Capital One offers you a different loan APR depending on your Web browser

03 Nov

Utterly insane: depending on which browser you use to visit the Capital One Auto Loans website, you will be offered a different APR.

With Firefox 3.6 and 4.0 I experienced significantly lower rates than Chrome 8 and Internet Explorer 9 — 3.1% versus 3.5%! That could be thousands of dollars over a three- or five-year car loan.

Whether this is truly bias towards one group of users, or just a case of Capital One doing some A/B testing, we’ll probably never know. It’s fun to imagine that one browser demographic could be considered more intelligent and/or financially sound, though…

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Posted by on November 3, 2010 in Funny


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