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

  • OzBargain is now 9 years old. We will be having our annual competition next week. More details will be revealed shortly but the plus is there is no need to do anything creative.

  • As you are aware, Tightarse is now working at Cashrewards. In the spirit of stats, user sysplex has created a graph on the time of day Tightarse has posted deals.

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Site Updates

  • Lots of uninteresting bugs.
  • Add warning about no negotiated deals if store is rep-banned.
  • Add reminder function for competitions
  • Add competition front page notifications.
  • Added links to mark comps as entered directly from Not Entered page.

Coming up

  • Competition front page removal of closed comps
  • Birthday Competition feature.
  • Black Friday, Click Frenzy
Members

Members of the Month

  • mikec for posting the deal of the month, eBay Click & Collect at Woolworths/Big W. eBay deals again won the top spot last month. In fact 3 of the top 10 deals from October were eBay offers (25% off Target coming 5th and 20% off The Good Guys 10th). November is going to be one big month for eBay — looking forward to more deals.

  • JSQUARED for posting the competition of the month, Win $250 AirBNB vouchers from Westpac. It's the top competition that was not posted by an OzBargain staff (1st being hamza23's Win a Mazda CX-5). However it might be JSQUARED's last comp award, as of this month he is starting his part-time employment with OzBargain continuing his work on moderation & other future projects. Congratulations!

  • tightarse for being generally awesome again last month. 85 deals, average +110 votes, 80 of them got onto the front page, most popular being Cashrewards' eBay 4% cashback negotiated deal that got onto the front page in 6 minutes 51 seconds and also secured him a job at Cashrewards. Congratulations!

  • Spackbace for posting the most competitions in October — 68, and most popular was Win $5000 Cash from Black Swan Dips. He also came 4th in number of deals posted (44) and came equal 1st in number of comments posted (518). We all know who tied with him in that department, who has much lower vote average. Moreover, he had also received a nomination for "Member of the Month for October". Got this PM from another member here:

He is real active member of the community and is always fast at responding to comments on his deals, competitions and forum posts… The amount of time and effort he goes into on a monthly basis is astounding and his continued generosity, positiveness he brings to this community is inspiring.

He is one of the reasons I check this site countless times a day!

Congratulations to all the winners! If you would like to nominate another member, please either PM me or put it in the comments below.

-Scotty

See more about members of the month

Moderation Stats:

  • Reports: 2192 (avg: 1 report every ~20 minutes)
  • Deals Removed: 383 (2298 published) —- Forum Posts Removed: 49 (984 published)
    • Reasons:
      • Duplicate - 180
      • Requested by OP - 38
      • Targeted Offer - 17
      • Insufficient Quantity - 12
      • SPAM - 34
      • No Bargains Listed - 21
      • Sockpuppeting - 17
      • Referral SPAM - 19
      • Combine Posts - 6
      • Not Available to Australia - 6
      • Banned Item - 2
      • Expired on Posting - 7
      • Everything else - 73

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

User Deals Avg Vote
tightarse 85 110.44
TRENT86 76 40.93
tonester 54 15.96
easternculture 44 36.48
Spackbace 44 23.16
altomic 39 12.23
scotty 27 22.78
lyl 17 36.59
Lysander 16 37.88
Jase2801 13 38.31

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

User Deals Avg Vote
cruiserdog9 7 12.14
Hellen 3 1.67
riverstone 3 27.00
Scottish 2 105.50
Beatme 2 201.50
ryanlee 2 1.00
tyrannosaurus rekt 2 7.50
ADLFILMFEST 2 3.00
TotalBargain 2 6.00
Lawinso 2 17.50

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

User Deals Avg Vote
tightarse 80 116.41
TRENT86 36 72.03
easternculture 28 51.89
lyl 13 44.92
Spackbace 12 60.58
Lysander 8 64.50
scotty 8 57.88
IWantThatFlight 8 69.50
tonester 8 66.25
Jase2801 6 71.00

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

User Deals Avg Vote Comments Comments (Not OP)
IWantThatFlight 8 69.50 46 3
L1QU1DD 4 45.00 23 5
Clear 4 75.00 375 187
cxdeals 2 90.00 0 0
TravelSIMSDirect 2 57.50 106 0
boratsagdiyev 2 328.00 11 2
poolspa 2 34.00 3 0
theycame 1 129.00 17 0
D1rt13rS4nch3z 1 151.00 7 1
ShoppingExpress 1 48.00 42 29

