Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




BDFL - Memuneh
58719 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 10115

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

Topic # 79252 15-Mar-2011 07:18
Send private message

It seems Trade Me entered the local group discount fray now with Treat Me launching in less than a week, heads on with Groupy (Yellow) and Spreets.

Whatever Yellow paid for Groupy is now looking expensive to the group, with probably not much hope of surviving Trade Me rolling out Treat Me into this field... 





Create new topic
73 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 448438 15-Mar-2011 08:26
Send private message

Wow, thank you for that, seems interesting.

13071 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2156

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 448447 15-Mar-2011 09:18
Send private message

Another one? Groupy, one day, Grab One, etc, I think the market's pretty full. Trade me will probably do well though, but i'm more likely to unsubscribe from them all than to subscribe to yet another one.




AWS Certified Solution Architect Professional, Sysop Administrator Associate, and Developer Associate
TOGAF certified enterprise architect
Professional photographer


 
 
 
 


2915 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 414

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 448475 15-Mar-2011 10:20
Send private message

To be honest, the market for these is so crowded that actual good deals are starting to get few and far between - it's mostly stuff that you can either easily get the same deal via another channel, or can get cheaper elsewhere. There's almost no point looking anywhere except Grabaseat (which still runs some good deals).

I'm @nate
6290 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 374

Moderator
Trusted
Subscriber

Reply # 448533 15-Mar-2011 13:10
Send private message

freitasm:Whatever Yellow paid for Groupon is now looking expensive to the group, with probably not much hope of surviving Trade Me rolling out Treat Me into this field...


Pretty much.

Just look what happened when TradeMe launched jobs and real estate - both are the top sites in those categories.  When you have that much traffic, it's pretty easy to launch into new ventures and clean up.




484 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  Reply # 448543 15-Mar-2011 13:29
Send private message

Heh, webmarshall has the site flagged as spam




For billions of years since the outset of time, every single one of your ancestors survived, every single person on your Mum and Dads side, successfully looked after and passed onto you life.  What are the chances of that like?

3544 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 121

Trusted

  Reply # 448546 15-Mar-2011 13:38
Send private message

Nothing to see here... move on people :D

I agree with the sentiments above. The really good deals are few and far between. Something tells me that in 5 or so years' time, some of these deals sites will morph together.

8019 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 384

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 448561 15-Mar-2011 14:07
Send private message

freitasm: It seems Trade Me entered the local group discount fray now with Treat Me launching in less than a week, heads on with Groupy (Yellow) and Spreets.

Whatever Yellow paid for Groupy is now looking expensive to the group, with probably not much hope of surviving Trade Me rolling out Treat Me into this field... 



Hopefully the founders of Groupy got cash not equity in the deal! 

I'm @nate
6290 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 374

Moderator
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 448598 15-Mar-2011 15:47
Send private message

Ragnor: Hopefully the founders of Groupy got cash not equity in the deal! 


Off topic, but did anyone else wonder why Yellow purchased Groupy? Could it be any further from their core business?





484 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  Reply # 448604 15-Mar-2011 15:56
Send private message

nate:
Ragnor: Hopefully the founders of Groupy got cash not equity in the deal! 


Off topic, but did anyone else wonder why Yellow purchased Groupy? Could it be any further from their core business?



Because they have an obsolete product, and a business model that is hemmorrhaging money and they are desperate for any way to increase revenue?




For billions of years since the outset of time, every single one of your ancestors survived, every single person on your Mum and Dads side, successfully looked after and passed onto you life.  What are the chances of that like?

31 posts

Geek


  Reply # 452403 27-Mar-2011 14:27
Send private message

I have the deals emailed each morning. Pretty boring offerings so far but I'm sure eventually I'll find something. Looking at some of the deals (the burger one for eg) I'd wonder why they'd want to lose money but I suppose it's also advertising as well?

25336 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5183

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Subscriber

  Reply # 452409 27-Mar-2011 14:46
Send private message

And Media Works launch their new one day offering tomorrow!


778 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 66

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 452433 27-Mar-2011 15:53
Send private message

Anyone know how to unsubscribe from the Treat Me daily emails? I clicked on their initial email ad and it subscribed me.

There doesn't seem to be an unsubscribe link on their daily emails -isn't this required by law these days?

1163 posts

Uber Geek


  Reply # 452444 27-Mar-2011 16:12

geek4me: Anyone know how to unsubscribe from the Treat Me daily emails? I clicked on their initial email ad and it subscribed me.

There doesn't seem to be an unsubscribe link on their daily emails -isn't this required by law these days?


There is an unsubscribe link in the footer at the very bottom of the emails. I too have unsubscribed, becasue the first few days of deals were really good, but the ones following it haven't been useful to me.

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

FUJIFILM introduces X-E3 mirrorless camera with wireless connectivity
Posted 18-Sep-2017 13:53


Vodafone announces new plans with bigger data bundles
Posted 15-Sep-2017 10:51


Skinny launches phone with support for te reo Maori
Posted 14-Sep-2017 08:39


If Vodafone dropping mail worries you, you’re doing online wrong
Posted 11-Sep-2017 13:54


Vodafone New Zealand deploy live 400 gigabit system
Posted 11-Sep-2017 11:07


OPPO camera phones now available at PB Tech
Posted 11-Sep-2017 09:56


Norton Wi-Fi Privacy — Easy, flawed VPN
Posted 11-Sep-2017 09:48


Lenovo reveals new ThinkPad A Series
Posted 8-Sep-2017 14:37


Huawei passes Apple for the first time to capture the second spot globally
Posted 8-Sep-2017 10:45


Vodafone initiative enhances te reo Maori pronunciation on Google Maps
Posted 8-Sep-2017 10:40


Voyager Internet expand local internet phone services company with Conversant acquisition
Posted 6-Sep-2017 18:27


NOW Expands in to Tauranga
Posted 5-Sep-2017 18:16


Windows 10 Fall Creators Update coming Oct. 17
Posted 4-Sep-2017 14:10


Garmin introduce Garmin vivoactive 3
Posted 1-Sep-2017 18:38


Kiwibank wastes $90 million on software – Reseller News
Posted 1-Sep-2017 13:45



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.