July 5, 2023 5:07 AM   Subscribe
AMZN has an extensive open box and used outdoor gear selection, but searching it is a mess. I built a little tool to declutter the experience: trim out all the distractions and sponsored products, random low quality brands, etc... All wheat, no chaff.

Originally, I built for my own use and snagged a sweet ultralight $35 Naturehike sleeping bag for my wife. When I started showing friends the app, they were all like, "Hey! I wanna use that!"

You guys are my friends, right? is a little clunky, but hopefully endearingly so... let me know if you use it to snag any good deals.
Role: Developer
posted by ph00dz (6 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

Cool project! Very much something I would use. But, it doesn’t seem to work on my old iPad. I assume the items on the list should be clickable, but they don’t respond to my tapping. Neither do the faq/talk links in the upper right corner.
posted by Thorzdad at 4:37 AM on July 7, 2023

Huh... that's weird. It's a React app, but I'd think if you saw the content, it would function. Does that happen with other websites?
posted by ph00dz at 5:39 AM on July 7, 2023

No. Usually, if a site doesn’t like my old browser, it simply doesn’t load, or I get a “browser no longer supported” message. I don’t know if I’ve ever landed on a React site, so I can’t say if it’s just something particular to React, but I suspect it is.
posted by Thorzdad at 8:45 AM on July 7, 2023

Hmmm...Apparently the site does work after all. It just takes about 20-30 seconds to respond. I just need to practice a little patience LOL.
posted by Thorzdad at 8:49 AM on July 7, 2023

This is really neat. Thanks for making this (and for allowing the rest of us to use it)! Also, nice website name.
posted by gofordays at 12:28 PM on July 7, 2023 [1 favorite]

Thanks for sharing this. When I click on an item it takes me to the full price listing, am I doinitrong?
posted by drowsy at 8:41 PM on September 3, 2023

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