Detecting inventory levels + SMS Text Notifications with AWS

Hey all,

I've recently been dealing with some frustration trying to purchase some seemingly common products off online retailers. Getting sick of seeing 'out of stock' messages, I decided to build a script that would automatically detect when a retailer receives new inventory of a product, and send me a SMS Text Notification.

It ended up working really well for the first item - I got a notification in less than 30 minutes and was able to nab one. Not so good luck on a second product - been running it for over 10 hours and no dice.

I put together a video showing how I did it: https://youtu.be/6ixBJZ2vnYk I hope this shows some practical applications of using AWS and software in general.

Cheers

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