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scrapehero/ebay.py

Created Feb 12, 2018
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Python 2 code to extract product details from ebay
from lxml import html
import requests
from pprint import pprint
import unicodecsv as csv
from traceback import format_exc
import argparse
def parse(brand):
for i in range(5):
try:
url = 'http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw={0}&_sacat=0'.format(brand)
headers = {'User-Agent': 'Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/42.0.2311.90 Safari/537.36'}
print "Retrieving %s"%(url)
response = requests.get(url, headers=headers, verify=False)
print "Parsing page"
parser = html.fromstring(response.text)
product_listings = parser.xpath('//li[contains(@class,"lvresult")]')
raw_result_count = parser.xpath("//span[@class='rcnt']//text()")
result_count = ''.join(raw_result_count).strip()
print "Found {0} results for {1}".format(result_count,brand)
scraped_products = []
for product in product_listings:
raw_url = product.xpath('.//a[@class="vip"]/@href')
raw_title = product.xpath('.//a[@class="vip"]/text()')
raw_price = product.xpath(".//li[contains(@class,'lvprice')]//span[@class='bold']//text()")
price = ' '.join(' '.join(raw_price).split())
title = ' '.join(' '.join(raw_title).split())
data = {
'url':raw_url[0],
'title':title,
'price':price
}
scraped_products.append(data)
return scraped_products
except Exception as e:
print format_exc(e)
if __name__=="__main__":
argparser = argparse.ArgumentParser()
argparser.add_argument('brand',help = 'Brand Name')
args = argparser.parse_args()
brand = args.brand
scraped_data = parse(brand)
print "Writing scraped data to %s-ebay-scraped-data.csv"%(brand)
with open('%s-ebay-scraped-data.csv'%(brand),'w') as csvfile:
fieldnames = ["title","price","url"]
writer = csv.DictWriter(csvfile,fieldnames = fieldnames,quoting=csv.QUOTE_ALL)
writer.writeheader()
for data in scraped_data:
writer.writerow(data)
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