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Title: Weber Grill Finder: Master Craigslist City/State Search List
Post by: Troy on March 14, 2015, 12:43:22 PM
Just a little something I was dabbling with.
I had programmed something that was scraping all of the data and supplying alerts and subscriptions and stuff, but with all of the drama around regions and turf and that, I stopped.

I think the page itself can be improved, and the search criteria could use some polish as well.

Let me know if you have suggestions :)

CHOOSE YOUR STATE:

AL (http://weberkettleclub.com/finding-weber-grills-on-craigslist/#Alabama) | AK (http://weberkettleclub.com/finding-weber-grills-on-craigslist/#Alaska) | AZ (http://weberkettleclub.com/finding-weber-grills-on-craigslist/#Arizona) | AR (http://weberkettleclub.com/finding-weber-grills-on-craigslist/#Arkansas) | CA (http://weberkettleclub.com/finding-weber-grills-on-craigslist/#California) | CO (http://weberkettleclub.com/finding-weber-grills-on-craigslist/#Colorado) | CT (http://weberkettleclub.com/finding-weber-grills-on-craigslist/#Connecticut) | DE (http://weberkettleclub.com/finding-weber-grills-on-craigslist/#Delaware) |
FL (http://weberkettleclub.com/finding-weber-grills-on-craigslist/#Florida) | GA (http://weberkettleclub.com/finding-weber-grills-on-craigslist/#Georgia) | HI (http://weberkettleclub.com/finding-weber-grills-on-craigslist/#Hawaii) | ID (http://weberkettleclub.com/finding-weber-grills-on-craigslist/#Idaho) | IL (http://weberkettleclub.com/finding-weber-grills-on-craigslist/#Illinois) | IN (http://weberkettleclub.com/finding-weber-grills-on-craigslist/#Indiana) | IA (http://weberkettleclub.com/finding-weber-grills-on-craigslist/#Iowa) | KS (http://weberkettleclub.com/finding-weber-grills-on-craigslist/#Kansas) | KY (http://weberkettleclub.com/finding-weber-grills-on-craigslist/#Kentucky) | LA (http://weberkettleclub.com/finding-weber-grills-on-craigslist/#Louisiana) | ME (http://weberkettleclub.com/finding-weber-grills-on-craigslist/#Maine) | MD (http://weberkettleclub.com/finding-weber-grills-on-craigslist/#Maryland) | MA (http://weberkettleclub.com/finding-weber-grills-on-craigslist/#Massachusetts) | MI (http://weberkettleclub.com/finding-weber-grills-on-craigslist/#Michigan) | MN (http://weberkettleclub.com/finding-weber-grills-on-craigslist/#Minnesota) | MS (http://weberkettleclub.com/finding-weber-grills-on-craigslist/#Mississippi) | MO (http://weberkettleclub.com/finding-weber-grills-on-craigslist/#Missouri) | MT (http://weberkettleclub.com/finding-weber-grills-on-craigslist/#Montana) | NE (http://weberkettleclub.com/finding-weber-grills-on-craigslist/#Nebraska) | NV (http://weberkettleclub.com/finding-weber-grills-on-craigslist/#Nevada) | NH (http://weberkettleclub.com/finding-weber-grills-on-craigslist/#New Hampshire) | NJ (http://weberkettleclub.com/finding-weber-grills-on-craigslist/#New Jersey) | NM (http://weberkettleclub.com/finding-weber-grills-on-craigslist/#New Mexico) | NY (http://weberkettleclub.com/finding-weber-grills-on-craigslist/#New York) | NC (http://weberkettleclub.com/finding-weber-grills-on-craigslist/#NorthCarolina) | ND (http://weberkettleclub.com/finding-weber-grills-on-craigslist/#Northdakota) | OH (http://weberkettleclub.com/finding-weber-grills-on-craigslist/#Ohio) | OK (http://weberkettleclub.com/finding-weber-grills-on-craigslist/#Oklahoma) | OR (http://weberkettleclub.com/finding-weber-grills-on-craigslist/#Oregon) | PA (http://weberkettleclub.com/finding-weber-grills-on-craigslist/#Pennsylvania) | RI (http://weberkettleclub.com/finding-weber-grills-on-craigslist/#Rhode Island) | SC (http://weberkettleclub.com/finding-weber-grills-on-craigslist/#South Carolina) | SD (http://weberkettleclub.com/finding-weber-grills-on-craigslist/#SouthDakota) |  TN (http://weberkettleclub.com/finding-weber-grills-on-craigslist/#Tennessee) | TX (http://weberkettleclub.com/finding-weber-grills-on-craigslist/#Texas) | UT (http://weberkettleclub.com/finding-weber-grills-on-craigslist/#Utah) | VT (http://weberkettleclub.com/finding-weber-grills-on-craigslist/#Vermont) | VA (http://weberkettleclub.com/finding-weber-grills-on-craigslist/#Virginia) | WA (http://weberkettleclub.com/finding-weber-grills-on-craigslist/#Washington) | WV (http://weberkettleclub.com/finding-weber-grills-on-craigslist/#WestVirginia) | WI (http://weberkettleclub.com/finding-weber-grills-on-craigslist/#Wisconsin) | WY (http://weberkettleclub.com/finding-weber-grills-on-craigslist/#Wyoming) | CANADA (http://weberkettleclub.com/finding-weber-grills-on-craigslist/#CANADA)
Title: Re: list of craigslist cities, as links with nice weber grill search criteria
Post by: MacEggs on March 14, 2015, 01:15:21 PM
Damn .. Why'd you put Canada on there? . I was hoping to scoop up all the vintage black kettles in Ontario without interference   :o ::) ::) ;) ;)

