Top Deals, Comments, Forum Posts, Members of The Month and Other Stats for October 2014

We've added some more stats compiled from October including top deals by vote, by clicks, fastest deals to the front page and 100 votes plus lots more that were requested last month.

Items of Interest

  • Referrals from Facebook have surpassed Whirlpool for the first time.
  • 96 members won a competition in October up from 28 last month.
  • Looks like Chromecasts are the new Eneloops.

Members

Members of the Month

  • salman679 for posting the most popular deal in October, Catch of The Day BDAY coupon that gives $8 off on all orders. However what really makes the deal great is not the original post which only has Eneloop and Chromecast (two OzBargainer must-haves), but all the subsequent 60+ edits from 5 other users that compiled a big list of bargains from CoTD.

  • donga100 for posting the most popular competition in October, PayPal 1 million cent instant win. 7.4k+ clicks and 161 entered — probably the most popular competition posted on OzBargain so far and quite a few OzBargain winners.

  • tightarse for having most front-page deals. In fact only 3 out of his 57 deals posted in October didn't get onto front page. The vote average is +115 — that includes 10 Amazon free eBook deals (+129 average) and 14 Udemy course deals (+111 average).

  • rosern for being very helpful providing information to another OzBargainer on car contract related legal issues. Really appreciate the wealth of knowledge some possess and are willing to share that knowledge.

See more about members of the month

Most Deals Posted by a User & Vote Avg (Top 5)

User Deals Avg Vote
TRENT86 132 26.65
monty.melb 131 23.34
tonester 60 12.93
tightarse 57 115.51
easternculture 43 35.16

Most Deals Posted by a New User & Vote Avg (Top 5)

User Deals Avg Vote
jtsback 4 17.00
aztonline 4 2.75
Kathy1975 4 1.00
Bmartaus 3 3.33
adamandeve 3 1.33

Most Front-Page Deals posted by Users & Vote Avg (Top 5)

User Deals Avg Vote
tightarse 54 120.98
TRENT86 44 59.36
monty.melb 27 78.33
easternculture 18 70.89
grababargain 9 54.89

Most Front-Page Deals posted by Store Reps & Vote Avg (Top 5)

User Deals Avg Vote Comments
dicksmith 3 196.33 3
Lee20825 2 175.00 0
mikemeelec 2 40.50 48
mushtato 2 60.00 41
banggood 2 77.00 3

Most Competitions posted by users (Top 5)

User Comps
odyssi 58
hamza23 57
neil 43
JSQUARED 41
nmat 18

Most Edited Power Users

User Edits Uniques
tonester 47 47
Steptoe 45 44
IceCreamBandit 26 25
fchis 25 22
arend 17 17
Comments

Top 5 Commenters (# of comments, votes)

User Comments Avg Vote +5's +15's -5's -15's
jv 807 0.87 85 13 41 6
TRENT86 642 0.63 18 3 4 2
StewBalls 348 1.73 35 3 0 0
tightarse 336 1.83 37 8 0 0
unity1 288 1.10 14 3 0 0

Top 5 positively voted comments

Comment Votes User Posted
Price comparison of sending name to Mars. 187 wonderboy 2014-10-17
Free legal advice from an actual lawyer not an Internet lawyer. 139 rosern 2014-10-26
Extreme water saver. 124 paizuri 2014-10-17
Evidence of Dick Smith raising prices before a sale. 94 Jabba the Hutt 2014-10-02
Companies don't have to accept damaged bank notes. 88 scrimshaw 2014-10-20

Top 5 negatively voted comments

Comment Votes User Posted
Inspiring work ethics -82 ethereal88 2014-10-11
Don't make unfounded accusations about Aus Post. -63 Tal_Shiar 2014-10-18
drazenm doesn't need a VPN. -60 drazenm 2014-10-22
A user states that his pizza shop must accept his damaged banknote. -57 eneloop 2014-10-21
tightarse may be a lot of things but he's not a travel agent -54 bisnov 2014-10-08

Deals

Top 5 fastest deals to the front page (20 votes)

Deal Votes User Posted Mins to Front
20% off at The Dick Smith Store on eBay 2-6 October 2014 168 star64 2014-10-01 9.15
OzBargain Exclusive - Chromecast $39 Click & Collect - Today Only @ dicksmith.com.au 350 dicksmith 2014-10-23 10.07
PINCHme - Free Nature's Own Superfood Blends- Chia OR Berry 131 edfrane 2014-10-21 10.83
FREE: Schick Quattro Disposable Razor for Women 206 tightarse 2014-10-03 13.30
Free LifeSocial Designer Tee Shirt $0 78 danescra21 2014-10-08 13.70

