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

Every Federal election brings attention to politicians and their parties who have diverse views on a number of issues. If you read through social media or sites like Reddit you would think that some running are evil incarnate. It makes political parties more like footy teams made up of one-eyed supporters. So what does this have to do with OzBargain?

Well, as the site evolves we get more non-bargain discussions about topics that can be quite provactive (driving, caged eggs, homeless etc.). Everyone is going to have a different opinion. Some opinions may be ridiculous in your eyes but you are never going to change someones opinion (in real life or on OzBargain) by attacking or belittling them or the community. Respecting others opinions and playing the ball rather than the man can be the best way to find a middle ground. It's too bad we don't see this approach in politics otherwise we'd find most of us agree on a lot of things. OzBargain will always support the freedom to have discussions on a number of topics, even if the opinions may not be shared by staff, moderators, or OzBargain members. Moving on…

With Kogan going public the other day (and tanking), it's probably a good time to check on our OzBargain fund. The fund is made up by our 10 most popular retailers on OzBargain and investing equally (as close as possible) in each company.

Store Price (4/1) Price (9/7) Value (4/1) Value (9/7) Shares Return
Woolworths/ Big W / Dan Murphy's / Masters (Woolworths) $24.40 $20.61 $1,000.40 $845.01 41 -15.53%
Apple $102.61 $96.68 $1,026.10 $966.80 10 -5.78%
Target/Coles/Officeworks (Wesfarmers) $41.66 $40.43 $999.84 $970.32 24 -2.95%
Harvey Norman $4.19 $4.36 $1,001.41 $1,042.04 239 4.06%
Amazon $656.29 $745.81 $1,312.58 $1,491.62 2 13.64%
JB Hi-Fi $19.40 $23.53 $1,008.80 $1,223.56 52 21.29%
Google (Alphabet) $762.20 $717.78 $762.20 $717.78 1 -5.83%
Dominos $57.80 $67.12 $982.60 $1,141.04 17 16.12%
Myer $1.20 $1.12 $999.60 $932.96 833 -6.67%
Groupon $3.00 $3.40 $999.00 $1,132.20 333 13.33%
Total $10,092.53 $10,463.33 +3.67%

Unfortunately, it's only up 3.67%. In March, it was up 4.02% so not a great result. One thing that does stand out is Dominos. The pizza chain was the most profitable company in the OzBargain fund last year providing a return of 130%. This year alone it is up 16%.

Oh and you may have noticed a little phenonomen taking over the world called Pokemon Go. Well, if you haven't found a reason to play, you may want to. My local pub is providing free jugs of beer to Gym Leaders. See Picture

Site Updates of Interest (Not a full list)

  • Disable referral link/code for users who have not accessed OzBargain for 3 months.
  • Referral system now accepts code only referrals (no URL) (e.g. Gocatch).
  • Changed mail server.
Members

Members of the Month

June 2016

While the winner of Australia's next prime minister race is still not decided, these are the winners of OzBargain monthly awards for June 2016.

Congratulations!

-Scotty

See more about members of the month

Moderation Stats:

  • Reports: 2657 (avg: 1 report every ~16 minutes)
  • Deals Removed: 456 (2785 published) —- Forum Posts Removed: 70 (1108 published)
    • Reasons:
      • Duplicate - 215
      • Requested by OP - 28
      • Sockpuppeting - 29
      • SPAM - 29
      • Targeted Offer - 16
      • No Bargains Listed - 31
      • Insufficient Quantity - 25
      • Referral SPAM - 28
      • Combine Posts - 8
      • Not Available to Australia - 5
      • Expired on Posting - 4
      • Banned Item - 5
      • Everything else - 103

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

User Deals Avg Vote
altomic 72 16.14
lyl 52 78.00
Spackbace 49 39.94
rawm 47 32.64
nocure 41 38.68
TRENT86 40 59.20
tonester 38 32.58
tightarse 38 116.11
easternculture 36 35.39
scotty 26 31.81

