IFTTT – receive an email for new offers on ebay for that (rare) item you are looking for [update 2013-06-07]

i love ebay … ebay is to me what amazon is to others .. a place where i get any item … and with the help of ifttt you can even receive an email if there is a new offer available for that special/rare item you are looking for .. this is how it goes:

getting the RSS URL from ebay

first you have to search for that thing you are looking for .. in my case: the rare cd from “la boom” named “atarihuana” .. so i search for “atarihuana” .. specific enough in my case ..

then looking at the very end of the search page you will find the orange “RSS”-button: right-click that and

seems that ebay removed the RSS button due to the layout change (thanks to Dennis Lind for his comment!) .. the solution is as follows …

when i search for “atarihuana” on ebay.de i am presented with the following URL:

http://www.ebay.de/sch/i.html?_nkw=atarihuana&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=

we now have to append “&_rss=1” (without the quotes) to the URL (and reload to verify that this awesome feature still exists) and thus result with the following URL

http://www.ebay.de/sch/i.html?_nkw=atarihuana&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_rss=1

copy the url .. now head over to ifttt and create a new recipe for that RSS-feed to send you an email whenever a new item is added …

creating the receipe at ifttt

step 1: choose the trigger channel “Feed”

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step 2: choose the trigger “New feed item”

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step 3: insert the RSS feed URL

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step 4: choose “Email” as action channel

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step 5: choose “Send me an email” as action

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step 6: you may edit the subject and/or the body (i added “ebay – atarihuana – ” to the subject)

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step 7: in the last step you may add a description and finally create the recipe

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and that’s everything you have to do .. from now on whenever a new offer is added on ebay you will receive an email with that new item …

hope this is useful to you …