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redrider1234
Thu, 05 Sep 2019 21:29:21 GMT

e Add-on Only option go??? This search is now NO BETTER than Amazons own!!

socool
Thu, 05 Sep 2019 21:36:05 GMT

Yup, unfortunately it looks like Amazon has closed the back door that made this feature possible. I know -- s#cks.

redrider1234
Thu, 05 Sep 2019 22:06:43 GMT

I truly think its a nail in the coffin!

socoolfan
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 14:58:20 GMT

I still find the site incredibly useful and much more useful than Amazon's own. byeeeeee

redrider1234
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 15:32:20 GMT

I am sure so.cool has seen drastic drop off...I haven't been back since my post, and only here to see your reply. Too bad really, I was a HUGE fan.

socool
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 23:49:39 GMT

You are probably overestimating the amount of traffic this site gets. I never promote it and don't have any plans on monetizing it (except for coffee donations, which at the moment stand at the whopping $140 lifetime grand total). It's basically a tool that I've built for my own use and decided to publish it to a publicly-accessible host in case other folks may find it useful. Running it is not free either, so if at some point I feel like it's not worth the hassle and the expense to have it open to the public I will just take it offline. So while I appreciate any feedback, I am not super worried about losing visitors (although, tbh, I have not seen much of a drop lately). Anyway -- thank you all for writing!

redrider1234
Sat, 14 Sep 2019 15:31:33 GMT

it was the BEST SEARCH anywhere for Amazon Add-on items. I was really getting good deals as I think Amazon gives up sorta by an algorithm to create add-on items if you search for a while but never purchase. Drill bits in packs of 12 at 3.00 per pack is about 200% lower then should be, and there would ALWAYS be only ONE on the shelf at that price. You have saved me a ton of money! So for that a tip o the hat!

bovinitysupreme
Sat, 14 Sep 2019 15:55:55 GMT

I have had incredible results here without ever worrying about add-on status. My only complaints are about the interface. I'd love to write my own lite front end with GET queries that I could pre-populate with my favorite options, bookmark queries, etc. Kvetching aside, I love what you've done here!

bovinitysupreme
Sat, 14 Sep 2019 15:57:33 GMT

Oh, and if you do decide to take the site down, please share your research and code!

socool
Tue, 24 Sep 2019 18:54:35 GMT

bovinitysupreme, could you share a link that would showcase your past work on building UIs? Just curious.

heyk
Thu, 26 Sep 2019 18:14:29 GMT

The ability to search Warehouse is —by far— my favorite feature. Hadn’t even noticed the add-on search was different; I rarely use it. Thanks for developing — I come here first when I need a good deal!

headache
Mon, 07 Oct 2019 22:09:31 GMT

Noooooooo! I loved the add-on only option. Well I used that a bunch, where the hell do I go to buy you a coffee?

socool
Mon, 07 Oct 2019 22:29:29 GMT

Thank you for the offer! It's that tiny link above comments. Under the search bar. Near the "Talk to us!.." header. Right at the end of the sentence below it:)