OzBargain Memes

neil on 01/12/2016 at 12:17 pm, filed under Competition, OzBargain

There have been many OzBargain memes over the past ten years so we thought we’d run a meme comp. Got a favourite?

The following are member submitted memes (linked back to the member’s comment):

NOW TELL ME ABOUT THE BARGAINS YOU GOT THROUGH OZBARGAIN

SALE ITEM LISTED ON OZBARGAIN AND IT'S GONE

DISCOUNT ON MALE CONTRACEPTION TIME FOR A DICK JOKE

ENTERED ALL THE COMPETITIONS ON OZBARGAIN... ...FEEL 'M LUCKY

OZBARGAIN HAD A DEAL ON A PLASTIC COW... ...BOUGHT A CHEESE BURGER WITH THE CHANGE

I DON'T ALWAYS NEG A POST BUT WHEN I DO, IT'S USUALLY ONE OF JV'S

WHEN YOU GET EXCITED ABOUT A NEW DEAL YOU JUST FOUND BUT IT'S ALREADY ON OZBARGAIN

ITEM GOT OZBARGAIN

WHEN DISAPPOINTMENT HITS AFTER SEEING EXPIRED

THINKS OZBARGAINERS WON'T NOTICE PRICE HIKE BEFORE THE SALE? TELL HIM HE'S DREAMING

HAVE YOU BEEN OZBARGAINED TODAY?

READING EBAY'S T&C'S

ONE DOES NOT SIMPLY PURCHASE WITHOUT CHECKING OZBARGAIN

WHAT IF I TOLD YOU BUYING STUFF YOU DON'T NEED DOESN'T SAVE YOU MONEY

WHEN YOU DONT USE CASHBACK

THAT'S THE OZBARGAIN FORUMS WE DON'T GO THERE

BEST JV FOR MOST COMMENTS

ONE DOES NOT SIMPLY 'QUICKLY' CHECK OZBARGAIN

SO YOU'RE TELLING ME THEY THINK IT'S CHEAP SO THEY JUST BUY IT?

I DON'T ALWAYS CHECK OZBARGAIN BUT WHEN I DO, MY WALLET EMPTIES

I AM JV

JOUSTING STICKS CHEAPER THAN OZBARGAIN? TELL HIM HE'S DREAMING

COULD NEG A DEAL I JUST DON'T LIKE BUT THAT' NONE OF MY BUSINESS

AM I THE ONLY ONE AROUND HERE WHO KNOWS HOW THE NEG BUTTON IS MEANT TO WORK?

PROBABLY A PRICE ERROR TAKE MY MONEY

SCOTTY AT THE MEETUP YOU GET A TSHIRT, YOU GET A THSIRT!

WOOT 20% OFF EBAY CODE! ..GODDAMN PRICE HIKES!!!

WHEN YOUR PARTNER BUYS AT RRP... ...AND YOU KNOW YOU'VE SEEN IT CHEAPER ON OZBARGAIN!!

IF I TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE PETROL... ...IM GONNA NEED TO SPLIT WITH AT LEAST 3 PEOPLE BEFORE THIS IS A BARGAIN

SEES YOU ALSO HUNTING FOR THE OZBARGAINED SALE ITEM HANDS YOU ONE FROM HIS STOCKED TROLLY

THE DEAL AT OZBARGAIN WAS ALREADY EXPIRED... NOOOOOOOO!!!

THESE AREN'T THE BARGAINS YOU ARE LOOKING FOR..

I NOTICED YOU POSTED A DEAL TO OZBARGAIN BEFORE BUYING IT FOR YOURSELF I TOO LIKE TO LIVE DANGEROUSLY

GIRLFRIEND ASKS TO BUY COOKIES

OZBARGAIN EMAIL: $20 OFF EBAY - NO MIN SPEND NOT A TARGETED OFFER

THAT FEELS WHEN YOUR OZB POST HITS TRIPLE DIGIT VOTES

WHEN YOUR WIFE SAYS YOU ORDERED WHAT?

WHO THE HELL OZBARGAINED THAT DEAL SO DAMN QUICKLY? I WENT TO GRAB ON IMMEDIATELY, BUT THEY'D ALREADY SOLD OUT!

TURNS DOWN FREE PRODUCTS ON OZBARGAIN BECAUSE SHE HAS THOSE ITEMS ALREADY

 

HEY OZBARGAIN WHAT'S THE BEST BRAND OF BATTERI- ENELOOPS! WE USE ONLY ENELOOPS HERE.

 

PURCHASES DYSON AT 30% OFF FORGETS TO USE CASH REWARDS

Me: It's a $3 saving, but I already have 10 sitting unused.. Me: Buy now think later

Me: I should stop spending. Inner me: Treat yo'self. There's a 20% off eBay sale.

WHEN YOU BUY RRP AND DIDN'T CHECK OZBARGAIN

WHY CAN'T I HOLD ALL THESE OZBARGAIN DEALS?

WANTS AN INVESTMENT WITH HIGH YIELD PURCHASES 80K CAR TO UPGRADE THE LIVING STANDARDS I DESERVE

I swear it was still active when I clicked it

FIND OUT FREEBIE IS.. OZBARGAINED!!

Me:

SO, MR HARVEY TELL ME MORE ABOUT THESE PROFESSIONALS

-RRP-No cashback -Broden -Money in savings

AN OZBARGAINER'S BIRTHDAY BE LIKE

$4.95 DOMINOS PIZZAS FTW!

SSHHH... THAT GUY OVER THERE IS PAYING FULL PRICE

DON'T SWEAT. I CLEANED OUT ALL THE ENELOOPS FROM DICK SMITH

TIME TO STOCK UP

Scotty Eneloops Ugh.. OzBargain

FREEBIE Expired??? Wasted the whole day!!

Thanks, bought 10

THINGS I WANNA SPREAD IN 2016

WHEN YOU POST A DEAL...

I DON'T ALWAYS BUY TOILET PAPER...

 

 

 

Australia’s Largest Bargain Community Turns 10 as it Hosts a 48 Hour Shopping Event

neil on 21/11/2016 at 7:00 am, filed under OzBargain

PRESS RELEASE

OzBargain, Australia’s largest bargain website, is celebrating their 10th birthday from November
21 to November 23. To celebrate this significant milestone, they will be hosting a once in a decade shopping event.

“We decided that we should have a 48-hour sale event as a “thank you” for both our community members and valued retailers over the years”, says founder Scott Yang.

The event is offering bargains on a range of categories including flights, hotels, laptops, electronics, beauty product, wine and number of other areas. Retailers such as Cathay Pacific, Amcal, Catch of the Day, Lenovo, Wotif and QBD are just a few of the retailers offering deals for the event.

OzBargain was recently cited by Roy Morgan Research as the fastest growing site in the online shopping
category and in October notched up 28m pageviews and 9m sessions.

“The big success over the last few years has been OzBargain, a community message board for like-minded
bargain-hunters. The site doesn’t sell anything directly and instead acts as a hub for visitors (and
merchants) to share information about sales and offers, whether online or in bricks-and-mortar stores.”

“Nearly half of Australians agree they sometimes research products online but then go buy them offline,
and the success of OzBargain’s platform proves that many consumers are deeply engaged in omni-channel
shopping”, said Michele Levine, CEO of Roy Morgan Research.

It’s not just consumers who benefit. Deepak Khurana, who runs Star Jewellery Group (Starbuy.com.au) says “prior to posting an offer on or having a member post an offer on OzBargain, creates in our office a sense of ‘Manic Magic’. Manic because we have to ensure the item or items in the offer have to be priced on par with the lowest, if not the lowest anywhere, and coping with the subsequent inflow of orders. Magic, when the orders start coming in. OzBargain is one of the very few referral sites that has taken our entire website down with the traffic generated.”

“The main thing we realised was that posting a sub-par offer will lead to no results as these guys have the sharpest buyers and they will catch you out very quickly if the offer does not stand up to be the best but the overall impact of being on OzBargain for a small company like ours is amazing. ”

OzBargain’s 10th birthday event starts at 12PM on the 21st of November.

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Contact: Scott Yang (contact@ozbargain.com.au)

Twitter: OzBargainBuzz

Investing in OzBargain’s Top 10 Most Popular Retailers

neil on 22/02/2016 at 11:38 pm, filed under OzBargain

dominosvsdicksmith

While there are numerous ways to invest your money in the stockmarket, perhaps you can try the OzBargain method.  We took the top 10 most popular OzBargain stores and measured how well you would do with a 1 year investment.

The two standouts are Dick Smith for completely collapsing which resulted in an 83% negative return (well probably 100% is more accurate). On the other end, Dominos has absolutely killed it with a 130% gain in value. Overall, a 20% return on investment is a fairly good effort however this is a good lesson in diversifying your portfolio to hedge your losses.

Store Price (2/1/15) Price (4/1/16) Value (2/1/15) Value (4/1/16) # of Shares Change
Dick Smith $2.10 $0.36 $999.60 $171.36 476 -82.90%
Woolworths/ Big W / Dan Murphy’s / Masters (Woolworths) $30.49 $24.40 $1,006.17 $805.20 33 -19.36%
Apple $111.39 $102.61 $1,002.51 $923.49 9 -7.63%
Target/Coles/Officeworks (Wesfarmers) $41.78 $41.66 $1,002.72 $999.84 24 -0.02%
Harvey Norman $3.36 $4.19 $1,001.28 $1,248.62 298 +24.83%
Amazon $312.58 $656.29 $937.74 $1,968.87 3 +103.32%
JB Hi-Fi $15.76 $19.40 $992.88 $1,222.20 63 +22.38%
Google (Alphabet) $532.60 $762.20 $1,065.20 $1,524.40 2 +49.23%
Dominos $25.20 $57.80 $1,008.00 $2,312.00 40 +130.16%
Myer $1.40 $1.20 $1,000.00 $857.14 714 -14.29%
Total $10,016.10 $12,033.12 +20.30%

Notes:

  • Share prices were the opening price on January 2, 2015 and January 4, 2016 (first trading days of the year).
  • Top 10 is derived from publicly traded companies. The Good Guys, Shopping Express and I Want That Flight are not publicly traded companies.
  • Stores that were owned by the same parent company like Woolworths were only counted as one entity.
  • Since you can only buy full shares and not a fraction of a share, the closest amount of shares to make up $1,000 was selected.
  • For simplicity, there was no currency conversion for US traded stocks: Apple, Google and Amazon.

