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jBidwatcher
jBidwatcher
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jBidwatcher free download for Mac

jBidwatcher

Monitor eBay auctions (release candidate).

3.4
Based on 32 user ratesRead reviews & comments

jBidwatcher overview

jBidWatcher is a Java-based application allowing you to monitor auctions you're not part of, submit bids, snipe (bid at the last moment), and otherwise track your auction-site experience. It includes adult-auction management, MANY currencies (yen, pound, dollar [US, Canada, Australian, and New Taiwanese], Swiss Francs, and euro, presently), drag-and-drop of auction URLs, a unique and powerful 'multisniping' feature, a relatively nice UI, and is known to work cleanly under Linux, Windows, Solaris, and Mac OS X from the same binary.

Currently it is only implemented for eBay, but it is abstracted suitably to work with any online auction site with a minimum of changes.

It is under active development. Bug reports and feature requests are always welcome, as are praise and complaints.

What’s new in version 2.99pre5

Updated on Jan 13 2016

Version 2.99pre5:
New
  • ‘Cancel snipe’ wasn’t working. bad
  • Deleting an entry was double-deleting, which was throwing an exception because the second would fail.
  • If the user has configured a browser and forced it to override the auto-detected one, use it.
  • Various dialogs (including ‘Add’) weren’t quite fitting on Windows and Linux.
  • Give a nicer error if trying to use a version of OS X prior to 10.8.
  • Try to mitigate the awful in-place upgrade problem where OS X caches the launch information incorrectly.
  • Speed up apparent startup time by moving some script loads until after the UI has initialized.
  • Fix a long-standing bug that JBidwatcher would lose DNS information for ebay.
  • First pass at a better Linux deployment target.
View older jBidwatcher updates

