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

Last month, we declared April the month of Delivery Hero. This month, they were the top 6 fastest deals to the front page, and were also in the top ten fastest deals to 100 votes or more. Unfortunately, it looks like the good times are over as we haven't seen a promotion in June. Oh well, back to Dominos.

It was another huge month in competitions with 2 members (here and here) winning a trip to London. However the biggest win of the month was $10,000 from ING Direct. Last month our multiple major competition winner maximum did an AMA which I highly recommend if you want to improve your comping skills.

Negative votes are a contentious issue but they can also be a big kick in the arse to step up the deals from reps. The most negged deal in May was from Sellingoutsoon in which it received -11 votes. The rep asked the community and the moderators for advice on how they can provide not only good deals but deals that are of interest to the community. They did a complete 180 and the last 5 of 8 deals posted have made it to the front page. Voting affects the ability of the reps to post deals so it is in their best interest to consistently provide good deals.

Also of note is that we had our all time highest amount of comments in May of 70,329, in which JV contributed 1.3% of them (923). June is going to be a huge month in terms of EOFY sales so stay tuned.

Members

Members of the Month

We are giving out a few more prizes for May, and the winners are:

  • snoo for the most popular deal last month, DickSmith sale list. It basically scraped DickSmith's website and compared the price difference between 2 dates. We used to have sites such as MildSurprise, PriceSlice and AnyPrice doing this kind of thing but somehow all of them disappeared.

  • TRENT86 for posting most deals. In May he posted 83 deals averaging +38 votes, 36 of them got onto the front page and the most popular being Free Daft Punk Album from Google Play.

  • tightarse for the most popular competition last month, Win cash prize from PayPal. We have recorded 26 wins so far unfortunately 0 out of 3 for me. Other TA records last month: 67 out of 69 deals he posted got onto front page, averaging +101 votes. This Delivery Hero deal also raced to the front page in the shortest time (4.87 minutes).

  • nmat for posting most competitions. In May nmat posted 42 competitions average +7.2 votes, most popular being Win a Renault Captur from SBS.

  • tonester for posting the most popular freebie, Two-Year Regus Businessworld Gold Membership that was also the 2nd most popular deal in May.

See more about members of the month

Moderation Stats:

  • Reports: 1849 (avg: 1 report every ~24 minutes)
  • Deals Removed: 329 (2364 published) —- Forum Posts Removed: 41 (919 published)
    • Reasons:
      • Duplicate - 136
      • Requested by OP - 34
      • SPAM - 32
      • Referral SPAM - 29
      • Targeted Offer - 20
      • Sockpuppeting - 22
      • Insufficient Quantity - 11
      • No Bargains Listed - 11
      • Combine Posts - 6
      • Not Available to Australia - 5
      • Banned Item - 3
      • Expired on Posting - 2
      • Everything else - 59

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

User Deals Avg Vote
TRENT86 83 38.43
tightarse 69 100.91
easternculture 36 34.28
varunsic 30 12.40
tonester 25 44.20
scotty 22 16.00
monty.melb 19 23.21
agentsabet 17 22.94
Spackbace 16 15.19
altomic 11 14.91

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

User Deals Avg Vote
singtung 7 12.43
cheapskatechick 6 8.17
flashbargains2015 5 2.40
Tardis 4 8.25
melodyzz 3 1.33
WickedBeans 3 6.33
ozb oioioi 3 6.00
ozyboy 3 5.33
BIGGS 3 14.00
Casio Watches 2 1.50

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

User Deals Avg Vote
tightarse 67 103.49
TRENT86 36 75.17
easternculture 13 75.54
IWantThatFlight 7 47.57
tonester 6 159.33
monty.melb 6 51.00
scotty 5 33.60
MyGroceries.com.au 4 51.50
holden93 4 40.00
Spackbace 4 36.50

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

User Deals Avg Vote Comments Comments (Not OP)
IWantThatFlight 7 47.57 56 10
mushtato 4 61.75 85 1
MyGroceries.com.au 4 51.50 4 0
sellingoutsoon 3 67.00 263 22
Justing197 2 39.50 31 1
tomleonhart 2 154.00 72 47
ShoppingExpress 2 65.00 94 33
Star Jewels 2 37.50 61 8
victorwilson 1 338.00 14 5
SWdeals 1 24.00 4 0

