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I post deals that I think are Super Duper deals, and I post deals that are Super deals.

The Super Duper deals go nowhere, and the Super Deals get liked alot.

Do they just get lost amongst the other deals, or is my Super Duper Deal imagination flawed?

JenxJen
1 month ago
What do you think of this?
kevlfc
kevlfc1 month ago

examples

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JenxJen
JenxJen
Original Poster
1 month ago

kevlfc why do you need examples? I was curious to how some deals get through and others dont. I'm not sure if I'm making my deals stand out enough.

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JenxJen
JenxJen
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1 month ago

TheChimp oh dear. What's that about?

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap1 month ago

I have wondered that myself but just lots of deals posted just to get points and likes just for points JenxJen

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Lynibis
Lynibis1 month ago

Page 1 has 39 deals all posted in less than an hour so you can safely say 30 pages per day. It is no wonder there are many that are missed unless you spend all day going through them.

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JenxJen
JenxJen
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1 month ago

Lynibis that is true, I get so excited when I find a fab deal, and then disheartened when it's not really liked. I just feel like I'm doing something wrong.

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davidstockport
davidstockport1 month ago

JenxJen Don't worry too much about it, in my opinion the "likes" bear little relevance to the quality of the deal, and never will whilst people are rewarded with five points just for clicking "like" on the first five deals they see.

I, and I suspect many others, take little notice of "likes" It's my opinion LD could do themselves a big favour by abandoning them altogether and relying on comments.

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JenxJen
JenxJen
Original Poster
1 month ago

davidstockport I have noticed on my deals if they manage to get to the first page they get alot more likes. I like a deal, when I really do like a deal. 😁

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davidstockport
davidstockport1 month ago

JenxJen I did check your deals and noticed that it was a low priced deal that had most likes (quite common) I also checked my own deals and noticed that it was the most expensive deal, with a saving over well over two thousand pounds, that appeared to have fewest likes (2), but if anyone had been looking for a really good deal on a quality guitar, I know that it was probably that deal that enhanced this site. (remember this site is web searchableπŸ˜€)

I also only "like" deals if I actually like them (28 in nearly 3 years)πŸ˜€

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JenxJen
JenxJen
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1 month ago

davidstockport lol.. 28 in 3 years. πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£ I've given you some likes πŸ˜‚

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap1 month ago

Most deals I post get a few likes but no comment unfortunately too many fake deals put on just to get points

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Golfforall
Golfforall1 month ago

Purely random . If one or more of your deals is posted at the same time as the "points for liking " members are liking their 5 a day then you may get lucky .

Sadly the majority of members do not even read (let alone buy) the deals . While it is on the first page it may get 2 or 3 likes (however good or bad it is ) .

If you are really lucky it may get 4 or 5 likes and then possibly move to the "popular" page - then it will get more "sheep likes ".

You only get out of a site what you put in . Sadly members posting rubbish deals , liking and commenting just for the points are getting what they deserve .

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Tom
Tom
Founder
1 month ago

Thank you for your chat post.

I'm very keen to improve this: To share more information with members about how much people enjoyed their posts beyond just 'likes'.

For example, your hoodie post has 31 likes (pretty good going and way higher than my average!). However behind-the-scenes I can see that more than 500 people checked it out!

Or, take your milky way deal which had 1 like. As you say, it can be a little disheartening. Again, behind-the-scenes though I can see that 17 people checked it out.

This isn't the same as 'likes', but is still interesting and feels good to know. Personally, I'd still feel good knowing that whilst a deal of mine may not have got "likes", some people have still found it helpful! I hope, perhaps next year, we can make some updates that share more information like this with everyone as it's really fun πŸ™‚

Tom

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JenxJen
JenxJen
Original Poster
1 month ago

Tom thank you, those hoodies are a great bargain though 😊

I just wasnt sure if I was making my deals stand out enough. The lynx advent calendar got hardly any likes, then Emma edited it, and it eventually got over 200 likes.

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Golfforall
Golfforall1 month ago

I think you know that the points I have repeatedly raised are valid and obvious . I do note though that it seems several members who were abusing the site have been removed recently .

I still await your reply on my suggestion that only one deal , one like , one comment can be posted in a 30 minute period (rather like the current only one chat topic can be posted per hour ).

Members are totally abusing the site , as you must well know , it must be heartbreaking for you ,who have only the best of intentions .

