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#12181 Fatal Futanari   What cha got there Senpai? CAGiversary!   7647 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Fatal Futanari

Posted 18 June 2015 - 11:04 PM

Man this sucks that RS is now pre-auth cards now. Amazon doesn't even do that. I guess I truly am done with them since this started.

Maybe if they see a drop off of customers they might stop that.

Whaaaaaat!?!?!? They seriously do that now? Yea, looks like no more preordering for me. I dont like to deal with sites like that because their system has a higher chance of messing up (Best Buy pre-authed me 27 times for one order lel). I guess its for the better, more money for figures :)

 

Um, what's wrong with pre-auth? You don't pump gas either? It's not charging, just authorizing.

Well in a sense they are charging, it is just temporary. It can be an issue for people that use debit cards or small/near maxed out credit cards. I just think its dumb because it still has to run another auth when it attempts to bill you. I dont like it because there is always a chance for pre-auth charge errors.


Man, did they even bother to run a SWOT analysis on the new site changes?



#12182 neoz   I Know Kung Fu CAGiversary!   1588 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 18 June 2015 - 11:12 PM

^^^

 

Yep you hit the nail right on the head Fatal. Shame that they have gone this route. :(

I was trying to order Tokyo Ghoul CE and LE. Dang RS...why you have to go and change to much.



#12183 Indecisive Rattle   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   235 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Indecisive Rattle

Posted 18 June 2015 - 11:57 PM

Are release dates also being wonky on Rightstuf or did Jojo season 1 really get delayed to 9/30/15? Can't find the release date on Amazon anymore either.



#12184 Olengie   Your Waifu is Kuso. Except Mine CAGiversary!   10994 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

Posted 19 June 2015 - 12:00 AM

No Game No Life LE is so  :drool:  :drool:

 

Needs a S2



#12185 motaku96   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   1783 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

Posted 19 June 2015 - 12:22 AM

You have to reset your password.

As I said, I did try resetting it but it couldn't find my account at all.

 

But anyway, I emailed them and they said they're still in the process of moving over accounts so it may be a few days before everyone can sign in.

I also asked them about the saved list(I didn't read the faq yet at the time) and he said "As for your saved lists, we may look into a solution for those at a later time" so I don't know what they're doing with that but at least they know it's a problem. I wouldn't really care if I could get a plain text copy of what I had on my list so I can re-add everything.



#12186 motaku96   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   1783 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

Posted 19 June 2015 - 12:26 AM

Sentai put up a good pick of the CE

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Steph is best girl. Just puttin' that out there.



#12187 Olengie   Your Waifu is Kuso. Except Mine CAGiversary!   10994 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

Posted 19 June 2015 - 12:28 AM

I like Steph but I like Jibril more.



#12188 Zaku77   \m/ CAGiversary!   4528 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Posted 19 June 2015 - 01:07 AM

The pre-authorizations are incredibly annoying, but it's 'tolerable' if they at least drop off and don't come back until it ships. Best Buy used to do rolling pre-authorizations every week or so--meaning the money was essentially permanently tied up. That was fucking ridiculous. 



#12189 Panda Wizardry   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2638 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Panda Wizardry

Posted 19 June 2015 - 01:34 AM

I'm not liking how many features were lost in the site "upgrade." I don't understand how you can lose such useful features and still call it an upgrade. I LOVED the fact that it told me I've bough something in the past. It really helped out...



#12190 Vash1306   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   270 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Vash1306

Posted 19 June 2015 - 02:33 AM

My No Game No Life pre-order lost it's Got Anime Discount from the old to new site transfer. And another pre-order lost the free shipping it had from being originally pre-order with other items.



#12191 Fatal Futanari   What cha got there Senpai? CAGiversary!   7647 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Fatal Futanari

Posted 19 June 2015 - 03:18 AM

^^^

 

Yep you hit the nail right on the head Fatal. Shame that they have gone this route. :(

I was trying to order Tokyo Ghoul CE and LE. Dang RS...why you have to go and change to much.

Yea, I do not like this new "feature" either.

 

Are release dates also being wonky on Rightstuf or did Jojo season 1 really get delayed to 9/30/15? Can't find the release date on Amazon anymore either.

It got delayed. Its going to have dub now though.

 

As I said, I did try resetting it but it couldn't find my account at all.

 

But anyway, I emailed them and they said they're still in the process of moving over accounts so it may be a few days before everyone can sign in.

I also asked them about the saved list(I didn't read the faq yet at the time) and he said "As for your saved lists, we may look into a solution for those at a later time" so I don't know what they're doing with that but at least they know it's a problem. I wouldn't really care if I could get a plain text copy of what I had on my list so I can re-add everything.

