OzBargain Zeitgeist 2016 : Top Stores, Deals and Comments

neil on 10/04/2017 at 9:00 am, filed under OzBargain

Last year, we reported our amazement on Dick Smith, our most popular store, going into administration. Kogan bought Dick Smith’s website in early 2016 which resulted in 63 front page deals for the year, down 19 places from the #1 spot last year. Unfortunately, Masters suffered the same fate but still managed to place 11th with 129 front page deals.

We welcomed six stores into the top 25: EverBuying , EB Games, eBay , ALDI, Banggood & Amazon UK.  We noted for the past couple years that there is a distinct relation between the number of deals and the currency rate. While the US dollar didn’t move too much, the British Pound dropped making purchases from Amazon UK much cheaper. In the graph below you can see when the GPB was most expensive (1st line) that deals were close to 0. Compare that to the low (2nd line), which resulted in a high amount of Amazon UK deals.

 

Amazon UK Chart

Amazon UK Deals


 

 

Front Page deals (2016 vs 2015)

 

Store Front Page Deals Rank vs. 2015
Woolworths 255  Green_Arrow_Up.svg1
Amazon.com 232  Green_Arrow_Up.svg5
The Good Guys 216  Green_Arrow_Up.svg8
Harvey Norman 193  Green_Arrow_Up.svg1
Target 184  Red_Arrow_Down.svg2
IWantThatFlight 177  Green_Arrow_Up.svg6
Coles 175  Red_Arrow_Down.svg3
JB Hi-Fi 158  –
Big W 145  Red_Arrow_Down.svg3
Amazon eBooks 135  Green_Arrow_Up.svg7
Masters 129  Green_Arrow_Up.svg3
Officeworks 98  Red_Arrow_Down.svg3
Myer 91  Green_Arrow_Up.svg5
Dominos 84  Green_Arrow_Up.svg2
Super Cheap Auto 74  Green_Arrow_Up.svg12
Dan Murphy’s 74  Red_Arrow_Down.svg3
eBay 69  Green_Arrow_Up.svg24
Bunnings 69  Green_Arrow_Up.svg8
EverBuying 65  Green_Arrow_Up.svg154
Dick Smith 63  Red_Arrow_Down.svg19
Amazon UK 60  Green_Arrow_Up.svg99
EB Games 59  Green_Arrow_Up.svg33
ALDI 58  Green_Arrow_Up.svg8
Banggood 58  Green_Arrow_Up.svg6
Groupon 58  Red_Arrow_Down.svg3

 

Note: Front Page threshold moved from 20 to 25 in April 2016.

 

Deals

Front Page Deals

 

 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
2016 23329 7576 28.12

 

Stores ranked by # of deals posted

Store 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Amazon.com 19 151 550 800 887 526 749
Woolworths 107 164 259 465 630 671 706
Harvey Norman 107 248 330 506 464 550 654
JB Hi-Fi 161 269 371 462 496 515 621
The Good Guys 32 77 140 233 359 411 607
Target 65 123 132 452 440 600 592
Coles 154 211 224 407 502 416 470
Big W 123 425 390 416 413 516 450
Myer 47 114 95 150 265 273 373
Masters 0 8 20 104 162 286 352
Officeworks 124 206 194 377 248 386 350

graph

 

Notes:  eBay is excluded due to many deals that were from retailer’s eBay stores (e.g. Officeworks, The Good Guys). Platforms like iTunes & Google Play Store were also excluded.

Where did the popular retailers come from?

Australian stores increased by over 3% while China including Hong Kong increased to their highest level in history.

