Top Deals, Comments, Forum Posts, Members of The Month and Other Stats for January 2016

January to March tends to be our slower period which is reflective in the stats for this month. Noticably missing this month are Dick Smith deals. Woolworths was the top posted store this month with 93 deals. Dick Smith had only 20.

We mentioned last month that we are now on Instagram. I'm actually finding a good amount of deals (mostly food related) & competitions posted only on retailers Instagram pages, for example Doughnut Time. Might be something to check out.

We are also thinking of certain tasks that users do and how we can make that more useful by creating pages. The first was the pizza coupon page so you can quickly find the best pizza deals. We've now added a Hotel Coupon Page to make booking a hotel a lot easier. Just have to figure out how to integrate those 2 pages into OzBargain. You may have also noted store pages have been redesigned so active deals & coupons are shown first with expired deals shown last. This can help with store pages that have loads of active and expired deals mixed in with each other.

Keen observers may have seen another site in our footer, CheapCheapLah. We've wanted to launch in Singapore for a few years but tried out New Zealand as a test. ChoiceCheapies is over a year old now and has a reasonably active community posting deals. CCL is in a very beta stage atm but feel free to check it out. Scotty will have more to say about it in the future.

Site Updates of Interest (Not a full list)

  • Changed wording of P-plate tooltip to 'Deal Posted Within 2 Weeks After 1st Deal' and 'Deal Posted Within 6 Weeks After 1st Deal'
  • When checking comp url dupes, check against comps that are still open.
  • Remove 'no price' warning if 'free' or euro symbol is in title. (pound symbol already checked)
  • When highlighting prices in titles, match pound sign (£) and euro sign (€)
  • Add archive/all-comments mode for nodes with more than one page of comments . (e.g. This forum topic, Click comments tab for archive view
  • Power user editing lock changed from 10 mins to 5 mins (This change is part of the plan to delaying the Twitter feed so we Tweet out better titles and no dupes.)
  • Reduced font size for vote box if count >= 1000 (e.g. Google Storage Deal)
Members

Members of the Month

January 2016

  • avitherock for posting the deal of the month, Dick Smith Gift Card swap at Coles.

  • Katie2014 for posting the most popular competition in January (not posted by a staff), Win Flights to LA or Buenos Aires. Any winner? Katie has also posted 118 competitions with average +6.7 votes.

  • lyl for posting the most deals last month. 101 deals with average +39.6 votes.

  • tightarse for making the most front page deals. 61 out of 65 deals he has posted got voted onto the OzBargain front page, with average +98.63 votes, which means you'll usually spot 2 of TA's deal there at any given time.

-Scotty

See more about members of the month

Moderation Stats:

  • Reports: 2583 (avg: 1 report every ~17 minutes)
  • Deals Removed: 382 (2312 published) —- Forum Posts Removed: 58 (1067 published)
    • Reasons:
      • Duplicate - 181
      • Requested by OP - 28
      • Sockpuppeting - 26
      • SPAM - 22
      • Targeted Offer - 21
      • No Bargains Listed - 19
      • Insufficient Quantity - 16
      • Referral SPAM - 11
      • Combine Posts - 9
      • Not Available to Australia - 7
      • Expired on Posting - 6
      • Banned Item - 2
      • Everything else - 92

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

User Deals Avg Vote
lyl 101 39.76
Jimmy007 82 17.76
tightarse 65 99.40
TRENT86 60 40.68
bonky 29 32.79
deal junkie 28 18.68
Spackbace 26 31.58
easternculture 25 34.00
tonester 18 13.11
Jase2801 18 25.33

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

User Deals Avg Vote
Norman1 20 6.70
bluezone 7 15.57
DealMasterYoda 5 9.20
Chandrakant 4 2.25
Polotera 4 5.00
mariusa 3 6.00
SuperGripTools 3 14.00
sucker4sales 2 28.00
peeaftersex 2 12.50
FreshiesClubAU 2 1.00