 

 

OzBargain Zeitgeist 2015 : Top stores, deals and comments

neil on 25/01/2016 at 12:21 pm, filed under OzBargain

It’s a remarkable feat to have a retailer that is #1 in both front page deals and overall deals posted to suddenly go into voluntary administration but that’s just what happened to Dick Smith. Since we started collecting stats, Dick Smith has  either been #1 or #2 in the number of deals posted. As of January 25, only 21 deals have been posted putting the retailer on track for 417 deals for 2016, a drop of around 70%. Watch this space.

We have 4 newcomers to the top 25 with IWantThatFlight, Groupon, Telstra and DeliveryHero making the list. Most flight deals seem to do well on OzBargain so no surprise to see the cheap flight finding website IWTF on the list.

deliveryherochart

DeliveryHero has been offering high value coupons allowing OzBargainers to get cheap delivered meals.  The above chart shows the DH deals between March and May where the discount offered somewhat correlates to the votes received.

Groupon offered a number of discounted gift card deals for stores such as Big W and Masters. Fortunately, they didn’t offer any Dick Smith gift cards.

Last year we noted the falling currency knocked Amazon UK off the list. With the falling US dollar, Amazon US deals have now dropped 6 places. With no improvement in currency forecasted, the number of Amazon deals will likely continue to drop.

 

Front Page deals (2016 vs 2015)

 

Store Front Page Deals Rank vs. 2014
Dick Smith 372
Woolworths 254 Green_Arrow_Up.svg2
iTunes/iOS app deals 206 Green_Arrow_Up.svg2
Target 190 Green_Arrow_Up.svg4
Coles 169 Green_Arrow_Up.svg1
Harvey Norman 165 Green_Arrow_Up.svg4
Big W 162  Green_Arrow_Up.svg5
Amazon.com 157  Red_Arrow_Down.svg6
JB Hi-Fi 154
Officeworks 154 Green_Arrow_Up.svg9
Google Play Store 144 Green_Arrow_Up.svg4
Shopping Express 114 Green_Arrow_Up.svg5
The Good Guys 109 Red_Arrow_Down.svg2
I Want That Flight 95 Green_Arrow_Up.svg141
Dan Murphy’s 87 Green_Arrow_Up.svg1
Masters 83 Green_Arrow_Up.svg8
Dominos 77 Red_Arrow_Down.svg3
Kindle Books 76 Red_Arrow_Down.svg15
Myer 69 Red_Arrow_Down.svg1
DeliveryHero 68-20 Green_Arrow_Up.svg118
Kmart 68 Green_Arrow_Up.svg4
Catch of the Day 64 Red_Arrow_Down.svg9
Udemy 61 Red_Arrow_Down.svg16
Groupon 55 Green_Arrow_Up.svg28
Telstra 53 Green_Arrow_Up.svg19

 

Deals

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 Year Deals not reaching Front Page Front Page Deals Vote Average
2011 11590 3641 16
2012 15148 3851 16.31
2013 21043 5084 17.63
2014 22975 5989 20.94
2015 21498 7085 24.66

 

Stores ranked by # of deals posted

Store 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Dick Smith 221 395 564 927 1212 1415
Woolworths 107 164 259 465 630 671
Target 65 123 132 452 440 600
Harvey Norman 107 248 330 506 464 550
Amazon.com 19 151 550 800 887 526
Big W 123 425 390 416 413 516
JB Hi-Fi 161 269 371 462 496 515
iTunes.apple.com 105 377 626 598 553 480
Coles 154 211 224 407 502 416
The Good Guys 32 77 140 233 359 411
Officeworks 124 206 194 377 248 386

 

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Notes: Amazon.com was split into Kindle book deals and Amazon.com deals in 2013. eBay is excluded due to many deals that were from retailer’s eBay stores (e.g. Dick Smith, The Good Guys).

Where did the popular retailers come from?

Australian stores slightly rebounded with a 2% increase. China including Hong Kong increased yet again while the US & UK dropped. The UAE made its debut on the list with Emirates & Etihad both offering flight deals.

Country 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
AUS 155 (82.4%) 168 (78.1%) 187 (74.5%) 179 (70.45%) 184 (72.44%)
US 16 23 31 45 36
UK 10 11 15 9 8
HK 3 3 5 4 3
China 2 4 1 5 8
France 0 1 0 0 2
Italy 0 1 0 1 0
New Zealand 0 1 1 1 1
Cypress 1 1 1 1 1
Sweden 1 1 1 0 0
Ireland 0 1 0 0 0
Malaysia 0 0 2 1 1
Netherlands 0 0 1 0 0
Singapore 0 0 2 2 1
Austria 0 0 1 0 0
Brasil 0 0 2 0 1
Canada 0 0 1 0 0
Philippines 0 0 0 1 1
Romania 0 0 0 2 1
Germany 0 0 0 1 1
Israel 0 0 0 1 1
Japan 0 0 0 1 1
UAE 0 0 0 0 3

Data consists of the top 250 stores ranked by # of front page deals.

Deals by Country: Retailers that made the front page (Top 250) in 2015

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Deals by Country: Retailers that made the front page (Top 250) in 2014

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Deals by Country: Retailers that made the front page (Top 250) in 2013

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Deals by Country: Retailers that made the front page (Top 250) in 2012

Deals that made the front page by country in 2012.

Deals by Country: Retailers that made the front page (Top 250) in 2011

Deals that made the front page by country.

Maps created using Gunmap.

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Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
eBay 15% off Sitewide (Minimum Spend $150) 1752 17162 mrbillions 2015-12-29
eBay 20% off at 17 Retailers (7am 26th June – 29th June) 1508 22909 DisabledUser158219 2015-06-23
eBay 15% off Sitewide Offer (Min Spend $50, Max Discount $100) 1467 14473 mrbillions 2015-09-27
SanDisk 8GB Extreme PRO MicroSD $8.95 Delivered @ PC Byte (Save $16) 1027 3776 tightarse 2015-06-17
eBay 20% off Participating Stores for Father’s Day [MAX $300 Discount] 931 22693 RyanMK 2015-08-24
Google Chromecast $24.50 @ Officeworks 902 13089 fergo747 2015-07-16
eBay Click & Collect at Woolworths/Big W, Spend $100 Get $50 Voucher /Spend $200 Get $100 Voucher (Excludes SA/WA) 883 16033 mikec 2015-10-19
Dick Smith: “Almost Everything on Sale” – MEGA LIST – 3181 Items 817 26385 snoo 2015-05-26
(AmEx) Spend $30 or More at Woolworths and Get $10 Back 767 13283 brongz 2015-06-02
[SYD/MELB/TAS] Spend $100 at eBay (Collect at Woolworths or BigW Store) & Get a $50 eBay Voucher 762 15141 Vitalic 2015-07-25

Most Clicked Deals

Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
Target Gaming Clearance: Xbox One Console & FIFA 15 $299 + Games for All Platforms 342 35973 boratsagdiyev 2015-09-08
DickSmith ‘Mammoth’ Sale: 60-70% off Audio, 30-70% off Blu-Ray Players & PVR, up to 80% off Security 312 28234 Spackbace 2015-12-02
Dick Smith: “Almost Everything on Sale” – MEGA LIST – 3181 Items 817 26385 snoo 2015-05-26
Hungry Jacks Vouchers Valid until 7 Jul 2015 117 25798 jouspty 2015-05-20
JB Hi-Fi Online Warehouse Clearance Sale 48 25644 agup61 2015-11-17
Hungry Jack’s Coupons Valid to January 2016 (National) 156 23338 tightarse 2015-10-12
25% off Target eBay Store 560 23126 boratsagdiyev 2015-10-27
eBay 20% off at 17 Retailers (7am 26th June – 29th June) 1508 22909 DisabledUser158219 2015-06-23
eBay 20% off Participating Stores for Father’s Day [MAX $300 Discount] 931 22693 RyanMK 2015-08-24
Bupa Sunglasses Sale: Ray-Ban Justin $48.00 Free Shipping (RRP $160) + More 332 22411 bloom 2015-12-30

Fastest Deals to the Front Page

Deal Votes User Posted Mins to Front
eBay 20% off at 17 Retailers (7am 26th June – 29th June) 1508 DisabledUser158219 2015-06-23 4.12
eBay Christmas Special 10% off Almost Everything, Min Spend $100 564 sus888 2015-12-11 4.50
eBay – 20% off on Select Retailers – MAX Discount $1000 Per Txn (Excl. Postage) – 5 Txn Pp 730 pandaaram 2015-11-09 4.72
eBay 15% off Sitewide (Minimum Spend $150) 1752 mrbillions 2015-12-29 4.83
Delivery Hero $14 off $20 Spend (App Only) 247 tightarse 2015-05-12 4.87
eBay 3% Cashback (from 2.5%) @ Cashrewards 292 easternculture 2015-11-27 5.18
Google Chromecast $24.50 @ Officeworks 902 fergo747 2015-07-16 5.22
Merry Christmas from Cashrewards: 5.0% Cashback @ eBay Aus Sitewide (Our Highest Ever Rate) 618 tightarse 2015-12-18 5.68
Spend $100 at Selected eBay Stores to Receive a $50 eBay Voucher 743 CrazyMexican 2015-09-17 5.82
Delivery Hero $14 off, Minimum $20 (Mobile App Required) 254 clarky 2015-05-13 6.38

Fastest Deals to 100 votes

Deal Votes User Posted Mins to +100
Google Chromecast $24.50 @ Officeworks 902 fergo747 2015-07-16 16.03
Merry Christmas from Cashrewards: 5.0% Cashback @ eBay Aus Sitewide (Our Highest Ever Rate) 618 tightarse 2015-12-18 20.78
eBay – 20% off on Select Retailers – MAX Discount $1000 Per Txn (Excl. Postage) – 5 Txn Pp 730 pandaaram 2015-11-09 24.62
Dick Smith: “Almost Everything on Sale” – MEGA LIST – 3181 Items 817 snoo 2015-05-26 25.45
eBay Christmas Special 10% off Almost Everything, Min Spend $100 564 sus888 2015-12-11 26.52
eBay 15% off Sitewide (Minimum Spend $150) 1752 mrbillions 2015-12-29 27.55
Woolworths $100 Wish eGift Card for $70 at Scoopon with Visa Checkout 437 vegimate 2015-12-25 29.82
eBay 20% off at 17 Retailers (7am 26th June – 29th June) 1508 DisabledUser158219 2015-06-23 30.17
25% off Target eBay Store 560 boratsagdiyev 2015-10-27 32.03
SanDisk 8GB Extreme PRO MicroSD $8.95 Delivered @ PC Byte (Save $16) 1027 tightarse 2015-06-17 33.30