I think I can claim to be a member who only posts great deals well explained (not to everyone's tastes granted ) , spending many minutes on doing so (not a 3 deals in a minute poster ) - but what's the point when my deals (explained in my own words , often with price comparisons ) disappear into the pages and pages of dross obviously non deals posted just for the points .

I could right now post 3 "deals " in the next minute . Click and paste an Amazon non deal and/or voucher deals - as so many hundreds of your members do on a daily basis to earn points !

I find it so annoying , while I will still post good deals I come across and explain them as always I no longer feel motivated to search out deals for the benefit of members . Lets be honest they just like for the points not the deal .

An obvious "spot" to me is when 3 deals /vouchers or both are posted by the same username within a minute , I do notice that some have stopped - but why not publicise that you are aware of the abuse of the site and taking action ?

Tom , maybe the business model works ? I doubt it with so many obvious deals /likes /comments etc purely for the points .

Give me an edit pen and I could immediately scrub 80% of all "deals" posted on here that are patently "non deals for points " . I'm sure all genuine members would agree.

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Tom
Tom
Founder
1 month ago

Golfforall Thank you for your feedback.

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Dennab
Dennab1 month ago

Tom Food for thought... You keep saying you're after feedback and changing things but everything I've seen change since joining is functional improvements (that have been great Kelsey), not the quality of deals. One piece of direct feedback - I don't know if you personally pick the deals for that bulletin that comes up twice a day. However, on several occassions, I have found a better price for a product posted yet 'you' have put the more expensive option (usually on Amazon) in that bulletin. I also regularly see products on there that have been selected for entertainment value and dare I say the most affiliate clicks. It's not a personal quibble but more a source of frustration that people are ending up spending more than they need to. It still doesn't feel like this site's main aim is to save money. It feels more like a big marketing exercise. I and many others would like to see it thrive as a place to save decent amounts of money, not this week's Amazon link to buy Baylis & Harding hand soap. While you have that points system setup the way it's been at least since last year when I first looked at joining, all the problems highlighted by myself and others will remain.

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Tom
Tom
Founder
1 month ago

Dennab Thanks for your comment. It’s certainly a balance of sharing what’s popular as well as cheap.

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Dennab
Dennab1 month ago
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Nadiaparveen
Nadiaparveen1 month ago

The cheaper the price drop the more likes I get

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Bestoffer
Bestoffer1 month ago

Hi Looked At Your Deals And They Seem To Do Very Well, I Am Always Amazed At What Deals Do Well

So If I See A Deal I Post It Regardless Of What It Is. Merry Christmas πŸŽ…

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JenxJen
JenxJen
Original Poster
1 month ago

Bestoffer thank you. Merry Christmas to you.

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Bestoffer
Bestoffer1 month ago

JenxJen Nice One Thanks πŸ™‚

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Sarahvwomble
Sarahvwomble1 month ago

There doesn't seem to be a way to work out what will be popular,things I have thought were great have been ignored, doubt if you are doing anything wrong JenxJen, you are doing well to get lots of likes for anything!

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE1 month ago

I've been really chuffed on 3 occasions recently when someone's also said something appreciative about my deals as well as 'liking'...it made me feel as tho I hadn't 'just' earned my points.

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Sarahvwomble
Sarahvwomble1 month ago

BORDERJOE yes I agree odd times when folk have said they will buy and save etc it does cheer you

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE1 month ago

Sarahvwomble yep.....motivates me to keep looking ... thos as i said... I like to earn the points too obviously.

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Golfforall
Golfforall1 month ago

Seems your post worked , you have some likes . Not sooper dooper deals ,but not dross ,granted . If I may say so none of your deals were described by yourself or a reason given for why they were great deals - as I always do .

But then again as no members ever read them or comment on them , why bother ? Just click and paste 3 rubbish deals , 300 points -job done !

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flipside
flipside1 month ago

β€œJust click and paste 3 rubbish deals , 300 points -job done !”

This is lit my mantra. πŸ˜‚

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JenxJen
JenxJen
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1 month ago
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ScaredyCat
ScaredyCat1 month ago

I think it’s a matter of lucky timing sometimes. Posting a deal when others are posting loads at the same time means they can sometimes get lost within the new section and don’t build up enough likes for the popular one...

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JenxJen
JenxJen
Original Poster
1 month ago

ScaredyCat I totally agree with you there. There's a few people that post a lot of deals aswell, where as our limit is 10.

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Sarahvwomble
Sarahvwomble1 month ago

JenxJen ten deals? My limit is only three,wonder what I am doing wrong?!

