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Online retail store 'search' filters that suck

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Deal Addict
Oct 4, 2006
3003 posts
1979 upvotes
Toronto

Online retail store 'search' filters that suck

Just a little rant. I'm talking about affiliate stores who piggyback off the larger online retailers like Amazon, BestBuy, Walmart and AliExpress.

Frustrating when a simple search for an item turns up 10,000 items.
Half of them don't even reside in-store, so you have to filter more just to find out what is available locally.

Sometimes the filters don't even work very well and in the case of eBay, it'll grab anything remotely related or tagged, even though you specifically selected iPad Air 4 tablet, not the other 3000 Apple accessories!

I get it. The Amazons don't care where you're buying it from, as long as they get your sale and a share of the pie. But the customer user experience is just horrible.
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Deal Expert
Jun 30, 2006
20416 posts
8816 upvotes
Toronto
Walmart is complete garbage.
Deal Expert
Aug 22, 2006
29047 posts
14590 upvotes
kr0zet wrote: Online or instore?
Yes
Do you not have anything else to do rather than argue with strangers on the internet
Nope. That's why I'm on the internet arguing with strangers. If I had anything better to do I'd probably be doing it.

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