Most popular deals by category

Category Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
Automotive Secure Parking: $2 Evening or Weekend Parking 343 7445 Knightelf 2015-10-27
Books & Magazines A Game of Thrones / A Song of Ice & Fire Boxed Set $12 Delivered from TheNile 367 6186 scotty 2015-12-30
Business & Office FREE Two-Year Regus Businessworld Gold Membership ($700 Value) – Business Lounges Worldwide 620 18288 tonester 2015-05-15
Computing SanDisk 8GB Extreme PRO MicroSD $8.95 Delivered @ PC Byte (Save $16) 1027 3776 tightarse 2015-06-17
Education Free Photography Course – Fundamentals of Photography 2014 with John Greengo (RRP – $US179) 303 8636 AB-OzB 2015-12-02
Electrical & Electronics eBay 20% off at 17 Retailers (7am 26th June – 29th June) 1508 22909 DisabledUser158219 2015-06-23
Entertainment 3 Albums Free on Google Play – Michael Jackson, Calvin Harris, Justin Timberlake 704 4307 mitim6 2015-04-24
Fashion & Apparel FREE DuraHook Coat Hook 513 12772 Kallo 2015-03-30
Financial AmEx New Statement Credits – David Jones, Harvey Norman, 7-Eleven, McDonald’s, Liquorland & More 680 4725 Fishy 2015-05-05
Food & Grocery (AmEx) Spend $30 or More at Woolworths and Get $10 Back 767 13283 brongz 2015-06-02
Gaming God of War 3 PS3 for $1 + Other PS3/Xbox 360 Games for $1 at JB Hi-Fi (Online Only) 562 8774 Oztangsta 2015-12-07
Health & Beauty 90% off Quilton 3- or 4-Ply Toilet Tissue 38x8pk $25.78 ($0.08/Roll) @ Woolworths [EDR Req’d] 533 13899 tonester 2015-04-29
Home & Garden 70+ Items Sewing Kit $1.72 Delivered @ Staples 386 10065 monty.melb 2015-07-22
Internet FREE Permanent 2GB for Google Drive 507 11468 ozhunter 2015-02-11
Mobile [NEW ACCOUNTS] Free Premium Tempered Glass Screen Protector for iPhone 5/5s/5c/6/6s/6+/6s+ Galaxy S6/S6 Edge from Zapals 532 13528 uwishbillyfish 2015-11-24
Other eBay 15% off Sitewide (Minimum Spend $150) 1752 17163 mrbillions 2015-12-29
Pets Advance Pet Food – Two Free Samples 198 5567 nismo 2015-07-07
Sports & Outdoors FREE Kathmandu Summit Club Membership (Worth $10) Plus 40% off for Members 536 12677 TheAviator1992 2015-05-19
Toys & Kids Target Big Toy Sale: PS4 Bundle $419, PS3 $219, Xbox One Bundle $499, Nintendo 3DS XL + 3 Games $179 [Online 17/7, Instore 22/7] 182 13108 monty.melb 2015-07-12
Travel [Qantas Frequent Flyer Members] Free Evening and Weekend Parking @ Secure Parking 593 14939 downero 2015-08-13

Most clicked deal that didn’t reach front page

Costco Catalogue 3 July – 18 July 2015 (Membership Required) (7946 clicks)

Most neg’d deal

China $649 for a Deposit of 17-Day Tour, Return Airfares, Accommodation & River Cruise @ Travel Asia via Groupon (-16 votes)

Most commented deal

Free AFL Live Pass Subscription – First 10,000 Complete Classic League Commissioners (7571 comments)

 

Store with the highest pageviews

Store Pageviews
Dominos 838,879
Woolworths 227,819
Hungry Jacks 137,185
Dick Smith 120,331
Pizza Hut 118,255
Uber 111,571
DeliveryHero 88,411
Virgin Australia 79,438
CatchoftheDay 71,197
Udemy 68,491

Deal with the highest pageviews

Store Pageviews
eBay 20% off at 17 Retailers (7am 26th June – 29th June) 283,581
Dick Smith Clearance Day 2: TVs, Tablets, Smartphones, PCs, Printers, Apple, DECT 275,826
DickSmith ‘Mammoth’ Sale: 60-70% off Audio, 30-70% off Blu-Ray Players & PVR, up to 80% off Security 252,552
eBay 15% off Sitewide (Minimum Spend $150) 225,116
20% off Tech at Selected Retailers @ eBay 173,674
eBay 20% off Participating Stores for Father’s Day [MAX $300 Discount] 166,548
eBay 15% off Sitewide Offer (Min Spend $50, Max Discount $100) 158,593
Dick Smith Clearance: Nikon D3200 Body & Twin Lens Kit $248, Canon 700D Body & Twin Lens Kit $299 (after $100 Cashback) + More 140,206
$3 Xbox One Games, Pokemon X or Y 2DS Console Bundle $50 @ Big W 131,282
[SYD/MELB/TAS] Spend $100 at eBay (Collect at Woolworths or BigW Store) & Get a $50 eBay Voucher 130,923

 

Competitions

 

Deal Votes Clicks Entered User Posted
Win 1 (or More) of 3300 Prizes from $5 to $30,000 @ PayPal 157 5149 252 tightarse 2015-05-04
Win 1 of 4,000 Uniqlo AIRism Products – Collect Prize In-Store (VIC/NSW) 85 1842 85 bluedufflecoat 2015-11-11
Win Various Daily Instant Prizes with Maccas Daily Prize Alarm (iOS/Android App) 85 1030 99 Spackbace 2015-12-04
Win 1 of 100,960 Prizes Instantly (Food, Vouchers, Movie Tickets, Gift Cards, Holidays, Radio Host Experience) from McDonald’s 84 4971 167 JSQUARED 2015-07-22
Win Gift Cards, Samsung Galaxy Tablets + More Worth over $95,000 [Instant Win] [NSW, VIC, QLD, WA] 80 4976 142 Katie2014 2015-11-24
Win an Odyssey VTi-L + $15,000 Cash or HR-V VTi-S + Jazz VTi-S + $10,000 Cash or $45,000 Cash from Honda 66 2247 203 JSQUARED 2015-12-20
Win a Trip for 2 to Europe + $10,000 or 1 of 6 $1000 Expedia Vouchers 61 2468 174 hamza23 2015-05-16
Win $5000 Cash, or 1 of 50x Dip Packs Worth $60 from Black Swan Dips 60 1786 200 Spackbace 2015-10-16
Win a Mazda CX-5 Car (Valued at $53,059) from Opera Australia 59 3357 239 hamza23 2015-10-03
Win a Mitsubishi Triton Exceed Worth $55,000 58 1802 143 Spackbace 2015-11-04

Most Clicked Competitions

Deal Votes Clicks Entered User Posted
Win a Hyundai Santa Fe (Valued at $53,240) from Yahoo 7/MKR 38 5154 113 hamza23 2015-02-05
Win 1 (or More) of 3300 Prizes from $5 to $30,000 @ PayPal 157 5149 252 tightarse 2015-05-04
Win Gift Cards, Samsung Galaxy Tablets + More Worth over $95,000 [Instant Win] [NSW, VIC, QLD, WA] 80 4976 142 Katie2014 2015-11-24
Win 1 of 100,960 Prizes Instantly (Food, Vouchers, Movie Tickets, Gift Cards, Holidays, Radio Host Experience) from McDonald’s 84 4971 167 JSQUARED 2015-07-22
Win a Holiday Home Worth over $800,000 (+Minor Prizes) – Watch “House Rules” or Go to Woolworths 8 4512 35 Spackbace 2015-04-08
Win a Suzuki Swift Sport Car (Valued at $21,000) from 9 Jumpin 44 3900 126 hamza23 2015-02-17
Big W My Voice Survey – Win 1 of 10 $100 WISH Gift Cards Monthly until July 2016. Purchase Req 2 3732 7 kasumi 2015-12-08
Win 1 of 7 Overseas Holidays from Kia and Channel 7 Worth a Total of $122,000.00 47 3524 132 Katie2014 2015-12-31
Win a Mazda CX-5 Car (Valued at $53,059) from Opera Australia 59 3357 239 hamza23 2015-10-03
Win 1 of 200 $40 Event/Village Cinemas Gift Cards (Instantly) or 1 of 5 $1000 Westfield Gift Cards (2nd Chance Draw) from Foxtel 54 3353 184 JSQUARED 2015-07-10

Competition Pageviews: 2,552,877
Comps Posted: 3406 | 2014: 2100
Comps Won: 1768

Biggest Competition Win:

Samsung Series 9 65 inch JS9000 4K SUHD TV (worth $6,999.00)

Forums

 

Most Popular Forum Threads (pageviews)

Store Pageviews
Dick Smith Clearance Purchases List- Update Items List Only 68,621
TVpad Users – Court Rules Against Company – The Company Is Gone 58,570
A Company Using My House as a Display Picture on The Box without My Consent 50,978
[AMA] I’m an Ex Dick Smith Store Manager – Ask Me Anything 42,723
Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals in Australia 2015 41,181
60k a year or less, What Do You Go without? 40,984
What’s the dumbest thing that way too many people spend way too much money on? 40,827
FREE: Watch Chinese Live TV, Dramas, Movies, News, Music on iPad/iPhone with Channel iOS App 40,278
Zuccala Homes – Big Problem with Shoddy Brickwork & Need Help 36,121
[Vic] Receive a Caution If You Have Received a Fine for Speeding 10kms over The Limit or Less 33,859

 

Users & Comments

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2015 vs. 2014: Published: 860,545 Green_Arrow_Up.svg19.8% | Removed: 9,590 1.11% (2014: 1.11%)

