Spending money from the comfort of, well, anywhere!
- App review for eBay
- Posted by jessicadally March 17, 2010
- Recommended for Shopaholics, Career People or Budget Hawks
I all know that eBay is great, be it to get that fine collectible antique coin I've always wanted, the potato chip that Cher took a bite of or a new bicycle it's the site I go to when I want to find something for less than regular retail, or where I go when I couldn't buy it new in the store even if I wanted to. But the genius of having this on my phone is not lost on me, certainly not after this weekend. It never fails that people end actions at the weirdest times. Likely because they're in a different time zone but even still 7am on a Saturday? What are the chances I'm going to get up to see if I'm winning the auction and make that final winning bid at that time of the morning? Well, with the iPhone app, a heck of a lot better.
Unless you sleep with your laptop this app is great for just these occasions. You can bid from wherever you are without having to find a computer, assuming you have a connection. For me, this weekend it meant that I could discretely bid on an item I've been wanting for a while without interrupting the conference I was attending to leave the room and find a computer.
While the phone app isn't quite as good as the real website (pictures are of course smaller) it will definitely do in a pinch and if you're already bidding on something it will help you manage your auctions on the fly. The front page offers you easy stats like how many items are you bidding on, how many have you won, how many are you winning, how many are you selling, etc. It allows you to search and best yet it stores your search terms so if you didn't find that perfect limited edition Barbie last week you don't have to type in the whole description all over again. It allows you to refine your search by price range, category and a number of other fields and it lets you manage your ebay messages to book.
I doubt that this app will work well for those trying to sell items, at least not to post originally, but to manage anything you're doing or wanting to do on ebay it is simply a must have.
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