Category Archives: eBay Tools

eBay Desktop 1.0 Now Available

ebay desktop logo

I have been researching the application and waiting for the 1.0 final release, it’s a cool coincidence for it to come out at the same time Adobe Air 1.0 is out!

That’s from their blog:

eBay Desktop 1.0 is now available for download! This free application is an alternative to the eBay website – you can use it to search, browse, bid, keep track of your auctions — all the things you use the website for when you’ve got some money burning a hole in your pocket (or in your PayPal account).

The 1.0 release contains lots of bug fixes, performance enhancements, and small changes to features in response to user suggestions. We also recently released a beta including international support, and the 1.0 has lots of fixes that should make using eBay Desktop from all the international eBay locations much better.

eBay Desktop uses Adobe AIR, and we are synchronizing our 1.0 release with the 1.0 of AIR. The installer will take care of downloading both eBay Desktop and Adobe AIR, whether or not you have installed one or the other in the past.

We have worked on the project for nearly 2 years, and I am very pleased with the end result. We have lots more enhancements planned for the coming weeks and months, but this the most important milestone so far. The eBay Desktop team from Effective UI has worked incredibly hard on this, and I’d like to thank them all: Sean, Greg O., Greg C. Jason, and all the project alumni: thank you! And thanks to all the eBay members who have provided great suggestions, ideas, bug reports, and words of praise. I hope that we can continue to provide great user experiences that make the eBay marketplace more fun and dynamic, and help connect more individuals through the simple act of commerce.

I personally think that this tool will be great for buyers more than sellers on eBay, but with some practice on it, I think it will be a mini research tool for sellers.

Enjoy it.

Launch of one click bidding on eBay.com

Fresh news and new tools from eBay.
This week eBay is launching a new tool called:

One click bidding.
This tool is for buyers, and what it allows you to do is: Once you bid once, then to re-bid again just click on the link, it will bring up a small window in your screen (from within the item page) so when it gets to the last few minutes of the auction, the small window will refresh automatically about every 3 seconds.
From within this window the new one click bidding option will be there so you can re-bid very quickly using it.
So look for that, it will be under the bid button on the item page.
This is coming out this week and it’s great for buyers and sellers also since it will allow more bidding and therefore a higher price for the items.
I will revisit and use the tool once it’s out so I can study it more and give you any further information about it.