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The new site design is absolutely horrible. Keyhole images. Really? What the hell were they thinking? It's not like Audiogon members are professional photographers and you can tell much about the first image posted... other than it is a black box! Give them one week to go back to the old format or lets start using USA Audio Mart instead. Time to protest this MESS.
Search results I wanted are missing and 137 pages of completely unrelated results when searching for a brand. It’s bad enough that the interface is horrible, but the search results are now useless also. I know someone thought this was a good idea, but you should ask users before making a change like this and test it. How hard would it be to have an option for a list search?
The site is hard to browse now. When you search category before, you got the
list and was able to look through in seconds. Now the picture(especially inside the Vignette circle) requires to focus on each single image just to understand what is it.
The entire concept look like spam. The spam's main goal is to get attention to things you normally would not waste your time on. Now you force me to deal with every single item I have no interest in. I could do it once-twice, but ultimately it become No fun to look at this on a daily basis.
Also I can not see what item is mine anymore. When got the list my items were different font color. Also the items you looked once also were different color. That saves your time to browse through items you'we already seen.
The new display sucks. Can we have a option to suppress the thumbnails and display old style listing. Also noticed that within a category you cannot do any refine search. The site has become slow.
I would suggest every member to send an email to customer support urging them to revert back to the classic display
Never post on the forums, but I will for this. Bad UI update. More flashy, less functional. Not to mention bugs bugs bugs. In the marketplace you hit "equipment" to get rid of all the music and there is no change. Lists are about usability and search. Thumbnails are nice but not at the cost of the overall function. They should have tested it before just pulling the trigger.
Agree with all the comments above.... they really need to have beta testers to test out changes and to solicit feedback. These guys are moving backwards and making it a terrible experience to all users, especially long timers like me. Another reason to go elsewhere for sure.... oh, and have never gotten as many errors on this site as now, ugh!
I agree that the new listing format is awful. It is more difficult to scan the list of search results for ones that might be of interest. The keyhole photos are useless. Overall, it is now much harder to shop for equipment on Audiogon.
However, the ability to Follow a particular product is a long overdue improvement.
In its current state, the update is terrible. Other sites like Amazon and Craigslist also display items in an “image view” format, but they also let the user switch to a “list view” if they want. I wish we could have a similar option. I always use list view when I have a choice.
The new format makes it less likely that I will see something and make an impulse purchase. I admit buying items that I normally would not purchase just because it popped up in a listing, like a cable that I always wanted to try that shows up at a good price. Looking at the bright side, the new format means I will be spending less on audio going forward, at least here on Audiogon.
For a listing format that I like, I like Audio Asylum because they use a list view that includes thumbnail photos of almost every item that is listed. They do not get much traffic so I stopped using them for selling. But going forward, that site, as well as Audio Mart, must be pleased that Audiogon will be driving buyers and sellers to their sites. I for one will be spending more time at those places when looking to buy or sell if this “update” does not improve.
You have broken this site. Please hit the undo button and return things to a functional state. I can not find anything I search for and I will certainly refrain from listing anything until this site is fixed. Very bad move on the part of management at Audiogon. It is impossible to do a search for Audio Research. This was possible for decades but no longer!!!!
The new look is terrible and very difficult to use. Please give us back the option to see a LIST of components without pictures, sortable by price, date listed, etc. In the meantime, I will not be listing anything for sale on Audiogon, and I do not anticipate searching the new-look listings for possible purchases, either.
I can’t stand the new layout. My old search method was...
Search > Sort Price Hight to Low > Show 200 items per page... and then quickly scroll through the list of items. I’m now being presented with tons of thumbnails of "similar items" that I’m not wanting to look at and sorting by price doesn’t have any effect on sorting. It’s so much easier to have a list with everything on one page versus having a ton of cluttered "similar results" thumbnails that are spread across multiple pages, not to mention that are items that I have no interest in.
I really really hope they create an option for "List View" or "Classic Mode" because Audiogon is broken to me now.
It was perfect how it was before. I want efficiency, not a flashy jumble of difficult to navigate thumbnails that are a total eye sore. If it’s not broke, don’t fix it.