“Watch with eBay” Featured at SXSW

By: Mike Fossum - March 13, 2012

eBay just unveiled its “Watch with eBay” standalone app at the SXSW Interactive Festival, in Austin, TX. The iPad application allows users to shop and make purchases related to what they are watching on TV.

Some of the features of the Watch with eBay app include:

-Watch With eBay: Couch commerce enthusiasts can tune into their favorite shows with a new, enriched version of Watch With eBay. The new standalone app includes a program guide consumers can use to access content related to their favorite television shows in real time with the ability to curate content by category. Shoppers will be able to browse designers from the red carpet of this year’s award shows or find sports memorabilia for their fan collections, plus much more.

-Shop Like a Star: Fans of television, film, sports and music are invited to shop through the lens of their favorite stars. Through eBay Celebrity – a unique shopping destination that combines celebrity experiences, memorabilia and merchandise with philanthropic causes – Shop Like a Star provides an inside look at featured celebrities’ favorite items, while eBay curates shopping results related to the celebrity picks and provides the option to donate to a benefiting charity at check out. Some celebrities will interact with consumers through original content, video and message boards.

eBay will be on hand at the SXSW Interactive Festival all week.

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  • Cheryl

    As far as buying/saving on eBay goes:

    If you send a seller a question about an item, find another of their listings, and send the question from that item page, rather than from the one that you actually want. This will add a little bit of work for the seller, if they want to add the question/answer to the item description page that you are actually interested in. The seller may not bother, and any other potential buyers who have the same question might not bother to send it, instead looking for a similar item on eBay.

    If you see an item that you want listed in auction format, send the seller a message asking if they will accept $x to end the auction early and sell the item to you. May be telling them that they would not have to wait as long to get their money (they would probably know that, but it still might help). If that does not work, use a sniping service such as Bidball.com to bid for you. It’ll bid in the last few seconds, helping you to save money and avoid shill bidding.

    If there is a particular item that you want that is relatively rare on eBay or goes fast when one is listed, use ebuyersedge.com to set up a saved eBay search for it. You’d get an e-mail whenever a match is listed. You can use the price, category, exclude word, etc. filters to narrow down the list of results that you receive in the e-mails. Excellent for “Buy It Now”s priced right.

    If the item that you are looking for is difficult to spell, try a misspelling search site like Typojoe.com to hopefully find some deals with items that have main keywords misspelled in the title. Other interested buyers might never see them. Then, if the item is listed an auction format, after a few days of no bids (hopefully anyway) send the seller and offer to end the auction early and sell the item to you. They may worry that no one is interested, and take whatever they can get.

  • tj

    what does your comment have to do with “watch with Ebay”?