Speaking as a person who makes frequent purchases from eBay, a mobile service like the one below makes a lot of sense.
There’s a new tool for serious eBay shoppers that interfaces with mobile phones. A company called UnWired Buyer times calls to just before an auction ends, providing updates on critical listing details, such as the current high bid, and allows the user to place new bids using a custom interactive voice response system and touch-tone commands.
The free service does not require any extra phone features and works with all carriers.
A companion service called UnWired Buyer 2.0 lets users select their bid environment – whether mobile phone or computer, sending advance notices via e-mail or text message and allowing users to enter their final bids bu either phone or PC. It, too, is free. Source: PC Mike’s e-Journal