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

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  • Busiest ever day & month of traffic (1.3m & 27.9m pageviews) helped by Black Friday, Cyber Monday + our treasure hunt. Also record traffic on CC.
  • Most amount of new users: 3288 (Normally around 2,000)
  • Number of comments: 82,674 (normally in the 70s)

  • Check out our Christmas Gift Guide which lists delivery cut off dates as well as a few Christmas gift ideas.

  • Firefox has finally dropped to single digit usage with only 9.86% of OzBargainers choosing it as their browser. Chrome is at 56%. Guess it's time to switch?

Site Updates

  • [BETA] Anonymous Deal Submission
  • Lots of Bug fixes (too many to describe).
  • Marking notification as read when clicking through.
  • Added email comp type.
  • Always show reminder links for deals/comps regardless of expiry
  • Exclude closed comps on comp front page
  • Make user PM block more obvious using buttons
  • Email sharing button
  • Comment counts in RSS

Coming up

  • Soft launch of another bargain site to join OzBargain & ChoiceCheapies (maybe before 2016).
  • Boxing Day deals.
  • OzBargain Annual Awards.
  • Christmas charity donation
  • Improvement of reminders system.
  • Importing/embedding wiki into forum/deals.
Members

Members of the Month

November 2015

Our most busy month so far. These are the winners:

That's it for November. On the last week of December we'll also reveal our annual members' awards (see 2013 and 2014). Stay tuned.

-Scotty

See more about members of the month

Moderation Stats:

  • Reports: 2110 (avg: 1 report every ~20 minutes)
  • Deals Removed: 467 (2891 published) —- Forum Posts Removed: 44 (1024 published)
    • Reasons:
      • Duplicate - 207
      • Sockpuppeting - 38
      • SPAM - 32
      • No Bargains Listed - 27
      • Requested by OP - 26
      • Referral SPAM - 21
      • Not Available to Australia - 16
      • Targeted Offer - 15
      • Insufficient Quantity - 15
      • Combine Posts - 11
      • Banned Item - 3
      • Expired on Posting - 3
      • Everything else - 97

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

User Deals Avg Vote
TRENT86 85 45.38
tightarse 68 110.75
easternculture 57 57.75
Spackbace 50 34.24
tonester 50 14.76
Jimmy007 41 14.02
altomic 22 16.32
scotty 21 10.29
Lysander 15 24.73
bonky 12 14.83

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

User Deals Avg Vote
Jimmy007 44 13.16
ozbaggins1 3 4.00
LightSaber 3 7.00
Apple96 3 12.00
Zerintrading 3 4.00
djsweet 3 46.33
Haggis Hurler 3 8.00
autoss 3 3.00
able 3 13.33
happyfeet08 2 1.00

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

User Deals Avg Vote
tightarse 66 113.64
TRENT86 50 68.68
easternculture 35 87.34
Spackbace 15 91.60
Jimmy007 7 43.43
IWantThatFlight 5 51.80
tonester 5 85.40
DaaC 5 70.00
Clear 4 39.50
JezzaC96 4 88.25

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

User Deals Avg Vote Comments Comments (Not OP)
IWantThatFlight 5 51.80 19 2
Clear 4 39.50 371 278
ShoppingExpress 3 87.00 84 23
tightarse 2 299.00 221 64
taQ 2 75.50 28 24
stepler 1 93.00 2 0
groceryspecials 1 36.00 3 0
kungfufoundation 1 103.00 7 0
DesolateApophic 1 90.00 20 10
CruiseAgency 1 28.00 31 0

Most Competitions posted by users (Top 10)

User Comps
Katie2014 106
neil 61
JSQUARED 51
Spackbace 32
hamza23 32
altomic 25
Book 5
Wyza 4
nmat 4
Thespottedcow 3

Most Edits by a Power User

User Edits Uniques
Spackbace 162 148
tonester 91 77
Baysew 48 48
Lukian 29 27
Steptoe 24 23
BarginHunter 15 13
IceCreamBandit 11 10
matt_will_fix_it 11 10
TRENT86 9 8
donga100 9 9
Comments

Top 10 Commenters (# of comments, votes)

