Top Deals, Comments, Forum Posts, Members of The Month and Other Stats for March 2015

So I missed doing the February version of this thanks to TA's posting of cheap Air NZ flights to the US. It's interesting to see some of the emerging trends in the US. Lots of positive trends but the biggest negative trend I saw was the use of selfie sticks…everywhere. So I'm happy to see the most negative voted deal in March was for a selfie stick.

November-January are generally the most busiest months on OzBargain with February to April being the slowest. That is reflected in this month's stats. Despite having more competitions posted this month, there is a 19% drop in people looking at the competitions section. Are people burnt out with entering comps? Not sure.

However quality over quantity, with 3 4 OzBargainers winning a $3600 prize to see a Troye Sivan concert/meet & greet, hotel, flights, meals. Epic win.

Moderation Stats:

  • Reports: 1639 (avg: 1 report every ~27 minutes)
  • Deals Removed: 333 (2215 published) —- Forum Posts Removed: 40 (890 published)
    • Reasons:
      • Duplicate - 130
      • SPAM - 31
      • Requested by OP - 26
      • Targeted Offer - 20
      • Sockpuppeting - 16
      • Insufficient Quantity - 14
      • Referral SPAM - 10
      • Combine Deals - 3
      • Expired on Posting - 4
      • Everything else - 79
Members

Members of the Month

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Most Deals Posted by a User & Vote Avg (Top 10)

User Deals Avg Vote
TRENT86 123 25.20
tightarse 61 88.13
easternculture 49 30.80
altomic 36 6.83
Peanut money 22 13.18
tonester 21 34.95
Spackbace 17 14.65
kaneissik 15 57.07
varunsic 15 14.27
rcrowl 13 7.62

Most Deals Posted by a New User & Vote Avg (Top 10)

User Deals Avg Vote
Happy Veggiemite 7 9.00
Cream 4 12.00
2beansapps 3 17.33
winlady 3 15.00
studycenter 2 -3.00
junnyun 2 -0.50
wildearth 2 4.00
sugl1981 2 0.00
serendipityacc 2 4.50
LED Accessories 2 7.00

Most Front-Page Deals posted by Users & Vote Avg (Top 10)

User Deals Avg Vote
tightarse 56 94.61
TRENT86 40 56.58
easternculture 19 66.74
IWantThatFlight 6 46.50
tonester 5 120.80
WestSide 5 43.60
MyGroceries.com.au 4 60.50
Schumi5 4 44.00
Spackbace 4 43.50
kaneissik 4 188.25

Most Front-Page Deals posted by Store Reps & Vote Avg (Top 10)

User Deals Avg Vote Comments Comments (Not OP)
IWantThatFlight 6 46.50 41 4
MyGroceries.com.au 4 60.50 3 0
mushtato 3 72.00 63 3
banggood 2 62.00 1 0
taQ 2 93.50 37 12
Makka 2 46.00 7 1
ShoppingExpress 2 74.50 40 18
dicksmith 1 107.00 1 0
Happy Veggiemite 1 49.00 12 0
mobileciti 1 36.00 26 0

Most Competitions posted by users (Top 10)

User Comps
nmat 52
altomic 50
hamza23 39
JSQUARED 23
Spackbace 18
danwgreenfield 13
anna-homeheaven 9
neil 8
Ticketwombat 4
lizzle 3

Most Edited Power Users

User Edits Uniques
TRENT86 33 32
tonester 24 22
Bargain4U 18 18
Steptoe 16 14
IceCreamBandit 15 14
arend 11 10
aacheney 11 6
petestrash 9 8
roughana 9 7
mattgal 9 9
Comments

Top 10 Commenters (# of comments, votes)

User Comments Avg Vote +5's +15's -5's -15's
jv 734 0.38 66 8 48 14
sween64 394 0.66 11 2 1 0
easternculture 346 0.76 17 2 12 2
tuzii 335 0.66 27 3 12 5
AznMitch 325 1.22 13 4 0 0
tightarse 279 0.96 15 1 0 0
TRENT86 269 0.57 5 0 0 0
scrimshaw 243 2.25 24 8 0 0
GnarlyKnuckles 227 1.30 20 3 2 0
Spackbace 222 1.10 17 2 1 0

