Auction Hunter
Auction Hunter
1.2.35

3.4

Auction Hunter free download for Mac

Auction Hunter1.2.35

04 November 2011

Monitor eBay auctions.

Overview

Auction Hunter is a native Cocoa application for OS X, built to make your life easier on eBay. It allows you to monitor auctions that you are interested in bidding on, or that you would like to simply observe and store for future reference.

Main features of Auction Hunter are:

  • Automatic bidding and sniping tools, that let you set your snipe amount for an item you like, so that Auction Hunter will place the bid with eBay until just a few seconds before the auction ends. This allows you to not attract attention to the auction, causing price to go up. You can also easily cancel or change the snipe when you like, before the auction ends, not risk anything.
  • Searching tools, that automatically let you to save and run the same searches on eBay, storing the results in user defined folders. You can also specify a time interval to be used to periodically run the searches. If new items are found, Auction Hunter will change the folder color, so you immediately know there is something new. New added items are also highlighted in yellow!
  • Thanks to a built-in powerful database, Auction Hunter allows you to store thousands of auction listings (with thumbnails too!) so you can search through all saved items and what they sold for, even for past auctions no longer available on eBay. If you like, you can also save the full content ofÊ the item's Web page, and open it later with Safari for future references.
  • Auction Hunter periodically updates the information about the auctions you are interested in, and let you know at first sight what is going on, due to the use of colors and bold typeface. For example, a red line says that the auction received no bids or that reserve price is not met, while a black line means that the auction will sell, but not to you. A green line says that you are the high bidder. A line in bold face font, instead, means that you placed a bid on that item. Colors and bold typeface are combined to provide all possible auction status.
  • Auction Hunter provides support for all international eBay sites, and also automatically updates all the categories when you launch the application.
  • If you have more than one eBay user IDs, for example one for your hobby and one for work, you can use them at the same time!

What's new in Auction Hunter

Version 1.2.35:
  • Fixed a problem when parsing prices containing thousands separators.

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29 Reviews of Auction Hunter

