"Facebook says its deals – which will compete with other “social deals” applications already using Facebook "
... I don't like the sound of this. It is very Apple-esque
Google has chosen Oregon as its initial theatre of operations for its long-awaited response to Groupon. The search giant's push into the home of the world's biggest fungus comes as Facebook preps its own coupon assault on five US cities. Ever since Groupon had the temerity to decline a takeover offer from the Chocolate …
Groupon doesn't really work for products; it only really works for services where the "value" is somewhat nebulous, and thus the "saving" can be equally nebulous. In effect those of us who can't be arsed pissing around with Groupon to get a supposedly cheap deal on, say, a restaurant meal or a massage, are in effect paying for the discount given to those who can and do. The service provider loses margin to Groupon and the normal paying customer ends up paying more.
or perhaps just up yourselves? I just bought 3 months digital subscription to the Times and Sunday Times from Groupon for £7.80 which is normally £2 a week. A very real bargain. I also don't see how using a voucher to buy a meal is somehow a bad thing? If you're to stuck up yourself to accept a discount then thats your choice but don't make it out like you're somehow being cool. Sure there are some things where the "deal" isn't really but thats life, find me a store whos "sale" is 100% bargains and I'll show you a liar.
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