I have just spent TWO HOURS trying to pick out a necklace for my mother's birthday.
Bear in mind that my sister was supposed to pick this out. She's young and po so I said I'd pay and it can be from both of us as long as she picks it out, because
(sorry mother but it's true)
I just realised tonight that I haven't heard from her and therefore there is nothing picked out. So I guess it falls to me to pick something out, urgently. She's not answering me but I can SEE that she's getting my fb msgs. Thanks sister, I'll just do it anyway. So I sat here and spent TWO HOURS PICKING SOMETHING OUT. Did I mention that already? TWO HOURS.
Go to put through the order, enter ALL those annoying details, my info, shipping info, card details, write message for gift note that goes with necklace, everything, only to THEN find out that the site only accepts Canadian and American billing addresses, minus Quebec.
I AM FROM CANADA. WE HAVE PEOPLE WHO ARE FROM OTHER PLACES, WITH FAMILY IN THOSE OTHER PLACES WANTING TO BUY GIFTS.
*head mashing keyboard over and over and over again*
MASH MASH MASH
So I phone up the store. Long distance. I sit there through shitty option after option after option. I was on the phone for like ten minutes. Then it hangs up on me. Yes, hangs up on me.
So I call again. All the options again. Get through to a nice girl who tries to help me, but can't understand my accent. Guys, I have a bit of a lilt but I basically sound North American, to British people at least. What in the actual fuck.
Eventually nice girl comprehends me and tries, but nope, there is no way to order from this large chain jeweller with a foreign billing address. Nice girl decides to be helpful and tells me that I should just phone my bank, changing my credit card address to a Canadian address, then try to order again.
Because THAT wouldn't get flagged up for fraud, thanks nice girl. You're SMRT.
I said oh honey no, there are other retailers out there, said thanks, and hung up.
But you know what? I'm still too fucking lazy/occupied to spend another 2 hours looking at another site, so my saint friend ordered it for me and I've sending her the money.
I thought this was the future. Why in the actual shit is it this hard to purchase things on the internet sometimes?????///