Do the Zappos kids really believe that hitting me in the eye with a parade of teeny shoes on every website I surf is going to sell me anything?
Frankly, it creeps me out.
In the disclaimer copy at the bottom is this line:
Importantly, no personal information of any kind was shared with any of the sites we advertise on. Everything is anonymous.
In early January of this year, the Zappos website was hacked. My personal information—along with more than 24 million fellow Zappos customers—is being shared with cyber criminals all over the Internet.
As this new personal information is added to my digital dossier on these illicit databases and rocketed around the world, it's only a matter of time before Peggy and I are ripped off because of the Zappos hack.
Which is why I went to New Balance and ordered directly from the manufacturer. Nobody's going to spend time hacking into the customer files of a relatively small cobbler.
Zappos is a great place to shop—to see what's available (in weird sizes and made in the USA) from myriad manufacturers.
But nice folks do not run Zappos. Their IT people are utterly incompetent and they are stalkers.