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

Just a reminder to join our AFL Footy Tipping Competition for a chance to win prizes.

We recently made a post about what would happen if you invested in the 10 most popular stores on OzBargain. Much to our surprise, you would have made a 20% return on investment and if not for Dick Smith, a slightly bigger profit. Well, I thought we'd continue it to see if perhaps the voting patterns of OzBargainers might relate to good investments. This month those top stores would have netted a 4.02% return over a period of 2 months. We've switched out Groupon for Dick Smith since you can't buy DSE stock anymore.

Store 4/1 Price 28/2 Price 4/1 Value 28/2 Value Shares Return
Woolworths/ Big W / Dan Murphy's / Masters (Woolworths) $24.40 $22.90 $1,000.40 $938.90 41 -6.15%
Apple $102.61 $96.86 $1,026.10 $968.60 10 -5.60%
Target/Coles/Officeworks (Wesfarmers) $41.66 $39.09 $999.84 $938.16 24 -6.17%
Harvey Norman $4.19 $4.78 $1,001.41 $1,142.42 239 14.08%
Amazon $656.29 $552.52 $1,312.58 $1,105.04 2 -15.81%
JB Hi-Fi $19.40 $22.13 $1,008.80 $1,150.76 52 14.07%
Google (Alphabet) $762.20 $697.77 $762.20 $697.77 1 -8.45%
Dominos $57.80 $58.76 $982.60 $998.92 17 1.66%
Myer $1.20 $1.16 $999.60 $966.28 833 -3.33%
Groupon $3.00 $4.78 $999.00 $1,591.74 333 59.33%
Total $10,092.53 $10,498.59 +4.02%

We'll check back in later updates to see how they are doing.

Site Updates of Interest (Not a full list)

  • Changed Wiki link to Pages in Top Menu. Now the Birthday Deals, Hotel Page, Pizza Page and any other current events will be listed there. Let us know if there are any pages that we should add.
  • Flagging rep comments on all threads to detect them sneaking in links to their own site.
  • Setting your Timezone
  • When someone writes expired, sold out, etc (and takes up a majority of their comment) a report box will pop up in order to inform mods so we can mark it expired.
  • Set only text ads.
  • If user tries to create search alert that matches store name, provide link to store page and suggest store subscription.
Members

Members of the Month

February 2016

  • victorwilson for posting the most popular deal of the month, Free 2GB for Google Drive. +1111 votes for measly 2GB of cloud storage but hey, it's free.

  • Spackbace for posting the most popular competition of the month, Win a Mazda 3 SP25 Astina. +67 votes with almost 200 entries — did someone from OzBargain score a new car?

  • lyl for posting the most number of deals (again), with 78 deals & +50.7 vote average.

  • Unbranded for posting the most popular comment last month, revealing the secret of winning cereal box competitions. Now look out for the ozbargainers in Coles & Woolies — they would be the one carrying multiple cereal boxes weighting them up at the fruit & veggie section.

-Scotty

See more about members of the month

Moderation Stats:

  • Reports: 2246 (avg: 1 report every ~19 minutes)
  • Deals Removed: 423 (2179 published) —- Forum Posts Removed: 45 (926 published)
    • Reasons:
      • Duplicate - 192
      • Requested by OP - 35
      • Sockpuppeting - 23
      • SPAM - 20
      • Targeted Offer - 29
      • No Bargains Listed - 18
      • Insufficient Quantity - 18
      • Referral SPAM - 22
      • Combine Posts - 8
      • Not Available to Australia - 4
      • Expired on Posting - 5
      • Banned Item - 4
      • Everything else - 92

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

User Deals Avg Vote
lyl 78 50.72
TRENT86 70 37.50
tightarse 68 124.44
Jimmy007 40 30.10
tonester 36 9.25
easternculture 27 19.52
Spackbace 27 26.96
nocure 25 42.36
deal junkie 21 18.24
Norman1 16 7.25

