Why is buying stuff from eBay so complicated?
September 27, 2011
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So you’ve found the thing you want, and you already have both an eBay account and a PayPal account. You don’t want to do anything complicated – send this item to me, and charge my (already stored) card appropriately.
- Click Buy it Now
- Sign in
- Click Commit to Buy
- Click Pay Now
- Click Continue
- Sign in again (Paypal this time)
- Click Continue (confirming payment type?)
- Click Confirm Payment
In other words, “I’d like to buy this. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.” Maybe there was more genius to Amazon’s one-click purchasing than I thought.