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

August
The eBay 20% off Participating Stores offer was by far the most popular deal, winning 3rd fastest to 20 votes, quickest to 100 votes, highest amount of votes, and a huge amount of traffic of 160,895 pageviews. We were also notified of a great act of kindness by user msmhw who generously offered to post SSD drives from the previous eBay deal to those who missed out in Queensland. If you have spotted an act of kindness from fellow OzBargainers that deserve to win an award, leave them in the comments or PM/TWAM a moderator to let us know.

Competitions
If you are feeling generous, two OzBargainers would like your help to win a Go Pro. It was also the first time we had to cancel a competition (BYO Cup @ 7/11). BYO Cup Day is one of our favourite contests to run so it was a big disappointment to not see it run on OzBargain or 7/11 promote it in social media. Our AFL Footy Tipping competition has just ended with noelstewartx taking out 1st place and winning $100. We should have some comps running shortly to coincide with the AFL & NRL finals.

Site Updates

Coming up

  • Improving automated referral system such as having codes only active for x amount of time.
  • Adding stickied posts to newsletters.
  • Improving deal reminders (e.g. to Google Calendar).
Members

Members of the Month

August 2015

Here are the winners this month:

Congratulations to all the winners!

See more about members of the month

Moderation Stats:

  • Reports: 1848 (avg: 1 report every ~24 minutes)
  • Deals Removed: 326 (2263 published) —- Forum Posts Removed: 44 (978 published)
    • Reasons:
      • Duplicate - 147
      • Requested by OP - 24
      • Targeted Offer - 16
      • Insufficient Quantity - 13
      • SPAM - 16
      • No Bargains Listed - 15
      • Sockpuppeting - 34
      • Referral SPAM - 10
      • Combine Posts - 5
      • Not Available to Australia - 1
      • Banned Item - 6
      • Expired on Posting - 3
      • Everything else - 80

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

User Deals Avg Vote
tightarse 57 102.98
TRENT86 54 43.02
Spackbace 43 27.49
monty.melb 28 22.86
easternculture 25 38.28
tonester 24 8.71
deathwarrior 22 22.45
RogueWolf 21 16.67
lyl 20 17.80
altomic 17 20.18

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

User Deals Avg Vote
Vinobono 3 5.00
miss-t 3 24.33
MichelleT 2 -1.00
Hungrybonegaming 2 11.00
delirium211 2 9.50
swimfast 2 6.50
supergirl 2 6.50
ecoCaffe Australia 2 3.50
kishimaru 2 -1.50
Mostufao 2 0.00

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

User Deals Avg Vote
tightarse 53 109.75
TRENT86 32 63.81
Spackbace 15 62.53
easternculture 11 73.55
deathwarrior 8 44.75
IWantThatFlight 8 67.50
Guy Incognito 6 89.17
monty.melb 6 72.83
BigBrother 5 69.60
paperkut 5 53.60

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

User Deals Avg Vote Comments Comments (Not OP)
IWantThatFlight 8 67.50 44 4
MyGroceries.com.au 4 51.25 9 0
Clear 3 81.00 364 233
sellingoutsoon 2 77.50 39 4
BootlegLiquor 2 33.00 48 0
boratsagdiyev 2 79.00 13 0
Clem11 2 50.50 19 1
danilochan 2 101.00 25 0
tastyjacks 1 443.00 4 0
PLE Computers 1 37.00 0 0

Most Competitions posted by users (Top 10)

User Comps
JSQUARED 86
nmat 70
neil 65
dd721411 36
altomic 28
hamza23 21
ShamelessBargains 14
Katie2014 14
Spackbace 13
Casa de Karma 7

Most Edits by a Power User

User Edits Uniques
Lukian 328 324
Baysew 73 73
tonester 37 35
Make it so 12 11
BarginHunter 12 12
roughana 11 9
arend 8 8
Steptoe 8 8
IceCreamBandit 7 7
mtg 6 6
Comments

Top 10 Commenters (# of comments, votes)

User Comments Avg Vote +5's +15's -5's -15's
jv 672 0.16 47 13 55 8
Spackbace 559 2.04 51 13 0 0
Clear 364 0.73 15 3 0 0
nocure 353 1.90 27 7 1 1
altomic 324 2.09 39 10 1 0
Oversimplified 321 0.82 10 2 0 0
scrimshaw 321 1.91 29 6 0 0
tendollar 313 0.10 15 2 19 3
PVA 271 0.97 16 3 0 0
tightarse 269 1.49 21 9 2 0

