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Flippa Scraper
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  • Posted: Mon, Nov 26, 2012
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Great, this is a fairly simple programming problem, just something I don't have the time to do myself.

Basically I want to scrape a bunch of data on current listings on Flippa.com

Here's what needs to be done:

I need you to create a script that updates a database of current listings on Flippa, so probably a Cron job that runs everyday scraping from   [obscured]  /new-listings.

The following data needs to be scraped from the results page (some may need to be scraped from the listing page itself):

Pretty much all of this data is in the HTML of the results page, Flippa have quite nicely formatted HTML that makes scraping a dream, I've built some scrapers for other data and found it a breeze.

1) The domain name on sale.

2) Whether it is a domain or website sale.

3) The listing URL.

4) The starting price (this may require shorter time spans between scrapes to catch this data accurately before a bid is made on the listing).

5) Whether its an auction, make offer or buy now format...

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Job ID: 35519959
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I recently graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelors in computer science and am currently working on my own projects doing freelance on...
Skills: Python, Java, jQuery
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Bid ID: 35599877  |  Submitted: Nov 29, 2012 01:11 ET 
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