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

  • March was a bit busy between running the Easter Treasure Hunt and preparing for our new Giphy feature. Overall, a good month.

  • Our main priority, other than making sure the best deals are posted, is the wellbeing of members. We touched upon this last year and now have a mental health page in case anyone needs assistance. Again, we need to be respectful to each other and understand that we aren't all thick skinned. Play the ball (the deal) and not the man (the poster).

  • One of the other big changes recently has been the removal of Qwibble from our cashback providers. Qwibble was born out of Australian bargain site Buckscoop. They decided to split the site into a bargain site and Qwibble for cashback. Looks like they've been bought by PureProfile but more worrying is the lack of replies to customer queries + their dead social media pages. So looks like we may be down to 2 major players between CashRewards & PricePal.

Site Updates of Interest (Not a full list)

  • Mental Health Page
  • Show user reminders on top of front page listing for mobile site.
  • Removal of Qwibble from cashback providers.
  • Add theme-color support for Chrome on Android. (orange!)
  • Share with WhatsApp on mobile site (Whatsapp is #8 referred site to OzBargain)
  • Remove OP's ability to expire/unexpire deals after editing is disabled. (sneaky posters who cause confusion to our dupe rule)
  • More profanity matches for comments
  • Country flags next to site names on footer
Members

Members of the Month

March 2016

  • easternculture for posting the deal of the month, 20% off Tech Deals on eBay (which might actually go to lzefyre who posted the same code 3 minutes earlier). A bit of drama with eBay on that one on the launch day where the code did not work at PayPal. However it turned out to be quite a good deal from many different merchants.

  • Katie2014 for posting the competition of the month, Win GeForce GTX980 from Mwave. Katie has also posted the most number of competitions in March (98, with vote average +5.2).

  • OzDJ_ for posting this deal that might be cheapest in the world, Waterford "London" Desktop Bar $9995 from David Jones. It's definitely not your typical Eneloop or Xiaomi bargains here however it turns out to be the 3rd most popular and 2nd most clicked deals last month. Stacked with various gift card hacks I hope those desktop bars found some good home to go to.

  • JoFord63 for posting consistent and very detail deals on Health & Beauty products (some recent examples), and even a nice come back at jv's comment.

Congratulations!

-Scotty

See more about members of the month

Moderation Stats:

  • Reports: 2575 (avg: 1 report every ~17 minutes)
  • Deals Removed: 416 (2576 published) —- Forum Posts Removed: 49 (1036 published)
    • Reasons:
      • Duplicate - 155
      • Requested by OP - 32
      • Sockpuppeting - 27
      • SPAM - 34
      • Targeted Offer - 19
      • No Bargains Listed - 21
      • Insufficient Quantity - 32
      • Referral SPAM - 8
      • Combine Posts - 10
      • Not Available to Australia - 15
      • Expired on Posting - 3
      • Banned Item - 5
      • Everything else - 104

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

User Deals Avg Vote
TRENT86 86 48.67
Jimmy007 64 16.08
tightarse 52 117.62
nocure 50 44.84
altomic 48 13.40
Spackbace 44 18.52
easternculture 40 44.88
Lysander 37 20.43
monty.melb 36 42.39
lyl 31 79.39

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

User Deals Avg Vote
mark henry 5 3.60
Moonbox 3 1.67
bargainfindaoz 3 3.67
pointcookshop 2 1.00
modelflight 2 1.00
Stonee 2 2.00
emojipantssweater 2 -2.00
ChronoJustin 2 4.50
blueseastackleco 2 0.50
East2West 2 22.00

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

User Deals Avg Vote
TRENT86 54 70.56
tightarse 52 117.62
nocure 35 58.69
lyl 29 83.86
monty.melb 19 69.42
Jimmy007 14 41.64
scotty 13 60.23
easternculture 13 117.54
IWantThatFlight 10 59.60
Jase2801 10 79.80

