Amazon.com Ordering pages can be schizoid, as in terrible and confusing

Be careful when ordering clothes on Amazon – the ordering pages can be schizoid.

Check out this really bad ordering page example that I encountered:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008I58164

When you change size or color of a clothing item, all of a sudden the price can change drastically, the seller changes, shipping costs change, Prime changes – in other words, nothing stays the same. Admittedly, I was naive with this assumption, but bear with me. You’ll notice that if you roll over different color options, there is no indication that the all the related cost, seller, shipping, etc. itemsĀ change until you click on the color – then you have to rescan the page to determine what changed with your click – which is a bad user interface. This is not usual for Amazon.

I thought I was ordering a pair of cargo shorts that cost $32 with free returns – it ended up costing $55 with no free returns (I had to return an item and the shipping cost was $12). The ordering page sucks big time. Sorry Amazon, but you messed up on this one big time, seriously. Please improve ordering pages like this – you’ll have happier customers (and business partners with less returns processing).

Samuel Johnson : True Patriots should fear people who spout “incredibilities,” like the National Guard taking over Texas (not)

Portrait of Samuel Johnson commissioned for He...
Portrait of Samuel Johnson commissioned for Henry Thrale’s Streatham Park gallery (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“It is the quality of patriotism to be jealous and watchful, to observe all secret machinations, and to see publick dangers at a distance. The true lover of his country is ready to communicate his fears, and to sound the alarm, whenever he perceives the approach of mischief. But he sounds no alarm, when there is no enemy; he never terrifies his countrymen till he is terrified himself. The patriotism, therefore, may be justly doubted of him, who professes to be disturbed by incredibilities…”

The repugnant Milton Friedman

Milton Friedman was the intellectual father of Gordon Gekko.

“Whether blameworthy or not, the use of the cloak of social responsibility, and the nonsense spoken in its name by influential and prestiĀ­gious businessmen, does clearly harm the foundations of a free society.”

milton gekkoman
Milton Gekkoman