Top 10 positively voted comments

Comment Votes User Posted
I'm going to get negged to 109 xyron 2015-03-06
To give back to the 108 MemE 2015-03-20
It can run every AAA game 104 Mwave 2015-03-24
Not for you. 102 viki8702 2015-03-26
http://files.ozbargain.com.au 98 uraha 2015-03-17
Step 2: order Domino's 97 waterlogged turnip 2015-03-19
Don't come to Ozbargain as 85 AznMitch 2015-03-02
The way to sell these is in 80 sickllama 2015-03-03
by taking 1 of your 78 waterlogged turnip 2015-03-25
c'mon. literally everybody 77 itsfree 2015-03-19

Top 10 negatively voted comments

Comment Votes User Posted
AirAsia Not worth the -111 jv 2015-03-12
You sir are the problem with -74 marchi 2015-03-24
Seems very silly. I would -59 bohn 2015-03-01
Yeh, this is a bargain -55 Gavman 2015-03-24
any bargains ? -52 jv 2015-03-26
nor you, the redemption code -48 jv 2015-03-26
I have no idea where you're -39 Jesmond 2015-03-10
Not getting to your -39 jv 2015-03-12
Ummm… sounds like OP is so -33 Son ofa Zombie 2015-03-22
Stupidest bargain ever to be -31 MrZ 2015-03-26

Deals

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

Deal Votes User Posted Mins to Front
FREE Album: Coldplay's Ghost Stories @ Google Play 445 tightarse 2015-03-05 11.37
[Google Play] The Fast and The Furious - FREE 592 kaneissik 2015-03-05 12.57
PINCHme Free Sample: Ecostore Shampoo + Conditioner 81 karitas 2015-03-24 12.65
Seagate Expansion 1.5TB USB 3.0 Hard Drive - $49 (Was $99) - Officeworks Milton QLD 161 SteveAndBelle 2015-03-18 12.97
Telstra $30 Prepaid NANO (& MICRO?) SIM with 3GB Data for 50c @ Kmart 241 Erkel 2015-03-25 16.57
Sony 500GB PlayStation 4 Console - $389 Delivered - Dick Smith eBay Group Buy 188 dealhunter999 2015-03-03 17.97
AirAsia "Lowest Fares EVER" Sale. Fly to Asia from $67 259 battler 2015-03-12 22.05
FREE DuraHook Coat Hook 463 Kallo 2015-03-30 22.48
Google Chromecast $38 @ Big W Rockdale NSW 68 kingwang 2015-03-09 23.33
The Body Shop Australia - Free Sample of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask 66 MeadowLea 2015-03-13 24.12

Top 5 fastest deals to 100 votes

Deal Votes User Posted Mins to +100
[Google Play] The Fast and The Furious - FREE 592 kaneissik 2015-03-05 51.65
FREE Album: Coldplay's Ghost Stories @ Google Play 445 tightarse 2015-03-05 54.25
FREE: Head & Shoulders Shampoo & Uncle Toby's Oats @ PINCHme 343 tightarse 2015-03-10 74.43
FREE DuraHook Coat Hook 463 Kallo 2015-03-30 79.68
$20 Delivery Hero Voucher - Today Only (App Orders) 260 nostril 2015-03-24 97.50
3 Months Free Streaming TV & Movies from Presto Via Telstra 459 dmac80 2015-03-26 99.77
AirAsia "Lowest Fares EVER" Sale. Fly to Asia from $67 259 battler 2015-03-12 128.02
Telstra $30 Prepaid NANO (& MICRO?) SIM with 3GB Data for 50c @ Kmart 241 Erkel 2015-03-25 139.17
Woolworths: $25 off Your Shop (Spend $100 or More) 316 electricbluee 2015-03-05 164.30
$29.05 for Google ChromeCast (Click & Collect) from Dick Smith if Signing up for Stan 30 Day Trial 260 sfac 2015-03-28 211.73

