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I play their game and wrote this to help myself. That is all.
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This is clearly a sniper utility as much as Glitch auctions are really auctions. ;) But if you're trying to get an achievement, like converting 2003 fruits or regularly craft items for sale, this could be useful! This script will let you pick up auctions en masse without clicking the re-fresh button constantly.
You pick an item, e.g. beans and set:
a. how much of it you want (qty, e.g. 1000), and
b. how much you're willing to pay for 1 unit of the item (max price, e.g. 4 currants per bean)
The script then polls the auctions at an interval to buy up bean auctions priced at 4 currants each or less, until a 1000 has been bought.
This involves your currants! You risk losing a bunch of currants unexpectedly, so please don't use the script if you're not comfortable.
You can now install the extension from the Chrome Web Store (click on the "Add to Chrome" button!), and follow any necessary on-screen instructions. Refresh the Glitch Auctions page to see the Snipes menu item in the left sidebar.
Soon-ish Very probably not.
How to Use
Got to the Glitch auction page. On the left sidebar, you will see a new Snipes section. Click on the "+Add" link to add an item to snipe.
Adding an item that you are already sniping will overwrite the original.
The Glitch auction page must remain open in one of your browser tabs/windows for the sniper to run!
You can choose to pause or run the sniper script. Click on the Running/Paused link to toggle it (see video).
<repeat> This involves your currants! You risk losing a bunch of currants unexpectedly, so please don't use the script if you're not comfortable. </repeat>
You may end up buying more than you bargain for if the script goes amok, or if the server has the jujus (has happened!).
This does not necessarily get you the lowest priced auction every single time.
For example: You place a snipe for 200 beans at 5 currants each.
When the script checks the auctions, there are 4 auctions for beans (50 beans @ 4 currants each). The script will start to buy up the 4 auctions. As the buying is going on (it does take a few seconds per auction), someone lists an auction for 50 beans @ 3 currants each. The script will not pick up this new but more favourable auction.