Top 5 fastest deals to 100 votes

Deal Votes User Posted Mins to +100
OzBargain Exclusive - Chromecast $39 Click & Collect - Today Only @ dicksmith.com.au 350 dicksmith 2014-10-23 47.75
Dark Souls Prepare to Die Edition $0.19 USD on Steam 260 nultma 2014-10-24 48.00
PINCHme - Free Nature's Own Superfood Blends- Chia OR Berry 131 edfrane 2014-10-21 56.80
D-Lock Carabiner Buckle Clip with Nut USD $0.01 Delivered @ Gearbest 347 monty.melb 2014-10-23 57.68
Tandy 32GB Micro SD Class 10 $14.98 or $6.98 with Bday Code (Existing Members) @COTD Delivered 144 endeee 2014-10-29 64.92

Top 5 most popular deals by votes

Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
Wednesday 29/10 Midday Deals: Eneloop $9.98, Chromecast $38.99, $10 iTunes Gift Card $2.99 Delivered @ COTD 361 15398 salman679 2014-10-23
Unified Remote (Android) Free. Save $3.75 360 11305 solidsnake 2014-10-13
$8 Catch of The Day Voucher (Existing Members Only) 354 8285 dy4me 2014-10-25
OzBargain Exclusive - Chromecast $39 Click & Collect - Today Only @ dicksmith.com.au 350 4516 dicksmith 2014-10-23
D-Lock Carabiner Buckle Clip with Nut USD $0.01 Delivered @ Gearbest 347 4727 monty.melb 2014-10-23

Top 5 most popular deals by clicks

Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
Syd/Melb/Adel/Bris/Perth/Darwin to Bali: Jetstar - $88 One Way (from $116 Return) 216 17160 tomorrows_angel 2014-10-27
Final Days Closing down Sale - Mens Womens and Kids Slazenger Sportswear from $5 (Restocked) 248 16515 me 2014-10-15
Wednesday 29/10 Midday Deals: Eneloop $9.98, Chromecast $38.99, $10 iTunes Gift Card $2.99 Delivered @ COTD 361 15398 salman679 2014-10-23
$8 Movie Tickets @ Event Cinemas (Box Office Only - Valid until 16/11/14) 216 13537 mick1705 2014-10-05
New KFC Vouchers (NSW and VIC) - Exp 03/11 52 12250 pumpkinpiefatty 2014-10-07

Top 5 most popular deals by traffic (in pageviews)

  1. Wednesday 29/10 Midday Deals: Eneloop $9.98, Chromecast $38.99, $10 iTunes Gift Card $2.99 Delivered @ COTD - 52,338
  2. Myer Electrical Offers up to 80% off. - 49,026
  3. 20% off at The Dick Smith Store on eBay 2-6 October 2014 - 47,752
  4. 15% off at Woolworths with $100 Spend (10% for $50- $100 Spend) - 3rd to 6th October - 46,562
  5. Syd/Melb/Adel/Bris/Perth/Darwin to Bali: Jetstar - $88 One Way (from $116 Return) - 42,053

