Is there a way to get e-mail notifications for new "Sell & Buy" posts that match my search terms?

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househoppin09
KVRist
180 posts since 11 Nov, 2017

Post Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:47 am

I check the "Sell & Buy" section of KVR every day and often twice a day, yet I still constantly find that other users are beating me to the punch when something I want appears for sale. In many cases I'll notice the post 6-10 hours after it goes up, and that's already too late and the item is sold! I can't afford to spend all day refreshing the forum, so the only solution I can imagine is to get e-mail notifications when a new post goes up that contains matching terms for the products I'm interested in. Is there any way to do this? I'm guessing not, but figured I should ask just in case there's a board feature that I'm missing. If I'm right in thinking that it's not possible, I'd like to formally request that some functionality along these lines be added. I think I speak for many of us in saying that it would be a huge help.

Of course I realize that I could just do a WTB thread for those items and get e-mails when a reply or PM comes in on my thread, but that's a whole different thing and not really a substitute for what I've described... ;)

kvraudioinc
KVRist
46 posts since 23 Aug, 2014

Re: Is there a way to get e-mail notifications for new "Sell & Buy" posts that match my search terms?

Post Tue May 15, 2018 7:55 am

I agree. This would be excellent.

chk071
KVRAF
21913 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: Is there a way to get e-mail notifications for new "Sell & Buy" posts that match my search terms?

Post Tue May 15, 2018 12:48 pm

That'd be great, but, i'm pretty sure it's not possible with the forum software.

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ere2learn
KVRAF
1652 posts since 3 May, 2014

Re: Is there a way to get e-mail notifications for new "Sell & Buy" posts that match my search terms?

Post Tue May 15, 2018 12:53 pm

Use Distill web monitor

kvraudioinc
KVRist
46 posts since 23 Aug, 2014

Re: Is there a way to get e-mail notifications for new "Sell & Buy" posts that match my search terms?

Post Tue May 22, 2018 9:36 am

Yes, monitoring tools like Distill can be configured. But it can be tricky to configure such tools to ignore the various non-content elements (ads, notifications). Setup can be a bit complicated for non-technical users.

If "watch" functionality were integrated into KVR, it would help everyone.

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