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Does anyone use the Ebay or Amazon android apps, (are they any good)

TORPC
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Does anyone use the Ebay or Amazon android apps, (are they any good)

As per tittle
& are they worth using
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Re: Does anyone use the Ebay or Amazon android apps, (are they any good)

I used the ebay app briefly. Very briefly as it was only to take advantage of a special offer.
Free ad with no sale charges if I remember correctly.
It was easy enough to use but I didn't see the point.
OK if your mobile plan means it's free of any charges I guess.
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Re: Does anyone use the Ebay or Amazon android apps, (are they any good)

Why not just give them a go and see for yourself? They're free after all. Smiley
I occasionally use both btw. 
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Re: Does anyone use the Ebay or Amazon android apps, (are they any good)

EBay used far too much battery,  Amazon didn't do anything the website can't.
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Re: Does anyone use the Ebay or Amazon android apps, (are they any good)

Apart from Banking I prefer to use the full websites on both the smartphone and tablet. No real reason apart from it's what I'm used to.

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Re: Does anyone use the Ebay or Amazon android apps, (are they any good)

I use the Amazon app for the free aps, never used the ebay one.
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Re: Does anyone use the Ebay or Amazon android apps, (are they any good)

Quote from: pwatson
Why not just give them a go and see for yourself? They're free after all. Smiley
I occasionally use both btw.  

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Re: Does anyone use the Ebay or Amazon android apps, (are they any good)

I use Ebay mobile app all the time.  It is great, faster than using full site on the phone. You can still 'watch', 'bid', 'message sellers' etc.  You can even place auctions direct from your phone, having taken a photo of your item for sale on your phone.
I haven't noticed it using a lot of battery either, though I do have eBay set up to email me with notifications.
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Re: Does anyone use the Ebay or Amazon android apps, (are they any good)

I use the android ebay app a fair bit on my smartphone, when I don't have any other means to get on there. So in that respect, yes it is worth using.
It's certainly not ideal on a small screen, but it does work well for what it is.
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Re: Does anyone use the Ebay or Amazon android apps, (are they any good)

Cheers guys Smiley
I only thought of the possibility of using it when out & about as I have a few bids going on that I would not like to miss out on Wink
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Re: Does anyone use the Ebay or Amazon android apps, (are they any good)

It's also useful for adding pictures to auctions (if your phone camera does the item justice).
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Re: Does anyone use the Ebay or Amazon android apps, (are they any good)

Can I say that I've never used an "app" - although I've used software, programs and even run applications on appropriate hardware.  Cheesy

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Re: Does anyone use the Ebay or Amazon android apps, (are they any good)

Would you prefer the longer word called "Application" Tongue Grin
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Re: Does anyone use the Ebay or Amazon android apps, (are they any good)

It depends...
An application is a complex piece of software e.g. a database.
Angry Birds is a simple (and simplistic) program.

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Re: Does anyone use the Ebay or Amazon android apps, (are they any good)

That may put it in a different light Grin