A few days ago we wrote about Firefox Companion for eBay, which at the time was in the private alpha stage. They’ve moved along into a public beta, so now you can try it out for yourself. It’s really only worth it if you’re experienced with eBay and use them on a regular/semi-regular basis.
The download site will automatically recognize if you are using Firefox, and if you are you’ll just download the companion for eBay. If not, you’ll have a link to “download Firefox eBay edition” which includes Firefox 2.
Just to recap some of the best features, there are alerts for just about anything you could think of: when an item is ending, when you’ve been outbid, when an item of yours has sold, etc. They also took safe browsing into consideration and after you enter in your eBay and PayPal passwords in the “options” section, if you were to go to a site that wasn’t verified and started to enter those passwords, you’ll get a warning.
Give it a try– it’s a beta edition of course, so you may come across a bug or two. If you buy or sell on eBay this will be a great companion because you’ll always be up to date with what’s going on, without ever having to go to the eBay site.