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

User Deals Avg Vote Comments Comments (Not OP)
IWantThatFlight 10 59.60 44 5
monty.melb 6 102.17 68 12
Clear 3 61.00 416 247
QBDTheBookshop 2 41.50 8 3
banggood 2 33.50 7 0
TrolleySaver 2 165.00 5 0
Masters AUS 2 87.00 15 2
MyGroceries.com.au 2 59.00 5 0
freddie14 1 23.00 1 0
pwoh 1 33.00 8 0

Most Competitions posted by users (Top 10)

User Comps Avg Vote
Katie2014 98 5.17
hamza23 25 13.72
neil 22 1.91
altomic 21 2.67
Spackbace 12 9.25
JSQUARED 10 4.90
Wyza 4 1.50
Wellthy 4 1.00
hendyb 3 11.67
brandsnow 2 1.50

Most Edits by a Power User

User Edits Uniques
Spackbace 341 309
Baysew 53 52
fchis 23 23
matt_will_fix_it 13 11
Steptoe 11 11
TRENT86 10 9
IceCreamBandit 9 9
BarginHunter 9 9
Make it so 9 9
donga100 8 8
Comments

Top 10 Commenters (# of comments, votes)

User Comments Avg Vote +5's +15's -5's -15's
jv 962 0.44 88 19 84 13
pointless comment 819 1.48 70 16 4 1
Spackbace 811 1.28 67 7 8 1
KaptnKaos 650 0.94 40 5 10 1
Clear 414 0.75 11 2 0 0
PVA 359 0.51 10 2 1 0
illumination 345 0.81 16 4 2 1
GameChanger 314 0.86 13 2 5 1
Bearosaurus 309 0.37 7 1 6 1
scrimshaw 269 2.25 36 8 0 0

Top 10 positively voted comments

Comment Votes User Posted
the shirt looks fine your 152 oscargamer 2016-03-28
I buy a "win for life" 124 mskeggs 2016-03-08
Why would you compare sales 109 ykwon10 2016-03-01
$10 says I'm not ? 101 timthetoolman 2016-03-02
Why don't you include "I 93 adzzz 2016-03-09
Because they don't want to 92 OzDJ_ 2016-03-20
I reckon if you go in with 90 montorola 2016-03-09
Condoms. Every since 80 twodollah 2016-03-11
send the fine back to the 77 altomic 2016-03-04
I've personally never 74 Eon-Rider 2016-03-15

Top 10 negatively voted comments

Comment Votes User Posted
Ridiculous! Might be a good -129 spludgey 2016-03-28
Kathmandu stores Australia -89 QW3RTY 2016-03-17
BatMobile Dawn of Justice -68 easternculture 2016-03-14
Taxes we have the highest in -66 boonanza 2016-03-25
<shakes head at yet another -64 Davros 2016-03-08
Why not? Telstra's screwed -58 easternculture 2016-03-18
not all 1.2 billion people -56 deepudips 2016-03-01
Get a life. -52 themob 2016-03-22
Don't trust open source -47 tren 2016-03-21
If you have the catalogue -46 bennoc 2016-03-13

Top 10 controversial comments

Comment +Votes -Votes User Posted
How will you neg it? You've 19 21 jv 2016-03-24
Somebody please neg this 19 17 StewBalls 2016-03-28
I want to be a priest too, 17 18 cDNA 2016-03-02
isn't there a rule where 13 11 suicine94 2016-03-16
@jv: your lucky i cant neg 13 15 easternculture 2016-03-24
So very true. Still a 13 14 Lysander 2016-03-26
Uh no… By a year they 12 12 m00c0w 2016-03-11
lots of good reviews on your 12 11 Makoto 2016-03-17
My pet is quite expensive. 12 11 cDNA 2016-03-19
This. Decent quality, good 11 11 pointless comment 2016-03-17

