Comedy From Amazon

20th February 2004 · Last updated: 5th October 2016

Amazon UKSo I finally made a purchase from Amazon UK, after checking other companies' websites for a product and finding the price dearer. After following the helpful registration screens I proceeded to browse a few other pages. They all had a line of text at the top which started "Welcome back MR C HESTER, we have recommendations for you". After repeatedly seeing this message, I caved in to curiosity and followed the suggested link to see what Amazon were recommending for me. But I had to laugh when I saw the resulting text. [Click on the thumbnail to see the full-size screenshot.] Even though I'd only just bought something, you'd have thought they could at least display a list of similar items! (Chuckle.)

Design firm 37 Signals have got a whole page of these dubious error messages in their section entitled Design Not Found. Beware, it's addictive viewing.