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Over the last few weeks we have had a lot of how do we do this and that whice can be easily found here

https://www.latestdeals.co.uk/help

I try and keep it at the top if others wont to help be great Tom hope this is allowed.

Update from Tom - If you have a question a quick way to find the answer is to Search chat (just plonk your question into the Search bar here) and hopefully someone will have asked it before and you can follow the answer πŸ™‚ Otherwise, the help page has dozens of guides, and if you're still stuck you're welcome to contact us.

Ann1984
2 months ago
What do you think of this?
blacklabrador
blacklabrador2 months ago

And not just handy for new members, us old timers sometimes need a pointer too πŸ˜…

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig2 months ago

Definitely a good idea. Helps all of us.

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sunny101
sunny1012 months ago

Great idea.

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Lynibis
Lynibis2 months ago

Trouble is it will go further and further back just like the topic I started to try and stop people keep on asking for Netflix and other recommendations. But we can always hope. I suppose for new members it is the easiest option to look here and you get points.

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Ann1984
Ann1984
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2 months ago

Lynibis hopefully can keep at top a pinned post be great with useful tips

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Dennab
Dennab2 months ago

To be fair, 95% of questions asked online could be answered with a bit of research. I won't single out any particular generation but there will always be people who can't be bothered learning for themselves and just ask how to do everything in life.

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Ann1984
Ann1984
Original Poster
2 months ago

Dennab agree i done a lot of research before I signed up to latest deals had there Black Friday app for a good year before I signed up. but as you say a good percentage won’t the work done for them

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig2 months ago

Ann1984 just this morning I had someone ask on one of my deals if someone could confirm for him if it was actually a good deal or if he should shop around! Don't know why it annoyed me but it did! I told him to use the supermarket comparison app and figure it out for himself!

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Ann1984
Ann1984
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2 months ago

MrsCraig lol I would have said shop around it might just bring you back to beginning

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig2 months ago

Ann1984 πŸ˜‚ it just seemed a bit rude! I shared it because I know it is a good deal as it's something that I buy.

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Ann1984
Ann1984
Original Poster
2 months ago

MrsCraig I just looked now he don’t share deals himself so most prob just one of them members who like to just comment.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig2 months ago

Ann1984 yeah that's exactly what I thought.

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nicenurse21
nicenurse212 months ago

I am new to the site today and any help is most welcome thx

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Ann1984
Ann1984
Original Poster
2 months ago

Welcome

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Ann1984
Ann1984
Original Poster
2 months ago

Welcome any newbies link above will answer a few questions you may have

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sunny101
sunny1012 months ago

☝️

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sunny101
sunny1012 months ago

☝️

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Ann1984
Ann1984
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2 months ago

angemski our friend replied πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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lilyflower
lilyflower2 months ago

Putting this to the top, we seem to have few repeats πŸ™‚

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Ann1984
Ann1984
Original Poster
2 months ago

lilyflower thanks

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Ann1984
Ann1984
Original Poster
1 month ago

Welcome newbies

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sunny101
sunny1011 month ago

Ann1984 Sad to see that your helpful post has been hijacked. πŸ™„ Some people are not grasping the 'bump it up' mission.

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Ann1984
Ann1984
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1 month ago

angemski there will always be that odd few members

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Golfforall
Golfforall1 month ago

I'd love members to ask questions about my deals , in fact I ask for them on my posts .

Recently did a lot of research on Pressure washers and cordless lawnmowers ( as I was buying them ) so I had all the prices and facts to share .

Guess how many questions ? Nil

I am getting more and more convinced that people do not read the deals ? Just follow the "liked deals " . So I am probably wasting my time describing (in my own words and experience ) why I consider the deal to be good .

Might just as well "cut and paste " the description as many do . After all you can lead a sheep to water but you can't make it drink !

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Ann1984
Ann1984
Original Poster
1 month ago

You might as well copy and paste then can answer a question if one is ever asked most comments are I must pass this on to a friend etc

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Golfforall
Golfforall1 month ago

Ann1984 But "click and paste" is lazy I can get that by just clicking on "get deal" .

I always like to justify my deals from research or experience to help fellow members .

However to be fair 90% of the so called "deals" on here are just posted for the points and the poster hasn't a clue whether it is a deal or even cares as long as they get 100 points .

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Ann1984
Ann1984
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1 month ago

Golfforall am a copy and paste I tend to post amazon or eBay deals to some might not be a deal but to myself and friends they are. I don't bother with the 10p bread from the supermarket,

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JoTarpley
JoTarpley1 month ago

I like to think I post good deals Golfforall but they do go un-noticed sometimes as often some will just like a trending or highly liked deal for quickness and often don't get past the 1st page anyway. I C&P the description myself for accuracy but if I think there's an error then I will look somewhere else for the info before I post.