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

User Deals Avg Vote
undecidedtm 5 20.40
peter rabbit 5 16.20
themob 5 54.00
zerostatic 3 6.67
BrayaAustralia 2 1.00
semionlinedeals1 2 -2.50
karman 2 3.00
DisabledUser179464 2 -0.50
Gbear 2 7.00
0dannyboy10 2 9.00

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

User Deals Avg Vote
tightarse 68 124.44
lyl 49 73.02
TRENT86 32 67.91
Jimmy007 12 72.42
nocure 11 81.55
Spackbace 10 55.80
IWantThatFlight 9 72.44
easternculture 8 43.38
hamza23 8 51.50
scotty 6 71.00

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

User Deals Avg Vote Comments Comments (Not OP)
IWantThatFlight 9 72.44 32 5
sellingoutsoon 3 27.67 96 25
Clear 3 78.67 405 227
TrolleySaver 2 85.00 19 0
Masters AUS 2 65.50 36 17
erroorfree 2 74.00 31 8
SuperGripTools 2 37.50 0 0
aussiehosting 1 139.00 79 0
LMCMelb 1 53.00 0 0
daveoi 1 35.00 10 0

Most Competitions posted by users (Top 10)

User Comps Avg Vote
Katie2014 141 4.50
hamza23 35 8.03
neil 27 4.41
Gunwalls 13 0.62
JSQUARED 10 7.90
jodie1980 9 1.22
Spackbace 7 22.14
Wyza 6 2.50
lizjam 6 5.33
Book 5 7.40

Most Edits by a Power User

User Edits Uniques
Spackbace 328 282
Baysew 53 52
tonester 22 21
TRENT86 20 19
Lukian 13 13
Make it so 11 10
matt_will_fix_it 9 9
arend 9 9
Steptoe 8 8
petestrash 8 8
Comments

Top 10 Commenters (# of comments, votes)

User Comments Avg Vote +5's +15's -5's -15's
jv 1043 0.17 77 17 69 12
Spackbace 597 1.26 40 2 0 0
Clear 403 0.78 19 1 0 0
pointless comment 359 1.24 42 4 13 2
GameChanger 253 1.08 21 5 6 0
eisniwre 250 0.69 10 2 1 0
Utopian 235 0.70 11 1 2 0
sween64 225 0.77 9 2 0 0
scrimshaw 220 2.10 27 5 1 0
PVA 216 0.89 6 1 1 1

Top 10 positively voted comments

Comment Votes User Posted
When cereal boxes advertise 186 Unbranded 2016-02-13
Getting a job and keeping a 138 the-mal 2016-02-03
Chinese people are now 127 dogboy 2016-02-05
How many Taxis do you own 102 ols108 2016-02-19
Or 3 times if you married my 94 zomgbargain 2016-02-19
male prostitute, 15 hours 91 PVA 2016-02-09
Yes I do. I think of all 89 Talonparty 2016-02-19
I used to stay at a place in 81 Blottski 2016-02-13
Hello Peanut, my name is 80 scrimshaw 2016-02-13
Sounds like you've had 76 Risto 2016-02-26

Top 10 negatively voted comments

Comment Votes User Posted
Do you believe in KARMA… -122 saggy 2016-02-19
Nice useful to those who -104 Axelstrife 2016-02-09
TL;DR -69 battler 2016-02-10
Looks so boring, I won't -64 Oz Bargain 3 2016-02-28
Exsctly. OP should write a -54 DisabledUser132105 2016-02-10
Dear Hongkie, no you're not -53 tm87 2016-02-06
50% of this websites deals -53 sr8rippinpro 2016-02-15
its not cut and dry -52 tonsta 2016-02-10
The biggest barrier for -45 StewBalls 2016-02-13
Dear Olokun and cmdwedge if -44 saggy 2016-02-19

