Argh! As some of you area Dopers know, PLD and I are planning to move closer to the District and one or the other of our offices when our lease down here is up (we took the only apartment available on short notice when we moved from Cleveland last summer). Having heard (and partially experience the horror of apartment shopping in the DC Metro area, we have started early, and I had diligently gone through the 900-page Apartment Shoppers Guide and flagged all the possible apartments.
Today, I registered at the apartmentguide.com website (since it said that by registering you could save your search for later), and then spent 3 hours today pulling all of them up, making notes in the book and adding the ones that seemed to have good potential into the “shopping cart” to compare when I was done. I finally finished checking them all (yes, I know quite anal, but we’re trying to be very methodic and practical since we have more time to look than we did when we moved down here).
I hit the “Shop and Compare” button which indicates it will allow you to save your search. Now, I’d argue I’m a pretty intelligent person, but I couldn’t figure out exactly how to save it, so I selected one of the options thinking I’d find “Help.” It showed the AG.com site map–no help there. I hit the back button thinking I’d get my full shopping cart back with its 25 or 30 selections that I had wanted to examine. Instead of actually going back to that page, I got the standard opening page for “Shop and Compare” telling you how to search and “add to cart” for later. No matter what I clicked, it was gone–all of them were gone.
Now I’m having a one person pity party. I’m not ticked enough to start a pit thread (what and blemish my record at never starting one?) so I’m just sitting here and pouting…hoping I can remember enough from the notes I wrote to recreate a potential list of places in NVA and the District to consider…
I expect this thread to drop like a stone, but just hadda get it out.