Dante: Please introduce a new circle of hell for web designers!
Do modern web designers do ANY usability testing? Today I received an email "It's not bragging if it's true" soliciting pictures of a recent purchase (Planck Mechanical Keyboard Kit V6). This leads to a "pictures" section of the product page which surprisingly was empty. So I uploaded a couple of pictures. It prompted me to type a caption which I did. The pictures are published without the caption (even when clicked on to view full size) and with a procrustic truncation over which I get no control (that I can find). This is pointless and makes me look stupid, so I want to delete them, but I cannot find any way to do that either!
I just came by and had to see that there is no longer a cooking, quilting and knitting community available. Most of the other stuff is of little interest for me, so don't expect that I will stay if they stay cancelled.
I seem to be getting a lot of clearance emails from Drop recently and now that they're actually selling many of their high end headphones at reduced prices along with emails saying that there are no future plans to restock (see https://www.reddit.com/r/headphones/comments/dpdjtb/psa_fostex_trx00s_on_dropcom_sorta_eol/)
Either they are planning some relaunch of their headphones (which I hope is the case) or they are clearing out stock in preparation for some liquidation. I see that their daily offerings have become stale and their removal of the different communities didn't really bode well for the company.
This has been brewing for some time. I think I've finally reached the end with Drop.
Yes there is the occasional "good" deal that's worth considering, but these are becoming far too sparse and fleeting. And then there is the common issue of incomplete or even totally inaccurate information in the descriptions, wrong pictures, or basic pictures missing (like full shots of the rear of an audio component... duh!). And even when pointed out, no change ever seems to be made, as evidenced by drops that have been running for multiple years and still contain issues commented on the first time around.
What broke this camel's back? The great (sic) deals available in the first ever Drop Warehouse "Sale." First item I checked, the Kyocera 12oz Travel Mug for nearly $30 shipped... which I believe is even more than when it originally dropped (pretty sure there was free shipping). Like I did before, I'll instead order another from Amazon for just $20.
For me, it has simply become a waste of...
The Warehouse Sale is a major hit over here at Drop HQ. We’re all getting a headstart on our holiday gift-shopping—and splurging on stuff we can’t resist for ourselves. So far, we’ve spotted amazing deals on brand-name monitors, keycaps, apparel, and everything in between. Now, we’re pleased to announce that our exclusive Warehouse Sale is open to you, our Drop community members. Get your hands on extras from our curated collections—in limited quantities, at better-than-ever discounts.
Make sure to check it out at www.drop.com/warehouse — Products are added daily, so check back and keep shopping.
What have you snagged up? Let us know your haul in the comments.