I’m a little bit annoyed with Amazon this week. My to-read list is a private Amazon wish list. Any time I hear of a book I might be interested in, I add it there. I might not buy it from Amazon, I might get it from the library or a store or wherever, but I have one place I always add books. The list USED to have a sort feature that would let me sort by price (high or low), sort by books with price drops, sort by date added, etc. A couple of months ago, all those sort features disappeared from the browser version of Amazon. The only sort feature left was by priority, and since I never prioritized anything, it was not useful to me. Thankfully, the Amazon app still had the sort features I liked, so EVERY SINGLE DAY I sorted my list in the app by price (low to high), and probably four times a week, a book on my list would go on sale for $.99 or $1.99 (Kindle version), and I would snap it up.
Then this week, the app got updated and hey – the sort feature is gone. The only thing left is by priority. Here’s the thing: I have over 400 books on my list. I am not going to scroll through the entire thing looking for the items that have gone on sale, and that means I’m not going to know about the sales, and I’m not going to buy the books. (I’ll buy some of them eventually, but not at the rate I’ve been buying them.) I have plenty to read already on my Kindle (or at the library), so Amazon just updated themselves out of $400 a year from me.
I chatted with a customer service rep, who assured me that some sort of sort feature will be back, but she couldn’t say what and she couldn’t say when, so I’m not holding my breath. I’m just really annoyed.