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Author Topic: Weber Grill Finder: Master Craigslist City/State Search List  (Read 25140 times)

MacEggs

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..... I was hoping to scoop up all the vintage black kettles in Ontario without interference

Don't forget me Dude. I see some colour popping up in our neck of the woods this year.

Hahaha That's funny, brother!  I always keep my fingers . and toes crossed for that   ;D ;)

Hey @Troy , here is another online classified listing Not sure how new it is, but worth considering.

http://www.backpage.com
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demosthenes9

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www.adhuntr.com is a nice way to search all of craigslist for those who haven't heard of it.

Searchtempest.com is another.

The problem with them is that they index everything, but they're slow to update their index.

With SearchTempest, click on the link and switch to "Direct Results" mode. 


Nice job on your script.  Might want to add just plain "Weber" to it.    ;D

EDIT:    -piano, -speaker and -carbs would filter out some non grill listings as well.
« Last Edit: March 15, 2015, 01:58:56 AM by demosthenes9 »

Troy

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www.adhuntr.com is a nice way to search all of craigslist for those who haven't heard of it.

Searchtempest.com is another.

The problem with them is that they index everything, but they're slow to update their index.

With SearchTempest, click on the link and switch to "Direct Results" mode. 


Nice job on your script.  Might want to add just plain "Weber" to it.    ;D

EDIT:    -piano, -speaker and -carbs would filter out some non grill listings as well.

i'll definitely continue tweaking.
i left 'weber' off the list to rule out all of the false positives. years ago i had a great search query, but CL changed the way their engine works :(

Troy

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i made some improvements to the search criteria.
i still left 'weber' off the list. I sampled several cities and couldn't find any kettles that the criteria missed.
If you find one, please post it here!

http://weberkettleclub.com/finding-weber-grills-on-craigslist/

addicted-to-smoke

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Love this clean search. I had a few different ones before settling on weber | webber but of course, without exclusions carb and piano results come back too.

@Troy for the Boolean-challenged among us (and by "us" I mean ME!) how does grouping what you want to search for, en masse, differ from not including parenthesis since everything already has the pipe symbol between them (basically one continuous OR search)?

I deleted the parenthesis and seemed to get the same results since the negative sign will always block what follows?
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Troy

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The parenthesis grouping is actually a remnant of the old method :(
It used to be in the format of (weber|webber|charcoal)(charcoal|grill|grille|performer|etc) - which works as (this or this) AND (this or this or this)

but then @Craig went and changed how they parse the queries. I think it works out for the better though. The yellow that I found was listed like this:

BBQ $30

bbq bbq bbq
bbq bbq bbq
$30

(no pics, no description, just 6 words to meet the minimum. I really only called on it because it was 10:30pm and I was pissed at the seller for being so freaking lazy)

addicted-to-smoke

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Oh, so our Craig here is "that" Craig, of the List?
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Troy

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Oh, so our Craig here is "that" Craig, of the List?

no, at least not that I know of.
But I always make that joke in my head and it makes me giggle. So i thought I'd try it live. :\

Craig

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I wish I was that Craig. I'd be wiping my arse with $20s and lighting my grills with $100s
Every kettle has a story.

Grails: 1950s era Black or Custom finish 18.5 or 22.5 Kettle,Brown GO ANYWHERE grill

Winz

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I wish I was that Craig. I'd be wiping my arse with $20s and lighting my grills with $100s

You really should try Weber 7417 lighter cubes.  I was using $100s, but did not like the messy residue (although I do prefer a nice worn $20 over Charmin any day).

Winz
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Craig

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I wish I was that Craig. I'd be wiping my arse with $20s and lighting my grills with $100s

You really should try Weber 7417 lighter cubes.  I was using $100s, but did not like the messy residue (although I do prefer a nice worn $20 over Charmin any day).

Winz


Love the cubes!
Every kettle has a story.

Grails: 1950s era Black or Custom finish 18.5 or 22.5 Kettle,Brown GO ANYWHERE grill

demosthenes9

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i made some improvements to the search criteria.
i still left 'weber' off the list. I sampled several cities and couldn't find any kettles that the criteria missed.
If you find one, please post it here!

http://weberkettleclub.com/finding-weber-grills-on-craigslist/


Looking good Troy.   Thanks!

Troy

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added state links to this thread.
fixed a few other links.
making sticky!

mhiszem

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Re: Weber Grill Finder: Master Craigslist City/State Search List
« Reply #28 on: May 04, 2015, 05:10:16 AM »
Thanks @Troy it makes browsing craigslist and multiple cities so much easier. Thank you!
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1911Ron

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Re: Weber Grill Finder: Master Craigslist City/State Search List
« Reply #29 on: May 25, 2015, 12:38:05 AM »
Thank you Troy!
Wanted: 18" Platinum any color will work
This is my Kettle there are many like it but this one is mine......
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