jBidwatcher
jBidwatcher
2.99pre5

3.0

jBidwatcher free download for Mac

jBidwatcher

13 January 2016

Monitor eBay auctions (release candidate).

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 jBidwatcher

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.
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93 Reviews of jBidwatcher

Hanshan
14 November 2008
Version: 2.0b8

Most helpful

I loved jbidwatcher. It's really a beautiful tool to watch and snipe on your auctions. Unfortunately it seems, the tool now is no longer working, due to some changes ebay has made (for more details read the author's comments on his site). I still hope it will soon negotiate the problems. It's by far the best ebay sniper I know. Greetings, Han
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Nestorph
04 May 2016
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.
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RavenNevermore
12 April 2016
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.
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Lightning
11 January 2016
Version: 2.99pre4
Latest version will not open for me (2.99pre4) had to go back to previous version.
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goodeye62
07 October 2015
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..
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Stefaan-Degryse
14 February 2015
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.
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Googe
16 December 2014
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...
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Zx81
18 October 2014
Version: 2.5.6
Everything looks OK using 10.9.5. Downloaded the app via MU.
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0.5
Just-Fred
19 January 2014
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?
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4.5
Setsupper
16 December 2013
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.
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4
Mark-W-
06 November 2013
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.
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neartheredrocks
07 February 2013
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.
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0.5
zx
02 December 2012
Version: 2.5.3pre3
What a mess! is this a mac app???
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Jazzyguy
29 November 2012
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!
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5
Shk747
12 August 2012
Version: 2.5.2
the "must" for everyone ..
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4.5
Luka1975
08 December 2011
Version: 2.1.6
Simply the best.
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3.5
pcharles
05 September 2011
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.
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5
RavenNevermore
02 September 2011
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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.
11 April 2011
Version: 2.1.5
Good to see an update. Simply the best ebay bid program.
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Killer-Klown-Kar
01 June 2010
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...
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Mitch-de
04 January 2010
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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Mr-amnesia
09 August 2009
Version: 2.1pr4
I have been using JbidWatcher for a few years now. It is excellent when you consider that it is free. It has saved me a fortune and so even though money is tight, I made a donation after the 2.1pr4 version solved the current problems for me. This is a constant upgrade of how eBay deals with snipers so I doubt that this will be my last donation. At the very least it can watch auctions even if you have to snipe manually.
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CharlesTeton
23 February 2009
Version: 2.0.1
The best eBay snipper out there for the Mac... Period... This has yet to fail for me and picked up lots of bargains. Not sure why its still free, as other snipe apps, that don't work, charge quite a lot and I've bought most of them... Best of all jBidWatcher is now out of beta... Try it and make your own mind up...
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5
Db2
15 February 2009
Version: 2.0
I have used JBidWatcher a number of times and it has worked perfectly. A very intuitive program to set up. Great product and one that I trust to handle my sniping.
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Mitch-de
11 January 2009
Version: 2.0b10
Get my EBAY items work now again ! Great. I cant understand why some complaining the look&feel of the app. It is ok and good to handle ! For an maybe better look&feel you have to buy $$ shareware - thats it.
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zx
27 November 2008
Version: 2.0b8
Forget the ridiculous 1997 Look&Feel...This thing is a mess!! It's just so buggy and not updated to the new eBay changes. Basicly it's not working! Note to the developer: Please redesign this thing ASAP (Xtorrent, Cha-Ching, THINGS...)! Than make it acutely do something useful like winning an auction...
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Hanshan
14 November 2008
Version: 2.0b8
I loved jbidwatcher. It's really a beautiful tool to watch and snipe on your auctions. Unfortunately it seems, the tool now is no longer working, due to some changes ebay has made (for more details read the author's comments on his site). I still hope it will soon negotiate the problems. It's by far the best ebay sniper I know. Greetings, Han