 

Most Comments by a User

User Comments Avg Vote +5’s +15’s -5’s -15’s
jv 7701 0.45 626 100 482 81
Spackbace 5323 1.33 397 60 21 3
Oversimplified 3664 0.93 154 24 2 0
tightarse 3532 1.54 286 62 16 3
easternculture 3257 0.84 213 29 76 18
scrimshaw 3175 1.94 341 63 1 0
PVA 3149 0.73 104 15 4 0
Infidel 2653 0.58 54 3 5 0
tuzii 2631 0.39 176 26 149 33
nocure 2580 1.52 226 47 30 5

Top 10 Positively voted comments

Comment Votes User Posted
Since the government gives 278 maolin95 2015-05-03
Beard oil Ebay 271 pointless comment 2015-10-06
Do I tip? Let me check where 267 fruit 2015-09-03
@Spackbace: we pay 4 times 251 spiderman3fan 2015-07-29
Jesus, plus one for effort 197 Moondog 2015-05-26
I’m sorry to hear you lost 196 mskeggs 2015-01-21
Congrats! So to 188 ChillBro 2015-10-29
We tried to imagine what 170 bargainaus 2015-09-24
Sorry. I should have made 169 illumination 2015-05-10
Sorry but thats just a crap 151 Mikinoz 2015-05-22

Top 10 Negatively voted comments

Comment Votes User Posted
From here on in on this -139 pointless comment 2015-12-21
thats the problem with most -136 eXtremist 2015-07-16
If you have good enough job -131 nocure 2015-09-03
@spiderman3fan: I don’t -113 Spackbace 2015-07-29
AirAsia Not worth the -112 jv 2015-03-12
Nice try. But a real -112 Orpheus 2015-11-30
Anyone from any nations can -111 Rosegum 2015-08-24
Good deal for impressionable -100 jv 2015-04-21
Don’t really care because my -98 DarkOz 2015-10-21
It’s not spam, it’s an eye -90 n3wb 2015-05-03

Top 10 controversial comments

Comment +1’s -1’s
Bicyclists vs. Drivers 30 29
Divided on Road Rules 27 27
Not everyone has an AMEX 25 25
Junior Role Discriminatory? 24 23
Bicyclists vs. Pedestrians 23 22
FGM 22 21
Tony Abbott is a Rhodes Scholar 22 24
Angry at JV 21 20
Caged Eggs 20 20
Confusing comment about being confused. 20 20

Comments with a net vote between 2 and -2 where the comment has 6 or more positive votes.

Top 10 VERY controversial comments

Comment +1’s -1’s
Not everyone has an Amex, again 86 81
Benefits for citizens vs. permanent residents 62 54
FGM 42 34
Soccer players good at falling 40 48
International Students 39 35
It’s a choice to be a parent (and make a personal attack) 38 32
Apple resale value 36 29
Angry about a tree 34 39
Stolen iPhones shouldn’t be a priority police matter 31 34
Bicyclists vs. Drivers 30 29

Comments with a net vote of + or – 20% with positive vote count of 10 or more.

Most Deals Posted by Users

User Deals Avg Vote
TRENT86 1007 38.77
tightarse 815 109.72
easternculture 457 38.63
tonester 325 20.74
Spackbace 312 29.87
altomic 296 12.02
scotty 191 21.67
monty.melb 163 24.53
kaneissik 143 31.48
SavatteDodo 128 19.64

Most Deals Posted by New Users

User Deals Avg Vote
Jimmy007 179 17.76
lyl 145 31.31
ykwon10 78 19.50
deathwarrior 47 26.62
WestSide 43 20.95
sellingoutsoon 39 27.92
agentsabet 31 19.26
M911 28 11.46
Ametric 25 23.08
cymon 25 17.84

Most Competitions Posted by Users

User Comps
JSQUARED 445
neil 417
nmat 392
hamza23 336
Katie2014 315
altomic 310
Spackbace 216
dd721411 166
donga100 36
divergent 31

Most Front-Page Deals posted by a User

User Deals Avg Vote
tightarse 772 115.03
TRENT86 493 67.19
easternculture 217 70.46
Spackbace 95 77.56
IWantThatFlight 80 57.42
tonester 56 84.59
scotty 47 62.26
kaneissik 45 78.96
monty.melb 39 69.74
MyGroceries.com.au 35 62.00

Most Front-Page Deals posted by a rep

User Deals Avg Vote Comments Comments (Not OP)
IWantThatFlight 80 57.42 531 53
MyGroceries.com.au 35 62.00 59 3
Clear 24 61.62 2438 1383
ShoppingExpress 17 70.06 534 289
mushtato 16 76.31 688 215
sellingoutsoon 14 57.43 859 124
erroorfree 11 58.18 139 11
GeronimoJerky 10 82.00 97 2
HunterOfBargains20 9 51.00 369 185
Star Jewels 9 66.33 491 113

 

Most Edits by Power Users

User Edits Uniques
Lukian 1110 1074
Spackbace 577 530
tonester 439 388
Baysew 411 409
TRENT86 226 212
Steptoe 207 193
IceCreamBandit 160 157
BarginHunter 154 152
arend 143 139
Make it so 91 85

Moderation Stats

Reports from users: 24,414 (2014: 20,951). Average 1 report every 21 minutes.

Deals Removed/Published: 4,514 (13.63%) /28,583  | (2014: 4,258 (12.82%)/28,936) — Forum Posts Removed: 47 (1138 published)

  • Reasons:
    • Duplicate – 1937 (2014: 1936)
    • Sockpuppeting – 293 (2014: 352)
    • Requested by OP – 378 (2014: 455)
    • SPAM – 368 (2014: 481)
    • Targeted Offer – 255 (2014: 163)
    • Insufficient Quantity – 192 (2014: 77)
    • No Bargains Listed – 157
    • Referral SPAM – 170 (2014: 58)
    • Combine Posts – 90 (2014: 46)
    • Expired on Posting – 53 (2014: 38)
    • Not Available to Australia – 83 (2014: 121)
    • Banned Item – 48 (2014: 50)
    • Everything else – 490

Other Stats

Top 5 most popular wiki pages by traffic (in pageviews)

  1. List of Birthday Deals/Freebies – 102,967
  2. List of Cheap Chinese Online Buying sites – 56,505
  3. ING Direct Referral Links – 37,618
  4. me Bank Referrals – 32,598
  5. Telstra Prepaid Starter Kit Guide – 22,056

Top 10 most subscribed to stores

Store # of subscribers
I Want That Flight 463
DeliveryHero 300
Specsavers 158
Pinchme 135
Selling Out Soon 131
Dick Smith 119
Coke Rewards 109
Woolworths 100
American Express 90
Shopping Express 85

Top 10 Search Alerts

query count
eneloop 154
ps4 113
dyson 112
lego 107
specsavers 94
Xbox One 85
sonos 82
chromecast 68
wii u 64
udemy 61

Pageviews: 300,319,957 ( Green_Arrow_Up.svg 19.86% )

Sessions: 96,134,574 ( Green_Arrow_Up.svg20%)

Browsers: Chrome: 54.35% ( Green_Arrow_Up.svg5.2%) , Safari 24.64% ( Green_Arrow_Up.svg2.4%), Firefox 10.97% ( Red_Arrow_Down.svg3.2%), Internet Explorer 8.68% ( Red_Arrow_Down.svg2.8%), Android Browser 1.46% (Red_Arrow_Down.svg2.1%)

Top Referral Traffic (Sessions): Whirlpool 1,446,392 Facebook 1,268,077, Oursteps 455,737,  Twitter 423,339, Feedly 367,797,

Freebies posted: 2641  (2014: 3,246)

New Users: 25,673  (2014: 21,655) Total: 137,199

 

For more stats, see the wiki.

You Can Use Dan Murphy’s Gift Cards at Woolworths

neil on 22/09/2015 at 4:48 pm, filed under OzBargain

Recently, there was an American Express cashback deal, where for every $100 spent at Dan Murphy’s, AMEX would give you a $15 credit. These cashback deals are a great way to buy gift cards but what’s the point of buying a Dan Murphy’s gift card?

The answer is, despite saying it is a Dan Murphy’s Gift Card, you can use the card at Woolworths, Big W, Caltex Woolworths, Masters, BWS, Cellarmasters or Thomas Dux. The branded gift card is actually a Wish Gift Card in disguise.

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The red arrow reveals the card’s hidden secret:

You may use this Gift Card to purchase goods and services from participating stores listed at everydaygiftcards.com.au. These stores may change from time to time.

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Just swipe the card at the checkout and key in the pin. It works just like any other card.

 

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For further confirmation, see this comment, this one, or this.

Our 2 Most Viral Facebook Photos

neil on 31/08/2015 at 3:43 pm, filed under OzBargain

Facebook can be a bit of a mystery sometimes. You can post the most insightful and intelligent photos or posts on the social platform but receive very little interest. However, post a funny photo and it goes viral. Strangely enough, the two most viral photos from our Facebook page are both EB Games related.


 

#1 (609 Likes, 58 Comments, 30 Shares)

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For the first time in a decade, EB Games isn’t having a sale.Via reddit (http://redd.it/2cy2y2)

Posted by OzBargain on Thursday, August 7, 2014

 

 

#2 (400 Likes, 46 comments, 21 Shares)

ebgamesforblog

“Not even close, Dick Smith. You amateurs”. – EB Games Australia Via https://redd.it/3i2qcn

Posted by OzBargain on Monday, August 24, 2015

Geotargeting: How Your IP Address Can Cost You Double The Price

neil on 19/08/2015 at 12:00 pm, filed under OzBargain

As you may know, OzBargain has a sister site for New Zealand called ChoiceCheapies. As the site is still fairly young, I read the local newspapers to see if I can find any deals worth posting to the site. Last night I spotted this ad in The Dominion Post:

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However, when I went to KiwiRail’s website, I couldn’t find any mention of the sale and after plugging in a few dates I continued to get the same result of $239:

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However, when I asked our New Zealand staff to try it out, they came up with $99 as their cheapest fare. So what’s going? I switched on Hola (a VPN) and selected a New Zealand IP address. Low and behold, I get a $99 fare:

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It looks like KiwiRail is using some kind of geotargeting on their website to only offer discounted fares to those residing in New Zealand. However, for non-local users,  local users who are using a VPN, or those who have incorrectly identified IP addresses (e.g. multinational corporate offices), you may be paying more than double for the same train ride.

