Top Deals, Comments, Forum Posts, Members of The Month and Updates for September 2015

September & October are generally slow months with everything picking up again around November. eBay again dominated this month and the expectation is to see more deals from the company as we get closer to Christmas.

Random Thoughts

Site Updates

  • Lots of Bug Fixes
  • Stickied deals now appear in newsletters.
  • Competitions main page now separated from all comps page. Comps with 5 votes or more will appear on main comp page.
  • Pizza Coupons Page. All valid pizza coupons on one page. :)
  • Improving deal reminders (e.g. add to Google Calendar).

Coming up

  • Improving automated referral system such as having codes only active for x amount of time.
  • OzBargain birthday competition (November).
  • Mental health awareness & help page.
Members

Members of the Month

Congratulations to all the winners!

-Scotty

See more about members of the month

Moderation Stats:

  • Reports: 2054 (avg: 1 report every ~21 minutes)
  • Deals Removed: 360 (2281 published) —- Forum Posts Removed: 48 (914 published)
    • Reasons:
      • Duplicate - 169
      • Requested by OP - 28
      • Targeted Offer - 25
      • Insufficient Quantity - 11
      • SPAM - 27
      • No Bargains Listed - 16
      • Sockpuppeting - 20
      • Referral SPAM - 14
      • Combine Posts - 9
      • Not Available to Australia - 6
      • Banned Item - 4
      • Expired on Posting - 3
      • Everything else - 76

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

User Deals Avg Vote
tightarse 84 97.44
TRENT86 64 49.12
tonester 39 11.56
easternculture 34 30.21
scotty 25 22.44
Spackbace 21 27.24
monty.melb 17 29.00
lyl 16 15.81
nocure 15 15.47
deal junkie 13 15.00

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

User Deals Avg Vote
LoveBargain15 8 12.12
Angmav 3 4.33
bootlace 3 6.67
ddarroch 3 8.67
kickstartcomputers 3 5.00
jarededway 3 2.33
gadgetlovers87 3 8.00
nqrsunshine 3 12.00
BargainLover4real 3 13.67
TREASUREPC 3 0.33

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

User Deals Avg Vote
tightarse 80 101.58
TRENT86 35 80.11
easternculture 14 57.36
IWantThatFlight 9 58.44
monty.melb 8 49.25
scotty 8 53.38
BigBrother 6 126.83
tonester 6 36.67
Lysander 6 73.33
grababargain 5 107.20

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

User Deals Avg Vote Comments Comments (Not OP)
IWantThatFlight 9 58.44 50 2
Pizza Hut Ashfield 3 72.33 9 1
Clear 3 69.67 211 118
ShoppingExpress 2 50.00 27 18
danilochan 2 56.00 16 0
HunterOfBargains20 2 46.00 8 5
MyGroceries.com.au 2 50.50 3 0
boratsagdiyev 2 187.50 15 4
iriekid 1 51.00 3 0
Digitalstar 1 45.00 4 0

Most Competitions posted by users (Top 10)

User Comps
neil 78
altomic 41
JSQUARED 35
Katie2014 25
nmat 25
hamza23 24
Spackbace 16
beautyheaven 5
Wyza 5
donga100 4

Most Edits by a Power User

User Edits Uniques
Baysew 58 57
Lukian 55 49
tonester 25 25
roughana 14 12
petestrash 9 9
IceCreamBandit 8 7
arend 8 8
zelda707 7 7
Steptoe 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 704 0.73 63 7 30 6
Spackbace 446 1.65 42 6 2 0
Oversimplified 358 0.66 8 1 0 0
DeafMutePretender 328 1.86 25 7 1 0
tightarse 313 1.57 27 7 1 0
pointless comment 310 3.24 60 21 8 3
djones145 282 0.59 7 1 0 0
Jar Jar Binks 259 1.11 16 4 1 1
tyler.durden 258 0.35 15 1 14 0
tuzii 249 0.49 17 2 14 3