Country 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
AUS 155 (82.4%) 168 (78.1%) 187 (74.5%) 179 (70.45%) 184 (72.44%) 191 (75.79%)
US 16 23 31 45 36 26
UK 10 11 15 9 8 9
HK 3 3 5 4 3 5
China 2 4 1 5 8 7
France 0 1 0 0 2 3
Italy 0 1 0 1 0 0
New Zealand 0 1 1 1 1 1
Cypress 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sweden 1 1 1 0 0 0
Ireland 0 1 0 0 0 0
Malaysia 0 0 2 1 1 1
Netherlands 0 0 1 0 0 0
Singapore 0 0 2 2 1 2
Austria 0 0 1 0 0 0
Brasil 0 0 2 0 1 0
Canada 0 0 1 0 0 0
Philippines 0 0 0 1 1 0
Romania 0 0 0 2 1 0
Germany 0 0 0 1 1 2
Israel 0 0 0 1 1 0
Japan 0 0 0 1 1 2
UAE 0 0 0 0 3 2
Switzerland 0 0 0 0 0 1
Russia 0 0 0 0 0 0

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 2016

Deal Map 2016

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 Offer When You Spend $75 or More (Max $300 Discount) 1146 10399 mrbillions 2016-09-19
AmEx Statement Credits: Westfield Gift Card, Myer, Woolworths, Nespresso, Rebel, Dymocks, Witchery, Body Shop, BCF, and More 1135 9662 forumninja 2016-12-01
FREE Permanent 2GB Google Drive Storage (for Completing Security Check) 1113 11677 victorwilson 2016-02-09
US $10 Credit Towards Next Purchase @ Amazon US (with MasterCard) – Use Mobile Browser 1112 1743 sfc10 2016-11-23
eBay Click & Collect at Woolworths or Big W – Spend $150 Get $50 Voucher or Spend $300 Get $100 Voucher 868 14413 crumbo85 2016-10-16
AmEx Shop Small November 2016 – Spend $20, Get $10 Statement Credits (up to $100 Total) 846 12019 tuvz 2016-09-19
Sign up to Digital Catalogue to Receive 2x $25 Store Credits in Your First 6 Weeks (Min Spend $50) @ The Good Guys 836 30384 TRENT86 2016-08-03
eBay 10% off Sitewide (Min Spend $100, Max Discount $300, 3 Transactions, Excludes Postage) 798 8416 OzSikhs 2016-02-08
20% off 30 Stores on eBay (Good Guys, Dell, Kogan, Sony, Futu Online etc) 798 10118 ShamelessBargains 2016-06-01
AmEx Statement Credits: Shop Small September ($20 Spend $10 Statement Credit up to 3 times) 745 12044 forumninja 2016-08-23

Most Clicked Deals

Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
Adidas Frenzy: 50% off Everything @ Adidas Outlet (Prices from $6, Free Shipping No Min Spend) 338 56906 tightarse 2016-11-15
Hungry Jack’s Vouchers (September to November) 433 55091 manoj Jayswal 2016-09-14
Target Gaming Clearance – Complete List (Consoles Highlighted in Yellow) – Xbox One Consoles $329 444 51720 boratsagdiyev 2016-04-13
Hungry Jack’s Vouchers [e.g. 2 x Small Onion Rings $1.95, Chicken Fries + Sml Fries $5) (November to January) 322 41415 tooten69 2016-12-01
Sony Box Damaged Sale No.2: Hi-Fi, Mobiles, Cameras, Headphones @ Sony Online (up to 70% off) 283 39317 tightarse 2016-03-14
Hungry Jacks Vouchers (Expiry 8th of August 2016) 206 39313 Puska 2016-06-25
50% off New Balance Online Store Using Code 414 39128 blibster 2016-10-18
Jetstar Birthday Sale FREE Return – Travel in Oct-Dec and Jan-Mar + MEL-Honolulu $339 Return + Further extended to Asian cities 396 36000 samehada 2016-05-23
Free eBay Myer VR Headset Viewer – Limit 1000 Per Day 441 33332 pixxelpusher 2016-05-19
20% off Tech – Selected Retailers (Futu Online, PC Byte, Shopping Square, Teds, Wireless1 etc) @ eBay 663 32602 creative8s 2016-10-03