Next time you make a purchase from overseas, especially if it is travel related, try changing your country via Hola or a similar service, to that host’s country to see if you can score cheaper deals. Don’t be taken on a ride especially an expensive one!

NOTE:

Just a reminder that Hola has security risks and it is recommended not to use it.

ToiletPaperGate 2015

neil on 12/05/2015 at 2:50 pm, filed under OzBargain

Woolworths sometimes offers coupon codes to use to obtain discounts on their website. The best ways of using these codes is to stack them with other codes. Quilton Toilet Paper was on sale at the last week of April. By utilizing a number of different coupon codes together, users were able to get it down to $.34/roll and at one point down to $.08/roll. Unfortunately, at $.08 per roll, Woolworth decided to cancel the orders but many were successful as seen by the pictures below.

90% off Quilton 3- or 4-Ply Toilet Tissue 38x8pk $25.78 ($0.08/Roll) @ Woolworths [EDR Req’d]

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How to get the cheapest Netflix plans: Netflix prices by region

neil on 02/04/2015 at 1:18 pm, filed under OzBargain

With the long Easter weekend coming up, this is a chance for many Australians to trial out Netflix. The movie streaming service recently launched in Australia to much fanfare.  However, while the Australian prices for Netflix are reasonable, they are not as good as other Netflix regions.

For years, Australians have been accessing Netflix via DNS Changers, Proxies or VPNs. There is no need to use these anymore if you are happy with the 1,156 Netflix titles served to Australia. The IP address you use to access Netflix  determines which region you are in. Have a US IP? You will have access to 7,387 titles. Have a UK IP? You will have access to 3,318 titles. Canada? 3,945. Many movies are available on 1 region and not on any others. You can sign up to Netflix via any region so why not sign up to the one that’s the cheapest?

Country Basic ($AU) Standard ($AU) Premium ($AU)
Argentina $7.99 ($10.48) $8.99 ($11.80) $11.99 ($15.73)
Australia $8.99 ($8.99) $11.99 ($11.99) $14.99 ($14.99)
Austria €7.99 ($11.32) €8.99 ($12.73) €11.99 ($16.98)
Belgium €7.99 ($11.32) €8.99 ($12.73) €11.99 ($16.98)
Brazil R$17.9 ($7.27) R$19.9 ($8.09) R$26.9 ($10.93)
Canada $7.99 ($8.25) $8.99 ($9.28) $11.99 ($12.38)
Chile $3790 ($7.93) $4290 ($8.98) $5690 ($11.91)
Colombia $14000 ($7.13) $15700 ($8.00) $21000 ($10.70)
Costa Rica $7.99 ($10.48) $8.99 ($11.80) $11.99 ($15.73)
Denmark 69kr. ($13.08) 79kr. ($14.98) 109kr. ($20.67)
Finland €7.99 ($11.32) €8.99 ($12.73) €11.99 ($16.98)
France €7.99 ($11.32) €8.99 ($12.73) €11.99 ($16.98)
Germany €7.99 ($11.32) €8.99 ($12.73) €11.99 ($16.98)
Ireland €7.99 ($11.32) €8.99 ($12.73) €11.99 ($16.98)
Luxemborg €7.99 ($11.32) €8.99 ($12.73) €11.99 ($16.98)
Mexico $89 ($7.64) $109 ($9.36) $149 ($12.80)
Netherlands €7.99 ($11.32) €8.99 ($12.73) €11.99 ($16.98)
New Zealand $9.99 ($9.80) $12.99 ($12.75) $15.99 ($15.69)
Norway 79kr ($12.88) 89kr ($14.51) 109kr ($17.77)
Panama $7.99 ($10.48) $8.99 ($11.80) $11.99 ($15.73)
Sweden 78kr ($11.86) 89kr ($13.54) 119kr ($18.10)
Switzerland 11.9chf ($16.10) 12.9chf ($17.45) 17.9chf ($24.22)
United Kingdom £5.99 ($11.61) £6.99 ($13.55) £8.99 ($17.43)
United States $7.99 ($10.48) $8.99 ($11.80) $11.99 ($15.73)

*Prices & currency conversions correct as of April 2, 2015.

A 12 month subscription to Netflix Australia will cost you $107.88 for the basic, $143.88 for the Standard and $179.88 for the Premium plan. By signing up for a plan via Colombia, the basic costs $85.56, $96 for the Standard, and $128.40 for the Premium plan thus saving you $22.32, $47.88 and $51.48 per year.

Once you sign up to Netflix Colombia, there is nothing further you need to do. Once you access the service without the use of a VPN or DNS changer, it will automatically assign you the Australian region.  You can change your IP address to a Colombian IP for free using a free proxy.

However, subscribing to a DNS changer such as Getflix allows you access 20 different Netflix regions. These services also allow you to access sites that are georestricted to the US such as Hulu.

Netflix Around The World (Check which titles are available on which region)

How to sign up

1a. Colombia: Go to this Colombian proxy list. Enter the proxy details in your browser.

1b.  Brazil: Do the above or go to Getflix and change your Netflix region to Brazil.

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2. Sign up to Netflix Colombia / Brazil.

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Remember you will be paying monthly in the Colombian Peso or Brazilian Real. If you ever want to switch to Australian billing (to pay in Australian dollars), you can do so by contacting Netflix.

 

Update 31/8: It appears Colombian Netflix is now restricting their service to local credit cards so you’ll have to sign up via Brazil to get the cheapest price. Brazilian prices have gone up to 19.90, 22.90 & 29.90. It works out marginally cheaper (due to current AUD rate) to sign up via Netflix Chile.

OzBargain Zeitgeist 2014 : Top stores, deals and comments

neil on 16/01/2015 at 1:17 pm, filed under OzBargain, Stats

After three years at the top of the list, iTunes store deals have finally been dethroned falling to 4th place. As Android & Windows phones increased their market share, Apple deals have slowly fallen.  Android deals from Google Play deals rose 28 places to take the 15th position on the chart. Amazon Australia experienced the biggest change in ranking moving up 147 places mainly due to free app promotions for Australian users.

2014 also brought a resurgence of classic e-tailer Catch of the Day (up 28 places) and classic retailer Myer (up 24 places). Part of Catch of the Day’s resurgence in the top deals have been their very generous referral system and sitewide coupons. Myer decided that being competitive with their prices, especially in light of Dick Smith selling within David Jones stores, may be a good idea.

Last year’s OzBargain Zeitgeist noted that Amazon UK had dropped 6 places due to the unfavourable currency rate between the Australian dollar and the British pound. The currency rate continues to be dire as we saw Amazon UK drop a further 43 places to become the 60th most popular store. With the tanking US currency, will we see the same drop with Amazon US deals?

Front Page deals (2014 vs 2013)

Store Front Page Deals Rank vs. 2013
Dick Smith 362 Green_Arrow_Up.svg1
Amazon.com 266 Green_Arrow_Up.svg2
Kindle Books 260
Woolworths 229 Green_Arrow_Up.svg1
iTunes/iOS app deals 205 Red_Arrow_Down.svg4
Coles 163 Green_Arrow_Up.svg2
Udemy 127 Green_Arrow_Up.svg5
Target 100 Green_Arrow_Up.svg1
JB Hi-Fi 100 Red_Arrow_Down.svg2
Harvey Norman 92
The Good Guys 87 Green_Arrow_Up.svg6
Big W 86 Red_Arrow_Down.svg6
Catch of the Day 85 Green_Arrow_Up.svg28
Dominos 74
Google Play Store 73 Green_Arrow_Up.svg28
Dan Murphy’s 73 Green_Arrow_Up.svg7
Shopping Express 68 Red_Arrow_Down.svg2
Myer 63 Green_Arrow_Up.svg24
Officeworks 60 Red_Arrow_Down.svg6
Steam 56 Red_Arrow_Down.svg2
Amazon.com.au 54 Green_Arrow_Up.svg147
MSY 52 Green_Arrow_Up.svg2
eBay 44 Green_Arrow_Up.svg2
Masters 38 Green_Arrow_Up.svg6
Kmart 37 Red_Arrow_Down.svg3

 

Deals

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Deals not reaching Front Page Front Page Deals Vote Average
2011 11590 3641 16
2012 15148 3851 16.31
2013 21043 5084 17.63
2014 22975 5989 20.94

 

Stores ranked by # of deals posted

 

Store 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Dick Smith 1386 927 564 395 221
Amazon.com 887 800 550 151 19
Woolworths 630 465 259 164 107
iTunes.apple.com 553 598 626 377 105
Coles 502 407 224 211 154
JB Hi-Fi 496 462 371 269 161
Harvey Norman 464 506 330 248 107
Target 440 452 132 123 65
Big W 413 416 390 425 123
Officeworks 248 377 194 206 124

 

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Notes: Amazon.com was split into Kindle book deals and Amazon.com deals in 2013.

Where did the popular retailers come from?

While the majority of stores that made the front page were Australian, there seems to be a 4% drop year to year.

Country 2014 2013 2012 2011
AUS 179 (70.45%) 187 (74.5%) 168 (78.1%) 155 (82.4%)
US 45 31 23 16
UK 9 15 11 10
HK 4 5 3 3
China 5 1 4 2
France 0 0 1 0
Italy 1 0 1 0
New Zealand 1 1 1 0
Cypress 1 1 1 1
Sweden 0 1 1 1
Ireland 0 0 1 0
Malaysia 1 2 0 0
Netherlands 0 1 0 0
Singapore 2 2 0 0
Austria 0 1 0 0
Brasil 0 2 0 0
Canada 0 1 0 0
Philippines 1 0 0 0
Romania 2 0 0 0
Germany 1 0 0 0
Israel 1 0 0 0
Japan 1 0 0 0

Deals by Country: Retailers that made the front page >2 times in 2014

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Deals by Country: Retailers that made the front page >2 times in 2013

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Deals by Country: Retailers that made the front page >2 times in 2012

Deals that made the front page by country in 2012.

Deals by Country: Retailers that made the front page >2 times in 2011

Deals that made the front page by country.