Not a bad idea, Troy.  I don't have a problem with it.  But, I don't search outside of Ontario. JM2
Title: Re: list of craigslist cities, as links with nice weber grill search criteria
Post by: SixZeroFour on March 14, 2015, 01:15:39 PM
Nice work Troy!! Very useful to anyone on the hunt!
Title: Re: list of craigslist cities, as links with nice weber grill search criteria
Post by: Red Kettle Rich on March 14, 2015, 01:19:42 PM
If I click on each city name, I search each city - is there any way I can click once and search on all the cities? 8)
Title: Re: list of craigslist cities, as links with nice weber grill search criteria
Post by: Troy on March 14, 2015, 01:22:14 PM
If I click on each city name, I search each city - is there any way I can click once and search on all the cities? 8)

I COULD make a javascript link that opens all the cities in a state, or even add checkboxes to YOUR cities and only open the ones you choose.
Title: Re: list of craigslist cities, as links with nice weber grill search criteria
Post by: Red Kettle Rich on March 14, 2015, 01:23:50 PM

I COULD make a javascript link that opens all the cities in a state, or even add checkboxes to YOUR cities and only open the ones you choose.
That sounds useful 8)
Title: Re: list of craigslist cities, as links with nice weber grill search criteria
Post by: dazzo on March 14, 2015, 01:30:24 PM
Damn you

Opened it and found something I wanted right away

Can you block me?

 :o

Nice work. I'd like to see it open with thumbs. Oh, wait...

 8)

Title: Re: list of craigslist cities, as links with nice weber grill search criteria
Post by: Troy on March 14, 2015, 01:41:44 PM
alright I made some upgrades :)
i made the links open in new windows, so you can just go down the list and click the ones you want to see

i also added the list of states at the top so you can go right to the states you're interested in
and i fixed all the canadian links, they weren't working
Title: Re: list of craigslist cities, as links with nice weber grill search criteria
Post by: weirleigh on March 14, 2015, 02:59:09 PM
Very nice Troy, if nothing else it will save time looking for that elusive gem on craigslist & trying to get to it before it is gone, thanks!!
Title: Re: list of craigslist cities, as links with nice weber grill search criteria
Post by: Erich on March 14, 2015, 05:00:42 PM
Now look what you made me find!

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/zip/4932384007.html
Title: Re: list of craigslist cities, as links with nice weber grill search criteria
Post by: Troy on March 14, 2015, 05:24:39 PM
Now look what you made me find!

