Automatic searching software with bulk import?

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honestandbest
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Automatic searching software with bulk import?
26 Dec 2006
Hi,

I was wondering if you any of you are aware of any software that would help me buying some books.

1. I have list of about 5000 ISBN # that I want to buy IF available in given price range.

2. I need sort of notifier or searcher that will send me notification as soon as book with given ISBN # is listed with acceptable price range on half.com or ebay.com store or otherwise.

3. Software should support some importing feature so I do not have to create each of 5000 request manually.

Thanks for your help,

Regards

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Andy
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Re: Automatic searching software with bulk import?
7 Jan 2007
Hi, welcome!

That's an interesting question and one I haven't heard before.

I am not aware of a searching tool that will let you import items - normally they are targetted to buyers with only a handful of searches that are no problem to input manually.

It may be worth asking the question of the book sales management specialists - AMan Pro, FillZ, and Indaba.

Good luck! I would love to know if you find anything that fits your needs.

PS. I have modified your topic title to give a fuller description of your requirements.

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honestandbest
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Re: Automatic searching software with bulk import?
8 Jan 2007
Thanks for reply. I will definately update If I find something that works. Thanks for helping me with title.
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Andy
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Re: Automatic searching software with bulk import?
9 Jan 2007
Hi again,

When I replied before I had a vague feeling that I had come across something that you might find useful...

I have just found it again: the aforementioned AMan Pro has a purchasing application that sounds like it could fit the bill. More info .
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Rainer Bauer
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Re: Automatic searching software with bulk import?
9 Jan 2007
Hello honestandbest,

you might give Munnin a try, although it only supports ebay, not half.com.

You can search for the desired ISBN number (in eBay.com Books) and set an upper price limit in the advanced search parameters. After the search was successfully completed you can save this as a search favorite.

For every search favorite the background scanning can be enabled which will constantly search for new items found for this search. There are several alarm modes available (dialog, sound, email) that will inform you whenever new items have been listed.

Importing 5000 ISBN numbers into 5000 different search favorites cannot be done automatically, but it is a simple copy/paste operation which I could do for you.

However, I would recommend that you group them in batches to 10 or 20 ORed Search words.

Munnin-Light supports up to 3 search favorites, so you can test this before purchasing anything!

Best regards,

Rainer
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Re: Automatic searching software with bulk import?
9 Jan 2007
Hi

My SearchBasic software can do this for up to 50 searches at a time but unfortunately doesn't have the import function.

www.searchbasic.com

David

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