Top 10 positively voted comments

Comment Votes User Posted
Do I tip? Let me check where 267 fruit 2015-09-03
We tried to imagine what 167 bargainaus 2015-09-24
Send the wife on a run. 129 djkelly69 2015-09-23
Should change the titles to 111 cypher67 2015-09-06
You are never old to do 106 cniminc 2015-09-01
hope they will reward 97 Scrooge McDuck 2015-09-11
Most likely in a factory of 94 taQ 2015-09-09
Almost as much as they pay 93 hardboiled 2015-09-01
I have kids. I dont have 93 ilsan 2015-09-20
TLDR - OP tried to get a 92 Gimli 2015-09-09

Top 10 negatively voted comments

Comment Votes User Posted
If you have good enough job -131 nocure 2015-09-03
Negged, not posted by TA. -74 kiriakoz 2015-09-12
The kid has down syndrome -72 holden93 2015-09-22
But why save for months i -60 nocure 2015-09-03
Hopefully they get fined and -52 yoyomablue 2015-09-10
I don't even have a PS4 so -44 damnable 2015-09-24
Are you kidding? It is still -42 knick007 2015-09-25
It's always $11… -41 jv 2015-09-23
A lot of restaurant staff -41 twinbag 2015-09-26
Let me get this straight you -39 holden93 2015-09-22

Top 10 most controversial comments

Comment     votes_pos votes_neg
Riding a bike on the footpath         22         22
Confusing comment with confusing voters         20         20
Buying petrol from service station DOESN'T mean free parking         14         13
The USD/AUD is bad         14         14
Caged eggs + 7/11         12         11
Using a website loophole is stealing         12         10
Buying an iPhone from the eBay 15% off sale         11         11
Buying petrol from service station DOES mean free parking         10         10
An SSD drive that breaks USB ports         10         10
The guy who posts the same comment in every Megabuy thread          9          9

Deals

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

Deal Votes User Posted Mins to Front
Spend $100 at Selected eBay Stores to Receive a $50 eBay Voucher 741 CrazyMexican 2015-09-17 5.82
eBay 15% off Sitewide Offer (Min Spend $50, Max Discount $100) 1462 drb 2015-09-27 7.97
Samsung EVO SSDs: 500GB $212, 1TB $415 [Also NUC Deals Inside] Shipped @ Shopping Express eBay 147 tightarse 2015-09-29 15.00
Target Gaming Clearance: Xbox One Console & FIFA 15 $299 + Games for All Platforms 341 boratsagdiyev 2015-09-08 15.72
$0 Google Play Album - Classical Tenors 224 grababargain 2015-09-08 16.10
SanDisk 240GB SSD Plus $106 Delivered @ PC Byte 146 tightarse 2015-09-25 16.53
Free Small Coffee or 600ml Spring Water (for ING Direct / Coles MasterCard Customers) @ Coles Express 118 hamza23 2015-09-21 16.68
30% off Dick Smith at eBay 155 fvalemus 2015-09-29 17.93
SanDisk 32GB Extreme Plus MicroSD 80MBs $24.50 Delivered @ PC Byte 104 tightarse 2015-09-08 18.58
151 Items Under $3 Delivered @ Target (Links Inside) 279 tightarse 2015-09-16 18.85

Top 10 fastest deals to 100 votes

Deal Votes User Posted Mins to +100
Spend $100 at Selected eBay Stores to Receive a $50 eBay Voucher 741 CrazyMexican 2015-09-17 33.32
eBay 15% off Sitewide Offer (Min Spend $50, Max Discount $100) 1462 drb 2015-09-27 46.90
151 Items Under $3 Delivered @ Target (Links Inside) 279 tightarse 2015-09-16 73.23
3x Laser Beam Toys USD $0.01 (AUD $0.02) Delivered @ Ecoolbuy 166 tightarse 2015-09-15 93.57
Target Gaming Clearance: Xbox One Console & FIFA 15 $299 + Games for All Platforms 341 boratsagdiyev 2015-09-08 109.88
30% off Dick Smith at eBay 155 fvalemus 2015-09-29 127.07
Free Upgrade to PricePal Founder Level - Existing Members Only 209 PricePalTeam 2015-09-24 142.47
Free Pure Blonde 6-Pack by Running 6KM 285 bobidylan 2015-09-23 150.65
48x $0 Udemy Courses (Links Inside) 176 tightarse 2015-09-02 155.18
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 32GB Black $888 Delivered @ Mobileciti 132 tightarse 2015-09-08 170.30

