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Old 09-02-2009, 09:42 PM   #1
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Hey Fellas,

So, I'm a bit of a cheapskate when it comes to paying for new stuff, and I rarely build my own, as I'm not the greatest handyman. So, I am constantly seeking deals through ebay, craigslist, etc to fulfill my brewing hardware needs.

Just wanted to bring to your attention a cool, free service called Notify.me:

notify.me - your content in real time

It allows you to enter a search term into any forum based site(craigslist, ebay, etc) and it will continuously report back to you, real time, any new posts having to do with your initial search. You can have the info sent to your phone or email.

I scored a sweet freezer for temp control through craigslist using this.

Prosit!

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Old 09-03-2009, 01:35 AM   #2
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lol...you are a better man than I!!! I have sat down to write a post about using google alerts many times, (works the same way, you can set it up to report back on search terms as soon as they show up, or once a day, or once a week). You use google by making the search "site:minneapolis.craigslist.com homebrew" and using whatever search term you want instead of "homebrew", and your city instead of "minneapolis".

But then I thought, nah, why give away my secrets to CL steals?!?

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Old 09-03-2009, 03:25 AM   #3
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nice! I was troubled, sharing this info, but it was nothing a few pints couldn't cure! I"ll have to look at the google tool. Thanks for sharing, no matter how reluctantly !!

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Old 09-03-2009, 03:27 AM   #4
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Yeah, I actually wrote a full "howto"....then cancelled out of the whole thing....I still need my fridge for a kegerator, an extra reg, and some other odds and sods!!!!!! I swear I would have shared eventually!!

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Old 09-03-2009, 03:56 AM   #5
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I thought everyone used google alerts. I've been using them for years and never thought about it.

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Old 09-03-2009, 04:19 AM   #6
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Perhaps I'm behind the times. But for those who don't know, enjoy!

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Old 09-03-2009, 04:57 AM   #7
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I had a sweet set up for CraigsList -> Yahoo Pipes that would let you enter your city, and it would pop up search results for Cornelius, grolsch, carboy, etc.

But Craigslist wasn't letting Yahoo Pipes get the RSS feeds, so that ended that.

I just subscribe to the RSS feeds for my favorite searches.

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Yeah, all of a sudden CL stopped updating my rss feed; dunno why. ebay has its own notification system now instead of rss, which is boo. Homebrewing is about sharing, so thanks

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Homebrewing is about sharing, so thanks
Good point!


By the way, Sigafoos, I'm catching up on my podcasts and I listened to James Spencer talking about you and the "I am a Homebrewer" podcast. It was cool listening to him talk about one of my "friends".
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