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

User Deals Avg Vote
therewolf 5 5.20
Mr K 3 8.33
trxtrainingkits 2 -0.50
Locknext 2 2.50
Hyperbol 2 1.00
rebootit 2 9.50
prosey 2 7.00
MysticalWok 2 6.50
interiorsecrets 2 0.50
LiveItUp 2 13.00

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

User Deals Avg Vote
lyl 39 97.79
tightarse 38 116.11
nocure 22 59.00
TRENT86 21 97.29
rawm 13 85.38
Spackbace 12 123.42
ShamelessBargains 12 139.17
monty.melb 11 90.55
easternculture 10 96.30
scotty 9 70.89

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

User Deals Avg Vote Comments Comments (Not OP)
IWantThatFlight 8 81.50 23 2
monty.melb 5 120.60 56 7
boratsagdiyev 3 159.33 7 3
Clear 3 48.33 315 182
atish digitalcinema 2 125.50 58 3
Kong Computers 2 47.00 34 0
cygnett 2 50.50 9 0
MyGroceries.com.au 2 65.50 2 0
Jeenee Mobile 1 129.00 4 0
techmi 1 69.00 11 1

Most Competitions posted by users (Top 10)

User Comps Avg Vote
Katie2014 55 6.02
Spackbace 31 8.03
JSQUARED 24 8.62
hamza23 18 9.94
neil 13 5.46
nassep 7 9.14
kewforyou 5 1.00
beautyheaven 5 1.00
PinzVidz 4 2.50
Wellthy 3 0.33

Most Edits by a Power User

User Edits Uniques
Spackbace 285 258
tonester 64 55
Baysew 49 48
Make it so 24 20
Lukian 20 17
BarginHunter 15 13
TRENT86 11 10
fchis 9 9
matt_will_fix_it 8 8
roughana 7 6
Comments

Top 10 Commenters (# of comments, votes)

User Comments Avg Vote +5's +15's -5's -15's
Spackbace 601 1.28 44 7 3 1
altomic 505 2.05 57 13 0 0
jv 373 0.65 27 8 13 1
scrimshaw 371 1.87 42 8 1 0
Bearosaurus 331 0.55 13 2 10 2
llama 326 0.40 6 0 2 0
Clear 312 1.24 15 5 0 0
Diji1 295 0.57 21 0 13 0
DisabledUser87799 295 0.66 22 3 7 2
illumination 278 0.96 12 2 0 0

Top 10 positively voted comments

Comment Votes User Posted
Uhhh… Those are balls. 606 Bargearse 2016-06-18
Just give up and move on. 178 drdolphin 2016-06-06
Good way to ruin your back, 177 StewBalls 2016-06-12
And now she's your wife 176 31mop 2016-06-28
He woolie. There is a 136 harryzee 2016-06-11
Same here. I made a $1.50 119 iscooljoey2 2016-06-09
Came here for this. Was not 110 dontpanic 2016-06-18
Thanks. I was looking for 100 peterpeterpumpkin 2016-06-05
Oh come on.. this isn't a 94 CLoSeR 2016-06-02
use this code NBSTAR30 free 93 sbm888 2016-06-01

Top 10 negatively voted comments

Comment Votes User Posted
It is not my job to make -74 woolfenstein 2016-06-11
I park in them like they are -72 woolfenstein 2016-06-11
yeah or you could just stop -65 laurence 2016-06-27
Abso rip job on the PS4. U -57 Iggemo 2016-06-08
noo i want 1440p 144hz, also -50 shadowrukia 2016-06-27
Thanks for your comment. -44 Nynaeve 2016-06-11
Always give way to the -42 Drew22 2016-06-25
Do you know what a universal -38 jdr 2016-06-29
Just got this for my -37 Bearosaurus 2016-06-06
Put minimum order $20 in the -36 Sage 2016-06-14