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/zip/4932384007.html
Damn. That is a nice one too
Title: Re: list of craigslist cities, as links with nice weber grill search criteria
Post by: Craig on March 14, 2015, 06:09:30 PM
Sweet search tool Troy!
Title: Re: list of craigslist cities, as links with nice weber grill search criteria
Post by: MrHoss on March 14, 2015, 06:12:56 PM
..... 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.
Title: Re: list of craigslist cities, as links with nice weber grill search criteria
Post by: GregS on March 14, 2015, 07:07:42 PM
www.adhuntr.com is a nice way to search all of craigslist for those who haven't heard of it. 
Title: Re: list of craigslist cities, as links with nice weber grill search criteria
Post by: Troy on March 14, 2015, 07:36:28 PM
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.
Title: Re: list of craigslist cities, as links with nice weber grill search criteria
Post by: MacEggs on March 14, 2015, 07:50:46 PM
..... 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
Title: Re: list of craigslist cities, as links with nice weber grill search criteria
Post by: demosthenes9 on March 15, 2015, 01:54:37 AM
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.
Title: Re: list of craigslist cities, as links with nice weber grill search criteria
Post by: Troy on March 17, 2015, 07:56:01 AM
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 :(
Title: Re: list of craigslist cities, as links with nice weber grill search criteria
Post by: Troy on March 17, 2015, 10:44:02 AM
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/
Title: Re: list of craigslist cities, as links with nice weber grill search criteria
Post by: addicted-to-smoke on March 17, 2015, 01:54:24 PM
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?
Title: Re: list of craigslist cities, as links with nice weber grill search criteria
Post by: Troy on March 17, 2015, 04:03:42 PM
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)
Title: Re: list of craigslist cities, as links with nice weber grill search criteria
Post by: addicted-to-smoke on March 17, 2015, 04:13:21 PM
Oh, so our Craig here is "that" Craig, of the List?
Title: Re: list of craigslist cities, as links with nice weber grill search criteria
Post by: Troy on March 17, 2015, 04:18:38 PM
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. :\
Title: Re: list of craigslist cities, as links with nice weber grill search criteria
Post by: Craig on March 17, 2015, 04:29:03 PM
I wish I was that Craig. I'd be wiping my arse with $20s and lighting my grills with $100s
Title: Re: list of craigslist cities, as links with nice weber grill search criteria
Post by: Winz on March 17, 2015, 05:48:05 PM

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
Title: Re: list of craigslist cities, as links with nice weber grill search criteria
Post by: Craig on March 17, 2015, 05:51:23 PM


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!
Title: Re: list of craigslist cities, as links with nice weber grill search criteria
Post by: demosthenes9 on March 17, 2015, 09:42:05 PM
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!
Title: Re: list of craigslist cities, as links with nice weber grill search criteria
Post by: Troy on March 20, 2015, 10:36:28 AM
added state links to this thread.
fixed a few other links.
making sticky!
Title: Re: Weber Grill Finder: Master Craigslist City/State Search List
Post by: mhiszem on May 04, 2015, 05:10:16 AM
Thanks @Troy it makes browsing craigslist and multiple cities so much easier. Thank you!
Title: Re: Weber Grill Finder: Master Craigslist City/State Search List
Post by: 1911Ron on May 25, 2015, 12:38:05 AM
Thank you Troy!
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Post by: SmokenJoe on August 24, 2015, 10:13:26 PM
Have to act fast ...

http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/zip/5189321274.html (http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/zip/5189321274.html)
Title: Re: Weber Grill Finder: Master Craigslist City/State Search List
Post by: Lemans on June 14, 2017, 08:25:23 AM
Weber Kettle


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Title: Re: Weber Grill Finder: Master Craigslist City/State Search List
Post by: addicted-to-smoke on October 16, 2017, 05:15:15 AM
Here's a tip for searching on Offerup.

Currently, when searching Offerup, there's a dropdown menu where you can change the default distance (30 miles) to "Maximum."

"Maximum" is not all-of-Offerup.

Look at your browser's address bar. It hints that "Maximum" is 50. As in 50 miles away from where you are or the city you entered. Now I ask you, what Grillfella restricts himself to only a 50 mile radius?

So here's an example search, using 100 miles and "weber grill". Simply modify the text to meet your needs: https://offerup.com/search/?q=weber+grill&radius=100
Title: Re: Weber Grill Finder: Master Craigslist City/State Search List
Post by: Saastad on March 04, 2018, 08:17:29 PM
Portland

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