Most Competitions posted by users (Top 10)

User Comps
Spackbace 68
neil 53
JSQUARED 43
hamza23 30
altomic 30
Katie2014 14
Wyza 4
stevebarry 3
scotty 3
Toluna 3

Most Edits by a Power User

User Edits Uniques
tonester 70 60
Baysew 53 52
Steptoe 23 17
matt_will_fix_it 14 14
BarginHunter 14 14
petestrash 10 10
Lukian 9 9
arend 9 9
roughana 8 8
TRENT86 8 6
Comments

Top 10 Commenters (# of comments, votes)

User Comments Avg Vote +5's +15's -5's -15's
jv 518 0.52 43 10 33 4
Spackbace 518 1.22 43 2 2 0
altomic 417 1.50 40 5 4 0
Clear 372 0.88 11 2 1 0
easternculture 348 0.42 22 5 16 5
tightarse 325 2.04 35 13 3 0
ShamelessBargains 312 0.66 10 1 2 0
malouphix 309 0.66 10 1 0 0
Gimli 306 0.17 19 1 13 3
Oversimplified 298 0.49 7 0 0 0

Top 10 positively voted comments

Comment Votes User Posted
Beard oil Ebay 270 pointless comment 2015-10-06
Congrats! So to 160 ChillBro 2015-10-29
Starts when they remove 144 RogueWolf 2015-10-12
To anyone who wants the deal 108 msmhw 2015-10-19
Can you give them a call and 102 ahara 2015-10-08
Here's a tip - If you are 102 stralya 2015-10-18
Cigarettes. 95 nocure 2015-10-06
Number 6 hahahaha 95 knick007 2015-10-06
I can almost guarantee that 93 cretin 2015-10-21
PM me if you know where I 87 Lunchtime 2015-10-03

Top 10 negatively voted comments

Comment Votes User Posted
Don't really care because my -94 DarkOz 2015-10-21
You posted the deal, not -72 jv 2015-10-08
Please explain to me why it -69 DarkOz 2015-10-21
Not a deal. Xbone>>>piss4 -63 Gimli 2015-10-08
Wow. This is a very rare and -50 coprocessor8087 2015-10-21
ok, then consider it renewal -48 easternculture 2015-10-11
I wont call you a troll. But -48 ashmich 2015-10-15
You must be a bit sad - the -48 jackspratt 2015-10-22
When you both reach to the -47 easternculture 2015-10-11
So you lost your job, -41 lost69 2015-10-29

Top 10 controversial comments

Comment +1's -1's
Speeding isn't that bad 16 14
OCD jokes are not funny or are they? 11 9
Negging for invalid vote, pos voting for valid comment 11 11
Pyrex explosions 10 8
Caged eggs… 10 10
Religion… 10 8
Explaining accidental speeding 9 8
Marsha, Marsha, Marsha 8 8
Disgusted at a comment 8 9
Government rebate debate 8 8

Comments with a net vote between 2 and -2 where the comment has 6 or more positive votes.


Deals

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

Deal Votes User Posted Mins to Front
OzBargain Exclusive: 4.0% Cashback on eBay Sitewide @ CashRewards 723 tightarse 2015-10-13 6.85
eBay Click & Collect at Woolworths/Big W, Spend $100 Get $50 Voucher /Spend $200 Get $100 Voucher (Excludes SA/WA) 879 mikec 2015-10-19 8.52
25% off Target eBay Store 540 boratsagdiyev 2015-10-27 9.37
AmEx Shop Small - up to $100 Statement Credits in November 630 Chuppa 2015-10-15 9.82
Free Album: Aussie 80's (Pop Songs) @ Google Play 373 scuderiarmani 2015-10-30 10.20
FREE Sample Scotch-Brite Antibacterial Wipes 91 cynvero 2015-10-15 11.77
Skylake Gaming PC, i5 6500, 250GB SSD, 8GB, GTX960, <$900 AUD Delivered (Req AmEx + eBay) + More 558 G5 2015-10-22 12.87
4x $0 Aussie Rock/Pop Albums @ Google Play 387 tightarse 2015-10-30 13.10
[PC/PS4/XB1] Pre-Order: Fallout 4 $59 @ JB Hi-Fi 406 wonderboy 2015-10-26 16.12
$0 Music Album: Atlas by RÜFÜS @ Google Play 344 tightarse 2015-10-22 16.27