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SaJe
01 September 2008
Version: 2.0b7
I would love this program if it weren't so buggy! I've used it to successfully snipe two things, but I've consistently had problems with adding items, setting snipes, and deleting items--and never quite the same way twice. If you're very patient, this will work for you and the price is definitely right. Personally, I'll probably be looking at another option when I have the cash.
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Alxvy
21 May 2008
Version: 2.0b3
I've used this for some time successfully but the last auction it failed to try to snipe leading to me missing the item, which sold for peanuts. There was no reason given, I might have forgiven it if the was some kind of error but instead it just didn't even try. The interface is not very good as well by the way, it could do with a more professional construction. I give this two stars due it's failure instead of the three or four if it had not failed to snipe, and am off to seek a more professional and reliable program.
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Grendelkhan
09 May 2008
Version: 2.0b3
I don't think that I'll use this long term. I just tested the snipping capability of the software on an item I wanted but is listed regularly. It didn't snipe. Additionally, the default time between checking as you get close to the end of an auction is far too long. Price is right, functionality not quite what I'd like....
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Jdb41
28 April 2008
Version: 2.0b2
According to the developer's website, this will now require OS 10.4 or higher, as it uses Java 1.5.
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nowheredense
03 August 2007
Version: 1.0.1
v1.0.2 Prerelease 5 can be downloaded here: http://www.jbidwatcher.com/beta/JBidWatcher-1.0.2pre5.app.tar.gz Also, keep watching: http://forum.jbidwatcher.com/forums/9/topics/1047
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BrentB
02 August 2007
Version: 1.0.1
Great app, but stopped working for me today. Can't sync with my eBay, or add auctions manually.
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Anonymous
30 April 2007
Version: 1.0.1
When will this be Universal?
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4.5
racebear
09 September 2006
Version: 1.0
I have been using JBW on Panther for about 18 months now and have found it a very easy to use and reliable app.It has helped me win many auctions I know I would have missed without itA few failures were due to changes on the Ebay site which then led to updates on JBW which got it running 100% again.I have tried 1 or 2 other snipe apps,but haven't found anything which beats this!No complaints here!
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4.5
Sjj-public
06 September 2006
Version: 1.0
I only just started using JBidWatcher, but I really like it so far. The UI is decent and the functionality is great. It worked beautifully for me today, winning one auction, and not winning another that went too high for my blood. I'm not sure what else you could ask for for free. Highly recommended. It gets "only" 4 stars strictly for the UI which could use some improvement, but that's a fairly minor complaint. One minor issue I noticed on my MacBook is that sometimes the context menu doesn't like to "stick". That is, I do a two-finger click to bring up the context menu on an item and release the mouse button, but the menu goes away instead of staying up. This problem seems to be intermittent.
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3.75
Jtklug
04 August 2006
Version: 1.0pre6
I have been using this program for over a year now, and until recently it worked quited well for me, allowing me to win several auctions with snipes. However, the last few times I used it, it totally failed to execute the snipe. I've lost confiendece in it and will look elsewhere. There seems to be some stability problems. I think the developer recently got married and has lost interest in the project. There have not been any revisions in several months now.
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Shk747
31 March 2006
Version: 1.0pre6
this is THE BEST bid programm for mac's in the world ! thanks to deloper, sascha
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5
Cruzdrew
31 March 2006
Version: 1.0pre5
Love this program seems to work great!
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Yunfat
10 March 2006
Version: 0.9.9
As of right now, jBid is not working due to the eBay site update. The author appears to be working on a fix.
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Anonymous
21 November 2005
Version: 0.9.9
This is a good product, but the longer it is open, the more inaccurate the clock gets. It's important to have an accurate clock when you are sniping. It would be nice if this could be fixed.
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5
Anonymous
31 October 2005
Version: 0.9.9
Still sniping strong @ three seconds! Though an alarm would be nice, and a feature to set periodical auction info updates.
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5
Anonymous
28 August 2005
Version: 0.9.8
This app worked perfect. I set it to snipe within 3 seconds, and it did. A+ This is not a set it and forget it application. You will have to resync jbird features to have it work properly Regarding the prior review, the documenation warns you about multiple-snipes, and explains all considered variables... Read The Manual ps. An alarm feature would be nice :)
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1.5
Anonymous
28 August 2005
Version: 0.9.8
