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    Default Ironscanner: A web scraper for gym equipment

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    As a personal project I've been working on a web application that would periodically screen-scrape various gym equipment vendors and provide a searchable database for available/in-stock equipment. It also provides the ability to sign up for email notifications when certain types of equipment become available.

    You can check it out here: Ironscanner Scraper - Home

    Any feedback, comments, and suggestions are certainly welcome. Maybe even mandatory. If you encounter any errors or weirdness please send me a DM here or email: info-at-ironscanner.com

    Other points:

    • Vendors and items are currently added by hand, so if you have suggestions for which websites and items you would like to see please let me know.
    • The scrapers currently run in the US. This may affect how we determine price and availability (e.g. I don't know if rogue.com may show different information if you're in the UK vs the US).
    • If you're a frontend web developer and/or AWS expert and would like to collaborate please drop me a line.

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    Rep Fitness has some good affordable equipment if you want to add them to the list of vendors. They regularly refill their stock of weights, barbells, and power racks. This is a wonderful online tool, thank you!

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    Thanks for the tip! I've added the useful items from REP Fitness to the catalog.

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    Since you are posting on the SS forums you should consider including SS Equipment

    Equipment | Starting Strength

    The Strengthco is affiliated w/ SS and also sells equipment Barbell Gym Equipment – The Strength Co.

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    Thanks! I found a rack and basic plate set back in late September. I've been looking idly for a couple of months* at craigslist and facebook marketplace for used plates, and never found anything regional (Fingerlakes area of Upstate New York). I just passed 225# on my deadlift, so I was going to need more weight fairly soon. I used Ironscanner and found a pair of 45# plates at Rogue - not the shiny colorful ones but the black military spec. $218 delivered in 3 days! Thanks again!
    --Michael Tinkler, the Cranky Professor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cranky Professor View Post
    Thanks! I found a rack and basic plate set back in late September. I've been looking idly for a couple of months* at craigslist and facebook marketplace for used plates, and never found anything regional (Fingerlakes area of Upstate New York). I just passed 225# on my deadlift, so I was going to need more weight fairly soon. I used Ironscanner and found a pair of 45# plates at Rogue - not the shiny colorful ones but the black military spec. $218 delivered in 3 days! Thanks again!
    --Michael Tinkler, the Cranky Professor.
    Great, glad it could help! Hope it makes your Christmas a little stronger and harder to kill.

    Update: I've added The Strength Co. to the list of vendors, so hopefully the equipment there should start showing up in peoples' inboxes soon.

    The Strength Co. Online Store

    Ironscanner Scraper - Home

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    Thanks Joe.

    Ironscanner Scraper worked for me too.
    Once I decided I was not going to pay the outrageous prices for old York 45's listed online just to match my old York set I've been trying to get their milled Legacy plates but they are frequently out of stock.
    Ironscanner got me on them.

    Now how do I turn off the email notifications?

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