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vB Easy Auction v1.1
Mod Version: 1.1, by yoyoyoyo (Member) yoyoyoyo is offline
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vB Version: 3.0.8 Rating: (1 vote - 5.00 average) Installs: 48
Released: 25 Jul 2005 Last Update: 30 Jul 2005 Downloads: 213
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vB Easy Auction v1.1
by yoyoyoyo

Don't let the length of this post fool you... this is actually very simple to setup... I just tend to get long-winded at times...


* vBulletin Software (for vBulletin integration - the perl files will work fine without vBulletin)
* Web server account that has CGI capabilities, and will allow you to run executable cgi files.
* Perl 5.6 or better installed on that web server. Contact your server administrator if you are unsure (most servers are running version 5.8.X, so this should not be a problem). If you do not have perl installed then read a little further below about perlsp.
* Access to either Sendmail, BLAT, or Sockets mail. No mail can be sent without at least ONE of the above. If you are using either BLAT or Sockets mail (NT users usually), you will also need access to an SMTP mail server. Contact your server administrator to find out if you do. Note: the SMTP mail server needs to allow the user to send mail without requiring them to log into the server.


This will add auctions to your site quickly and easily. Simply edit the file and files to reflect your server's filepaths, etc., and then upload the files to your server. Create a template and make a couple edits to your vbulletin files to allow navigation to your auctions and that is it! The core of the auction is based on a HEAVILY modified version of EveryAuction Release Version 1.53, and can be further edited or modified to suit your needs, as long as you follow the GNU public license.


If members of your site are interested in participating in the auctions then they need to register for them also, since this is not integrated with the vBulletin database for security reasons (since people put actual contact info, etc. in their auction registrations).


  • a comprehensive, professional user interface that makes navigation simple
  • auction classifieds or traditional auction settings
  • configuration takes only a few minutes if perl is installed on your system
  • colors and tables can be easily changed to match the look and feel of your system
  • supports HTML front-ends
  • unlimited categories and items
  • category listing lists number of open items per category
  • item listings list items, closing time, and current bid
  • automated e-mail validation registration system keeps non-legitimate users out of your database
  • system generated easy-to-remember (and user changeable) passwords sent to users via e-mail
  • users must "sign" an agreement upon registration.
  • optional non-registration mode allows fast posting or bidding by anyone
  • users may update their contact information, password or Registration E-Mail.
  • any registered user can post an item using the easy-to-use submission system
  • images can be posted along with an item description and starting bid
  • supports reserve prices which allow a seller to set a minimum sell price above the minimum bid
  • seller determines minimum bid increment and length of the auction
  • item preview before an item is actually posted
  • each item is given a unique ID number and URL, so sellers can advertise their auctions in newsgroups or via a link
  • item display lists bidding history and product information
  • displays Closed items in a table with Radio Buttons for Selection
  • bidding is easy with the minimum bid price displayed on the item page along with a quick bid form
  • sellers can choose the ending time of an auction
  • amount of time left in each auction is displayed in the listing
  • outbid e-mails automatically sent by the system with a link back to the auction item
  • sniper protection: auctions can close a configurable time after the last bid and the designated closing time, or the admin can choose to disable the sniper protection
  • integrated search engine allows search by username or keyword
  • users can view closed auction history and contact information depending on whether he/she is the buyer, seller, or losing bidder
  • auction items may be deleted or updated by the system administrator using a password
  • e-mail sent to both high-bidder and seller on auction close
  • fast re-posting of items that were not sold
  • data file construction allows experienced administrators to add, remove, or edit items or users by simply editing a plain text file
  • everything is compressed into a single lightning-fast perl script
  • advanced file locking system eliminates the risk of data corruption even during heavy bidding
  • separate secure Admin Console
  • pagebreaks in listings
  • automatically updates the bids on the item display page
  • seller can edit an auction if there are no bids.
  • auto-prune of old inactive user data (admin specified length of time)
  • prevents email registration from the same address more then once
  • users must enter valid e-mail addresses when signing up for the auctions.
  • enter e-mail addresses twice
  • "e-mail auction to friend" option
  • view all auctions option


