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Thread: Advanced countdown timer
08-07-2010, 12:13 PM #1
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Advanced countdown timer
Hopefully someone will be able to help me here. I found the below script that works fine for the actual countdown, but when the user refreshes the page, the countdown starts from 5 minutes again.
What I am trying to do, is handle users that put something in their shopping cart and then get side tracked or what ever reason and that same product then being purchased by another person when I only have 1 left.
So using PHP I am going to subtract the qty of that product by 1 and then I want the website to either put it back, if the users checkout times out, or if a normal process it is taken out permanently.
Your help is greatly appreciated.
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08-07-2010, 12:53 PM #2
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You need to check the availability of the product at the moment of checkout to avoid the one single item being purchased by two customers.
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