Last update: 2004-12-10
Tired of missing ebay auctions I created Bid Monkey to do the work for me. Bid Monkey will sleep until the final hour, then recheck the time remaining on the auction for increased accuracy. Works on all ebays (ie: international). The original Bid Monkey was written in PHP and was a simple web based script (look here). Bid Monkey later evolved into a command line utility written in Perl, the latest version of which is archived here: Bid Monkey v1.3.3. The current release, v2, is a complete rewrite in Python featuring both a command line and GUI interface working cross platform (Windows/*nix). This release was written in an object oriented manner and the base classes can be utilized in other applications. Pattern matching expressions have been abstracted into a separate web-updatable flat file allowing for adaptation to changes in eBay without requiring a re-release.
Note: requires Python v2.3