Top 10 fastest deals to 100 votes

Deal Votes User Posted Mins to +100
25% off Target eBay Store 540 boratsagdiyev 2015-10-27 32.03
eBay Click & Collect at Woolworths/Big W, Spend $100 Get $50 Voucher /Spend $200 Get $100 Voucher (Excludes SA/WA) 879 mikec 2015-10-19 39.43
OzBargain Exclusive: 4.0% Cashback on eBay Sitewide @ CashRewards 723 tightarse 2015-10-13 40.57
AmEx Shop Small - up to $100 Statement Credits in November 630 Chuppa 2015-10-15 48.88
Skylake Gaming PC, i5 6500, 250GB SSD, 8GB, GTX960, <$900 AUD Delivered (Req AmEx + eBay) + More 558 G5 2015-10-22 64.27
[PC/PS4/XB1] Pre-Order: Fallout 4 $59 @ JB Hi-Fi 406 wonderboy 2015-10-26 69.22
4x $0 Aussie Rock/Pop Albums @ Google Play 387 tightarse 2015-10-30 69.88
20% off The Good Guys on eBay 398 Beatme 2015-10-12 73.40
Free Album: Aussie 80's (Pop Songs) @ Google Play 373 scuderiarmani 2015-10-30 79.48
2 $0 Google Play Albums: Top Gun - Motion Picture Soundtrack Kings of Leon - Only By The Night 481 grababargain 2015-10-22 86.42

Top 10 most popular deals by votes

Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
eBay Click & Collect at Woolworths/Big W, Spend $100 Get $50 Voucher /Spend $200 Get $100 Voucher (Excludes SA/WA) 879 15715 mikec 2015-10-19
OzBargain Exclusive: 4.0% Cashback on eBay Sitewide @ CashRewards 723 7409 tightarse 2015-10-13
AmEx Shop Small - up to $100 Statement Credits in November 630 15720 Chuppa 2015-10-15
Skylake Gaming PC, i5 6500, 250GB SSD, 8GB, GTX960, <$900 AUD Delivered (Req AmEx + eBay) + More 558 1771 G5 2015-10-22
25% off Target eBay Store 540 21545 boratsagdiyev 2015-10-27
2 $0 Google Play Albums: Top Gun - Motion Picture Soundtrack Kings of Leon - Only By The Night 481 7286 grababargain 2015-10-22
FREE Album: John Farnham Greatest Hits @ Google Play 424 6152 gooseberry 2015-10-22
Domino's Pizza: Any Pizza Delivered $13 and Any Pizza Pick up $8 (All Year & Aus Wide) 411 3268 cy321 2015-10-17
[PC/PS4/XB1] Pre-Order: Fallout 4 $59 @ JB Hi-Fi 406 8751 wonderboy 2015-10-26
20% off The Good Guys on eBay 398 21807 Beatme 2015-10-12

Top 10 most popular deals by clicks

Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
20% off The Good Guys on eBay 398 21807 Beatme 2015-10-12
25% off Target eBay Store 540 21545 boratsagdiyev 2015-10-27
Jetstar World Awaits Sale: Return Fares from $169 NZ, $159 Bali, $208 Sing, $240 KL, $316 Bangkok 149 17047 tightarse 2015-10-01
AmEx Shop Small - up to $100 Statement Credits in November 630 15720 Chuppa 2015-10-15
eBay Click & Collect at Woolworths/Big W, Spend $100 Get $50 Voucher /Spend $200 Get $100 Voucher (Excludes SA/WA) 879 15715 mikec 2015-10-19
Office 2016 for $15 if Your Employer Takes Part 284 14409 fozzie 2015-10-05
Hungry Jack's Coupons Valid to January 2016 (National) 149 13897 tightarse 2015-10-12
Jetstar Wild About Asia Sale: (from) $89 Bali, $109 Sing, $137 KL, $146 Ho Chi Minh City, $150 Bangkok etc 75 11663 tightarse 2015-10-22
Sheridan Outlet 70% off All Branded Stock 148 11111 ruddiger7 2015-10-17
Chinos $15 (Was $69.95) Knitwears $15 (Was $69.95) Bras $5 (Was $39.95) @ Bonds (Free Shipping) 138 10695 fashionlane 2015-10-31