Maps created using Gunmap.

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eBay, not content with their global dominance over the world decided to give huge discounts on various stores and product categories. The company very literally gave money away throughout 2014.  One entrepreneurial person decided to use eBay’s  50% off BBQ  promotion to make a cool $30,000+ profit except it all went pear shaped with eBay & Appliances Online having to step in to sort out the mess.

Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
EBAY 15% on Any Items on Ebay.com.au (Min. Spend $50/Max. Discount $100) – Sunday 22/6 2441 15946 drb 2014-06-19
FREE: PayPal $5 Credit 2242 35955 tightarse 2014-09-08
eBay.com.au – 15% off Everything Site Wide – 10am Sun 14 Sept 2028 14794 zhenjie 2014-09-10
McDonald’s McFlurry for $1.40 1715 12045 cheezal 2014-01-24
FREE Micro USB to USB Cable or Lightning to USB Cable from Kogan 1200 21456 ahly92 2014-08-19
15% off at Woolworths with $100 Spend (10% for $50- $100 Spend) – 3rd to 6th October 950 22152 CecilTheChair 2014-09-26
Stainless Steel Multi-Function Saber Card USD $0.01 Delivered @ GearBest 938 11588 tightarse 2014-09-29
eBay Big Brand Frenzy – 20% off @Selected Retailers (Dick Smith, Kogan, Dell & More) 29/6 10:01am – 30/6 11:59pm 930 13846 kamoi 2014-06-25
Free Movie Pacific Rim (2013) in Google Play Movies 861 10571 roshanrbb 2014-12-16
Free Tap King Dispenser Unit – Use Voucher in Link 842 31456 rekabkram 2014-07-02

Most Clicked Deals

Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
Hungry Jacks Vouchers – Valid Thru 15 April 2014 218 38247 MrMaestro 2014-01-25
FREE: PayPal $5 Credit 2242 35955 tightarse 2014-09-08
$1 on Selected Slazenger Shorts and T-Shirts (Juniors and Mens) @ Sports Direct 820 34324 James030609 2014-11-22
MYER Friends and Family Sale 50% off- Thursday Only 235 31867 transport 2014-05-27
Free Tap King Dispenser Unit – Use Voucher in Link 842 31456 rekabkram 2014-07-02
Free Intel Galileo Board from Microsoft 661 29540 lukeloop 2014-07-06
Shopping Express – Epic Hour Marathon 29-30 June – Starts 29th June 8pm 246 29130 cniminc 2014-06-27
Hungry Jacks Vouchers – Valid till 12 August 2014 [NSW/VIC/WA/SA] 111 27055 cdhiren 2014-06-01
Hungry Jacks Vouchers – Vaild Thru 20 May 2014 156 26178 Food 2014-04-07
Hungry Jack’s Vouchers – Valid through 17 June 2014 125 25675 scotty 2014-05-06

Fastest Deals to the Front Page

Deal Votes User Posted Mins to Front
eBay.com.au – 15% off Everything Site Wide – 10am Sun 14 Sept 2028 zhenjie 2014-09-10 4.08
Free Shipping* over $30, from Your New Benevolent Overlords @ COTD 458 QQQ – CatchOfTheDay 2014-04-01 5.17
FREE: PINCHme – Beauty Box: New Pantene + Oral-B 3D-White 441 StevenC96 2014-11-05 6.20
FREE Micro USB to USB Cable or Lightning to USB Cable from Kogan 1200 ahly92 2014-08-19 6.67
PINCHme Free Sample – Pantene Pro-V Daily Moisture Renewal Shampoo and Conditioner 121 hamza23 2014-09-01 7.03
Free Tap King Dispenser Unit – Use Voucher in Link 842 rekabkram 2014-07-02 7.15
Samsung EVO 32GB Memory Card $8 FREE SHIPPING – Limit 2 @ Centre Com 114 surat 2014-08-13 8.45
FREE PINCHme Sample: Uncle Toby’s Oat Crisp Cereal 317 hamza23 2014-03-31 8.77
eBay Big Brand Frenzy – 20% off @Selected Retailers (Dick Smith, Kogan, Dell & More) 29/6 10:01am – 30/6 11:59pm 930 kamoi 2014-06-25 9.05
20% off at The Dick Smith Store on eBay 2-6 October 2014 166 star64 2014-10-01 9.15

Fastest Deals to 100 votes

Deal Votes User Posted Mins to +100
eBay.com.au – 15% off Everything Site Wide – 10am Sun 14 Sept 2028 zhenjie 2014-09-10 16.45
Free Tap King Dispenser Unit – Use Voucher in Link 842 rekabkram 2014-07-02 19.72
FREE Micro USB to USB Cable or Lightning to USB Cable from Kogan 1200 ahly92 2014-08-19 22.00
Grill’d Burger 2 for 1 Voucher (Voucher Will Be Sent Via SMS) 713 ciab 2014-09-08 31.53
Eneloop Standard Charger + 16x AA Rouge Battery Pack $20.99 (Plus $4.95 Delivery) = $25.94 @ DSE 409 aaronbaron 2014-03-07 32.50
Get a $10 Dick Smith Giftcard for Only $5 @ DSE [Click Proceed to Check Out to show $5] 242 000lynx 2014-09-29 33.52
Free Shipping* over $30, from Your New Benevolent Overlords @ COTD 458 QQQ – CatchOfTheDay 2014-04-01 34.52
McDonald’s McFlurry for $1.40 1715 cheezal 2014-01-24 37.68
Fast Food Vouchers: Hungry Jacks Cheeseburgers $0.95, McDonald’s Fries & 6 Nuggets $1.00 etc 771 tightarse 2014-07-10 37.90
Stainless Steel Multi-Function Saber Card USD $0.01 Delivered @ GearBest 938 tightarse 2014-09-29 38.80

Most popular deals by category

Category Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
Automotive Free Supercheap Auto Club Plus Membership with $10 Bonus Credit (Save $5) 587 7822 adder 2014-09-04
Books & Magazines Free $40 Gift Card for Rebel Sport with $1 Subscription to Herald Sun (& News Ltd Newspapers) 558 10930 johnno1987 2014-03-01
Business & Office Staples Online Clearance Items 187 5447 John Stone 2014-11-10
Computing Chromecast $39 Delivered from DSE 735 11364 ShamelessBargains 2014-07-11
Education 35 Popular Udemy Courses Worth $3500 for FREE 327 1639 Tgb 2014-07-01
Electrical & Electronics FREE Micro USB to USB Cable or Lightning to USB Cable from Kogan 1200 21456 ahly92 2014-08-19
Entertainment Free Movie Pacific Rim (2013) in Google Play Movies 861 10571 roshanrbb 2014-12-16
Fashion & Apparel $1 on Selected Slazenger Shorts and T-Shirts (Juniors and Mens) @ Sports Direct 820 34324 James030609 2014-11-22
Financial ING $75 Bonus When Deposit $1000 376 10707 huythanhv2 2014-08-21
Food & Grocery McDonald’s McFlurry for $1.40 1715 12045 cheezal 2014-01-24
Gaming Sniper Elite V2 FREE! on Steam for 24 Hours Only! 470 7049 jomari29 2014-06-05
Health & Beauty FREE: PINCHme – Beauty Box: New Pantene + Oral-B 3D-White 441 10176 StevenC96 2014-11-05
Home & Garden 50% off BBQs in BBQ Category on eBay (Sunday – 31/8) 452 8735 CharcoaI 2014-08-28
Internet Amazon.com – Free International Shipping When Paying with AmEx on Orders over USD $100 476 11238 Spackbace 2014-11-20
Mobile -UPDATED – Original Nokia 3310 Unlocked GSM Phone Refurbished US$12.74 Delivered Aliexpress 625 8796 altomic 2014-05-28
Other EBAY 15% on Any Items on Ebay.com.au (Min. Spend $50/Max. Discount $100) – Sunday 22/6 2441 15946 drb 2014-06-19
Pets FREE: Flushable Poop Bags 126 2774 tightarse 2014-10-22
Sports & Outdoors Free Cycling Pack Including a Knog Bike Light – Bicycle Network (New Riders) 377 11640 skimmermilk 2014-06-10
Toys & Kids 20% off Toys at eBay (Incl Games & Consoles) Xbox One 500GB Titanfall $478, PS4 $399.20 580 9348 motor89 2014-07-17
Travel $100 Tiger Air Voucher – 2500 More Various Dates until May 30 (Last 500 Available 12:00:00AM 30/05/14) 395 13475 markis10 2014-04-08
Most clicked deal that didn’t reach front page
AMEX OFFER: Various Credit Back (The Good Guys, iTunes, Dan Murphy’s etc) (9559 clicks)
Most neg’d deal
Vaya Free Sim Delivery and First Month Free (-15 votes)
Most commented deal
EBAY 15% on Any Items on Ebay.com.au (Min. Spend $50/Max. Discount $100) – Sunday 22/6 (2551 comments)

 

Store with the highest pageviews

Store Pageviews
Dominos 545,900
KFC 172,195
Pizza Hut 170,446
Hungry Jacks 122,478
Woolworths 93,773
Dick Smith 90,568
Udemy 66,222
JB Hi-Fi 50,616
CatchoftheDay 50,291
Costco 47,501

Deal with the highest pageviews

Store Pageviews
EBAY 15% on Any Items on Ebay.com.au (Min. Spend $50/Max. Discount $100) – Sunday 22/6 270,591
eBay.com.au – 15% off Everything Site Wide – 10am Sun 14 Sept 233,890
eBay Big Brand Frenzy – 20% off @Selected Retailers (Dick Smith, Kogan, Dell & More) 29/6 10:01am – 30/6 11:59pm 230,949
eBay – 20% off Top Retailers and Big Brands (Nov 30-Dec 2) 214,497
Kogan eBay Deals: iPad Air 16GB $400, Macbook Air $500 iPhone 5S for $549.60 and 5C for $400, Google Nexus 5 $336, LG G2 $328 134,843
20% off Toys at eBay (Incl Games & Consoles) Xbox One 500GB Titanfall $478, PS4 $399.20 122,276
50% off BBQs in BBQ Category on eBay (Sunday – 31/8) 93,413
[Woolworths Online] Spend over $50 to Receive $10 off 84,742
FREE: PayPal $5 Credit 83,567
Free Tap King Dispenser Unit – Use Voucher in Link 83,547

