Online Ordering Sucks Sometimes

This just happened to me so I’m still a little pissed off about trying to order something online. I’m checking my email on I see an ad in the sidebar. Now, most of the time I don’t even look at those damn things, but this time it was an ad for something I had just looked at last week and wanted to buy it but decided to wait until after Christmas on the chance that it would go on sale. Plus I didn’t want to overspend at Christmas so buying something for myself didn’t really fit into the budget.

Now, I know that these stores use cookies to track what I’m looking at and I’m used to seeing ads targeted just to me and what I’ve been looking at on the internet. What these fools don’t realize is that most of the time if I looked at something and did not buy it right then, I have a good reason. Most of the time it’s not really what I wanted or I found it somewhere else at a better price or a different color or something.

Anyway, this ad says that the item is half off, so that made it more attractive. I’m still concerned about my Christmas budget, but if this is half off now, it will probably be sold out after Christmas and then I won’t be able to get it at all. So I decided to go ahead and buy it and I clicked on the ad. It took me to the stores site, where I have an account. I clicked to put it in the shopping cart and they gave me a screen that says are you sure you want to check out already? We have a lot more stuff for you to look at and buy while you are here! But I don’t want anything else – I just want to order this one thing. Then I go to a screen that asks for my email and password. Of course, it says the password is wrong.

When all is logged in, it asks for my delivery address and my billing address and fuck that. I have an account already set up there – all that info should be saved and all I have to do is click. I’m not fucking typing all that crap in there every time I order something. So I’m pissed off and what I barely wanted in the first now looks like just a fucking hassle. So I quit the whole checkout process and didn’t buy it. I don’t want it that fucking bad.