Top 5 most popular deals by traffic (in pageviews)

  1. eBay Click & Collect at Woolworths/Big W, Spend $100 Get $50 Voucher /Spend $200 Get $100 Voucher (Excludes SA/WA) - 107,844
  2. 20% off The Good Guys on eBay - 78,298
  3. Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge (White) 64GB $688 @ JB Hi-Fi w/Trade + Newsletter Voucher - 62,422
  4. 25% off Target eBay Store - 60,375
  5. AmEx Shop Small - up to $100 Statement Credits in November - 43,918

Most Popular Deals by Category

Category Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
Automotive Secure Parking: $2 Evening or Weekend Parking 280 4726 Knightelf 2015-10-27
Books & Magazines Free 2016 Horse Calendar (Includes Free Postage) 262 7868 Katie2014 2015-10-21
Business & Office Hero 9075 Iridium Black Nib Smooth Fountain Pen AU $0.02 Delivered @ Banggood (via App) 112 2779 altomic 2015-10-16
Computing Skylake Gaming PC, i5 6500, 250GB SSD, 8GB, GTX960, <$900 AUD Delivered (Req AmEx + eBay) + More 558 1771 G5 2015-10-22
Education 48x $0 Udemy Courses (Links Inside) 166 262 tightarse 2015-10-15
Electrical & Electronics eBay Click & Collect at Woolworths/Big W, Spend $100 Get $50 Voucher /Spend $200 Get $100 Voucher (Excludes SA/WA) 879 15715 mikec 2015-10-19
Entertainment 2 $0 Google Play Albums: Top Gun - Motion Picture Soundtrack Kings of Leon - Only By The Night 481 7286 grababargain 2015-10-22
Fashion & Apparel AMEX - 15% off $100USD+ on Amazon (Excl. Shipping) 254 3547 undercut 2015-10-01
Financial AmEx Shop Small - up to $100 Statement Credits in November 630 15720 Chuppa 2015-10-15
Food & Grocery Domino's Pizza: Any Pizza Delivered $13 and Any Pizza Pick up $8 (All Year & Aus Wide) 411 3268 cy321 2015-10-17
Gaming 25% off Target eBay Store 540 21545 boratsagdiyev 2015-10-27
Health & Beauty FREE: Schick Quattro For Women Razor @ PINCHme 257 5808 tightarse 2015-10-09
Home & Garden FREE: Dynamo Laundry Detergant Samples [Front & Top Loader] @ PINCHme 171 3517 TheOneWhoKnocks 2015-10-19
Internet Free Amazon $5 USD Credit for Installing Official Amazon App 174 1568 gringo 2015-10-27
Mobile SanDisk 32GB Extreme Plus MicroSD 80MBs $20 Delivered @ PC Byte 218 2229 tightarse 2015-10-13
Other OzBargain Exclusive: 4.0% Cashback on eBay Sitewide @ CashRewards 723 7409 tightarse 2015-10-13
Pets Free Cat Food Sample: Fancy Feast Inspirations (4 Flavours) 110 2231 nismo 2015-10-27
Sports & Outdoors Camelbak Podium Chill 0.6L $12.85 C&C @ Dick Smith eBay 186 6350 ShamelessBargains 2015-10-03
Toys & Kids Toys R Us - 20% off Full Priced Items 115 7260 crazynic 2015-10-13
Travel Jetstar World Awaits Sale: Return Fares from $169 NZ, $159 Bali, $208 Sing, $240 KL, $316 Bangkok 149 17047 tightarse 2015-10-01

Competitions

Most Popular Competitions (by votes)

