Surfing Amazon intelligently

Posted on 2006-06-01
Last Modified: 2010-04-06
I am looking to see if someone has any programming ideas for a specific project.  I teach and buy lots of used books from Amazon.  The books are always used and each one has a specific group of sellers.  I would like to minimze shipping by buying the most books from the fewest sellers.  So, I am looking for a way to get at web page data in an automated fashion.  In a perfect world, I would like to cycle through several books and their sellers and downlod this information.  I can then play with the data in a spreadsheet to minimize the number of sellers.  The development langauge is not a critical component - I can bumble my way through most.

Question by:johnfaig
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    If I understand correctly, you want some sort of book database that you can browse through. This would tell you the seller so that you could do a batch purchase, right?

    But this leads me to ask...why not fill up your shoping cart and then buy. What is the difference?
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    Amazon provide a WebService for browsing their databases, although i'm not sure if that includes second-hand sales. Anyway details can be found here:

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