GarageBuy makes searching items on eBay efficiently. GarageBuy synchronizes your searches and items you already saw through iCloud. Thus, you can focus on new items only, no matter if you are on your iPad or iPhone.
- setup sophisticated searches
- place bids and purchase items
- GarageBuy remembers which items you already looked at
- smart auto-read feature marks listings as read while you scroll
- can hide listings you already looked at from search result
- synchronizes your searches and viewed items through iCloud between iPhone and iPad version
- multi-account support
- multi-site support
- push notifications including current price for ending or outbid listing
- now using larger images for the overviews on iPad
Ratings and Reviews
Not worth the price of your time
Let me qualify this review by saying that I never write reviews so this is rare for me to do, but this app absolutely deserves ZERO STARS! To the reviewer saying that people are too stupid to know how to use this app, I would have to disagree. I signed up and got my eBay token and tried to use it. The problem is this. This program DOES NOT WORK AS A SNIPING PROGRAM. It merely puts your bid in with eBay just as the official eBay eBay app does. Then it tells you either that you have the highest bid or that you've been outbid. Where is this different from the eBay app? If you think this waste of space is a good program, then you have no idea what sniping programs do.
Let me educate you on the matter. A sniping program is a piece of software or a web service that takes your highest desired bid for an item and then waits until the final moments of the auction to place your bid. The benefit being that you avoid getting into a bidding war by not revealing your interest in the item you wish to win. By placing the bid at the last moment automatically, sniping programs save you the trouble of setting a timer and having to "be there" at the end of the auction to snipe it yourself.
Simply put, save yourself a lot of wasted time and effort and steer far clear of this waste of space in the app store. Trust me I wish I had. A root canal might have been preferable.
A bit disappointed at the moment...
I use GarageBuy and GarageSale on my Mac to do eBay buying and selling and I love the software its intuitive and helpful. So far with GarageBuy for iOS I've been a bit disappointed. The software crashes, did not pull my eBay info for 20 mins, and would continually tell me I had no internet connection on my iPod Touch. When it finally did decide to work I found the search options in the program to be fair lax with no options for refining your search by product type or other such information. Over all when the App did work it worked "well-enough" for me to get things done but I find myself instead using the eBay official App do at least do my buying when I'm not home. I think iwascoding could do SO much better and I have a feeling that we will see this App take the shape of its bigger brother soon.
Um, sort by bids descending???
The reason I sought this app out was for it's ability to search eBay and sort the results by the number of bids. Unfortunately the default order of such a sort is ascending meaning it starts with 0 bids and makes you scroll/load through all the results to get to the ones with the bid amounts. And of course when you're dealing with queries that have thousands of results it makes this not worth using. Please add the ability to set avenging or descending sorting or reverse the default, which should have been an obvious thing to do from the start.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.