Top 10 controversial comments

Comment +Votes -Votes User Posted
I park in them as well as a 18 19 Copie 2016-06-12
Doesn't seem to work too 14 12 PainToad 2016-06-25
"Humane" meat. "Cage free" 13 13 thevofa 2016-06-24
This is a crappy competition 12 10 4agte 2016-06-28
I mean USA-based internet 11 11 BTRaynes 2016-06-03
fantastic WOM campaign and 11 13 JBHBHBBHJBHJHB 2016-06-28
Would be nice to buy 10 9 scuderiarmani 2016-06-10
I use these as much as 10 8 tassieeagle 2016-06-11
@harryzee: It's just a shame 9 8 airzone 2016-06-11
@Iggemo: if it was night 9 9 onetwothree 2016-06-17

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

Comment +Votes -Votes User Posted
Nice take the spot right in 34 28 lkp 2016-06-11
I park in them as well as a 18 19 Copie 2016-06-12
@mcp2kpro: What's the 17 14 Scrooge McDuck 2016-06-08
Doesn't seem to work too 14 12 PainToad 2016-06-25
This is a crappy competition 12 10 4agte 2016-06-28
fantastic WOM campaign and 11 13 JBHBHBBHJBHJHB 2016-06-28
Would be nice to buy 10 9 scuderiarmani 2016-06-10
I use these as much as 10 8 tassieeagle 2016-06-11

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
Nokia 3310 Unlocked (Refurbished) - US$12.13 Delivered (AU$16.55) @ AliExpress 732 Spackbace 2016-06-09 7.70
54x Computing/Memory eBay 20% off Deals @ Various Sellers (Links Inside) 551 lyl 2016-06-13 11.22
20% off Sitewide @ The Good Guys eBay & KG Electronics eBay 329 tightarse 2016-06-04 13.25
ALL Xbox One 1TB Console Bundles $299 @ Target (Starts Wednesday) 278 boratsagdiyev 2016-06-28 14.18
(PRICE ERROR) Fallout 4 Digital Deluxe Edition FREE $0.00 94 julesp1485 2016-06-10 14.53
AliExpress Cashback Increases from 2.40% to 7.25% @ Cashrewards 462 tightarse 2016-06-09 15.32
PINCHme Free Sample Dineamic Cacao, Espresso & Chia SuperBars 53 Putnum 2016-06-28 16.12
Woolworths Mobile $30 Prepaid Starter Kit for $1 in-Store with Woolworths Rewards Card or $3 Delivered Online 390 spk 2016-06-08 17.47
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 460 i5-6200u 8GB 14" FHD 1TB HDD $948 Shipped @ Lenovo Store (Save $901) 155 tightarse 2016-06-10 23.23
FREE Burgers for Life (if You Change Your Last Name to 'Burger') @ Mr Burger [VIC] 262 Thespottedcow 2016-06-28 23.27

Top 10 fastest deals to 100 votes

Deal Votes User Posted Mins to +100
Nokia 3310 Unlocked (Refurbished) - US$12.13 Delivered (AU$16.55) @ AliExpress 732 Spackbace 2016-06-09 32.27
54x Computing/Memory eBay 20% off Deals @ Various Sellers (Links Inside) 551 lyl 2016-06-13 49.80
20% off 30 Stores on eBay (Good Guys, Dell, Kogan, Sony, Futu Online etc) 798 ShamelessBargains 2016-06-01 52.32
Woolworths Mobile $30 Prepaid Starter Kit for $1 in-Store with Woolworths Rewards Card or $3 Delivered Online 390 spk 2016-06-08 60.87
AliExpress Cashback Increases from 2.40% to 7.25% @ Cashrewards 462 tightarse 2016-06-09 62.90
ALL Xbox One 1TB Console Bundles $299 @ Target (Starts Wednesday) 278 boratsagdiyev 2016-06-28 73.68
20% off Sitewide @ The Good Guys eBay & KG Electronics eBay 329 tightarse 2016-06-04 74.72
6 Months Free Presto 570 santaBoomshakalaka 2016-06-04 74.97
FREE Burgers for Life (if You Change Your Last Name to 'Burger') @ Mr Burger [VIC] 262 Thespottedcow 2016-06-28 93.72
FREE "Sweet Aussie Deals" Android App [Was $3.99] (Coupons Given inside Post) 334 primatexD 2016-06-26 125.05

