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

Another great year for OzBargain means more money raised for charity. This EOFY we have donated $16,000 for charties ($4000 each for Beyondblue, Cancer Council Australia, RSPCA, and Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders)) bringing our total to $117,110.

Make sure you enter our Storage Wars Competition. Finishes this week. Speaking of comps, we've had another huge comp win in May with loulou1 winning a trip to Rio to see the Olympics (Worth $25,000).

In November, OzBargain will be turning 10 years old. We have a few things planned including hopefully some cracking birthday deals for members. More to come.

Site Updates of Interest (Not a full list)

  • When unpublishing a Invalid Negative Vote, user notified.
  • Revoke negative vote if user unpublishes his last comment on the deal.
  • Removing subscriptions from inactive users. (We send out way too many emails.)
  • Bug fixes and a few things to ease moderation tasks.
Members

Members of the Month

May 2016

  • tightarse for the number 1 deal last month, eBay 20% off Click & Collect. eBay percentage-off deals have always been big and current 20% off selected retailers might be the favourite this month as well. TA has also managed to pushed 31 deals to OzBargain front-page last month with +141 vote average.

  • Spackbace for posting the 2nd most popular competition last month, Win Samsung Home Theatre Packages from Dimetapp (1st being Win a Mazda 3 SP25 posted by Hamza). Spackbace has also posted 35 competitions with +6.7 vote average. It's actually the 3rd most popular-comp win for Spackbace this year (the other 2 went to Katie2014). Sounds like we need more competition here to win this award? :)

  • lyl for making the most deals on the front page — 43 with +72.7 vote average, 8 from Amazon, 4 from Amazon Kindle books, 4 from Amazon UK, 3 from Amazon Germany, 2 from Amazon France…

  • mskeggs for posting the most voted comment last month explaining negative gearing. Yes a most voted comment that's actually informative!

Congratulations!

-Scotty

See more about members of the month

Moderation Stats:

  • Reports: 2576 (avg: 1 report every ~17 minutes)
  • Deals Removed: 383 (2729 published) —- Forum Posts Removed: 47 (1034 published)
    • Reasons:
      • Duplicate - 151
      • Requested by OP - 33
      • Sockpuppeting - 35
      • SPAM - 23
      • Targeted Offer - 20
      • No Bargains Listed - 22
      • Insufficient Quantity - 17
      • Referral SPAM - 22
      • Combine Posts - 11
      • Not Available to Australia - 15
      • Expired on Posting - 8
      • Banned Item - 4
      • Everything else - 69

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

User Deals Avg Vote
monty.melb 180 27.57
easternculture 67 43.82
lyl 60 56.85
Spackbace 53 18.15
TRENT86 52 60.75
altomic 46 15.89
scotty 33 28.27
tightarse 32 137.28
nocure 31 41.29
rawm 31 21.35

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

User Deals Avg Vote
dan-man 4 6.00
Janelle 4 4.25
Arqenas 3 3.33
davesdealsau 3 20.33
pipclark 3 3.00
dragonballz7526 2 7.50
elochi 2 1.50
Gaeb 2 -1.00
LiamB 2 4.50
mbriaz 2 7.50

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

User Deals Avg Vote
lyl 43 73.53
monty.melb 38 88.89
tightarse 32 138.88
TRENT86 28 99.57
easternculture 25 95.60
nocure 15 70.93
IWantThatFlight 9 86.89
neil 8 107.62
scotty 8 77.62
Spackbace 7 58.14

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

User Deals Avg Vote Comments Comments (Not OP)
IWantThatFlight 9 86.89 31 1
Clear 5 56.40 342 216
monty.melb 4 140.50 252 35
MyGroceries.com.au 2 66.00 3 0
Masters AUS 2 51.00 24 8
boratsagdiyev 2 44.50 4 2
Food 1 155.00 58 40
biltong2go 1 72.00 26 6
arman1201 1 34.00 1 0
charco 1 80.00 28 0

Most Competitions posted by users (Top 10)