Powersolutions
29 November 2008
Version: 1.1b2

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JBSSM, if you are not happy with Auction Hunter, please send us an e-mail and we will issue a full refund. We certainly don't want anyone feel bad about their purchase. While of course we would like to work with our customers to get Auction Hunter up and running, unfortunately you never send us a problem report, so I don't think it's too fair to give us a 1-star for each of your comment here. As I already said, eBay HEAVILY changed the rules so we're trying to fix all the problems as fast as we can, also with the help of a very supportive user base that is in touch with us. And please note that in 1 year we added a lot of new features, and more will come. Thank you for your comprehension.
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F451
27 January 2013
Version: 1.2.35
From the developer's website: Auction Hunter has been discontinued. We are sorry to inform you that the application has been discontinued and starting from Jan 1, 2013 support has been dropped. This hasn't been an easy decision to take: some time ago we started working on a new major release, as the application had to be rewritten almost completely, then after working on it for a while we decided to drop the project. The main problem is that we don't have a reliable way to interface to eBay: they still don't allow snipe programs to directly access their database and the web site is being changed too often. Because of this, development and support of such a program is a pain and too costly for a $29 application: the sales of licenses didn't even cover the costs of support, let alone the development of a new version... :( After more than five years we're forced to give up, and we're really sorry for this. We'd like to thank all of our customers for their appreciation and support through these years. All the best, The PowerSolutions Team http://www.powersolutions.it/en/auction_hunter.html
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zx
25 October 2012
Version: 1.2.35
Update Please!!!
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Amazon
16 September 2012
Version: 1.2.35
Excellent Application but it seams too, that Mac OS 10.8.1 is incompatible ! No update so far ...
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Fredrix
12 January 2011
Version: 1.2.19
Unfortunately it is a useless app that has not improved is issues for years now and it really shouldn't be like that because if it worked, there would good value here. My thousands of auctions that are archived should not be a big deal but it is - it always crashes, just a matter of when. Now it is within 1 minute, every time without fail! Deleting .plist file makes no difference. When I sought help a couple of years back from developer he didn't really know what to do.
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zx
16 November 2010
Version: 1.2.19
Still buggy!!! Not sure why since this app used to be top notch...
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Nick-Collingridge
13 May 2010
Version: 1.2.6
Latest version is 1.2.11 - my copy was automagically updated when I launched it but there are no clues about what has changed and the website still says the latest version is 1.2.6. Presumably all the minor problems have been fixed but one doesn't get much confidence from the lack of info. Having said that, this has always been a great and solid product, and the developer in the past has been very responsive.
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zx
26 December 2009
Version: 1.2.6
Version 1.2.7b7 not really working well (10.6)
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zx
28 August 2009
Version: 1.2.6
Does Auction Hunter fully functional under 10.6?
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pcharles
25 March 2009
Version: 1.2.5
I was a long time JBidwatcher user, but for a while it seemed like you could never know whether the author had updated its interaction with ebay, so I went looking for an alternative and found Auction Hunter. I was a bit concerned about paying for something when I had been using a freeware version for so long, but I have been really happy with the way it works.
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Memphisbird
22 February 2009
Version: 1.2.5
I have been using Auction Hunter since it was in beta, and I have never had any problems with sniping. In fact, it works so well that I have bought tons of things I don't even need! I even have it set at 3 seconds and it has always worked for me. I've never had an issue with it locking up my Mac, and I can freely move my categories, auctions around without issue. In fact, I have all the auctions I've ever bid on or listed still stored in Auction Hunter. I also tried Jbidwatcher and a couple of others when I first started looking for auction applications, but I liked Auction Hunter the best and I decided to go ahead and buy it when it came out of beta. All applications have some bugs to be worked out, and it is important to note how quickly and effectively a developer responds. It sounds to me like this developer is trying hard to help you, JBSSM, but you don't seem to want it. I think you should take the kindly offered refund and go buy yourself something on Ebay that will improve your disposition -- with Jbidwatcher, of course.
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Darth-Brooks
18 February 2009
Version: 1.2.4
Overpriced. I don't need the snipe function, so considering other free software, I'd pay $15... maybe.
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Tigerfreak
25 January 2009
Version: 1.2
cannot login since 14.01.09 - even not able to watch auctions only, nothing. instead of buying this soft, i better have thrown it out of my window... :-(
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Hi5pal
22 January 2009
Version: 1.2
