Spontaneous Shopping Cart Dump!
I've been shopping for 3 days.
I've wasted HOURS every day, researching each game purchase prior to clicking
ADD TO CART
At last count, I had 56 games in my Cart and was only on page 12 of 26 pages and still (was, emphasize was) looking to add more.
I happened to glance at the top of my page, when suddenly, I realized that ...
something was missing ...
... did you hear it? (The neighbors sure did)... my screams of agony. that is. "noooooooooooooooooo"
when I realized that
my Shopping Cart had mysteriously emptied out, all on it's own.
* Has this ever happened to you?
Is there a way to fix it? (online search reveals that apparently it's a long standing issue, that it's been happening to other STEAM shoppers for a number of years now - me, I'm still new here, and thought it was only happening recently, (with the last BETA version of the Steam client, but thought that 'Cart Dump' had already been fixed!)
Since we now know that this has been happening for a number of years,
* WHY hasn't it been fixed yet?!!!!
This must hurt sales.
CART DUMP takes money out of the pockets of all the game creators I was willing to $upport.
What I mean by that is:
- a lot of this weeks sale prices aren't the best that have been ever offered, (according to archived prices/news) and I know for a fact that if I wait, prices will be even lower, (and have been lower during some of the bigger sales)
- I was feeling generous and in the mood to $pend. however;
-- I don't have the time to refill my cart again,
-- I don't remember all of the game titles because I'm still new to STEAM and new to gaming and unfamiliar with a lot of the games I was going to try out
-- I don't have the time to refill my cart again!
3 days of 'impulse shopping', wasted and nothing to show for it.
'Gotta wonder how many 'rage quits' this has led to? (of shopping at Steam, I mean?)
'k, that's it now, I've vented (thanks for the therapy session)
now I'm asking for your help.
The Steam Build Version is: Mar 15, 2013
Is there a(nother) newer one or ???
(When this one updated. a pop up window thanked me and informed that I had been participating in a 'Beta' Version, apparently. In that last client beta version,
the Cart was EXTREMELY UNSTABLE
and I thought,
that this version was the one that had 'fixed all that'
Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
P.S. Dear STEAM.
Please include the option to print copies of our shopping carts - at least then,
until Cart Dump is permanently repaired, I could go back and hopefully, try again, utilizing the Printed List of game titles I had intended to purchase.
add the option to 'ADD TO CART' right from our Wish Lists.
To anyone making a suggestion:
breaking up the order into smaller batches isn't a solution.
In addition to having to pay 'exchange rates' (I'm not from 'around these parts')
there's a fee that my greedy bank tacks on, every time I purchase outside my country.
Smaller batches of let's say, 56 games, divided by 5 = 11 + additional bank fees.
Also, I do shop online quite a bit and this, 'SPONTANEOUS CART DUMP, hasn't EVER happened anywhere else but here. :(