Free eBay sniping, bidding & monitoring

Simplify your eBay experience!
No longer supported as of March, 2021. Thanks for the years of support and enthusiasm! It was a good run...
Try Gixen for your sniping needs; I respect the author a lot, and they've been doing it around as long as I had.


Stable Version
May 25, 2014
JBidwatcher 2.5.6

Edge Version
January 13, 2016
JBidwatcher 2.99pre5
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JBidwatcher Configuration Screenshots

These are obviously not complete. Some more documentation and explanation for each of these is necessary.

The tabs 'Webserver', 'Security', and 'Paths' have not been implemented yet, and can be ignored for now.

The very first tab is the general configuration setup. I highly recommend leaving checked the 'Regularly check for new versions' box. Under pre-releases, the Debugging box is ignored, and debugging is always on, for testing. Under full releases (0.8, 0.9, etc.), you can disable debugging. Spending limits have not been implemented yet.
The next tab is the Browser setup, allowing you to configure information about your browser. For example, if you are Linux, you must configure your browser path explicitly. Under Windows, if you are running the latest (1.4.x or greater), it will detect your browser, otherwise you need to give it a path to it. Under MacOSX, the browser is always automatically detected.
General_config Browser_config
Firewall configuration tab. Use this only if you are behind a firewall, or require a proxy server to access the Internet. If you are using an 'ad-buster' client, please don't point to it as your proxy unless it really is your only way to reach the Internet.
The proxy and SOCKS support is built into Java, but it has changed at various times in the past, so if it doesn't work, please drop me an email.
Sniping configuration tab.
Firewall_config Snipe_config
eBay configuration tab. If you have gone through the process of registering as an adult on eBay, in order to access the 'mature audiences' section, select the checkbox so it will pick up the appropriate eBay cookies.
Enter your eBay username and password, or you will not be able to bid, snipe, retrieve your 'My eBay' page information, or monitor mature-audience auctions.