Top 10 most popular deals by votes

Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
20% off Tech at Selected Retailers @ eBay 612 11870 BTB 2015-03-26
[Google Play] The Fast and The Furious - FREE 592 8297 kaneissik 2015-03-05
88% off Coke/Sprite/Fanta/Lift 3x24x375ml $9.65 ($0.13/Can) @ Woolworths [EDR Req'd] 464 9483 tonester 2015-03-26
FREE DuraHook Coat Hook 463 10774 Kallo 2015-03-30
3 Months Free Streaming TV & Movies from Presto Via Telstra 459 5616 dmac80 2015-03-26
FREE Album: Coldplay's Ghost Stories @ Google Play 445 6056 tightarse 2015-03-05
Free 30 Days Subscription for Netflix Australia 413 8542 canon1989 2015-03-24
FREE: Head & Shoulders Shampoo & Uncle Toby's Oats @ PINCHme 343 5568 tightarse 2015-03-10
Woolworths: $25 off Your Shop (Spend $100 or More) 316 5731 electricbluee 2015-03-05
Free Return Shipping Cost (up to $45) @ PayPal 289 1602 clse945111 2015-03-31

Top 10 most popular deals by clicks

Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
AirAsia "Lowest Fares EVER" Sale. Fly to Asia from $67 259 15783 battler 2015-03-12
Sportsdirect - 1 Million Shoes Reduced - up to 80% off 64 13754 vino83th 2015-03-20
20% off Tech at Selected Retailers @ eBay 612 11870 BTB 2015-03-26
FREE DuraHook Coat Hook 463 10774 Kallo 2015-03-30
Various National Team Soccer Jerseys $20 Each (Plus $9.50 Flat Rate Delivery) at Fangear.com 83 10053 cheapiechips 2015-03-16
NRL 2014 Jerseys from $10 (RRP $159.99) + $9.50 Flat Delivery at Fangear.com 96 9663 jkytam 2015-03-20
88% off Coke/Sprite/Fanta/Lift 3x24x375ml $9.65 ($0.13/Can) @ Woolworths [EDR Req'd] 464 9483 tonester 2015-03-26
Hungry Jacks Vouchers valid until 10th May 2015 72 9375 Cricketponcho 2015-03-26
FREE: Over $150 in Paid Apps & Games @ iTunes 66 9223 TRENT86 2015-03-14
MSY Deals - Kaspersky Pure 3 OEM $6, DVI HDMI Cables from $3, Colour Laser Printer $79+ More 46 8970 scrimshaw 2015-03-08

Top 5 most popular deals by traffic (in pageviews)

  1. 20% off Tech at Selected Retailers @ eBay - 149,431
  2. 88% off Coke/Sprite/Fanta/Lift 3x24x375ml $9.65 ($0.13/Can) @ Woolworths [EDR Req'd] - 46,519
  3. AirAsia "Lowest Fares EVER" Sale. Fly to Asia from $67 - 43,870
  4. 3 Months Free Streaming TV & Movies from Presto Via Telstra - 36,700
  5. Free 30 Days Subscription for Netflix Australia - 33,021

Most Popular Deals by Category

Most Popular Deals by Category
Category Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
Automotive Free Weekend and Evening Parking in Melbourne CBD in April (via Secure Parking) 162 3075 johns 2015-03-16
Books & Magazines FREE Lifetime Digital Subscription to Sound & Picture Magazine (PC, iOS, Android) 176 3557 tightarse 2015-03-24
Business & Office FREE Spirax Student Planner (Facebook Required) 166 6229 argusf 2015-03-11
Computing Samsung EVO Micro SDHC Memory Card 16GB $8.99, 32GB $17.95, 64GB $39.50 Shipped @ Shopping Express 162 1871 easternculture 2015-03-04
Education 45 $0 Udemy Courses: Details Below 138 289 tightarse 2015-03-05
Electrical & Electronics 20% off Tech at Selected Retailers @ eBay 612 11886 BTB 2015-03-26
Entertainment [Google Play] The Fast and The Furious - FREE 592 8297 kaneissik 2015-03-05
Fashion & Apparel FREE DuraHook Coat Hook 463 10790 Kallo 2015-03-30
Financial Free Return Shipping Cost (up to $45) @ PayPal 289 1607 clse945111 2015-03-31
Food & Grocery 88% off Coke/Sprite/Fanta/Lift 3x24x375ml $9.65 ($0.13/Can) @ Woolworths [EDR Req'd] 464 9483 tonester 2015-03-26
Gaming Syndicate - Free on Origin (On the House) 210 2983 Plankton 2015-03-04
Health & Beauty FREE: Head & Shoulders Shampoo & Uncle Toby's Oats @ PINCHme 343 5568 tightarse 2015-03-10
Home & Garden Masters 10% off Online 16 March to 22 March 128 3247 Pommycol 2015-03-15
Internet Access More Netflix Content for Just $12 for 12 Months - Netflix Launch Day Coupon @ Uflix 118 4818 uFlix 2015-03-24
Mobile $150 Worth of Android Apps Gone FREE @ Amazon AU & US (Links Below) 253 2656 tightarse 2015-03-19
Other 15% off Everything at Groupon (Maximum $50 Discount) 168 5685 Macca87 2015-03-11
Pets Free Feline Adoptions This Weekend - RSPCA - Yagoona (Sydney) 87 1177 hbg 2015-03-12
Sports & Outdoors Kambrook Blitz2Go Active Blender $20, LG Lifeband $69 (After $5 Sign Up) @ Harvey Norman 138 3051 TRENT86 2015-03-28
Toys & Kids Disney Infinity 2.0 Characters $7.50/Game $24, Xenoblade Chronicles $47, COD Ghosts $20 @Target 46 2374 TRENT86 2015-03-30
Travel 5,000 Free KrisFlyer Miles for New Accounts (or 3,704 Velocity Frequent Flyer Points) 264 6866 Thrymr 2015-03-04

