OK, time for a fresh rant:
I have an item I need to sell, so I decided to give the "new" Audiogon (though it's hardly new at this point) another chance. So let's see; where to begin?
I know enough to not waste time constructing the ad on Audiogon...lest I run into an application error and lose all my work! So I construct my ad "offline"...get my 6 pictures ready to upload, and set about trying to post an ad.
First of all, I know Audiogon "used" to have this issue...where even though you would load the pictures in one order, they would post in the reverse
order you wanted them. Aramis, if you're listening; I don't want to hear this BS about this, that, and the other; this should take exactly 5 minutes to fix! What kind of programmer can't fix their software to load pictures in the right order?
So first it takes the Audiogon software FOREVER to upload my 6 pics. Then, when I do a preview...it's got them in the "right" order...which in this case was wrong, because I loaded them "backwards" anticipating Audiogon would flip them. So then I have to go back and fix the ad.
When you say "change something"...your pictures all appear to still be there; it shows
the pic...yet it says "no file loaded". That's just stupid, and again easily corrected. So then I load the pictures in the "right" order this time. Again, Audiogon takes an inordinate amount of time to upload...and then I get an oldie but a goodie; application error! I go back and try again; application error. I try again; application error!
I try again; this time it goes through, but the pics are in the wrong order. I re-load them; application error. I try again; application error. I try again; it goes through. I approve the ad, and what do you think happens? The ad STILL reverses the pics. It gives you a different view when you post
, than it did in the preview
It should be noted: a, I'm in IT myself and have even, in the course of my 44 years, built and hosted my own sites on 2 different occasions. I'm not saying I know the job like aramisbear; but my point is, you'd think I'd be able to post some pics and a damn ad to Audiogon without it taking 30 minutes! B, I've been a member of Audiogon for over 8 years now; and have conducted around 50 transactions or more, with perfect feedback. Point...I know my way around Audiogon. The pictures still don't look the way I want; and, oh yeah...it's not like I'm allowed to edit
anything in my OWN f'ing ad! For this...Audiogon expects me to pay them for the "privilege" of placing this ad?
This is just unacceptable; and it really hasn't changed for...how long has it been now...6 months? It's a smoke-screen...to try and keep traffic from running in droves, and losing advertising dollars and sponsorships. I used to root for Audiogon; I really wanted them to turn it around. I'm done; what's next? Audioasylumtrader.com? http://www.audioasylumtrader.com/ca/index.html
; great, sign me up.
Please...let's continue to use THIS thread to post alternatives
to Audiogon, and curtail their business. That's the only way to pay them back for what they've done to their customers!
EDIT- OK, I stand corrected; it appears...for this
week...they are back to letting you edit your own ad again. Thanks for the generosity
Audiogon! I still stand by my post. The fact that it's screwed-up to begin with...and that you never know...from week to week...what you can or cannot do...is testament alone, that the site still stinks. Oh...and I'm starting to see 'application error' quite a bit again.