User Comments Avg Vote +5's +15's -5's -15's
Spackbace 717 1.14 43 7 2 0
jv 482 0.42 40 9 33 7
easternculture 434 0.75 25 5 13 6
malouphix 399 0.94 20 3 4 0
Clear 371 0.78 11 2 0 0
tuzii 322 0.24 15 0 18 3
albanyson 299 0.47 8 1 1 0
Infidel 295 0.43 6 0 0 0
PVA 270 0.76 9 2 1 0
jazoom 265 1.25 12 2 0 0

Top 10 positively voted comments

Comment Votes User Posted
that is not the ozbargain 137 mr kindface 2015-11-30
This is kind of like my 114 28Degrees 2015-11-30
So…Your angry because it 105 MattADL 2015-11-13
Cool. Don't subscribe. 103 jazoom 2015-11-01
Nice try neighbor! 97 elliot91 2015-11-18
yeah but the sundae lid is a 95 shmahoo 2015-11-30
And if it was free and home 91 MattP 2015-11-29
Let the price rises & 90 RogueWolf 2015-11-27
Me: Can I get that One Box 75 taQ 2015-11-03
It's very un-mcdonalds.. 73 benjamin 2015-11-01

Top 10 negatively voted comments

Comment Votes User Posted
Nice try. But a real -98 Orpheus 2015-11-30
Pick a lane…I have had too -59 nocure 2015-11-22
I don't think you should be -58 cupcake 2015-11-18
Made some fake accounts. -56 Orpheus 2015-11-04
I think it is a generational -49 xywolap 2015-11-03
because no one want to use -47 lgacb08 2015-11-17
A bag of sh!t is more useful -44 Gavman 2015-11-05
Can jailbreak a locked -41 televisi 2015-11-25
please provide a link or it -39 whooah1979 2015-11-10
Lol good thing about iOS is -39 Zfan111222 2015-11-20

Top 10 controversial comments

Comment +1's -1's
Looks like no one knows what the rule is for crossing double solid lines. 27 27
FGM vs. MGM 22 21
Sarcasm or not? 14 13
Haters gonna hate and neggers gonna neg. 12 12
Sarcasm or not? Part II 11 10
Free T-Shirts are not a bargain? 11 12
Leaving the country. 11 11
Windows vs. Android 11 10
Canon 10 10
Free pet adoptions are not a deal 10 8

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

Top 9 VERY controversial comments

Comment +1's -1's
FGM vs. MGM 41 34
Cutting a tree down 34 39
Allocating police time to lost & found 30 33
Deal or forums? 26 21
FGM vs. MGM again 22 21
Pay your traffic fines. 17 14
Sarcasm or not? 14 13
Free T-Shirts are not a bargain? 11 12
Windows vs. Android 11 10

Comments with a net vote of + or - 20% with pos vote count of 10 or more.


Deals

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

Deal Votes User Posted Mins to Front
eBay - 20% off on Select Retailers - MAX Discount $1000 Per Txn (Excl. Postage) - 5 Txn Pp 729 pandaaram 2015-11-09 4.72
eBay 3% Cashback (from 2.5%) @ Cashrewards 290 easternculture 2015-11-27 5.18
Delivery Hero - $15 off (Minimum Order $25) 432 Fifam 2015-11-26 6.73
3.5% Cashback @ eBay Australia Sitewide via CashRewards 446 tightarse 2015-11-09 6.90
McDonald's Frozen Coke McSpider Hack - $1.50 (Instead of $2) 25% off with Bonus Cone 358 cheapm8 2015-11-30 9.65
Crucial BX100 250GB SSD $99 Delivered @ Shopping Express 177 tightarse 2015-11-19 10.68
FREE Pancake Short Stack @ The Pancake Parlour VIC (No Catches) Save $12 264 tightarse 2015-11-05 11.03
eBay Tech Frenzy - 20% off on Selected Retailers 654 supermanUK 2015-11-27 12.92
Free Calls to France with Google Hangouts App (Free) iOS/Android & Skype 313 mfsc300 2015-11-14 12.93
$75 off $200 Spend on Clothing & Homewares + 6% Cashrewards Cashback @ Target 295 tightarse 2015-11-12 13.28

