2 week ban/penalty box for quoting a movie
Yes, you read right. Pathetic. Some fragile power tripper applied a penalty for quoting a funny line from a movie calling it hate speech. No foul language, not even directed at anyone. It defies belief and any sense of reason. Won't respond asking why either. Blatant censorship and prejuduce. No doubt the irony is lost on the individual abusing their role. If actions are to have consequences let this be theirs.
One minded forum
Can score some good deals but very rare. Like people mentioned do not say anything against deals or you'll get bullied and banned. Also forum moderators ban members for having different opinion, nazi oriented. Most of the deals you can find by being subscribed to aussie retailers or on amazon, so not much else to find there.
One of my favourite websites
I'm not exaggerating by saying I have literally saved thousands of dollars via Ozbargain. Saved, as in receiving free products via offers I wouldn't otherwise be aware of. Example being my Samsung watch that new Samsung phone owners were entitled to (I had no idea).
The site is very busy and (up)tightly moderated. Downside is there are very strict rules on things you can and cannot say, or have to say elsewhere like the forum. I actually like this, at it prevents bloat content and sticks to the core (deals!).
Another downside: you have to be quick with the good deals, as it is such a busy site deals can get 'Ozbargained' (sold out quickly by users).
Fake deals are promoted and anyone pointing out that they are not bargains are bullied and abused.
It used to be good site a long time ago - these days because of all the paid advertising its become a sham site, designed to promote ordinary priced goods and anyone pointing the difference is bullied and abused to a sickening extent - its a hateful site.
Mods are supposed to protect users but since they make money from what they promote, they deliberately encourage the bullying and abuse by not taking any action at all against the bullying, racist comments and swearing at people.
Anyone using it needs to know the so called bargains are in many cases more expensive than what u can find just using google - sad and pathetic site that should be adult rated.
They post cheap stuff, there are some nasty people, but it's worth it for the cheap stuff ...
Other reviews complain about the forums, if you don't like the banter, don't go there ... pretty simple, be an adult ...
As for those that no longer post deals, that's a shame, that is one thing about the community they could improve to encourage more deals.
Finally a good Australian online community
Good site for alpha men with jobs and money to spend on sick deals.
Discussuin forums are a bonus too, cos don't have to worry about SJWS ruining funny jokes, memes, or rants like what happens on other Australian communities (Reddit, Whirlpool) which are filled with soy boys.
Great site, saved a lot of money.
Finding this site is a bit of a revelation. People go through catalogues and list grocery prices. Random cheap items are also posted. My best finds, a full hd sony action camera for half price. The forums can be useful but now I trying to focus on deals and bargains. Not sure why there are som many bad reviews, I suggest going to the site and trying it for yourself. Also very useful for families or anyone trying to save money really.
Ozbargain used to be good. Now it is RUBBISH
Ozbargain used to be a good site to share good buying opportunities for good value products.
Now it has become rubbish, full of clicky primadonnas that live frustrated useless lifes and need an audience to vent their frustrations and unfulfilled lifes.
Not worth your time any more.
Terrible support and wrong promo bargain
Good luck for their support. My account cannot login. I tried reset pw, sent them email... not luck, no response. There are lots of associate shop post bargain which was always their normal price. Their admin not even filter them, therefore there are lot of junk posts.
- Verified customer
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.
Questions & Answers
A random customer shares our discounts there and brings some decent sales to us. But I am not quite familiar with the website itself. How can I find someone to represent us on ozbargain? Like a small freelancing opportunity. Message me or skype: live:contact_74046
I refer to this comment here by Colin https://www.productreview.com.au/reviews/02666a09-5857-3a52-a467-e6c3053164bd
What are the other alternative sites? Product review lists sites that aren't really alternative community moderated deal sites.
Has anyone been put in the penalty box even after getting pre approval for a classifieds post and asking if it was ok and getting a positive answer?
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