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MSE Jenny
Old 16-03-2012, 5:47 PM
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Hi all, we've built a new Local eBay Deals Mapper tool find pick-up only bargains near you.

If you could let us know what you think, that would be fab. How are the results for you? Is there anything you'd like to see added?

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Old 16-03-2012, 5:59 PM
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That is an excellent search tool! Especially like the map that opens when 'Where' is clicked.

*bookmarked*
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Old 16-03-2012, 6:03 PM
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Just had a play about and it was working fine for me, I compared my search with www.localbargainfinder.co.uk.


I used a 15 mile search radius, but alas nothing of a bargain for me today.
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Old 16-03-2012, 6:14 PM
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love it

although i dont know how money saving it is
i did not know i needed a grandfather clock thats within 5 miles of me

bit i doooooooooo

great tool
worked fine for me
also bookmarked it!
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Old 16-03-2012, 6:18 PM
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I love it! Its a lot more user friendly with the map as I live near a river and am often told an item is only 10miles from me but that is as the crow flies/swims. Having to drive around the river means it is more likely to be 30miles away.
Great idea, well done MSE
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Old 16-03-2012, 9:14 PM
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Brilliant, just briliant, bookmarked Thank you
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Brilliant tool, far better than others I have used before
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That is great! what a wonderful idea. Thank you I also have you bookmarked
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Now, how about one for eBid ?.
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Old 16-03-2012, 11:04 PM
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a keyword version would be useful.. instead of selecting a category being able to enter exactly what you are searching for.. eg fiat punto or grandfather clock or piano
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Old 17-03-2012, 7:32 AM
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It works,but you dont really need these 'tools'
you can set up these searches with eBay and save them
also you can then set up email notifications on these searches

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("cash on collection", "buyer must collect", "collection only", "no postage", "pick up only", "unable to post", "needs to be collected", "Collection in Person only", "can't post")

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Old 17-03-2012, 11:13 AM
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Hey folks

We've built a new eBay Local Deals Mapper to help show local pick-up only bargains on handy maps.

If you've got 5 mins to go and have a play with it, and let us know what you think, and especially an little errors or glitches we may have missed, that would be fab.

http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/sho...y-local-deals/

Thanks

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Humour me here please.

Is MSE seeing and storing all that nice postcode information it is harvesting from the tool? Very useful especially linked to user names.

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Old 17-03-2012, 1:32 PM
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Wicked - i found loads of items i fancied at giveaway prices. Well done!!!


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a keyword version would be useful.. instead of selecting a category being able to enter exactly what you are searching for.. eg fiat punto or grandfather clock or piano
That already exists - its called Ebay search.

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It works,but you dont really need these 'tools'
you can set up these searches with eBay and save them
also you can then set up email notifications on these searches
What do you type into Ebay search if you juist want to see everything that is finishing?
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What do you type into Ebay search if you juist want to see everything that is finishing?
well you can go into advanced search,then select ending with 1 hour etc
however eBay still require a keyword/category
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Old 18-03-2012, 10:30 AM
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its pretty good
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Humour me here please.

Is MSE seeing and storing all that nice postcode information it is harvesting from the tool? Very useful especially linked to user names.
Nope we dont do that, its not what we're about (and if we ever wanted that info we'd ask you) plus what user names - the tool is not linked to the forum, we don't have your user name in it.
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Old 18-03-2012, 3:39 PM
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Nope we dont do that, its not what we're about (and if we ever wanted that info we'd ask you) plus what user names - the tool is not linked to the forum, we don't have your user name in it.
It would be a simple capture though if people clicked through the link when they were logged in.

But thanks for the clarification that you are not using it in this way.
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Old 18-03-2012, 5:27 PM
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I tried it and it works well - great tool!
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Old 18-03-2012, 7:30 PM
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I have used another similar site for some time, http://www.localbargainfinder.co.uk/
Will try yours, thanks.
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Old 18-03-2012, 9:56 PM
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There are already several such sites that do this such as BayCrazy (which has all kinds of Ebay searches, not just local ones) Although this works fine, why would MSE want to be bothered with it?
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