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Transform osCommerce in a Price Comparison Ecommerce


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Just for curiosity...

 

Anyone try to transform the osCommerce online store for an Price Comparison Site??? I try to found something on web but it's everithing Payed, nothing Free according GPL/GNU...

 

Why is so dificult to found a price comparison script free on the web, i can found everithing, but the price comparisons scripts can't...

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Just for curiosity...

 

Anyone try to transform the osCommerce online store for an Price Comparison Site??? I try to found something on web but it's everithing Payed, nothing Free according GPL/GNU...

 

Why is so dificult to found a price comparison script free on the web, i can found everithing, but the price comparisons scripts can't...

You would have to write a script to spider certain websites and extract prices and/or shipping costs. Most sites calculate shipping based on location and some even require you to create accounts. Creating accounts on some sites also have CAPTCHAs which require OCRs to crack. The script in itself is complicated to write.

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I see in Portugal and Brasil allot of prices comparison sites, and honestly i dont belive they pay to someone to develop the site, i'm searching on this moment for any contribution or something to build something free...

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I see in Portugal and Brasil allot of prices comparison sites, and honestly i dont belive they pay to someone to develop the site, i'm searching on this moment for any contribution or something to build something free...

Well it depends really. If your competitors submit feeds to other sites who have APIs, such as Google Base, then you could easily get prices.

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