Fri, 19 Oct 2007

Show Me The Fricking Price Already

One of the things that frustrates me about Amazon is their silly "feature" they call "click here to see the price (why don't we show the price?)".

Ostensibly it's because manufacturers think that you shouldn't see the price when you first visit Amazon if the price is below MSRP... instead, manufacturers want you to click a stupid javascript link to see the price.

Amazon compares it to a "brick-and-mortar store" where "you would probably have to ask a salesperson what the price of the product is. At Amazon, by clicking on "click here to see price" you are essentially asking to see the price, at which point we show it to you."

Well, if I walked into a "brick-and-mortar store" with a t-shirt that said "SHOW ME THE FRICKING PRICE ALREADY", I wouldn't have to ask a salesperson for the price, would I?

Well I did the online-equivalent of putting on that t-shirt when I visit Amazon's website, and (assuming you use Firefox and Greasemonkey) you can too.

Khan Klatt

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