User Comps Avg Vote
Katie2014 98 5.65
neil 56 3.41
altomic 49 2.24
JSQUARED 39 5.31
Spackbace 35 7.14
hamza23 28 11.54
Wyza 6 1.33
bengal tiger 5 7.20
kewforyou 4 1.00
beautyheaven 3 1.33

Most Edits by a Power User

User Edits Uniques
Spackbace 288 265
Baysew 94 92
tonester 19 19
Make it so 16 13
roughana 12 11
BarginHunter 11 11
Steptoe 11 10
IceCreamBandit 9 9
Lukian 9 9
scrimshaw 8 7
Comments

Top 10 Commenters (# of comments, votes)

User Comments Avg Vote +5's +15's -5's -15's
jv 852 0.09 51 5 56 3
Spackbace 804 1.39 65 12 3 1
altomic 572 1.72 44 15 2 0
GameChanger 477 0.15 19 6 19 3
easternculture 423 0.69 27 6 15 1
KaptnKaos 407 1.37 38 12 8 2
Gimli 391 0.77 22 4 8 2
Diji1 369 0.50 15 2 11 0
tomkun01 343 0.51 11 0 4 0
Clear 337 0.68 10 0 3 0

Top 10 positively voted comments

Comment Votes User Posted
Gearing means borrowing 248 mskeggs 2016-05-20
Your nieces must be stoked 133 downero 2016-05-13
Red Tube? 112 Turd 2016-05-18
To go to Centrelink 100 Orpheus 2016-05-01
No idea, I just wish I was 100 tassieeagle 2016-05-26
When you drive a manual car 89 Mikinoz 2016-05-20
Oh god. I have learnt my 85 Isho 2016-05-12
up vote for the amount of 84 zhaoand 2016-05-21
Since OP is too lazy to 75 tightarse 2016-05-17
"They be like, "Oh, that 66 4892 2016-05-01

Top 10 negatively voted comments

Comment Votes User Posted
Apple is the best. I'm still -98 nahi11 2016-05-18
From what I can work out, -81 eotwawki 2016-05-10
You're kidding yourself if -64 cDNA 2016-05-31
@mskeggs: Thats not quite -53 Pacify 2016-05-22
You're too kind -45 GameChanger 2016-05-20
@iMagoo: AS A MEMBER OF -41 Rsg 2016-05-14
placebo effect 100% -40 tuzii 2016-05-12
I'm surprised that people -40 dealhunt 2016-05-23
Terrible airline. -38 jv 2016-05-30
Wow it's full price! Wheres -38 Drpepper666 2016-05-30

Top 10 controversial comments

Comment +Votes -Votes User Posted
Its not really teaching 17 18 dealonaustralia 2016-05-14
Please dont buy. Go and buy 17 15 dy4me 2016-05-26
I havent worn a watch in 20 14 14 Davros 2016-05-08
I LOVE ISRAEL. I would live 13 13 Beethoven 2016-05-14
@gokhanh: Try $1 milk and 13 12 Pacify 2016-05-23
Please stick to your 7.8 12 13 grasstown 2016-05-14
I know religions that do 12 10 Neo 2016-05-24
Nothing Korean…try to 11 12 StewBalls 2016-05-02
In Australia studying hard 11 10 RobMel 2016-05-14
STILL WAITING ON MY $3 11 9 tuzii 2016-05-30

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
Its not really teaching 17 18 dealonaustralia 2016-05-14
Please dont buy. Go and buy 17 15 dy4me 2016-05-26
@gokhanh: Try $1 milk and 13 12 Pacify 2016-05-23
Please stick to your 7.8 12 13 grasstown 2016-05-14
I know religions that do 12 10 Neo 2016-05-24
Nothing Korean…try to 11 12 StewBalls 2016-05-02
In Australia studying hard 11 10 RobMel 2016-05-14
STILL WAITING ON MY $3 11 9 tuzii 2016-05-30
That's what she said. 10 12 KaptnKaos 2016-05-15

