We are looking to buy another radio at home. Since we moved house the existing hi-fi tuner, and worldband radio don't cover the house and garden properly. So we're on the hunt for another radio, preferably one with long-wave, so my better-half can listen to French radio, and because we can't get FM properly, so it's the only way to get BBC R4 - (actually not true, but for all practical purposes it is at the moment).
So on Sunday morning I tried to check things out. The UK catalogue retailer Argos told me I couldn't use their site as they only worked with IE4+ and Netscape 4.x. As it happens Opera works quite well when you lie about the browser type - so I don't know what they are talking about. If you try Mozilla then you get a rude message, and that's it - they clearly don't want my money.
My Internet bank is the same, they are obsessed with forcing you to use IE, even when the older versions, are very broken and I think unsupported by MS, yet they are unwilling to support a modern and reliable browser like Mozilla or Opera.
As for the radio, I'd like to get a nice Roberts radio, but I think I won't be getting it from Argos.
UPDATE Found the UA Tool which allows Mozilla to spoof other browsers like Opera does. It doesn't add to browser stability, 1.1 with tabs, Java and the tool is very wobbly on NT, but it seems to work, I shall see how it goes. For the curious, Argos's web site seems to work okay with Mozilla.....