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

Top 10 VERY controversial comments

Comment +Votes -Votes User Posted
Somebody please neg this 19 17 StewBalls 2016-03-28
How will you neg it? You've 19 21 jv 2016-03-24
I want to be a priest too, 17 18 cDNA 2016-03-02
I'd say he would have no 16 13 knick007 2016-03-20
Did you seriously neg me? I 16 13 knick007 2016-03-20
Call the bikies? 14 17 timmeh15 2016-03-04
So very true. Still a 13 14 Lysander 2016-03-26
@jv: your lucky i cant neg 13 15 easternculture 2016-03-24
isn't there a rule where 13 11 suicine94 2016-03-16
My pet is quite expensive. 12 11 cDNA 2016-03-19

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
Free Raspberry Pi 3 from IBM for Qualified Developers 145 cmdwedge 2016-03-07 9.88
20% off Sitewide @ Kogan eBay 367 tightarse 2016-03-22 11.55
Nexus 6P 32GB $699, 6P 64GB $849, 5X 16GB $469, 5X 32GB $519, 6 32GB $478 Shipped @ Mobileciti 154 tightarse 2016-03-13 12.05
ES File Explorer/Manager PRO $0.20 @ Google Play 565 TRENT86 2016-03-08 12.70
Optus Sim Only Plan with 10GB Data - $40/Month (Was $60/Month) - 12 Months Contract 264 shaq1 2016-03-18 12.72
Genuine XIAOMI 10000mAh Power Bank $25.40 Delivered @ Mushtato 166 tightarse 2016-03-01 13.12
Full Entertainment Book Access Until 1st May @ Entertainment Book 606 CozmerkIsenberg 2016-03-03 14.33
200GB OneDrive Storage for All Telstra Customers 668 chewkl 2016-03-01 14.48
$12 off $25 Spend @ Delivery Hero (All Customers, Via Desktop, Starts 5pm AEDT) 290 tightarse 2016-03-31 14.52
LG Nexus 5X 32GB Smartphone Blue - $447 (Save $200) C&C or + $10 Delivery @ JB Hi-Fi 245 deal junkie 2016-03-11 14.60

Top 10 fastest deals to 100 votes

Deal Votes User Posted Mins to +100
200GB OneDrive Storage for All Telstra Customers 668 chewkl 2016-03-01 46.37
Full Entertainment Book Access Until 1st May @ Entertainment Book 606 CozmerkIsenberg 2016-03-03 47.47
ES File Explorer/Manager PRO $0.20 @ Google Play 565 TRENT86 2016-03-08 47.83
20% off Sitewide @ Kogan eBay 367 tightarse 2016-03-22 62.72
20% off Tech Deals from Selected Stores (The Good Guys, Futu, Dell, Sony, Kogan, Bing Lee, Optus, Ted's etc) @ eBay 708 easternculture 2016-03-07 77.15
Free NRL or AFL Season Pass from Telstra (Post Paid Mobile Plan Required) 426 Sergeant Salami 2016-03-01 80.08
LG G4 4G LTE H815 (32GB) $370 @ Kogan eBay 318 LoveBargain15 2016-03-22 98.53
Sony Box Damaged Sale No.2: Hi-Fi, Mobiles, Cameras, Headphones @ Sony Online (up to 70% off) 282 tightarse 2016-03-14 102.10
Puma Suede Classic Plus Shoe (5 Colours) - $21 (RRP $100) @ SurfStitch 165 TheOneWhoKnocks 2016-03-19 105.70
G1W-CB 1080p Black Stealth Capacitor Dashcam - USD $40.59 (~AUD $54.44) Shipped from everbuying.net 304 SteveAndBelle 2016-03-09 107.80