Rest assured though, if I was going to buy something and you had recently posted something similar then I would certainly ask you about it! x

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Golfforall
Golfforall1 month ago

JoTarpley The problem is word has got around that any old "non deal " posted gets you 100 points towards an Amazon voucher . Thus we have pages and pages of poor deals (to be polite ) that no one even bothers to read .

Post a decent deal in the middle of the dross and it is quite likely to go unnoticed unless you just happen to post it at the time 3 or 4 members are clicking anything to get their 25 points for 5 likes !

Get 4 or 5 likes and it will go to the popular page and probably get a few more likes without anyone even reading or understanding the deal let alone make a comment on it .

Now the site is gaining in popularity (certainly not for the quality of the deals ) we really must alter the points scoring or allow "don't like" as an additional option to help deter all these "non deal" posters .

It probably takes me 10-15 mins to post a deal (that's if I find one ) . I mostly post deals in my areas of expertise - Golf, Gardening for instance and normally something I have bought or thinking of buying .

In my own words I describe the deal, add a photo if necessary and say why I consider it a deal - probably a waste of my time if no one reads the deal .

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JoTarpley
JoTarpley1 month ago

Golfforall no, it's not a waste of time, you know yourself that you are doing a good job in posting a decent deal, you'll have to tag me in your deals that's all there is to it! πŸ˜€ x

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Tom
Tom
Founder
1 month ago

Golfforall Personally I really appreciate it when someone such as yourself has taken the time to write a detailed deal and why you think so.

I love a price history graph, links to alternatives, and extra information on delivery.

It's a bit of an odd thing we've learned with time, but the majority of LD members don't "like" or "comment" on anything. It's a bit like how most people who read news articles online won't comment. But, they may still find it helpful.

Whilst there may not have been any questions as you had hoped, a quick look behind-the-scenes reveals about 100 people have used your recent lawnmower deals and found them helpful (i.e. clicked "get deal" and gone to look at them).

Kelsey, Deepak and I are thinking of ways to show this to you e.g. how many "views" your deal gets, as I think it would be nice to see.

Please do keep up the detailed posts, it's fantastic for those looking for lawnmowers, a role model for others and tbh, I find it personally more satisfying as a deal hunter.

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Golfforall
Golfforall1 month ago

Tom Thanks for that - Isn't that how deals sites should work ? Post a great deal to share when you find one .

Although the points for Amazon vouchers is a great bonus , to many it has become the only reason to post deals (which aren't deals at all ) .

I'm sure you ,as a founder , must be as disappointed as myself at all the "non deals" that are posted and indeed swamp any good deals .

I understand it is problematic but the present trend of members posting anything to get 100 points and liking deals (without looking at them ) to get their 5points is , in my view , totally ruining the site.

I haven't a clue how your referral income works ( and don't want to ) . If it is on membership numbers and amount of deals posted daily I can understand why you are happy to have members posting "non deals " just for the points .

If on the other hand the income is generated by click through to view and / or purchase I think you should think of radical changes to the site as the present 90% + "non deals" swamping the site is putting many genuine users off .

A few suggestions that may or may not be viable to improve the site .

  1. Add a "don't like" option . I believe the majority of members are not "sheep" but the lack of a negative option means that sheep voting gives a misleading view that a really terrible deal is actually good https://www.latestdeals.co.uk/deals/infra-red-thermometer-amazon-7132#5f009d079c61c563ee5694cd .

b . Cut the 100 points for posting to say 20 , then add 5 points per like of that deal

  1. If the "deal " contains solely a "click and paste " description reduce the points to 10 . We can access that description by clicking "get deal". To me the click and paste description means the poster hasn't a clue what the deal actually is but need a description for the deal to be accepted .

d Require that P&P is shown for on line only deals . Failing to do this gives an incorrect impression of the deal . Sites like Wowcher , Discount Experts and most gardening deals typically charge Β£5 -Β£7 P&P which should be shown in the price .

That's about all for now . Maybe your model works by just attracting lots of members most posting "non deals " - Fair enough . But if you need members to actually click through and buy I think my suggestions would help to minimise a lot of the rubbish that is currently posted .

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JoTarpley
JoTarpley1 month ago

I complained about a deal to a poster earlier this week Golfforall save 10p it was, I was told in all seriousness that it was, in fact, a very good deal, especially if I bought 11 of them !! πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ 🀣 🀣 🀣 x

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sunny101
sunny1011 month ago

Welcome to new members - you will find the notes really helpful to navigate your way around the site.

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