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Aircraft Spruces’ New Online Site

Postby GAHorn » Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:40 pm

I find the new Spruce website to be Horrible To Use!
When an item is desired...say a Cleveland Brake Conversion Kit ... is desired.... Entering that phrase into the search routine only presents a long-list of Spruce-proprietary Item Numbers ...with NO REFERENCE TO APPLICABILITY.... there’s no way to determine if the list of items will fit YOUR airplane!.... UNLESS you happen to accidentally come-upon the “View in Catalog” link.

The “View in Catalog” line at the bottom of the page of a List of Items.... will display sufficient information to determine WHICH airplanes apply!

I HATE their “new website” and plan to tell them.

If you find the new website difficult to use as well... please voice your opinion to Spruce and hopefully they will correct it and make it more user-friendly.
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Re: Aircraft Spruces’ New Online Site

Postby wingnut » Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:36 pm

When they first changed it, I didn't like it. I thought it was clunky, and the search feature produced too many results even when using the exact part number. I figure that was just me being a curmudgeon. I'm very much a creature of habit and resistant to change. Now that I'm used to it, I like it better than the previous version.

Things are easy when they never change. Suggest some effort on your part before you give them a piece of your mind :lol:

On using vendor websites to determine part numbers or installation eligibility for your aircraft- I don't recommend it as sole source.
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Re: Aircraft Spruces’ New Online Site

Postby DaveF » Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:53 pm

Search on the Spruce site has always been weak, but it doesn’t bother me. I’ve found it’s pretty easy to find what I want by using their major categories, then refining, e.g., Hardware -> nuts -> nut plates . It’s otherwise an excellent web site, in my opinion.
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