JBidwatcher is no longer supported.
It's been a while coming, but eBay has changed the login process too deeply,
and I have far, far too little time to be able to keep up and make the necessary
To those folks who've been holding out, I'm sorry I didn't keep it up.
I don't have the time to update the program, or de-spam the forums, or the bug
reporting site(s), or any of it. I held out hope for a long time that I'd get a
break and be able to update, but recent events have made me realize it's not
going to get easier. And I should have said so years ago.
JBidwatcher, and it's users, got me through some dark times. I will always
appreciate that. Thank you for more than two decades of support and enthusiasm.
— Morgan Schweers
JBidwatcher 2.5 & 3.0
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It is slightly out of date, as recent releases have added a wealth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 (January 13, 2016) —
JBidwatcher 2.99pre5, second release candidate for 3.0 released.
This fixes several critical and less-critical bugs that arose with the 2.99pre4 release. I’ve been working on a significant revision to JBidwatcher for some time, including the addition of scripting capabilities. This version incorporates recent bug fixes and those larger changes.
JBidwatcher 2.99+ for Mac and Windows embeds its own Java runtime, so you don't need it installed. Linux users will need Java 8.
Older News (January 10, 2016) —
JBidwatcher 2.99pre4 release candidate for 3.0 released.
I’ve been working on a significant revision to JBidwatcher for some time, including the addition of scripting capabilities. This version incorporates recent bug fixes and those larger changes.
Written by: Morgan Schweers
Last modified: Fri Nov 18 19:38:40 PST 2011