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

User Deals Avg Vote
tightarse 61 104.93
lyl 44 78.25
TRENT86 33 64.85
Jimmy007 19 47.58
easternculture 13 57.38
bonky 9 86.00
IWantThatFlight 8 65.88
Spackbace 7 86.71
grababargain 6 100.83
Jase2801 6 56.67

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

User Deals Avg Vote Comments Comments (Not OP)
IWantThatFlight 8 65.88 48 1
MyGroceries.com.au 4 58.00 9 0
sellingoutsoon 3 47.00 115 9
Clear 2 65.50 416 257
tightarse 2 251.50 198 70
japanrailpassnow 1 26.00 0 0
Boogiemonster52 1 81.00 0 0
biltong2go 1 47.00 14 2
LMCMelb 1 32.00 0 0
RemotePro 1 73.00 74 0

Most Competitions posted by users (Top 10)

User Comps
Katie2014 118
hamza23 22
JSQUARED 18
neil 15
Spackbace 6
jodie1980 5
Thespottedcow 3
Gunwalls 2
TheKatGirl 2
Tarara 2

Most Edits by a Power User

User Edits Uniques
Spackbace 320 296
Baysew 72 70
tonester 31 29
arend 17 17
Steptoe 11 10
mtg 10 9
TRENT86 9 8
matt_will_fix_it 8 8
IceCreamBandit 7 7
Make it so 6 6
Comments

Top 10 Commenters (# of comments, votes)

User Comments Avg Vote +5's +15's -5's -15's
jv 1151 0.27 101 22 90 17
KaptnKaos 919 0.59 54 9 28 8
Spackbace 744 1.69 67 11 0 0
Gimli 454 1.25 35 12 11 1
Clear 415 0.61 6 0 1 0
sween64 392 0.69 14 2 0 0
Infidel 349 0.77 11 1 1 0
unclesnake 343 1.05 23 6 4 0
easternculture 320 1.04 25 6 3 2
TheOneWhoKnocks 299 1.26 19 3 0 0

Top 10 positively voted comments

Comment Votes User Posted
Let's not ozbargain this for 237 jakey69 2016-01-11
I've never actually had to 163 eug 2016-01-18
You did exactly the right 155 nocure 2016-01-31
Please those who drive 132 rashed 2016-01-09
wow…poor form ebay 110 superbird 2016-01-04
You were driving and not 110 xywolap 2016-01-30
or "number two" 107 sandp 2016-01-08
Buy $9 Telstra phone from 106 ronnknee 2016-01-12
They're actually designed to 106 pais 2016-01-14
its like you picked up the 101 bonky 2016-01-18

Top 10 negatively voted comments

Comment Votes User Posted
No one would sustain a -144 Multiverse 2016-01-14
Just get a PO box and move -124 Laurenlauren 2016-01-18
There are some ungrateful -105 KaptnKaos 2016-01-08
Put on her shoes for a -81 Bigsta 2016-01-18
Typical govt employee, as if -72 bargainaus 2016-01-18
Quick question, what is an -69 Mimbula 2016-01-17
You get the point. Smartass. -69 gmail92 2016-01-26
Puh-lease. Don't read more -63 DisabledUser65922 2016-01-09
Batteries are measured in -59 gruffogre 2016-01-01
Understood. But it was just -55 DisabledUser65922 2016-01-09

Top 10 controversial comments

Comment +1's -1's
jv doesn't make sense 15 17
Hardworking Australians: A Cow to Milk 14 14
Negatives to remove vote, positives for a good comment 12 11
#Deadpoolgate 11 11
Giving the middle finger driving has mixed reviews 11 10
Indians don't wear deodorant for health/religious reasons? 11 11
In defense of Tightarse 11 9
Mitsubishi fridges are pathetically dreadful 10 11
Speed Limiters on cars are a stupid feature 10 12
More ethnic/ageist smellism 10 10

