Steve Hui
Steve Hui, Founder & Chief Executive at iFLYflat - We make your points FLY

Selling online

Do you get direct contact from the stores thanking you or giving you more deals?

There is a new term coined "Ozbargained" -- meaning the offer was sold out by the sheer force of the users on Ozbargain buying up. Do you get direct contact from the stores thanking you or giving you more deals?

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Scott Yang

Scott Yang , Founder at OzBargain.com.au

Yes we do get contacted by ozbargained merchants all the time. Most are either agitated or angry because (1) our users crashed their servers, (2) our users bought up or claimed the freebies that were reserved for someone else. They sometimes use terms such as "law suit" or "legal threat" but never carry out.

For the successful ones, they'll just create an account and try to figure out how OzBargain works themselves. They might post a deal or two later on, but strangely store-rep-posted deals rarely work on OzBargain (with some exceptions).

Yes I'll gladly take a few thank you notes if OzBargain is bringing sales to these companies. However at the same time I'll remind them that OzBargain was created primarily for the shoppers, not a platform for the merchants.

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Steve Hui

Steve Hui , Founder & Chief Executive at iFLYflat - We make your points FLY

Thanks, I've buy stuff I found on Ozbargain all the time - though 80% of stuff because its a great bargain and not from a need, and I think that's the secret sauce - driving non-essential spend.

Scott Yang

Scott Yang , Founder at OzBargain.com.au

Indeed. Impulse buy works for everyone -- probably just at a different price point. I'm just looking at all the Steam games in my library that I would not have ... read more
Indeed. Impulse buy works for everyone -- probably just at a different price point. I'm just looking at all the Steam games in my library that I would not have time to play :)
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