[LINK] E-Commerce woes
Mon, 19 Jun 2000 13:27:17 +1000 (EST)
so I bit the bullet and bought a Macintosh laptop
(Powerbook 540c) for $200. I think I did really well but the little
beast (I call it "fifi") has only 8Mb in it and as such is a bit slow
on the uptake.
I decided to shop around and see if I couldn't get an upgrade for it
in Oz, before venturing overseas.
I ended up finding (I think) what I wanted at:
So far so good - I had heard these guys were well known so I thought I'd
try. First I needed some info about the RAM, making sure I was going to
be getting the right thing so I decided to email their support address.
So far, I have waited a week with no response.
Palaeographics have just lost several hundred dollars of my custom....
I'm sure glad I didn't use the so-called shopping cart and give
'em my credit details.
Does this sound familiar? It is like a litany of repeated problems
with various "E" initiatives in this country (and elsewhere).
Has anyone found an E-Commerce site that is actually the "grail" yet?
I mean one that promises and delivers 24 hour turnaround to customer queries
and one that gets the delivery details and everything right?
Just when am I going to be able to order that pizza on the net I was promised
4 years ago?
The promises made by the E-Commerce mavens mean nothing to me - the system is
horribly broken and doesn't deserve anywhere near the hype it's been getting
by the Govt, Business and the hangers-on it's created.....
I shudder when I see those Win 2000 or Sausage ads on TV promising they will
make creating an E-Commerce site as simple as plugging in a toaster -
things are bad enough as they are.
- anyone got a 32MB Powerbook 540 Simm they want to sell me?! ;)
Rachel Polanskis University of Western Sydney, Nepean
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