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Need this bug fixed ASAP! Going out of business Cuz of malfunctioning!!! HELP FAST!

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  1. noghosthere

    noghosthere Registered Member

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    Hi! I am desperate! I need this fixed ASAP!

    Situation:

    i own a an auction website...this is a penny acution, in this website there are on auction hot items such as iPhones, iMacs, TVs, videogames etc...this is how it works...Users buy a bunch of bids, they cost 50 cents each, and every time that a bid is placed, the price of the item increases of 1 cent and adds 10 seconds to the end of the auction, the items have NO minimum price...

    Problem:

    ....Everything was running well till yesterday, since yesterday the script started acting up...it will make the auction end as soon as an user reaches about 200 bids placed, using the bidbutler or not! NO MATTER WHAT! I have setup to do not make the auction end untill the item reaches a minimum price...but the script IGNORES this setting now! I REALLY REALL REALLY REALLY need this to be fixed asap! Today i sold an iPhone for $64, an iMac for $69 and a Sony Bravia 52" for $86!!! And i don't even want to mention the other items! I have to ship these items and i cannot take the website down or claim "technical issues" because it'll mean BAD REVIEWS, so losing customers and business, and i am VERY precise about my business! And the night is coming, the users will reach that target quicker, because of the low traffic!

    The website is made in PHP, so you must know about it! Willing to pay whatever! Just tell me a price! today i lost over 4K between last night and today giving away all these items for such a low prices!

    Also i have some other minor bug to fix, but that will be later, i need to fix this first, also i will need to RENEW the template/Graphic. I am willing to get one or more freelancer to do all this if needed...If you want to see the website to check if you can do the job this is myluckybids com
    Please i need help FAST!
     
  2. blackhat.mmm

    blackhat.mmm Junior Member

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    Somebody needs to help this guy out.

    I just got a 73" Mitsubishi 1080p for $13.74 + free shipping on all tvs!


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    Thx noghost!



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  3. The Captain

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    just think of it as a PR stunt ;)

    Now where are these cheap plasmas?
     
  4. fuzon

    fuzon Registered Member

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    Sweet just picked up 3 dell hd laptops, Blu ray player, 2 ps3 and a wi for $72.90 feel slightly cheated though I didnt get the free delivery?
     
  5. noahzark

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    dude post a be back soon page and get it fixed
     
  6. Mr.Profit

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    Hey man,

    I don't know if your system allows it or not, but untill the bug is sorted out, why don't you just create a new user, and give him 1 billion in hits, so you can win each and every auction and that way these things will be yours to sell again.

    You may want also to create more than one account with 1 bilion so nobody stands a chance of winning items except your "bots"

    This is not the best sollution, but if the system allows autobidding, just spread the users around the auctions until you sort out the problem.

    Also, you shouldn't think about the neg rep, as winners will be different each time.

    BUT PLEASE NOTE: This sollution with the "bots" will hurt your regular real customers, and in some way could be considered unethical and even worse.

    THE BEST THING TO DO IS TO SHUT DOWN.

    Hope this helps,
    Mr.P

     
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  7. blazen

    blazen Regular Member

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    WTF? If this is real you definitely have to shut down your site and fix this bug. Why the hell would you want to continue to run it and suck up a loss? You are just encouraging more people to rape your auction store by keeping it up and telling about the problems in a blackhat forum. Shut it down and then ask for help.
     
  8. noghosthere

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    Will look shady (scam), which a lot of these website really are...and i don't want reviews saying that this is a scam too.......that's the most important of this business. If i get ONE bad review...i'm fucked up!
     
  9. noghosthere

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    i rather spend some money and keep going....
     
  10. Remington

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    I smell a publicity stunt. Such a thing as losing $4k to avoid one puny bad review sounds just too ridiculous to be real.
     
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  11. noghosthere

    noghosthere Registered Member

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    you probably don't know anything about running serious business, when you have to worry about REPUTATION
     
  12. noghosthere

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    ahahah Funny! LOL
     
  13. fuzon

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    Btw I hope no one has taken this post seriously and actually bought anything from this site as it does scream scam! Why would your regular customers think you were running a scam site if you took it down for maintenance? Surely as regulars they would understand? No business owner with any sense would incur the losses you mention for the sake of downtime and reputation, untill the system was running properly!

    Anyone here can verify if this is a genuine site?
     
  14. noghosthere

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    did you read the thread?i am asking for HELP....Because the site do not work properly...i don't think that it's a good advertisement for the site...

    BTW, received few PMs....Working on it!
     
  15. Peter Shaw

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    You should close the site, and put "Back soon - the site is updating" or something.
     
  16. fuzon

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    Just a wee bit of food for thought. If you're running an enterprise like this, you sure as heck better have a mirror server running a clone, and backups that extend for months. These things cost chump change.

    The entire concept of bleeding cash to death instead of losing a few bits of streetcred by going offline for maintenance is just asinine. Sorry, but I had to put my boots on for this one.
     
  18. noghosthere

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    thanks for the head up, customer that do not win are always pissed....

    about my poor english, that was totally free...and you are not a gentleman! i speak 4 languages, can you say the same?

    here is a joke for you:

    how do you call people that speak 3 languages?........TRILINGUAL
    how do you call people that speak 2 languages?.........BILINGUAL
    how do you call people that speak only one lenguage?......AMERICAN!

    Now tell me if it's not true
     
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