 

 Competitions

 

Deal Votes Clicks Entered User Posted
Win a Domino’s Voucher for a Traditional/Value/Chef’s Best Pizza and 2 Garlic Breads from Tap King (1 in 2 Wins) 132 6080 131 j1mmyj1mmy 2014-11-27
Win a $10/$20 Gift Voucher (for Many Retailers) from Optus 116 4955 100 j1mmyj1mmy 2014-12-11
Win a Million Cents ($10k) from PayPal + Instant Win Prizes 107 7564 160 donga100 2014-10-05
Win over $1.3 Million Worth of Food from McDonalds by Playing The “Drop into Macca’s” iPhone/Android App 94 645 32 itsfree 2014-10-29
Instant Win over 1500 Prizes (Total Prize Pool $74,500) from Tennis Australia 88 8491 132 hamza23 2014-11-11
Instant Win DVDs or Merchandise from BBC 62 3844 92 Spackbace 2014-12-08
OzBargain Turning Lucky 8! Send in Your Happy Birthday Greetings & Win Gift Card Prizes! 53 429 24 scotty 2014-11-10
Woolworths – Pull A Cracker Competition (Instant Win) 50 4036 70 StevenC96 2014-12-09
Win a Skoda Rapid Car Valued at $19,990 from SBS 44 2050 98 hamza23 2014-08-14
Win 1 of 3 Nominated Brand Cars from Guess Who Australia (Guess The Brand To Win) 44 2355 95 j1mmyj1mmy 2014-09-28

 

Most Clicked Competitions

Deal Votes Clicks Entered User Posted
Instant Win over 1500 Prizes (Total Prize Pool $74,500) from Tennis Australia 88 8491 132 hamza23 2014-11-11
Win a Million Cents ($10k) from PayPal + Instant Win Prizes 107 7564 160 donga100 2014-10-05
Win a Domino’s Voucher for a Traditional/Value/Chef’s Best Pizza and 2 Garlic Breads from Tap King (1 in 2 Wins) 132 6080 131 j1mmyj1mmy 2014-11-27
Win a $10/$20 Gift Voucher (for Many Retailers) from Optus 116 4955 100 j1mmyj1mmy 2014-12-11
Woolworths – Pull A Cracker Competition (Instant Win) 50 4036 70 StevenC96 2014-12-09
Instant Win DVDs or Merchandise from BBC 62 3844 92 Spackbace 2014-12-08
Win an 11 Day River Cruise in France Including RT Flights from Getaway/Scenic Tours 19 3819 80 a a a 2014-10-18
Win 1 of 5 Bottles of Jack Daniels Holiday Select Every Day 29 2764 58 Spackbace 2014-12-08
Instant Win Daily: 1 of 18 Lavazza Minù Coffee Machines (Valued @ $100ea) & Go into Draw for Trip to Rome (Valued at $14,416) 29 2671 55 hamza23 2014-11-29
Win 1 of 3 Nominated Brand Cars from Guess Who Australia (Guess The Brand To Win) 44 2355 95 j1mmyj1mmy 2014-09-28

 

Forums

 

Most Popular Forum Threads (pageviews)

Store Pageviews
Boxing Day 2014 Discussion. Catalogues and Advertisements – Link Them Here 78,696
HELP a fellow ozbargainer stuck in Shanghai getting home!!! 55,276
[April Fools] OzBargain acquired and changed to CatchBargain 34,570
iPhone 6’s Bending out of Shape – Serious Hardware Recall Imminent? 33,556
What Is Your Age and Net Worth? 32,636
Fiancé wants me to sign a pre-nup 31,723
I am in a dilemma. Should I ask her to pay up? 30,879
[NSFW] Who Should Be Paying for Condoms? 29,987
eBay Weber BBQ Sales 28,972
Current Lite n’ Easy discount codes 27,117

 

Users & Comments

comments2010-2014

2014 vs. 2013: Published Green_Arrow_Up.svg14.7% | Removed 1.11% (2013: 1.03%)

 

Most Comments by a User

User Comments Avg Vote +5’s +15’s -5’s -15’s
jv 7422 0.62 651 114 421 73
TRENT86 3488 0.48 74 9 16 6
tightarse 3153 1.59 305 59 19 1
scrimshaw 2764 2.02 304 62 3 1
tonester 2637 0.33 17 1 2 0
easternculture 2592 1.26 227 47 68 11
hollykryten 2437 0.24 30 1 32 4
muncan 2123 1.44 178 26 11 0
lostn 1962 0.41 40 4 6 0
altomic 1843 1.30 144 31 14 0

Top 10 Positively voted comments

Comment Votes User Posted
This is a new low. :) 289 tommyc 2014-01-24
Your hypocrisy is 251 cystophora 2014-12-12
Time to find a new guy? That 245 iampoor 2014-12-12
Seems pretty stupid you 242 cypher67 2014-08-07
If you pay me $250, I will 222 thorton82 2014-05-04
Sympathy discount. 213 tsunamisurfer 2014-01-24
i don’t like the new font 209 mattgal 2014-09-05
Seriously a joke of a story. 206 donga100 2014-08-02
I wish eBay was turning 50. 197 dan76n 2014-09-10
It would cost a few billion 196 wonderboy 2014-10-17

Top 10 Negatively voted comments

Comment Votes User Posted
Just because it “supports” -277 The Land of Smeg 2014-12-12
no lol -229 2Krazy 2014-08-07
How about this… I give -199 Amar89 2014-07-10
Not really. There is a -188 The Land of Smeg 2014-12-12
But there’s no need to -165 Amar89 2014-07-10
Really dont need to write a -159 bchliu 2014-05-04
i was interested in the -154 imket 2014-07-10
first of all…i am pro -146 keyur11 2014-09-08
@cystophora: Kmart & Target -131 The Land of Smeg 2014-12-12
http://i.imgur.com/NZdbIkZ.jp -122 dafatha 2014-06-23

Most Deals Posted by Users

User Deals Avg Vote
TRENT86 768 24.27
tightarse 593 100.03
monty.melb 571 22.55
tonester 462 13.87
altomic 372 12.10
theearth 342 27.80
easternculture 294 36.34
scotty 258 14.31
grababargain 231 43.48
webtherapist 179 12.13

Most Deals Posted by New Users

User Deals Avg Vote
whodidthat 63 6.87
AssistedSpy 44 8.00
DAOtmc 44 36.64
my sfc 43 12.95
StevenKing 37 8.68
JasonRio 26 6.92
dead5pur 24 6.50
Travelfactory 24 3.25
BobbyJ 24 11.21
Gibsonluva 23 2.65

Most Competitions Posted by Users

User Comps
neil 540
hamza23 327
k 202
j1mmyj1mmy 200
odyssi 102
nmat 97
Ticketwombat 47
donga100 38
a a a 28
miwtown 28

Most Front-Page Deals posted by a User

User Deals Avg Vote
tightarse 526 110.83
TRENT86 247 55.83
grababargain 150 60.59
monty.melb 134 67.28
easternculture 124 73.88
theearth 124 56.15
WNK 74 73.97
tonester 65 54.09
unity1 49 102.80
scotty 33 58.91

Most Front-Page Deals posted by a rep

User Deals Avg Vote Comments Comments (Not OP)
ShoppingExpress 30 65.73 702 208
MyGroceries.com.au 25 66.00 42 3
Roland Chen 13 86.00 663 67
mikemeelec 13 64.38 396 2
Lee20825 12 163.42 40 0
banggood 11 77.91 82 0
mobileciti 9 65.67 224 0
Leftdrop 8 41.00 162 9
dicksmith 8 127.62 31 23
jackkel 8 81.12 199 17

Most Edits by Power Users

User Edits Uniques
tonester 690 593
Steptoe 398 365
roughana 284 253
zelda707 274 261
fchis 260 212
donga100 252 247
IceCreamBandit 220 213
easternculture 141 130
mattgal 139 130
TRENT86 127 118

 Other Stats

Pageviews: 250,552,543 ( Green_Arrow_Up.svg 19% )

Visitors: 80,089,153 ( Green_Arrow_Up.svg15%)

Browsers: Chrome: 49.06% ( Green_Arrow_Up.svg9%) , Safari 22.23% ( Green_Arrow_Up.svg.58%), Firefox 14.18% ( Red_Arrow_Down.svg3.61%), Internet Explorer 8.68% ( Red_Arrow_Down.svg2.56%), Android Browser 3.57% (Red_Arrow_Down.svg1.9%), Opera .55 ( Red_Arrow_Down.svg.18%)

Top Referral Traffic (Sessions): Whirlpool 1,310,677 Facebook 1,193,942, Twitter 431,093, Feedly 368,972, Oursteps 292,689

Reports from users: 20,951  (2013: 17640). Average 1 report every 25 minutes.

Freebies posted: 3246 (2013: 2510)

New Users: 21655 (2013: 20726) Total:  110999

 

For more stats, see the wiki.

Click Frenzy 2014: Slightly More Deals, Slightly Less Quality

neil on 20/11/2014 at 12:02 pm, filed under Click Frenzy

102936--clickfail-ignites-web-stormClick Frenzy has a love/hate relationship with the bargain hunting community. The popular deals that come out of the event are great but are dominated by an overabundance of unpopular deals.

In terms of OzBargain, we had 53 official Click Frenzy deals posted on OzBargain (up from 45 last year) with 10 of them reaching the front page (>20 votes).  We also had 19 unofficial Frenzy deals posted of which 3 made it to the front page or about 15.7%. Last year, 5 unofficial “Frenzy” deals made it to the front page.

Event 2012 Mother’s Day EOFY Father’s Day 2013 2014
Front Page 4 3 10 8 9 10
All Deals N/A 18 33 23 45 53
% 16.66% 30.30% 34.78% 20.00% 18.90%

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Almost half of the deals that made the front page were from the Microsoft Store.

The rest were from Dick Smith, Samsung, Adidas,  Florsheim, Coles and Target.

It’s a win for everyone. Click Frenzy makes money by signing up retailers to their event, retailers make money from added traffic, and the consumer, if they are a saavy shopper gets some good deals. For OzBargain, not only did the event contribute 13 popular deals but we also managed to reach over 1,000,000 pageviews for the first time on Tuesday.