Deal Votes Clicks Entered User Posted
Win a Mazda CX-5 Car (Valued at $53,059) from Opera Australia 53 2746 178 hamza23 2015-10-03
Win 1 of 50 $250 Airbnb Vouchers from Westpac 42 1186 119 JSQUARED 2015-10-07
Win $5000 Cash, or 1 of 50x Dip Packs Worth $60 from Black Swan Dips 40 1015 112 Spackbace 2015-10-16
Win a Lifetime Virgin Australia Lounge Membership Worth $8,775 from Virgin Australia 34 1945 96 scoreed 2015-10-25
Win a Trip for 4 to Canada and All-Stars NBA Match Worth $19,320 33 1089 84 Spackbace 2015-10-20
Win an iPad Mini 4 Tablet from Delimiter 32 1174 115 neil 2015-10-02
Win a New Nissan Navara NP300 Worth $54,197 @ V8 Supercars 32 1073 112 Spackbace 2015-10-09
Win a Trip to London for 2 People or 1 of 80 $50-$250 Vouchers (Total Value $15,000) from ASOS 32 1167 103 hamza23 2015-10-18
KFC Instant Win 1 of 102 Samsung Prizes 29 1199 28 AbbyL 2015-10-09
Win a Trip for 2 to Hamilton Island and The Whitsundays from BBC/Roadshow 27 870 98 Spackbace 2015-10-09

Most Popular Competitions (by clicks)

Deal Votes Clicks Entered User Posted
Win a Mazda CX-5 Car (Valued at $53,059) from Opera Australia 53 2746 178 hamza23 2015-10-03
Win a Lifetime Virgin Australia Lounge Membership Worth $8,775 from Virgin Australia 34 1945 96 scoreed 2015-10-25
Krispy Kreme Click or Treat - Win a Buy One Get One Free Voucher 20 1476 19 happychild100 2015-10-01
Win a Trip for 2 to Paris and Seine River Cruise from Scenic Tours 23 1284 85 Katie2014 2015-10-12
KFC Instant Win 1 of 102 Samsung Prizes 29 1199 28 AbbyL 2015-10-09
Win 1 of 50 $250 Airbnb Vouchers from Westpac 42 1186 119 JSQUARED 2015-10-07
Win a Trip for 2 to Japan + Runner-up Prizes from G'Day Japan 25 1180 85 Katie2014 2015-10-11
Win an iPad Mini 4 Tablet from Delimiter 32 1174 115 neil 2015-10-02
Win a Trip to London for 2 People or 1 of 80 $50-$250 Vouchers (Total Value $15,000) from ASOS 32 1167 103 hamza23 2015-10-18
Win a Trip for 4 to Canada and All-Stars NBA Match Worth $19,320 33 1089 84 Spackbace 2015-10-20

Other stats

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

  1. What's the dumbest thing that way too many people spend way too much money on? - 39,986
  2. A Way out of Traffic Infringement - $455 and 4 Demerit Points? - 21,221
  3. I Cried during My Performance Appraisal - 17,233
  4. Speeding 140km/h in a 60km/h Zone in NSW - 16,702
  5. What's the weirdest interview question you've ever been asked? - 15,965

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

  1. List of Birthday Deals/Frebies - 9,233
  2. List of Cheap Chinese Online Buying sites - 4,879
  3. Amazon App Referral Wiki - 3,147
  4. Amex Referral Wiki - 1,963
  5. Cards with No Overseas Transaction Fees - 1,507

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

  1. Dominos - 69,344
  2. Woolworths - 18,947
  3. Uber - 11,307
  4. Hungry Jacks - 10,839
  5. KFC - 9,565

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

Store # of deals
Dick Smith 80
Target 64
Woolworths 54
The Good Guys 54
Harvey Norman 48

Top 10 most subscribed to store

Store # of subscribers
I Want That Flight 412
DeliveryHero 282
Specsavers 131
Pinchme 128
Selling Out Soon 125
Woolworths 93
Dick Smith 83
Shopping Express 78
American Express 74
Jetstar 73

Top 10 Search Alerts

query count
eneloop 122
dyson 101
ps4 98
chromecast 79
sonos 77
lego 76
specsavers 68
wii u 57
playstation 4 56
udemy 52

Top 5 sites referring traffic to OzBargain (sessions)

  1. Whirlpool Forums - 132,897
  2. Facebook - 115,512
  3. Oursteps - 38,329
  4. Lifehacker - 34,960
  5. Twitter - 31,019

Top Browsers (by Sessions)

  1. Chrome 56.20%
  2. Safari 23.95%
  3. Firefox 10.61%
  4. Internet Explorer 5.08%
  5. Safari (in-app) 1.25%

Everything else

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