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Topic # 81937 20-Apr-2011 09:40
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I've watched some of the offers and they don't seem that good. Also you wonder if some of the offers actually make the company any money other than some exposure which in the end your paying for anyway.

Anyone bought anything and used what they bought already? 

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  Reply # 460844 20-Apr-2011 10:19
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Is there anything on these daily deal sites that you actually need? Do you sit around all day saying to yourself, 'man, I wish I could get a half price helicopter ride to Hamilton' or 'damn it I'm out of Moro bars, I better buy a whole box' do you actually need these things?? I think what they are good for is making lots of money for people who run the sites off of people who can't control the impulse to get a bargain regardless of whether or not they actually need something. On the other hand, it can make a good idea for gift buying.




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  Reply # 460859 20-Apr-2011 10:33
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This site is pretty good for a good scan of what's on offer each day, saves going to the millions of separate sites:
http://www.dealshrimp.co.nz/

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  Reply # 460868 20-Apr-2011 11:00
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Dealshrip's interesting. 18 "daily deal" sites is just crazy. Groupon's coming to NZ soon too. I'm pretty sick of them, I buy about one thing a month.




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  Reply # 460904 20-Apr-2011 12:56
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timmmay: Dealshrip's interesting. 18 "daily deal" sites is just crazy. Groupon's coming to NZ soon too. I'm pretty sick of them, I buy about one thing a month.


Same, they started off well with the $1 bagels here in Wellington, then everything since has just been the same old that everyone else sells.  Same with all the deal sites

One of the deal sites had a "special" $14.99 hammer RRP $29.99 that you could pickup from Bunnings for $4... 




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  Reply # 460906 20-Apr-2011 12:59
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The only deals I bother with are the "$10 for $30 food/drinks @ insert-local-bar/cafe/restaurant"

Those are worthwhile, especially for checking out places you've never been to.

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  Reply # 460908 20-Apr-2011 13:06
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Only things I buy are $1 bargains or half-price to some recreation-attractions vouchers (like half-price skytower walk or bridge walk).

I still have not used my $1 burger fuel voucher :)

Also more than a month ago I purchased $1 t-shirt from Mr Vintage - still have not received it :)




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  Reply # 460918 20-Apr-2011 13:17
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gehenna: The only deals I bother with are the "$10 for $30 food/drinks @ insert-local-bar/cafe/restaurant"

Those are worthwhile, especially for checking out places you've never been to.


That's what I usually take advantage of and some of them are pretty good, as well as the $1 deals.

The market in NZ is getting a bit crowded with deal sites though, and there was a pretty good article about this on Stuff a couple of days ago

http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/4898594/Trade-Me-says-daily-deal-site-no-flash-in-the-pan

Interesting to read on how businesses can now afford to be picky.

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