Top 10 fastest deals to 100 votes

Deal Votes User Posted Mins to +100
eBay - 20% off on Select Retailers - MAX Discount $1000 Per Txn (Excl. Postage) - 5 Txn Pp 729 pandaaram 2015-11-09 24.62
3.5% Cashback @ eBay Australia Sitewide via CashRewards 446 tightarse 2015-11-09 37.53
eBay 3% Cashback (from 2.5%) @ Cashrewards 290 easternculture 2015-11-27 51.20
McDonald's Frozen Coke McSpider Hack - $1.50 (Instead of $2) 25% off with Bonus Cone 358 cheapm8 2015-11-30 59.37
FREE Pancake Short Stack @ The Pancake Parlour VIC (No Catches) Save $12 264 tightarse 2015-11-05 69.62
eBay Tech Frenzy - 20% off on Selected Retailers 654 supermanUK 2015-11-27 70.22
Delivery Hero - $15 off (Minimum Order $25) 432 Fifam 2015-11-26 73.38
Claim a Free Movie Ticket from McDonald's - Sign up to MyMaccas 190 Spackbace 2015-11-04 83.87
5x FREE TV Shows @ Google Play 308 TRENT86 2015-11-05 88.88
$75 off $200 Spend on Clothing & Homewares + 6% Cashrewards Cashback @ Target 295 tightarse 2015-11-12 91.95

Top 10 most popular deals by votes

Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
eBay - 20% off on Select Retailers - MAX Discount $1000 Per Txn (Excl. Postage) - 5 Txn Pp 729 12974 pandaaram 2015-11-09
eBay Tech Frenzy - 20% off on Selected Retailers 654 16918 supermanUK 2015-11-27
[NEW ACCOUNTS] Free Premium Tempered Glass Screen Protector for iPhone 5/5s/5c/6/6s/6+/6s+ Galaxy S6/S6 Edge from Zapals 527 13334 uwishbillyfish 2015-11-24
3.5% Cashback @ eBay Australia Sitewide via CashRewards 446 3450 tightarse 2015-11-09
Delivery Hero - $15 off (Minimum Order $25) 432 5086 Fifam 2015-11-26
[Google Play] PowerAmp FULL for Android $0.10 (97.5% off) 411 4823 spaghettiman 2015-11-17
FREE "Keep Looking When Cooking" Utensil from GIO 377 12290 miwtown 2015-11-04
6 Months of Free Presto 374 5274 jonathonsunshine 2015-11-02
McDonald's Frozen Coke McSpider Hack - $1.50 (Instead of $2) 25% off with Bonus Cone 358 772 cheapm8 2015-11-30
Free Calls/Texts to France for Telstra Customers & France/Lebanon for Optus Customers 339 419 tightarse 2015-11-14

Top 10 most popular deals by clicks

Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
JB Hi-Fi Online Warehouse Clearance Sale 48 25345 agup61 2015-11-17
MYER Family & Friends Sale: 20-50% off, 25/11 and 26/11 95 20392 transport 2015-11-24
eBay Tech Frenzy - 20% off on Selected Retailers 654 16918 supermanUK 2015-11-27
Black Friday 3 Day Sale: N54L Microserver $199, Laptop From $199, 240GB SSD $89 @ Shopping Express 120 14355 ShoppingExpress 2015-11-24
[NEW ACCOUNTS] Free Premium Tempered Glass Screen Protector for iPhone 5/5s/5c/6/6s/6+/6s+ Galaxy S6/S6 Edge from Zapals 527 13334 uwishbillyfish 2015-11-24
eBay - 20% off on Select Retailers - MAX Discount $1000 Per Txn (Excl. Postage) - 5 Txn Pp 729 12974 pandaaram 2015-11-09
20000 Products Ea for $0.05 (USD)/$0.08 (AUD) Delivery Included - JD 167 12593 cheapm8 2015-11-09
FREE "Keep Looking When Cooking" Utensil from GIO 377 12290 miwtown 2015-11-04
Jetstar Return for Free within Australia Sale from $55 107 12244 piggybank 2015-11-19
Big W Staff, Family & Friends Sale - 10% off Store Wide, 25% off Fashion Clothing (Nov 14 & 15) 245 11984 ryanj 2015-11-11

Top 5 most popular deals by traffic (in pageviews)