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
Selective schools & socially awkward nerds 20 16
Software to remove a USB device is not a deal 15 12
jv doesn't make sense 15 17
jv does it again 13 16
Negatives to remove vote, positives for a good comment 12 11
In defense of Tightarse 11 9
Giving the middle finger driving has mixed reviews 11 10
Mitsubishi fridges are pathetically dreadful 10 11
Speed Limiters on cars are a stupid feature 10 12

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
Swap Dick Smith Gift Cards for Coles Gift Cards (Purchased from Coles - Proof of Purchase Required) 585 avitherock 2016-01-08 4.37
Woolworths/Big W to Exchange Dick Smith Vouchers to WISH Gift Cards - NO RECEIPT NEEDED 315 lyl 2016-01-08 6.82
eBay Cashback 4.4% Sitewide @ Cashrewards (Please Read Post) 381 tightarse 2016-01-04 7.13
Samsung EVO 16GB Micro SD Card + Adapter $6 Delivered @ PC Byte 470 tightarse 2016-01-12 9.33
Free: 2 Quest Protein Bars from Quest Nutrition 349 pisspants 2016-01-21 10.48
Coles $125 eGift Cards ($100 + $25) for $100 Delivered @ Target 351 ShamelessBargains 2016-01-07 11.62
Intel 535 Series 240GB SSD $109 Delivered @ Shopping Express (Also 10% off NUCs) 137 tightarse 2016-01-14 14.90
SanDisk Ultra 64GB MicroSD $20.56 (40MB/s)/$24.56 (80MB/s), Extreme Pro 32GB MicroSD (90MB/s) $18.96 Posted @ Deals Direct 95 easternculture 2016-01-13 16.03
Free Jack Links Jerky Sample 500 Avaliable [FB Required] 34 blighst 2016-01-13 17.42
Samsung EVO 64GB MicroSD $25.95 (128GB $72) Delivered @ Shopping Express 204 tightarse 2016-01-06 18.57

Top 10 fastest deals to 100 votes

Deal Votes User Posted Mins to +100
Swap Dick Smith Gift Cards for Coles Gift Cards (Purchased from Coles - Proof of Purchase Required) 585 avitherock 2016-01-08 19.85
Coles $125 eGift Cards ($100 + $25) for $100 Delivered @ Target 351 ShamelessBargains 2016-01-07 22.87
eBay Cashback 4.4% Sitewide @ Cashrewards (Please Read Post) 381 tightarse 2016-01-04 46.65
Samsung EVO 16GB Micro SD Card + Adapter $6 Delivered @ PC Byte 470 tightarse 2016-01-12 47.03
Free: 2 Quest Protein Bars from Quest Nutrition 349 pisspants 2016-01-21 47.60
FREE Tickets to Advanced Screenings of DEADPOOL (MEL, SYD, BRIS, ADL) 278 Todes Angst 2016-01-30 65.40
Woolworths/Big W to Exchange Dick Smith Vouchers to WISH Gift Cards - NO RECEIPT NEEDED 315 lyl 2016-01-08 67.42
Seagate Expansion Desktop 4TB $99 @ Australia Post (In Store - Limited Stock) 263 TimWn 2016-01-14 104.87
FREE Entry to 36 Swimming Pools & Lots of Free BBQs & Breakfasts on Australia Day (See Inside) 298 tightarse 2016-01-18 108.08
Free Everlast Jacket + Shipping if Newcastle Utd Beat West Ham (EPL) @ Sports Direct (FB Like Rqd) 329 gooddealmate 2016-01-16 131.65

