Store Forum Share Your Shopping Experiences at Stores both Online and Off.

Did Amazon Ditch Their Quick Picks Feature?

Old 07-17-14, 11:32 PM
  #1  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Sacramento, Calif.
Posts: 13,526
Did Amazon Ditch Their Quick Picks Feature?

I haven't had any in months. Did they stop doing this?
My Other Self is offline  
Old 07-17-14, 11:54 PM
  #2  
Moderator
 
story's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Hope.
Posts: 8,161
Re: Did Amazon Ditch Their Quick Picks Feature?

Fine by me. They've been terrible picks forever. They've been offering me products I already purchased at Amazon, products I clearly wouldn't be interested in, and a ton, a ton of pet supplies and I have no pets.

It's too bad, though. It used to be excellent and I got some great picks out of it over the years.
story is offline  
Old 07-18-14, 08:38 AM
  #3  
Challenge Guru & Comic Nerd
 
Trevor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: spiritually, Minnesota
Posts: 33,925
Re: Did Amazon Ditch Their Quick Picks Feature?

I was just wondering the same thing and coming here to post a thread.

I didn't get awesome choices like some people here seemed to over the years, but it saved me a bit of $ here and there.
Originally Posted by story View Post
Fine by me. They've been terrible picks forever. They've been offering me products I already purchased at Amazon, products I clearly wouldn't be interested in, and a ton, a ton of pet supplies and I have no pets.

It's too bad, though. It used to be excellent and I got some great picks out of it over the years.
I went thru a similar period where it was all pet crap.

Turns out my wife had looked at pet supplies and I never log out of my account, so that mystery was solved. I'm sure it was something similar in your case story.
Trevor is offline  
Old 07-18-14, 01:11 PM
  #4  
DVD Talk Godfather
 
fumanstan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Irvine, CA
Posts: 55,337
Re: Did Amazon Ditch Their Quick Picks Feature?

Yeah, the site is confusing and not really friendly now too as it seems like they switched to a lot of digital coupons instead of the gold box stuff.
fumanstan is offline  
Old 07-19-14, 09:13 PM
  #5  
DVD Talk Legend
 
PhantomStranger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: The Phantom Zone
Posts: 20,681
Re: Did Amazon Ditch Their Quick Picks Feature?

They seemingly got rid of it a few months ago, though it appears to have been phased out at different time periods for different accounts. Amazon was very tricky to slowly eliminate it instead of one sweeping date, which muted the public outcry. I have to admire their business tactics, I would hate to be their competitor.
PhantomStranger is offline  
Old 07-20-14, 08:51 PM
  #6  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: NYC-ish
Posts: 3,267
Re: Did Amazon Ditch Their Quick Picks Feature?

there was a thread on their discussion forum that claimed the companies paid to have the items listed in quick picks and stopped that.
Ropes Pierre is offline  
Old 07-27-14, 03:51 PM
  #7  
DVD Talk Legend
 
PhantomStranger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: The Phantom Zone
Posts: 20,681
Re: Did Amazon Ditch Their Quick Picks Feature?

After the Q2 financials came out, we got a better idea of why Amazon eliminated it. While revenues were higher than ever, profit margins have been taking a beating at Amazon and they gave guidance for massive losses in Q3.
PhantomStranger is offline  
Old 07-27-14, 06:17 PM
  #8  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
BobO'Link's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 7,728
Re: Did Amazon Ditch Their Quick Picks Feature?

Originally Posted by Trevor View Post
I was just wondering the same thing and coming here to post a thread.

I didn't get awesome choices like some people here seemed to over the years, but it saved me a bit of $ here and there.

I went thru a similar period where it was all pet crap.

Turns out my wife had looked at pet supplies and I never log out of my account, so that mystery was solved. I'm sure it was something similar in your case story.
Maybe not. I, too, went through a nothing offereed but pet supplies period. I *never* look at pet supplies as we, nor my kids, do not own a pet. I'm the only one who uses my computer so it couldn't have been a situation like yours.

I *did* wonder why it went away but really don't lament the loss as it rarely offered anything of which I had a interest. On occasion there would be a DVD from my cart with a whopping 50 cents extra off. I could usually beat that by just waiting for a sale.
BobO'Link is online now  
Old 07-27-14, 06:46 PM
  #9  
DVD Talk Hero
 
davidh777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Home of 2013 NFL champion Seahawks
Posts: 40,556
Re: Did Amazon Ditch Their Quick Picks Feature?

Yeah, mine disappeared a while back. Occasionally I bought some stuff there, like when new releases hit the ~$16 level and came up due to similar purchases.

Originally Posted by PhantomStranger View Post
After the Q2 financials came out, we got a better idea of why Amazon eliminated it. While revenues were higher than ever, profit margins have been taking a beating at Amazon and they gave guidance for massive losses in Q3.
It's possible, though of course we'll never know for sure. It wasn't THAT big of a discount. It's possible the other features were just more profitable.

Originally Posted by Ropes Pierre View Post
there was a thread on their discussion forum that claimed the companies paid to have the items listed in quick picks and stopped that.
All kinds of shit goes down in those forums, much of it completely bogus.
davidh777 is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.