They are still migrating accounts. Though I saw that if you havent used your account in awhile, they are not going to migrate it.

 

The pre-authorizations are incredibly annoying, but it's 'tolerable' if they at least drop off and don't come back until it ships. Best Buy used to do rolling pre-authorizations every week or so--meaning the money was essentially permanently tied up. That was fucking ridiculous. 

Its annoying to someone like me that does bulk preorders. I use my cc for personal and business so I wouldn't want any $1k Aniplex preorder charges on my charge lol.

 

I'm not liking how many features were lost in the site "upgrade." I don't understand how you can lose such useful features and still call it an upgrade. I LOVED the fact that it told me I've bough something in the past. It really helped out...

Yea. Besides the cosmetics, the site lots alot of features. I already dont like the orders page in under your account. Everything is just so clunky. BUT I get why they upgraded. If you notice, everything happens in real time now rather than early morning batch updates. Even those batch updates were a little wonky (one gave me a preorder of 8 copies of Majestic Price Pt. 1 lol). I hope they get out of these growing pains soon. However, I would have though they would have put more work into not losing features during the upgrade.

 

My No Game No Life pre-order lost it's Got Anime Discount from the old to new site transfer. And another pre-order lost the free shipping it had from being originally pre-order with other items.

Man, now I gotta worry about this too? LOL my open orders arent even migrated to my account yet.



#12192 Frozdragon   Fuji-cakes!!! CAGiversary!   398 Posts   Joined 4.1 Years Ago  

Frozdragon

Posted 19 June 2015 - 04:22 AM

The new system is sooooo awful, I logged in and EVERYTHING is gone. I can't even see my pren old and shipping orders.

#12193 neoz   I Know Kung Fu CAGiversary!   1588 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 19 June 2015 - 05:10 AM

The new system is sooooo awful, I logged in and EVERYTHING is gone. I can't even see my pren old and shipping orders.

Don't fill bad you aren't the only one. None of my preorders are up so it is what it is. As soon as I finish them out if they ever come back, I'm going to be looking for another site. Although it sucks because RS didn't charge tax. Sucks that they did pre auth. Terrible idea.



#12194 Frozdragon   Fuji-cakes!!! CAGiversary!   398 Posts   Joined 4.1 Years Ago  

Frozdragon

Posted 19 June 2015 - 05:26 AM

Don't fill bad you aren't the only one. None of my preorders are up so it is what it is. As soon as I finish them out if they ever come back, I'm going to be looking for another site. Although it sucks because RS didn't charge tax. Sucks that they did pre auth. Terrible idea.


I agree it WAS the best and my favorite site but they have truly gone down hill and they won't even acknowledge it.

#12195 neoz   I Know Kung Fu CAGiversary!   1588 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 19 June 2015 - 06:23 AM

I agree it WAS the best and my favorite site but they have truly gone down hill and they won't even acknowledge it.

Yep same here. :(

And you all know me. I've already voiced my displeasure on RS about it. But for every one person there will be about 5 morons that "love" it.
Sadly, I don't see them changing. They need to be in the top searches for anime when people use Google. Google strong armed them and I'm pretty sure they will keep it the way it is.

I mean if you look at this page here. You can see all the new features. Mobile is a big one now.

http://www.rightstuf...ces/new-website

NEW MOBILE EXPERIENCE

Shop for your favorite anime and manga on your phone or tablet

I mean they are also using this UI it looks like.

http://getbootstrap.com/


Also, for those that want to read and get some more insight on why sites are changing might want to read this.

https://www.google.c...mobile friendly

Particularly this page.

http://roi4my.com/go...what-to-do-now/

Changing Browsing Habits

Google Friendly WebsitesSince in the past, most websites were accessed via computers, website designers became accustomed to making websites with a fixed-width display size that would fit the screen width of standard computer monitors. However, as new devices— like mobile phones, tablets, laptops, game consoles, notebooks and TVs also began accessing the internet, users found that traditional websites provided a poor user experience because they couldn’t render properly on other devices.

Ultimately, these issues led to the notion that websites should be able to detect the type of device that is accessing the site. This way the site could automatically adjust, according to the screen width.  Every since this became commonplace, the result has been a more seamless browsing experience for the user.

Of course, not every webmaster has made the transition to a responsive website design. As a result, there are still large numbers of sites that are not mobile-friendly. Since so many of Google’s users are conducting their searches from their smart phones or mobile devices, the best way to improve the users’ experience is to get full or near-full compliance.  Hence, Google views the Webmaster Tools notifications as a way to address the problem.


