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Postby kp1512 on Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:58 am

Anyone here use Groupon?

How long before they go under!

Unreal valuation and what a mess! Ive yet to see a business have success with it let alone a customer have a nice experience with what they bought?
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Postby cleaver on Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:32 pm

use groupon for ten pin bowling deals and Shit like that.

it is on _ is another one.

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Postby julesm on Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:43 pm

i know a chap who works in groupon complaints department- said they are sharpening up their act
my mrs got me that indoor skydiving gift through groupon- no myther at all, only issue was the window of opportunity i had to use the voucher
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Postby Resurrected on Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:15 pm

I've bought a few things from Groupon. Always researching first as they are not always bargains.

As for the business model. K.P. you're only spouting what a few journo's etc have said over the last six months or so.
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Postby Gym-pig on Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:44 am

I ordered a new memory foam mattress which I was told would be here is 21 days . Its now week 5 and the company concerned as hopeless . I suspect they have been overwhelmed by demand but the customer service is so poor ( automated replies to e mails )
The experience has seriously put me off TBH I'd rather have paid full price rather than get pissed about this much !
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Postby kp1512 on Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:36 pm

that seems to be the norm - there are actually businesses that have had to close down due to the loss leading nature of the whole deal.
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Postby Resurrected on Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:51 pm

Gym-pig wrote:I ordered a new memory foam mattress which I was told would be here is 21 days . Its now week 5 and the company concerned as hopeless . I suspect they have been overwhelmed by demand but the customer service is so poor ( automated replies to e mails )
The experience has seriously put me off TBH I'd rather have paid full price rather than get pissed about this much !


I looked at that very same mattress offer. You can get it just as competitively priced (possibly cheaper) elsewhere.

I never made a saving though as the missus went out and spent £700 on one :roll:
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Postby Gym-pig on Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:17 am

Yeah Res the saving looked like about £100 - £150 too me .

Whats businesses need to realise is that these offers damage their reputation .

The company Im dealing with might be good but on this offer have been very poor and I would never order from them again . Ive just googled and they are now getting negative posts on various forums


Anyone used the hotel offers ???
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Postby Alex on Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:04 pm

Quidco is where it's at. Not strictly the same sort of business but probably a safer bet.
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