Camarillo, California (PressExposure) December 27, 2007 -- Elite Minds Inc has released a new set of free Internet tools to assist eBay users and help protect them from fraudulent auctions. These tools were designed by Michael Ford, seven time author and author of the best selling books Dont Bid On It and Scams And Scoundrels which reveal how eBay really works.
Many eBay members miss auctions because the auctions end with Buy-It-Now, before the user sees them and they miss out on collectables or bargains. When users do find bargains, they are sometimes too good to be true because they are fraudulent auctions. EBay members need to be alerted when items they are interested in are listed and they need a method that will identify fraudulent auctions before bidding.
The first tool in the Elite Minds eBay Tookbox is the Tadpole Auction Watcher. This is a free utility that allows users to monitor specific auctions plus they can setup custom searches that are updated automatically throughout the day. EBay members no longer have to check their favorite categories or search for keywords throughout the day to find items they are interested in. They no longer have to watch auctions for price changes. The Tadpole Auction Watcher will alert the user if there is a price change on an auction or show new items in any category or any items that match search criteria the user selects. This is the perfect tool to monitor eBay for new listings or for sellers to monitor their own auctions.
The Tadpole Auction Watcher is available as a free download from [http://www.TadpoleAuctionWatcher.com]
The next item in this toolbox is the Auction Inquisitor Software. This is a free and unique tool that is based on information in the Scams And Scoundrels book which can identify fraudulent auctions. Every eBay member has looked at an auction at one time or another and wondered if it was too good to be true. This software will analyize many factors in auctions, check seller history, and other elements to generate a report about the auction. The user can then see how many signs of fraud are present in the auction and easily determine if it is a legitimate auction or not.
Auction Inquisitor is available as a free download at [http://www.AuctionInquisitor.com] It is completely free and contains no ad-ware.
The Tadpole Auction Watcher makes it easy for eBay members to find and monitor items they are interested in. The Auction Inquisitor software allows members to analyize auctions for signs of fraud easily and quickly.
These tools now join the My Little Mole security toolbar by Elite Minds which is also free and available at http://www.mylittlemole.com
If you have tried eBay and been scared off by the idea of sending money to a stranger, you can now re-visit the site with confidence when using these tools.
What really sets these utilities apart is the fact that they are 100% free and if they can save you from being scammed once or find that one elusive bargain, they are more than worth that price.