Most Competitions posted by users (Top 10)

User Comps
nmat 42
hamza23 21
neil 18
altomic 17
donga100 9
Katie2014 8
Spackbace 7
721411 7
JSQUARED 5
tightarse 4

Most Edited Power Users

User Edits Uniques
tonester 37 37
Steptoe 24 22
arend 22 20
fchis 18 15
Bargain4U 16 16
TRENT86 15 15
matt_will_fix_it 13 13
BarginHunter 11 11
kabigon 11 10
IceCreamBandit 10 10
Comments

Top 10 Commenters (# of comments, votes)

User Comments Avg Vote +5's +15's -5's -15's
jv 923 0.04 61 6 71 10
brucefromaustralia 469 0.78 14 1 0 0
Spackbace 424 1.04 26 5 2 1
easternculture 380 0.84 21 2 7 0
AznMitch 378 0.84 7 2 0 0
tuzii 335 0.22 24 4 26 3
Click_It 329 0.66 7 0 0 0
PVA 315 0.77 12 1 0 0
scrimshaw 308 1.78 26 10 0 0
tightarse 306 1.01 14 1 1 0

Top 10 positively voted comments

Comment Votes User Posted
Since the government gives 278 maolin95 2015-05-03
Jesus, plus one for effort 197 Moondog 2015-05-26
Sorry. I should have made 161 illumination 2015-05-10
Sorry but thats just a crap 150 Mikinoz 2015-05-22
Seems like you know what 107 starionx 2015-05-26
Top 500 or so discounted 97 stratbargain 2015-05-26
She wasn't hot at all I 95 ChillBro 2015-05-06
i posted 2000 bargains :O 86 snoo 2015-05-31
Actually it's OUR money he's 84 rbaggio 2015-05-03
I am an amateur battery 81 0xFFFF 2015-05-15

Top 10 negatively voted comments

Comment Votes User Posted
It's not spam, it's an eye -90 n3wb 2015-05-03
Hope you find some -82 jv 2015-05-31
Just spoke to store REP via -78 PLA74 2015-05-11
While we disagree with your -75 Zuccala Homes 2015-05-25
@SlickMick: No. It is a -70 This Guy 2015-05-04
The point is, the 'single' -54 tm87 2015-05-17
Does ozbargain allow -51 robbiequinn 2015-05-21
Then your tax return and -47 This Guy 2015-05-04
I +1'd your post by mistake, -45 Drew22 2015-05-03
@YTW: Being a parent is a -42 gimme 2015-05-17

Deals

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

Deal Votes User Posted Mins to Front
Delivery Hero $14 off $20 Spend (App Only) 247 tightarse 2015-05-12 4.87
Delivery Hero $14 off, Minimum $20 (Mobile App Required) 254 clarky 2015-05-13 6.38
Delivery Hero $14 off $20 Spend (App Only) 293 tightarse 2015-05-07 6.48
Delivery Hero $14 off $20 Spend (Mobile App Only) 250 tightarse 2015-05-05 7.82
Delivery Hero $14 off $20 Spend (App Only) 267 tightarse 2015-05-11 7.95
Delivery Hero $14 off $20 Spend (Mobile App Only) 239 tightarse 2015-05-06 9.43
Dick Smith: "Almost Everything on Sale" - MEGA LIST - 3181 Items 816 snoo 2015-05-26 9.80
Free Wrist Comfort Mouse Pad from MATTEYP 157 lukeloop 2015-05-24 11.68
Uber / $30 Free Voucher (Existing Users Included) - Adelaide only 53 yallah 2015-05-28 11.83
Delivery Hero $10 off $20 Spend (App Only) 115 tightarse 2015-05-14 11.93

