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Looking for software solution for internet problem

by kjl1856 / August 23, 2013 1:56 AM PDT

I'm dealing with a website that puts items for sale on a first come basis, at exactly the same time each day. The most desireable items are gone within a fraction of a second after the "doors open". Even though I sync my computer clock and watch an atomic clock, I've had very little success getting the items I want.

I have no way of knowing how many people are waiting outside the store with me; but based on my success rate I suspect that other people have some kind of a software advantage. I've tried "mouse auto click" software; but it works in whole seconds.

If I click a fraction of a second early, the doors are still closed and if I click a fraction of a second late all of the good stuff is gone.

I'm not purchasing tickets; but it is a similar situation where items go on sale at a certain time. This isn't an auction. Thanks

Does anyone know about software that will allow me to "lean on the door" so that when it opens I'll be the first one in?

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Remember others are already leaning on the door
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 23, 2013 2:11 AM PDT
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Wow! I'm in a gun fight armed with a pocket knife.
by kjl1856 / August 23, 2013 5:02 AM PDT

Thanks. No wonder I'm having such poor results. I was hoping to find something on a shelf somewhere as other people must be having similar experiences. I haven't done anything like that in years. Guess I better get started as it will take me a while to get up to speed. Thanks again.

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As least the gun is cheap.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 23, 2013 6:42 AM PDT

AutoHotKey the last time I looked was free. And it appears to be able to click when the time is right. Now I bet someone could GUI-fy this but it's just one app and given the discussion at link, looks solved.

Good hunting,

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I put my pocket knife away
by kjl1856 / August 24, 2013 9:28 AM PDT

Thanks Bob. You've been very helpful. It will take me a while; but I'm on my way. Karl

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