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    • MSE Jenny
    • By MSE Jenny 16th Mar 12, 5:47 PM
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    MSE Local eBay Deals tool discussion
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    • 16th Mar 12, 5:47 PM
    MSE Local eBay Deals tool discussion 16th Mar 12 at 5:47 PM



    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?

    Thanks
    for your help!


    MSE Jenny

    Last edited by MSE Jenny; 21-03-2012 at 10:13 AM.
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    • Mrs.W
    • By Mrs.W 16th Mar 12, 5:59 PM
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    • 16th Mar 12, 5:59 PM
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    • 16th Mar 12, 5:59 PM
    That is an excellent search tool! Especially like the map that opens when 'Where' is clicked.

    *bookmarked*
    • cheekyweegit
    • By cheekyweegit 16th Mar 12, 6:03 PM
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    • 16th Mar 12, 6:03 PM
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    • 16th Mar 12, 6:03 PM
    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.
    • midnightraven3
    • By midnightraven3 16th Mar 12, 6:14 PM
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    • 16th Mar 12, 6:14 PM
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    • 16th Mar 12, 6:14 PM
    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!
  • Twiglet0309
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    • 16th Mar 12, 6:18 PM
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    • 16th Mar 12, 6:18 PM
    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
    • JillyCornwall
    • By JillyCornwall 16th Mar 12, 9:14 PM
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    • 16th Mar 12, 9:14 PM
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    • 16th Mar 12, 9:14 PM
    Brilliant, just briliant, bookmarked Thank you
    2013...nothing..still hoping though!!
    • Obviously the best
    • By Obviously the best 16th Mar 12, 9:31 PM
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    • #7
    • 16th Mar 12, 9:31 PM
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    • 16th Mar 12, 9:31 PM
    Brilliant tool, far better than others I have used before
    OTB

    Always happy to help (ba-da-ba-ba-ba ching ching)
    • gatita
    • By gatita 16th Mar 12, 10:12 PM
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    • 16th Mar 12, 10:12 PM
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    • 16th Mar 12, 10:12 PM
    That is great! what a wonderful idea. Thank you I also have you bookmarked
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    • patman99
    • By patman99 16th Mar 12, 10:34 PM
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    • 16th Mar 12, 10:34 PM
    Now, how about one for eBid ?.
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    • anniecave
    • By anniecave 16th Mar 12, 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
    Indecision is the key to flexibility.
    • custardy
    • By custardy 17th Mar 12, 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

    ("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")
    Last edited by custardy; 17-03-2012 at 7:35 AM.
  • Amanita
    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/shopping/ebay-local-deals/

    Thanks

    Jenny
    Originally posted by MSE Jenny
    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.

    • techspec
    • By techspec 17th Mar 12, 1:32 PM
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    Wicked - i found loads of items i fancied at giveaway prices. Well done!!!


    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
    Originally posted by anniecave
    That already exists - its called Ebay search.

    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
    Originally posted by custardy
    What do you type into Ebay search if you juist want to see everything that is finishing?
    • custardy
    • By custardy 17th Mar 12, 2:29 PM
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    What do you type into Ebay search if you juist want to see everything that is finishing?
    Originally posted by techspec
    well you can go into advanced search,then select ending with 1 hour etc
    however eBay still require a keyword/category
    • thepedestrian
    • By thepedestrian 18th Mar 12, 10:30 AM
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    its pretty good
    As Martin says - please be nice - there is no such thing as a stupid question !
    • MSE Martin
    • By MSE Martin 18th Mar 12, 2:08 PM
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    MSE Martin
    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.
    Originally posted by Amanita
    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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  • Strapped
    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.
    Originally posted by MSE Martin
    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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    • FrugalLina
    • By FrugalLina 18th Mar 12, 5:27 PM
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    I tried it and it works well - great tool!
    • knightstyle
    • By knightstyle 18th Mar 12, 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.
    • QuackQuackOops
    • By QuackQuackOops 18th Mar 12, 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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