The power of suggestion
Recently, I’ve been frequenting TigerDirect.com for all my electronics/gadget needs. I used to be a huge fan of Buy.com, but TigerDirect seems to usually beat Buy.com’s price. There is occasion when I still purchase from Buy.com if the free shipping will compensate for the higher price.
One of the features that I really missed from Buy.com was the wishlist. The wishlist allows you to collect products that you eventually want to purchase (or hope someone else will purchase for you as a gift). So the other day, I submitted a comment to TigerDirect asking about a wishlist feature.
I visited the site today (about 6 days after my original comment) and lo and behold, there is now a “Add to Wishlist” link under the “Add to Cart” button. Adding an item to the wishlist takes you to a not-so-intuitive interface, but still allows you to create one. The site indicates that the Wishlist feature is still in beta, but hey… at least they have it now.
In reality, I have no idea whether my comment made any difference. I actually doubt it did, but the timing was fantastic. I’d like to think that I helped in some small way 😉