Arrogant or Incompetent: Choose One
Dziuba?? WTF? The name looks like a scrabble rack and probably sounds like a brand of colorful wrestling pants, and he's the one mocking someone's name?
OK, Ted's an asshole. No great sin: the occasional bloke has thought of me the same way (mistakenly, of course). BUT... if you're going to be a PUBLIC asshole, then you'd better be good at what you do.
What Ted does is milo.com. I'll give Zoobas a pass on the domain: after all, he may not have been the one to rip off the name of a Latin American beverage powder. Let's see if milo.com can help me shop locally.
Simple query: "lacrosse sticks" in [suburb of major American metropolitan area], any brand, no price filter.
Simple result set: The "House" Seasons 1-4 DVD set. OK, so milo.com was as useful as ask.com on that one. Let's make it easier:
"Lacrosse" yieids a bunch of hits, all books and DVDs except one (an alarm clock). No equipment on the first page.
OK, OK, I'm being sneaky. After all, perhaps the fastest growing sport in the country isn't a good choice. How about "baseball bats"? Lookie here! First hit is an actual baseball bat! Good thing, too: none of the other hits on the first page are. Click the link, wait for the cute piece of Ajax code to check local availability... oh, never mind, the item is "only available online". IOW, "Best Price from 1 Local Store" was pretty much a lie.
Perhaps the "Defense Minister" at milo.com should spend more time trying to get his site to work, and less trying to channel Mencken.