Originally Posted by stausty
Can you give more details on how to do this? It may warrant a separate post, but I think I'm not the only one who would be interested in this.
Craigslist and any other relevent site worth it's salt should have an RSS feed button. It looks like this:
RSS stands for really simple syndication. Usually people use it to get all of the daily updates from their favorite blogs or news sites. For craigslist, it turns a search result into a simpler format that can be updated with new lines as new results are available, kind of like "news". So make sure you have your search dialed in by keywords and price first.
If you are searching any websites that don't have an RSS feed option, you can make one manually using a tool such as this one: http://feed43.com/
. There are a lot of others with different free/paid features. It takes a bit of playing around and helps if you understand some website code.
Once you have RSS feeds for all of your refined search results, aggregate them into one feed using a website like this: http://www.rssmix.com/
Then finally, if you search for RSS email or RSS text there are a huge number of options for getting the resultant feed emailed to you with a variety of paid and free options. Generally text messeges you will have to pay for, but you can get daily email updates for free from most of those websites. Different formats will include pictures or just text.