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

Deal Votes User Posted Mins to Front
eBay 20% off with Click & Collect @ The Good Guys, Bing Lee, Masters, Rays Outdoors, BCF, Tarocash & Cincotta Chemist 733 tightarse 2016-05-16 4.32
AmEx Shop Small Weekend 14 to 15 May (Spend $20 & Receive $10 Credit) - Registration Now Closed 589 mini2 2016-05-03 9.38
Free Double Pass to "Now You See Me 2" Exclusive Preview Screening [NSW, VIC, QLD, SA, ACT, WA] 88 impoze 2016-05-18 10.82
$85 for $100 to Spend on Anything at eBay Via Groupon (Single Transaction, Multiple Items) 336 neil 2016-05-19 11.05
Free Beef Jerky from Jack Link's (500 Available) 54 blighst 2016-05-26 11.08
10% off Storewide (Excludes Apple, Consoles + Others) & 20% off Vision @ Big W (Family & Friends, 28-29 May) 226 victorwilson 2016-05-26 11.43
5.5% off Woolworths WISH eGift Cards and 8.0% off BIG W eGift Cards - Exclusive @ Cashrewards 449 tightarse 2016-05-30 13.68
20% off Everything @ Myer on eBay 80 tightarse 2016-05-23 16.55
FREE Nescafe Red Mug [Online Survey] 461 Thespottedcow 2016-05-05 17.47
2x Free Tickets Melbourne Good Food & Wine Show 3-5 June 2016 182 Stargaze5 2016-05-04 18.97

Top 10 fastest deals to 100 votes

Deal Votes User Posted Mins to +100
eBay 20% off with Click & Collect @ The Good Guys, Bing Lee, Masters, Rays Outdoors, BCF, Tarocash & Cincotta Chemist 733 tightarse 2016-05-16 21.25
AmEx Shop Small Weekend 14 to 15 May (Spend $20 & Receive $10 Credit) - Registration Now Closed 589 mini2 2016-05-03 46.57
5.5% off Woolworths WISH eGift Cards and 8.0% off BIG W eGift Cards - Exclusive @ Cashrewards 449 tightarse 2016-05-30 52.17
FREE Nescafe Red Mug [Online Survey] 461 Thespottedcow 2016-05-05 53.47
$85 for $100 to Spend on Anything at eBay Via Groupon (Single Transaction, Multiple Items) 336 neil 2016-05-19 58.00
Presto - Free 6 Months (or 9 Months New Customers) 447 rifter 2016-05-09 65.93
NOOSY Sim Adapter or Arrow Helicopter Faery Flying Toy - USD $0.01/AUD $0.02 Delivered @ Everbuying [+More Deals in Post] 386 monty.melb 2016-05-07 83.68
Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razor with FlexBall $3 Delivered @ PINCHme 343 blablabla23 2016-05-17 95.77
Harry Potter & The Philosopher's Stone Illustrated Edition - $12 Shipped (RRP $59.99) @ Booktopia 489 djprima 2016-05-18 97.93
Jetstar Birthday Sale FREE Return - Travel in Oct-Dec and Jan-Mar + MEL-Honolulu $339 Return + Further extended to Asian cities 393 samehada 2016-05-23 111.35

Top 10 most popular deals by votes

Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
eBay 20% off with Click & Collect @ The Good Guys, Bing Lee, Masters, Rays Outdoors, BCF, Tarocash & Cincotta Chemist 733 23560 tightarse 2016-05-16
AmEx Shop Small Weekend 14 to 15 May (Spend $20 & Receive $10 Credit) - Registration Now Closed 589 14247 mini2 2016-05-03
Harry Potter & The Philosopher's Stone Illustrated Edition - $12 Shipped (RRP $59.99) @ Booktopia 489 6808 djprima 2016-05-18
FREE Nescafe Red Mug [Online Survey] 461 12469 Thespottedcow 2016-05-05
5.5% off Woolworths WISH eGift Cards and 8.0% off BIG W eGift Cards - Exclusive @ Cashrewards 449 3191 tightarse 2016-05-30
Presto - Free 6 Months (or 9 Months New Customers) 447 4657 rifter 2016-05-09
Free eBay Myer VR Headset Viewer - Limit 1000 Per Day (Last Day - Still Available) 440 33099 pixxelpusher 2016-05-19
Woolworths Mobile $30 Pre-Paid Starter Pack for $1 + $2 Delivery, New Activations Get 6GB Data (Online Only) 428 10098 Member 0230 2016-05-22
Jetstar Birthday Sale FREE Return - Travel in Oct-Dec and Jan-Mar + MEL-Honolulu $339 Return + Further extended to Asian cities 393 35833 samehada 2016-05-23
NOOSY Sim Adapter or Arrow Helicopter Faery Flying Toy - USD $0.01/AUD $0.02 Delivered @ Everbuying [+More Deals in Post] 386 3680 monty.melb 2016-05-07