This app is practically never working either properly or at all. Presently it's not allowing to login to your account (and thus it's not snipping) since the 14th of January. Also, as of today it's not working properly to get the data of the auctions (so, no time left and no auction title). My advice is to just get the free program AuctionSieve or JBidWatcher to track the auctions and then bid manually (JBidWatcher is also not bidding but seems more resilient to eBay page changes and keeps giving the auction data correctly).
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zx
09 January 2009
Version: 1.2
I love this app...Nice and responsive developer, frequent updates and does the job. thanks:) btw - i would pay for an upgrade today if the developer will just redesign the UI to be a bit more modern...
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Powersolutions
29 November 2008
Version: 1.1b2
JBSSM, if you are not happy with Auction Hunter, please send us an e-mail and we will issue a full refund. We certainly don't want anyone feel bad about their purchase. While of course we would like to work with our customers to get Auction Hunter up and running, unfortunately you never send us a problem report, so I don't think it's too fair to give us a 1-star for each of your comment here. As I already said, eBay HEAVILY changed the rules so we're trying to fix all the problems as fast as we can, also with the help of a very supportive user base that is in touch with us. And please note that in 1 year we added a lot of new features, and more will come. Thank you for your comprehension.
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Jbssm
28 November 2008
Version: 1.1b2
Snipping is not working all together. I've lost 6 auctions by now simply because it doesn't snipe and it doesn't even give an error message, nothing ... it just lets the time pass. Since I bought this software, more than 1 year ago, the developers haven't add any new features. This is a paid software, when we buy it we cannot really demand new features, but it's our right to demand that it works and it simply doesn't work!
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Powersolutions
18 November 2008
Version: 1.0.5
Hello JBSSM, I don't know why you are so hostile to our product, but please note that we aren't exactly twiddling our thumbs as we are working without rest since the end of October to fix a problem introduced by eBay! We have had to rewrite a lot of code in order to fix the application: Auction Hunter is now forced to use local eBay sites for login, bid, snipe, search and extract informations about listed items. Of course all of the above activities require the application to understand local eBay site pages, with all of the possible combinations... As you may understand, this is a very deep change to our program, and we need to test it well before releasing it, to avoid bad problems. I'm sorry if you feel frustrated, but just try to think how we are feeling. Auction Hunter is a paying software, and for this reason we are doing ALL we can to fix it as soon as possible. Thank you.
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Jbssm
10 November 2008
Version: 1.0.5
The bidding/searching is partially broken since the 27 of October when eBay made some changes. Since then, no update was made to the application in order to solve the problem and no news were given or posted on the developer website about this problem. JBidwatcher, a free application similar to Auction Hunter, also hasn't corrected the problem still, but they have promptly put an notice in their website stating the problem and it's origin in order to warn the users. One would expect more from a paying software like Auction Hunter.
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Fredrix
08 October 2008
Version: 1.0.4
This is a very powerful tool and I have found the support from the developer nothing short of stellar. It is very flexible and you can do just about everything with auction hunter as it relates to ebay. I don't know what the other reviewer was writing about, but I've found the updates regular and they address any problems that I have had. It is now very stable and I'm very happy with the purchase, money well spent. The purpose of my review is not to outline all the possibilities that Auction Hunter enables- it's shareware after all so it can be tried. It is rather comment on how happy I am with the software and it's continued development. Thanks very much and keep up the great work!!
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Jbssm
23 September 2008
Version: 1.0.3
Extremely buggy software and very seldom updated. I regret a lot that I bought a license for this software, I should stick with the free alternative Jbidwatcher. It locks my mac lots of times (more than once a day) and then it crashes. This happens when I try to move some auction between the logical folders or even when I click an auction to open it in the browser. Also, the search is broken, it doesn't keep the categories, so it keeps searching my search terms in all eBay instead of in a specific category even with me trying all the time for it to keep the desired category saves. Last but not the least, it receives minor updates like once every 6 months. Mainly bug fixes for small annoyances but not for the really big problems it has. The only thing it manages to do right it to bid in the auctions at the desired time ... although sometimes it has some error but it doesn't specify what really happen, so if it fails the snipe, many times you are left in the dark on why it happen. Not recommended!
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zx
29 October 2007
Version: 1.0rc9
simply the best!!!! *i just wish that the interface will be more mac alike (10.5 finder, itunes etc...)... thanks, zx
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Web-Jive
16 March 2007
Version: 0.9.9.13
Nice looking product. No ability to search ebay motors that I can see. That is a must IMHO.
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Notnap
12 July 2006
Version: 0.9.9.9