Top 10 positively voted comments

Comment Votes User Posted
I earn substantially more 111 mskeggs 2015-08-19
Why did you mention that he 109 lahiruwan 2015-08-24
Why did you give her your 100 pjetson 2015-08-28
Tony, that you? 94 scrimshaw 2015-08-15
Wow. A glass bottle full of 91 clandestino 2015-08-12
Like the fact that in 89 Spackbace 2015-08-10
unlimited calls to 88 nocure 2015-08-19
Australia Post will not 85 dan0909 2015-08-17
Chiropractors do not follow 85 Titan84 2015-08-29
No pocket for moustache comb 81 sonicentropy 2015-08-13

Top 10 negatively voted comments

Comment Votes User Posted
Anyone from any nations can -108 Rosegum 2015-08-24
No, because in my -71 Davo93 2015-08-16
Seriously though, if your -64 thorton82 2015-08-23
haha, aleady known. I bought -62 yifeilyf 2015-08-16
Very constructive. Thanks -58 GaelicAU 2015-08-24
Haha Nocure, you talked -55 Rosegum 2015-08-24
this is OZbargain not -49 tuzii 2015-08-05
I don't anymore. A few -46 inose 2015-08-16
rediculous; Im assuming it -45 thorton82 2015-08-23
Usually 89. If you have to -45 adam149 2015-08-27

Deals

Top 10 fastest deals to the front page (20 votes)

Deal Votes User Posted Mins to Front
$0 Google Play Album: The Essential Elvis Presley 477 grababargain 2015-08-13 7.73
$0 Google Play Album - Whitney Houston: The Ultimate Collection 515 grababargain 2015-08-20 10.27
eBay 20% off Participating Stores for Father's Day [MAX $300 Discount] 925 RyanMK 2015-08-24 10.28
[Steam] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 - $0.69 USD 119 emwearz 2015-08-28 13.60
SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB $56 Delivered @ PC Byte 256 tightarse 2015-08-11 14.48
FREE Boost Mobile $20 Starter Kit - Delivered (First 2500) 114 ccwwayne 2015-08-10 14.78
[AmEx] $20 Credit for $50 Spend Participating Fashion Brands (Limited to First 20,000 Cards) 309 Love a bargain 2015-08-26 15.00
SanDisk 128GB Ultra MicroSD $74 Delivered @ PC Byte (Save $45) 192 tightarse 2015-08-04 16.13
Up to 50% off at Participating Restaurants Today 5pm-10pm @ Delivery Hero 102 Ametric 2015-08-25 16.75
4 Free Tickets to AFL Games at The MCG on September 5 & 6 @ Ticketmaster 220 zpohc 2015-08-27 16.78

Top 10 fastest deals to 100 votes

Deal Votes User Posted Mins to +100
eBay 20% off Participating Stores for Father's Day [MAX $300 Discount] 925 RyanMK 2015-08-24 38.40
Free Bic Flex 3 Razor from BIC 202 ShamelessBargains 2015-08-06 56.25
$0 Google Play Album: The Essential Elvis Presley 477 grababargain 2015-08-13 57.20
$0 Google Play Album - Whitney Houston: The Ultimate Collection 515 grababargain 2015-08-20 57.90
Free Tap King Dispenser (Delivered) - First 1,000 - Tap King Facebook Page 169 Spackbace 2015-08-26 68.53
[Qantas Frequent Flyer Members] Free Evening and Weekend Parking @ Secure Parking 494 downero 2015-08-13 80.47
[AmEx] $20 Credit for $50 Spend Participating Fashion Brands (Limited to First 20,000 Cards) 309 Love a bargain 2015-08-26 89.67
2x 100GB of 4G Telstra Mobile Data for $104 (Requires Sending SMSs) 399 nicois 2015-08-08 97.27
SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB $56 Delivered @ PC Byte 256 tightarse 2015-08-11 107.20
24 Chicken Nuggets $10 @ KFC 443 tastyjacks 2015-08-07 107.77

