Autosearch Craigslist with Google Alerts

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Sometimes, I want something only if it’s on the cheap, second hand, and easy… that’s usually Craigslist.

Often what I want isn’t available when I think of it… but it might show up sometime… I don’t want to have to look at craigslist every day (because I wont).

Google Alerts to the rescue.

If I’m in Louisville KY and I’m looking for an iPod (for example) I just setup an alert for: “ ipod”

Of course, that might be too many results and flood the inbox, but for the more obscure items, it’s a wonderful tactic and tool.

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