09-15-2015, 09:34 AM
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  • Cobre
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I have an Android phone and the eBay app was recently updated, and let me tell you, if you have not updated it don't do it!!

They completely redesigned the app and the new one is just terrible. Convoluted navigation, slow to load and more.

If you look at the reviews on the Play store you will see that everyone hates it!

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 09-15-2015, 09:46 AM
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  • MHWood
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I was just thinking the same thing last night. It is absolutely awful.

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 09-15-2015, 09:52 AM
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Agreed, website isn't much better.  Each "upgrade/enchancement" is an attempt to control what you look at and what you buy, not making it easier to find what you are looking for.  

Wish their was decent alternative to ebay on the horizon.....

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 09-16-2015, 06:42 AM
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Glad I saw this I thought I was the only one with this problem...It is an awful update...I liked it the way it was.

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 09-16-2015, 09:45 AM
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Good thing I don't have a mobile phone! Biggrin

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 09-16-2015, 09:57 AM
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(09-16-2015, 09:45 AM)celestino Wrote: Good thing I don't have a mobile phone! Biggrin

Oh no, did I read this correctly ?
No mobile phone my friend ? This is second shocking thing I heard from you. First was that you don't have a TV. My friend , I have to tell this to my daughter so that she can learn that people live without digital devices . She is only 6 but love her iPad after home work. I guess now we use these devices for relaxation. We are so bad !!!


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 09-16-2015, 10:07 AM
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(09-15-2015, 09:34 AM)Cobre Wrote: I have an Android phone and the eBay app was recently updated, and let me tell you, if you have not updated it don't do it!!

They completely redesigned the app and the new one is just terrible. Convoluted navigation, slow to load and more.

If you look at the reviews on the Play store you will see that everyone hates it!

Absolutely correct!

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 09-16-2015, 10:13 AM
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(09-16-2015, 09:45 AM)celestino Wrote: Good thing I don't have a mobile phone! Biggrin

I don't blame you.  I hate texting, I only text with my wife ocassionally and with a TSN member.  Don't FB, Twitter, or any sort of social media.

I remember going on a vacation, and I never took my phone on family vacations, I didn't realize I had brought it by mistake.  My wife found it and threw in the Pacific Ocean.  Since I retired, about 5 years ago, my phone is more of a paperweight than anything else.  I even decided not to upgrade next time, when it dies it dies.

Television?  Barely watch television, nothing than mind numbing programming to watch.

So I don't blame you!

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 09-16-2015, 10:52 AM
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I don't really care for apps when there is a more feature heavy more usable website version.

I don't own a tv. By choice not poverty. All the shows suck and a third of the content is nothing but commercials. I dont watch the news either because a third of it is fake and/or propaganda.I just watch YouTube and movies on my computer screen. I have a Windows phone which I mostly keep for the excellent navigation capabilities and to listen to podcast lectures.

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 09-16-2015, 10:52 AM
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(09-16-2015, 09:57 AM)Cricket203 Wrote:
(09-16-2015, 09:45 AM)celestino Wrote: Good thing I don't have a mobile phone! Biggrin

Oh no, did I read this correctly ?
No mobile phone my friend ? This is second shocking thing I heard from you. First was that you don't have a TV. My friend , I have to tell this to my daughter so that she can learn that people live  without digital devices . She is only 6 but love her iPad after home work. I guess now we use these devices for relaxation. We are so bad !!!

That is right, Mustafa. I have never owned one. I have a desktop computer, though and a land-line phone. Biggrin

Hector, you are a very smart gentlemen! Shy

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 09-26-2015, 07:31 AM
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It looks like I am a bit late to this particular party, but let me add my two cents - the new eBay app is appallingly bad. I can't imagine what they were thinking.

I have also encountered other app revisions that don't perform as well as their predecessors. Several print magazines also have altered their formats, designs & graphics (to look more hip?) at the expense of easy readability.

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 09-26-2015, 08:13 AM
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  • Cobre
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I ended up reverting to the previous version, I found a way on eBay's own user forums, how ironic!

Here is the link to the process to go back to the old version:

https://community.ebay.com/t5/eBay-Mobil...p/24476750

I am happily using the older, nicer version now. I tested it for viruses and it was 100% clean, or at least it was clean 4 days ago.

I hope this helps!

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 09-26-2015, 10:00 AM
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  • MaxP
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Thank you to all who contributed to this thread. When the Ipad pop-up for upgrade Ebay came up, I just said NO.

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 09-26-2015, 01:16 PM
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What is eBay ?

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 09-26-2015, 01:21 PM
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Ebay doesn't have an app for my phone (WebOS-powered HP Veer), but they did something that I imagine is equally irritating.  They previously had been forcing me to their awful mobile site.  Now they forward me to a page that tells me that their mobile site no longer supports my phone.  That's fine, but let me go to the full site!  My phone is perfectly capable of running it. 

Thankfully, I stumbled upon a WebOS eBay app.  I believe it's called Auction Mate.  It works very nicely.  The free version doesn't do everything, but I may be able to upgrade to the "pro" version.

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 09-26-2015, 01:56 PM
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I agree, it is a terrible upgrade.  I hope the next update fixes the numerous complaints most seem to be providing.

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 09-26-2015, 05:52 PM
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Almost upgraded but after reading the reviews glad I didn't !


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