 

Fastest Deals to the Front Page

Deal Votes User Posted Mins to Front
eBay 20% off with Click & Collect @ The Good Guys, Bing Lee, Masters, Rays Outdoors, BCF, Tarocash & Cincotta Chemist 735 tightarse 2016-05-16 4.32
Swap Dick Smith Gift Cards for Coles Gift Cards (Purchased from Coles – Proof of Purchase Required) 586 avitherock 2016-01-08 5.00
eBay Click & Collect at Woolworths or Big W – Spend $150 Get $50 Voucher or Spend $300 Get $100 Voucher 868 crumbo85 2016-10-16 5.53
20% off 105 Participating Stores @ eBay 660 TheClipIt 2016-10-31 5.75
eBay 15% off Selected Stores (Bing Lee, Kogan, Masters, SCA, BCF + More) 482 tightarse 2016-04-21 5.80
Nokia 3310 Unlocked (Refurbished) – US$12.13 Delivered (AU$16.55) @ AliExpress 734 Spackbace 2016-06-09 7.70
eBay Cashback 4.4% Sitewide @ Cashrewards (Please Read Post) 381 tightarse 2016-01-04 8.37
Woolworths/Big W to Exchange Dick Smith Vouchers to WISH Gift Cards – NO RECEIPT NEEDED 315 lyl 2016-01-08 8.53
eBay 20% off @ 28 Stores (Futu, Betta, Rays, Grays + More) 549 tightarse 2016-02-01 8.60
Paris Return Flying Virgin or Singapore: Perth $603, Melb $607, Bris $613, Darw $614, Syd $621, Adel $638, Hob $654 @ IWTF 369 tightarse 2016-11-07 8.77

Fastest Deals to 100 votes

Deal Votes User Posted Mins to +100
Swap Dick Smith Gift Cards for Coles Gift Cards (Purchased from Coles – Proof of Purchase Required) 586 avitherock 2016-01-08 19.85
eBay 20% off with Click & Collect @ The Good Guys, Bing Lee, Masters, Rays Outdoors, BCF, Tarocash & Cincotta Chemist 735 tightarse 2016-05-16 21.25
Coles $125 eGift Cards ($100 + $25) for $100 Delivered @ Target 351 ShamelessBargains 2016-01-07 22.87
eBay 15% off Selected Stores (Bing Lee, Kogan, Masters, SCA, BCF + More) 482 tightarse 2016-04-21 23.08
eBay Click & Collect at Woolworths or Big W – Spend $150 Get $50 Voucher or Spend $300 Get $100 Voucher 868 crumbo85 2016-10-16 23.80
eBay 15% off Sitewide Offer When You Spend $75 or More (Max $300 Discount) 1146 mrbillions 2016-09-19 26.65
US $10 Credit Towards Next Purchase @ Amazon US (with MasterCard) – Use Mobile Browser 1112 sfc10 2016-11-23 30.85
Nokia 3310 Unlocked (Refurbished) – US$12.13 Delivered (AU$16.55) @ AliExpress 734 Spackbace 2016-06-09 32.27
10% off Sitewide @ eBay (Min Spend $75) 695 Bellpop 2016-08-08 32.75
eBay 20% off @ 28 Stores (Futu, Betta, Rays, Grays + More) 549 tightarse 2016-02-01 35.88

Most popular deals by category

 