Top 10 most popular deals by votes

Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
eBay 15% off Sitewide Offer (Min Spend $50, Max Discount $100) 1462 14096 drb 2015-09-27
Spend $100 at Selected eBay Stores to Receive a $50 eBay Voucher 741 17907 CrazyMexican 2015-09-17
FREE Album: The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill @ Google Play 342 4399 TRENT86 2015-09-11
Target Gaming Clearance: Xbox One Console & FIFA 15 $299 + Games for All Platforms 341 35134 boratsagdiyev 2015-09-08
Jetstar Return for Free: Tokyo/Osaka ex Cairns $249, Melb/GC $349, Bris $408, Syd $442, Adl $460 336 13433 jonishere 2015-09-17
[Free/Steam] Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee - Free for 24 Hrs 303 3768 kaneissik 2015-09-24
[FREE] Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 and Yuri's Revenge — On the House [Origin] 287 4870 kaneissik 2015-09-16
Free Pure Blonde 6-Pack by Running 6KM 285 8154 bobidylan 2015-09-23
Further 50% off Clearance Clothing @ Target Online 279 17852 bargin193232222 2015-09-11
151 Items Under $3 Delivered @ Target (Links Inside) 279 2043 tightarse 2015-09-16

Top 10 most popular deals by clicks

Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
Target Gaming Clearance: Xbox One Console & FIFA 15 $299 + Games for All Platforms 341 35134 boratsagdiyev 2015-09-08
30% off Dick Smith at eBay 155 18993 fvalemus 2015-09-29
Spend $100 at Selected eBay Stores to Receive a $50 eBay Voucher 741 17907 CrazyMexican 2015-09-17
Further 50% off Clearance Clothing @ Target Online 279 17852 bargin193232222 2015-09-11
eBay 15% off Sitewide Offer (Min Spend $50, Max Discount $100) 1462 14096 drb 2015-09-27
Jetstar Spring Fever Sale: Domestic from $29, International from $89 (NZ return GC/Syd/Mel $170) 74 13724 tightarse 2015-09-10
Jetstar Return for Free: Tokyo/Osaka ex Cairns $249, Melb/GC $349, Bris $408, Syd $442, Adl $460 336 13433 jonishere 2015-09-17
Air Asia MegaSale: Fares from Australia from $99, O/S Domestic from $4 (KL Ret MEL/SYD $290) 140 13149 tightarse 2015-09-07
Tigerair MEL-ADL $9, MEL-HBA $9, SYD-OOL $9 and Others 105 11273 rd 2015-09-05
MSY: WD 2TB External Hard Drive $89, Samsung 1TB Portable Hard Drive $73 73 10262 pandasupra 2015-09-11

Top 5 most popular deals by traffic (in pageviews)

  1. eBay 15% off Sitewide Offer (Min Spend $50, Max Discount $100) - 149,895
  2. Spend $100 at Selected eBay Stores to Receive a $50 eBay Voucher - 96,420
  3. Target Gaming Clearance: Xbox One Console & FIFA 15 $299 + Games for All Platforms - 70,517
  4. Jetstar Return for Free: Tokyo/Osaka ex Cairns $249, Melb/GC $349, Bris $408, Syd $442, Adl $460 - 52,466
  5. 30% off Dick Smith at eBay - 42,155

