When it comes to snapping up a bargain on the auction site eBay, timing is the key to success. Using the eBay web site can be slow and cumbersome, particularly if you are trying to monitor a number of different auctions at the same time, and this is why there is such as large number of auction tools available. Prospector Lite is one such tool that makes it easy to find what you are looking for.
If you have found that a particular item you are interested in is not available for auction, Prospector Lite can be used to keep performing searches so that you will be notified as soon as a matching item shows up. This means that there is no need to keep manually typing the same search terms over and over again, and you can be alerted as soon as a matching product is found.
Searches can be performed in a variety of ways, including searching for specific phrases, or narrowing down the options by working through categories, and this greatly increases your chances of finding what you are looking for. The program can also be used to search for products on sites such as Epinions, About and Pricegrabber, making it possible to make comparisons quickly and easily.
There are also various paid-for version of Prospector available, and the only difference between them is the number of eBay search you are able to make each day. In the free version of the program, you are limited to making 100 searches of eBay through the application, but versions that allow for 2000, 10000 and 20000 searches per day are also available for $9.95, $19.95 and $29.95 respectively.
Prospector Lite is a good idea, but in practice it is a little slow and to get the most from the tool, a paid-for version is really needed.