I am new to the market for this kind of software, but I tried jbidwatch for a week before deciding to look anew, when I found this piece of software. Yes, I've had one minor problem Auction Hunter so far - non-fatal, no crash, easy to work around. I submitted a report, got back an answer within two hours with a link to a still private beta release that fixed the problem. Later, I sent a suggestion for a minor feature change, and again got a response thanking me for the input within hours. Lo and behold, the feature change and the bug fix are already integrated into 0.9.9.9, less than one week later. The interface, while still being developed, blows jbid away. It's graphical, intuitive, easy to organize, feature rich. jbid, while certainly more refined from a programing perspective, is visually ugly, and looks very much like the java app it is. I'd like to see a more user friendly way to list items in the "default folders," allowing the user to cross reference to the items already stored in user created folders. But I can see from one of the other 0.9.9.9 fixes that development is already going in that direction. But then again, there are menu choices and buttons in jbid which are just as, if not more un-intuitive. Hell, you have to scroll accross using a cryptic button to even discover you are not even seeing all of the tabs in the option screen. Don't get me wrong - I could tell jbid is powerful, and deserves it's loyal following. But from a quick, two week tour of the two, I saw little in jbid that wasn't in AH, and better presented at that. I'll take AH's beta glitches over jbid's butt ugly interface - at least I can tell the glitches will go away. NOCKAMURA's comment seemed to imply Auction Hunter is not being updated... I found quite the contrary, as my explanation above showed. While I do not doubt graphxdave's experience, I'm guess ing he was on the unlucky end of a bad mix of beta software and otherwise innocuous conditions. My advice to all - beta is beta: if you want to use it, and have a problem, contact the vendor before telling the rest of the world. I've found the support - as well as the comments here - to be quite the opposite of smarmy. But that's just me, YMMV. By the time the full feature is released, and assuming the underlying database is as robust and as stable as the developer says it is in the literature, I do not have any doubt it will be worth the nominal fee.
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Hagi
22 June 2006
Version: 0.9.9.7
Best App to monitor eBay-Auctions. Here are some awesome features (ALL not included in JBidWatcher): - complex search-form(s). You can save search-queries and search in former results. - export your found items as Safari-Webarchive of the original eBay-page to get all information. - manage items with folder-hierarchie (instead of flat-tabs) - search only ended auctions to get an overview of street-price - multilanguage-support - password-protection I can't tell much about stability or if the sniping-feature works, cause i've downloaded it a few hours ago. But you can collect information with a great ease of use, without getting garbage. O.K.; a great plus of JBidWatcher is the price ....
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Nockamura
27 March 2006
Version: 0.9.9.4
How is this better than jbidwatch? That one is free and doesn't crash. Plus it is constantly being updated. I'll need compelling reasons to switch (and pay 30 bucks).
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PowerSolutions-Support
14 February 2006
Version: 0.9.9.1
Hi Folks, I'm sorry my previous post sounded "smarmy" as AL_GIOVANNI pointed out, it wasn't my intention, really. What I actually meant is that we'll do our best to fix problems, if users report them to us. Of course, you're free to politely blame a product because it is buggy, but please consider that Auction Hunter is currently in beta and it won't be available for sale unless all major bugs will be fixed. It isn't in our interest to sell buggy software, and so far we did not ask for money to anyone. As I've said in my previous post, of course we didn't experience this specific problem before, or it would have been fixed already... so please, if you find anything wrong let us know some additional details on your configuration that could help us fix the bug (Mac model, OS version, hardware configuration...): we would _really_ appreciate it, and there are also FREE licenses to the most dedicated beta testers. Thank you in advance.
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Al-giovanni
13 February 2006
Version: 0.9.9.1
Wow, for $30.00 you get a crashing app and smarmy customer support (see reply below). I'm having the same problem as GRAPHX. This thing implodes nearly every other time I try to update an item. Anyway, if you're gonna charge double-digits, you'd better at least be nice. This same program is available for free in jbidwatcher, and other apps on MU.
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PowerSolutions-Support
06 February 2006
Version: 0.9.9.1
GRAPHXDAVE, thank you very much for your "kind words" about Auction Hunter. I suppose you've been very unlucky, since the application has been deeply tested for more than a year from several users before releasing a public beta, and none of them did report such a "catastrophic" behavior during this time. Of course I have no doubt you're experiencing problems: please notice that current version (0.9.9.1) is beta software and, as such, it could still be buggy (as clearly stated in "readme" file). But I suppose a bug report to our support email address would have been more useful, especially to avoid the same problems to current/future users... For any suggestions, reports and complaints, please refer to the address: support@powersolutions.it. We'll do our best to solve any problem as soon as possible. Thanks.
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Graphxdave
05 February 2006
Version: 0.9.9.1
Every time I updated information or tried to click on a button the application quits. It also has no help features. Wouldn't recommend using.
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