An app to order random crap?
January 27, 2012 11:04 AM   Subscribe

A couple of years ago, I read about a guy who wrote a script that would randomly order items that cost $1, so he'd get a bunch of cheap, unexpected stuff from all over. I think it was for ebay auctions, but maybe it was amazon. Does anyone remember this or know where his page was? And if you don't, does anyone know of something similar to that (automatically ordering random cheap stuff)?
posted by empath to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Original XKCD comic and the script working in real life.
posted by Catseye at 11:06 AM on January 27, 2012

Month of Packages.
posted by griphus at 11:07 AM on January 27, 2012

There's also this AskMeFi: What can i buy online for a dollar.
posted by softlord at 12:00 PM on January 27, 2012

There was a Metafilter thread about it at the time too.
posted by bonehead at 12:07 PM on January 27, 2012

hmm...that all seems defunct...try lastminute-auction...even if it's not automated, it is a huge list of everything on ebay ending in the next hour that's a dollar or less (last minute (natch) on the front page...up to an hour in the separate categories)'s at least a good resource for making your own script...
posted by sexyrobot at 8:53 PM on January 27, 2012

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