Top 10 controversial comments

Comment +Votes -Votes User Posted
$30 voucher hack still 16 14 badtzmaru56 2016-02-16
It looks as though you 15 14 easternculture 2016-02-14
I have worked in places 12 10 xywolap 2016-02-17
They tried that before and 11 11 RobMel 2016-02-13
we're actually not lazy, the 11 11 rogr 2016-02-14
Thanks for convincing 10 9 MR ROBOT 2016-02-09
EDIT: Why is the OP in 10 10 jv 2016-02-27
This is shit cos u need to 9 8 tyler.durden 2016-02-01
What a load of rubbish… I 9 10 pauliau 2016-02-07
What's the bargain? 8 8 ronnknee 2016-02-01

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

Top 9 VERY controversial comments

Comment +Votes -Votes User Posted
For people who are not 33 30 Make it so 2016-02-15
$30 voucher hack still 16 14 badtzmaru56 2016-02-16
It looks as though you 15 14 easternculture 2016-02-14
I have worked in places 12 10 xywolap 2016-02-17
Thanks for convincing 10 9 MR ROBOT 2016-02-09

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 @ 28 Stores (Futu, Betta, Rays, Grays + More) 549 tightarse 2016-02-01 7.18
20% off eBay Target Storewide (3DS $158, 3DS XL $198, Wii U Mario $343, PS4 from $359, XB1 from $399, Garmin VivoFit 2 $79) 328 tightarse 2016-02-15 8.97
eBay 10% off Sitewide (Min Spend $100, Max Discount $300, 3 Transactions, Excludes Postage) 797 OzSikhs 2016-02-08 9.50
FREE: 15ml Sample Bottle of Lucy Loo Toilet Spray 77 tightarse 2016-02-03 14.12
6 Months Free on Presto 506 nburner108 2016-02-19 17.15
Free Data Sunday 14/2 for Telstra Mobile Customers 436 ChippyD 2016-02-09 17.27
SanDisk SSD Plus 240GB $90 Delivered @ PC Byte eBay 153 tightarse 2016-02-10 17.78
$10 off $30 Spend on Fresh Meat & Chicken @ Woolworths Online 133 tightarse 2016-02-23 18.12
$2 Wednesday Sandwiches are Back @ 7-Eleven 258 tightarse 2016-02-02 18.47
Samsung EVO 32GB MicroSD $12.88 Delivered @ PC Byte 250 tightarse 2016-02-08 18.75

Top 10 fastest deals to 100 votes

Deal Votes User Posted Mins to +100
eBay 20% off @ 28 Stores (Futu, Betta, Rays, Grays + More) 549 tightarse 2016-02-01 35.88
eBay 10% off Sitewide (Min Spend $100, Max Discount $300, 3 Transactions, Excludes Postage) 797 OzSikhs 2016-02-08 37.73
20% off eBay Target Storewide (3DS $158, 3DS XL $198, Wii U Mario $343, PS4 from $359, XB1 from $399, Garmin VivoFit 2 $79) 328 tightarse 2016-02-15 57.55
6 Months Free on Presto 506 nburner108 2016-02-19 65.47
FREE to View: "The World at War" Complete 26 Episode Series (in 1080p) 416 tightarse 2016-02-28 79.03
Free Data Sunday 14/2 for Telstra Mobile Customers 436 ChippyD 2016-02-09 97.93
Samsung EVO 32GB MicroSD $12.88 Delivered @ PC Byte 250 tightarse 2016-02-08 105.95
AmEx Credits: Woolworths Spend $100+ Online & Get $20 Back, Dan Murphy's Spend $80+ Online & Get $15 Back + More 650 unity1 2016-02-02 120.22
Google Play Music - Normally $11.99 Per Month - Now $5.99 Per Month (50% off) 275 julz15 2016-02-12 124.58
Domino's 50% off Whole Order Menu Price 256 ilovepizza 2016-02-26 125.18