Top 10 most popular deals by votes

Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
eBay 20% off Participating Stores for Father's Day [MAX $300 Discount] 925 22453 RyanMK 2015-08-24
$0 Google Play Album - Whitney Houston: The Ultimate Collection 515 7398 grababargain 2015-08-20
[Qantas Frequent Flyer Members] Free Evening and Weekend Parking @ Secure Parking 494 8727 downero 2015-08-13
$0 Google Play Album: The Essential Elvis Presley 477 6383 grababargain 2015-08-13
24 Chicken Nuggets $10 @ KFC 443 4543 tastyjacks 2015-08-07
2x 100GB of 4G Telstra Mobile Data for $104 (Requires Sending SMSs) 399 4135 nicois 2015-08-08
$0 Google Play Music: The Sound of Yo-Yo Ma 340 5704 kumincir 2015-08-22
Stanley 40 Piece Screwdriver Set $19 @ Bunnings Warehouse 316 13046 BTB 2015-08-08
FREE Dr Karl's Little Book of Trivia 101 by Dr Karl Kruszelnicki (iBooks, Amazon & Google Play) 311 3182 simon75 2015-08-16
[AmEx] $20 Credit for $50 Spend Participating Fashion Brands (Limited to First 20,000 Cards) 309 7903 Love a bargain 2015-08-26

Top 10 most popular deals by clicks

Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
eBay 20% off Participating Stores for Father's Day [MAX $300 Discount] 925 22453 RyanMK 2015-08-24
Over 100 PS3, PS4, XB360 and XB1 Games up to 50% off @ Big W 96 14530 L1QU1DD 2015-08-31
Stanley 40 Piece Screwdriver Set $19 @ Bunnings Warehouse 316 13046 BTB 2015-08-08
10% off Store Wide @ Big W 248 12410 winster 2015-08-12
Hungry Jack's Coupons Valid to August 24 (National) 122 11528 tightarse 2015-08-16
Hungry Jack's Vouchers - Valid to 5 October 2015 [National] 115 11110 chonkie 2015-08-24
FREE iOS: Goat Simulator @ IGN (Now Working Fine) 171 10908 tightarse 2015-08-11
40% off ICONIC Exclusives with Code AUG40 until 24 August 111 10833 scotty 2015-08-19
SanDisk Extreme SDCZ80 64G USB3.0 $33 / Logitech G930 Headset $125 @ MSY 98 9700 Aug-leo 2015-08-20
[Qantas Frequent Flyer Members] Free Evening and Weekend Parking @ Secure Parking 494 8727 downero 2015-08-13

Top 5 most popular deals by traffic (in pageviews)

  1. eBay 20% off Participating Stores for Father's Day [MAX $300 Discount] - 160,895
  2. 2x 100GB of 4G Telstra Mobile Data for $104 (Requires Sending SMSs) - 58,833
  3. Lavazza A Modo Mio Minu Coffee Machine - Free (up to $25.50 Profit) after $50 Cashback @ Target - 39,730
  4. [Qantas Frequent Flyer Members] Free Evening and Weekend Parking @ Secure Parking - 28,314
  5. Dyson V6 Cordless Vacuum $320 C&C +$9.95 Delivery (Bonus Tool Kit @ $99) @ eBay GoodGuys - 20,085