Top 10 most popular deals by votes

Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
Swap Dick Smith Gift Cards for Coles Gift Cards (Purchased from Coles - Proof of Purchase Required) 585 1251 avitherock 2016-01-08
Domino's Online Mega Week (50% off All Pizzas Exc Value Range) 495 7601 Vidgamer 2016-01-18
Samsung EVO 16GB Micro SD Card + Adapter $6 Delivered @ PC Byte 470 3885 tightarse 2016-01-12
Ryobi Assorted 18v Garden Tool Kits $90 Nearly 70% off @ Bunnings 397 8550 sshazam 2016-01-02
eBay Cashback 4.4% Sitewide @ Cashrewards (Please Read Post) 381 2427 tightarse 2016-01-04
60% off: Box Damaged Sony Headphones MDR-EX150AP $31.98 or MDR-ZX330BT $67.98 - Free Shipping - Sony Online Store 378 7818 digitalterrorist 2016-01-22
Coles $125 eGift Cards ($100 + $25) for $100 Delivered @ Target 351 5250 ShamelessBargains 2016-01-07
Free: 2 Quest Protein Bars from Quest Nutrition 349 8509 pisspants 2016-01-21
Free Everlast Jacket + Shipping if Newcastle Utd Beat West Ham (EPL) @ Sports Direct (FB Like Rqd) 329 11500 gooddealmate 2016-01-16
Woolworths/Big W to Exchange Dick Smith Vouchers to WISH Gift Cards - NO RECEIPT NEEDED 315 1616 lyl 2016-01-08

Top 10 most popular deals by clicks

Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
Rebel Sport - Footwear - up to 70% off + Free Shipping - Reebok, New Balance & More 119 20133 addict 2016-01-02
Hush Puppies Shoes for $59 @ Hush Puppies Store 242 18084 kavinfrost 2016-01-07
KFC Coupons to March 7 - Extreme Burger Combo $7.45 + More (VIC, NSW, ACT, Alice Springs) 95 16339 tightarse 2016-01-24
20% Discount at Bing Lee eBay 242 16234 nkr 2016-01-20
Jetstar Bring On 2016 International Sale: Fares from $89, Hawaii Return Bris $448, Melb/Syd $498 + More 72 13371 tightarse 2016-01-12
SanDisk SSD Plus 240GB $99, LG IPS 29" 29UM57-P Monitor $359 & Other Deals @MSY Currently Instore 76 11725 Hunnypooh 2016-01-09
Free Everlast Jacket + Shipping if Newcastle Utd Beat West Ham (EPL) @ Sports Direct (FB Like Rqd) 329 11500 gooddealmate 2016-01-16
Harvey Norman Clearance: 1200mAh Power Bank $4, 2200mAh Power Bank $6, & 11000mAh Power Bank $36 73 11305 Wulfr 2016-01-01
House Has up to 75% off Today with Free Postage. Prices Start from $1 74 10585 jodie1980 2016-01-27
Australia Post - Receive a FREE Special Collectors ‘Decimal Currency Imperforate Minisheet’ 242 10465 den_yong 2016-01-18

Top 5 most popular deals by traffic (in pageviews)

  1. Ryobi Assorted 18v Garden Tool Kits $90 Nearly 70% off @ Bunnings - 75,183
  2. 60% off: Box Damaged Sony Headphones MDR-EX150AP $31.98 or MDR-ZX330BT $67.98 - Free Shipping - Sony Online Store - 59,044
  3. Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge (Gold, Green or White) $798 ($200 off) @ JB Hi-Fi ($598 w/ $200 Trade in) - 53,976
  4. FREE Tickets to Advanced Screenings of DEADPOOL (MEL, SYD, BRIS, ADL) - 51,380
  5. FREE $10 Voucher for Officeworks. No Min Spend [International Students] - 51,164