Top 10 most popular deals by clicks

Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
Jetstar Birthday Sale FREE Return - Travel in Oct-Dec and Jan-Mar + MEL-Honolulu $339 Return + Further extended to Asian cities 393 35833 samehada 2016-05-23
Free eBay Myer VR Headset Viewer - Limit 1000 Per Day (Last Day - Still Available) 440 33099 pixxelpusher 2016-05-19
Free Uniqlo Heattech Top (Valued at $14.9) First 250/Day (Pick up - NSW/VIC/QLD), Then $5 (Previously $20) off $50 Promo Code 303 26368 fattyman 2016-05-20
eBay 20% off with Click & Collect @ The Good Guys, Bing Lee, Masters, Rays Outdoors, BCF, Tarocash & Cincotta Chemist 733 23560 tightarse 2016-05-16
Hungry Jack's Vouchers (Expiry 20 June 2016) 201 21894 manoj Jayswal 2016-05-20
MYER Friends and Family Offers - 40% to 50% off Mens/Womenswear, 50% off Kids Clothing/Footwear + More (Selected Brands Only) 175 21462 whypaymo 2016-05-11
"Winter is Coming" Everlast Sale up to 90% off e.g. Bomber Jacket $13, T-Shirt $4, Sweater $9.50, Hoodie $12 @ Sports Direct 294 21007 easternculture 2016-05-12
THE ICONIC End of Season Sale - 50% off All Sale Styles 240 19947 scotty 2016-05-31
50% off All New Balance Shoes @ Rebel Sport 131 19031 mclarge 2016-05-25
Restocked $19.99 Hoodies at Connor, Save $50 Was $69.99 (Pickup in Store for Free as Well) 110 17857 Juand 2016-05-05

Top 5 most popular deals by traffic (in pageviews)

  1. eBay 20% off with Click & Collect @ The Good Guys, Bing Lee, Masters, Rays Outdoors, BCF, Tarocash & Cincotta Chemist - 82,477
  2. Jetstar Birthday Sale FREE Return - Travel in Oct-Dec and Jan-Mar + MEL-Honolulu $339 Return + Further extended to Asian cities - 59,848
  3. Free Uniqlo Heattech Top (Valued at $14.9) First 250/Day (Pick up - NSW/VIC/QLD), Then $5 (Previously $20) off $50 Promo Code - 53,566
  4. AmEx Shop Small Weekend 14 to 15 May (Spend $20 & Receive $10 Credit) - Registration Now Closed - 46,549
  5. Free eBay Myer VR Headset Viewer - Limit 1000 Per Day - 45,444

