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Old July 9, 2012, 09:00 PM   #76
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Someone suggested Bing and while it's not what Google (Eric Schmidt swears they're not 'Evil') used to offer, it's not too bad.

Edited to add: I assume it's only a 'matter of time' until Microsoft follows suit...?

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Old July 9, 2012, 09:30 PM   #77
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Huh?

What are you guys all talking about?
I just ran a series of searches using all of the so-called prohibited terms, including Springfield Armory 1911. I got hits on every one of them.
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Old July 9, 2012, 09:33 PM   #78
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darkgael,

Are you referring to Google vanilla search or Google Shopping? If shopping, you might try emptying your browser's cache as your search resulted in zero hits for me...?

Edited to add: Unless they have to 'flush-out' this capability across the globe to all of their respective servers until complete synchronization is achieved?

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Old July 9, 2012, 09:40 PM   #79
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Old July 10, 2012, 07:49 AM   #80
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Seems to work for me...

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Old July 10, 2012, 07:55 AM   #81
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http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&t...RCLHJQdo&mvs=0

Your search - springfield armory 1911 - did not match any shopping results.

Suggestions:

Make sure all words are spelled correctly.
Try different keywords.
Try more general keywords.
Try fewer keywords.

Springfield Armory 1910 pulls tons of results
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Old July 10, 2012, 09:29 AM   #82
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"Springfield 1911" works fine.
I went to Google's home page, selected the "shopping" link, and typed "Springfield 1911" in the search blank. Got a bunch of hits, didn't check the count. Worked fine for several searches yesterday. I did clear my cache to try and insure that I am getting up-to-date info.
From what I can tell firearms searches on Google Shopping work exactly as they should.

As far as I am concerned, this is a closed issue.
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Old July 10, 2012, 09:37 AM   #83
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Except it's not a closed issue. Google publicly announced their new policy on May 31st. If you're still able to get firearms-related Shopping results, it's only because the rollout isn't yet complete and the filtering isn't in place for everyone yet.

Here's an article on the subject from Forbes Magazine.
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Old July 10, 2012, 10:06 AM   #84
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I think it depends on which server you are bouncing off of.

I think there's enough evidence out there to support the fact that it is happening.
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Old July 10, 2012, 01:50 PM   #85
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Tried several searches...

and this is what I received.
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Old July 10, 2012, 02:16 PM   #86
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Uh oh, looks like they missed mosin Nagant, and looks like someone is selling them for $12.....with bayonets.

.303 British returned no results, but .304 British results many. Lee enfield has results also but looks like all replicas.

Sks also results accessories.

Parts for Springfield 1903a1

Ar15 none

Savage axis none

Savage rifle none
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Old July 12, 2012, 05:05 PM   #87
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Both google and yahoo gave me the search runaround

but bing seems to work fine. So I switched to bing.
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Old July 13, 2012, 02:58 AM   #88
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Try the Copernic Agent which is free from http://www.copernic.com
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Old July 14, 2012, 10:22 AM   #89
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Sometimes some stuff gets through

In this case the filter can't distinguish between Ford Taurus transmission bushings and the 905 Taurus revolver:






But you change the 9 to a 6 and you get:







My problem with copernic is that it doesn't have a "shopping" results page - which displays the product for sale and gives you a quick listing of prices. Instead it returns everything with the search criteria. So if I were looking for a Taurus 605, I get every YouTube video, every magazine review of the gun, and occasionally I get a weblink that might lead to a site that has a price on the gun - but I don't get a quick comparision shopping list.

Top 10 shopping search engines:

http://searchenginewatch.com/article...opping-Engines

Just going down the list of shopping search engine, I found that Price Grabber didn't return results for most guns.

Nextag didn't return searches for most guns.

Shopping.com didn't return searches for most guns.

Not surprisingly Amazon Product Ads does not return any gun pricing results.

Shopzilla returns some price results - but it's spotty and it kind of defeats the purpose of using the Internet for comparision shopping if a significant number of results are not showing up.

Pronto does not return any gun pricing results - and it's a crummy shopping search engine anyway.

Become.com does not return any gun pricing results - and it's a crummy shopping search engine

And that brings us to Bing - which still returns shopping results for firearms and firarms related stuff.

Last on the list is TheFind which does not return any gun pricing results - and is a terrible shopping search engine.
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Old July 14, 2012, 06:44 PM   #90
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OT: I saw ^^up-there^^ in that google search that they still make the 9mm revolver...I would like to get one but the moon-clips are flimsy to me. Only the S&W 625 has decent rimless moon-clips as far as I have seen.
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Old September 7, 2012, 07:11 PM   #91
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Pleasantly Surprised by Redmond

I must say that I am quite surprised that Microsoft (bing.com) has yet to 'pull the plug' on firearms shopping. I will for the moment give credit where credit is do in that the customer still has the option available (IMO not comparable whatsoever to Google's now defunct functionality but still quite usable). That being said, notice that I did say "yet."

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Old June 7, 2013, 04:19 PM   #92
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Bing shopping 'pulled the plug' on firearms shopping.

Last week I was able to do price comparison shopping for a Ruger 10/22, a Charter Arms Pathfinder and some other firearms - now I cannot. I don't get any results for the actual firearms.

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Old June 7, 2013, 04:21 PM   #93
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Bing still pulls up plenty of results for a Charter Arms Pathfinder at my location. 111 results, actually. Don't know how long that will continue.
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Old June 7, 2013, 04:23 PM   #94
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Bing Shopping?
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Old June 7, 2013, 04:26 PM   #95
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Yes, Bing shopping.
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Old June 7, 2013, 04:31 PM   #96
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That's weird

I know last week I pulled up a whole list of places that carried the Pathfinder and sorted according to price, now I don't get any results...
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Old June 7, 2013, 04:35 PM   #97
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If I'm not mistaken, when this thread was started, I was still getting firearms related hits in Google Shopping, too. Eventually, that ended. I expect the same thing to happen with Bing. My hunch is that whatever tinkering they do with the software is done just a few servers at a time, so that if something goes sideways, it doesn't affect every one of their users all at once.

From an earlier post of mine, here's what I sent to Google:
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Dear Sir or Madam:

I recently saw an internet posting which indicated that Google will no longer allow advertising for firearms. In researching the issue, I found the following language in your policies:

"The following products are not allowed on Google Shopping:

•Vehicles
•Guns, ammunition and knives
•Tobacco and cigarettes"

As an avid hunter and shooter, I have often used Google Shopping to research various firearms and ammunition. As of approximately thirty minutes ago, I find that I can no longer do so.

I find it unsettling, to say the least, that I can find books on how to grow marijuana, an illegal activity, on Google, but am unable to find any information on shopping for a firearm or ammunition, a legal activity.

Unless and until Google changes this policy, I will run each and every internet search that I do through some other search engine.
ETA: Bing's shopping policies only prohibits the listing of illegal weapons, at least currently.
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Old June 7, 2013, 05:29 PM   #98
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I use google to find darn near everything firearms related that I need. I have no idea what a shopping tab is. I just do a standard search...
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Old June 7, 2013, 06:32 PM   #99
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Well, at least all of our online 'gun search' related data will be protected from any government 'eavesdropping.'
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Old June 7, 2013, 08:07 PM   #100
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Here is a regular Google search of the 5.11 Select Carry Pistol Pouch:



Here is what it looks like when you search using Google SHOPPING:



Something is up with Bing Shopping, because this is what it returns for me now for the 5.11 Select Carry Pistol Pouch:




I guess time will tell.
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