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Updated Duplicates and Expired Guideline for Price Changes

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Hi team!

Heads-up to the following tweak in our guidelines in relation to duplicate posts and expiring for price changes:

  • We allow price changes of up to ±5% before a deal can be posted again (within 30 days) or expired. This means that if someone has posted a deal for £1, but you've now seen it's £0.95p, we ask you to simply let the author of the post know (or tag a Mentor) and encourage them to update the price. If the price has changed more than 5%, you are welcome to post it again and report the first deal post as expired.

We updated this in March, but I don't think I shared a post about it in Chat until now, for which I apologise.

This guideline is common across deal communities and is intended to solve the problem of tiny price changes being used to justify a new post for the same product.

For example,

  • A chocolate bar is posted for £0.99p
  • It changes to £0.98p (-1p difference)

This is less than 5% price difference, and so we would not expire it, nor would we allow a new post for it. Instead, we'd try to update the price.

We ask that you use the Report function to inform the OP and us of the different price:

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Why are we doing this?

The problem is especially acute with deals from online retailers such as Amazon.

Amazon, and others, use automatic dynamic pricing. This means they change the price of a product many times every day, sometimes over 10 times a day.

Latest Deals would become very cluttered and boring if the same deal was posted 10 times a day, with tiny price changes.

It is primarily for this reason we are introducing the ±5% guideline change. This is similar to what other online communities do too.

If you have any questions please ask!

Heads-up kikogpe

Tom
Tom
Founder
8 days ago
What do you think of this?
Jasmine111
Jasmine1118 days ago

Thanks for this topic very helpful 😊

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Jasmine111
Jasmine1114 days ago

i am very pleased with this topic but I want to request please create a topic to tell us for editing expired deal within a month or one day old deal can we unexpire if price same and deal come back in stock what rules for other users they should tell the original poster or post them self. i been told by friend somewhere else user tell each other product in stock or out of stock and there mentors when products comes in stock they update original poster deal give them full month I hope these information will help improve to LD site many thanks 😊

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Golfforall
Golfforall8 days ago

Good move 😀 . Amazon "dynamic pricing" can be a pain . Recently had to update one of my deals 4 or 5 times in the first day due to this . However on the plus side it does show that the item is popular as they must be selling quite a few for the "dynamic pricing " algo to kick in .

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Ann1984
Ann19847 days ago

But if not told op price change not really fair is it

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Jasmine111
Jasmine1114 days ago

Just for a reminder bringing this topic up as I seen user changed there deal price to 50% increase they can see here rules 😊

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davewalsh126
davewalsh1264 days ago

Good policy but what's your stance on deals ending - how long should you set an initial deal for? Do they just 'run off the end' after a certain period of time and get dropped.

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