Competitions

Most Popular Competitions (by votes)

Comp Votes Clicks Entered User Posted
Win $25/ $50/ $100/ $1000 Virtual Visa Cards from McDonald's Drop into Maccas 2 App 53 891 60 happychild100 2015-03-08
Win a Trip for 2 to Japan & $20,000 Cash from Career One 41 1634 96 hamza23 2015-03-02
Win 1 of 500 "Heston for Coles" Ice-Cream Tubs Worth $9 Each - Flybuys Members 28 705 57 Spackbace 2015-03-12
Win a Lenovo Y50 Gaming Laptop (Valued at $2,199ea) from Lenovo - same as last month 27 821 58 smartnotcheap 2015-03-20
Win a Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1” (16GB Wi-Fi) + DVD (Valued at $528) from Civic Video 25 843 81 hamza23 2015-03-01
Win 1 of 6 Motorola Moto X 2nd Gen Mobile Phones from JB Hi-Fi 23 1258 74 JSQUARED 2015-03-04
Win Your Share of 1 Million Frequent Flyer Points from Qantas 23 766 43 hamza23 2015-03-15
NSW - Win 1 of 400 Family Tickets to The Royal Easter Show Worth $114.20 Each 21 878 47 Spackbace 2015-03-09
Win a $8,000 Flight Centre Voucher, 1 of 4 Samsonite Cases or 1 of 40 Travel Items (Total Value $12,194.00) 20 903 79 hamza23 2015-03-03
Win a Trip for 2 to Wanaka, New Zealand (Valued at $8,260) from Billabong 20 938 74 hamza23 2015-03-04

Most Popular Competitions (by clicks)

Comp Votes Clicks Entered User Posted
Win a Trip for 2 to Japan & $20,000 Cash from Career One 41 1634 96 hamza23 2015-03-02
Win 1 of 6 Motorola Moto X 2nd Gen Mobile Phones from JB Hi-Fi 23 1258 74 JSQUARED 2015-03-04
Instant Win Prizes from Coopers Sparkling Ale and Go in The Draw for a Bar Fridge (Enter Daily) 17 1145 33 Spackbace 2015-03-25
Win 1 of 5 Trips for 2 to London from visitlondon.com 17 1083 64 nmat 2015-03-10
Win a Trip for 2 to Wanaka, New Zealand (Valued at $8,260) from Billabong 20 938 74 hamza23 2015-03-04
Win a $8,000 Flight Centre Voucher, 1 of 4 Samsonite Cases or 1 of 40 Travel Items (Total Value $12,194.00) 20 903 79 hamza23 2015-03-03
Win $25/ $50/ $100/ $1000 Virtual Visa Cards from McDonald's Drop into Maccas 2 App 53 891 60 happychild100 2015-03-08
NSW - Win 1 of 400 Family Tickets to The Royal Easter Show Worth $114.20 Each 21 878 47 Spackbace 2015-03-09
Win a Trip for 2 to The USA (Valued at $7,498) from Webjet 9 867 39 hamza23 2015-03-30
Win a Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1” (16GB Wi-Fi) + DVD (Valued at $528) from Civic Video 25 843 81 hamza23 2015-03-01

