OK. Knowing that anything could happen, I decided to let my first shopping experience here be the new freebie ‘Sweet Dreams’. I was already logged in when I clicked the link in the newsletter, which I usually do. The link sent me to a page that asked me if I was Kerry Hobbs. Well, I’m not Kerry, so I said so and re-entered my user info. I got the ‘Sweet Dreams’ page and clicked the Add to Cart button. The page hiccuped and came back asking me if I was Kerry Hobbs again. It also indicated at the top of the page the ‘Sweet Dreams’ was now on my (or Kerry’s) wishlist. Strange. I told the page I wasn’t Kerry again and pushed the Cart button again. Same thing. I went to the wishlist indicated at the top of the page asking me if I’m Kerry and I was sent to my own wishlist. At the top of the list was a nice little green box that told me that ‘Sweet Dreams’ had been added to my cart and a nice little red box telling me I could only purchase one instance of said product. OK.
After this, I decided to go ahead with the purchasing process just to see what it was like. I opened my cart and made the purchase. Evidently, it’s a three step process. The first step being confirming my address (why, I’m not sure since DAZ isn’t mailing me anything). Interestingly enough, I seem to have four separate instances of my address listed. Not sure why that would be. All the same address, just four of them. I also found that I had two separate instances of the single credit card I use for this store. Don’t like that. I deleted one of them, but I already know from other posts that DAZ keeps my information whether I want them to or not. Not good.
The purchase process continued without further strangeness. I went to my downloads page and had to decide which of the four files I needed to download (I did know about this before hand from forum chatter). I found the file and am downloading it as I type. I have no idea how much longer I will be downloading because i have no idea how large the file is. Having limited bandwidth, I can say I am not happy about that little oversight.
Needless to say, I will not be spending any real money here until the site is ready for primetime.
Yes, I know some folks are going to come and say how great their experience has been with the store. I’m happy for them. Really. My experience doesn’t fill me with confidence. No thank you, I’ll wait.
Well, there were paragraphs when I typed the thing. They don’t seem to have made it. Sorry.