eBay Patents 10-Click Checkout
July 28, 2011
From Stevey’s Blog Rants comes this gem:
The newly-patented buying system guides users through an intuitive, step-by-step process of clicking “Buy It Now”, entering your password, logging in because they signed your sorry ass out again, getting upsold shit you don’t want, continuing to your original destination, accepting the default quantity of 1 (otherwise known as “It”), committing to buy, clicking “Pay Now”, entering a different password than your first one, clicking “Log In” again god dammit, declining to borrow money from eBay’s usury department, reviewing the goddamn purchase details since by now you’ve completely forgotten what the hell you were buying, and finally confirming the god damned payment already.
It wouldn’t be so funny, if it wasn’t so true. As Jason Santa-Maria says: “They’re practically writing Jared Spool‘s next presentation for him!”