under 10.4.7.
[Version 1.8]

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andu commented on 18 Feb 2007
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).

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Cinderella (developer) replied on 18 Sep 2007
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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yubbie2 had trouble on 07 Jun 2004
gives an error the first time i run it, but then works after that (seems to have some trouble making a new iCal category). otherwise, works as advertised.
[Version 1.0]



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Xenophile rated on 13 Oct 2012

[Version 4.4]


Downloads:11,224
Version Downloads:2,508
Type:Utilities : AppleScript
License:Free
Date:01 Sep 2009
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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).


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