Thanks for the tool. I hope this works.
No problem, good luck in your hunt! I waited a long time for the 600-series, and love my GTX 680! :)
Had to sign up and give you props for your newegg price watcher. This helped me snag the sweet EVGA SuperClocked+ 02G-P4-2684-KR GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card as soon as it went on sale.
You might even want to consider putting this on sourceforge/github/codeplex.
Awesome, and congrats! Welcome to the site too.
Just wanted to give a big thanks, with your app, I nabbed a SC+ on Newegg today...
Grats! I love the 680, and I certainly hope NVIDIA can get their act together to ramp up the supply end for their new nm scale.
Anyway, I guess you can help me in another way. What would you recommend for me to do to start getting into the VS IDE with C#? I obviously can't do C++ because I suck at C, so there's no point in even going there. But C# is very close to Java, or at least its familiar to me. I'm looking for a book resource and a few reference books to get me started. Would you happen to know of any you could recommend? or maybe a better approach in learning?
Very cool. I love Visual Studio since it pretty much walks you through the stuff you don't want to mess with, then lets you kick it aside and get down and dirty with the stuff you do want to get into. I started with C# from a background in Visual Basic, Lua, and Java. I didn't take any courses or read any books, as I'm much more of a hands-on kinda learner. I just plowed my way through and went from PC/Network tech to getting a job as a Software Engineer. Whenever I run into something I can't figure out, I research it to death and try to understand how other people solved or worked around their issues.
Might also be helpful to make an app like this for Amazon watching as well, like when Amazon pops in with pre-orders or even has the actual GPU, which is a rarity, this would be cool. Although it would have to be true with Amazon when they themselves do something, not when a third-party vendor has them in stock (don't really trust anything other than the legit first-party sellers).
I will certainly consider that. I'll take a look at the Amazon web pages and see how they perform their searches. I use Firefox with Firebug to visualize the DOM structure and find ways of isolating the data.
Cool app. One question. Does it check the 680 search result page or each product page? Because by the time the main page updates the card is already gone.
This app checks the search results only, not each product page as that would require even more processing time. But the search results are accurate. The problem is that a lot of these 680s are sold out within a couple minutes of when they become available because they're small quantities (unopened returns, delivery refusals, etc.). We're all waiting for the larger shipments of new stock. On that note, if you're wanting to find the small quantity updates, set your search frequency to 30 seconds or so. Otherwise the default 5 minutes is good for larger quantity shipments.