Friday, October 19, 2007

I hate the Amazon search funtion.

Go ahead... try something. You're looking for a specific book. Or you want to browse. Whatever. Amazon doesn't give you what you want--it gives you bestsellers!! Over and over!!

Why, for example, is the first book that comes up if you're browsing Japanese history...

...

SKINNY BITCH?!

Why?!? PLEASE someone explain.

Also, try browsing short stories. Why is it that the first two pages of entries are audiobooks?!?!

UGH. See, this would NEVER happen in a REAL bookstore. Perhaps Amazon offers unlimited choice, but how the hell do I find the book I actually want?!?!

Ok, sorry for the rant. Grr.

10 comments:

angelle said...

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Church Lady said...

And when I searched for "Japanese Ass" on Amazon, here's what I got:

Tokyo-Japanese-CyberSkin-Vagina-Stroker

Also, a book of Japanese slang from Ass to F off.

Clearly, there are problems with their search engine.

Lisa said...

I've noticed that too. The only way I seem to find things is to search for a known work in the category I'm interested in and then see what else pops up with it. The first recommendation usually has to come from a friend. Funny you should mention short stories. I just ordered books by John Barth and Robert Coover today. Fortunately, I asked the lovely Andrea at Lighthouse Writers Workshop to recommend which books of theirs she would recommend and she didn't let me down.

Josephine Damian said...

And those banner ads across the top that force you to scroll down just to see the main page, and those ads for bad tv shows and worse food that are on individual book pages.... yup, amazon is changing and not for the better.

writtenwyrdd said...

How about when you search, and while it finds what you are looking for, you get In The Middle Of The Actual Responses other non-related crap? I hate that.

But I live in very rural America and buy a ton of stuff from them anyhow, because the nearest bookstore is 2.5 hours drive away.

writtenwyrdd said...

OH, and I forgot: What's with all those pages that jump up and down as you try to read them? I happens constantly!

Leigh Russell said...

Hi Moonrat, thanks for visiting my blog. I tried to join your group - not sure if I succeeded. I'm such a technophobe. I'll let you know when my "creepy" book is out. Love to hear what you think of it.

Travis Erwin said...

And besides that, you can walk into a real bookstore and walk out with your book in minutes. No waiting for thsoe lazy postal workers to deliver your package.

And I can say that since I am one of those lazy postal employees.

ORION said...

That's funny. All I do is punch in LOTTERY over and over and over and over...

pacatrue said...

I'm just wondering what church lady was hoping to find with the search phrase "japanese ass". Because I keep thinking she's looking for Playgirl Japan. Maybe my mind, once in the gutter, cannot get out of the gutter, however.