Top 10 most popular deals by votes

Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
20% off 30 Stores on eBay (Good Guys, Dell, Kogan, Sony, Futu Online etc) 798 9972 ShamelessBargains 2016-06-01
Nokia 3310 Unlocked (Refurbished) - US$12.13 Delivered (AU$16.55) @ AliExpress 732 5052 Spackbace 2016-06-09
American Express Statement Credits: Spend $40 or More, Get $10 up to 3 Times @ BP Service Stations 660 4174 tonester 2016-06-07
6 Months Free Presto 570 10182 santaBoomshakalaka 2016-06-04
54x Computing/Memory eBay 20% off Deals @ Various Sellers (Links Inside) 551 1709 lyl 2016-06-13
20% off at 43 Selected Tech & Tools Stores on eBay 491 9428 JSQUARED 2016-06-11
AliExpress Cashback Increases from 2.40% to 7.25% @ Cashrewards 462 3923 tightarse 2016-06-09
Woolworths Mobile $30 Prepaid Starter Kit for $1 in-Store with Woolworths Rewards Card or $3 Delivered Online 390 10783 spk 2016-06-08
eBay: Spend $200 (by 30 June) and Get a $50 Voucher (to Spend by 31 August) 377 7767 PBG 2016-06-27
7x New AmEx Offers: Spend $20 Get $10 Back @ Event Cinemas, Spend $750 Get $100 Back @ HP + More Offers 351 1688 TRENT86 2016-06-07

Top 10 most popular deals by clicks

Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
Hungry Jacks Vouchers (Expiry 8th of August 2016) 176 18260 Puska 2016-06-25
50% off New Balance Site Wide, Today Only. Delivery from $10 334 16070 heathy 2016-06-01
Myer - Family & Friends - Thursday 30 June 2016 (One Day Only) EG 50% off Selected Clothing, 20% off Selected Toys 102 15240 bigjilm 2016-06-29
Jetstar EOFY Sale: SYD-Honolulu $239, MEL-SGN $186, MEL-BKK/HKT $187 + More 137 14364 samehada 2016-06-27
20% off Sitewide @ The Good Guys eBay & KG Electronics eBay 329 11233 tightarse 2016-06-04
Logitech X100 Bluetooth Speakers $15 @ The Good Guys - Online or In Store 227 10964 TRENT86 2016-06-21
Woolworths Mobile $30 Prepaid Starter Kit for $1 in-Store with Woolworths Rewards Card or $3 Delivered Online 390 10783 spk 2016-06-08
70% off Apparel Range Online Items from $0.60 @ Big W 36 10483 monty.melb 2016-06-05
6 Months Free Presto 570 10182 santaBoomshakalaka 2016-06-04
AirAsia MegaSale: Fares from Australia from $95, O/S Domestic from $4 (eg Kuala Lumpur Return Perth $169, Melb $272, Syd $272) 108 10098 tightarse 2016-06-13

Top 5 most popular deals by traffic (in pageviews)

  1. 20% off 30 Stores on eBay (Good Guys, Dell, Kogan, Sony, Futu Online etc) - 113,531
  2. 20% off at 43 Selected Tech & Tools Stores on eBay - 85,485
  3. eBay: Spend $200 (by 30 June) and Get a $50 Voucher (to Spend by 31 August) - 48,563
  4. Woolworths Mobile $30 Prepaid Starter Kit for $1 in-Store with Woolworths Rewards Card or $3 Delivered Online - 41,396
  5. [Steam] Top Bundles and Packages in The Steam Sale - 35,278

