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Turn an ebay search into an RSS feed Featured

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Have you ever been watching ebay to find that rare item, or just trying to keep an eye out for a good deal?   You can save a search in ebay and it will email you daily, but I found that it leaves a lot to be desired.   It always gives me notification about suggested items that don’t match my search.

I looked for a better way to keep on top of searching for what I was looking for and found that you can turn an ebay search into an RSS feed.   Load it into your favorite RSS reader or website and it will give you all the recent hits on your search.

To set this up...

 

...just search for your item on ebay.  You can even do an advanced search and set the price range and type of auction you’re looking for.    Once you run your search, just copy the URL in the address bar.   To make it an RSS feed, just add “&_rss=1” to the end of the address.  

 

For example, if I run a search and my URL is:

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0&_nkw=junk

The RSS feed link would be:

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0&_nkw=junk&_rss=1

 

Plug that link into your favorite RSS reader and you’ve got a search that is always up to date.

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Marc Reiter

Network Operations Center Manager

 

When network issues are an obstacle to getting business done and clients are lost in a maze of technological dead-ends, NOC (Network Operations Center) Manager Marc Reiter is the guy we turn to find the way out of the wilderness. Since obtaining his Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering Technology from the University of Dayton, Marc has spent 20 years forging a path in the forest of information technology, collecting as he’s gone an impressive alphabet of certifications behind his name. A Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) Enterprise Administrator, a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), and a DataCore Certified Implementation Engineer (DCIE), Marc has a depth of knowledge that allows him to quickly identify the cause of issues, put together a plan and execute it.

Surmounting obstacles and finding his way through difficult terrain are activities Marc likes to do in his off time, too. An off-road and rock-crawling enthusiast, Marc enjoys taking his 1973 Bronco to explore remote places across the country. The qualities that allow him to be successful in his hobby are also valuable in his work: determination and follow-through. Marc won’t allow anyone to stay stuck in  network problems for long; he knows our clients have places to go and things to do. He will find a way around the fallen tree, across the creek, or over the hill of boulders that are standing in the way to successfully accomplishing the business of the day.

At Intrust, Marc looks forward to new challenges every day, working in different environments, and exploring new technologies.  Going into the office every day is like going into uncharted territory, an opportunity to use his skills to navigate the hills and valleys of the technology landscape and climb to a place where he can take in the view. But what makes it most rewarding to Marc is the fun and lively cast of interesting people that accompanies him: the Intrust team and our clients. In Marc’s version of “King of the Mountain”, there is room at the top for everyone…and he will give you a ride there in his Bronco.