Top 5 fastest deals to 100 votes

Deal Votes User Posted Mins to +100
Dick Smith: "Almost Everything on Sale" - MEGA LIST - 3181 Items 816 snoo 2015-05-26 25.45
Delivery Hero $14 off, Minimum $20 (Mobile App Required) 254 clarky 2015-05-13 43.53
Delivery Hero $14 off $20 Spend (App Only) 293 tightarse 2015-05-07 48.80
Free Wrist Comfort Mouse Pad from MATTEYP 157 lukeloop 2015-05-24 51.00
Delivery Hero $14 off $20 Spend (Mobile App Only) 250 tightarse 2015-05-05 54.75
Delivery Hero $14 off $20 Spend (App Only) 267 tightarse 2015-05-11 54.92
Delivery Hero $14 off $20 Spend (App Only) 247 tightarse 2015-05-12 56.98
Delivery Hero $14 off $20 Spend (Mobile App Only) 239 tightarse 2015-05-06 57.33
FREE Kathmandu Summit Club Membership (Worth $10) Plus 40% off for Members 534 TheAviator1992 2015-05-19 72.57
FREE Two-Year Regus Businessworld Gold Membership ($700 Value) - Business Lounges Worldwide 697 tonester 2015-05-15 77.00

Top 10 most popular deals by votes

Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
Dick Smith: "Almost Everything on Sale" - MEGA LIST - 3181 Items 816 25826 snoo 2015-05-26
FREE Two-Year Regus Businessworld Gold Membership ($700 Value) - Business Lounges Worldwide 697 17790 tonester 2015-05-15
AmEx New Statement Credits - David Jones, Harvey Norman, 7-Eleven and More 652 3589 Fishy 2015-05-05
FREE Kathmandu Summit Club Membership (Worth $10) Plus 40% off for Members 534 12444 TheAviator1992 2015-05-19
50% off All RRP Adidas Gear + Free Delivery 425 19693 vezkambo 2015-05-07
FREE Album: Daft Punk: Random Access Memories @ Google Play 423 5289 TRENT86 2015-05-19
20 Classical Essentials Album Free on Google Play 404 6796 chewkl 2015-05-27
FREE $50 Virgin Australia Holidays Voucher - Requires Velocity Frequent Flyer Membership (Free) 356 5082 kingdim 2015-05-17
Big W 10% off Storewide (for Family & Friends of WOW Staff): 30-31 May 2015 338 18044 victorwilson 2015-05-24
New Fast Food Coupons for May (Details Below) 302 4207 tightarse 2015-05-03

Top 10 most popular deals by clicks

Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
Dick Smith: "Almost Everything on Sale" - MEGA LIST - 3181 Items 816 25826 snoo 2015-05-26
40-50% off Full Priced Myer Brands on 14 May 100 21366 aaam 2015-05-12
Dick Smith: "Almost Everything is on Sale" - MEGA LIST - 2000 Items - 31 May 2015 178 21192 snoo 2015-05-31
50% off All RRP Adidas Gear + Free Delivery 425 19693 vezkambo 2015-05-07
Tigerair Massive Sale: $30 Wed/Thur/Fri, $20 Thur/Fri, $10 Friday (Jetstar Price-Beat 10% Less) 124 18846 tightarse 2015-05-27
Big W 10% off Storewide (for Family & Friends of WOW Staff): 30-31 May 2015 338 18044 victorwilson 2015-05-24
FREE Two-Year Regus Businessworld Gold Membership ($700 Value) - Business Lounges Worldwide 697 17790 tonester 2015-05-15
Big W Drop Zone Items $5 Each (Including Steel Outdoor 2.7m Umbrella) 127 16562 Bargainaholic 2015-05-21
Hungry Jacks Vouchers Valid until 7 Jul 2015 109 15837 jouspty 2015-05-20
JB Hi Fi Online Clearance Sale (Nokia 920 $136, BlackBerry Q10 $109, Olympus E-PL5 - $314, etc) 143 14808 kearnsy 2015-05-19

Top 5 most popular deals by traffic (in pageviews)

  1. Dick Smith: "Almost Everything on Sale" - MEGA LIST - 3181 Items - 70,619
  2. 50% off All RRP Adidas Gear + Free Delivery) - 62,135
  3. AmEx New Statement Credits - David Jones, Harvey Norman, 7-Eleven and More - 57,275
  4. Big W Drop Zone Deals Now Online. up to 80% off. Deals inside - 54,189
  5. FREE Two-Year Regus Businessworld Gold Membership ($700 Value) - Business Lounges Worldwide - 51,259