Top 10 most popular deals by votes

Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
FREE Permanent 2GB Google Drive Storage (for Completing Security Check) 1111 11567 victorwilson 2016-02-09
eBay 10% off Sitewide (Min Spend $100, Max Discount $300, 3 Transactions, Excludes Postage) 797 8312 OzSikhs 2016-02-08
AmEx Credits: Woolworths Spend $100+ Online & Get $20 Back, Dan Murphy's Spend $80+ Online & Get $15 Back + More 650 3641 unity1 2016-02-02
eBay 20% off @ 28 Stores (Futu, Betta, Rays, Grays + More) 549 14808 tightarse 2016-02-01
6 Months Free on Presto 506 10445 nburner108 2016-02-19
Free Data Sunday 14/2 for Telstra Mobile Customers 436 2621 ChippyD 2016-02-09
Delivery Hero $15 off $25 Spend from 5pm Daily (All Customers & Extended until Monday) 433 5619 tightarse 2016-02-26
FREE to View: "The World at War" Complete 26 Episode Series (in 1080p) 416 5969 tightarse 2016-02-28
Virgin $40/Month BYO Plan with 10GB Data (Was $60) No Contract 365 8162 cvaz 2016-02-04
KFC: 9 Original Pieces for $9.95 on Tuesdays (Excludes Wollongong/Newcastle NSW, and TAS) 357 4465 PcisT 2016-02-19

Top 10 most popular deals by clicks

Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
eBay 20% off @ 28 Stores (Futu, Betta, Rays, Grays + More) 549 14808 tightarse 2016-02-01
BBC Shop 50% off Entire Site 193 13795 tallysgirl 2016-02-21
Woolworths - Study Desk with Drawer $11.25 (Was $45) 69 13306 studlim 2016-02-11
Free Suburb Statistics Report worth $49 from onthehouse.com.au via Residex 276 12157 Rcnpl 2016-02-14
Outdoor Sofas & Settings Clearance Items @ Masters 81 11715 Olokun 2016-02-03
FREE Permanent 2GB Google Drive Storage (for Completing Security Check) 1111 11567 victorwilson 2016-02-09
Target Sound Plate with Bluetooth $29 was $199 81 10885 Sevenofnine 2016-02-04
20% off eBay Target Storewide (3DS $158, 3DS XL $198, Wii U Mario $343, PS4 from $359, XB1 from $399, Garmin VivoFit 2 $79) 328 10582 tightarse 2016-02-15
6 Months Free on Presto 506 10445 nburner108 2016-02-19
20% off TVs, Laptops, Smartphones, Samsung Phones/Tablets, 5% off Apple and 10% off Bose @ Dick Smith 2 10339 hypnOtixx 2016-02-26

Top 5 most popular deals by traffic (in pageviews)

  1. eBay 10% off Sitewide (Min Spend $100, Max Discount $300, 3 Transactions, Excludes Postage) - 73,439
  2. Up to 65% off Sony 'Box Damaged' Hi-Fi Sale (Links Inside) @ Sony Online Store - 69,031
  3. eBay 20% off @ 28 Stores (Futu, Betta, Rays, Grays + More) - 64,366
  4. 20% off TVs, Laptops, Smartphones, Samsung Phones/Tablets, 5% off Apple and 10% off Bose @ Dick Smith - 53,700
  5. AmEx Credits: Woolworths Spend $100+ Online & Get $20 Back, Dan Murphy's Spend $80+ Online & Get $15 Back + More - 50,803