Most Popular Deals by Category

Category Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
Automotive FREE: Weekend or Evening Parking @ Secure Parking 245 7000 Targaryen 2016-05-06
Books & Magazines Harry Potter & The Philosopher's Stone Illustrated Edition - $12 Shipped (RRP $59.99) @ Booktopia 489 6808 djprima 2016-05-18
Business & Office Vistaprint $50 off Your Order (Pay Postage) 285 6228 dealsa 2016-05-11
Computing Seagate 3TB Expansion Portable Hard Drive - $119 @ Officeworks 174 4342 vcdeal 2016-05-03
Education 30 Free Udemy Courses (Links Inside) 164 384 lyl 2016-05-14
Electrical & Electronics Free eBay Myer VR Headset Viewer - Limit 1000 Per Day (Last Day - Still Available) 440 33099 pixxelpusher 2016-05-19
Entertainment Presto - Free 6 Months (or 9 Months New Customers) 447 4657 rifter 2016-05-09
Fashion & Apparel Free Uniqlo Heattech Top (Valued at $14.9) First 250/Day (Pick up - NSW/VIC/QLD), Then $5 (Previously $20) off $50 Promo Code 303 26368 fattyman 2016-05-20
Financial AmEx Shop Small Weekend 14 to 15 May (Spend $20 & Receive $10 Credit) - Registration Now Closed 589 14247 mini2 2016-05-03
Food & Grocery FREE Nescafe Red Mug [Online Survey] 461 12469 Thespottedcow 2016-05-05
Gaming Gaming Sale Further Price Drops: Amiibo from $4, Mario Maker Wii U Console $299, New 3DS $149 + More @ Target 201 2837 4892 2016-05-30
Health & Beauty Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razor with FlexBall $3 Delivered @ PINCHme 343 12091 blablabla23 2016-05-17
Home & Garden IKEA (Eastern States) LACK Side Table $2.99, 3 Day Special from 27 May 2016 227 5183 DavoX 2016-05-23
Internet Belong ADSL/NBN - $40 off Your First Invoice 37 989 ExtremeDavo 2016-05-23
Mobile Woolworths Mobile $30 Pre-Paid Starter Pack for $1 + $2 Delivery, New Activations Get 6GB Data (Online Only) 428 10098 Member 0230 2016-05-22
Other eBay 20% off with Click & Collect @ The Good Guys, Bing Lee, Masters, Rays Outdoors, BCF, Tarocash & Cincotta Chemist 733 23560 tightarse 2016-05-16
Pets Petbarn - 20% off + Free Shipping 79 3120 Zinger 2016-05-26
Sports & Outdoors "Winter is Coming" Everlast Sale up to 90% off e.g. Bomber Jacket $13, T-Shirt $4, Sweater $9.50, Hoodie $12 @ Sports Direct 294 21007 easternculture 2016-05-12
Toys & Kids London Tower Bridge Metallic 3D Puzzle USD $3.14 (~AUD $4.00) Delivered @ Everbuying 83 4334 rawm 2016-05-01
Travel Jetstar Birthday Sale FREE Return - Travel in Oct-Dec and Jan-Mar + MEL-Honolulu $339 Return + Further extended to Asian cities 393 35833 samehada 2016-05-23

Competitions

Most Popular Competitions (by votes)

Comp Votes Clicks Entered User Posted
Win a Mazda3 SP25 Astina Car (Valued at $41,000) from Ninemsn (Daily Entry) 64 4590 148 hamza23 2016-05-11
Win 1 of 5x Samsung Home Theatre Packages (Worth $4623 Each) from Dimetapp 53 2070 218 Spackbace 2016-05-03
Win a $7,000 Study Pack (Includes Apple MacBook, Jetstar Voucher + More) or 1 of 6 Apple Watches + Spotify Subscriptions @ UTAS 35 1602 147 Katie2014 2016-05-08
Win $6,000 from Scoopon 31 972 93 Spackbace 2016-05-03
Win an AOC 27 inch Gaming Monitor worth $339 from AOC ANZ 30 1228 142 Katie2014 2016-05-12
Win a Trip to Canada Worth over $7,000 from Tourism Whistler 29 1515 141 Katie2014 2016-05-06
Win $50, $30, $20 PayPal Credit or Gift Card for Mother's Day from OzBargain 27 729 43 neil 2016-05-01
Win 1 of 2 Limited Edition 1TB Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End PS4 Console Bundle from JB Hi-Fi 26 1138 97 stevebarry 2016-05-06
Win a Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S 12" Wi-Fi Windows Tablet from JB Hi-Fi 25 1121 91 JSQUARED 2016-05-28
Win a Trip for 2 on The Ultimate Antarctic Adventure Worth over $36,000 from Peregrine 24 1387 141 Katie2014 2016-05-07

