jBidwatcher
jBidwatcher
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jBidwatcher for Mac

13 January 2016

Monitor eBay auctions (release candidate).

What is jBidwatcher for Mac

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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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.
Mr-amnesia
Mr-amnesia
Aug 9 2009
2.1pr4
0.0
Aug 9 2009
0.0
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.
CharlesTeton
CharlesTeton
Feb 23 2009
2.0.1
5.0
Feb 23 2009
5.0
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...
Db2
Db2
Feb 15 2009
2.0
5.0
Feb 15 2009
5.0
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.
Mitch-de
Mitch-de
Jan 11 2009
2.0b10
0.0
Jan 11 2009
0.0
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.
zx
zx
Nov 27 2008
2.0b8
0.5
Nov 27 2008
0.5
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...
Hanshan
Hanshan
Nov 14 2008
2.0b8
0.0
Nov 14 2008
0.0
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
SaJe
SaJe
Sep 1 2008
2.0b7
2.0
Sep 1 2008
2.0
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.
Alxvy
Alxvy
May 21 2008
2.0b3
2.0
May 21 2008
2.0
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.
Grendelkhan
Grendelkhan
May 9 2008
2.0b3
2.0
May 9 2008
2.0
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....
Jdb41
Jdb41
Apr 28 2008
2.0b2
0.0
Apr 28 2008
0.0
Version: 2.0b2
According to the developer's website, this will now require OS 10.4 or higher, as it uses Java 1.5.
nowheredense
nowheredense
Aug 3 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Aug 3 2007
0.0
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
BrentB
BrentB
Aug 2 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Aug 2 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
Great app, but stopped working for me today. Can't sync with my eBay, or add auctions manually.
Guest
Guest
Apr 30 2007
1.0.1
0.0
Apr 30 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
When will this be Universal?
Guest
Guest
Sep 9 2006
1.0
4.5
Sep 9 2006
4.5
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!
Sjj-public
Sjj-public
Sep 6 2006
1.0
4.5
Sep 6 2006
4.5
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.
Jtklug
Jtklug
Aug 4 2006
1.0pre6
3.8
Aug 4 2006
3.8
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.
Shk747
Shk747
Mar 31 2006
1.0pre6
5.0
Mar 31 2006
5.0
Version: 1.0pre6
this is THE BEST bid programm for mac's in the world ! thanks to deloper, sascha
Cruzdrew
Cruzdrew
Mar 31 2006
1.0pre5
5.0
Mar 31 2006
5.0
Version: 1.0pre5
Love this program seems to work great!
Yunfat
Yunfat
Mar 10 2006
0.9.9
0.0
Mar 10 2006
0.0
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.
Guest
Guest
Nov 21 2005
0.9.9
5.0
Nov 21 2005
5.0
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.
Guest
Guest
Oct 31 2005
0.9.9
5.0
Oct 31 2005
5.0
Version: 0.9.9
Still sniping strong @ three seconds! Though an alarm would be nice, and a feature to set periodical auction info updates.
Guest
Guest
Aug 28 2005
0.9.8
5.0
Aug 28 2005
5.0
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 :)
Guest
Guest
Aug 28 2005
0.9.8
5.0
Aug 28 2005
5.0
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!
Guest
Guest
Aug 22 2005
0.9.8
5.0
Aug 22 2005
5.0
Version: 0.9.8
configured this to snipe, it ran the countdown and then did nothing.
Guest
Guest
Aug 18 2005
0.9.8
5.0
Aug 18 2005
5.0
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?
Guest
Guest
Aug 15 2005
0.9.8
5.0
Aug 15 2005
5.0
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!
Guest
Guest
Aug 8 2005
0.9.8
5.0
Aug 8 2005
5.0
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.
Guest
Guest
Aug 8 2005
0.9.8
5.0
Aug 8 2005
5.0
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.
Guest
Guest
Jul 24 2005
0.9.7.1
0.0
Jul 24 2005
0.0
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"
Guest
Guest
Jul 15 2005
0.9.7.1
5.0
Jul 15 2005
5.0
Version: 0.9.7.1
Whoops. Let one go by without sniping. Keeping my fingers crossed for the next.
Guest
Guest
Jul 13 2005
0.9.7.1
5.0
Jul 13 2005
5.0
Version: 0.9.7.1
I was using all different "fakes" but this software is absolutely the best
Guest
Guest
Jul 13 2005
0.9.7.1
5.0
Jul 13 2005
5.0
Version: 0.9.7.1
jbidwatcher has been %100 reliable for me,lovely app.
Guest
Guest
Jul 8 2005
0.9.7
5.0
Jul 8 2005
5.0
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.
Guest
Guest
Jul 3 2005
0.9.7
5.0
Jul 3 2005
5.0