Version: vB Easy Auction 1.0
Last update: 07/20/2005

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License
as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2
of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
See the GNU General Public License for more details.

modifications and integration with vbulletin
released at by yoyoyoyo
No additional rights reserved by the author

Matt Hahnfeld DBA EverySoft expressly emphasizes that
this program is *NOT* an official release version of
EveryAuction, and that this program is *NOT* sanctioned
or distributed by Matt Hahnfeld DBA EverySoft.

Dieter Werner expressly emphasizes that
this program is *NOT* an official release version of
eAuction, and that this program is *NOT* sanctioned
or distributed by Dieter Werner.

vB Easy Auction for vBulletin is not affiliated with eBay or jelsoft or any affiliated companies.

The author of this release agrees to these statements absolutely.

VERSION 1.1: Added the optional ability to allow users to create their own auction sites using the easy-auction script.


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Old 17 Aug 2006, 00:06
kreichelt kreichelt is offline
Join Date: Aug 2006
cgi files produce gibberish

OK, I fixed the iframes problem, but found that the auction.cgi and admin.cgi scripts are the problem. They run, but produce gibberish.

I'm running VBulletin 3.5.4 0 is that the problem? Or do I have some settings wrong?

The output from each looks largely like the CGI file itself starting after the
#!/usr/bin/perl line.
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Old 18 Aug 2006, 15:56
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Rich Rich is offline
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Real name: Rich

This modification says it is for 3.0.8

Swapped 2 sites to Xenforo since vBulletin left me hanging for so long with the vB4 - PHP5 compatibility issues. Running PHP 5.5 with Xenforo with NO issues.
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Old 17 Sep 2006, 17:09
dcpaq2xx dcpaq2xx is offline
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Are there any plans to get this program to work with VB 3.6.x soon?

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Old 02 Oct 2006, 21:46
andrew67 andrew67 is offline
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I am very interested in this for 3.5 , is there any other similar releases ?
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Old 23 Oct 2006, 04:16
cookiepants cookiepants is offline
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Will this work with 3.6.2? I'm looking for it or something similar. Thanks!
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Old 24 Oct 2006, 06:52
vbreal vbreal is offline
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is this gonna work for latest version of vb
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Old 20 Nov 2006, 13:51
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m0nde m0nde is offline
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This is exactly what I was looking for, but is there a port to or someone willing to work on this and move it to 3.6.x?
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Old 04 Dec 2006, 20:07
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puregraf puregraf is offline
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does this allow for the admin to collect fees for listings and selling of the items the members list and end up selling for by using their service?
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Old 09 Jan 2007, 01:17
trickfly trickfly is offline
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is vbay hack better than this, what are the differences between vbay and this?
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Old 09 Jan 2007, 01:44
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Blaine0002 Blaine0002 is offline
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yes, there is Vbay for the newer versions of vbulletin. Vbay was recently coded by me so I am still adding new features.
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Old 08 Jul 2007, 17:19
A|X A|X is offline
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do this mod including payment system like paypal, worldpay etc?
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Old 28 Jul 2007, 20:46
Fabsboards Fabsboards is offline
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Does this work with 3.6.x?
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Old 31 Jul 2007, 15:16
despo despo is offline
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Does it work on the last version of VB?
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Old 01 Aug 2007, 19:03
despo despo is offline
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Some One ?
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Old 04 Sep 2007, 18:36
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masterweb masterweb is offline
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Seems great but i have some questions: has anyone installed and tried this yet?, i saw the topic was started on 2005, now it's updated to the Vbulletin 3.6.8?, any Paypal backend integration?.

As I'm new using Vbulletin i prefer ask before try install this script so pls help me with your suggestions and comments.
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