Unfortunately, it seems that the development team has other
things on their minds besides fixing bidwatcher for us in their spare
To help things along, I would like to offer a bounty of US$ 50 for
the resolution of this bug.
It has been suggested that eBay now requires the use of https for
bidding, and that it might make sense to replace the HTTP code in
bidwatcher with libcurl, which supports https.
I realize that this may be more than a quick hack, so in case $50
is not sufficient motivation, I'd like to encourage other users to
contribute to the bounty.