  1. eBay Tech Frenzy - 20% off on Selected Retailers - 118,038
  2. eBay - 20% off on Select Retailers - MAX Discount $1000 Per Txn (Excl. Postage) - 5 Txn Pp - 99,187
  3. Nikon D3300 Digital SLR with 18-55mm Single VR-II Lens Kit $298 After $100 Cashback @ Officeworks - 35,449
  4. Telstra Medium Plan BYO 12 Month Contract. $50 Pm with 7GB Data and $200 Welcome Credit - 34,322
  5. 20000 Products Ea for $0.05 (USD)/$0.08 (AUD) Delivery Included - JD - 30,833

Most Popular Deals by Category

Category Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
Automotive AmEx Offer: Spend $30 Get $10 Back @ Supercheap Auto 220 2073 tightarse 2015-11-17
Books & Magazines Free Comics on Google Play 239 2059 kazozza 2015-11-13
Business & Office US$0.99 (A$1.39) Custom Photo Mousepad Delivered @ ArtsCow 102 3211 brezzo 2015-11-01
Computing SanDisk Ultra II SSD: 960GB US $205 (AU $285) or 480GB US $115.95 (AU $162) Delivered @ Amazon 298 5211 easternculture 2015-11-22
Education $0 iOS: Japanese - The Dictionary (Was $8.99) 180 6361 tightarse 2015-11-20
Electrical & Electronics Zapals Freebie: 10,000 USB LED Reading Light Sync Chargers 286 8744 abm77 2015-11-27
Entertainment [Google Play] PowerAmp FULL for Android $0.10 (97.5% off) 411 4823 spaghettiman 2015-11-17
Fashion & Apparel $75 off $200 Spend on Clothing & Homewares + 6% Cashrewards Cashback @ Target 295 7435 tightarse 2015-11-12
Financial AmEx Online Offers: David Jones Spend $200 Get $40, Jeanswest Spend $75 Get $20 218 2894 tightarse 2015-11-10
Food & Grocery Delivery Hero - $15 off (Minimum Order $25) 432 5086 Fifam 2015-11-26
Gaming Fallout 4 (PC, Xbox, PS4) + Perk Poster $58 Shipped @ The Gamesmen eBay - 2,000 in Stock 216 5255 stevensx 2015-11-08
Health & Beauty Free Emporia Flushable Wipes Sample Pack 89 5416 bargainhunter27 2015-11-30
Home & Garden FREE "Keep Looking When Cooking" Utensil from GIO 377 12290 miwtown 2015-11-04
Internet Dodo Dial up Internet, $1 / Month, Unlimited Data 101 2272 xanctum 2015-11-04
Mobile [NEW ACCOUNTS] Free Premium Tempered Glass Screen Protector for iPhone 5/5s/5c/6/6s/6+/6s+ Galaxy S6/S6 Edge from Zapals 527 13334 uwishbillyfish 2015-11-24
Other eBay - 20% off on Select Retailers - MAX Discount $1000 Per Txn (Excl. Postage) - 5 Txn Pp 729 12974 pandaaram 2015-11-09
Pets Petbarn 20% off Everything Online with Free Shipping + Additional 20% off Cat/Dog Dry Food 139 3910 neil 2015-11-15
Sports & Outdoors Free trial to Our Kung Fu Classes [expired] 103 2475 kungfufoundation 2015-11-21
Toys & Kids Lego - 'Buy 1 Get One Free' + Postage @ Toys 'R' Us 93 5019 JDD 2015-11-13
Travel FREE: 2016 Wall Calendar Delivered @ Tauck Travel 153 4052 tightarse 2015-11-19

Competitions

Most Popular Competitions (by votes)

Deal Votes Clicks Entered User Posted
Win 1 of 4,000 Uniqlo AIRism Products - Collect Prize In-Store (VIC/NSW) 85 1816 85 bluedufflecoat 2015-11-11
Win a Mitsubishi Triton Exceed Worth $55,000 58 1799 145 Spackbace 2015-11-04
Win Gift Cards, Samsung Galaxy Tablets + More Worth over $95,000 [Instant Win] [NSW, VIC, QLD, WA] 50 2340 94 Katie2014 2015-11-24
Win A New Holden Cruze Worth $25920 from Scoopon 42 1314 110 Spackbace 2015-11-16
Win 1 of 10 $2,000 Cash Prizes from AAMI 39 1368 138 JSQUARED 2015-11-14
Win 1 of 2 Nissan Pulsars Worth $21,990 Each from Pacific Magazines 38 1888 136 Spackbace 2015-11-05
Win a Trip for 4 to Whitsundays (Valued over $20,000) from Australian Geographic 38 1194 106 hamza23 2015-11-25
Win A Trip for 2 to Hawaii, $5000 Myer & Uber Vouchers & More from Boost Juice 37 1289 118 Spackbace 2015-11-02
Win a Canyon Bicycle of Your Choice (Valued at $5,000) from BikeRadar 35 1396 129 hamza23 2015-11-03
Win a Car, Travel Voucher or $20,000 + Minor Prizes (iPads, iPhones, Gift Cards) from Certegy 34 1282 121 Katie2014 2015-11-04