Most Popular Deals by Category

Most Popular Deals by Category
Category Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
Automotive $2.00 Night and Weekend Parking for The Month of May, Secure Parking (Melbourne) 144 3246 Ametric 2015-05-05
Books & Magazines 120 $0 eBooks (Categories & Links Below) 118 440 tightarse 2015-05-08
Business & Office FREE Two-Year Regus Businessworld Gold Membership ($700 Value) - Business Lounges Worldwide 697 17814 tonester 2015-05-15
Computing Unlimited Lifetime Photo & Video Storage (up from 2MP to 16MP) @ Google Photos 278 4772 tightarse 2015-05-29
Education 27 $0 Udemy Courses (Links in Post) 160 307 tightarse 2015-05-05
Electrical & Electronics Dick Smith: "Almost Everything on Sale" - MEGA LIST - 3181 Items 816 25870 snoo 2015-05-26
Entertainment FREE Album: Daft Punk: Random Access Memories @ Google Play 423 5291 TRENT86 2015-05-19
Fashion & Apparel 205 Items for $3, $4, $5 (Jocks/Socks/Shoes/Pants/Tops) Delivered @ Target (Links Below) 285 2270 tightarse 2015-05-22
Financial AmEx New Statement Credits - David Jones, Harvey Norman, 7-Eleven, McDonald's, Liquorland & More 658 3749 Fishy 2015-05-05
Food & Grocery New Fast Food Coupons for May (Details Below) 303 4224 tightarse 2015-05-03
Gaming [iOS] IGN Free Game Of The Month: NBA JAM 173 5760 PharmerDan 2015-05-23
Health & Beauty $50 off $99 on Contact Lenses Online with Specsavers. Free Shipping 210 4717 Jack Hawks 2015-05-25
Home & Garden Free RP Data Report - Worth $24.95 on RP Data Website (NSW Only) 245 2081 tomleonhart 2015-05-30
Internet Access More Netflix Movies and Shows + BBC Iplayer and Hulu Plus - $15 for 12 Months @ uFlix 144 4087 uFlix 2015-05-25
Mobile $1 Telstra Pre-Paid $30 SIM Starter Kit When Spending $30 Instore @ Coles 301 7624 crazynic 2015-05-13
Other Big W 10% off Storewide (for Family & Friends of WOW Staff): 30-31 May 2015 337 18076 victorwilson 2015-05-24
Pets FREE Adult Cat Adoption at RSPCA Victoria 93 1040 meanozbgnr 2015-05-09
Sports & Outdoors FREE Kathmandu Summit Club Membership (Worth $10) Plus 40% off for Members 534 12448 TheAviator1992 2015-05-19
Toys & Kids Swann Twin RC Helicopter Air Duel Pack for $20 Including Delivery @ Swann Store 129 2356 swannstore 2015-05-22
Travel FREE $50 Virgin Australia Holidays Voucher - Requires Velocity Frequent Flyer Membership (Free) 356 5127 kingdim 2015-05-17

Competitions

Most Popular Competitions (by votes)

Deal Votes Clicks Entered User Posted
Win 1 (or More) of 3300 Prizes from $5 to $30,000 @ PayPal 151 4712 242 tightarse 2015-05-04
Win a Trip for 2 to Europe + $10,000 or 1 of 6 $1000 Expedia Vouchers 54 2002 139 hamza23 2015-05-16
Win a Renault Captur Dynamique (Valued at $32,990) from SBS 38 1818 141 nmat 2015-05-18
Win a 12 Inch Retina MacBook + North Face Backpack from Rush Faster 31 1670 130 WestSide 2015-05-01
Win a 1 of 5 New Hyundai ix35's Worth $36,000 Each 30 1784 70 Spackbace 2015-05-26
Win a Sony PlayStation 4 Console from Civic Video 27 1191 113 JSQUARED 2015-05-02
Win a Trip for 2 to New York + $5,000 Shopping Spree (Total Value $11,540) from Pinky Promise 25 1248 95 hamza23 2015-05-08
Win 1 of 100 Mcleans Multi Action Packs worth $15 Each @ Coles 25 513 42 tightarse 2015-05-08
Win a $10000 Lenovo Prize Pack from Lenovo 24 1098 106 JSQUARED 2015-05-03
Win 100,000 Velocity Frequent Flyer Points from Virgin Australia 22 969 89 brazen00 2015-05-20

Most Popular Competitions (by clicks)

