Simple eBay RSS Feed Generator

There is a new version of the eBay RSS Feed Creator with more options, you can get to it by clicking here

eBay used to put a link right on the search results to an RSS feed for the current search. It was nice.
But now.. where is the darn thing?

Out of frustration, and boredom at work, I whipped up a quick javascript solution that builds a link to an RSS feed for any ebay search you can think of!

You can give it a try if you want –

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  1. spudart said,

    so cool!

    June 8, 2009 @ 4:27 pm

  2. unlikelymoose said,

    Das ist sehr kühl.

    June 9, 2009 @ 11:37 am

  3. unlikelymoose said,

    I hope people reading this blog will read my previous comment and think I'm from Germany. Das ist sehr toll!

    June 9, 2009 @ 11:39 am

  4. unlikelymoose said,

    Oh wait. People will now read my comment about I hope they I'm German and now they will see it's in English and they will begin to question if I'm from Germany or not. ugh.

    June 9, 2009 @ 11:40 am

  5. unlikelymoose said,

    oooh. but I do have some broken English in my latest comment. So people will see I have broken English and think that maybe I really am German and that my English ist sehr schlecht.

    June 9, 2009 @ 11:41 am

  6. spudart said,

    is there a way to make an RSS feed that includes a price limit?

    June 9, 2009 @ 10:53 pm

  7. unlikelymoose said,

    oh man, spudart. Lately that's exactly what i've wanted in my ebay searches. I've been looking at old baseball cards on ebay. I'm only willing to pay $5 max (including shipping).

    June 10, 2009 @ 10:12 am

  8. sparx said,

    I can add that. I'll post a comment here when I do, so you'll know it's updated.

    June 10, 2009 @ 10:16 am

  9. sparx said,

    … but remind me again if it isn't done by the end of this weekend 😛

    June 10, 2009 @ 10:16 am

  10. Ken Yong said,

    Gotta say thanks a lot. The ebay representative on the phone doesn't even know what RSS is. I hate it when ebay changes something for the worse.

    Thanks again!

    June 10, 2009 @ 9:52 pm

  11. spudart said,

    oh that eBay. Not knowing RSS. +shaking head+

    June 11, 2009 @ 2:31 pm

  12. unlikelymoose said,

    eBay hungry. eBay want crush thing. eBay think RSS is sound of sick snake. eBay crush RSS snake.

    June 11, 2009 @ 4:22 pm

  13. nonmis said,

    does not work with local searches

    June 28, 2009 @ 11:10 am

  14. sparx said,

    After I get up and running, I'll add an improved version of this eBay RSS generator to the Ninja's tools. 🙂

    June 28, 2009 @ 11:25 am

  15. Marc said,

    Hi Sparx,

    Great tool. Does your improved version of the eBay RSS generator work out the complete advanced search (

    Why has eBay removed the RSS function on new searches? Do you think it's temporary? When do you think eBay will re-add the RSS function?

    Looking forward to hear from you.


    July 3, 2009 @ 3:45 am

  16. sparx said,

    Thank Marc,
    It *will* allow for most, if not all, of the advanced search options.. but right now – not so much. I just finished up 90% of what I needed to get done to launch Ninja Picks, so now I should have a bit of time to work on other things.. like this.

    I'm not sure why eBay removed the RSS link from searches. The RSS functionality is still there (my script is using it), but the links to it have vanished. I'm hoping it's a mistake and that it'll come back, or that maybe that it's still there and I'm just overlooking it.. along with everyone else.

    July 3, 2009 @ 8:37 am

  17. Marc said,

    Hi Sparx,

    Thanks for your reply. That sounds great – I'll be waiting for your revised (completed) tool with (hopefully) the full advanced functionality!

    Please keep us (all) posted.

    Best regards & talk soon,

    July 3, 2009 @ 4:19 pm

  18. Tim C said,

    Thanks for the RSS feed tool. I'm guessing the next version will include price boundaries? That would be the holy grail of rss ebay feeds.

    Tim C.

    July 23, 2009 @ 5:12 am

  19. sparx said,

    I've finally gotten around to updating this script. The new version can be found here: eBay RSS Feed Creator

    August 12, 2009 @ 10:17 pm

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