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August 27, 2005 12:03 AM

Broken: menu

Broken_best_buyGuy Mann points out this page on the website, which lists products in a menu:
Linksys W...
Linksys W...
Linksys W...
Linksys W...


Looks like they really want you to buy from those guys. I'd say an obvious attempt at assuring that.

By the way: FIRST!

Sorry, I had to do that. =P

Posted by: mussorgsky112 at August 27, 2005 12:42 AM

Are they different divisions? I notice the last is Linksys m..

Posted by: El Gato at August 27, 2005 03:03 AM

ironic-your .jpg is broken LOL

Posted by: Robyn at August 27, 2005 03:23 AM

I suppose it means

Linksys Wireless Routers

Linksys Wireless Rooters

Linksys Wyreless Routers

Linksys Wireliss Routers

Linksys Wyrmless Routers

Linksys Werewolf Renting


Posted by: Fuzzy at August 27, 2005 09:10 AM

I would guess it's more like

Linksys Wireless Router Model 1

Linksys Wireless Router Model 2


Posted by: Loren Pechtel at August 27, 2005 11:26 AM

August 27, 2005

Broken: You

Jello B. points out the fact

that you're an idiot.

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Posted by: Jello B. at August 27, 2005 01:07 PM

That goes straight to the page so you don't have to click "See Hot Offers" or whatever...

Posted by: Joey at August 27, 2005 02:00 PM

they're different models. like if it was a car website and it said

Scion X...

Scion X...

you would be stupid enough to think that they were the same but if you clicked on them you would see that its Scion XA and Scion XB

if anything is broken its YOU

Posted by: metalhead at August 28, 2005 03:03 AM

Ah, metalhead, so making it impossible to know what you're choosing from a pull down menu isn't broken?

Posted by: Kevin at August 28, 2005 04:45 PM

its probably in alphabetical order

Posted by: metalhead at August 28, 2005 06:14 PM

So, metalhead, I'm dealing with Linksys WA, Linksys WB, Linksys WC, etc.? The menu doesn't show the model names and they probably won't be conveniently predictable, either!

Posted by: Kevin at August 28, 2005 10:31 PM

Linksys sells WCs?

Posted by: Bob at August 29, 2005 04:54 AM

They are all different models of Linksys routers, such as WRT54G. Still broken though, Best Buy needs to change where the ... begins.

Posted by: Eric at August 29, 2005 09:13 AM

You can tell from the options on the bottom of the page what the entries in the list PROBABLY are, especially since the heading is "Browse by Category". But it doesn't cahange the fact that it's VERY BROKEN. This is the most clearly broken thing on the site in a while.

Posted by: Matt at August 29, 2005 09:33 AM

Are you all broken?

You can tell where the links go by clicking on them...

Linksys Wireless Desktop Cards

Linksys Wireless Notebook CardsLinksys Wireless Routers

Linksys Wireless Print Servers

Linksys Wired Desktop Cards

Linksys Wired Notebook Cards

Linksys Wired Routers

Linksys Wired Switches and Hubs

Linksys Wired Print Servers

Linksys Multimedia Networking

Linksys Gaming

Linksys Broadband Phone Devices

Linksys Accessories

Linksys Special Offers

What's really broken is that the last 4:

Linksys Gaming

Linksys Broadband Phone Devices

Linksys Accessories

Linksys Special Offers

...are not available from either...

Linksys Wired Print Servers

Linksys Multimedia Networking

...and that I have the time to spend looking at this...

Now that's broken.

Posted by: brian at August 29, 2005 06:28 PM

brian, I don't want to spend all that time clicking on links, waiting for a page to load, clicking back, and trying again repeatedly. I want to be able to see what the link I'm clicking on is.

For example, do you trust this? This page takes you to a page about k...

Sure, you could open the page to see what it is about, but that could be either pictures of kittens going through surgery or pictures of kittens playing outside. You don't know which it is, and checking it isn't very appealing.

That is the same situation with the pull down menu. The thought of checking out a list of links without any guarantee of success will drive away many potential customers.

Posted by: Kevin at August 29, 2005 10:32 PM

Hey Kevin, do you like The Giver a lot or what? I hadda read it in eighth grade, and i didn't like it. Probably because i was done with it while the rest of the class was on chapter three. Oh well.

Posted by: Bob at August 30, 2005 05:03 AM

wow. quite often, there's stuff here thta seems debatable. but the people claiming this isn't broken simply can't be serious. either that, or they're utterly insane. or working for linksys.

Posted by: LKM at August 30, 2005 08:57 AM

Ok, apparantly Best Buy and their "computer saavy" Geek Squad have no clue about designing web sites. That's a comforting thought.

Posted by: e at August 30, 2005 03:51 PM

...and I apparantly have no clue how to spell savvy.

Posted by: e at August 30, 2005 03:52 PM

Bob, I made the web page for a project while my class was reading the book in 7th grade. Yes, I do like The Giver. Incidentally, corresponding with each other via TIB is , ironically, broken.

In fact, its as broken as Best Buy's website. :)

Posted by: Kevin at August 30, 2005 08:14 PM

not broken... i think they mean Linksys WA, Linksys WB, etc, like fuzzy, etc. said.

Posted by: ET at September 1, 2005 06:49 PM

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