We have come across a few websites where you can purchase products at a discount. These sites are called penny auction sites (look up the term if you are unfamiliar).
It works like this - people bid on the products but they bid too early, for example when theres still 3 seconds or so to go. We require a script that will bid when the countdown clock hits 00:00:01 and then wait 500ms so that its at the last point when the bid button gets clicked.
1)opens a form.
User then inputs the auction number for which auction this auto bidder will bid on and also user will need to input his maximum price he wants to allow the autobidder to spend on trying to get the item.
2)Opens a webpage
[url removed, login to view] The /au is important. We want this to be Australia focused
3)Logs user in if not already logged in.
4) Finds the auction the user is interested in
5) Watches auction and clicks the bid button
The script must be able to handle multiple auctions and bid accordingly at the same time. So user will be able to say amount of auctions to bid on at the same time along with auction numbers and amounts for each one.
In addition, we would like to add additional variables in e.g bid 10 times when price is between $1 and $2. then pause. Then wait till price goes to $5 then bid 15 times from $5 to $7 - we can discuss these other options, we would like to build a robust system. Also some users use the auto bid feature on auctions so we would like to "count" the number of bids these users make e.g some users set 100 autobids so if we can track that then we don't bid during their autobids, we wait till it gets to after 100 bids and then bids so we require some additional tracking features in the program
There are other sites we would like to build as we go but lets start here.