So because Google threatened RS now RS is forced to use this responsive website design.

If you check this site here.

https://www.google.c...l=rightstuf.com

That is the old url, but you can see it is showing a picture for the "new" site. I'm sure the old site was not that mobile friendly.

I'm afraid unless we start a petition then there is nothing to do. We can use FB or twitter but I'm sure they won't do anything about it.

#12196 rockykai   Banned Banned   384 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

rockykai

Posted 19 June 2015 - 09:08 AM

I'm not surprised that they are using Bootstrap, and as somebody who does a lot of programming for a living, I'm pretty sure they had to do quite a lot of work on the data and systems that they had to even reach the point they are at now.

 

Right now though, I really don't see many true benefits to this as I use smaller-limit credit cards (although Paypal could help with that), doing basic searches is much harder and much slower (especially since I'm just looking for simple plain text most of the time), and getting to your Product Lists is much more inconvenient and is very slow to load.

 

 

This strikes me as a very unprofessional website upgrade.  Adding ~100 items to my "Wish List" wasn't actually hard at all, but I will definitely be using the site less often until things are more stable (and hopefully, some older features are brought back).

 

:cry:



#12197 DNukem170   Banned Banned   8864 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

DNukem170

Posted 19 June 2015 - 01:43 PM

I use mobile for about 90% of my Web browsing and RightStuf DID have a mobile option on their site. And I had absolutely no problem using it.

#12198 hpbbes   I typo'd my username CAGiversary!   1267 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 19 June 2015 - 02:13 PM

I'm super late to the party, but I finally bit on Cowboy Bebop on blu ray. Looks like Amazon doesn't have new stock, which may be temporary but I didn't want to chance it.

#12199 roger watersmelon   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2577 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

roger watersmelon

Posted 19 June 2015 - 02:27 PM

Since I don't feel like working, I went around RS's site some more and found something interesting under the Billing tab on your account.  There is an Account Balance page that has a credit limit, and has buttons in place for printing a statement and making a payment.  I don't recall them having their own credit "card" before, but maybe this will be another alternative for those folks concerned about multiple authorizations.  This may also just be for B2B customers.

 

Realistically though, the new site format is a significant improvement over the old one.  I understand doing card auths might be a dealbreaker for some, but that is similar to the change in item prices in that it could just as easily have happened without a change in format.  The biggest long-term issue I see in the site is that there's nothing on a product page to indicate if you've ordered it in the past, nor is there any way to immediately know if it's on one of your lists (you can see it checked once you click on the add to list).  Searches, order history and such I suspect is merely problematic now because they needed to turn the new site live.  They couldn't keep it down and continue to lose business, much like how a store is open during remodeling.

 

Losing the stuff we had saved for later is a bummer, but creating a Saved For Later list and clicking on an item page to directly add it to that list is better than adding it to your cart, loading your cart, and moving it to be saved every time.



#12200 Gurren Lagann   Who Da Hell Do You Think I Am CAGiversary!   2686 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Gurren Lagann

Posted 19 June 2015 - 02:33 PM

So the main reason why people are bummed about the pre authorization charges are because there's a chance you could be charged multiple times?sorry for asking but I'm still not following why that is a deal breaker.

#12201 motaku96   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   1783 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

Posted 19 June 2015 - 02:51 PM

I don't like making purchases on mobile. Always feel like I could press something wrong on my tiny phone.

 

I'm not totally against the new design. I just hate all the features they lost with it. If they could have only carried over the old features to the new layout, it would have been the best of both worlds.

 

Btw, there's no way to do a simplified view when you search anymore right? Y'know where it just shows text and no box art. Honestly, data restrictions on phones should also be a consideration when making a mobile site.



#12202 roger watersmelon   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2577 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

roger watersmelon

Posted 19 June 2015 - 02:59 PM

Though until they get it zoned in, their search function is going to be slowly killing me.

Melan ... Haruhi graphic ... Haruhi and click on graphic novels: 

Haru Hana Complete Collection

Haruka Graphic Novel 1

Haruka Graphic ...

Spoiler

 

@Motaku:  There's four sets of images above the search bar once you do a search.  Those change how the results look, with the far left one being just text.



#12203 Fatal Futanari   What cha got there Senpai? CAGiversary!   7647 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Fatal Futanari

Posted 19 June 2015 - 04:11 PM

So the main reason why people are bummed about the pre authorization charges are because there's a chance you could be charged multiple times?sorry for asking but I'm still not following why that is a deal breaker.

