A bot that purchases items, rendering them bought.
A bot which can purchase items online, rendering them
In principle, this bot is intended to combat scalping practices. Most bots
are closed source and cost money; however, if everyone has access to a free
bot, the playing field can be leveled. Additionally,
bought is written to
purchase at most one item -- the first product it sees available -- and never
Installing this bot is a multi-step process involving a Command Line Interface (CLI) such as Windows PowerShell, Bash, or Zsh:
1. Downloading Python
Open up your respective CLI and type:
This will display the python version on your system. Ensure you are running Python 3.7, or higher. If you are running an earlier version of Python, please update your Python. If a Python version isn't installed on your computer and you received an error running this command, download Python from Python.org, or a Python distribution like Anaconda.
2. Installing Bought
Python comes with its own package manager called
pip which can install
packages/libraries. Upgrade the pip package using pip:
python -m pip install --upgrade pip
Now run the following to download this project package to your system's Python:
pip install bought
If you need to update bought in the future, run:
pip install --upgrade bought
3. Install Webdriver
This driver will need to be added to your PATH environment variable. You can do this on your specific OS as follows:
Press the Windows key, and type "environment":
Select the above item in the Control Panel, under the advanced tab, find
Environment Variables... in the bottom right corner.
Under User variables, select
New, and provide the path
to the FOLDER that contains the driver you downloaded.
In Linux and MacOS, your corresponding CLI will have its own configuration
file (typically in your home folder). For bash and zsh, this is
Open the file to configure your CLI and add the following line to the bottom:
Save and exit. You can restart your CLI, or execute the source command for your corresponding configuration file:
source ~/.bashrc source ~/.zshrc
Bought uses Python's console scripts entry point. This allows you to use the
bought command from your CLI:
This will display a list of subcommands and flags that can be used to configure bought and run it from the command line; however, it is highly recommended to use Bought with a config file. A template configuration file file is provided in this repository. Download this file and modify the parameters.
You can then run bought as follows:
bought -c DriveLetter:\path\to\config.ini
For example, substituting
bought -c C:\Users\MyUsername\Documents\config.ini
bought -c /path/to/config.ini
For example, substituting
bought -c /home/MyUsername/Documents/config.ini
If your CLI's current working directory is in the same location, you can use
a relative path to your configuration file (i.e.
bought -c config.ini).
The config.ini file can be specified in any directory. A sample one is provided in this repository with descriptive comments about their usage.
First and foremost, create an issue on the github repository. This is where issues can be made known publicly -- be sure to check for duplicates prior to submitting an issue.
If you want to address an issue yourself, fork this repository, develop
your changes in a branch seperate from
main, and submit a pull request.
This project uses poetry
which allows for build isolation in a virtual environment. After downloading
the repository, run
poetry shell and
poetry install from the root of the
repository to install the project. You may need to uninstall the PyPI version
pip uninstall bought to use your own version of
Download the file for your platform. If you're not sure which to choose, learn more about installing packages.