'eBay Deals' Alerts Users to Best Auction Bargains

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    eBay today announced the release of eBay Deals [App Store, Free], a new iPhone application highlighting the best bargains available on the popular auction site.
    The application comes pre-configured to provide listing from eBay's top eight mobile search categories, and users can customize and save their own deal searches for easy access. eBay Deals also offers Twitter and Facebook integration to allow users to easily share listing with others.

    In the announcement, eBay also touts the performance of its eBay Mobile [App Store, Free] application, which has been downloaded over 5 million times. eBay Mobile was updated last week to add Facebook and Twitter integration, support for eBay's "Best Offer" feature, and direct phone connection to customer support.

    Article Link: 'eBay Deals' Alerts Users to Best Auction Bargains
     
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    I can't see it in the (German) AppStore .:confused:

    edit, ok got it from the us store.
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    Really?! How dumb is that?! Just like Yahoo, and others, eBay could have combined this into their existing app. I don't want yet ANOTHER eBay app on my device! Geez.
     
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    .... zero bids.... bla bla bla.

    If the deals were not fixed price but rather 1 cent listings with no reserve then THAT would be a deal..
     
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    I like the direction eBay is going in with these "daily deals." Have bought many items from their "daily deals" listings (woot clone, anyone?).

    I do think they should integrate this into their current app. Like Starbucks, having multiple apps is very annoying.
     
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    I bet the Belgian thieves are posting killer deals on eBay right now..
     
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    You really got it—or could you only view it?

    There is something new in iTunes! A "Change store" button. When you click an App Store link for an app that is not available in your country like this...

    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ebay-deals/id340086711?mt=8

    ...there is a new option that leads you to the U.S. store.

    The old text was: "Der von Ihnen angeforderte Artikel ist zur Zeit nicht im österreichischen Store erhältlich."—"The item you're looking for is currently not available in the Austrian store."

    They added (must be new since a few days): "Er ist jedoch im amerikanischen Store erhältlich. Klicken Sie auf 'Store ändern', um den Artikel ansehen zu können."—"However it's available in the U.S. store. Click 'Change Store' to view the item." I've never seen that before.

    When I click "Change Store" I can see the new eBay app (page). Clicking the "GET APP" button brings up the account/ID/password dialog. I filled it out but clicking on "Download" there just tells me in a dialog box that the item is not available in Austria.

    Earlier it was rather complicated to change the store.
     

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    I really got it. I created a US account that I use for free apps when they are not available in the german store.
     
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    Yes. And for promo codes (they are working only in US store). :) I never created an US account because I am afraid that it messes up something. iTunes is not the most reliable Apple app.
     
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    So can you then have a combination of apps from different country stores on one iPhone?
     
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    yes
     
  12. macrumors member

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    i have 2 accounts 1 UK + 1 US i have downloaded Apps from each and they just sync 2 your iphone/itouche when u plug in it! took about 10 minutes 2 setup
     
  13. macrumors regular

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    Nice thread... but not for the app, for the multi country trick :) As for the app, don't really care...
     
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    :) right, I just tried the app and deleted it after 5 mins.
     
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    congratulations guys, awesome work.
    I look forward to seeing what you do in the next challenge.
     

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