Because new site implementations like this have a higher chance of that module messing up. Like I provided the example of Best Buy charging me 27 times for my ps4 game preorder. Their system said it charged me once but my credit card said other wise lol. In addition, many people use small limit credit or debit cards on rightstuf, so doing big preorders might be out of the question for them now. Its bad for them because it also deters alot of impulse preordering.

That said, Shawne tweeted back to me saying that they are working on a solution for this issue.

 

That issue isn't the only one though. The biggest flaw imo is the missing previously purchased notification. As someone who preorders alot at once, sometimes I forget what I have preordered or ordered before lol.

 

Plus, you know...the site is really clunky



#12204 Squarehard   Nyaa~ CAGiversary!   20801 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 19 June 2015 - 04:36 PM

I AM SO OUTRAGED BY THIS NEW SITE SET UP, I'M GOING TO SHOP AT ROBERT'S ANIME CORNER NOW!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

said nobody ever



#12205 neoz   I Know Kung Fu CAGiversary!   1588 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 19 June 2015 - 04:54 PM

Anyone know how long it takes for AMZ to put up preorders after they show up on RS and Funi?

Selector Infected WIXOSS The Complete Series - Limited Edition

Free! Eternal Summer Season Two - Limited Edition

Space Dandy Season Two

The preorder link for Tokyo Ghoul isn't working but here is some info on the CE.

The Tokyo Ghoul Collector's Edition box follows the stages of Kaneki's metamorphosis. A specialty print overlay reveals Kaneki's hybrid form. Inside the box is the Blu-ray/DVD combo, an exclusive art book, and an additional blood red box filled with other collectible items.


*edit*

Tokyo Ghoul Limited Edition

Tokyo Ghoul Collectors Edition

#12206 neoz   I Know Kung Fu CAGiversary!   1588 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 19 June 2015 - 05:05 PM

I AM SO OUTRAGED BY THIS NEW SITE SET UP, I'M GOING TO SHOP AT ROBERT'S ANIME CORNER NOW!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

said nobody ever

RACS charges taxes on me so that is a no go. Again, I would rather shoot my own foot then support RACS. Now RS have become RACS Jr. haha



#12207 Squarehard   Nyaa~ CAGiversary!   20801 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 19 June 2015 - 05:18 PM

RACS charges taxes on me so that is a no go. Again, I would rather shoot my own foot then support RACS. Now RS have become RACS Jr. haha

Does that mean now that if I buy an item with a promo code from RS, and they decided to renege, and after sending them an email to ask why they canceled my order Shawne will personally send me an email back to go kick rocks, and then post on their front page and all social media outlets to let everyone else know publicly to go kick rocks too so we'll just all have a nice parade of rock kicking going down the streets like a parade?



#12208 elessar123  

Posted 19 June 2015 - 05:29 PM

So the main reason why people are bummed about the pre authorization charges are because there's a chance you could be charged multiple times?sorry for asking but I'm still not following why that is a deal breaker.

Pre-paid cards, debit cards, etc. People who don't have high limit cards, like college students. I don't mind it, but that's cause I do have a credit card.

 

What I DO mind is that they won't tell you what you previously ordered on the item page any more. I have too much stuff to keep track of, so it's easier when websites like Amazon (and formerly, Rightstuf) kept track for you.

 

Edit: Fatal Futanari *shuddter* already said literally everything I did, so nevermind!

 

Edit 2: Fuck RACs. I'd rather anime ceasing to exist than to deal with him again.



#12209 neoz   I Know Kung Fu CAGiversary!   1588 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 19 June 2015 - 06:06 PM

Does that mean now that if I buy an item with a promo code from RS, and they decided to renege, and after sending them an email to ask why they canceled my order Shawne will personally send me an email back to go kick rocks, and then post on their front page and all social media outlets to let everyone else know publicly to go kick rocks too so we'll just all have a nice parade of rock kicking going down the streets like a parade?

haha yes

 

Man I remember that, I mean it was crazy. And then it was as if he didn't even care at all.

 

Pre-paid cards, debit cards, etc. People who don't have high limit cards, like college students. I don't mind it, but that's cause I do have a credit card.

 

What I DO mind is that they won't tell you what you previously ordered on the item page any more. I have too much stuff to keep track of, so it's easier when websites like Amazon (and formerly, Rightstuf) kept track for you.

 

Edit: Fatal Futanari *shuddter* already said literally everything I did, so nevermind!

 

Edit 2: Fuck RACs. I'd rather anime ceasing to exist than to deal with him again.

lol awww everyone loves RACS. ;)



#12210 roger watersmelon   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2577 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

roger watersmelon

Posted 19 June 2015 - 06:21 PM

Now RS have become RACS Jr. haha

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