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2021-06-23 5:04:04 PM  
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2021-06-23 5:21:16 PM  
So when my folks had their latest addition to their house built, they ran out of money before they could put in gutters. They finally have enough to start the project, so I got volunteered for it. Since no one ships 10' gutter sections, I decided to order online and get a neighbor to drive me in his pickup rather than having him wait while I hunted everything down. After I made my order online, I waited, and waited, and waited, until I finally got a call the next day saying they couldn't fill my order because they had zero brown gutter sections in stock, even though their inventory showed over 100.

Not wanting to substitute white gutters, I cancelled the order and went to the competing home improvement store's website, where I soon learned that not every company is Amazon when it comes to easy online shopping. Keywords didn't fit the search functions, SKU and even barcode IDs weren't searchable and I finally had to go item-by-item to find everything.

So after I finally submitted the order, I got an email saying *one* of my orders was ready to pick up - in Portland, Maine. That's a bit of a drive for me (more than 1200 miles), so I had to call the store to discover that somehow one item was set for pickup there instead of my local store. Which meant that I had to cancel that order and somehow find that one item on the website (where search functions don't work) and re-order it for local pickup.

Anyway, once the rest of the fittings come in from Amazon (where they were easy to find and far cheaper), I'll reflect on the fact that neither Marvin Ellison nor Arthur Blank are headed to outer space as I install the new gutters.

Anyway, take the Quiz and come back and tell us how you did and your experience with shopping online from stores that made their market share via brick-and-mortar.

Don't forget the Easy Quiz!

Good luck, and let me know if you have any issues.
 
2021-06-23 5:22:49 PM  
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2021-06-23 6:07:51 PM  

ox45tallboy: So when my folks had their latest addition to their house built, they ran out of money before they could put in gutters. They finally have enough to start the project, so I got volunteered for it. Since no one ships 10' gutter sections, I decided to order online and get a neighbor to drive me in his pickup rather than having him wait while I hunted everything down. After I made my order online, I waited, and waited, and waited, until I finally got a call the next day saying they couldn't fill my order because they had zero brown gutter sections in stock, even though their inventory showed over 100.

Not wanting to substitute white gutters, I cancelled the order and went to the competing home improvement store's website, where I soon learned that not every company is Amazon when it comes to easy online shopping. Keywords didn't fit the search functions, SKU and even barcode IDs weren't searchable and I finally had to go item-by-item to find everything.

So after I finally submitted the order, I got an email saying *one* of my orders was ready to pick up - in Portland, Maine. That's a bit of a drive for me (more than 1200 miles), so I had to call the store to discover that somehow one item was set for pickup there instead of my local store. Which meant that I had to cancel that order and somehow find that one item on the website (where search functions don't work) and re-order it for local pickup.

Anyway, once the rest of the fittings come in from Amazon (where they were easy to find and far cheaper), I'll reflect on the fact that neither Marvin Ellison nor Arthur Blank are headed to outer space as I install the new gutters.


/csb
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WalMart: you start a pickup order. Pick your store and put stuff in your cart. Then go to check out. Sorry, you can't check out. Why? I dunno. So go through all your items; oh, some just went out of stock. Remove them and check out again. Sorry, you can't check out. Why? I dunno. So go through all your items. Hey, here is one that is set for pick up at another store! Here is another. How did that happen and why would anyone want to add them to a pick up at a different store? I dunno.  Remove them, Now only half your order is still left. Abandon cart.
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Target: Start a food order for pickup. Get all done. Check out. Sorry you can't check out, we ran out of freezer space. Do you want to save your order? OK. Entire order goes into your shopping list even non perishables and there is nothing left. Uh, so now what? I dunno. When will there be "freezer space". I dunno.
/csb
 
2021-06-23 6:12:17 PM  
Well, that was fun, but I don't understand how Titan is not the biggest moon of Jupiter.

/whatever.
 
2021-06-23 6:18:27 PM  

KarmicDisaster: /csb
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WalMart: you start a pickup order. Pick your store and put stuff in your cart. Then go to check out. Sorry, you can't check out. Why? I dunno. So go through all your items; oh, some just went out of stock. Remove them and check out again. Sorry, you can't check out. Why? I dunno. So go through all your items. Hey, here is one that is set for pick up at another store! Here is another. How did that happen and why would anyone want to add them to a pick up at a different store? I dunno.  Remove them, Now only half your order is still left. Abandon cart.
/csb
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Target: Start a food order for pickup. Get all done. Check out. Sorry you can't check out, we ran out of freezer space. Do you want to save your order? OK. Entire order goes into your shopping list even non perishables and there is nothing left. Uh, so now what? I dunno. When will there be "freezer space". I dunno.
/csb


I just can't understand how so many stores are not getting it right. I mean, Amazon and Newegg built their businesses as online first, but they had almost no experience with selling stuff. They both essentially made it up as they went along and wound up far better at it than companies that have been selling stuff for decades.

I don't mean to offend any database admins out there, but this isn't impossible. It's complex, it's difficult, but there are people out there that can get it done right.
 
2021-06-23 6:22:31 PM  

ski9600: Well, that was fun, but I don't understand how Titan is not the biggest moon of Jupiter.

/whatever.


Because it's not the biggest moon of Jupiter.

I didn't pick the name, it was chosen by John Herschel.
 
2021-06-23 6:33:35 PM  
First time in ages I got all the easy version questions correct.

