Thursday, May 06, 2010

Amazon WTF of the Day

I was going to Amazon.com to check something and on the front page, saw some really weird recommendations (given that my Amazon ordering and lookup history is pretty much square and vanilla). Then I realized that they were due to me putting something into my Cart for pre-order:



Really?  People who like Max Headroom want to order "Sleazy Stags from Dad's Secret Stash"???

Is this a small-sample-size effect or are people who like groundbreaking SF TV from the 1980s simply into bad porn?  (Don't answer that.)  Or is some search term I actually don't want to know getting hits on "Headroom"?

5 comments:

cnoocy said...

I had the exact same thing happen to me, but I had just viewed the Max page. I wonder if it's an artifact of the pre-order process.

rantingnerd said...

I'm glad it's not just me, but still, that was weird.

Aram said...

Links no work to videos. So... angry... Smash...!

Raven said...

I couldn't help but try and reproduce this, and, when I followed the same order script, Amazon returned these results:

Customers Who Shopped for Max Headroom: The Complete Series (Lenticular Cover) Also Shopped For

- Sleazy Stags from Dad's Secret Stash
- Ripe
- Ghirardelli Chocolates, Fashion, Max Headroom, Washington, D.C., 1986

rantingnerd said...

Well, it's good to know it's Not Just Me....