This is an amazing website! Kudos to the creator(s).
It's exactly the way I wish I could browse Amazon, and since it's currently swallowing the HN firehose, I'm impressed that it's up and working. Given that it's so useful I will actually use it for shopping from now on, I feel like we can definitely cut it some slack on its day-one execution.
I don't understand what that means. The back button issue is a serious glitch, hence the upvotes.
Post the ratings. Post the ratings ratios (4-5 vs 1). Post the top 5 per budget. Grab user photos/videos and let the user click through them on the product image. Interface with the amazon API for pricing trends (like camelcamelcamel).
You could scrape the ratings. But being on Amazon's naughty list is a bad idea for any affiliate.
I strongly prefer to purchase items that are either sold directly from Amazon or "Fulfilled by Amazon" items if at all possible. Part of the reason is that it seems like my name and address (and possibly other account information) would be sent to the seller when ordering by other methods, I'd like to limit this as much as possible.
I like the clean look and the blue load bar. I also like the results.
On this, I would guess the price range categorization makes that more absolute. I would play with it more but I don't really have time right now.
I get "Well, this is taking longer than usual...". Nothing loads.
Otherwise great UI and idea.
But I'm a little unclear on the use case for this site. Say I want to buy a waffle iron, so I search for that term and get a list of results. How do I know which one to pick? If
a) I had a hard maximum budget
b) I wanted to get the absolute best product possible in this budget (rather than say best value possible subject to price within budget)
c) When x < y, the best product at $x is always inferior to the best product at $y
then I could just look for the price category just below my budget and pick one of the items there. But none of these assumptions are guaranteed to hold; in fact, in my experience generally all three do not.
Thanks for checking it out!
But you need a new logo--something that looks more solid, polished, and professional.
I'll also scale the heroku dynos if it goes down again.
Thanks for checkout it out!
You've at least 3 comments in this thread asking for the same thing. There's an enthusiasm about your product right now. That could be long gone by August.
If I were you, I'd find a way to implement the features being most often requested, sooner rather than later.
Apologies for my tone. I just really like the product and would like to see it succeed (and, yes, be more useful to me personally).