 

Pageviews for Click Frenzy

OzBargain’s List of 86 Click Frenzy Sales

*Official deal means that it was a deal listed on Click Frenzy’s website. An unofficial deal is not listed on their website in which the retailer refers to a Frenzy deal.

Photos from our ‘OzBargainers In the Wild’ Competiton

neil on 25/07/2014 at 1:44 am, filed under Competition

At the end of the June, we ran a competition with the theme ‘OzBargainers in the Wild’. Here is a selection of some of the great entries.

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Cashback comparison 2014: Starthere vs. Qwibble vs. Shopping VIP vs. Cash Rewards vs. Chill vs. Prplness vs. Lyoness

neil on 10/07/2014 at 3:46 pm, filed under Cashback

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Image Source: Wikipedia

Cashback sites are a great way to make purchases cheaper for consumers. Some websites that you make a purchase from are willing to pay a commission to affiliate networks and other website publishers to gain sales. The idea behind cashback sites is, as a website publisher themselves, they are refunding a portion of the commission they’ve made from the merchants back to the consumer.

We last compared cashback sites in June of 2013. Since that time, Bucksback has shut down its website with no explanation and is not responding to queries.

Two new sites have been offering cashback deals to Australians. Shopping VIP opened in late 2013 with their focus on providing a small number of high quality retailers to their VIPs (aka members). Meanwhile, Lyoness is not a new company but now offers a standalone cashback service for online purchases which differentiates itself from its more controversial “shopping community“.

 

 

Starthere Qwibble ShoppingVIP Cash Rewards Chill Cashback Prplness Lyoness*
Amaysim Unlimited $40.00 $39.00 N/A $24.00 N/A $23.00 N/A
Apple 1.00% N/A 1.50% 2.00% N/A N/A 1.00%
Appliances Online 1.00% 1.60% N/A 2.00% N/A 1.50% N/A
ASOS 3.50% 5.60% N/A 7.00% N/A N/A N/A
Big W 2.00% 3.20% N/A 4.00% 3.20% 3.00% N/A
Bonds 4.50% 7.20% 7.00% 7.20% 7.20% 6.00% 2.00%
Booktopia 3.75% 6.00% 5.50% 7.50% 6%% 3.75% 2.00%
Dan Murphy’s (spirits / wine) 4.15% 5%/6.65% 5%/6% 5%/7.5% N/A 5.25%/6% N/A
Deals Direct 2.50% 4.00% 3.00% 5.00% 4.00% 4.00% 2.00%
GraysOnline (non-auction) 2.50% 4.40% N/A 5.50% N/A N/A N/A
Groupon 2.50% N/A N/A 4.00% N/A N/A 2.00%
Hotelclub N/A 9.60% N/A N/A 7.20% 6.00% 1.00%
Hotels.com -Merchant Hotel 3.00% 4.80% N/A 4.80% 4.80% 3.00% 2.00%
Kogan N/A 0.60% 0.50% 0.60% N/A N/A N/A
Lenovo 2.30% 3.60% 3.00% 2.80% 2.80% N/A 1.00%
Menulog-Home Delivery 1.50% 2.40% N/A 2.40% 2.00% 1.50% N/A
Rebel Sport 3.75% 6.00% 5.00% 6.00% 6.00% 4.00% 2.00%
Shoppingsquare N/A 1.60% N/A 1.60% 1.60% N/A N/A
Stawberrynet -New Customer 7.50% 12.00% 12.00% 15.00% 12.00% N/A N/A
Surfstitch 1.50% 2.40% 3.00% 2.25-8% 8.00% 4.00% 1.00%
The Iconic 5.00% 8.00% 8.00% 10.00% N/A 8.00% 1.00%
The Mens Shop 5.00% N/A N/A 8.00% N/A N/A 2.00%
Member Fees (annual) $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Minimum Cashout Amount None None $20 $5 $20 $25 $15.00
Pricematch No No No No No Yes No
Sign Up Offers No No No No $2 credit $5 credit No

Information current as of July 10, 2014.

Note: 7/8 Lyoness cashback adjusted. Lyoness appears to offer an immediate cashback rate and then a further rate that is dependent on an opaque referral scheme.

 

Starthere:

Green_Arrow_Up.svg At the founder level (former Moneybackco members), the average is bumped up to 5.5%. Top rates for 7 merchants .

Green_Arrow_Up.svg No minimum cashout amount.

Red_Arrow_Down.svg Multiple tiers of membership.

Red_Arrow_Down.svg For new or casual users (white level), average cashback rates are poor at 3.16%. Top rate for only 1 merchant (Amaysim).

Starthere

 

Qwibble:

Green_Arrow_Up.svg Competitive cashback rates (avg 4.88%). Top rates for 7 of our sample merchants.

Green_Arrow_Up.svg No minimum cashout rates. For our sample merchants, the average rate is 4.88%.

Qwibble

 

Shopping VIP:

Green_Arrow_Up.svgCompetitive cashback rates (avg 4.91%) .

Red_Arrow_Down.svg Not all of the popular merchants listed.

Red_Arrow_Down.svg High minimum cashout. You would need to make $408  in purchases to receive your first cashout.

 Shopping VIP

 

Cash Rewards:

Green_Arrow_Up.svg Very competitive cashback rates (avg 5.3%). Top rates for 17 of our sample merchants.

$5 minimum cashout amount.

 Cash Rewards

 

Chill Cashback:

Green_Arrow_Up.svg Competitive cashback rates (avg 5.3%). Top rates for 4 of our sample merchants and the best overall average rate.

Red_Arrow_Down.svg Not all of the popular merchants listed.

Red_Arrow_Down.svg High minimum cashout.  You would need to make $337 (inc $2 credit) in purchases to receive your first cashout.

Chill Cashback

 

Prplness:

Green_Arrow_Up.svg Pricematch other cashback website’s rates.

Red_Arrow_Down.svg Not all of the popular merchants listed.

Red_Arrow_Down.svg High minimum cashout. For our sample merchants, the average rate is 4.07%. You would need to make $492 (inc $5 credit) in purchases to receive your first cashout.

Prplness

 

Lyoness:

Red_Arrow_Down.svg Poor average cashback rate of 3.25%. 1.58%

Red_Arrow_Down.svg High minimum cashout.  You would need to make $462 $950 in purchases to receive your first cashout.

Lyoness

 

2014 vs 1013

Cashback averages mostly stayed the same with the exception of Prplness which dropped by almost .5% and Chill Cashback which doubled their cashback average from 2.68% to 5.35%.  Qwibble removed their minimum cashback while Cashrewards set a negligible $5 minimum cashout level. Despite a promise in the comments of last years cashback comparison, Chill has kept their $20 minimum cashout. To their credit, they have increased the amount of merchants on their site.

 


Winners & Losers

Green_Arrow_Up.svgGreen_Arrow_Up.svg Cash Rewards, Starthere (Founder Level only)

Green_Arrow_Up.svg Qwibble, Chill Cashback

Red_Arrow_Down.svg Starthere, Prplness, Shopping VIP, Lyoness

 

For the second year in a row, Cash Rewards provide the best value along with a large selection of retailers. They are also the only site to offer cashback with eBay. If you have founder status at Starthere then definitely check their site before your purchase. If you don’t have founder status then don’t bother. Qwibble & Chill are hit and miss but worth checking. Don’t bother with Prplness, Shopping VIP or Lyoness.


Always compare retailers at each cashback site before purchasing. Rates often vary and some sites list retailers that others don’t.

Footnote:

We’ve move the cashback bar to underneath the thumbnail/Go to Deal button so its easier for users to remember to claim cashback.

 

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Chromecast Launches in Australia: Price Comparison

neil on 28/05/2014 at 3:11 pm, filed under OzBargain

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Chromecast is a digital media player developed by Google. The device, a 2.83-inch (72 mm) HDMI dongle, plays audio/video content on a high-definition television by directly streaming it via Wi-Fi from the Internet or a local network. (Wikipedia). It was officially launched today in Australia.

Earlier this month, Dick Smith erroneously put the Chromecast up on their website for preorder for $49 which was later pulled down. Today, it was officially back up on their site for $49 + shipping ($54 shipped). This is 30% more than what Amazon sells it for in the US. So where can we get it cheaply?

 

Store Pickup/In Store Delivered
Play Store N/A $53.50
Dick Smith $49 $53.95
JB $49 $53.95
Fishpond N/A $49 N/A
eGlobal N/A $63.96
Techrific N/A $64.89
DWI N/A $66

Prices as of 9/7

Looks like if JB Hi-Fi’s website is correct then you can pickup the Chromecast for $49. It seems probable that Dick Smith and other retailers will follow shortly. We will update this post regularly but check on the latest Chromecast deals on OzBargain. Found somewhere cheaper? Let us know or post it on OzBargain.

 

P.S.

To access Netflix & Hulu you will need an unblocking service. Getflix is $3 ($1.95 for 12 months) per month while Unblock-US is $5USD per month.  Check out this how-to guide from Reddit.

Update:

30/5:

  • Dick Smith is offering free shipping . Additionally, they are now available in store.
  • Fishpond has dropped their price to $49 shipped however the delivery time is 22-25 days.

8/6:

  • Fishpond has no stock.

8/7:

  • Dick Smith 1 day sale brings Chromecast to $43.95 delivered.

 

 

 

 

April Fools: OzBargain acquired and changed to CatchBargain

scotty on 01/04/2014 at 9:04 am, filed under OzBargain

tl;drOzBargain has been acquired by Catch of The Day. We will change our name to CatchBargain and all staff will move into The Catch Group’s Melbourne office.

This is a re-post of the announcement on OzBargain.

The Story

OzBargain is currently in its 8th year of operation. Started as a little humble blog back in 2005, and these days hundreds and thousands of Australians flock to OzBargain everyday to share, discuss and discover the latest Eneloop deals, Domino’s pizza coupons and cheap Steam games that you never will find time to play. Yada yada yada. Yes I know many people already know about the history of OzBargain and the rest probably don’t care. History is not that interesting anyway — we ought to focus on the FUTURE of OzBargain. That is what this post will be about, concerning what lies ahead of our beloved website.

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