0576: "Packages"

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karlan
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Re: "Packages" Duscussion

Postby karlan » Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:52 am UTC

Just get a ebay api id and then wget:

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After you use this link, you must bid on the item, for the rest of the day you script should check to see if you are still the highest bidder, if not, bid on another item.
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jabcom
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Re: "Packages" Duscussion

Postby jabcom » Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:15 pm UTC

Im working on this right now!
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DHeadshot
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Re: "Packages" Duscussion

Postby DHeadshot » Wed May 05, 2010 2:48 am UTC

If you search for £1/$1 you just get ebay-spam. Set the price range to £1.50-£2.00 or so and you should get a lot of good stuff...

If anyone makes one of these things, I'm willing to pay £10 for a copy...

chris19
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Re: 0576: "Packages"

Postby chris19 » Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:48 am UTC

This comic has made it into a mainstream news website in Germany (the website of Tagesschau, the most watched German television bulletin). I found this interesting, as I don't know any non-nerd reading XKCD.
I'd post a link, but it seems I'm not allowed to (I just registered to write this post, and a moderator rejected my posting when it contained the URL).

Bayhawk
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Re: 0576: "Packages"

Postby Bayhawk » Sun Jan 16, 2011 3:40 am UTC

It's been more than a year. By any chance has someone completed this code?

misteravocado
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Re: 0576: "Packages"

Postby misteravocado » Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:37 am UTC

Bayhawk wrote:It's been more than a year. By any chance has someone completed this code?


I'm a little late, but someone seems to have done it: http://bieh.net/2010/11/08/xkcd-576/

richP
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Re: 0576: "Packages"

Postby richP » Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:45 pm UTC

Someone implemented the concept. He doesn't credit XKCD on his site, seems to have come up with a similar idea on his own:

http://randomshopper.tumblr.com/

Looks like he's been documenting his packages. No rubber hose yet...

Monox D. I-Fly
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Re: 0576: "Packages"

Postby Monox D. I-Fly » Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:51 pm UTC

$1 a day, eh? I wonder if I can get a deck of Yu-Gi-Oh!/MtG/Vanguard cards this way.
Finally found one comic mentioning a Trading Card Game:
https://xkcd.com/696/


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