Category Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
Automotive American Express Statement Credits: Spend $40 or More, Get $10 up to 3 Times @ BP Service Stations 663 4389 tonester 2016-06-07
Books & Magazines Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone Illustrated Edition – $12 Shipped (RRP $59.99) @ Booktopia 493 6977 djprima 2016-05-18
Computing 54x Computing/Memory eBay 20% off Deals @ Various Sellers (Links Inside) 552 1765 lyl 2016-06-13
Dining & Takeaway Free Burrito (Worth $11.50) @ Guzman Y Gomez App (Android/iOS) 519 9785 st.anger 2016-07-25
Education NASA Makes All Scientific Research Available FREE 458 3391 tightarse 2016-08-19
Electrical & Electronics eBay 15% off Sitewide Offer When You Spend $75 or More (Max $300 Discount) 1146 10399 mrbillions 2016-09-19
Entertainment 6 Months Free Presto 570 10325 santaBoomshakalaka 2016-06-04
Fashion & Apparel 50% off New Balance Online Store Using Code 414 39128 blibster 2016-10-18
Financial AmEx Statement Credits: Westfield Gift Card, Myer, Woolworths, Nespresso, Rebel, Dymocks, Witchery, Body Shop, BCF, and More 1135 9662 forumninja 2016-12-01
Gaming Titanfall 2 $36, Battlefield 1 $52, Watch Dogs 2 $52 and More. PS4/XB1. Target 4 Day Gaming Sale 669 26914 dwhes 2016-11-19
Groceries Full Entertainment Book Access Until 1st May @ Entertainment Book 607 16203 CI 2016-03-03
Health & Beauty FREE 150 Qantas Frequent Flyer Points with 60 Second Health Survey 353 8944 easternculture 2016-11-21
Home & Garden Waterford “London” Desktop Bar. >50% off. $9,995 (Was $20,995). David Jones in-Store Only 648 26827 OzDJ_ 2016-03-20
Internet FREE Permanent 2GB Google Drive Storage (for Completing Security Check) 1113 11677 victorwilson 2016-02-09
Mobile Nokia 3310 Unlocked (Refurbished) – US$12.13 Delivered (AU$16.55) @ AliExpress 734 5163 Spackbace 2016-06-09
Other US $10 Credit Towards Next Purchase @ Amazon US (with MasterCard) – Use Mobile Browser 1112 1743 sfc10 2016-11-23
Pets Free Black Hawk Pet Food Sample + Stylish Tin @ Black Hawk 216 5494 Turd 2016-08-29
Sports & Outdoors Adidas Frenzy: 50% off Everything @ Adidas Outlet (Prices from $6, Free Shipping No Min Spend) 338 56906 tightarse 2016-11-15
Toys & Kids Parrot Minidrone Hydrofoil $49 @ JB Hi-Fi (Was $239) 255 11460 tightarse 2016-09-15
Travel Jetstar Birthday Sale FREE Return – Travel in Oct-Dec and Jan-Mar + MEL-Honolulu $339 Return + Further extended to Asian cities 396 36000 samehada 2016-05-23

 

Most clicked deal that didn’t reach front page

20% off TVs, Laptops, Smartphones, Samsung Phones/Tablets, 5% off Apple and 10% off Bose @ Dick Smith (10764 clicks)

Most neg’d deal

Samsung Galaxy J1 (Unlocked) for $199 Shipped @ Mega Tech Warehouse (-15 votes)

Most commented deal

Free Annual NRL Digital Pass Subscription- NRL Fantasy League Creation (3371 comments)

 

Store with the highest pageviews

Store Pageviews
Dominos 1,481,254
Hungry Jacks 187,183
Woolworths 182,776
Uber 164,595
KFC  154,667
Secure Parking 128,167
eBay 103,387
Virgin Australia 83,778
Menulog 80,996
Masters 68,908

