Sunday, June 25, 2006

Problem Solved

Only yesterday, I was bitching and moaning about the fact that Edazzle's Amazonbox still displayed items even after they had - lucky man that I am - been bought for me by a third party.

Today, Paul from Edazzle has replied saying:
It's because Amazon doesn't actually remove any items from a wishlist, even when purchased, they just allow you to filter them based on whether how many are desired and how many have been purchased.

What I've done is instead of showing a price and buy button I've put in purchased instead. Take a look at your AmazonBox and let me know what you think. I don't really want to take the items out of the AmazonBox because only ten items are returned for each page call to Amazon - so if someone wanted to display 10 books but 9 had been purchased then they would only see 1 book.

On the wishlist is filtered between purchased and unpurchased - to remove them from the Wishlist you need to actually delete them yourself - then they will disappear from AmazonBox as well.

Hope this helps.

In other words, he has explained why the problem arose and revised the product to help me in a single day! This has profound implications for doing business in the 21st Century ..... blah, blah, blah.

If the court will be upstanding I will deliver my verdict: Paul of Edazzle is a groove and a gas - everyone should send him money and other fine things.

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