Top 10 most popular deals by votes

Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
20% off Tech Deals from Selected Stores (The Good Guys, Futu, Dell, Sony, Kogan, Bing Lee, Optus, Ted's etc) @ eBay 708 16973 easternculture 2016-03-07
200GB OneDrive Storage for All Telstra Customers 668 13325 chewkl 2016-03-01
Waterford "London" Desktop Bar. >50% off. $9,995 (Was $20,995). David Jones in-Store Only 637 25765 OzDJ_ 2016-03-20
Full Entertainment Book Access Until 1st May @ Entertainment Book 606 15854 CozmerkIsenberg 2016-03-03
ES File Explorer/Manager PRO $0.20 @ Google Play 565 5337 TRENT86 2016-03-08
Free NRL or AFL Season Pass from Telstra (Post Paid Mobile Plan Required) 426 3852 Sergeant Salami 2016-03-01
20% off Sitewide @ Kogan eBay 367 13962 tightarse 2016-03-22
LG G4 4G LTE H815 (32GB) $370 @ Kogan eBay 318 5356 LoveBargain15 2016-03-22
Telstra Free Data Day Round 2 (Sunday 3rd April) Including Boost Mobile, ALDI, Woolworths & TC 309 1292 cdaddy 2016-03-18
G1W-CB 1080p Black Stealth Capacitor Dashcam - USD $40.59 (~AUD $54.44) Shipped from everbuying.net 304 4667 SteveAndBelle 2016-03-09

Top 10 most popular deals by clicks

Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
Sony Box Damaged Sale No.2: Hi-Fi, Mobiles, Cameras, Headphones @ Sony Online (up to 70% off) 282 39003 tightarse 2016-03-14
Waterford "London" Desktop Bar. >50% off. $9,995 (Was $20,995). David Jones in-Store Only 637 25765 OzDJ_ 2016-03-20
50% off ALL Sale Stock (15,000 Items) @ The Iconic 179 25447 tightarse 2016-03-23
Logitech Harmony Smart Control $38.99 (70% off - $129.98) @ Dick Smith 220 21725 camshandez 2016-03-20
40%-50% off Myer Brands - Family and Friends Sale @ Myer 110 19303 Olokun 2016-03-08
20% off Tech Deals from Selected Stores (The Good Guys, Futu, Dell, Sony, Kogan, Bing Lee, Optus, Ted's etc) @ eBay 708 16973 easternculture 2016-03-07
Full Entertainment Book Access Until 1st May @ Entertainment Book 606 15854 CozmerkIsenberg 2016-03-03
Sony End of Line/Damaged Box Sale: Xperia C4 $199, Clock Radio $19 + More @ Sony Online 105 15788 tightarse 2016-03-24
Target - 50% off Clearance Clothing and Homewares 146 14468 durd0008 2016-03-16
20% off Sitewide @ Kogan eBay 367 13962 tightarse 2016-03-22

Top 5 most popular deals by traffic (in pageviews)

  1. 20% off Tech Deals from Selected Stores (The Good Guys, Futu, Dell, Sony, Kogan, Bing Lee, Optus, Ted's etc) @ eBay - 176,259
  2. Sony Box Damaged Sale No.2: Hi-Fi, Mobiles, Cameras, Headphones @ Sony Online (up to 70% off) - 61,980
  3. Waterford "London" Desktop Bar. >50% off. $9,995 (Was $20,995). David Jones in-Store Only - 49,169
  4. Sony End of Line/Damaged Box Sale: Xperia C4 $199, Clock Radio $19 + More @ Sony Online - 46,919
  5. Logitech Harmony Smart Control $38.99 (70% off - $129.98) @ Dick Smith - 40,581