Most Popular Deals by Category

Category Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
Automotive i5 4460 3.2GHz/8GB/ 1TB HDD/120GB SSD PC System - $551.65 Shipped (Save $97.35) @ PC Byte eBay 134 4529 PeterNgu91 2015-09-28
Books & Magazines 4x $0 Children's Books @ Google Play 137 1317 tightarse 2015-09-22
Business & Office Buro Metro Task Chair $249.90 @ Officeworks eBay 72 3030 mmd 2015-09-27
Computing SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB $54.40 Delivered @ PC Byte eBay 185 2392 tightarse 2015-09-28
Education 48x $0 Udemy Courses (Links Inside) 176 390 tightarse 2015-09-02
Electrical & Electronics Philips 5W LED Globe $2 (Save $14), 2x Olsent Cool White 14W Bulbs $1 (Save $9.49) @Woolworths 198 8992 bluecasper 2015-09-19
Entertainment FREE Album: The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill @ Google Play 342 4399 TRENT86 2015-09-11
Fashion & Apparel Further 50% off Clearance Clothing @ Target Online 279 17852 bargin193232222 2015-09-11
Financial AmEx Statement Credits: Qantas.com.au ($50), Staples.com.au ($20) 169 1892 forumninja 2015-09-04
Food & Grocery Free Pure Blonde 6-Pack by Running 6KM 285 8154 bobidylan 2015-09-23
Gaming Target Gaming Clearance: Xbox One Console & FIFA 15 $299 + Games for All Platforms 341 35134 boratsagdiyev 2015-09-08
Health & Beauty Complimentary Samples & Sneak Peek at Our Oils of Life Skincare Range - The Body Shop 139 5553 TheBodyShop 2015-09-21
Home & Garden FREE: 1 Litre Pot of Paint @ Masters (Starts 1/10) 225 6957 tightarse 2015-09-29
Internet 1 Year for 3 Devices or 3 Years for One F-Secure Freedome VPN FREE 230 3074 holden93 2015-09-25
Mobile LG G4 H815 32GB $458.15 Delivered from QD eBay 255 4513 zelda707 2015-09-27
Other eBay 15% off Sitewide Offer (Min Spend $50, Max Discount $100) 1462 14096 drb 2015-09-27
Pets Petbarn 20% off Online with Free Shipping 100 2836 mank 2015-09-09
Sports & Outdoors Telstra THANKS - $15 NRL Finals Week 3 Tickets (Telstra Members) via Ticketek 41 1340 sam-1966 2015-09-21
Toys & Kids 3x Laser Beam Toys USD $0.01 (AUD $0.02) Delivered @ Ecoolbuy 166 3955 tightarse 2015-09-15
Travel Jetstar Return for Free: Tokyo/Osaka ex Cairns $249, Melb/GC $349, Bris $408, Syd $442, Adl $460 336 13433 jonishere 2015-09-17

Competitions

Most Popular Competitions (by votes)

Comp Votes Clicks Entered User Posted
Win 1 of 2 $25 Gift Cards/PayPal $$ [Guess The AFL/NRL GF Score] from OzBargain 43 411 48 neil 2015-09-30
Win 1 of 65 Prizes (Apple Watch, Breville Blender, Nespresso Coffee Machine, Fitbit Charge HR, Eco Down Under G/V) from NineMSN 41 1601 138 JSQUARED 2015-09-21
Win a $1,000 ALDI Voucher + Wine Fridge from ALDI 39 1495 154 lupiter 2015-09-11
Win a Custom Holden Colorado Z71 Worth $60,000 from Supercheap Auto 36 2078 127 clueclue 2015-09-05
Win Your Choice of a Tesla Model S or Ford Mustang Car (Valued up to $142,017) from Dodo 34 1362 87 hamza23 2015-09-29
Win a $5000 Flight Centre Gift Card from Sydney Swans 29 1163 115 hamza23 2015-09-18
Win $30,000 Cash from ALDI/Channel 9 26 1186 91 nmat 2015-09-08
Monopoly at McDonald's - Instant Prizes to Be Won (Food and Non Food Prizes) 25 314 28 easternculture 2015-09-09
Win 1 of 10 Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge or Samsung Galaxy Note 5's from JB Hi-Fi 24 1524 119 hamza23 2015-09-04
Win 1 of 5000 Virtual Visa Cards ($10 - $1000) from Schweppes 23 1288 21 Spackbace 2015-09-12

Most Popular Competitions (by clicks)