Most Popular Deals by Category

Category Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
Automotive 4 Pack Ratchet Tie Down $4.89 at Masters 177 4570 eug 2016-02-25
Books & Magazines PayPal Free $3 Selected Book Titles @ Google Play 251 2454 BTB 2016-02-11
Business & Office Free 3M Post It Notes Sample - First 2000 Requests 123 4177 OldBugger 2016-02-13
Computing Samsung EVO 32GB MicroSD $12.88 Delivered @ PC Byte 250 2640 tightarse 2016-02-08
Education FREE to View: "The World at War" Complete 26 Episode Series (in 1080p) 416 5969 tightarse 2016-02-28
Electrical & Electronics Up to 65% off Sony 'Box Damaged' Hi-Fi Sale (Links Inside) @ Sony Online Store 300 5827 tightarse 2016-02-16
Entertainment 6 Months Free on Presto 506 10445 nburner108 2016-02-19
Fashion & Apparel 50% off All Sale Clothing - Items from $1.50 @ Target 215 6922 TRENT86 2016-02-04
Financial AmEx Credits: Woolworths Spend $100+ Online & Get $20 Back, Dan Murphy's Spend $80+ Online & Get $15 Back + More 650 3641 unity1 2016-02-02
Food & Grocery Delivery Hero $15 off $25 Spend from 5pm Daily (All Customers & Extended until Monday) 433 5619 tightarse 2016-02-26
Gaming Free Need for Speed™ Most Wanted (Origin) 353 6409 dailythe 2016-02-03
Health & Beauty FREE: Skyn Elite Condoms & Maximum Performance Lube Samples @ Ansell 180 6706 tightarse 2016-02-22
Home & Garden 10% off Promo Code at Masters 226 4833 systmworks 2016-02-08
Internet FREE Permanent 2GB Google Drive Storage (for Completing Security Check) 1111 11567 victorwilson 2016-02-09
Mobile Free Data Sunday 14/2 for Telstra Mobile Customers 436 2621 ChippyD 2016-02-09
Other eBay 10% off Sitewide (Min Spend $100, Max Discount $300, 3 Transactions, Excludes Postage) 797 8312 OzSikhs 2016-02-08
Pets Petbarn 20% off & Free Shipping - Online Only 72 2234 simmo71 2016-02-19
Sports & Outdoors 2 FREE AFL Tickets - Western Bulldogs Vs Fremantle @ Etihad Stadium Sunday 27 March 16 107 4241 ykwon10 2016-02-18
Toys & Kids Large Minion Balloon $0.70 USD (~$0.98 AUD) Delivered @ DealsMachine 149 5503 ScaryZombie 2016-02-22
Travel Japan Return (Jetstar) - $323 Cairns, $423 GC, $462 Melbourne, $528 Bris, $545 Sydney on IWantThatFlight 189 2523 IWantThatFlight 2016-02-11

Competitions

Most Popular Competitions (by votes)

Deal Votes Clicks Entered User Posted
Win a Mazda 3 SP25 Astina Worth $42,000 for Your Valentine 67 3129 198 Spackbace 2016-02-01
Win a Free 'Red Royale' or 'Pure Eden' Smoothie from Boost Juice - 400/Day 62 4031 80 Spackbace 2016-02-08
Win 1 of 10 $5000 Cash Prizes from ING Direct 41 1365 137 ruddj 2016-02-29
Win a 2016 JEEP Cherokee Blackhawk Valued at $48,301.00 from NBL 41 2155 178 Katie2014 2016-02-13
Win a Mazda CX-9 Worth $68,000 and $5,000 Westfield Gift Card from Mazda 41 2282 165 Cooties 2016-02-26
Win a 'Maxed Out' 13” MacBook Air (Valued at $2,729) from RAM City 39 1843 162 hamza23 2016-02-18
Win a Trip for 4 to Hawaii Worth $16,000 from Hawaii Tourism 36 1746 122 Katie2014 2016-02-21
Win a Trip for 2 to France, a Trip to New Caledonia or Other Prizes from Alliance Française 28 1270 112 Katie2014 2016-02-10
Win a $2000 Qantas Travel Voucher + $2000 Country Road Voucher 28 1485 118 hamza23 2016-02-04
Win a 15" Apple MacBook Pro + Herschel Pop Quiz from RushFaster 27 1278 149 nofighting 2016-02-07

Most Popular Competitions (by clicks)