*sigh!* - yet another morning of looking to see what jbidwatcher's managed to score for me overnight and finding every single snipe failed with a - "something really bad happened, and i don't know what." - message in the auction info panel. this once wonderful app really is turning into a turkey, these days!
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Anonymous
22 August 2005
Version: 0.9.8
configured this to snipe, it ran the countdown and then did nothing.
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Anonymous
18 August 2005
Version: 0.9.8
this once worked for me great. I just lost an auction because it didn't actuall do anything but count down. Oh, it said it was sniping the item, but no bid was actually placed. What's up with that?
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Anonymous
15 August 2005
Version: 0.9.8
jbidwatcher used to be great, but it hasn't won a single snipe for me in about the last four versions. hint to the developer: altering the error message so it says "something really bad happened and i don't know what" instead of the former "unknown error sniping on item XXXXX" may be terribly cutesy, but it doesn't hide the fact that jbidwatcher doesn't work anymore! the only good thing i can think to say about recent versions is that it jbidwatcher is moderately handy as a countdown timer to let you see when it's time to place a manual snipe!
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Anonymous
08 August 2005
Version: 0.9.8
I have this set up, but I can never get it to snipe for me. It is setup with the default 10 sec. snipe, but the snipes don't fire, they used to, back in .97 version, but they don't now.
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4.25
Anonymous
08 August 2005
Version: 0.9.8
Great ebay app ! Never failed an snipe (6 sec). I will donte soon (forgot to donate). This tool was an "some money" saver for me, even if the find some actions isnt really user friedly. I use ebay "watch this auction" in the brwoser, and after that get my ebay items in Jbidwatcher. This method is easy if you want to snipe only a few auctions.
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3.75
eli
24 July 2005
Version: 0.9.7.1
JBidWatcher 0.9.7.1, Mac G4, 450d, OS 10.3.9 I haven't documented the incidents officially, my memory only. Snipe has failed 4of 6 tries. Snipe is set at 8 seconds (worked in the past). Msg. says "snipe failed, auction closed"
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Anonymous
15 July 2005
Version: 0.9.7.1
Whoops. Let one go by without sniping. Keeping my fingers crossed for the next.
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Anonymous
13 July 2005
Version: 0.9.7.1
I was using all different "fakes" but this software is absolutely the best
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4.25
Anonymous
13 July 2005
Version: 0.9.7.1
jbidwatcher has been %100 reliable for me,lovely app.
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Anonymous
08 July 2005
Version: 0.9.7
unfortunately it seems that with each iteration of this app, whilst the user interface becomes better, its actual core function [sniping] becomes less reliable. with earlier versions i was having an almost 100% success rate - with the past two or three versions however, almost every snipe has failed with a helpful [not!] "unknown error sniping on...." message in the 'get auction info' window.
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4.75
Anonymous
03 July 2005
Version: 0.9.7
Best sniping tool ever !
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James
03 July 2005
Version: 0.9.7
The download now link is wrong--it links to the source code. Go to the jBidWatcher site to download or use http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/jbidwatcher/JBidWatcher-0.9.7.app.tar.gz?download
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Anonymous
02 July 2005
Version: 0.9.7
Download the file from versiontracker.com - it decompresses properly!
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Anonymous
02 July 2005
Version: 0.9.7
Download the file from versiontracker.com - it decompresses properly!
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02 July 2005
Version: 0.9.7
I download this file and unarchive it and it's a bunch of loose java files. Where's the actual app? Am I missing something?
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Anonymous
28 June 2005
Version: 0.9.7pre2
0.9.7pre2 is not working. twice it has missed easy snipes that were well above the final bid. i'm going back to paying for using esnipe.com. it might be free, but it doesn't win auctions, so for now it's only good for live tracking several auctions.
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Anonymous
16 June 2005
Version: 0.9.7pre2
well, it's cool and a good idea, but I just missed a snipe too! I had outbid the winner by $3 on my snipe, and jBid reported an unknown error. Very frustrating. I wouldn't trust this program until this problem is fixed.
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Anonymous
05 June 2005
Version: 0.9.7pre2
To me, it has always worked well. On Tiger, I have used a few times with the lastest version, and it sniped without a problem. It is true that the app breaks when eBay implements something new. But, when the author updates the app, it has always worked as claimed. I have used this app counless times and it is the only app I count on for sniping. I highly recommend it.
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Michael
19 May 2005
Version: 0.9.7pre2
Twice I've treid to use it now to snipe and both times it failed without a clue on why. Don't trust this software to do your sniping!!!! Bitterly disappointed! michael
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4.5
