Myibay Auction Bid Sniper
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Myibay Auction Bid Sniper is a tool for placing a bid on eBay at last seconds (sniping). Sniping helps to keep your interest in secret, avoid counter bids from other bidders, minimize shill bidding from sellers and more.

Good for items ending at non-convenient time when you sleep, at work, with your family on vacation or anything else.

Myibay Auction bid sniper support all eBay platforms, currencies and Auction listing types. It uses myibay.com (also known as myibidder.com) free service to place a snipe so you don't need to keep your Mac online all the
What's New
Version 0.9.3:
  • Fixed an compatibility issue with Mac OS X 10.5.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 or later



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Ecdltf reviewed on 05 Nov 2011
Promising application for the myibidder service, at first glance. I used it successfully for one auction. But looking at the latest release date it seems that the development has been abandoned, and it's still in a crappy beta state:

Basically it works but you can't for example create new groups from the application. It only accepts the first word of the group name, and then all the other groups disappear until the next relaunch(!) So you have to go to the their website to manage your groups.

There is an untitled field in the lower part of the window (notes?). If you enter something and click on Save it disappears.

Conclusion:

It's not a reliable interface for the myibidder service. Seems to be safer to manage your snipes directly via their website. Considering the long-standing shabbiness of the application I tend to say it may be even safer to go back to one of the various other auction sniping services.
[Version 0.9.3]

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Myibay.com (developer) replied on 29 Nov 2011
I understand your concern.
Mac OS X is not my primary platform. I had many users who promised to give me a feedback on the app if I start to develop it.
However, just one or two persons got back and they disappeared after that.
It looks like there is a very little interest in the app for other users so I had to put it on a low priority level until it'll change.
If you see an issue, please feel free to submit it on the forums or directly to support.
Unfortunately, if you nobody report anything, it can't be fixed.
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+15

L-I-N-K reviewed on 01 Aug 2011
I recommend NOT using this software because of its criminal implementation of authentication. Your eBay Password will be saved on the website of myibidder!!!
[Version 0.9.3]

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Sashka Sniper replied on 21 Sep 2011
I understand your concerns. However, it does not mean the software is using "criminal implementation".
All snipes are done using myibay.com (myibidder.com) remote server so it must connect to it to schedule your snipes.
Please feel free to check the terms for more information. It's available to public on the website:
http://www.myibidder.com/login/terms
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L-I-N-K replied on 21 Sep 2011
Sorry for the wording - but I think everybody will understand the meaning of "criminal" within the context.
ebay does offer a token system for transactions - I think the software should use this for authentication.

In addition to the questionable security there are some more flaws in adding auctions and updating lists. In my case I had to restart the software to reflect a change/move to a sniping list.
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Myibay.com (developer) replied on 21 Sep 2011
eBay does not allow snipers to use their tokens and API. That's in their agreement. I have to respect that.

Regarding the refresh:
You can click File - Refresh from Server to get up-to-date information from the server. It does not do it automatically yet (still Beta version).
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fmr reviewed on 27 Jul 2011
Bad network and credentials implementation.
After clicking login this application first tries to connect to xml.myibay.com then to ssl.google-analytics.com if you block these it stops here with a "network error" dialog panel.
Even worst, this app never connects directly to ebay to authenticate an user, letting a third party handling your ebay credentials.
I understand this app uses the myibay.com services to bid without needing a computer running at the time of the bid but then what the point of this app?
[Version 0.9.3]

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Sashka Sniper replied on 21 Sep 2011
The point is to snipe eBay listings by placing your bid on last seconds. You could do it manually, but that's harder to control especially when item ends in the middle of the night or when you have too many items to snipe and to track.
It uses a remote myibay.com (also known as myibidder.com) server to schedule your snipes. Obviously, it can't do it without connecting to it.
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nobody2011 reviewed on 10 Apr 2011
Good job. Works very well for me. Well integration in FF (only one I've used/tested). Showing up in the context menu. A fairly small app to the competition. 5 stars from me.
[Version 0.9.3]


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bitflung reviewed on 17 Feb 2011
I've just used the free web based version of this product at myibay.com and it was fantastic: i setup a dozen items to bid on and grouped them so i'd only win one of each item type i wanted. took me 1 minute to figure out and setup, and i've never used one of these sniping apps before.

i won my big item: sniped it for about 80% of the average selling price, which i think is good.

i've just downloaded the mac native app and see that it integrates instantly with the web based version! fantastic stuff! thank you fine folks for developing a great tool!
[Version 0.9.3]


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+239

Poikkeus reviewed on 25 Dec 2010
Unlike AuctionSniper, which catalogues, organizes, and snipes eBay bids through your browser, MyiBay Auction Bid Sniper is a standalone application. While AuctionSniper has a relatively seamless link with eBay, MyiBay Bid Sniper relies on software. The good news: it's also entirely free for Mac users, the development fees paid by contribution. Conversely, AuctionSniper costs about 1% of your successful bid.

Both work well to assure you get an item easily and securely.
[Version 0.9.3]


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Giovanni Lanzani reviewed on 22 Dec 2010
Just great! Does what it says, I just won an auction.
[Version 0.9.3]


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Myibay.com (developer) commented on 22 Jul 2010
This version 0.9.2 is in Beta stage so there are some bugs and missing functionality.

Missing functionality:
* Groups feature is not completed yet.

Known Bugs:
* Sorting does not work completely.
* Sometimes crashes on login when can't connect (you just need to restart and try again).
* Changing "Stage" and "Payment" for an item does not work.

Things which are working:
* Adding an item.
* Sniping.
* Importing Watching List.
[Version 0.9.2]


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[Version 0.9.3]


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License:Free
Date:22 Dec 2010
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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Myibay Auction Bid Sniper is a tool for placing a bid on eBay at last seconds (sniping). Sniping helps to keep your interest in secret, avoid counter bids from other bidders, minimize shill bidding from sellers and more.

Good for items ending at non-convenient time when you sleep, at work, with your family on vacation or anything else.

Myibay Auction bid sniper support all eBay platforms, currencies and Auction listing types. It uses myibay.com (also known as myibidder.com) free service to place a snipe so you don't need to keep your Mac online all the time.

Terms and Conditions of using Myibidder.com service: http://www.myibidder.com/login/terms


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