|Wed Jan 27 2016 13:32:46|
Shopper Spots a Serious Flaw in eBay and Amazon Search
This evening I had the misfortune to have to look for a new tablet for my granddaughter. After the one she had fell and the screen cracked we decided to look on eBay and Amazon.
We found many similar ones to what she had at many different price points. However!!!
I discovered that there are a LOT of "Not Working Or For Parts" tablets out there. And almost EVERY TIME I found one at a decent price I had to click thru only to find that notation! There were a LOT of items priced at the SAME price points that were working - and a lot at the SAME price that were - not.
I sell on eBay but I have never listed anything like this. So I was surprised to see that there was apparently some way to note ON the listing page itself that the item had issues - so why is it so hard to make this known to the BUYERS before we click thru? How HARD would it be for both eBay and Amazon to use some sort of notation or icon to INDICATE that the item is NOT WORKING?
If you WANTED to buy one to refurb or to harvest parts - you would know right away that this was something to look at - and if you only wanted a WORKING one - you would avoid the ones with the Broken Plate Icon.
This is SUCH a time and energy waster. After an hour I had a few items on my WATCH list on eBay and after a further 30 minutes I had a total of 2 in my LIST on Amazon - but I should have been in and done in 30 minutes tops. Considering that I was looking for a particular brand and knew what I wanted; this SHOULD have been easy-peasy.
I am not sure if this is something that is too considerate for eBay - after all it would HELP SELL things; but Amazon should already have this.
We know that people from eBay and Amazon read this blog; perhaps they can take this back to the Board Room!