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 (pound, dollar (US, Canada, Australian,
and New Taiwanese) and euro, presently), drag-and-drop of auction URLs,
an original, unique and powerful 'multisniping' feature, a relatively
nice UI, and is known to work cleanly under Linux, Windows, Solaris,
and MacOSX from the same binary.
Please do not re-sell the JBidwatcher program or code.
JBidwatcher is under active development, and issues are reasonably quickly
responded to. Bug reports and feature requests are always welcome, as
are praise and complaints. Always feel free to
or report bugs
If you'd like to know a bit about some of the advanced configuration
settings that are not yet available from the configuration UI, you can look at my
guide to the configuration file format
It is slightly out of date, as recent releases have added a wealth
of tuning configuration parameters. A less descriptive listing of
the existing configuration values is on the
JBidwatcher development forum
News Flash (May 25, 2014) —
JBidwatcher 2.5.6 stable released to fix eBay sign-on issues.
This version primarily fixes the recent eBay breakage due to sign-on changes and change-password interstitial pages. It also adds an experimental fix for ‘App Nap’ on OS X Mavericks.
JBidwatcher 2.x requires at least Java 1.5.
Older News (January 19, 2014) —
JBidwatcher 2.5.5 stable released.
This version contains fixes for many different, mostly small, problems that cropped up over the last few months.
Written by: Morgan Schweers
Last modified: Fri Nov 18 19:38:40 PST 2011