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    Retrieve informationen from eBay (current bid, remaining time, other)

    Looking for a way to do this, possibly with PHP, maybe JS though I think that'll be bulky.
    All I found was the eBay API (http://developer.ebay.com/common/api), but you have to sign up for it to use it or something.

    Any help is appreciated. If there is no way to do it then just forget it, thanks.

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    Yes you'll need the API -

    http://developer.ebay.com/php/

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    That sucks, because as far as I can tell you need register at eBay for that, which isn't really something I want to do. Thanks anyway.

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    You don't have to pay for limited usage - I registered a while ago to use the API with VB.

    Basically they give you a unique code thing which basically shows who is using the API. The free version has a limited number of queries, so depending on the popularity of your site/software, you may in fact need to pay.

    I'm not sure how that works with the PHP API's but I guess it's the same. Best have a good read through on the developer site.

    Edit: It appears you have two options - the eBay Acellerator Toolkit, or Services_Ebay.

    Some good examples for Services_Ebay -
    http://pear.php.net/pepr/pepr-proposal-show.php?id=36

    And the code thing I was saying about is known as a developer ID, or DevID.
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    that does sound good, but "Services_Ebay is PHP5-only" and PHPAT (the other one) sounds awful. I don't think my host has PHP5.
    Thanks anyway, maybe I'll try using it or see if I can use a different language to use it.

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    You can see what version of php your host has if they don't tell you by sticking this in a php file by itself upload it to your server and run it.
    PHP Code:
    <?php phpinfo()?>
    ||||If you are getting paid to do a job, don't ask for help on it!||||

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    Yeah know that one, was just hoping I could use a language to just read the line were "Current Bid" is output. Oh well.
    I might try using another language to work with the API, hoping there's something better.


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