I’m in the market to make a new automotive purchase. Because of the nature of the purchase, I’d like to do as much due diligence as possible.
I’ve spent the last week watching new auctions pop up on eBay Motors and the like for a few specific models of cars, but realized that unless I keep a detailed manual spreadsheet of all I’m tracking, I’m going to be wasting my time watching different auctions.
The data geek in me is excited.
I’m wondering if there are any data dashboards or software that can scan eBay, Autotrader, Manheim, and other automotive datasets and record the following:
- Automotive Make (i.e. Toyota)
- Automotive Model (i.e. Camry LE)
- Exterior Color
- Interior Color
- Source (eBay, Autotrader, Manheim, etc)
- Seller Name
- Seller Email
- Seller Phone
If I had just the 10 items above, in a structured data set for a rolling 90 days of data, I think I’d be very much ahead of the game. I’d then port the data table into visualization software such as Tableau and then manipulate it so that I can figure out which cars I should be focusing on.
So, my question to the Interweb:
- Does this type of software already exist?
- If not, can it exist? (if so, please contact me if you’d like to build it)
I don’t think this is too difficult but I could be wrong.