Monday, July 28, 2008

Buying from Lenovo


My wife recently decided that, as light and sexy as the Mac Air is, she'd rather go back to a Windows laptop (yes, it happens.) She really liked the Thinkpad she had while at Google so we went to the Lenovo site to see what was currently available.

After comparing a few models, she found and configured the one she liked and went to checkout. Whoops, have to create an account first. Fine.

That's when we started playing a little game with the Lenovo site designers.

"Please select a password (must be at least 8 characters)"

Ok, here you go... **********

"Error: your password may only contain the letters a-z and numbers"

Um, ok... Let's try this... **********

"Error: your password must contain at least two numbers"

We can play this game all night.

Advice to aspiring account creation designers: if you have specific rules about what kind of password you'll accept, tell me ALL of them up front.

But wait, we're not done.

"There are two counties in your zipcode, please select the correct one for tax calculation purposes"

Option 1 - KING (RTA)
Option 2 - KING

Sorry Lenovo, but that's the same county, but I'll play along and pick one.

Result:
Total price: $1,294.42
Estimated tax: $3,441.82
Total: $4,736.24

Wow, taxes have gone up.

1 comment:

Princess Sarah said...

You're on blogger! Well, of course you are :)

How is life treating you?