How would I code a site like PriceGrabber?

Discussion in 'General Programming Chat' started by KraftyKyle, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. KraftyKyle

    KraftyKyle Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP

    Aug 13, 2008
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    I'm looking to create a site like PriceGrabber, but have no idea where to start. I've seen a bunch of related sites popping up and would love to work on one myself. I'm just getting into programming, but learning a new language to do this would actually be a plus. If anyone knows of any resources or of some tips, I'd love to hear from you.

    At first I was thinking it would have be some type of scraper that scrapes eBay, Amazon, etc. for the search query inputted by the visitor and then displays the best price back to the visitor on the next page. I really have no idea though (hopefully that didn't reveal too much of my stupidity on the subject matter).

    Again, I think this would be a fun project and I actually have a decent niche idea. I know there are scripts out there such as the KAON Price Comparison Script, but I'd rather invest my time as I'm trying to learn coding for myself.
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2013
  2. 312k1t

    312k1t Registered Member

    Oct 26, 2012
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    I know one API which can handle this. PM me for the details.