Most Popular Deals by Category

Category Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
Automotive QFF Birthday Month Offers - Free Evening and Weekend Parking with Secure Parking 258 5261 blue_bug 2016-03-01
Books & Magazines 115 $0 eBooks (Sorted by Category) @ Amazon 226 541 tightarse 2016-03-26
Business & Office Pentel/Sheaffer/Parker/Uni-Ball/Pilot Pen Clearance from $1 (9 Links inside) @ Officeworks 251 2767 lyl 2016-03-11
Computing Nik Collection Software Now Free (Save $150) for Windows and Mac 259 6623 L3ica 2016-03-25
Education Free Security Engineering Course by UNSW 275 8663 QuiOui 2016-03-23
Electrical & Electronics 20% off Tech Deals from Selected Stores (The Good Guys, Futu, Dell, Sony, Kogan, Bing Lee, Optus, Ted's etc) @ eBay 708 16973 easternculture 2016-03-07
Entertainment Free NRL or AFL Season Pass from Telstra (Post Paid Mobile Plan Required) 426 3852 Sergeant Salami 2016-03-01
Fashion & Apparel 50% off ALL Sale Stock (15,000 Items) @ The Iconic 179 25447 tightarse 2016-03-23
Financial Coles Reloadable Prepaid MasterCard $0 (Normally $10) 196 4864 ozweb 2016-03-07
Food & Grocery Full Entertainment Book Access Until 1st May @ Entertainment Book 606 15854 CozmerkIsenberg 2016-03-03
Gaming Free PC Game: Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault @ Origin 214 2261 MiniMoo 2016-03-25
Health & Beauty Remington Cutting Edge 4 in 1 Multi Groomer $17.95 @ The Good Guys 123 5896 2Krazy 2016-03-30
Home & Garden Waterford "London" Desktop Bar. >50% off. $9,995 (Was $20,995). David Jones in-Store Only 637 25765 OzDJ_ 2016-03-20
Internet 200GB OneDrive Storage for All Telstra Customers 668 13325 chewkl 2016-03-01
Mobile ES File Explorer/Manager PRO $0.20 @ Google Play 565 5337 TRENT86 2016-03-08
Other AmEx Offer Spend $50 on Fashion Get $20 Back @ Participating Stores up to 3 Times (Instore Only) 193 3366 tightarse 2016-03-17
Pets Free Adoption for Adult Cats This Long Weekend - Cat Haven WA 69 558 His_Holiness 2016-03-02
Sports & Outdoors Ridge Ryder Pop up Beach Shelter $5 at Supercheap Auto - C&C or $12.95 Shipped - eBay or Website 87 5058 Efendy 2016-03-10
Toys & Kids Up to 50% off Toy Clearance Including LEGO, Monopoly Empire $19 + Lots More @ Target 224 5750 TRENT86 2016-03-23
Travel 1000 Free Velocity Points for Connecting Velocity Statements to Mypost Digital 201 2751 Tafe 2016-03-10

Competitions

Most Popular Competitions (by votes)

Comp Votes Clicks Entered User Posted
Win $15,000 from Aussie Home Loans 37 1726 134 hamza23 2016-03-04
Win Flights & Snow Tour to New Zealand (Valued at $6,000) from Haka Tours 33 1041 96 hamza23 2016-03-08
Win a Gigabyte GeForce GTX980 Ti Xtreme Waterforce Gaming 6GB Video Card Worth $1299 from Mwave 32 913 85 Katie2014 2016-03-10
Win a Trip for 2 to Scotland from Visit Scotland 30 1252 105 hamza23 2016-03-08
Win a Trip for 2 to Kenya (Valued at $18,579) from Discover Kenya 25 970 78 hamza23 2016-03-15
Win Tickets to Batman V Superman Preview Screenings - Syd/Mel/Ade/Bris/Per - Roadshow Entertainment 25 733 50 Spackbace 2016-03-15
Win a $10,000 Passport to The Moreton Bay Region (Includes $5,000 Cash + Tickets to 5 Events) 23 944 91 Katie2014 2016-03-09
Win a Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 Worth $999 from Hey Gents 22 879 100 Katie2014 2016-03-17
Win $500 (Daily), or 1 of 5 Chux Packs (Daily) 21 1483 81 Spackbace 2016-03-01
Win a Trip for 2 to London (Includes Flights & 5 Nights Accommodation) from Ben Sherman 21 1136 82 stillonev 2016-03-04

