Top 5 Tips on Using Group Buying Daily Deal Sitesby AllDealsOz on Aug 11, 2011 • 12:00 am 1 Comment
In Australia, more and more Aussies find themselves using Group Buying daily deals sites like Scoopon, Spreets, Jumponit and Cudo, looking for deals available in their city. There are now more than 45+ group buying daily deal sites in Australia today. Group buying attracts because it offers discounts up to 90% for interesting things to do and see around Australia.
While it is a crazy phenomenon, it has its drawbacks. For example, a common scenario is that some people buys a voucher but end up not using it before the expiry date. Main reasons being they have “forgotten about it” or they “didn’t have time”. There is also the impression that users end up spending more money and buying on impulse fuelled by huge discounts, time pressure (most deals last only for 24 hours) and photos of romantic getaways and food that you could almost smell from computer screens.
To use group buying and daily deals sites to your advantage, here are some tips to consider:
Top 5 Tips on Using Group Buying Sites More Wisely
- Know important details of the deal – look at the fine prints such as the expiration date, restrictions on the number of vouchers each person can buy, the number of vouchers that can be used per visit and whether booking is essential. Look for information on what you can do in case you made a mistake in buying a deal. Can you get a refund?
- Go local – know which deals are offered near you. Also find out the actual location of where the deal is offered. The chance of you redeeming the voucher is higher than when the deal is offered in another suburb / city. Also, you can save some petrol.
- While it is good to try out local small businesses, you can also look for established national vendors. The risk of buying from businesses that might close down 6 months afterwards is lower.
- Take advantage of the buddy system – When you buy with a group of friends, you will likely set a date and take time together to act on the deal. Nowadays, with Facebook and Twitter, you can quickly tell a few friends about a deal and get it together. Some group buying daily deal sites are also giving incentives for bringing more people in, for example, get $10 referral credit for every new user you refer.
- Use a deal aggregator site like http://www.AllDealsOz.com.au - you can see all the daily deals in your city on a page. Check all the deals in cities across Australia: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth. With a few clicks, you can quickly sort deals by categories, ending time, price and discount to get the deals you’re looking for easily. Rather than ploughing through dozens of deals emails, you can also get daily deal email updates on all the best deals in your city by signing up. Using a Daily deal aggregator will save you lots of time, money, and make it very simple.