Most Popular Competitions (by clicks)

Comp Votes Clicks Entered User Posted
Win a Mazda3 SP25 Astina Car (Valued at $41,000) from Ninemsn (Daily Entry) 64 4590 148 hamza23 2016-05-11
Win 1 of 5x Samsung Home Theatre Packages (Worth $4623 Each) from Dimetapp 53 2070 218 Spackbace 2016-05-03
Win a $7,000 Study Pack (Includes Apple MacBook, Jetstar Voucher + More) or 1 of 6 Apple Watches + Spotify Subscriptions @ UTAS 35 1602 147 Katie2014 2016-05-08
Win a Trip to Canada Worth over $7,000 from Tourism Whistler 29 1515 141 Katie2014 2016-05-06
Win a Trip for 2 on The Ultimate Antarctic Adventure Worth over $36,000 from Peregrine 24 1387 141 Katie2014 2016-05-07
Win an AOC 27 inch Gaming Monitor worth $339 from AOC ANZ 30 1228 142 Katie2014 2016-05-12
Win a Samsung 48" Smart TV (Model UA48J6200AWXXY) from Ninemsn 22 1162 102 JSQUARED 2016-05-12
Win Instant Win Prizes (Flight Credits, Lonely Planet Books + More) from STA 10 1149 70 Katie2014 2016-05-02
Win 1 of 2 Limited Edition 1TB Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End PS4 Console Bundle from JB Hi-Fi 26 1138 97 stevebarry 2016-05-06
Win a Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S 12" Wi-Fi Windows Tablet from JB Hi-Fi 25 1121 91 JSQUARED 2016-05-28

Other stats

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

  1. Sydney Woman Arrested for Spending Money from Bank Error - 22,283
  2. Tell Us about Yourself - Current Occupation - 21,431
  3. Combined Income $360k Yearly. Property $1.75million, Savings $400k - 20,186
  4. Which country would you relocate to? - 17,528
  5. $130k Annual Income (~$375 savings per week) - what NON REAL ESTATE to invest in? - 16,598

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

  1. List of Birthday Deals/Frebies - 10,399
  2. List of Cheap Chinese Online Buying sites - 3,476
  3. Cowcow Referral Links - 2,383
  4. American Express Referral Wiki 1,928
  5. Cards with No Overseas Transaction Fees - 1,864

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

  1. Dominos - 107,940
  2. KFC - 18,743
  3. Secure Parking - 16,845
  4. Hungry Jacks - 16,204
  5. Woolworths - 13,581

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

Store Count Avg Vote
Target Australia 114 29.68
The Good Guys 67 26.78
JB Hi-Fi 66 21.11
Woolworths 51 25.61
Harvey Norman 51 21.43
Coles 50 38.44
BIG W 48 36.52
Masters Home Improvement 40 26.18
Amazon 40 34.70
Myer 34 43.35

Top 10 most subscribed to store

Store # of subscribers
I Want That Flight 532
DeliveryHero 270
Specsavers 166
American Express 124
Pinchme 124
Selling Out Soon 123
Coke Rewards 107
Dick Smith 91
Woolworths 87
Masters 86

Top 10 Search Alerts

Query Count
eneloop 162
lego 126
ps4 112
specsavers 100
sonos 94
dyson 93
wii u 72
xbox one 68
japan 65
bose 62

Top 5 sites referring traffic to OzBargain (sessions)

  1. Facebook - 138,040
  2. Whirlpool Forums - 112,172
  3. Twitter - 36,926
  4. Oursteps - 32,714
  5. Feedly - 21,535

Top Browsers (by Sessions)

  1. Chrome 58.43%
  2. Safari 24.42%
  3. Firefox 8.66%
  4. Internet Explorer 3.90%
  5. Safari (in-app) 1.87%

Everything else

Real time stats from our wiki
2016: Jan - Feb - Mar - Apr
2015: Zeitgeist Dec - Nov - Oct - Sept - Aug - Jul - Jun -May - Apr - Mar - Jan
2014: Zeitgeist - Nov - Oct - Sept

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