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Monitor eBay auctions.   Shareware ($29.95)
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  • Auction Hunter has been discontinued
  • Developer
    PowerSolutions
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
What's New
Version 1.2.35:
  • Fixed a problem when parsing prices containing thousands separators.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later

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F451 commented on 27 Jan 2013
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
[Version 1.2.35]

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Widber replied on 24 Feb 2013
Thank you, F451!
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Zx reviewed on 25 Oct 2012
Update Please!!!
[Version 1.2.35]


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Amazon reviewed on 16 Sep 2012
Excellent Application but it seams too, that Mac OS 10.8.1 is incompatible !

No update so far ...
[Version 1.2.35]


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Fredrix reviewed on 12 Jan 2011
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.
[Version 1.2.19]


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Zx reviewed on 16 Nov 2010
Still buggy!!! Not sure why since this app used to be top notch...
[Version 1.2.19]


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Nick Collingridge commented on 13 May 2010
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.
[Version 1.2.6]

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Zx replied on 12 Aug 2010
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Auction Hunter is just not working anymore!!! (Remainning time
is unknown).
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Powersolutions S.r.l. (developer) replied on 15 Aug 2010
Hi, thanks for your report.

We fixed the search and snipe problems with version 1.2.15 released a couple of days ago.

Thanks again for your patience.
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Zx reviewed on 25 Dec 2009
Version 1.2.7b7 not really working well (10.6)
[Version 1.2.6]


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zx commented on 27 Aug 2009
Does Auction Hunter fully functional under 10.6?
[Version 1.2.6]

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pcharles replied on 22 Feb 2010
yes
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pcharles replied on 22 Feb 2010
Forgot to add that when you install 1.2.6, it offers to update you to 1.2.7
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pcharles reviewed on 25 Mar 2009
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.
[Version 1.2.5]


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memphisbird reviewed on 22 Feb 2009
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.
[Version 1.2.5]

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Jbssm replied on 26 Jan 2013
It seems to me you are a paid reviewer that gives positive feedback to products you never tried in return for money.
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Zx rated on 29 Oct 2011

[Version 1.2.19]



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Widber rated on 07 Oct 2011

[Version 1.2.19]


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Type:Internet : Internet Utilities
License:Shareware
Date:04 Nov 2011
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $29.95
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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 ofรŠ 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!


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