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MORE WAL-MART EVIL

Filed at 2:07 am under by dcobranchi

Ran into an interesting problem on the Wal-mart website. I could not check out with my purchase. Clicking on “Proceed to checkout” merely refreshed the screen. This happened under both Chrome and Firefox (Aurora). I contacted customer service to let them know about the bug. They had a solution right away: Disable DoNotTrack+. Apparently, Wal-mart requires an ability to track you across the internet before they’ll sell you something.

Guess which online retailer is now auctoris non grata.

4 Responses to “MORE WAL-MART EVIL”


Comment by
Tlumaczenia Ekonomiczne
November 30th, 2012
at 7:47 am

It’s called aggresive marketing. Smart asses!


Comment by
dcobranchi
November 30th, 2012
at 8:23 am

Spam? Or just really poor netiquette?


Comment by
COD
January 4th, 2013
at 11:03 am

I thought the Do Not Track setting was entirely voluntary, basically just a suggestion by the browser that the web server was free to ignore. I think that high quality service Wal-Mart is famous for extends to the e-commerce help desk.


Comment by
Daryl Cobranchi
January 4th, 2013
at 11:11 am

There’s a Do Not Track add-on in FF and Chrome. Used to be called DoNotTrack+ but now I think it’s DoNotTrackMe. It actually blocks the tracking cookies that Walmart and other retailers like to stick on your hard drive. That’s what I had to disable in order to get their website to work.

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