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September 25, 2003 9:10 PM   Subscribe

Amazon as search engine. Is it just me, or does every search on Amazon.com result in 90% results for discontinued items or stuff they don't bother to sell? I'm not very confident.
posted by troybob (11 comments total)

 
Yeah.
posted by angry modem at 9:15 PM on September 25, 2003


It's just you.
posted by JanetLand at 9:17 PM on September 25, 2003


...wait....is it blue?
posted by Stynxno at 9:18 PM on September 25, 2003


Will A9 use amazon.com's search syntax? I hate that syntax.
posted by ~rschram at 10:36 PM on September 25, 2003


Doodoo.
posted by squirrel at 10:42 PM on September 25, 2003


I just want to know if Google is going to buy Amazon... or is Amazon going to buy Google.
posted by wfrgms at 10:50 PM on September 25, 2003


Well, I recall looking up a book on PHP once. A few weeks later, I ran a search for a renaissance biography. Imagine my surprise when fellow history buffs were also buying PHP books.

Prolly a fluke.

Yeah.

Prolly.
posted by RavinDave at 10:53 PM on September 25, 2003


So wait a second...

...this broomstick?

It vibrates?
posted by Fofer at 12:42 AM on September 26, 2003


the song Hot Shot City is particularly good.
posted by Pericles at 2:45 AM on September 26, 2003


i love how their buyers are asking for the high two digits for a dvd copy of ganja and hess, while you can buy it from the distrubutor for a quarter of that.
posted by pxe2000 at 6:32 AM on September 26, 2003


I work with a lot of price comparison search engines for my job, and while for the most part I think they're great for sellers and buyers, I suspect Amazon is going to have to work hard to carve any kind of market hold for A9. The last six months or so have seen the creation of Froogle, Yahoo's new shopping portal, and the newly revitalized shopping.com, not to mention a handful of smaller and (in my personal experience) more successful price search sites. The adoption of Froogle in particular has been quite slow -- do we really need another big player providing what looks like essentially the same service?

(And, on a totally selfish note, can all these companies please eventually decide on one unified format for data feeds? It would make my life a heck of a lot easier.)
posted by jess at 4:19 PM on September 26, 2003


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