For consumers looking to save as much money as possible while shopping, eBay can be your best friend and your worst enemy. On one hand, auctions and Buy It Now listings often afford deals that are unheard of, offering huge savings not even Amazon can match. On the other hand, auction listings can be a double-edged sword when people swoop in at the last moment and drive up the price of an item you want to buy.

There are plenty of tools designed to help make your eBay experience as smooth as possible though, and a new free iPhone app released on Tuesday should definitely be added to your arsenal.

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Cleverly named BayWatch, this new app from Progress Concepts might be your new best friend if you frequently shop on eBay. It’s purpose is simple — the app notifies you the instant an item you’re looking for is listed. This way, you can buy it before anyone else if it’s a Buy It Now listing, or follow it closely right away if it’s an auction.

The app’s full description follows below, along with a download link.

Find new items first on eBay™. BayWatch monitors eBay for your chosen items and alerts you as soon as new items are found.

Simply set your search criteria, and BayWatch will alert you when new items matching your search are found on eBay.

View eBay item details, price, bids, description, pictures, and simply tap on Shop Now to head over to eBay and purchase.

Watch eBay items that interest you, and receive alerts before the eBay listing ends, allowing you to check your bid and win.

The essential app for finding rarely listed eBay items, and getting bargains at the best price.

Find new eBay items first with BayWatch.

Download BayWatch

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