Buckscoop Splits into Deal-Sharing Community + Qwibble for Cashback

scotty on 21/11/2012 at 10:31 am, filed under Cashback, Website

Six years ago I reviewed an upcoming cashback + deal-sharing site. Buckscoop has a community of its own that’s a bit different from OzBargain’s, although it has been slowly dying over the past year. On the cashback side though, they still remain one of the better ones out there in terms of cashback rate (see […]

OzBargain Android Apps

neil on 15/10/2012 at 9:29 am, filed under Mobile, OzBargain, Website

OzBargain has gone from a blog to a user generated site and there is a growing trend for people to access the site via their mobile device.¬†While 16% of our traffic comes from iOS devices, 7.5% of traffic comes from Android devices. This is more than double the amount from last year (3.4%). OzBargain maintains […]

uLasoo is Closing Down

scotty on 24/07/2012 at 1:45 pm, filed under Website

Remember uLasoo, the deal sharing Salmat-backed deal sharing website of Australia’s biggest online catalogue that I have blogged about almost 4 years ago? Just got an email from “The Lasoo Team”: Thanks for your support of our social experiment that was uLasoo. A place where we began a community where members truly owned part of […]

How to remember deals that start in the future

neil on 11/07/2012 at 9:00 am, filed under Website

There have been many deals posted that didn’t start until a date in the future. The most notable one was the IKEA eat your discount deal posted on September 5 but not starting until December 12. How can users remember a deal that far in the future? Hit the Add Reminder link and get a […]

Australia’s eCommerce Superstars

scotty on 04/11/2011 at 9:39 am, filed under Website

Spotted an interesting article at SmartCompany today: Australia’s eCommerce superstars. Here is SmartCompany’s list of Australia’s best independent online-only retailers in alphabetical order. Our list includes market leaders, established players and some rising stars. But all are setting the pace in a dynamic sector. Some are well-known names on OzBargain — CatchOfTheDay, DealsDirect, Kogan, etc. […]


scotty on 21/09/2011 at 1:41 pm, filed under Website

Via Sydney Morning Herald — Online grocer to nibble on supermarket dominance. Groceryrun.com.au, an offshoot of CatchoftheDay.com.au, offers up to 200 discounted products from well-known brands and charges a flat shipping fee for deliveries anywhere in Australia. But it comes with a few catches. There will be no perishable items. The products won’t always be […]

Penny Auctions – They Are Indeed Gambling

scotty on 26/05/2009 at 10:36 pm, filed under Website

Via CodingHorror — Penny Auctions: They’re Gambling, on “Swoopo”, a penny auction site where you need to buy credits before you can start bidding. Because Swoopo is, at its heart, thinly veiled gambling. The companies backing Swoopo and other Penny Auction sites are hoping unsophisticated regulatory agencies will buy the “It’s not a game of […]

More Bargain Sites – BShare and EnterTheBargain

scotty on 12/02/2009 at 11:33 pm, filed under Website

Via this old thread on Whirlpool forums, where I noticed two new Australian “bargain sites” have been posted over the last month. BShare.com.au First we have BShare.com.au. I presume B in BShare stands for Bargain, and it looks like it is still in pre-launch stage: Well. There’s very little I can find out about this […]

DealDump – Cool Australian Deal Aggregator

scotty on 30/01/2009 at 9:20 am, filed under Website

Via the comments posted by shaztronics at OzBargain. DealDump is a feed aggregator that put all the latest deals from OzBargain, Buckscoop and RetailMeNot into one spot. In fact it does a bit more than that — it also lists out the current sales from various one day one deal sites (Zazz, CotD, OzStock, etc). […]

Lasoo Launched Bargain Sharing Site – u.Lasoo

scotty on 27/08/2008 at 10:35 pm, filed under Website

Lasoo.com.au, backed by an ASX listed company, has launched a new social sharing site — u.Lasoo. The basic principle is simple — you register, you submit deals, you vote for the submissions you like, and you comment on them. Yes, just like OzBargain and a growing number of independent bargain sharing sites in Australia. There […]

Best Online Deals at A Current Affair

scotty on 13/06/2008 at 12:16 am, filed under Website

Thanks to rhys for notifying me about this evening’s A Current Affair, where some of the best online deal websites are featured. Especially Catch of the Day and Deals Direct. Note that Deals Direct has already been on ACA before, but the growth of CotD over the last 2 years is really remarkable. Looks like […]

Price USA Review – Totally Awesome

scotty on 29/04/2008 at 6:12 pm, filed under Website

Hasn’t it often occurred to you that why things are so expensive in Australia? Even when you factor in the 10% GST, the shipping cost, the distribution cost, etc it is still far more expensive buying gadgets in Australia than from Hong Kong, Singapore or the US of A, especially when AUD to USD exchange […]

New Australian Deal Site – Bargain Sniper

scotty on 08/04/2008 at 12:06 am, filed under Website

I spotted this site the other day, and it is yet another bargain/deal website for the Australians — Bargain Sniper. Yet another one?! But the truth is, bargain/deal sites are far from saturated in Australia (when you compare the same niche with sites in US), and there are always new bargains waiting to be reported. […]

TechaDay – Daily Tech Bargains at 11am

scotty on 09/11/2007 at 11:21 pm, filed under Website

Update 10 August 2008: It appears that TechaDay is no more! From what I have heard that they have done a runner on some buyers. For more information please join the discussion in OzBargain forums. Recently I have been notified yet another one deal a day site, but focusing on electronic gadgets — TechaDay.com.ay. From […]

Trezr Sold for $30k on eBay

scotty on 22/07/2007 at 10:31 pm, filed under Website

Via ProBargainHunter, Trezr, a US-based bargain sharing website that I reviewed in September last year, was sold on eBay for $30,100.01 with only 4,000 visitors and 7,500 page views a month but runs on a $79/month dedicated server. As I have already commented on Yan’s blog, 4k visitors a month is less than 135 visitors […]