Deal with the highest pageviews

Store Pageviews
20% off Tech Deals from Selected Stores (The Good Guys, Futu, Dell, Sony, Kogan, Bing Lee, Optus, Ted’s etc) @ eBay 183,161
AmEx Statement Credits: Westfield Gift Card, Myer, Woolworths, Nespresso, Rebel, Dymocks, Witchery, Body Shop, BCF, and More 136,657
20% off Tech – Selected Retailers (Futu Online, PC Byte, Shopping Square, Teds, Wireless1 etc) @ eBay 133,499
20% off 30 Stores on eBay (Good Guys, Dell, Kogan, Sony, Futu Online etc) 116,337
20% off 85 Selected Retailers (Dell, Sony, PC Byte, Mighty Ape, Jeanswest, Supercheap Auto, Shopping Square + More) @ eBay 116,195
AmEx Statement Credits: Harvey Norman – Spend $300 Get $100, The Iconic – Spend $200 Get $40, Interflora – Spend $80 Get $20 111,789
20% off Selected Retailers on eBay (PC Byte, Telstra, Sony, Grays Online, Betta, COTD, Shopping Square, Futu, Dell + More) 102,387
GearBest OzBargain10 Deals – US$10 (~AU$13.63) – Mi Band 2 / Raspberry Pi 3B / Nitecore MT2A / Xiaomi Earphones + More 99,546
eBay Xmas Tech Frenzy: 20% off 40 Participating Stores (Bing Lee, Futu Online, PC Byte, SS, Dell + More) 98,574
eBay Click & Collect at Woolworths or Big W – Spend $150 Get $50 Voucher or Spend $300 Get $100 Voucher 96,133

 

Competitions

 

Most Popular Competitions

Competition Votes Clicks Entered User Posted
Win a Mazda3 SP25 Astina Car (Valued at $41,000) from Ninemsn (Daily Entry) 70 7518 188 hamza23 2016-05-11
Win 1 of 5,000 AIRism Products from Uniqlo 69 1843 107 shiznit 2016-11-16
Win a Mazda 3 SP25 Astina Worth $42,000 for Your Valentine 67 3144 197 Spackbace 2016-02-01
Win a Samsung 85″ TV & Home Theatre Pack (Worth $19,986), or 1 of 77x $100 Rebel Sport GCs (Daily) @ Soothers 66 5416 199 Spackbace 2016-07-08
Win 1 of 10 $5000 Cash Prizes from ING Direct 65 2169 208 ruddj 2016-02-29
Win a Free ‘Red Royale’ or ‘Pure Eden’ Smoothie from Boost Juice – 400/Day 62 4054 80 Spackbace 2016-02-08
Scratch and Win $10, $20, $50 or $200 Store Credit from The Good Guys 60 2734 116 AbhiC 2016-07-25
Win a New Suzuki Vitara Turbo Worth $35000 57 2707 194 Spackbace 2016-04-16
Win 1 of 5x Samsung Home Theatre Packages (Worth $4623 Each) from Dimetapp 56 2516 244 Spackbace 2016-05-03
Win 1 of 4x $10,000 EFTPOS Cards (Enter Daily) 56 3638 136 Spackbace 2016-08-03

Most Clicked Competitions

Competition Votes Clicks Entered User Posted
Win a Volkswagen Amarok V6 Ultimate & Lotus Off Grid Caravan Worth $146,114 or 1 of 5 Runner-Up Prizes from Pat Callinan 30 8200 141 gnv9 2016-11-20
Win a Mazda3 SP25 Astina Car (Valued at $41,000) from Ninemsn (Daily Entry) 70 7518 188 hamza23 2016-05-11
Win a Samsung 85″ TV & Home Theatre Pack (Worth $19,986), or 1 of 77x $100 Rebel Sport GCs (Daily) @ Soothers 66 5416 199 Spackbace 2016-07-08
Win Australian Open Tickets and Jurlique Products from Jurlique 9 4727 44 Vroom85 2016-01-20
Win a Free ‘Red Royale’ or ‘Pure Eden’ Smoothie from Boost Juice – 400/Day 62 4054 80 Spackbace 2016-02-08
Win a Mazda CX-9 Worth $68,000 and $5,000 Westfield Gift Card from Mazda 55 3894 301 Cooties 2016-02-26
Win 1 of 20 Flights to LA or Buenos Aires from Air New Zealand [Instant Win] 32 3763 124 Katie2014 2016-01-17
Hide N Stamp – Win Gift Cards, Beats, Pool Toys and More: Total Prize Pool $97,219.90 [Instant Win] [NSW, VIC, QLD, WA] 55 3665 93 Limitless 2016-11-14
Win 1 of 4x $10,000 EFTPOS Cards (Enter Daily) 56 3638 136 Spackbace 2016-08-03
Win a Mazda6 Car (Valued at $50,616) from Opera Australia 48 3225 252 JSQUARED 2016-10-09