Most Popular Deals by Category

Most Popular Deals by Category
Category Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
Automotive Stanley 40 Piece Screwdriver Set $19 @ Bunnings Warehouse 316 13046 BTB 2015-08-08
Books & Magazines FREE Dr Karl's Little Book of Trivia 101 by Dr Karl Kruszelnicki (iBooks, Amazon & Google Play) 311 3182 simon75 2015-08-16
Business & Office Standard Staples Box (2000x) $0.05 @ Kmart 85 1300 thumbybumbi 2015-08-09
Computing SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB $56 Delivered @ PC Byte 256 3018 tightarse 2015-08-11
Education 52x $0 Udemy Courses (Links Inside) 204 459 tightarse 2015-08-09
Electrical & Electronics SanDisk Ultra Fit 128GB USB 3.0 Thumb Drive $29.99USD + Shipping @ Amazon (~ $49.80AUD Shipped) 248 4872 bxpressiv 2015-08-03
Entertainment $0 Google Play Album - Whitney Houston: The Ultimate Collection 515 7398 grababargain 2015-08-20
Fashion & Apparel [AmEx] $20 Credit for $50 Spend Participating Fashion Brands (Limited to First 20,000 Cards) 309 7903 Love a bargain 2015-08-26
Financial AmEx Statement Credits: Dan Murphy's ($15), Ecruising Travel ($100), Milan Direct ($50) 288 3260 Fishy 2015-08-04
Food & Grocery 24 Chicken Nuggets $10 @ KFC 443 4543 tastyjacks 2015-08-07
Gaming [Android] FREE: Goat Simulator (Save $1.29) and 20 Other Free Apps/Games @ Amazon 235 3342 cbeard 2015-08-13
Health & Beauty Free Bic Flex 3 Razor from BIC 202 3816 ShamelessBargains 2015-08-06
Home & Garden 10% off Store Wide @ Big W 248 12410 winster 2015-08-12
Internet 6 Months Free License with F-Secure Freedome VPN 226 1904 Slo20 2015-08-13
Mobile 2x 100GB of 4G Telstra Mobile Data for $104 (Requires Sending SMSs) 399 4135 nicois 2015-08-08
Other eBay 20% off Participating Stores for Father's Day [MAX $300 Discount] 925 22453 RyanMK 2015-08-24
Pets Free Vitapet 15g Dog Treats - Duck Tenders 70 1008 hamza23 2015-08-03
Sports & Outdoors 4 Free Tickets to AFL Games at The MCG on September 5 & 6 @ Ticketmaster 220 4015 zpohc 2015-08-27
Toys & Kids Big W - Childcare Universal / Sussex Change Table - Walnut ONLY $30 (Save $119) 72 3876 yarleyne 2015-08-01
Travel [Qantas Frequent Flyer Members] Free Evening and Weekend Parking @ Secure Parking 494 8727 downero 2015-08-13

Competitions

Most Popular Competitions (by votes)

Deal Votes Clicks Entered User Posted
Win a Citizen Promaster Radio Control Eco-Drive AT9030-55L from StarBuy 50 1141 158 Star Jewels 2015-08-04
Win 1 of 9 ALDI Prize Packs (TVs, Coffee Machines, Furniture, Appliances, Homeware, Random Items) 40 1087 148 neil 2015-08-20
Win a Celestron Evolution 6" Wi-Fi Telescope (Valued at $2799.95) from Australian Geographic 29 1077 117 nmat 2015-08-18
Win a Trip for 2 to New York from Good Food Month/Fairfax Media 24 1037 117 JSQUARED 2015-08-06
Win a $4000 Entertainers Pack from Finish 23 715 94 rompastompa 2015-08-19
Win 1 of 4 iPad Air 2s Worth $779 Each from CIL Insurance 22 818 121 Katie2014 2015-08-06
Win a Trip for 2 to Honolulu, Hawaii from HiM 21 1197 106 hamza23 2015-08-10
Win a Trip for 2 to London from London & Partners 20 1115 89 Katie2014 2015-08-13
Win a Trip for 2 to Dublin for AUS V IRE International Rules Test from Velocity Frequent Flyer 19 639 66 nmat 2015-08-09
Win a 15" MacBook Pro and a Herschel Pop Quiz Backpack from Rushfaster 18 913 114 JSQUARED 2015-08-16

Most Popular Competitions (by clicks)

Deal Votes Clicks Entered User Posted
Win a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus from Samsung 16 1282 85 JSQUARED 2015-08-14
Win a Trip for 2 to Honolulu, Hawaii from HiM 21 1197 106 hamza23 2015-08-10
Win a Citizen Promaster Radio Control Eco-Drive AT9030-55L from StarBuy 50 1141 158 Star Jewels 2015-08-04
Win a Trip for 2 to London from London & Partners 20 1115 89 Katie2014 2015-08-13
Win 1 of 9 ALDI Prize Packs (TVs, Coffee Machines, Furniture, Appliances, Homeware, Random Items) 40 1087 148 neil 2015-08-20
Win a Celestron Evolution 6" Wi-Fi Telescope (Valued at $2799.95) from Australian Geographic 29 1077 117 nmat 2015-08-18
Win a Trip for 2 to New York from Good Food Month/Fairfax Media 24 1037 117 JSQUARED 2015-08-06
Win a New-Look Corolla ZR Hatch or 1 of 4 $1000 Flight Centre Vouchers from Yahoo! 7 16 1012 88 nmat 2015-08-11
Win a 15" MacBook Pro and a Herschel Pop Quiz Backpack from Rushfaster 18 913 114 JSQUARED 2015-08-16
Win 1 of 4 iPad Air 2s Worth $779 Each from CIL Insurance 22 818 121 Katie2014 2015-08-06