Most Popular Deals by Category

Category Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
Automotive SCA PVC Electrical Tape 18mm X 10m All Colours - 3 for $0.99 (Normally $1.59ea) @ Supercheap Auto 112 1529 boonanza 2016-01-04
Books & Magazines $0 eBook: Riddle Collection - 300 Best Riddles and Brain Teasers to Feed Your Mind … 171 2281 grababargain 2016-01-02
Business & Office Whiteboard 45 x 90cm $3 @ Officeworks (Normally $19.95) 88 4741 tightarse 2016-01-02
Computing Samsung EVO 16GB Micro SD Card + Adapter $6 Delivered @ PC Byte 470 3885 tightarse 2016-01-12
Education Australia Post - Receive a FREE Special Collectors ‘Decimal Currency Imperforate Minisheet’ 242 10465 den_yong 2016-01-18
Electrical & Electronics Swap Dick Smith Gift Cards for Coles Gift Cards (Purchased from Coles - Proof of Purchase Required) 585 1251 avitherock 2016-01-08
Entertainment FREE Tickets to Advanced Screenings of DEADPOOL (MEL, SYD, BRIS, ADL) 278 4623 Todes Angst 2016-01-30
Fashion & Apparel Hush Puppies Shoes for $59 @ Hush Puppies Store 242 18084 kavinfrost 2016-01-07
Financial Coles Reloadable Prepaid MasterCard $0 (Normally $10) 229 5376 curryblender 2016-01-21
Food & Grocery Domino's Online Mega Week (50% off All Pizzas Exc Value Range) 495 7601 Vidgamer 2016-01-18
Gaming Free The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings - Xbox 360 and Xbox One 179 2469 lancedefrance 2016-01-22
Health & Beauty Priceline 40% off Skincare, Suncare and Tanning 27th-28th Jan 182 6729 littlehekat 2016-01-23
Home & Garden Ryobi Assorted 18v Garden Tool Kits $90 Nearly 70% off @ Bunnings 397 8550 sshazam 2016-01-02
Internet Unblock USA Netflix with uFlix - $16 for 12 Months OzBargain Special - Australia Day Special 143 5072 uFlix 2016-01-26
Mobile WhatsApp Now Free ($1 Annual Fee Being Dropped) 282 2149 bonky 2016-01-18
Other eBay Cashback 4.4% Sitewide @ Cashrewards (Please Read Post) 381 2427 tightarse 2016-01-04
Pets $50 Dogs, $200 Puppies, $30 Cats, $30 Rabbits, etc. at RSPCA VIC (4 Days Only) 134 3922 marbles77 2016-01-13
Sports & Outdoors Free Everlast Jacket + Shipping if Newcastle Utd Beat West Ham (EPL) @ Sports Direct (FB Like Rqd) 329 11500 gooddealmate 2016-01-16
Toys & Kids Minion Building Block 260 Pcs $1.99 USD (~$2.81 AUD) Delivered @ DealsMachine 81 4348 ScaryZombie 2016-01-29
Travel India Return Depart Perth $388, Melb $455, Sydney $456, GC $458 @IWantThatFlight.com.au 129 2030 IWantThatFlight 2016-01-05

Competitions

Most Popular Competitions (by votes)

Deal Votes Clicks Entered User Posted
Win a Pair of Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones from Travel Talk Mag 47 1746 142 neil 2016-01-08
Win a 13" Apple MacBook Pro + Jansport Right Pack from Rushfaster 41 1693 196 JSQUARED 2016-01-12
Win a Trip for 2 to Uluru, El Questro or Hamilton Island (Valued up to $9678) from Roadshow 34 1483 164 hamza23 2016-01-12
Win $100,000 Cash or a 2015 Hyundai RB3 Accent Hatch Referral Prize from Career One 32 1286 129 Katie2014 2016-01-19
Win 1 of 20 Flights to LA or Buenos Aires from Air New Zealand [Instant Win] 31 3730 126 Katie2014 2016-01-17
Win a Trip for 2 to New York Worth $10,000 or Runner-up Prizes from Samantha Wills 28 1417 137 Katie2014 2016-01-14
Win a $7,000 Flight Centre Voucher (Used in QLD), $1000 MC/VISA + Tours from SBS 28 1249 97 neil 2016-01-17
Win a Trip to New York (Valued at $11,783) from Ten Play (Daily Entry) 27 701 82 hamza23 2016-01-07
Win a Breville Barista Express™ Espresso Machine from The Australian Businesswomen's Network 26 956 114 Katie2014 2016-01-03
Win a Trip for 2 to The Northern Territory Worth up to $5000 from Tourism NT and Virgin 25 874 128 Katie2014 2016-01-12