Competition Pageviews: 2,911,006
Comps Posted: 4800 | 2015: 3406
Comps Won: 1257

Biggest Competition Win:

A Trip to Rio to see Olympics Worth $25,000

Forums

 

Most Popular Forum Threads (pageviews)

Store Pageviews
Dick Smith Enters in Liquidation, Closure of Stores / Closing Down, Sales 169,660
Click Frenzy 2016 Starts 7PM 15 November – Fitbits $1, PS4 $4 and More 115,477
What was a loophole that you found and exploited the hell out of? 69,044
Bought a Unit at Auction – Wanna Get out of The Contract Is It Possible? 57,714
Looking to Buy a Brand New Car (~ $80,000) – Recommendations? 47,748
[Vic] Receive a Caution If You Have Received a Fine for Speeding 10kms over The Limit or Less 42,978
 TVpad Users – Court Rules Against Company – The Company Is Gone 36,506
The Most Despicable Thing That You Have Ever Done to Save Money 30,873
YouTube to MP3 Converter – Not working since a few days ago 30,694
Can She Take Half of My Assets? 30,482

Users & Comments

2011-2016 Comments

2016 vs. 2015: Published: 966,436 Green_Arrow_Up.svg11% | Removed: 11,857 1.21% (2015: 1.11%)

Transparency and the ability for people to express their opinions on a variety of topics is something we take as a priority. Our comment removal rate has always been around the 1% mark and to break it down even further 36% of comments removed were by request of the person making the comment and a further 22% are replies to those comments.  Personal attacks and resolved comments are part of our goals of 2017 to making OzBargain a more respectful community while reminding users to contact moderators about any issues.

Reasons:

  • Replying to Deleted Comment – 4290 (2015: 3080)
  • Requested by Commenter – 2635 (2015: 1688)
  • Personal attack 515 (2015: 476)
  • Inappropriate use of negative vote 496 (2015: 474)
  • Duplicate – 469 (2015: 507)
  • Referral Links/Codes/Solicitation- 442 (2015: 448)
  • Inappropriate – 397 (2015: 362)
  • SPAM – 371 (2015: 427)
  • Sockpuppeting/Astroturfing – 107 (2015: 124)
  • Ghost Account 96 (2015: 288)
  • Selling in Comments 322 (2015: 379)
  • Trolling 131 (2015: 154)
  • Resolved 676 [Comments asking for title/description to be fixed/move to forum etc.] (2015: 687)
  • Everything else – 920

 

 

Most Comments by a User

User Comments Avg Vote +5’s +15’s -5’s -15’s
Spackbace 8660 1.53 764 120 46 10
jv 8315 0.63 749 146 489 84
altomic 4275 2.08 465 94 14 3
Diji1 4171 0.72 278 49 150 20
Clear 4149 0.96 186 22 15 2
easternculture 3392 0.24 215 34 166 35
scrimshaw 3125 1.81 310 63 7 1
KaptnKaos 3082 1.09 234 52 65 15
Savas 2846 1.23 214 45 46 7
dragonindespair 2771 0.68 114 18 22 3

Top 10 Positively voted comments

Comment Votes User Posted
Uhhh… Those are balls. 618 Bargearse 2016-06-18
A kid 343 altomic 2016-11-07
Uni graduate soon (21), 340 StewBalls 2016-10-31
5) I have no tattoos and 339 tomsco 2016-11-24
I know it was a NZ coin 311 Ughhh 2016-08-16
I don’t see a need to ban 269 bonezAU 2016-04-21
“I think it’s an investment 265 ranap 2016-10-31
Gearing means borrowing 254 mskeggs 2016-05-20
You’re a ghost and no one 237 Drew22 2016-08-19
Let’s not ozbargain this for 237 rakeycakey 2016-01-11

