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Increased popularity/Commercial influence that's poisoned the purpose
Theres certain brands affiliated with prominent members that seem to have a squeaky clean reputation. When users share a negative experience (e.g. Lenovo) the comment is swiftly downvoted to the point it's automatically recalls the negative vote for the deal in question.
It manipulates the accuracy of peer reviews and placing a weight on opinion (and employees who can swiftly remove any negative votes on the deal)
The mods are usually quite helpful but there's a huge flaw that seems to go unnoticed. The community itself has changed over the years and is hostile and quick to call mistakes of users that may not be used to the website/OZB etiquette.
Ozbargain - total waste of time! never again
Posted a deal 25/12/19, went to post another deal 19/1/20 only to find out i have a 1 month ban. Like WTH. how are you supposed to list your offers if they keep banning you WITHOUT warning??? deleting my account with them and would recommended other to do the same.. Waste of time.
Rude rude rude beyond words - I was left feeling like a criminal
Poor little me with a new website trying to drum up interest by offering what I think is a great deal "Buy one get one free".
To get to the point, I submitted a deal/bargain - following the instruction to the best of my ability and given prompts. The offer was rejected, so I asked why and for help.
The response was so unprofessional, basically saying that they are bombarded by businesses like mine that go out of business all the time. Have no ABN (I have its the about page along with phone number etc) and that i cannot appeal or reply and my site it banned.
No opportunity to respond, they obviously have no time to check.....
I wouldn't bother contributing but worth a couple of minutes of scrolling.
It's worth a quick scroll but most of the time savings aren't worth the hassle or long delivery time. Comment section mostly for people trying to be rude or funny for votes from anonymous users, occasional insightful comment about the actual product.
Good bargains. Hit & Miss with community members.
Am definitely a fan of the bargains & site. I have given up on posting deals and commenting because SOME of the community can unfortunately be quite unpleasant at times. I generally don't read the comments or forums anymore because of this culture. Moderators have removed posts I've flagged as offensive in the past quite promptly.
How can you honestly rate a bargain website?
seems like the people who post neg reviews are the ones who can't handle criticism. perfect example of the social climate promoting snowflake syndrome. ozbargain for record is the first site i visit in the mornings by habit now just to catch any decent deals. the deals are posted by users, not the site itself.
it's like you have this entire website filled with people using their time to post deals to share the savings and then you have these people who complain that they are offered savings..... lol.
This website will steal yor coupons from your subsciption service and add it on your website without your permission!
Scam website don't deals don't work! Ozbargain website posts deals without your permission! They will steal your codes from your website! Merchants beware!
They stole my coupons from my subscription service and used it on their website without my permission!
Perfect place to creep on those sales
Great place to find out about sales and bargains as well as a large community answering questions + working together to get the best deal.
I work in an agency that does some marketing and often we joke about scrapping ideas and just posting something on Ozbargain.
Amazing website, lots of money saved (and gained)
This is the best Australian based bargain website, without this website I wouldn't have been able to gain access to the following:
- Games that were paid but are temporarily free
- Coupons for online shopping (Amazon, eBay, etc)
- Been notified about promotions regarding events or businesses
- Been able to save on hardware for my PC (HDDs, SSDs, RAM, etc)
- Where the best place to buy something is
- The ability to redeem my free Spotify family Google Home Mini
- Cashback deals
PLUS many other things
What a nasty place.
Looking for a troll? You've come to the wrong place.
Looking for a bargain? Try elsewhere
Moderators here tolerate trolls who get a high by trying to make you feel stupid. For instance, instead of answering your enquiry, they may say something like "there's no point in you asking this, nobody cares". If you tell them to not respond if they're not interested, guess what the moderator does? They unpublish your reply and give you a warning, but they allow the condescending troll to continue.
If Ozbargain was a country, it would be North Korea!
Looks like Kim Jong Un of Ozbargain and his few sycophants are the only ones gaining from this website.
I am told they make about $10M in a year. If the whole idea is to build a community which help each other find a bargain for nothing in return then why [Name Removed] makes a fortune out of it and doesn't give back to the community!
It is all a sham! Worthless site.
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