Other stats

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

  1. 60k a year or less, What Do You Go without? - 38,518
  2. Infringement notice on illegal torrent movie download in matter of days! - 27,844
  3. Left deposit for a car, dealer sold the car and refusing refund - 23,512
  4. Importing 1,100 Bags of Rice - 21,205
  5. Bought a House and after Settlement Found out Dishwasher Not Working - 18,269

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

  1. List of Cheap Chinese Online Buying sites - 5,596
  2. List of Birthday Deals/Frebies - 4,965
  3. Amex Referral Wiki - 3,879
  4. Cards with No Overseas Transaction Fees - 1,697
  5. List of One a Day websites - 1,531

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

  1. Dominos - 64,019
  2. Woolworths - 21,617
  3. Hungry Jacks - 13,804
  4. KFC - 13,694
  5. Pizza Hut - 12,565

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

Store # of deals
Dick Smith 118
Big W 72
Woolworths 63
Harvey Norman 50
CatchoftheDay 46

Top 10 most subscribed to store

Store # of subscribers
I Want That Flight 343
DeliveryHero 297
Pinchme 127
Selling Out Soon 123
Specsavers 111
Woolworths 92
Dick Smith 89
Shopping Express 74
Jetstar 68
Grays Outlet 64
American Express 61

Top 5 sites referring traffic to OzBargain (sessions)

  1. Whirlpool Forums - 116,286
  2. Facebook - 107,421
  3. Oursteps - 46,229
  4. Lifehacker - 38,689
  5. Twitter - 31,035

Top Browsers (by Sessions)

  1. Chrome 54.89%
  2. Safari 25.16%
  3. Firefox 10.56%
  4. Internet Explorer 5.37%
  5. Android Browser 1.30%

Everything else

OzBargain Zeitgeist 2014

Real time stats from our wiki.
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Comments

  • +2 votes

    those buttons for sharing to fb, twitter, google+ etc, do people actually use those?

    Cheers for putting the stats together btw

    • +1 vote

      That's a good question. I'll have to double check how that is measured in Analytics.

      • +2 votes

        Facebook: 1,112
        Linkedin: 741
        Pinterest: 708
        Twitter: 236
        Reddit: 202
        Google+ : 135

        I think this was the number of times the button was pressed. But for something like Reddit, you can see all of the submissions for OzBargain. There are only a few submissions linking to OzBargain so I suspect there are a lot of people just clicking the buttons.

        Pinterest has a few submissions yet it was clicked 708 times?

        So I'm not sure this is a good metric to go by.

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    @neil Thanks as always for sharing those stats….blows my mind at how busy this site is!

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    I've never seen this stuff before. It is good stuff!

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    Links in "Top 5 most popular wiki pages by traffic (in pageviews)" not working.

    Also is there any way we can subscribe to these monthly stats? I enjoy reading them but often miss a month or two.

    • +1 vote

      Links in "Top 5 most popular wiki pages by traffic (in pageviews)" not working.

      Cheers fixed. Markdown does weird things when you add any extra slash.

      Also is there any way we can subscribe to these monthly stats?

      Use this search and click Create Alert. It should email you next time there is a post which is generally on the 6/7th of each month.

  • +1 vote

    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/203693#comment-3023091
    Don't forget about the guy who won a cruise for 4!

    Also, with win10 now, Is Edge being merged with IE?

    • +1 vote

      Don't forget about the guy who won a cruise for 4!

      The win is counted when the user marks a comp as won/comments, so that most likely will be the biggest win for September. Pretty good win there.

      Also, with win10 now, Is Edge being merged with IE?

      Nope, it's separate:

      Ranked 8: 29,767(0.36%)

      Opera is 45,355(0.55%) so Edge is pretty small right now.

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        The win is counted when the user marks a comp as won/comments, so that most likely will be the biggest win for September. Pretty good win there.

        Ah whoops, thought it was in August month for some reason.

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