Top 10 Negatively voted comments

Comment Votes User Posted
I think it’s an investment -350 chickensaltfrie 2016-10-31
I’m sure most people have -182 bottletop 2016-08-16
Lazy post. As much as we -177 Phreakuency 2016-12-25
I like 40% -155 aussman 2016-11-24
HIgh yield not in term of -155 chickensaltfrie 2016-10-31
No one would sustain a -144 Multiverse 2016-01-14
Ridiculous! Might be a good -137 spludgey 2016-03-28
No bargain…..prices need -129 PLANT 2016-12-18
Just get a PO box and move -124 Laurenlauren 2016-01-18
Do you believe in KARMA… -122 saggy 2016-02-19

Top 10 controversial comments

Comment +Votes -Votes User Posted
Your father is an 43 43 Diji1 2016-12-08
Loser identification 41 41 StewBalls 2016-09-16
Apprecaite your effort but 35 36 Maki 2016-07-18
I will only affix these 28 29 KaptnKaos 2016-04-30
Caged eggs… Don’t buy… 26 26 DrDollar 2016-12-30
Damn, combination of 25 26 BlazinPast 2016-09-04
They’re too busy in the 24 22 montorola 2016-09-03
Lots of money and obviously 23 23 dosada 2016-10-20
How about Iraq , Syria , 22 20 easternculture 2016-08-25
I thought we already 20 20 BlazinPast 2016-11-02

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

Top 10 VERY controversial comments

Comment +Votes -Votes User Posted
Yeah, they read “CAUTION, 38 41 cryptos 2016-04-30
Apprecaite your effort but 35 36 Maki 2016-07-18
Nice take the spot right in 34 28 Limitless 2016-06-11
For people who are not 33 30 Make it so 2016-02-15
I will only affix these 28 29 KaptnKaos 2016-04-30
Damn, combination of 25 26 BlazinPast 2016-09-04
Ladies and Gentlemen, 24 28 Bearosaurus 2016-09-03
They’re too busy in the 24 22 montorola 2016-09-03
How about Iraq , Syria , 22 20 easternculture 2016-08-25
Somebody please neg this 20 18 StewBalls 2016-03-28

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
Spackbace 659 34.58
TRENT86 615 50.56
tightarse 577 119.24
lyl 563 61.62
nocure 515 43.50
easternculture 497 37.86
monty.melb 476 30.87
altomic 414 16.90
Jimmy007 383 20.15
tonester 314 18.77

Most Deals Posted by New Users

User Deals Avg Vote
Currybender 93 27.67
stuhtb 77 25.56
PR0r 64 48.31
doweyy 44 52.89
koalafied 38 38.32
Cshomes 35 4.66
sbrulz 34 22.50
Sp Sukhy 33 20.91
Jamesph 30 20.87
MiniInTheBox 27 10.63

Most Competitions Posted by Users

User Comps Avg Vote
Katie2014 1171 5.60
gnv9 994 5.36
JSQUARED 575 4.73
neil 401 4.31
hamza23 254 10.97
Spackbace 183 10.74
altomic 114 2.77
Wyza 47 2.47
Gunwalls 40 1.12
Thespottedcow 38 4.24

Most Front-Page Deals posted by a User

User Deals Avg Vote
tightarse 573 119.97
lyl 391 82.81
TRENT86 354 77.18
nocure 276 68.61
Spackbace 205 82.61
easternculture 179 83.46
monty.melb 153 71.51
hamza23 114 76.35
IWantThatFlight 96 72.07
scotty 81 71.06