Deal Votes Clicks Entered User Posted
Win a Free 'Red Royale' or 'Pure Eden' Smoothie from Boost Juice - 400/Day 62 4031 80 Spackbace 2016-02-08
Win a Mazda 3 SP25 Astina Worth $42,000 for Your Valentine 67 3129 198 Spackbace 2016-02-01
Win a Mazda CX-9 Worth $68,000 and $5,000 Westfield Gift Card from Mazda 41 2282 165 Cooties 2016-02-26
Win a 2016 JEEP Cherokee Blackhawk Valued at $48,301.00 from NBL 41 2155 178 Katie2014 2016-02-13
Win a 'Maxed Out' 13” MacBook Air (Valued at $2,729) from RAM City 39 1843 162 hamza23 2016-02-18
Win a Trip for 2 to Tokyo (Valued at $11,490) from Ten Play (Daily Entry) 23 1768 112 hamza23 2016-02-01
Win a Trip for 4 to Hawaii Worth $16,000 from Hawaii Tourism 36 1746 122 Katie2014 2016-02-21
Win Return Flights for 2 to London (Qantas/Emirates) from Ifly 17 1623 59 neil 2016-02-10
Win a $2000 Qantas Travel Voucher + $2000 Country Road Voucher 28 1485 118 hamza23 2016-02-04
Win a Ski Trip for 2 to Whistler, Canada Worth over $10,000 from Tourism Whistler 27 1465 133 Katie2014 2016-02-22
  • Competition Pageviews: 249,462 | January: 242,968 (+2.67%)
  • Comps Posted: 315 | January: 229
  • Comps Won: 141 | January: 179
  • Biggest Competition Win:

Win Free Energy for a Year (Worth $1500)


Other stats

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

  1. What was a loophole that you found and exploited the hell out of? - 58,843
  2. Dick Smith Enters in Liquidation , Closure of Stores / Closing Down, Sales - 36,248
  3. Car Accident This Morning - Who's at Fault? - 26,348
  4. How Much Do uberX Drivers Get Paid? - 20,249
  5. My Dad (overseas visitor) admitted to local hospital. Worry about the cost - 18,343

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

  1. List of Birthday Deals/Frebies - 10,122
  2. List of Cheap Chinese Online Buying sites - 3,457
  3. American Express Referral Wiki 2,622
  4. A guide to using Telstra Prepaid Starter Packs - 2,154
  5. Cards with No Overseas Transaction Fees - 1,466

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

  1. Dominos - 92,181
  2. Woolworths - 22,873
  3. KFC -9,810
  4. Uber - 9,777
  5. Menulog - 9,638

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

Store Count Avg Vote
Woolworths 84 35.13
Target Australia 50 36.44
BIG W 48 33.15
Amazon 47 30.79
Harvey Norman 42 29.07
JB Hi-Fi 40 21.48
Coles 38 32.97
Masters Home Improvement 34 41.24
CatchOfTheDay (COTD) 30 12.17
Futu Online 26 37.88

Top 10 most subscribed to store

Store # of subscribers
I Want That Flight 529
DeliveryHero 305
Specsavers 174
Selling Out Soon 139
Pinchme 135
Dick Smith 127
American Express 106
Coke Rewards 106
Woolworths 101
Jetstar 88

Top 10 Search Alerts

Query Count
eneloop 166
ps4 118
lego 113
dyson 111
specsavers 105
sonos 87
xbox one 78
chromecast 69
wii u 67
udemy 62

Top 5 sites referring traffic to OzBargain (sessions)

  1. Whirlpool Forums - 105,311
  2. Facebook - 104,005
  3. Twitter - 34,201
  4. Oursteps - 31,234
  5. Lifehacker - 27,271

Top Browsers (by Sessions)

  1. Chrome 57.75%
  2. Safari 24.23%
  3. Firefox 9.23%
  4. Internet Explorer 4.41%
  5. Safari (in-app) 1.66%

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