SearchTempest was just introduced to be by Lifehacker.com
But, two things to keep in mind when searching very far from your home location:
- On larger items you are going to have to drive a longer way to pick them up.
- On smaller items, you will have to pay for shipping as well as pay without the protections of eBay or other sites…
Whether you’re searching for directors’ chairs in Beverly Hills or a boat trailer in upstate New York, SearchTempest aggregates locale Craigslist searches in an as-big-as-you-want-it search radius to help you find the best deals.
SearchTempest is a highly customizable Craiglist aggregator. You can start searching immediately be plugging in a zipcode, specifying the radius you want to search in—anywhere from 25 miles to around the world—and the keywords you want search for.
The default search results are generally pretty spot-on but you can further refine and expand your search by including eBay and Amazon results, whether or not it has pictures, and more. Once you find an item you’re interested in you can quickly get directions from your source zip code to the item in question.
SearchTempest is a free tool and requires no registration. Have a favorite tool for searching Craigslist? Let’s hear about it in the comments.