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Old 05-13-2020, 10:44 PM   #41
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Old 05-13-2020, 11:12 PM   #42
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Old 05-14-2020, 12:01 AM   #43
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Boycott the hell out of the resales and let them choke on it
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Old 05-14-2020, 12:30 AM   #44
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https://blogmickey.com/2020/04/autom...pdisney-items/


Apparently they have special access to the new items

https://twitter.com/ihofun/status/12...678651393?s=21

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Old 05-14-2020, 10:05 AM   #45
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It's not special access. What apparently happened with the Joe Rohde ears was that the bot figured out what the sale page web address was going to be before it was made active. And then it monitored that address for activity. The users enter their orders into the bot in advance and as soon as it recognizes that there is a change to the website, it blasts the orders out. It's fractions of a second faster than other bots that hadn't figured out the address, and several seconds faster than a real person.
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Old 05-14-2020, 10:22 AM   #46
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It's pretty pathetic that Disney hasn't bothered to deal with this issue. It would be a relatively simple programming task to make the items available in small groups at random times over a 24-hour period, and to limit purchases from a single IP address, etc.

I'm not saying they can always win the "bot wars", but at least make an effort.
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