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Friday March 05, 2004
12:06 PM

wishlists on the cheap

[ #17770 ]

I finally got around to documenting and making available my Amazon wishlist tool. If you maintain a wishlist and want to periodically see if any items on it are available for cheap you can put this in your cron:

0 * * * * /usr/local/bin/wishlist --token=MYTOKENID --wishlist=MYWISHLISTID --email=cheapskate@example.com

Which means at the top of every hour wishlist will go and look at my wishlist and email me if any items on it are available for cheap: cheap being less than 50% of the coverprice and/or less than $5. Cheapness is configurable. It uses Amazon's Web Services, so you'll need to get a token (free). I imagine that there's some CPAN module that does this, but there wasn't at the time when I wrote this about a year ago (I don't think).

If you use it you'll get lots of hits from used bookstores around the country. But I don't mind used when the quality is good, and I've been really happy with the quality measures on Amazon.

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