Most Popular Deals by Category

Category Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
Automotive Free $10 Credit for Supercheap Auto (Save $5) Signing up to Club Membership 126 2118 Regrooved 2014-10-11
Books & Magazines 222 $0 Kindle eBooks: Various Categories For Everyone 180 385 tightarse 2014-10-12
Business & Office Personalised Name Stamp USD $0.99 Free Shipping @ CowCow 167 7336 Tihocan 2014-10-11
Computing Samsung 8GB EVO MicroSD with SD Adapter for $4.95 Including Shipping: While Stocks Last @ PC Byte 250 3429 Roland Chen 2014-10-02
Education $0 Udemy Courses: Excel, 3D Graphics, Piano, Self Defense, Finance, Confidence, Painting 156 441 tightarse 2014-10-07
Electrical & Electronics Wednesday 29/10 Midday Deals: Eneloop $9.98, Chromecast $38.99, $10 iTunes Gift Card $2.99 Delivered @ COTD 361 15398 salman679 2014-10-23
Entertainment $8 Movie Tickets @ Event Cinemas (Box Office Only - Valid until 16/11/14) 216 13537 mick1705 2014-10-05
Fashion & Apparel Final Days Closing down Sale - Mens Womens and Kids Slazenger Sportswear from $5 (Restocked) 248 16515 me 2014-10-15
Financial [AMEX] up to $100 Statement Credits in November with Shop Small Australia 197 3780 quop 2014-10-15
Food & Grocery Fast Food Vouchers for October: McDonald's, Hungry Jack's, KFC, Subway, Red Rooster, Oporto 337 4719 tightarse 2014-10-04
Gaming Dark Souls Prepare to Die Edition $0.19 USD on Steam 260 3211 nultma 2014-10-24
Health & Beauty FREE: Schick Quattro Disposable Razor for Women 206 6459 tightarse 2014-10-03
Home & Garden 10% OFF Storewide & Online @ Masters - Thurs 16th to Sun 19th October 176 6767 taQ 2014-10-13
Internet CyberGhost 5 VPN Special Edition 12 Months FREE - Only 4500 Keys 117 3600 tightarse 2014-10-09
Mobile Unified Remote (Android) Free. Save $3.75 360 11305 solidsnake 2014-10-13
Other $8 Catch of The Day Voucher (Existing Members Only) 354 8285 dy4me 2014-10-25
Pets FREE: Flushable Poop Bags 126 2755 tightarse 2014-10-22
Sports & Outdoors D-Lock Carabiner Buckle Clip with Nut USD $0.01 Delivered @ Gearbest 347 4727 monty.melb 2014-10-23
Toys & Kids PINCHme - Free Samples Heinz for Baby- Apple, Blueberry & Strawberry or Pear, Orange & Pineapple 130 4808 monty.melb 2014-10-16
Travel Virgin Australia 10% off Every Domestic Flight (No Exceptions & Includes Sale Fares) 278 4090 tightarse 2014-10-01

Competitions

Most Popular Competitions (by votes)

Deal Votes Clicks Entered User Posted
Win a Million Cents ($10k) from PayPal + Instant Win Prizes 107 7442 161 donga100 2014-10-05
Win over $1.3 Million Worth of Food from McDonalds by Playing The "Drop into Macca's" iPhone/Android App 55 324 13 itsfree 2014-10-29
Win 1 of 1000 Moroccan Spiced 1kg Chickens @ Coles ($9.90 each) 28 484 39 tightarse 2014-10-23
Win a Nikon D800 or Canon 5D Mark III Worth up to $3399 23 963 66 CamFron 2014-10-09
Win $1,000 Cash from RateCity 21 769 54 hamza23 2014-10-07

Most Popular Competitions (by clicks)

Deal Votes Clicks Entered User Posted
Win a Million Cents ($10k) from PayPal + Instant Win Prizes 107 7442 161 donga100 2014-10-05
Win an 11 Day River Cruise in France Including RT Flights from Getaway/Scenic Tours 19 3567 81 a a a 2014-10-18
Win a Fiji Escape for 2 People Worth $5,000 from Wotif 16 1103 76 hamza23 2014-10-07
Win a Nikon D800 or Canon 5D Mark III Worth up to $3399 23 963 66 CamFron 2014-10-09
Win a Trip to Broadway & Spending Money Valued at $27,500 from APIA 13 900 69 hamza23 2014-10-13

Other stats

Top 5 most popular forum thread by traffic (in pageviews)

  1. Australia Post Lost a DSLR We Sold on eBay, Please Share Your Experience and Thoughts- 19,579
  2. Dishonest Smith Electronics (DSE.com.au) - Are We All Fed up? - 15,845
  3. Is This Right Time to Buy First Home? - 13,521
  4. You Are a Young Male Adult with ~10k to Spend on Your First Car. Which Would You Get and Why? - 11,980
  5. 18 Yo Birthday Gift That Can Be Kept? - 11,265

Top 5 most popular stores (in pageviews of their store page)

  1. Dominos - 46,092
  2. KFC - 16,621
  3. Woolworths - 12,140
  4. Dick Smith - 11,470
  5. Pizza Hut - 9,877

Top 5 most popular stores (amount of published deals posted)

Store # of deals
Dick Smith 153
CatchoftheDay 92
Woolworths 68
Amazon 67
JB Hi-Fi 58

Top 5 sites referring traffic to OzBargain (sessions)

  1. Facebook - 120,385
  2. Whirlpool Forums - 108,574
  3. Twitter - 37,797
  4. Feedly.com - 32,394
  5. Lifehacker - 32,111

Top Browsers (by Sessions)

  1. Chrome 51.21%
  2. Safari 22.37%
  3. Firefox 13.46%
  4. Internet Explorer 7.86%
  5. Android Browser 2.94%

Everything else

If there are any other interesting stats you would like me to find, then let me know. See the 2013 stats if you are interested in a more in depth look at our stats. Real time stats from our wiki. See also September 2014 stats.

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