I can’t stand buying stuff from CDW. They’ve got the most useless search feature, and over half of their products have a really bad description. The descriptions are so useless, I usually have to look up the specs from the manufacturer’s website. I don’t have many options for buying at work (big corporation), and believe it or not, CDW is the quickest way I can get a quote out the door.
Example: I’m searching for an external hard drive. I wanna find a 2.5″ drive with a 16mb buffer. So, I navigate to external hard drives, and on the basic search feature, I look under buffer size. I have the option to search for 1mb or below, 1mb to 32mb, and 32mb and above. Seeing how the majority of hard drives out there fall into the 1mb-32mb range, that’s a pretty stupid option!!
But wait!! There’s more!
There’s also the ability to search by interface type. Let’s say I want a USB interface. I can choose between the Hi-Speed USB interface with 392 results or the Hi-Speed USB interface with 40 results. What’s the difference between the two?? I even checked the spelling and hyphenation… it’s exactly the same!!
I really wish Newegg.com would take purchase orders. They would do so much business in the corporate world that way. At least from me.