arcadiagt5 (arcadiagt5) wrote,
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The idiocy that is the white pages online

So I entered the following search criteria:

Business Name: Australian Bicycle Clothing
State: ACT
Suburb: Fyshwick
Street: Wollongong St

Fairly precise right? Should come back with just the one entry right? Failing that should come back with no match found.

Nope.

One HUNDRED entries. NONE of which are the shop I'm looking for. A significant percentage of which aren't even located in Fyshwick, let alone Wollongong St. Most of which don't have more than one of the words in the business name.

Arrrggggh!

I actually ran into this problem yesterday so I rode out to Fyshwick this morning to physically sight the shop so I could write down the opening hours. 

I think white pages online must have the stupidest search routine I've ever had the misfortune to encounter. And I don't think yellow pages online are much better.

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