Thursday, November 24, 2011

enable eBay Price alert in JoyBidder

I have blogged about using JoyBidder Pro to monitor Buy It Now items price drop on eBay. Here is a simple guide to set up price alert and receive email when price changes.

Step 1: Add the items to JoyBidder. One of the many ways to do this to add the items using the item numbers.

Step 2: Select the items and right click the mouse button to bring up the popup menu, and enable the Price Alert.

Step 3: Open the settings dialog and make sure you enable email alerts

Step 4: Show the Price Alert column in the list, which displays up or down arrow if there is any price changes for the items.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Upgrade to JoyBidder Pro 1.7.7 for Firefox 7.x Now

It appears some users have trouble auto-updating to the latest version of JoyBidder eBay Auction Sniper Pro for Firefox. From what I have heard so far, it happens that if you upgrade Firefox to 7.x without JoyBidder being updated to the compatible version (1.7.7) first, Firefox will disable JoyBidder.

If you have this problem, please manually install the latest version of JoyBidder Pro for Firefox at

Friday, September 30, 2011

eBay search returns irrelvant item

I wanted to get a copy of Demon Souls strategy guide, which is only included in the Demon Souls Deluxe edition. This collectible item is sold at around $85 if used. There were rare occasions where it went under $80. So I created a scheduled search for it, which will automatically search and import items to JoyBidder. Every morning, I review the new findings and add the ones that I want to buy to a batch snipe of $76 (It is little too low, but I am testing the waters here, and who knows when the luck strikes. sniping, especially batch/group sniping, is very much like fishing, luck and patience are the key).

However, this morning, I found a "Gamenboy Advance Game Shark" in my list. I thought it might be a bug from JoyBidder, but it turns out that the item is actually in the eBay search results if you search for "Demon Souls Deluxe".

See screen shot below

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

JoyBidder Auction Sniper for Firefox 5

JoyBidder Pro now supports Firefox 5, the first rapid-release version.

The new version 1.7.2 is released the same day as the release of Firefox 5.

If you have problem auto-updating to the new version after upgrading to Firefox 5, please go to JoyBidder Auction Sniper web site or click here to install.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

First 2 weeks on eBay: iPad 2 price chart

Do you want to know how much iPad 2 is selling on eBay?
Will the price goes down if you wait for just another few days?
If you are lucky having extra one to sell, should you list as BuyItNow or Auction?

Read the charts below and see if you can answer the questions yourself.


Price Trend

Volume Trend

  • Data is retrieved from eBay web site using JoyBidder Pro automated search import feature.
  • Charts are generated by JoyBidder Pro Auction Analytic tool.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Monitor eBay BuyItNow Price Drop

It is a common practice that eBay sellers drops prices of BuyItNow items in order to move their inventory. For sellers managing large inventory, they use software to automatically adjust prices bases latest sales data. Since the goal is to move inventory while keeping maximum profit, seller don't usually tell the buyer there is pending price drop.
Some buyers manually tracks price changes of the items they are monitoring, but this is a very manual process.

Good news for eBay buyers, latest version of JoyBidder has implemented price alert feature. You can enable price alert on selected items and get alerts you when price changes.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

JoyBidder Auction Sniper 1.6.11 is released

JoyBidder Auction Sniper 1.6.11 was released for Pro and Free. This is a bug fix release and you can view the release notes here. Depend on how users use JoyBidder, the fix might be important to someone who track BuyItNow items and usually add auction items from eBay view item page from build-in browser.

Note: If you are using the Free version for Firefox, due to the Mozilla's rigid review process, the new version will be reviewed by AMO reviewers before it can be made public. (it could take 3 to 5 days). Here is more information on how to update JoyBidder.

Monday, January 17, 2011

CRITICAL BUG FIX: Update to version 1.6.10 NOW!

1.6.10 was released for Pro and Free. It fixed a critical bug that auction items cannot be added JoyBidder due to changes eBay made during the last weekend. The fix was released within 5 hours when the issue was first reported. Existing users should upgrade to 1.6.10 as soon as possible. If you don't want to wait for the scheduled auto-update alert, you can upgrade manually.

Note: If you are using the Free version for Firefox, due to the Mozilla's rigid review process, the new version will be reviewed by AMO reviewers before it can be made public. (it could take 3 to 5 days).