Find new items first on eBay™ before anyone else. BayWatch monitors eBay and alerts you as new items are found.

Simply create your watch, and BayWatch will alert you as new items matching your search are found on eBay.

BayWatch also lets you simply browse eBay. No need to jump back and forth between eBay and BayWatch.

View eBay item details, price, bids, description, pictures, and simply tap on Shop Now to head over to eBay and purchase.

Watch individual eBay items that interest you, and receive alerts before the eBay listing ends, allowing you to check your bid and win.

The essential app for finding rarely listed eBay items, and getting bargains at the best price.

Find new eBay items first with BayWatch.

What's New

Version 2.3.7

Added zoom images.
Other minor updates.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5

45 Ratings

45 Ratings

Will not send me notifications


Lost out on two items because it does not notify me when there’s a new listing. I even deleted the app and set it up again but nothing?? I have notifications on and email notifications... I even added a search for “spark plug” between $1-$5 because I know there are many listings posted for that item... I kept the app up and would refresh the app after 10 min or so, and they’re would be listings that would pop up after I refreshed it, that were posted 5 min before or even longer. I really wish this worked but did not at all.

UPDATE: I have background app refresh ON for all apps and obviously Baywatch. I did receive an alert finally but it was 4 hours after the item was listed on eBay, not efficient

Developer Response

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review for BayWatch. By default BayWatch will search for new items at least once every 3 hours. There is also the option to subscribe to Rapid Item Discovery which will reduce this to 15 minutes. I notice you are leaving the app open on screen. There is no need to. You can simply tap the home button and come out of the app and it will will happily continue to find new items for you and alert you whilst in the background. Alerts are all push notifications on your device, not by email. Whilst the app is up on screen, you can manually refresh at any time by pulling down on the screen to update. Please note that Ebay themselves don’t provide immediate notifications, and will, at best, alert you once a day that new items were listed, but not detail those items. I have to work within the boundaries of the eBay api, and that does not push the new items to me, so I have to search for them every 3 hours or 15 minutes. If you have any further questions, please reach out to me via the contact option in BayWatch and I will be happy to help.

Has its moments..


🔻It randomly deletes my search items and I have to retype them.
🔻The watch list with subscription is still 15 mins behind. Sometimes item on eBay sells but BayWatch was too slow to see it.
🔻 Switching between “Ending Soon” and “Newly Listed” will show items that have ended an sometimes out of order. Like it’s looking at time posted and not the countdown timer.
🔻Adding May ignore words in searches makes the search so crazy stuff. A list with one word removed will remove items that do not even have that word in the listing. Broken.
🔻Hard to keep track of what I’m currently looking at (which item list did I open??)
🔻Photos are low quality. Moving over to eBay app photos are HD.

🔹Interface is easy
🔹Super easy to switch through a saved list of items to look for your search words (faster than eBay App)
🔹Good for items in Niche markets, not popular items.

Developer Response

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review for BayWatch. I am glad that you find the interface easy to use, that you find the app makes it easier and faster than the eBay app to switch through lists, and that you find it good for finding items in Niche markets. Taking your concerns:
I have never seen the app randomly delete search items. Indeed, the only way to delete searches is to swipe them or via the edit screen. If you are seeing such an issue, please do reach out to me via the contact option on the settings screen, letting me know the circumstances leading to this, and also referring to this review, and I will be sure to look into it for you.
The watch list with subscription does indeed discover new items within 15 minutes, as described right in the subscription section before you subscribe. Whilst I would like to make this faster, eBay do not have a 'push' function, so all discovery has to be done via 'pulls', which is why this exists.
Switching between Ending Soon and and Newly Listed still pulls new items in as they are listed. I will look into the ordering to see if there is an issue with the ending soonest order.
Adding many ignore words in searches comes down to 2 factors, firstly managing the words in accordance with eBay formatting (see here: or alternatively that the number of keywords is simply overloading eBay's limits. Unfortunately, BayWatch is limited by what the eBay API will allow me to do.
As for which list you are currently looking at, I have made a note of this, and will consider the options for a future version.
Finally, on the subject of photos, the photos are the photos provided by the eBay API links, and thus should be the same images. If you are seeing the images load in a blurry fashion, I would suggest that it is worth hard rebooting your device (see here:
As I say, I am more than happy to discuss your concerns and assist you. Please do reach out via the contact option in the app. Thanks again.

Patiently Found The Graphics Card I Wanted

Mongolian miller

Sometimes people sell things at the price that's right, but it's usually gone by the time you see it.

This has definitely helped me find what I need MOMENTS after it lists on eBay, so I can be sure to purchase what I need as fast as possible.

If you're looking for an app that does this, look no further!


Progress Concepts Limited
11.8 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2015 Progress Concepts Limited
In-App Purchases
  1. 1 Month Rapid Discovery $2.99
  2. 1 Month No Ads $0.99
  3. 12 Month Rapid Discovery $24.99


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