Other stats

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

  1. 45yo and still rents - 18,400
  2. What Are Your Best Money Saving Tips? - 18,147
  3. Family Tax Benefit 01 July 2015 - FTB-B Income Threshold Changed to $100,000 - 16,064
  4. ID Check at Dan Murphys Rant - 13,831
  5. So Telstra just upped my bandwidth to 500GB from 200GB - 14,351

Top 5 most popular wiki pages by traffic (in pageviews)

  1. List of Birthday Deals/Frebies - 13,717
  2. List of Cheap Chinese Online Buying sites - 4,363
  3. Cards with No Overseas Transaction Fees - 1,631
  4. List of One Deal a Day Sites - 1,456
  5. A guide to using Telstra Prepaid Starter Packs - 1,340

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

  1. Dominos - 67,072
  2. Woolworths - 19,501
  3. KFC - 17,753
  4. Hungry Jacks - 12,445
  5. Pizza Hut - 8,584

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

Store # of deals
Dick Smith 103
Woolworths 62
Target 50
Big W 46
iTunes 38

Top 5 sites referring traffic to OzBargain (sessions)

  1. Whirlpool Forums - 108,018
  2. Facebook - 96,049
  3. Twitter - 36,202
  4. Oursteps - 33,082
  5. Feedly.com - 31,845

Top Browsers (by Sessions)

  1. Chrome 52.84%
  2. Safari 23.65%
  3. Firefox 12.28%
  4. Internet Explorer 7.02%
  5. Android Browser 1.92%

Everything else

OzBargain Zeitgeist 2014

Real time stats from our wiki.

January 2015
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014 stats.

Comments

  • +1 vote

    4 of them Won the Troye Sivan Prize actually, great work. I wonder if they discussed how many eneloops they own over a dinner

    • +1 vote

      Cheers. Have fixed that up.

      Yes, would have loved to be a fly on the wall.

    • +1 vote

      I think they were still all sitting there uploading pictures of cans :P There's going to be a support group to ween them off it!

    • +1 vote

      Actually, we all had lunch together. Made a few jokes about my Ice Watch with Greenspoon (top guy!).

      Was a really amazing time.

      Also for the record, I have an Eneloop free household.

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    Great stats! Any bargains in US apart from selfiesticks?

  • +4 votes

    So last year TA won he used to post the most number of deals, this year it's because he doesn't fit that, so it's now for getting the most number of deals to the front page. Sure.

    •  

      Quality over quantity I guess. 61 deals for 88.13 vote average VS 123 deals for 25.20 vote average.

    • +1 vote

      We want to encourage those who contribute positively to the OzBargain community. If you have any constructive feedback for some other member contributions that we may have missed, please let us know.

      • +9 votes

        We want to encourage those who contribute positively to the OzBargain community

        I reckon it should be one prize every 3 months per member to encourage other members to contribute further and share the love. When members know that X and Y person are more likely to win a prize, it may discourage some.

        It could be

        • The person that contributed the most freebies
        • The person who contributed the most helpful comments
        • The power user who edited the most deals
        • The person who posted the most helpful forum topic (as per comment count)

        etc

        There is different ways to contribute to the ozbargain community other than most deals posted or most deals on front page.

  • +5 votes

    Cool stats, very interesting :)

  •  

    Always very educational. Great range of different activity reported. Amazing to see votes vs click-through.

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    Good work winners

  •  

    Gratz winners and thanks to all deal posters.

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    Top 10 negatively voted comments.. JV dominated that part.

    lol

  • +1 vote

    Dick Smith may be #1 popular store, however it isn't for honouring deals, nor for having ethical pricing policies (especially when they jack up their prices and then offer 20% off). There should be a category for most 'not honoured' deals, and for most useless post that somehow receives the most positive votes.. probably due their cult following.

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    Are we getting one of these for April 2015 neil

    • +1 vote

      Yes, almost finished… Just have 4 more stats to pull and the summary to write up. Should be up tomorrow.

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