Most Popular Competitions (by clicks)

Deal Votes Clicks Entered User Posted
Win Gift Cards, Samsung Galaxy Tablets + More Worth over $95,000 [Instant Win] [NSW, VIC, QLD, WA] 50 2340 94 Katie2014 2015-11-24
Win One of 100,000 3-Month Netflix Vouchers from Optus Perks 28 2216 36 Katie2014 2015-11-17
Win 1 of 2 Nissan Pulsars Worth $21,990 Each from Pacific Magazines 38 1888 136 Spackbace 2015-11-05
Win 1 of 4,000 Uniqlo AIRism Products - Collect Prize In-Store (VIC/NSW) 85 1816 85 bluedufflecoat 2015-11-11
Win a Mitsubishi Triton Exceed Worth $55,000 58 1799 145 Spackbace 2015-11-04
Win a Canyon Bicycle of Your Choice (Valued at $5,000) from BikeRadar 35 1396 129 hamza23 2015-11-03
Win 1 of 10 $2,000 Cash Prizes from AAMI 39 1368 138 JSQUARED 2015-11-14
Win 1 of 12 Daily Prizes (Bosch, Bose, Dyson, Weber etc) from Velocity Frequent Flyer 25 1327 59 nmat 2015-11-10
Win A New Holden Cruze Worth $25920 from Scoopon 42 1314 110 Spackbace 2015-11-16
Win A Trip for 2 to Hawaii, $5000 Myer & Uber Vouchers & More from Boost Juice 37 1289 118 Spackbace 2015-11-02

Other stats

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

  1. Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals in Australia 2015 - 38,866
  2. TVpad Users - Court Rules Against Company - The Company Is Gone - 35,646
  3. OzBargain has turned 9, and we are hosting a Treasure Hunt to celebrate the birthday! (10-27 Nov 2015) - 32,006
  4. I spent the past year creating Price Hipster, a product search engine and price watching website for the OzBargain community! - 27,033
  5. AmEx Shop Small: Shops That Accept AmEx for Opal and Myki Recharges - 26,172

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

  1. List of Birthday Deals/Frebies - 10,526
  2. List of Cheap Chinese Online Buying sites - 4,087
  3. Amazon App Referral Wiki - 2,403
  4. JD Referral Wiki -1,659
  5. Cards with No Overseas Transaction Fees - 1,475

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

  1. Dominos - 80,538
  2. Woolworths - 18,617
  3. Uber - 12,524
  4. Secure Parking -10,540
  5. KFC - 9,682

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

Store # of deals
Amazon 106
Dick Smith 81
The Good Guys 72
Target 64
Woolworths 62
JB Hi-Fi 61

Top 10 most subscribed to store

Store # of subscribers
I Want That Flight 424
DeliveryHero 286
Specsavers 143
Pinchme 130
Selling Out Soon 125
Dick Smith 106
Woolworths 97
Shopping Express 84
American Express 83
Jetstar 75

Top 10 Search Alerts

query count
eneloop 133
ps4 125
dyson 117
lego 93
Xbox One 92
sonos 80
specsavers 79
chromecast 78
playstation 4 65
wii u 64

Top 5 sites referring traffic to OzBargain (sessions)

  1. Whirlpool Forums - 138,946
  2. Facebook - 125,477
  3. Oursteps - 39,169
  4. Twitter - 35,161
  5. Lifehacker - 27,512

Top Browsers (by Sessions)

  1. Chrome 56.47%
  2. Safari 24.58%
  3. Firefox 9.86%
  4. Internet Explorer 4.94%
  5. Safari (in-app) 1.35%

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