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2021-06-23 6:52:17 PM  
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2021-06-23 9:48:10 PM  

ox45tallboy: KarmicDisaster: /csb
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WalMart: you start a pickup order. Pick your store and put stuff in your cart. Then go to check out. Sorry, you can't check out. Why? I dunno. So go through all your items; oh, some just went out of stock. Remove them and check out again. Sorry, you can't check out. Why? I dunno. So go through all your items. Hey, here is one that is set for pick up at another store! Here is another. How did that happen and why would anyone want to add them to a pick up at a different store? I dunno.  Remove them, Now only half your order is still left. Abandon cart.
/csb
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Target: Start a food order for pickup. Get all done. Check out. Sorry you can't check out, we ran out of freezer space. Do you want to save your order? OK. Entire order goes into your shopping list even non perishables and there is nothing left. Uh, so now what? I dunno. When will there be "freezer space". I dunno.
/csb

I just can't understand how so many stores are not getting it right. I mean, Amazon and Newegg built their businesses as online first, but they had almost no experience with selling stuff. They both essentially made it up as they went along and wound up far better at it than companies that have been selling stuff for decades.

I don't mean to offend any database admins out there, but this isn't impossible. It's complex, it's difficult, but there are people out there that can get it done right.


Don't ever, EVER order a bed delivery from Kmart.

Just don't.
 
2021-06-23 10:46:20 PM  

RedVentrue: ox45tallboy: KarmicDisaster: /csb
csb
WalMart: you start a pickup order. Pick your store and put stuff in your cart. Then go to check out. Sorry, you can't check out. Why? I dunno. So go through all your items; oh, some just went out of stock. Remove them and check out again. Sorry, you can't check out. Why? I dunno. So go through all your items. Hey, here is one that is set for pick up at another store! Here is another. How did that happen and why would anyone want to add them to a pick up at a different store? I dunno.  Remove them, Now only half your order is still left. Abandon cart.
/csb
csb
Target: Start a food order for pickup. Get all done. Check out. Sorry you can't check out, we ran out of freezer space. Do you want to save your order? OK. Entire order goes into your shopping list even non perishables and there is nothing left. Uh, so now what? I dunno. When will there be "freezer space". I dunno.
/csb

I just can't understand how so many stores are not getting it right. I mean, Amazon and Newegg built their businesses as online first, but they had almost no experience with selling stuff. They both essentially made it up as they went along and wound up far better at it than companies that have been selling stuff for decades.

I don't mean to offend any database admins out there, but this isn't impossible. It's complex, it's difficult, but there are people out there that can get it done right.

Don't ever, EVER order a bed delivery from Kmart.

Just don't.


Okay, I think I can avoid that, but I've gotta hear the story.
 
2021-06-23 11:36:18 PM  
*slams pencil onto desk*
 
2021-06-24 3:32:13 PM  

ox45tallboy: RedVentrue: ox45tallboy: KarmicDisaster: /csb
csb
WalMart: you start a pickup order. Pick your store and put stuff in your cart. Then go to check out. Sorry, you can't check out. Why? I dunno. So go through all your items; oh, some just went out of stock. Remove them and check out again. Sorry, you can't check out. Why? I dunno. So go through all your items. Hey, here is one that is set for pick up at another store! Here is another. How did that happen and why would anyone want to add them to a pick up at a different store? I dunno.  Remove them, Now only half your order is still left. Abandon cart.
/csb
csb
Target: Start a food order for pickup. Get all done. Check out. Sorry you can't check out, we ran out of freezer space. Do you want to save your order? OK. Entire order goes into your shopping list even non perishables and there is nothing left. Uh, so now what? I dunno. When will there be "freezer space". I dunno.
/csb

I just can't understand how so many stores are not getting it right. I mean, Amazon and Newegg built their businesses as online first, but they had almost no experience with selling stuff. They both essentially made it up as they went along and wound up far better at it than companies that have been selling stuff for decades.

I don't mean to offend any database admins out there, but this isn't impossible. It's complex, it's difficult, but there are people out there that can get it done right.

Don't ever, EVER order a bed delivery from Kmart.

Just don't.

Okay, I think I can avoid that, but I've gotta hear the story.


So my ex and I went to buy a single bed for our son at Kmart because it's the only department store. I wanted to upt it on top of our vehicle and strap it down for the roughly 10 minute drive home. Ex wants it delivered 'cause of course she does. Kmart waits over a month to notify us that they will be delivering said mattress to our house at "unworkable time" because we're both at work that day. Can they deliver 2 hours later? Absolutely not! Why would we even ask such a thing. One of os will have to stay home, and that's gonna be her. Ex wife is raging by now and somehow it's my fault. Delivery day comes and no one shows. Call up thefine people at Kmart devivery and it'll be around 2 months before they could possibly deliver. Now, Kmarts not that busy, but sorry not sorry. Hilarity ensues over the phone and threats/pedigrees exchanged. A week later our matress is found on our front lawn by it's lonesome in the dust for prob about 4 hours. More phone tag and denial of any responsibilities to no effect. Last but not least is the fact that the matress they sent was the $50 cheaper version. The one good thing that came out of it is I think it all excellerated the incoming divorce proceeding I got blindsided with a bit later.
 
2021-06-24 3:52:39 PM  

RedVentrue: So my ex and I went to buy a single bed for our son at Kmart because it's the only department store.


Jeez, no wonder they're pretty much out of business.
 
2021-06-24 8:12:45 PM  

ox45tallboy: RedVentrue: So my ex and I went to buy a single bed for our son at Kmart because it's the only department store.

Jeez, no wonder they're pretty much out of business.


So's my ex.
 
2021-06-24 8:13:43 PM  
They can have each other. They deserve each other.
 
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