Information

License

Free

Size

73.5 MB

Developer’s website

http://www.jbidwatcher.com/

Downloads

57303

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • OS X 10.8.0 or later
  • JBidwatcher no longer requires a system-installed version of Java
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Nestorph
Nestorph
May 4 2016
2.99pre5
1.0
May 4 2016
1.0
Version: 2.99pre5
Used to be great. However, can't log into eBay now because eBay now requires a Captcha from sniping apps. Captcha doesn't appear when logging into eBay directly. Until this is fixed, JBidwatcher is useless.
RavenNevermore
RavenNevermore
Apr 12 2016
2.99pre5
5.0
Apr 12 2016
5.0
Version: 2.99pre5
The 2.99pre5 disk image seems to be missing, the link downloads an html file, both here and at the JBidwatcher website.
Lightning
Lightning
Jan 11 2016
2.99pre4
0.0
Jan 11 2016
0.0
Version: 2.99pre4
Latest version will not open for me (2.99pre4) had to go back to previous version.
goodeye62
goodeye62
Oct 7 2015
2.5.6
1.0
Oct 7 2015
1.0
Version: 2.5.6
jBidwatcher used to work, well. In the past it performed successful snipes for me. But now there is a problem. I will not be using this application any longer as of October 2015. The problem is that my last two snipe attempts were ended 13 or so minutes before the actual end of the ebay auction. The jBidwatcher event log states "Cancelling snipe, auction is reported as ended.". I went to the jBidwatcher Forum and found others are having the same problem. No solution is offered. The application has not been updated for over 16 months. This means for ebay you'd be foolish to rely on jBidwatcher for your snipes. A derloper must keep up with ebay's frequent API updates. This developer does not. Consequently, jBidwatcher is officially dead in the water for me..
Stefaan-Degryse
Stefaan-Degryse
Feb 14 2015
2.5.6
0.0
Feb 14 2015
0.0
Version: 2.5.6
So i have to install Java 6 to make this software work. Java 6 has several bugs and security issues, so no jBidwatcher for me. Too bad as i have used in in the past on older OS X versions without problems.
Googe
Googe
Dec 16 2014
2.5.6
1.0
Dec 16 2014
1.0
Version: 2.5.6
This software only works when it wants to...! It just randomly cancels snipes, which are supposed to be a feature of the software. I would not recommend this software to anyone who is serious about using it to buy anything on ebay... Unreliable and inconsistent, this is the third or forth time it has randomly cancelled a snipe and I lost the auction because it never make the bid! Stay away...
Zx81
Zx81
Oct 18 2014
2.5.6
0.0
Oct 18 2014
0.0
Version: 2.5.6
Everything looks OK using 10.9.5. Downloaded the app via MU.
Just-Fred
Just-Fred
Jan 19 2014
2.5.5
0.5
Jan 19 2014
0.5
Version: 2.5.5
Mavericks (10.9.1) is reporting "'JBidwatcher' is damaged and can't be opened. You should move it to the Trash." I've downloaded it twice with the same result. Is it Mavericks and GateKeeper, or is this a munged file?
Setsupper
Setsupper
Dec 16 2013
2.5.3pre3
4.5
Dec 16 2013
4.5
Version: 2.5.3pre3
JBidWatcher runs fine on European Bids still in Mid-December 2013. It works fine about 99% of time (I use Lion). Sometimes the display of a passed bid does not move from active to past. But otherwise like on bids, Version 2.5.3pre3 works very stable. It’s good for a calmer life.
Mark-W-
Mark-W-
Nov 6 2013
2.5.3pre3
4.0
Nov 6 2013
4.0
Version: 2.5.3pre3
While Jbidwatcher may have it's occasional bugs from eBay changing their functions, I have found the software to be functional about 98% of the time. It has been running fine on the three Macs that I own for the last year at least.
neartheredrocks
neartheredrocks
Feb 7 2013
2.5.3pre3
0.0
Feb 7 2013
0.0
Version: 2.5.3pre3
It's only sometimes and most of the times not possible to enter a snipe bid or a normal bid for an item with "Buy it now" option. It would be great if that could get fixed. Besides that it's a great application.
zx
zx
Dec 2 2012
2.5.3pre3
0.5
Dec 2 2012
0.5
Version: 2.5.3pre3
What a mess! is this a mac app???
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Nov 29 2012
2.5.3pre3
0.0
Nov 29 2012
0.0
Version: 2.5.3pre3
I've always used this successfully.But in this version using ML 10.8.2 it keeps asking me for my user ID and password I fill it out test it,It is successful and I SAVE it and it asks for my password and user name over and over and over again . I keep saving it after testing successfully and finally in total disgust trash the app. I'm sorry because all other versions on Snow Leopard and Leopard always worked!
Shk747
Shk747
Aug 12 2012
2.5.2
5.0
Aug 12 2012
5.0
Version: 2.5.2
the "must" for everyone ..
Luka1975
Luka1975
Dec 8 2011
2.1.6
4.5
Dec 8 2011
4.5
Version: 2.1.6
Simply the best.
pcharles
pcharles
Sep 5 2011
2.1.5
3.5
Sep 5 2011
3.5
Version: 2.1.5
At one time this was one of my favorite Applications for searching eBay, but I have since found that Auction Hunter provides a slightly better experience. both Applications are at the mercy of eBays ever changing mindset, so you never really know whether it will work when you need it or not.
RavenNevermore
RavenNevermore
Sep 2 2011
2.1.5
5.0
Sep 2 2011
5.0
Version: 2.1.5
Been using it for a few years now, and it does what it's supposed to do. Not the prettiest app, but that's how Java apps tend to be.
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.
Apr 11 2011
2.1.5
0.0
Apr 11 2011
0.0
Version: 2.1.5
Good to see an update. Simply the best ebay bid program.
Killer-Klown-Kar
Killer-Klown-Kar
Jun 1 2010
2.1pre7
0.0
Jun 1 2010
0.0
Version: 2.1pre7
I was going to file a bug report but you have to register for the forums and I'm too lazy to go through all that. What I can say is this. Pre-6 worked fine as far as I can tell. Pre-7 doesn't get My Ebay items, erases all that I've done so far, and since I upgraded minutes before I was going to Snipe an auction I lost out. Not cool...
Mitch-de
Mitch-de
Jan 4 2010
2.1pre5
0.0
Jan 4 2010
0.0
Version: 2.1pre5
Simply the best for free ! Sometimes , when ebay changes site it takes some time for an update, but thats OK - non commercial develeoper. I donate little money because i won some ebay aultions with it i wouldn had won without that.
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