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Some of the offers are short lived and aren't cleared out until the scanner rescans again if you understand what I mean. I'm sure someone else can explain it better, but that's the basics.

Because there's such a large amount of information it is technically impossible to keep it all current. The database is updating itself continually all 24/7 but it doesn't always come back around to a certain product group right away so there can be a few days lag time. It does purge anything over two weeks though so there shouldn't be anything way out of date. However, keep an eye on something like this and let me know as it could be a symptom of something falling over.

So basically what will happen is that Amazon might have knocked down Carry On to £2.97 for a day and our scraper picked that up when it went through. However, Amazon knocked the price back up the same day and the scraper might not come back around for a while where it would see the high price and delete it from the database.

That's the explanation I couldn't give, lol. :lol:

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OK - thanks for the explanations - that was a pretty extreme example, but it seems to happen to me fairly often. Probably because I only click on the exceptional deals maybe that are only there for a day or so :-)

Thanks again, Dio

I find that Amazon prices change throughout the day, so they're very regularly updated. However, it does seem to be a lot slower lately for the Amazon Deal Finder to catch up. I think there could also be another problem. Some of the offers are left on Amazon even if they're not in-stock or discontinued. They're the ones I seem to hit quite a lot :roll:

Maybe I should just have the auto-purge limit lowered? The trade off is that some deals that could still be valid would be deleted.

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Maybe I should just have the auto-purge limit lowered? The trade off is … Maybe I should just have the auto-purge limit lowered? The trade off is that some deals that could still be valid would be deleted.



Nah, I'd rather click a good deal and find that it has expired than miss one that's still there (if you know what I mean!) :-)

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The opposite has just happened :-)

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 Headset Edition (Xbox) advertised at a little under a tenner, available at £7.47 at the moment!

Not that I wanted it but I can't help clicking on good deals ;-)

That's the good side of it Nice surprises
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