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JenxJen
JenxJen
Original Poster
1 month ago

Sarahvwomble oh really. I post 3 vouchers and 7 deals a day. They will soon tell you once you've become a sharing machine

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Golfforall
Golfforall1 month ago

Sarahvwomble 3 isn't a limit ,its just how many you get points for per day ! That's not the point though . I often post zero , sometimes 6 or 7 .

I think the site have finally realised that those who post 3 "deals" per day , 3 "vouchers " per day , a few likes and comments etc - every single day in a 2 minute period are basically taking the mick !

Maybe a few warnings have been issued ?

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tumblespots
tumblespots1 month ago

Sometimes it can depend on whether other people are looking for that particular item at the time you post it...

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beccatavender
beccatavender1 month ago

I find this site really useful and buy more deals than I like or comment on, which I genuinely like. I was a member for about 10 months before I posted any deals. Personally I only post deals I come across when I am shopping for something, although I do get a lot of spam emails for companies, which I've signed up to go get an initial saving, so do pass them on although normally find that someone has already posted themπŸ˜‰

So please keep posting

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JenxJen
JenxJen
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1 month ago

beccatavender will do. Thank you.

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AndrewBrough
AndrewBrough1 month ago

a super deal is only a super deal if someone is looking for that product at the time, and been looking for the best prices, so u have to ask your self, is your super deal as super as you think lol

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JenxJen
JenxJen
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1 month ago

AndrewBrough that's what I'm saying. Obviously not then

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Golfforall
Golfforall1 month ago

A great deal is one that is cheaper than it has been before , the cheaper it is than previously the better deal it is .

Having said that it all depends on whether that deal is "Your thing" as to whether it is popular .

I have on the same day posted Taylormade Golf Driver for Β£250 (RRP Β£499 ) . a Bosch cordless mower for Β£219 (RRP Β£499 ) and a case of Stella for Β£8.98 (RRP Β£14 ) .

All great deals , fully explained and previous best prices illustrated .

One had 200 + likes . The others 2 had 3 or 4 likes each . Guess which one (arguably not the best deal) had the 200+ likes ?

Nobody ever claimed the number of "likes " denotes how good the deal actually is .

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Dennab
Dennab1 month ago

I wouldn't take it personally. If you want likes, just post some Baylis & Harding soap, face masks or pretty much anything on Amazon. I get the impression you're on here for genuine deals like myself though. I'm sure everything you posted has been useful for someone at some point πŸ‘πŸ»

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JenxJen
JenxJen
Original Poster
1 month ago

Dennab lol.. I totally get you with Baylis & Harding Soap, and masks, dont forget the toilet roll.

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Dennab
Dennab1 month ago

JenxJen Toilet roll deals were all the rage a few months back. I think I joined in for laugh!

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Dennab
Dennab1 month ago

JenxJen I just noticed you posted a face mask πŸ˜„ It's a good price to be fair.

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JenxJen
JenxJen
Original Poster
1 month ago

Dennab I've posted a few masks. I thought the kids mask were cute though. Looking for a loo roll bargain.πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£

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Dennab
Dennab1 month ago

JenxJen It's cheap in Aldi actually. 24 rolls of three ply for under 6 quid I think. Have that one on me πŸ˜‰

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JenxJen
JenxJen
Original Poster
1 month ago

Dennab thanks for the heads up 😁

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE1 month ago

On principle, rightly or wrongly, I tend to steer clear of 'liking' Amazon deals... having said that, today there was a deal I did use and 'like'! I get the impression that many of them are just posted for points not for value or interest. I do tend to use the same sites for my deals, but I only post deals I really think someone may like even if they're too pricey for me or not my particular interest.

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Golfforall
Golfforall1 month ago

Want loads of "likes " ? Post some Cheap Amazon marketplace Chinese "Tat" - jewellery perhaps ? Earrings or Brooch maybe ? Β£1.99 ? 96 % off a selling price of Β£40 (totally made up of course! )

Combine the "likers for points" and the gullible members who actually think its a deal and you will have shedloads of "likes " .

But could you look yourself in the mirror , having knowingly posted garbage ? In the full knowledge it was just to gain "likes " from those who should , but don't know better ?

I couldn't - but might just do it , just the once , sometime to prove I can get lots of likes with a really stinking , cut and paste non deal ! (as so many members do daily !) .

If it were just about gaining points - or " likes" why do I spend 20 -30 minutes explaining, describing and presenting each of my deals ?

Probably because I believe we should treat Latest Deals as a deal sharing site - Not a voucher earning site . But sadly I suspect I'm in the minority of "so called members " .

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