Most Popular Deals by Category

Category Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
Automotive American Express Statement Credits: Spend $40 or More, Get $10 up to 3 Times @ BP Service Stations 660 4174 tonester 2016-06-07
Books & Magazines Free - The Little Black Book of Scams - Delivered from ACCC 263 5611 altomic 2016-06-05
Business & Office Buro Metro Task Chair No Arms Black + $1 Item = $210 Delivered @ Staples 54 2775 tonester 2016-06-15
Computing 54x Computing/Memory eBay 20% off Deals @ Various Sellers (Links Inside) 551 1709 lyl 2016-06-13
Education FREE: St John Ambulance Click-To-Save Online First Aid Course with Certificate 202 4558 syba 2016-06-02
Electrical & Electronics 20% off at 43 Selected Tech & Tools Stores on eBay 491 9428 JSQUARED 2016-06-11
Entertainment 6 Months Free Presto 570 10182 santaBoomshakalaka 2016-06-04
Fashion & Apparel Bonds Explorer Socks $5.04 at Coles (Usually $14) 179 4653 CandyMan 2016-06-16
Financial AmEx Statement Credit: Mid Year Offer at Various Merchants (Spend $100 Get $30) x3 [In-Store/On-Premise] 345 4636 forumninja 2016-06-14
Food & Grocery 24 Nuggets for $9.95 at McDonald's (29/6-19/7) 305 3854 ldn0607 2016-06-04
Gaming LIMBO (Xbox One) Free (Normally $13.45) 299 3036 sss333 2016-06-13
Health & Beauty Specsavers: Get $50 off When You Spend $99 on All Contact Lenses Online + Free Delivery 274 4864 sharkroman 2016-06-06
Home & Garden Heavy Duty Storage Crate With Lid 85L $9 C&C @ Masters 143 4946 olz 2016-06-16
Internet Telstra Air Wi-Fi Hotspots Are Free for Everyone to Use from 17th to 20th Jun 173 832 spiderdash 2016-06-16
Mobile Nokia 3310 Unlocked (Refurbished) - US$12.13 Delivered (AU$16.55) @ AliExpress 732 5052 Spackbace 2016-06-09
Other 20% off 30 Stores on eBay (Good Guys, Dell, Kogan, Sony, Futu Online etc) 798 9972 ShamelessBargains 2016-06-01
Pets FREE Cat Adoption @ RSPCA Victoria (Normally $110) 120 1544 tightarse 2016-06-20
Sports & Outdoors 50% off New Balance Site Wide, Today Only. Delivery from $10 334 16070 heathy 2016-06-01
Toys & Kids H101 6 Axis Gyro 2.4GHz RC Quadcopter Drone USD$7.59 (~AUD$10.65) Delivered (New Signups) @ Everbuying 106 3209 rawm 2016-06-18
Travel TigerAir $20 Flights Sale, Eg Syd-Mel $20, Mel-GC $20, Bris-Syd $20 + More via IWTF 156 5131 IWantThatFlight 2016-06-06

Competitions

Most Popular Competitions (by votes)

Comp Votes Clicks Entered User Posted
Win 1 of 41 Prizes (Including 3x 365 Day Cinema Passes + Other Movie Ticket Prizes) [Telstra Account Holders] 42 1207 93 Katie2014 2016-06-05
Win $100, $40, $20 PayPal Credit or Gift Card for OzBargain's "Storage Wars" 41 922 22 neil 2016-06-02
Win $30,000 Worth of Holidays, Gold Class for a Year, Concert Tickets (1 Winner) @ AAMI 35 1311 132 Spackbace 2016-06-08
Win up to $500 in Federal Election Competition @ Cashrewards 34 415 39 tightarse 2016-06-24
Win 1 of 4200 3-Piece Feed from KFC CookDaChook [DAILY] 33 1755 31 imcold 2016-06-27
Win $20,000 Cash from Citibank 33 1623 99 JSQUARED 2016-06-04
Win The Ultimate Road Trip - $12,000 Flight Centre Voucher, $5,000 Spending Money, $3,000 Car Hire @ Hyundai 32 1567 111 Spackbace 2016-06-14
Win an Xbox One Elite from JB Hi-Fi 32 1571 127 Spackbace 2016-06-14
Win 1 of 10 $500 Visa Debit Cards from Bisolvon 31 955 100 JSQUARED 2016-06-09
Win 1 of 128 Double Passes to See Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition [SYD/MELB] 28 594 51 hamza23 2016-06-17

