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Looking for the worst of the worst.

I was surprised to discover that there is no way to sort an Amazon search or browse within a category by user review--more specifically from lowest to highest. Is there a workaround for this? Or perhaps an app or script I could use? Or even a third party site that sorts it for you? I'm mostly interested in being able to browse a category and see the lowest ranked items, but I'd settle for ranked search results also.
posted by sourwookie on Apr 13, 2014 - 8 answers

looking for a more powerful Amazon search tool

Is there a way to search Amazon by price and actually get results within that range? I recently found a pretty sweet deal on a nice nail polish when I needed a filler item and was looking through the offers on Amazon Filler Finder, but I'd like to search for more items within a tight range like that. Unfortunately, when you tell Amazon to return, say, items under $5 it still returns results up to $8, and when you're looking for really cheap stuff-- like under $2-- it's even worse, returning pretty much the same results you got for the $5 search. [more inside]
posted by NoraReed on Feb 24, 2014 - 4 answers

Is there a way in Firefox to make multiple tabs open up with searches from both LibX and online book stores?

Is there a way in Firefox to make multiple tabs open up with searches from both LibX and online book stores? [more inside]
posted by ollyollyoxenfree on Jan 19, 2011 - 1 answer

searching for wooden watermelons

I often find myself wanting to search sites like netflix and amazon with greater granularity than the sites currently offer. For example, I'd like to find every highly-rated thriller that takes place in another country and is available used for $5.00. Or if I'm searching netflix, I would want to find every foreign mystery that is rated at four stars or higher and is rated pg-13 or lower. Are there third-party clients or scripts that will accomplish these or similar tasks?
posted by mecran01 on Jan 31, 2010 - 5 answers

Amazon search strategy

Is it possible to run a search at Amazon that excludes "Used and new" items? [more inside]
posted by roofus on Jul 3, 2008 - 7 answers

searching for the Best Stuff on Amazon

I enjoy finer things, and like to laugh at crappy stuff. Is there any way to search amazon to bring up the best or worst products (in a category or overall)? A list of "all 5-star products" would be too crude, so I'm thinking, search for the combination of higest rating with most reviews, or lowest rating with most reviews.
posted by luser on Nov 2, 2007 - 3 answers

How does Amazon keep track of the pages I view?

Exactly how does Amazon know the number of pages I view? [more inside]
posted by mattbucher on May 15, 2006 - 6 answers

Trying to find a cookbook for purchase online

Please help me find a copy of this cookbook. My amazon and google-fu fail me on this one. [more inside]
posted by genial on Mar 9, 2006 - 12 answers

Can I browse Amazon totally by user rating?

Can I browse Amazon totally by user rating? I've often thought it would be really neat to see what books on Amazon have 5 stars but also have the MOST number of recommendations. They're probably incredible books. Can I do this?
posted by blahtsk on Feb 26, 2006 - 9 answers

Eliminating third-party vendors from Amazon searches?

AmazonFilter: Now that Amazon.com sells merchandise from hundreds of third-party vendors, a search that previously would have returned a manageable set of results now turns up pages and pages of products. Is there any way to search for products sold only by Amazon and not by third-party sellers? [more inside]
posted by hsoltz on Jun 27, 2005 - 3 answers

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