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An application that can automatically find, filter, and display clearance items from Officedepot.com. OfficeDepot.com updates clearance items daily. I frequent web sites that automatically pull and update the items on clearance. (See www.fatwallet.com/forums/messageview.php?catid=18&threadid=503415&highlight_key=y&keyword1=clearance) for an example. Their clearances go through stages set nationally with prices *.01 through *.04. Getting useful items at stage 4 is optimal, but inventory is limited. To find inventory by going to the shopping cart, select 'store pickup.' Select a store from the list. You can then search for the items and, if it is in stock, it will show up. (on-line inventory only updated daily, so this is still innacurate. So the application I would be looking for would locate items in the 4 stages of clearance, search stores for inventory, display the items where they are still in inventory along with links, pictures, store links and store contact info. Filters should include the ability to limit the search to a region by zip-code range or state, by stage of clearance, keyword, and exclusion keywords. The application should have sort options. The application should also have alert keywords that send e-mail alerts when a keyword item is found. The application basically automates a manual task. If done as a Windows application, then I would need to have the ability to view as a web page and export to a spreadsheet or other common data format. This would be the preferred option, however I am also willing to consider bids for the application done as a host-side server application that displays in a web page and automatically updates a data file that can be used or exported as above. If this project goes well, I may commision a larger project that does the same for CostCo, Staples, Target, Home Depot, Lowes, OfficeMax and other stores.
1) Complete and fully-functional working program(s) in executable form as well as complete source code of all work done.
2) Deliverables must be in ready-to-run condition, as follows (depending on the nature of the deliverables):
a) For web sites or other server-side deliverables intended to only ever exist in one place in the Buyer's environment--Deliverables must be installed by the Seller in ready-to-run condition in the Buyer's environment.
b) For all others including desktop software or software the buyer intends to distribute: A software installation package that will install the software in ready-to-run condition on the platform(s) specified in this bid request.
3) All deliverables will be considered "work made for hire" under U.S. Copyright law. Buyer will receive exclusive and complete copyrights to all work purchased. (No GPL, GNU, 3rd party components, etc. unless all copyright ramifications are explained AND AGREED TO by the buyer on the site per the coder's Seller Legal Agreement).
Windows XP, 2000, 2003. Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Opera