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Hack #59. Manage Your eBay Auctions

This nifty program allows you to search, bid, and monitor items on eBay.

eBay provides a nice WAP interface for you to access many features of the service from your BlackBerry Browser. It allows you to search for items, make bids, and access auctions you are watching, but it is limited in a few ways. The interface is a little clunky (it is a WAP interface, after all) and you can access only certain eBay features—for example, you can't save or view previous searches you have made.

There is an excellent program from Abidia called Abidia Wireless (available for a one-time charge or a monthly subscription) that gives you more access to eBay features in a nice interface for your BlackBerry. There are versions for BES and non-BES BlackBerry users.

There are a number of ways to install Abidia Wireless. You can install it over the air from Abidia's WAP interface at http://wap.abidia.com. There is also a download for Application Loader if you want to install over your USB cable at http://www.abidia.com/install/pc. Another unique way that Abidia allows you to install their software is using SMS. Go to http://www.abidia.com/install/sms and enter your wireless phone number and carrier, and Abidia will send you an SMS message with the download URL to the over-the-air install. Just access the URL directly from the text of the SMS message, and you're on your way.

Configure Abidia Wireless

You can access eBay through Abidia Wireless anonymously, but you'll get a ...

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