Anonymous
15 May 2005
Version: 0.9.7pre2
This is a great app! Very easy and intuitive to use, does just what it says - snipes successfully, syncs with ebay very well. The interface could be a bit more attractive but is otherwise well designed. Kudos to the developer for putting out such a great FREE app!
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4.5
Anonymous
26 April 2005
Version: 0.9.7pre2
if this latest release doesn't start because you were using a previous version do that in terminal cd ~ (go in the top root of you home directory) rm -rf .jbidwatcher/ (will remove the pref of old version. Launch jBidWatcher, reparameter jBidWatcher and will work ;-)
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Anonymous
25 April 2005
Version: 0.9.7pre2
Agree with everything Joe said.
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Anonymous
25 April 2005
Version: 0.9.7pre2
I just want to thank the developer for this utility. It has won me several auctions, several in the early hours of the morning when I was asleep! It breaks occassionaly, usually because e-bay have made some internal changes, but the developer usually follows up with an update. A great little application for free! Joe Mitchell
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Anonymous
24 April 2005
Version: 0.9.6
Apparently, the developer is aware of the sniping error with OS 10.3.9 if you click on 'More Information' above. He is going to release Version 0.9.7 soon. Well, do I hope it will be SOON!
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Anonymous
24 April 2005
Version: 0.9.6
As the poster below, I am getting the "unknown snipe error". Version 0.9.6 sniped 100% under OS 10.3.8. But, not any more with OS 10.3.9.
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Anonymous
23 April 2005
Version: 0.9.6
I thought this was great until I lost a few auctions because of "unknown snipe error"! I am running OSX 10.3.9 and current version of jbidwatch. I double checked my prefs and all ebay login info is correct. What's the deal?
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Anonymous
16 April 2005
Version: 0.9.6
Version 0.9.6 was running fine under OS 10.3.8. But, upon updating the OS to 10.3.9, the app no longer launches.
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Anonymous
14 April 2005
Version: 0.9.6
Been using the program for a year but upgraded to 0.9.6 and now it will not load program on gets to about 30% progress load and just hangs frustrated as this was the best there is for Mac System : OSX 10.3.8
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Anonymous
07 April 2005
Version: 0.9.6
I have been using 9.5 for a while with success most of the time. It stopped working (Ebay's fault, I guess). I tried 9.6 which was supposed to correct the problem, but I still have the same problem- errors submitting bids, which are not accepted by Ebay, hence no sniping or bidding. Can still follow auctions, which has some use, but I have stopped using the program until this huge problem is fixed. I am looking forward to that time. Michael
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3.25
Anonymous
04 April 2005
Version: 0.9.6
New version DOES NOT work at all. It does not load preferences from 0.9.5. 0.9.6 has no menu bar and crashes finder. Old version also updated very slowly while many auctions were ending. Does not save column positions. Too many problems to list.
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2.75
Anonymous
04 April 2005
Version: 0.9.6
Umm. Its a bit flaky just for general use. I put a search in for a hifi product it took about 10 minutes to get the hits, and even though I stated to use ebay.co.uk most of the hits came in American dollars. A quick glance on the website which downloaded in a few seconds confirmed that bidwatcher went to America instead. So all in all doesn't snipe, doesn't look at the right ebay and is about 300% slower than ebay (Which is an impressive task in itself)
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3.25
Anonymous
08 March 2005
Version: 0.9.5
Did not work. I set it to snipe an item and it didn't work at all.
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Anonymous
07 March 2005
Version: 0.9.5
Great app - new to sniping and this ones so well designed i learned to use it within minutes and the same day sniped to win a Apple G5 for $500 less than retail! I will never bid manually again
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2.25
Anonymous
24 February 2005
Version: 0.9.5
um..whats the point of using an app to snipe if doesn't..um...SNIPE?! EVER! I lost over 10 auctions with this piece of poop. The UI is not designed well, The app's window will not allow for resizing and/or movement on the desktop. And there is NO help file! You are prompted to email..but these is NO RESPONSE if you actually take the time TO send an email to the dev. CRAP!
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Anonymous
24 January 2005
Version: 0.9.5
I wish you guys would start posting what version O/S your using so we know what works and what doesn't (Just Passing Through)
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Anonymous
25 December 2004
Version: 0.9.5
Awesome! THE BEST THERE IS! Very Minor Request--allow different currency auctions to be grouped into a multi snipe. Some sellers sell in multiple currencies. And I still only want one item.
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5
Anonymous
04 October 2004
Version: 0.9.5
I also paid for that P.O.S. Maxi Bidder. After losing many auctions and the developers consistantly telling me it was my fault I just gave up and started using the FREE jBid. I have never lost and auction, and it works great. The developer is on top of eBay changes and continues to improve the application. 5 Stars!!!