Most Popular Competitions (by clicks)

Deal Votes Clicks Entered User Posted
Win Australian Open Tickets and Jurlique Products from Jurlique 9 4713 44 Vroom85 2016-01-20
Win 1 of 20 Flights to LA or Buenos Aires from Air New Zealand [Instant Win] 31 3730 126 Katie2014 2016-01-17
Win 1 of 14 Coffee Machines, or a Trip to Italy from Lavazza 16 2247 71 Spackbace 2016-01-21
Win a Pair of Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones from Travel Talk Mag 47 1746 142 neil 2016-01-08
Win a 13" Apple MacBook Pro + Jansport Right Pack from Rushfaster 41 1693 196 JSQUARED 2016-01-12
Win $10,000 Visa Gift Card & 500ml Big Mac Special Sauce from McDonald's 12 1683 20 Obey 2016-01-27
Win a Luxury Beer Experience for 2 People to Tasmania Valued at up to $5700 or Beer Prizes 20 1559 113 Katie2014 2016-01-03
Win a Trip to Hong Kong Flying Cathay Pacific for Four Nights 20 1527 92 buthidae 2016-01-21
Win Assorted Prizes from Roller Fortune Instant Win 20 1509 70 jodie1980 2016-01-18
Win a Trip for 2 to Uluru, El Questro or Hamilton Island (Valued up to $9678) from Roadshow 34 1483 164 hamza23 2016-01-12
  • Competition Pageviews: 254,975 | December: 224,981 (+13.33%)
  • Comps Posted: 229 | December: 315
  • Comps Won: 179 | December: 169
  • Biggest Competition Win:

Hoyts Lux Screening for 30 People (Inc Drinks/Food) from La Societe worth $1,995


Other stats

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

  1. Dick Smith Enters Trading Halt (Voluntary Administration) - 104,969
  2. Ok Fess Up.. Who Has Stolen Something Through a Self Serve Checkout? - 28,937
  3. [AMA] I'm an Uber Driver in Sydney. Ask me anything - 23,493
  4. Ran into a Pole at Low Speeds, Pole Fell over, May Have to Pay - 20,929
  5. Woolworths Pulling out of Home Improvement Sector, No More Masters? - 20,616

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

  1. List of Birthday Deals/Frebies - 14,918
  2. List of Cheap Chinese Online Buying sites - 3,635
  3. American Express Referral Wiki 3,381
  4. A guide to using Telstra Prepaid Starter Packs - 1,394
  5. Cards with No Overseas Transaction Fees - 1,731

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

  1. Dominos - 86,942
  2. Woolworths - 17,706
  3. Menulog - 13,820
  4. KFC -11,984
  5. Uber - 11,572

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

Store # of deals
Woolworths 93
Harvey Norman 65
Masters 46
Officeworks 40
Amazon 40
  • Dick Smith: 20

Top 10 most subscribed to store

Store # of subscribers
I Want That Flight 489
DeliveryHero 305
Specsavers 164
Pinchme 135
Selling Out Soon 135
Dick Smith 119
Coke Rewards 106
Woolworths 100
American Express 100
Shopping Express 85

Top 10 Search Alerts

query count
eneloop 158
ps4 117
lego 108
dyson 107
specsavers 98
sonos 85
Xbox One 79
chromecast 70
wii u 67
udemy 62

Top 5 sites referring traffic to OzBargain (sessions)

  1. Whirlpool Forums - 125,961
  2. Facebook - 109,159
  3. Oursteps - 44,679
  4. Twitter - 39,007
  5. Lifehacker - 23,505

Top Browsers (by Sessions)

  1. Chrome 56.62%
  2. Safari 25.54%
  3. Firefox 9.16%
  4. Internet Explorer 4.18%
  5. Safari (in-app) 1.68%

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