...ahh, more Magento stoopidity.
I click on the PC sale banner.
I see the “freebie of the week” (the Pickup Dred)
I click on the thumbnail to open the product page and gosharootie! I’m logged out again.
...it gets even better…
I log in from the product page, and it takes me to my account dashboard instead of back to the product page like it should.
When I go back to the product (by clicking on the PC Sale banner at the top of the “my dashboard’ page where I am logged in) I am logged out again.
...so when I’m logged in I am really not, but when I am not, actually am.
I wonder if Joseph Heller’s ghost was on the Magento development team.