Most Front-Page Deals posted by a rep

User Deals Avg Vote Comments Comments (Not OP)
IWantThatFlight 96 72.07 314 19
monty.melb 44 81.64 843 134
Clear 33 68.97 4180 2609
tightarse 23 216.65 1735 656
banggood 18 108.56 78 0
boratsagdiyev 15 152.40 43 21
MyGroceries.com.au 14 61.21 24 0
Masters AUS 12 102.58 108 48
sellingoutsoon 9 40.89 421 64
poolspa 7 49.14 41 0

Most Edits by Power Users

User Edits Uniques
Spackbace 3197 2910
Baysew 920 893
tonester 465 411
shapers 283 259
O O 199 158
Steptoe 186 170
Make it so 151 140
Lukian 126 118
BarginHunter 108 102
fchis 106 99

Moderation Stats

Reports from users: 29,701  (2014: 24,414). Average 1 report every 17 minutes.

Deals Removed/Published: 4,743 (13.33%) /30,911  | (2015: 4,514 (13.63%)/28,583) — Forum Posts Removed:  797 (5.85%)/ 12,818 | (2015: 615 (5%)/11673 published)

  • Reasons:
    • Duplicate – 2153 (2015: 1937)
    • Sockpuppeting – 361 (2015: 293)
    • Requested by OP – 389 (2015: 378)
    • SPAM – 306 (2015: 368)
    • Insufficient Quantity – 231 (2015: 192)
    • No Bargains Listed – 259 (2015: 157)
    • Referral SPAM – 245 (2015: 170)
    • Combine Posts – 103 (2015: 90)
    • Expired on Posting – 68 (2015: 53)
    • Not Available to Australia – 122 (2015: 83)
    • Unobtainable deal 52 (2015: 16)
    • Deal doesn’t meet eBay posting guidelines 44 (2015: 29)
    • Out of stock on posting  44 (2015: 32)
    • Price matches are not bargains 38 (2015: 29)
    • Ghost account 33 (2015: 23)
    • Amazon eBook posts are not allowed for associated users 32
    • Circumventing Ban – 32 (2015: 38)
    • Banned Item – 31 (2015: 48)
    • Deal isn’t a valid bargain 29 (2015: 50)
    • Incomparable Service 22
    • Competitions are not bargains 17 (2015: 11)
    • Everything else – 984

Other Stats

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

  1. List of Birthday Deals/Freebies – 113,590
  2. List of Cheap Chinese Online Buying sites – 43,127
  3. American Express Referrals – 39,662
  4. Cards with No Overseas Transaction Fees – 19,195
  5. American Express Shop Small Guide– 18,273

Top 10 most subscribed to stores

Store # of subscribers
I Want That Flight 577
American Express Cashback Offers 248
DeliveryHero 238
American Express 248
Specsavers 183
Pinchme 118
Masters 116
eBay 116
Menulog 116
Woolworths 110

 

Top 10 Search Alerts

Query Count
lego 159
eneloop 145
sonos 134
dyson 130
ps4 116
amex 112
specsavers 109
bose 91
japan 85
qc35 80

Pageviews: 339,018,660 ( Green_Arrow_Up.svg 12.61% )

Sessions: 108,432,172 ( Green_Arrow_Up.svg12.53%)

Browsers: Chrome: 58.65% ( Green_Arrow_Up.svg4.3%) , Safari 24.78% ( Green_Arrow_Up.svg0.14%), Firefox 8.35% ( Red_Arrow_Down.svg2.62%), Internet Explorer 3.63% ( Red_Arrow_Down.svg5.05%), Safari In-App 1.84,  Edge 1.44%, Opera 0.46%, Android Browser 0.44%.

Top Referral Traffic (Sessions): Whirlpool  1,425,530 Facebook 1,415,441 Twitter 432,607 Oursteps 412,583,   Lifehacker 260,153

Freebies posted: 2616  (2015: 2641)

New Users: 24,922  (2015: 25,673) Total: 167,275

 

For more stats, see the wiki.

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