uBuyFirst launch app for eBay Power Buyers

By Chris Dawson January 27, 2015 - 11:17 pm

uBuyFirstMost of the time, when we talk about eBay on Tamebay, we write about selling, at least so far as professional eBay users go.

However there are professional buyers out there too, I remember hearing about one Shooting Star (10,000+ feedback) who had never sold a single item on the site. uBuyFirst is an application for the pro-buyers on eBay.

There are many reasons people might buy on eBay, for instance a mobile phone warranty company might have a daily list of unrepairable mobiles they need to purchase as customer replacements. They want to know the instant the models on their list come up and make a snap decision if it fits their purchase requirements.

Pro buyers might use sniping tools to grab an auction at the last minute, but that takes time – if nothing else you have to wait for the end time of the auction which may be days away. Fixed price items are more attractive options if you’re buying a lot and that’s where uBuyFirst comes in.

uBuyFirst is an eBay compatible application for finding newly listed items and can search eBay 10s of 1000s of times an hour. That means it surfaces new listing quicker than probably any other app. Not only do they find new listings but you can also set a ton of criteria including cost plus shipping, condition, item specifics and even search strings within the item description as well as viewing images.

Once uBuyFirst finds an item on your buy list, you can make the purchase directly through eBay’s API, this is generally way faster than a browser based checkout as there’s no lag while webpages or images load.

There is a free version of uBuyFirst, but serious users will want to subscribe to the higher levels to gain faster search and more search options and checkout through the API. There’s also a 30 day trial of the Enterprise subscription which is the most powerful version.

If you’re a power buyer on eBay you can sign up for uBuyFirst and get started on a trial today.

  • Jon
    4 years ago

    Hi Chris….This supposed launch is very disappointing to say the least. I was seriously interested in trying this out. For 2 days I have tried to sign up for the 30 day trial but no response whatsoever. I also looked at their Facebook page. It’s as dead as a dodo. No response to email support or Facebook. There’s no other way to contact them. Shame

  • 4 years ago

    Hey Jon.

    I checked again and didn’t see an email. Could you try directly at support [at ] please?

    If you signed up you should have received an automatic email with the download link. Either way, contact me directly and I’ll make sure you’re good to go.

    Include your Skype username and I can add you also.


    • Jon
      4 years ago

      Why are you ignorring a potential customer. If it’s not working why don’t you come clean & say so. I have sent you several emails but you never reply.

    • 4 years ago

      Hi Jon.

      Initially, you requested a call in which I asked when would be a good date/time to call. You said “now” but by the time I received the message it was a day later and in your night time. No problem.

      2nd attempt, we last replied on Feb 13th and received a reply back stating that it was a support email and was replied by a CSR rep who didn’t know what my request was about. I asked them to fwd the message to you.

      Lastly, I requested if you could download Skype since we’re usually on this all day and we could help. It also gives us the option to screen share so we can best support you. You mentioned you had some reasons for not wanting to download and use Skype. No problem.

      Your last inquiry resulted in creating two quick start guides to help you (and other users) setup and start start using uBuyFirst. I emailed these links to you and made them with you in mind 🙂

      Please check these two videos out and if you have any other questions, comments or concerns please do not hesitate to email us again with your specific needs.

      Thanks you Jon,


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