BayWatch FAQs

  • Instructions
  • About BayWatch
  • I don't receive alerts
  • Is my eBay login secure
  • Privacy
  • How to delete an eBay™ Watch
  • How to view items
  • Advanced Search Operators
  • Open items in eBay App with Shop Now
BayWatch alerts you as new items are found on eBay.

Create a new eBay™ Watch:-

1) Tap ‘Create eBay Watch’

2) Enter Search Criteria. (You can search for individual words, or include phrases within quotes such as “Apple Watch”™ to find exact matches. See Advanced Search Operators in Help for more information.)

3) Optionally enter any negative keywords in Search Exclusions. These will any items that contain these words.

4) Choose Buying Format, All, Auction or Buy It Now.

5) Optionally set a distance. Tap any distance, and enter your location, or tap the + to complete your location automatically. Select the distance to search. Tap done. (By default BayWatch will search any distance.)

6) Tap Watch.

BayWatch will now monitor your selected watches and will alert you as new items are found.

Please do not ‘Force Close’ BayWatch, as doing so will stop it alerting you to new items.

View Items:-

1) The main screen will display any eBay™ Watches. Each watch will also show any new items.

2) Tap the title of the eBay™ watch to view all items.

3) Each item shown will display the title, image, buying format, time remaining, and listing time.

4) Tap any item to view full details.

5) Tap Shop Now to visit eBay.

6) From here you can simply login to eBay™ to purchase your selected item.

BayWatch does not use or require your eBay™ username or password. Your username and password are entered directly into eBay™ as usual.

Delete eBay™ Watch:-

1) Swipe left on the eBay™ Watch to delete.

2) Tap Delete.

Settings:-

1) The country should be automatically populated. You can change the selected eBay™ store by tapping on the Country, and selecting your chosen country from the list.

2) BayWatch will notify you as new items are found. By default this will play a sound. You can optionally set this to silent here.

BayWatch was developed to help you find new items on eBay™ as they are listed.

Whilst eBay™ can provide daily notifications, the item you really wanted could have been bought long before. BayWatch aims to find new items and alert you quickly, giving you the best chance of getting what you want.

BayWatch must be running to alert you to new items.

Please do not ‘Force Close’ BayWatch, as doing so will stop it alerting you to new items.

BayWatch is an eBay Compatible Application.

BayWatch does not request or use your eBay id.

Any purchases you make via links within this app are made directly with eBay via the eBay website or, if installed and active, the eBay mobile app.

When you click on links within this app and make a purchase, this can result in this app earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to the eBay Partner Network. These do not impact upon the price you pay.

1) Swipe left on the eBay™ Watch to delete.

2) Tap Delete.

View Items:-

1) The main screen will display any eBay™ Watches. Each watch will also show any new items.

2) Tap the title of the eBay™ watch to view all items.

3) Each item shown will display the title, image, buying format, time remaining, and listing time.

4) Tap any item to view full details.

5) Tap Shop Now to visit eBay.

6) From here you can simply login to eBay™ to purchase your selected item.

BayWatch does not use or require your eBay™ username or password. Your username and password are entered directly into eBay™ as usual.

The keywords field is the basis for item searches.

Queries aren’t case-sensitive, so it doesn’t matter whether you use uppercase or lowercase letters.

The value specified in the keywords field can contain one or more keywords. The words “and” and “or” are treated like any other word. Only use “and,” “or,” or “the” if you are searching for listings containing these words. You can use AND or OR logic by including certain modifiers.

* Search Criteria:-

Space between words: Applies AND logic to multiple keywords. eg. baseball card.

Comma (,) between words, with no parentheses or spaces: Requires an exact sequence of words. eg. baseball,card.

Comma between words in parentheses ((,)) with no spaces: Applies OR logic to multiple keywords. eg. (baseball,card).

Quoted (” “) words: Requires an exact sequence of words. eg. “baseball card”.

At sign (“@”): Search must find two of three words from a list. eg. @1 baseball autograph card. Note that for a “3 out of 4” search, use @2 and a list of four words.

* Search Exclusions Criteria:-

Each individual word will exclude listsings with that word.

Space between words: Applies OR logic to multiple keywords.

If you have the eBay app installed and you have opened it and logged in, BayWatch should open the eBay app on iOS 9 and later when you tap Shop Now.

If you find it opens the Safari Browser instead, please follow the instructions below to enable this functionality.

1) Delete and re-install the eBay app.

2) Open the eBay app and log in.

3) Try the Shop Now button in BayWatch again.

4) If needed, you can use the link above again to force the app to open.

If the above does not work, please do the following.

1) Open the eBay app and log in.

2) Open this webpage directly in Safari https://www.progressconcepts.com/help/baywatch/ and then carry on from point 3 below in Safari.

3) Tap and hold the following link and select ‘Open in “eBay”‘ http://rover.ebay.com/rover/. This should open the link in the eBay app.

4) Try Shop Now in BayWatch again.

The issues with links are system wide, and not BayWatch or eBay related. However, the above should resolve the issues.

If you need further help, please contact us via the contact option within the app. This will include data which helps us when answering your question. Thanks.