The job is to create a script that will check a variety of online retailers to see whether an item is in stock along with the items price. The data should be fed into a mysql database. This data will be used to create a web page showing which retailers have the item in stock and the price. A seperate page to show when the item was last in stock for each retailer should also be included.
The backend should have the ability to add/remove/change retailers/products pages, set the outbound links to the retailers page, choose the keyword/picture used to determine if the item is in stock and give the product an identifying name.
It is likely that the script will need to run on cron every few minutes unless you have any other suggestions such as realtime updating using rss feeds/xml.
All web page designs will be provided, backend and connectivity will be required.