Comp Votes Clicks Entered User Posted
Win a Custom Holden Colorado Z71 Worth $60,000 from Supercheap Auto 36 2078 127 clueclue 2015-09-05
Win 1 of 65 Prizes (Apple Watch, Breville Blender, Nespresso Coffee Machine, Fitbit Charge HR, Eco Down Under G/V) from NineMSN 41 1601 138 JSQUARED 2015-09-21
Win 1 of 10 Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge or Samsung Galaxy Note 5's from JB Hi-Fi 24 1524 119 hamza23 2015-09-04
Win a $1,000 ALDI Voucher + Wine Fridge from ALDI 39 1495 154 lupiter 2015-09-11
Win Your Choice of a Tesla Model S or Ford Mustang Car (Valued up to $142,017) from Dodo 34 1362 87 hamza23 2015-09-29
Win 1 of 5000 Virtual Visa Cards ($10 - $1000) from Schweppes 23 1288 21 Spackbace 2015-09-12
Win $30,000 Cash from ALDI/Channel 9 26 1186 91 nmat 2015-09-08
Win a $5000 Flight Centre Gift Card from Sydney Swans 29 1163 115 hamza23 2015-09-18
Win a Trip for 2 to Italy from Trafalgar 17 987 82 Sheila Dealer 2015-09-11
Win RT Flights for 2 to Hawaii, Tokyo, New York or Berlin, 5nts Hotel, Bags @ American Tourister 18 977 88 neil 2015-09-15

Other stats

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

  1. Discovered a Loophole, What to Do? - 27,995
  2. Group disrupts home auction in Sydney. Anti-Asian group? - 20,414
  3. iPhone 6S / 6S Plus Discussion. AU Pricing Starting from $1,079 / $1,229 - 19,918
  4. What You Wish You Knew at 22 - 19,524
  5. "Helpful" waitress spoiled our celebration - 18,616

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

  1. List of Birthday Deals/Frebies - 7,589
  2. List of Cheap Chinese Online Buying sites - 4,307
  3. ING Direct Referral Links - 4,200
  4. Amex Referral Wiki - 1,990
  5. Cards with No Overseas Transaction Fees - 1,670

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

  1. Dominos - 60,202
  2. Woolworths - 19,546
  3. KFC - 11,788
  4. Uber - 11,046
  5. Pizza Hut - 9,494

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

Store # of deals
Dick Smith 140
Woolworths 55
Target 50
JB Hi-Fi 44
Officeworks 44

Top 10 most subscribed to store

Store # of subscribers
I Want That Flight 378
DeliveryHero 291
Pinchme 127
Selling Out Soon 124
Specsavers 118
Woolworths 94
Dick Smith 81
Jetstar 73
Shopping Express 72
American Express 66

Top 10 Search Alerts

Query Count
eneloop 115
ps4 92
dyson 75
lego 73
sonos 72
chromecast 68
specsavers 62
playstation 4 56
wii u 53
gopro 52

Top 5 sites referring traffic to OzBargain (sessions)

  1. Whirlpool Forums - 121,935
  2. Facebook - 114,306
  3. Lifehacker - 40,212
  4. Oursteps - 37,319
  5. Twitter - 30,470

Top Browsers (by Sessions)

  1. Chrome 55.34%
  2. Safari 24.47%
  3. Firefox 10.56%
  4. Internet Explorer 5.30%
  5. Safari (in-app) 1.26%

Everything else

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Comments

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

    Wow, Dicksmith is the most popular by far. They must have a lot of deals for members to keep posting them.

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      Do note that Dick Smith eBay deals, including the 30% off ones at the end of last month & there were lots of them, are counted towards their numbers.

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    Cool, I'm part of the Old Boys club now. Not bad for a 20fifteener (and the only one from 2015).

    How about a new category: Top greatest downvote/upvote reversal. A few of my posts began with -5 to -10 (naturally - I don't go out of my way to not offend people) but when the forum thread reached the front page, it reversed to like +20. So just because your post is on a negative trend and people like to follow the herd, don't give up on it yet.

    Another new category: Top Balanced to the Extreme Post or Top Balancing Act. On the surface, a post you're reading might have gone unnoticed but when you click on the "votes" link, it turns out that it has 50 downvotes and 50 upvotes. A lesson in "you can't please everyone."

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    What is oursteps?

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    Overall traffic: 7,975,663 sessions, 24,343,337 pageviews. || August 2015: 8,263,198 sessions, 25,311,619 pageviews. || September 2014: 7,076,307 sessions, 22,289,617 pageviews.

    If I refresh ozbargain regularly throughout the day, does that affect the stats?

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      It would count as a pageview however wouldn't increase the session count.

      A session is a group of interactions that take place on your website within a given time frame. For example a single session can contain multiple screen or page views, events, social interactions, and ecommerce transactions.

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