AuctionSieve
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AuctionSieve helps you rapidly filter eBay search results. Especially designed for collectors, the quick, easy to use interface helps you exclude the stuff you're not interested in and target items of real value. Save an unlimited number of searches. Combine search results. Sort results instantly. Create unlimited trash words. Best of all, it's free, with no ads or spyware! Visit the website for Windows/Java/Linux versions.
What's New
Version 2.6.7:
  • New Search option - include store items
  • More robust retry mechanism
  • No longer tries to retrieve past 200 pages of results
  • Fix for eBay changes - imgs and "Newly listed" in titles
  • Fix for eBay changes - no more blank titles!
  • Fix for eBay changes - "Premature EOF"
  • Fix for eBay changes - "pages I can't interpret" and normal prices showing as BINs
Version 2.6.7:
  • New Search option - include store items
  • More robust retry mechanism
  • No longer tries to retrieve past 200 pages of results
  • Fix for eBay changes - imgs and "Newly listed" in titles
  • Fix for eBay changes - no more blank titles!
  • Fix for eBay changes - "Premature EOF"
  • Fix for eBay changes - "pages I can't more...
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • OS X 10.4 or later
  • Java 5 or later



MacUpdate - AuctionSieve



AuctionSieve User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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WooDMco commented on 24 Mar 2014
The downloaded file is flagged as damaged (on 10.9.3); I've re-downloaded even from the developer's site and the problem remains.
[Version 2.6.7]

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Hashbang Pty Ltd (developer) replied on 25 Mar 2014
Thanks for the head-up.
This is a new security setting in 10.9.

As a workaround, you can follow the instructions here : http://apple.stackexchange.com/a/58086/646

Once you've changed that setting, you can run AuctionSieve and then change the setting back and AuctionSieve will continue to run.

I need to spend some time figuring out how to sign the app so this doesn't occur in future...
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Xenophile commented on 30 Aug 2012
How is this any different from using eBay's search tools?
[Version 2.5.8]

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Hashbang Pty Ltd (developer) replied on 13 Oct 2013
Depending on your needs, regular eBay search is often quite adequate.

However, there are a number of things that AuctionSieve does that regular eBay can't.

Most users of AuctionSieve are collectors who are looking for the same kinds of things on a regular basis. For example, old Star Wars action figures. So they want to run the same searches every day or week.

AuctionSieve helps in this because it does the following
- saves the search criteria, so you can run it again the following day
- allows you to specify multiple searches and the results get grouped together
- allows you to see all the results in one place, rather than on lots of separate web pages
- *lets you filter stuff out* - this is where it's really useful - say I'm not interested in the Yoda figurine, I simply highlight the word yoda, and create a trash word - from that point forward I'll never see any yoda items in my results ever again! There are a whole bunch of filters that can be turned on and off with one click
- remembers the results you've already seen and won't display them again when you run your sieve the next day
- can store price history and calculates the average price of things
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Mextex reviewed on 29 Feb 2012
Thanks for this wonderful free app. It really helps me a lot finding the items I am interested in. Definitely worth a pure 5 of 5 stars rating from me...
[Version 2.5.7]


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Designg commented on 20 Dec 2010
Downloaded this, in 'Search term' I typed 'Denon Receiver' and up came 48 results including 'Remote Nitro Car', 'PC keyboard', 'Earphone Headset'.

Perhaps in 'Search Term' I should have put 'find' ??

Even if I didn't set it correctly, where did all this stuff come from? I didn't ask for what showed up?

Straight in the bin for me.
[Version 2.5.5]

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Hashbang Pty Ltd (developer) replied on 13 Oct 2013
Occasionally eBay make changes and I need to update AuctionSieve to handle them. Current version appears to handle your search terms ok.
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G. I. commented on 26 Oct 2010
Interesting application but "trash words" filter only in titles not in descriptions, so the excluding words must be in the title otherwise the item is still listed.
[Version 2.5.0]


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mredrup commented on 15 Sep 2009
Handy program, but it would be nice to see a modern icon, the current one is really not very attractive.
[Version 1.9.8]

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Hashbang Pty Ltd (developer) replied on 23 May 2010
Finally - a new icon!
Professionally designed and everything.

Hope you like it!
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Mredrup replied on 24 May 2010
New icon looks great, excellent work. thank you.
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tonygoulding commented on 09 Mar 2006
Looks nice. Only problem I'm having is when trying to VIEW an auction in Safari. I'm using Saft, and instead of the auction appearing, I get the following.

file:///Library/InputManagers/Saft/Saft.bundle/Contents/Resources/space.gif

I think it's probably a Saft problem, so I'm not attributing the issue to AuctionSieve. However, it is a major pain since Saft is one of those 'can't live without it' apps that I'm not prepared to give up....

Shame.
[Version 1.7.8]

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tonygoulding replied on 23 Nov 2006
You need to uncheck the "Block Ad/Banners" or "Block Pop-Up Windows" in the Safari> menu. This also happens (e.g.) in Google searches if you click on one of the featured links at the top or down the right hand side.
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Anonymous reviewed on 05 May 2005
Wow - about time this program got an update! This app is so helpful, and it seems to be the only one of its kind. It's not easy to communicate how f$#@%^g frustrating the eBay search pages can be. Your program is a miracle -- I was wondering why nobody had created something useful to deal with eBay's awful site. Everytime you put in a new query, eBay loads up the whole damn page again, taking its sweet time, wasting mine. I pull my hair out on a daily basis going through all the junk on eBay.

I love how you can simply download all the listings at once here, then instantly sort (sieve...) through them. I hope this app gets the attention it deserves, so it can keep getting updates and step closer to perfection. I love it.

My only gripe -- your icon (or logo... whatever the brown picture is here on MU) is a bit dark and hard to see. At first I thought it was one of those "vistalite" drum kits. The actual program icon is nice though... maybe you're already getting to that...? Eh.

Kudos to a truly handy little app! Keep this thing alive!
[Version 1.7]


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Anonymous reviewed on 17 Jun 2004
To append my prior question I just read reply by author to similar question below. Author says "Hi, I'm part of the eBay affiliate program - it's how I can afford to give away the program for free and not even display ads within the app. eBay run their affiliate program through commission junction."

So that answers my question.
Otherwise, appears to be excellent software!
[Version 1.4]

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Anonymous commented on 30 Jun 2004
Yes, this means that if you use any ad filtering software like Privoxy, the links will not work. You will have to turn off such filtering software when using auction sieve.
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Anonymous reviewed on 17 Jun 2004
Is it just me or did I miss a disclaimer stating that whenever you click on a link to an auction you are first directed (*very* quickly) through some pay-for-performance marketing company's site?

http://www.cj.com/qksrv.jsp
[Version 1.4]


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Zukan rated on 12 Nov 2013

[Version 2.6.4]


Downloads:15,692
Version Downloads:159
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License:Free
Date:24 Mar 2014
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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AuctionSieve helps you rapidly filter eBay search results. Especially designed for collectors, the quick, easy to use interface helps you exclude the stuff you're not interested in and target items of real value. Save an unlimited number of searches. Combine search results. Sort results instantly. Create unlimited trash words. Best of all, it's free, with no ads or spyware! Visit the website for Windows/Java/Linux versions.


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