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eBay for Android app Review

Posted By Steve McFarlane on September 12th, 2011

The eBay Android app, like the web version of the site, can be used to search for, watch and purchase eBay listings. The app can also be used to create new listings with options to easily pre-populate some fields of new listings.

The app makes a reasonable attempt give the user easy access to items they are currently watching or bidding on, and will even raise alerts when you are being outbid, or an auction item you are interested in will be closing soon.

Creating or revising a listing is easy. Use the integrated scanner to capture the barcode of an item you want to sell and it will pre-populate the fields it can. Of course you can also enter the bits of information (including photos) that should be included in the item’s profile as well. The app also enables you to provide more responsive customer support by providing you with instant access to all your eBay related notifications and messages in one place.

Some notable features include:

  • Search by category, condition, price range, buying format and more
  • List, relist or revise items
  • Easy access to My eBay
  • Pay with PayPal (available in US, UK, AU and CA)
  • Voice-enabled search
  • Save your favorite searches
  • Scan a barcode to find matching items or pre-fill listing details when posting an item for sale
  • Receive notifications when an item you are watching is ending soon or you’ve been outbid
  • View seller ratings and recent feedback
  • View a seller’s other listings
  • Use eBay messaging to communicate with buyers and sellers
  • Access to 15 eBay sites worldwide
  • Support for 5 languages – English, French, Italian, German and Spanish

What we don’t like

One of the first things you will notice upon opening this app is just how committed eBay is to dull and ugly interfaces. Sure you can argue that the app gives the eBay user what they want without the fancy, but still, the app could be more pleasing to the eye.

There are some issues you may experience if you are not a U.S-based user. You wont be able to list, relist or revise items using anything other than eBay US and eBay UK for now; support for other sites is promised at a later time. Install eBay for Android

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