Wanna know what REALLY bugs me about stores’ websites in Australia? The only thing they tend to use them for is to PUT UP A COPY OF THEIR WEEKLY CATALOG! Can’t they put anything USEFUL there? Like, if you’re looking for one particular item, say a fridge with a frost-free freezer twice the size of the one you currently use which retails for just over $400, unless it’s on sale at that store this week, it’s not listed. At all. And THAT is annoying. Do they have any idea how much trouble it is to get on a bus and GO to all these stores that stock this particular brand to find out if they carry the exact model you’re looking for? Of course not. Not only that, doing web pages like that reeks of a lack of creativity. Really, how hard is it to scan each page of the catalog and post it on a web site? Our cat could do that. In his sleep.
Not that I’m against having the ad available online. That is useful to a degree. But to have ONLY that? Ridiculous. If that’s all they’re gonna do, and still send out PRINTED catalogs, why bother having a web site at all?