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    Deal Of The Day (DOTD) Website List...

    Hello All,

    I would like to build a list on here to sites that have a daily deal.

    I would like your help in giving links to the site and il update the post to contain all the current links.

    +rep to all with a valid link.

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    tregs;5830813

    http://www.offeroftheday.co.uk/


    that site doesnt show any DOTD

    Thanks though!

    gary_rip;5830829

    that site doesnt show any DOTDThanks though!



    It shows Todays Best under Todays Highlights - Not sure if that is what you want though :thumbsup:

    Good idea you should build a mini website with it

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    choc1969;5830866

    http://www.gadgets.co.uk/category/todayonly


    Thanks! :thumbsup:

    svp.co.uk/24g…ne/
    [url]www.ministryofdeals.com[/url]
    [url]www.ibood.co.uk[/url]

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    nuabdi;5830877

    http://www.svp.co.uk/24gone/]www.ministryofdeals.com]www.ibood.co.uk



    choc1969;5830878

    http://www.zavvi.co.uk/zavvi/zavvi/offers/deal-of-the-day.list



    choc1969;5830884

    http://www.sendit.com/sendit/sendit/offers/deal-of-the-day.list


    Now we are cooking!

    sorry i only have a week one )o:

    ]http//ww…r=0

    Wow nice list guys!

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    choc1969;5831497

    http://www.wickes.co.uk/pcat/bestDeals



    Nice try but that isn't daily deals.

    matthew_crawford;5830865

    Good idea you should build a mini website with it


    I get the feeling this comment probably isn't far off the intention.

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    highguyuk;5839103

    I get the feeling this comment probably isn't far off the intention.


    Me... build a website...? Never!

    Im not sure its needed really as there are enough members here to post the deal if its good enough?

    Banned

    nice!!

    Great! :thumbsup: Now, if only we can have a Games only list. All consoles; PC, etc. :-D

    Original Poster

    Original Poster

    matthew_crawford;5830865

    Good idea you should build a mini website with it


    Just couldnt help myself in the end...

    dotd.garyrip.com (work in progress)

    This may or may not work, if its not working then feel free to drop a post on here.

    All suggestions are welcome and considered! +rep to anything I use.

    Things on my list...
    1. Sort eBay/firebox so it shows when item is sold out (need to wait for an item to sell out to fix this).
    2. Show item pictures.
    3. Update theme.

    Original Poster

    If someone spots that ebay/firebox sell out of an item before i do please post in here so i get notification!

    gary_rip;5885170

    Just couldnt help myself in the end...http://dotd.garyrip.com (work in … Just couldnt help myself in the end...http://dotd.garyrip.com (work in progress)This may or may not work, if its not working then feel free to drop a post on here.All suggestions are welcome and considered! +rep to anything I use.Things on my list...1. Sort eBay/firebox so it shows when item is sold out (need to wait for an item to sell out to fix this).2. Show item pictures.3. Update theme.



    Hi Gary,
    Good skills mate! Do these sites all have a rss feed? you might be able to source data from there too...
    Which leads to my suggestion - any chance turning your stream into a rss??

    Amb

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    Ambdon;5886085

    Hi Gary,Do these sites all have a rss feed? you might be able to source … Hi Gary,Do these sites all have a rss feed? you might be able to source data from there too...Which leads to my suggestion - any chance turning your stream into a rss?? :)Amb


    Good idea... ive not made my own RSS before.... give me 10 mins and il see if its something i could do!

    Hi Gary, ]check this out it doesnt have a deal of the day as such, but it is updated daily and users can filter the deals :thumbsup:

    hth

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    Monkeybumcheeks;5886120

    Hi Gary, ]check this out it doesnt have a deal of the day as such, but it … Hi Gary, ]check this out it doesnt have a deal of the day as such, but it is updated daily and users can filter the deals :thumbsup:hth


    hmmm, pretty good, but i dont think this would fit in with what im doing... the deals on that site dont change enough, and before you should you would just look before you go shopping, where as this is more of an impulse buy where deals change every day.

    What about this one ?]http//ww…tml

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    Monkeybumcheeks;5886348

    What about this one ?http://www.cdiscount.co.uk/home.html


    Thats just the homepage... im not sure those deals change daily, and even if they did they display it as a picture not text so it would be unworkable!

    gary_rip;5886091

    Good idea... ive not made my own RSS before.... give me 10 mins and il … Good idea... ive not made my own RSS before.... give me 10 mins and il see if its something i could do!



    If you're using php/mysql - this might help you do it easily! :thumbsup:
    webreference.com/aut…ds/

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    Ambdon;5886385

    If you're using php/mysql - this might help you do it easily! … If you're using php/mysql - this might help you do it easily! :thumbsup:http://www.webreference.com/authoring/languages/xml/rss/custom_feeds/


    The thing i need to consider is that if the site im scraping is down then it will feed an error into the RSS feed... i would need to work on validation a bit more so that erroneous RSS items are not created.

    gary_rip;5886608

    The thing i need to consider is that if the site im scraping is down then … The thing i need to consider is that if the site im scraping is down then it will feed an error into the RSS feed... i would need to work on validation a bit more so that erroneous RSS items are not created.



    Are you scraping and then storing in a table - or just outputting straight to screen?

    If you are doing it to table, if you were to use the code i sent before, just amend the query in getDetails() to ensure only valid results are queried from the table where you store the details and past to the rss table for the feed... (maybe when scraping, add a "toRSS" boolean field if there is data in all the fields??)

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    Ambdon;5886717

    Are you scraping and then storing in a table - or just outputting … Are you scraping and then storing in a table - or just outputting straight to screen?If you are doing it to table, if you were to use the code i sent before, just amend the query in getDetails() to ensure only valid results are queried from the table where you store the details and past to the rss table for the feed... (maybe when scraping, add a "toRSS" boolean field if there is data in all the fields??)


    straight to screen... with the intention to mySQL if its popular enough...

    as with all these things i do, i make them for myself but make them available to others. i think what i will end up doing is putting it into mySQL but that will make it less up to date as i will only be able to check once every 5 minutes for example.
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