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Prospector Lite

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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Mar 29, 2010

For the casual eBay user, the options present within the eBay Web site itself are probably enough. More serious auction-addicts, however, need advanced tools for searching, monitoring auctions, and bidding. Prospector Lite supplies these tools in a well-designed, intuitive format.

Prospector Lite's interface is browserlike and intuitive, making it easy to navigate. Users can surf eBay just as they would in a regular Web browser, but Prospector Lite adds plenty of handy eBay-specific tools. Users can create complex searches that use a wide variety of different parameters; these searches are then saved in a handy tree format, allowing users to quickly access them and view updated results. Prospector Lite can also be used to schedule bids to take place just a few seconds before the end of an auction; sneaky, yes, but all's fair in love and eBay. The program also has a tool that allows users to block search results from particular sellers, and the Auto Tracking feature records information about your current session that might be useful. An online Help file is well-written and quite thorough. Overall, using Prospector Lite is very much like using eBay, but with way more useful features. Users who do more than occasional eBay shopping stand to gain more relevant search results and more winning bids with Prospector Lite.

Prospector Lite is free, but the Lite version has a limit of 30 searches a day. The program installs politely but leaves a folder behind upon removal. We recommend this program to all users.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 9.3.3807

General

Release June 7, 2010
Date Added June 7, 2010
Version 9.3.3807

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows NT 4, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows NT 4 SP 6, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Internet Explorer 5.5 or later,Video - 800 x 600 minimum.

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Total Downloads 2,138
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Developer's Description

Prospector Lite is an advanced search tool and auction sniper for eBay, that makes it easy to track and find bargains that you are interested in. You can create detailed search queries, using keywords, exclusions, and other filters, even with support fro regular expressions. The searches can be saved and organized into custom categories, so that you can easily refer to them later, using the latest eBay results. Additional features include customizable results layout, automatic searches with email notification, built-in auction sniping and more. Note: The Lite version is limited to 30 searches a day, and 15 snipes a month.
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