July 11th, 2012

Demons of stupidity

Amazon music search fail

So the other day I was looking for a music CD on Amazon...

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Note that I've picked the "Music" category, and yet the third and fourth results are Blu-ray films. Further down is a DVD box set of the anime.

Oh, and it's no use trying to make my query more specific by searching for the actual CD I wanted ("Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex O.S.T. 2"), as that doesn't actually match anything. And there's no alphabetical sort either, just "relevance" which is completely pointless once you go past the first couple of results.

And they've broken the back button. Pressing it appears to take you back a page, but then shows you the results from the page you were just on. I've no idea how they've managed to do *that*.

Seriously, how hard is it to build a search engine that actually works?


Edit: it gets worse! I just did the same search in the "MP3 Downloads" category, which showed me 5 albums and had a link to "See all 10 MP3 album results". Clicking that lists a total of four albums.
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