Version: 0.9.7
Best sniping tool ever !
Guest
Guest
Jul 3 2005
0.9.7
0.0
Jul 3 2005
0.0
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
Guest
Guest
Jul 2 2005
0.9.7
5.0
Jul 2 2005
5.0
Version: 0.9.7
Download the file from versiontracker.com - it decompresses properly!
Guest
Guest
Jul 2 2005
0.9.7
5.0
Jul 2 2005
5.0
Version: 0.9.7
Download the file from versiontracker.com - it decompresses properly!
Guest
Guest
Jul 2 2005
0.9.7
0.0
Jul 2 2005
0.0
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?
Guest
Guest
Jun 28 2005
0.9.7pre2
5.0
Jun 28 2005
5.0
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.
Guest
Guest
Jun 16 2005
0.9.7pre2
5.0
Jun 16 2005
5.0
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.
Guest
Guest
Jun 5 2005
0.9.7pre2
5.0
Jun 5 2005
5.0
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.
Guest
Guest
May 19 2005
0.9.7pre2
0.0
May 19 2005
0.0
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
Guest
Guest
May 15 2005
0.9.7pre2
5.0
May 15 2005
5.0
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!
Guest
Guest
Apr 26 2005
0.9.7pre2
5.0
Apr 26 2005
5.0
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 ;-)
Guest
Guest
Apr 25 2005
0.9.7pre2
5.0
Apr 25 2005
5.0
Version: 0.9.7pre2
Agree with everything Joe said.
Guest
Guest
Apr 25 2005
0.9.7pre2
5.0
Apr 25 2005
5.0
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
Guest
Guest
Apr 24 2005
0.9.6
5.0
Apr 24 2005
5.0
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!
Guest
Guest
Apr 24 2005
0.9.6
5.0
Apr 24 2005
5.0
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.
Guest
Guest
Apr 23 2005
0.9.6
5.0
Apr 23 2005
5.0
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?
Guest
Guest
Apr 16 2005
0.9.6
5.0
Apr 16 2005
5.0
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.
Guest
Guest
Apr 14 2005
0.9.6
5.0
Apr 14 2005
5.0
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
Guest
Guest
Apr 7 2005
0.9.6
5.0
Apr 7 2005
5.0
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
Guest
Guest
Apr 4 2005
0.9.6
5.0
Apr 4 2005
5.0
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.
Guest
Guest
Apr 4 2005
0.9.6
5.0
Apr 4 2005
5.0
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)
Guest
Guest
Mar 8 2005
0.9.5
5.0
Mar 8 2005
5.0
Version: 0.9.5
Did not work. I set it to snipe an item and it didn't work at all.
Guest
Guest
Mar 7 2005
0.9.5
5.0
Mar 7 2005
5.0
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
Guest
Guest
Feb 24 2005
0.9.5
5.0
Feb 24 2005
5.0
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!
Guest
Guest
Jan 24 2005
0.9.5
5.0
Jan 24 2005
5.0
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)
Guest
Guest
Dec 25 2004
0.9.5
5.0
Dec 25 2004
5.0
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.
Guest
Guest
Oct 4 2004
0.9.5
5.0
Oct 4 2004
5.0
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!!!
Guest
Guest
Oct 1 2004
0.9.4pre4
5.0
Oct 1 2004
5.0
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.
Guest
Guest
Sep 25 2004
0.9.4pre4
5.0
Sep 25 2004
5.0
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!!!
Guest
Guest
Sep 18 2004
0.9.4pre4
5.0
Sep 18 2004
5.0
Version: 0.9.4pre4
Great. The only Tool works for ebay.de (germany). Forget others util they make an lokalisation for non-us ebays.
Guest
Guest
Sep 7 2004
0.9.3.1
5.0
Sep 7 2004
5.0
Version: 0.9.3.1
Works FANTASTIC!
Guest
Guest
Sep 3 2004
0.9.3.1
5.0
Sep 3 2004
5.0
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.
Guest
Guest
Aug 7 2004
0.9.3.1
0.0
Aug 7 2004
0.0
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!
Guest
Guest
Jul 23 2004
0.9.3.1
5.0
Jul 23 2004
5.0
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!
Guest
Guest
Jun 8 2004
0.9.3pre2
0.0
Jun 8 2004
0.0
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
Guest
Guest
Jun 8 2004
0.9.3pre2
0.0
Jun 8 2004
0.0
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...
P0ett1
P0ett1
May 22 2004
0.9.3pre2
2.8
May 22 2004
2.8
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.
Guest
Guest
Apr 21 2004
0.9.3pre2
5.0
Apr 21 2004
5.0
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..
Guest
Guest
Oct 12 2003
0.9.2
0.0
Oct 12 2003
0.0
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!
Guest
Guest
Sep 27 2003
0.9.2
0.0
Sep 27 2003
0.0
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.
Free
3.4
0.0
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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