Deal Votes Clicks Entered User Posted
Win 1 (or More) of 3300 Prizes from $5 to $30,000 @ PayPal 151 4712 242 tightarse 2015-05-04
Win a Trip for 2 to Europe + $10,000 or 1 of 6 $1000 Expedia Vouchers 54 2002 139 hamza23 2015-05-16
Win a Renault Captur Dynamique (Valued at $32,990) from SBS 38 1818 141 nmat 2015-05-18
Win a 1 of 5 New Hyundai ix35's Worth $36,000 Each 30 1784 70 Spackbace 2015-05-26
Win a 12 Inch Retina MacBook + North Face Backpack from Rush Faster 31 1670 130 WestSide 2015-05-01
Win $20,000 Cash and a New Mazda CX-5 Car from Nine MSN (Enter Daily) 20 1629 74 hamza23 2015-05-07
Win a Trip for 2 to New York + $5,000 Shopping Spree (Total Value $11,540) from Pinky Promise 25 1248 95 hamza23 2015-05-08
Win a Sony PlayStation 4 Console from Civic Video 27 1191 113 JSQUARED 2015-05-02
Win a $10000 Lenovo Prize Pack from Lenovo 24 1098 106 JSQUARED 2015-05-03
Win a Trip for 2 to Fiji from Webjet 21 978 99 nmat 2015-05-13

Other stats

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

  1. Zuccala Homes - Big Problem with Shoddy Brickwork & Need Help - 35,617
  2. What's the best company perk that you get, and do you still appreciate it? - 25,921
  3. An iPhone Seller's Nightmare on Gumtree - 19,582
  4. So a Welfare Recipient Is "Richer" than Me - 16,389
  5. A buyer has opened an eBay case against me. Need advice. - 15,364

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

  1. List of Birthday Deals/Frebies - 10,200
  2. A guide to using Telstra Prepaid Starter Packs - 3,858
  3. List of Cheap Chinese Online Buying sites - 3,630
  4. Cards with No Overseas Transaction Fees - 2,454
  5. One Deal a Day Sites - 1,561

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

  1. Dominos - 87,136
  2. Woolworths - 20,725
  3. KFC - 15,741
  4. DeliveryHero - 15,303
  5. Hungry Jacks - 12,838

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

Store # of deals
Dick Smith 167
Big W 55
Woolworths 52
JB Hi-Fi 49
Officeworks 40

Top 10 most subscribed to store

Store # of subscribers
DeliveryHero 301
I Want That Flight 250
Pinchme 124
Specsavers 88
Woolworths 83
Dick Smith 83
Selling Out Soon 79
Grays Outlet 65
Shopping Express 50
Dominos 50

Top 5 sites referring traffic to OzBargain (sessions)

  1. Whirlpool Forums - 108,452
  2. Facebook - 108,068
  3. Oursteps - 43,836
  4. Twitter - 37,670
  5. Feedly - 32,894

Top Browsers (by Sessions)

  1. Chrome 53.29%
  2. Safari 25.39%
  3. Firefox 11.29%
  4. Internet Explorer 6.14%
  5. Android Browser 1.67%

Everything else

OzBargain Zeitgeist 2014

Real time stats from our wiki.

April 2015
March 2015
January 2015
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014 stats

Comments

  •  

    Wow, glad to see me listed in a couple of categories!

    Congrats to all the winners and thanks for the great bargains and competitions posted :)

  •  

    Re this:

    "Unfortunately, it looks like the good times are over as we haven't seen a promotion in June."

    Didn't they release a code for $10 off a $20 order that was good to use until September?

    •  

      There are 2 deals for DH.

      The September one is for new users so eliminates most OzBargainers albeit I'm not sure how they verify duplicate accounts.

      Just after I posted this a new DH deal appeared for $10 off so looks like the ceasefire was shortlived.

      •  

        Re this:

        " … [that said] I'm not sure how they verify duplicate accounts."

        What DH meant by 'new users' was ambiguous right from the start, because they themselves 'launched this code into the market' by including physical flyers advertising it along with deliveries to current users. Based on that I assumed that it was fine to get a mate/ (even a 'man's-best-friend') to open an account/order the stuff, even if they lived in the same house as me. No dramas so far…

  •  

    Lol. I can't believe I will on this list one day.

    Thank you for you all support.

    Please send a cheque to my house.

  • -2 votes

    personally, i'm just glad i've not been bandwagon negged again and featured on the most negged list lol, good work everyone!

  •  

    wow, even I get a mention.

  • Top