Most Popular Competitions (by clicks)

Deal Votes Clicks Entered User Posted
Win 1 of 4200 3-Piece Feed from KFC CookDaChook [DAILY] 33 1755 31 imcold 2016-06-27
Win $20,000 Cash from Citibank 33 1623 99 JSQUARED 2016-06-04
Win an Xbox One Elite from JB Hi-Fi 32 1571 127 Spackbace 2016-06-14
Win The Ultimate Road Trip - $12,000 Flight Centre Voucher, $5,000 Spending Money, $3,000 Car Hire @ Hyundai 32 1567 111 Spackbace 2016-06-14
Win $30,000 Worth of Holidays, Gold Class for a Year, Concert Tickets (1 Winner) @ AAMI 35 1311 132 Spackbace 2016-06-08
Win 1 of 41 Prizes (Including 3x 365 Day Cinema Passes + Other Movie Ticket Prizes) [Telstra Account Holders] 42 1207 93 Katie2014 2016-06-05
Win a 12" Macbook from Make Use Of 18 1182 69 nassep 2016-06-15
Win a Trip to Europe for a 15-Day River Cruise Worth $24,643 from Scenic & Getaway 24 1130 106 Katie2014 2016-06-12
Win a 10 Day Trip for 2 to Greece (Valued up to $20,000) from SBS 23 1068 114 hamza23 2016-06-03
Win 1 of 5 USA Holidays (Worth up to $9,500 Each) (Hawaii, Disneyland etc) @ Today Extra 14 1050 45 Spackbace 2016-06-07

Other stats

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

  1. Parking Thief - Should You Give in to Them? - 23,007
  2. Noisy Neighbours at Our New House - 19,034
  3. AskOzB: What's something you used to do to save money, but stopped when you realized it wasn't worth it? - 18,019
  4. Parents with Prams Parking Spots - 16,966
  5. [Targeted Offer] eBay $15 off When You Spend $50 or $25 off When You Spend $75 or More with APP - 15,799

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

  1. List of Birthday Deals/Frebies - 9,270
  2. List of Cheap Chinese Online Buying sites - 2,858
  3. Touchvoicemail Referrals - 1,692
  4. American Express Referral Wiki 1,566
  5. Cards with No Overseas Transaction Fees - 1,557

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

  1. Dominos - 119,664
  2. Hungry Jacks - 18,676
  3. KFC - 15,908
  4. Secure Parking - 13,424
  5. Woolworths - 13,413

Top 10 most popular stores (amount of published deals posted)

Store Count Avg Vote
Harvey Norman 83 27.49
The Good Guys 72 36.29
Futu Online 59 40.53
Masters Home Improvement 54 34.96
Woolworths 54 38.15
JB Hi-Fi 52 26.08
Amazon 46 29.39
BIG W 46 29.30
Target Australia 41 33.07
Everbuying 40 37.10

Top 10 most subscribed to stores

Store # of subscribers
I Want That Flight 534
DeliveryHero 276
Specsavers 183
American Express 130
Pinchme 124
Selling Out Soon 124
Menulog 122
Coke Rewards 102
Masters 101
Woolworths 91

Top 10 Search Alerts

Query Count
eneloop 163
lego 127
ps4 116
specsavers 102
dyson 96
sonos 94
wii u 71
xbox one 67
playstation 4 64
japan 64

Top 5 sites referring traffic to OzBargain (sessions)

  1. Facebook - 137,078
  2. Whirlpool Forums - 113,897
  3. Twitter - 37,941
  4. Oursteps - 31,875
  5. Feedly - 22,739

Top Browsers (by Sessions)

  1. Chrome 58.75%
  2. Safari 24.40%
  3. Firefox 8.54%
  4. Internet Explorer 3.69%
  5. Safari (in-app) 1.89%

Everything else

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

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