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Anonymous
01 October 2004
Version: 0.9.4pre4
i have a problem to snipe with jbidwatcher since 2 days. i test it on 4 other macs with mac os 10.3.5. the same error on all macs.
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Anonymous
25 September 2004
Version: 0.9.4pre4
This is an incredible program! I paid for Maxi Bidder and it doesn't do 1/3 of what this program does nor is it as pleasing to look at. Definitely worth the download!!!
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4.5
Anonymous
18 September 2004
Version: 0.9.4pre4
Great. The only Tool works for ebay.de (germany). Forget others util they make an lokalisation for non-us ebays.
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5
Anonymous
07 September 2004
Version: 0.9.3.1
Works FANTASTIC!
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Anonymous
03 September 2004
Version: 0.9.3.1
This is some great software and it's free! I have won all the auctions I've bid on using jbidwatcher. It's really handy if you work and can't be at home to continuously watch the auction at hand. Just set a snipe bid and a time and then let it do its thing.
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johnston
07 August 2004
Version: 0.9.3.1
Looks to be a fine product. How ever if you are useing a compression programe such as STUFF-IT, and its not the paid version, you wont be able to uncompress this file. Damn shame too!
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Anonymous
23 July 2004
Version: 0.9.3.1
I liked this software so much that I donated a few dollars. It's helped me buy everything from Nikon lenses, Sun Workstations, to a MuVo2 (for the disk). I'd guestimate that this software saved me at least $100! I've only once ever missed an auction, and that was when my cable provider went down for a few hours. I really like that I can share my auction information between my Mac at home and my Linux machine at work. Thanks for the great product!
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5
Syd Scotch
08 June 2004
Version: 0.9.3pre2
Simply put: JBidWatcher rocks. I've saved my comments about this program until I'd had a couple weeks to use it. I have, to date, won every single auction I've set a snipe for. This program works exactly as you tell it to, and flawlessly. Set a 10 second snipe-- check the bid history-- your bid is recorded 10 seconds before the auction close! This program has allowed me to SLEEP while still getting the absolute best possible deals. And a word for complainers: THIS IS A FREE PROGRAM. Save your comments for when you're actually losing money. This program literally PAYS you by allowing your winning bid to be less, thus saving you cash. The look is professional, the options are complete and thorough, and best of all it is incredibly easy to use. I plan to donate for this great piece of programming. If I had to criticize it at all: I wish I could put an auction back on that I deleted. This happpened once-- I learned my lesson-- but if this were fixed (in my case, it is fixed because I won't do it again), this program would be quite perfect. Not that it isn't pretty damn close! As long as you set your display to "never sleep", "never turn off hard disk" and have an active internet connection, this program will snipe every single time. I mean every time. So download it. It works-- it's free. Cheers. --Syd
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Syd Scotch
08 June 2004
Version: 0.9.3pre2
I forgot to mention one other thing: the auctions are saved into a folder which starts with a period (ex: ".jbidwatchauctions"). My computer tells me these types of files are reserved for the system, therefore I cannot access them. If I could access these, I could replace a deleted auction. At this point, I have no option. Still, I stand by my review. This program is great! Just some input to perfect this thing...
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2.75
P0ett1
22 May 2004
Version: 0.9.3pre2
Would be nice if i could get this program to work. It keeps telling me there is an error communicating with the server...someone know how to fix this? i have tried to get in contact with the author but he never has gotten back to me. it's now been about a week and 1/2.
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4.75
Anonymous
21 April 2004
Version: 0.9.3pre2
Great work... and it's free!! Only thing i don't like is you can't add an auction you deleted once.. strange i think.. anyway, i did get around it by deleting the auction nr. in the auction.xml file..
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4.5
Steven Chung
12 October 2003
Version: 0.9.2
This is the second snipe program I'm trying out, and I'm very contend with it. Setup is really simple and it even imports my eBay auctions. Unlike Maxi Bidder you don't have to worry about delays caused by web browsers and mail programs. It even has the most used currencies (US$, GB£, EUR and JP¥). Automatically syncs with the eBay server of your choice. All of this for US$ 0!
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5
Tom Myers
27 September 2003
Version: 0.9.2
This is a must if you're a user of eBay. It's snipe software that levels the playing field with Windows users. Although it's free, the author will accept donations ..and you'll probably save $$ the first time you use it. ...plus you can bid anytime before the auction is over as long as your computer is on and jBidWatcher open. It's very stable too.
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3.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • OS X 10.8.0 or later

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