After a bit of faffing around I finally got Parallels up and running earlier in the week.
So, with access to IE7 again for the first time in a while I decided to try again to buy the Blackbox M-14 headphones I’ve had my eye on (see my previous post for the back story).
I hit their homepage, already anticipating the enhanced quietness that was now only a few clicks away …
So, I installed Flash 8 and, held my breath as I tried again to get through the check-out pages.
Woo hoo, it worked.
But then, this:
The next day I walked into the Bose store (which is dangerously close to the Xero office!) and walked out with a pair of QC3s. It was too easy. Offline shopping just works so well.
I don’t want to completely bag the guys working on this site. I got a comment back from Leon at Oktobor to say that they were onto the problems I pointed out last time and were working to make it better. It wasn’t just words – they have re-labeled the buttons on the check-out form to make them more intuitive. And, I got an email from them later in the day to say they had been having some technical problems and I should try again, which at least shows that they are now tracking abandoned orders. But, by then it was too late.