I reviewed and updated this list in Nov., 2009.
As I researched my post about holiday shopping using RSS feeds, I realized how convenient it would be to have a summarized list of all the shopping sites that offer RSS feeds. I also received some great suggestions for shopping sites I didn’t know about. In my previous post I failed to look at MSN shopping which offers RSS feeds for specific search terms and searches a large list of major retailers.
I decided to create a list of all the shopping sites I know of that offer RSS feeds. I’ve indicated whether the feeds are preset like “newest items” versus feeds that allow you to customize by search term. Feel free to bookmark this page and use it as your reference guide for holiday shopping. It’s everything you need right in one place.
I also had a commenter tell me about a nice software-based RSS reader called Snarfer that bridges the gap between web-based and software-based readers by allowing you to sync your feeds with Bloglines.com. I’ve tried it out and really like it. It may be my new RSS reader of choice.
Please post any sites I’ve missed in the comments section and I’ll add them to this list.
|Site||Preset RSS Feeds||Feed for search terms?||RSS Feed location||Notes|
|Amazon.com||No preset feeds||No||N/A||You can subscribe to Amazon.com feeds through other sites like Spendfish (see below).|
-Deal of the Day
-Deals under $10
-Custom feed builder (bottom of page. It was acting a little buggy)
|Yes||Features mostly Amazon.com deals. The RSS feeds can be buggy in Firefox2.0. Try using Internet Explorer.|
|eBay||No preset feeds||Yes||Bottom of search results page|
-All RSS Feeds
-Popular Shopping Searches
-Most Popular Electronics Products
-Most Popular Computer Products
-New Releases: Music
-New Releases: DVDs & Movies
|No||RSS web page|
|Boddit.com||Newest Deals||No||Bottom of page||Aggregates results from several of the top “deals” sites, several of which are on this list.|
|Baebo||No preset feeds||Yes||Top of search results||THIS FEED SEEMS TO BE DOWN RIGHT NOW. I’M GOING TO KEEP IT ON THE LIST IN HOPES IT COMES BACK UP.|
|TechBargains.com||-New Items||No||Right Navigation||They don’t have RSS search term feeds but you can get email notices for search terms.|
|BensBargains.net||-Latest Headlines||No||Top of page||The search results are powered by BizRate.com|
-10% Price Drops
-Last 25 price changes at Amazon.com
-Subscribe to search term
-Subscribe to Amazon Wishlist
-Last 25 price changes by category
|Yes||Whole site||RSStalker.com provides RSS feeds to track price changes of Amazon.com products. A very cool feature allows you to automatically monitor your Amazon wishlist.|
|Yes, for some terms||At the top of the search results||This site offers printable coupons, links to Sunday newspaper ads, and Forums.|
|No||Bottom right||Forums, Wiki, Store Ratings|
|TechDeals.net||-Newest items||No||Right navigation towards top||Technology and General items|
|StealDeals.net||-Newest items||No||In header below tabs||Also offers coupons and promotions|
|Shop.com||-Top 100 (one feed for each category)
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