Software News tagged "Buyer Tools"
A new version of eBay buying tool for the Mac GarageBuy lets users set up sophisticated searches and remembers which items they have already seen, so they only see newly listed matches.
GarageBuy 3 also synchronizes saved searches and viewed items through iCloud, so activity is seamless between different Apple devices including iPhone, iPad and Mac.
GarageBuy supports "Buy It Now" purchases, multiple eBay accounts, and most international eBay sites. Finally, Mac OS X 10.8 users now receive push notifications when favorite listings are about to end, or the user has been outbid.
iwascoding, a developer of eBay software for the Mac, has released version 2 of GarageBuy, a free searching and bidding tool.
GarageBuy 2 allows filtering by category and product specifics, and uses the "Finding API" - eBay's dedicated searching interface for developers. Bidding and watch list features remain unchanged.
"iwascoding has taken buying on eBay to a new level again." said Ilja Iwas, iwascoding's co-founder. "Speed and ease of use is appreciated by everybody and this is where GarageBuy 2 excels."
eBay buyer tool for the Mac, GarageBuy, has been updated to version 1.6.
The new release has stronger integration with iCal, automatically adding an iCal event for watched auctions, with an optional reminder.
Watched auctions are also enhanced with a configurable price threshold.
eBay.com lister Ztail has reinvented itself with an innovative service which guarantees the resale price of items bought from its online retail partners.
To obtain the guarantee buy an item from a participating retailer and resell the item on eBay (via Ztail) within a year and, if you get less than the guaranteed minimum value, Ztail will pay you the difference. Current participating retailers are J&R, Cambridge SoundWorks, Tactics.com, 3balls Golf, Giggle, CompUSA, and Mister Watch Online.
Ztail initially launched as a tool to advertise eBay auctions on social networking sites, then closed down and re-emerged as a market price research tool, before relaunching again with the current service.
iRibbit Plus, an eBay buyer application for the iPhone, is now available for download from iTunes.
The new application includes countdown bidding (to bid in the last seconds), alerts, and saved searches.
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See a video interview with Chuck Hudson of iRibbit developer Aduci on the eBay Developer Program blog.
- Jaast is a simplified eBay interface for the Nintendo Wii web browser.
- ListEasy is a specialized lister for ticket sellers, enabling bulk listing to eBay by file upload.
- Monsoon is a listing and management solution for sellers of books, CDs, DVDs, video games, auto parts, and consumer goods.
- ReliaBid places a seal on auction listings to deter non-payment and passes details of non-paying bidders to a collection agency.
- ShipRush automates FedEx shipping by retrieving orders directly from eBay, Amazon, Yahoo and PayPal.
eBay announced today that their eBay Desktop software stopped working due to an incompatibility following changes to their own API.
The problem caused all searches run using eBay Desktop to return no results. The solution was to rollback the change to the eBay API, which is used by thousands of developers to access the eBay platform.
eBay Desktop, a free alternative to the eBay website, is now available for download.
eBay Desktop can be used to search, browse, bid, and keep track of auctions.
The 1.0 release contains bug fixes, performance enhancements, and small changes to features in response to user suggestions.
We have another new article by Sam Carson, covering free tools for eBay buyers.
Sam uses these tools to buy bargain Harry Potter toys for his niece and nephew.
eBay is launching a 90-day pilot of a feature that gives members the ability to view only positive or negative feedback comments. The pilot will run on the eBay sites for China, France, Italy, Taiwan, and the UK. Depending on the results of the pilot, the feature could be released globally later in 2005.
Feedback filtering is a feature currently available only through third-party software and sites, such as Negative/Neutral Feedback.