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Re: lcboapi.com and drinkvine.com

Postby SirBeatington » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:44 am

Hey all, first time caller, long time listener.
Jumped on LCBO.com this morning, and the “Check All Stores” is back. Not only that, but now you can organize by Quantity or by City!
Either someone at the ‘BO grew a brain, or a lot of people complained.
I would bet on the latter.
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Re: lcboapi.com and drinkvine.com

Postby JaseWescott » Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:56 am

SirBeatington wrote:Hey all, first time caller, long time listener.
Jumped on LCBO.com this morning, and the “Check All Stores” is back. Not only that, but now you can organize by Quantity or by City!
Either someone at the ‘BO grew a brain, or a lot of people complained.
I would bet on the latter.


aye https://hellolcbo.com/app/answers/detai ... 65/kw/2019

2019 Summer Beer List isn't ready yet. I reached out yesterday.
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Re: lcboapi.com and drinkvine.com

Postby MatttthewGeorge » Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:06 pm

DerekD wrote:You're welcome!
Should be up now. Looks like the online inventory was down for a few days and I didn't notice. Please don't hesitate to let me know when this happens again.
Derek


Noticed Caskhunter.com hasn't updated new beers on the new beers page since June 30. Is this feature kaput?
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Re: lcboapi.com and drinkvine.com

Postby DerekD » Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:49 am

Sorry, I haven't had a chance to look at it for a while. Do you happen to know one of the new products (name or item number)? That will help me debug.

Edit:
Is it possible that there haven't been any new beers in the past 3 weeks? I went through the LCBO's "Shop New Beers" "New and seasonal beers" section and all of them appear in caskhunter.com. It seems like my code is working, but I can't be sure until I find a new product on LCBO to confirm.

Double Edit:
I don't know what happened, looks like everything is working again? Lots of new stuff in the "New Products" feed now. It looks like the inventory counts need to be updated on some products though...
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Re: lcboapi.com and drinkvine.com

Postby DerekD » Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:09 pm

Final Edit:
Well, I took a look today and the LCBO website has changed their database so the scraper is broken. Unfortunately due to family obligations I won't have time to fix it. It's been fun though!

- Derek
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Re: lcboapi.com and drinkvine.com

Postby MatttthewGeorge » Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:55 am

DerekD wrote:Final Edit:
Well, I took a look today and the LCBO website has changed their database so the scraper is broken. Unfortunately due to family obligations I won't have time to fix it. It's been fun though!

- Derek


Derek,
Too bad but understandable. Thanks for doing it while you did!

All,
Is there anything else out there that does what Drinkvine/Caskhunter did?
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Re: lcboapi.com and drinkvine.com

Postby PeteH » Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:31 pm

DerekD wrote:Final Edit:
Well, I took a look today and the LCBO website has changed their database so the scraper is broken. Unfortunately due to family obligations I won't have time to fix it. It's been fun though!

- Derek


I too want to say thanks for all your efforts. Cask hunter was great. I (finally) created a BT account just to say thanks.

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Re: lcboapi.com and drinkvine.com

Postby JaseWescott » Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:19 pm

DerekD wrote:Final Edit:
Well, I took a look today and the LCBO website has changed their database so the scraper is broken. Unfortunately due to family obligations I won't have time to fix it. It's been fun though!

- Derek


your little website was great help, thanks for your hard work 8)
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Re: lcboapi.com and drinkvine.com

Postby Urotsukidoji » Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:30 pm

The death of caskhunter (and previously drinkvine) is very bad news indeed, I need this functionality!!!! How can LCBO not offer such a simple feature to drive sales.

Is there no other similar site?
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Re: lcboapi.com and drinkvine.com

Postby JaseWescott » Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:00 pm

Urotsukidoji wrote:The death of caskhunter (and previously drinkvine) is very bad news indeed, I need this functionality!!!! How can LCBO not offer such a simple feature to drive sales.

Is there no other similar site?


you can try liquery.com
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Re: lcboapi.com and drinkvine.com

Postby GtownRandy » Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:10 pm

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Re: lcboapi.com and drinkvine.com

Postby midlife crisis » Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:06 pm

Thanks, but does that illustrate the amount of crap they carry, or what?
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Re: lcboapi.com and drinkvine.com

Postby JaseWescott » Fri Aug 14, 2020 4:53 pm

midlife crisis wrote:Thanks, but does that illustrate the amount of crap they carry, or what?


No, that site works like boozewatch. you search for a store address to view it's inventory. there is no list building or anything like caskhunter or drinkvine.
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Re: lcboapi.com and drinkvine.com

Postby midlife crisis » Fri Aug 14, 2020 4:56 pm

Yeah, I get that, thanks. That is my point. You see their entire inventory, a good 75% of which is complete crap.
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Re: lcboapi.com and drinkvine.com

Postby JaseWescott » Fri Aug 14, 2020 5:02 pm

midlife crisis wrote:Yeah, I get that, thanks. That is my point. You see their entire inventory, a good 75% of which is complete crap.


The LCBO website is crappy. I hate how they just make up new sections and move things for no reason or tag things with the wrong style but it's all there is now :o

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