In months past, I have thrown around my disappointment with the wishlist functionality incorporated in comercial internet retailers. They have an agenda; and it wasn’t about helping people keep track of what they would like bought. As with all companies, it was about making money. Not that that is a bad thing, but it limited the functionality that they could implement. For obvious reasons, the wishlist could only contain items from the store on whose site it was running. And a buyer could only “mark off” an item if they bought it at the store running the wishlist.
These business decisions make the lists difficult to use. I have items from all over the internet that interest me and there was no way for me to consolidate them. And amoung my friends we have had several situations where people at the last minute go and buy an item off of someones wishlist, but are unable to mark it off.
So in a spirt of energy and boredom, I set out to rectify the situation by writing my own. In talking with Matt and Elizabeth, I thing we put together a good site.
Go see: wishlist.confusticate.com