Most Popular Competitions (by clicks)

Comp Votes Clicks Entered User Posted
Win $15,000 from Aussie Home Loans 37 1726 134 hamza23 2016-03-04
Win $500 (Daily), or 1 of 5 Chux Packs (Daily) 21 1483 81 Spackbace 2016-03-01
Win a Trip for 2 to Scotland from Visit Scotland 30 1252 105 hamza23 2016-03-08
Win $25,000 Cash from Ninemsn (Daily Entry) 20 1181 65 hamza23 2016-03-28
Win a Trip for 2 to London (Includes Flights & 5 Nights Accommodation) from Ben Sherman 21 1136 82 stillonev 2016-03-04
Win $2000 Cash from AAMI 21 1115 90 LoveBargain15 2016-03-16
Win a $15,000 Visa Prepaid Card or 1 of 2 $500 Visa Prepaid Cards from GIO 20 1078 77 hamza23 2016-03-29
Win 1 of 2 Personalised Trips for 4 to Singapore from Yahoo 7 Travel 19 1073 55 JSQUARED 2016-03-06
Win Flights & Snow Tour to New Zealand (Valued at $6,000) from Haka Tours 33 1041 96 hamza23 2016-03-08
Win a Trip for 2 to Kenya (Valued at $18,579) from Discover Kenya 25 970 78 hamza23 2016-03-15

Other stats

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

  1. AskOzb: What's something that you used to be a cheaparse on, until you tried high quality and now you can't go back? - 27,538
  2. I Scratched My Dad's Audi Q7 - 26,640
  3. What Is Your DREAM Job (and Do You Have It?) - 24,153
  4. An eBay Seller "Force-Shipped" My Items - 20,734
  5. Only Australia - Things That Only Happen in Australia - 20,467

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

  1. List of Birthday Deals/Frebies - 8,395
  2. List of Cheap Chinese Online Buying sites - 3,761
  3. American Express Referral Wiki 1,941
  4. Cards with No Overseas Transaction Fees - 1,739
  5. A guide to using Telstra Prepaid Starter Packs - 1,304

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

  1. Dominos - 95,177
  2. Woolworths - 18,649
  3. KFC -12,971
  4. Menulog - 10,648
  5. Uber - 10,485

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

Store Count Avg Vote
Kogan 68 35.21
Amazon 66 26.76
JB Hi-Fi 61 30.66
The Good Guys 57 32.81
Dick Smith Electronics (DSE) 56 26.89
Harvey Norman 55 33.75
Target Australia 49 31.12
Woolworths 47 29.49
BIG W 39 26.56
Coles 39 29.23

Top 10 most subscribed to store

Store # of subscribers
I Want That Flight 557
DeliveryHero 307
Specsavers 194
Selling Out Soon 137
Pinchme 136
Dick Smith 122
American Express 115
Coke Rewards 108
Woolworths 107
Jetstar 90

Top 10 Search Alerts

Query Count
eneloop 151
ps4 120
lego 118
specsavers 104
dyson 101
sonos 88
xbox one 76
wii u 70
playstation 4 64
udemy 62

Top 5 sites referring traffic to OzBargain (sessions)

  1. Facebook - 120,224
  2. Whirlpool Forums - 120,097
  3. Twitter - 35,211
  4. Lifehacker - 32,894
  5. Oursteps - 29,135

Top Browsers (by Sessions)

  1. Chrome 58.14%
  2. Safari 24.38%
  3. Firefox 9.01%
  4. Internet Explorer 4.02%
  5. Safari (in-app) 1.73%

Everything else

Real time stats from our wiki
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2015: Zeitgeist Dec - Nov - Oct - Sept - Aug - Jul - Jun -May - Apr - Mar - Jan
2014: Zeitgeist - Nov - Oct - Sept

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