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

November + December are always yuge for deals. Click Frenzy alone netted us 1.386 million pageviews yesterday (15/11) up from 1.118 million last year. I'll be doing a seperate followup post on Click Frenzy but looking at the amount of good deals posted, I think this one has been the most sucessful in the five years its been going.

This Monday, OzBargain will be turning 10 years old and to celebrate is having a 48 hour shopping event. We've had a preview of some of the deals and they look pretty good. Additionally, this Monday I'll be giving away some t-shirts in the Melbourne CBD after work as well as some other freebies (details coming soon). Black Friday is on next Friday (25/11) and is the final shopping event until Boxing Day.

Site Updates of Interest (Not a full list)

  • Add International option for comp locations
  • More DB improvements (speed up site)
  • Classified now lists all classified types not just selling
  • Disabled 5 minute delay for power user edit if node is a referral post
  • Random question for the random discussion threads.
  • Added Dining & Takeaway deal category, moved relevant deals from Food & Grocery, which is now renamed to just 'Groceries' to avoid ambiguity
  • Removed 'Business & Office' deal category. Chair deals moved to Home & Garden, paper deals moved to Groceries, printer deals moved to Computing, everything else to Other
Members

Members of the Month

October 2016

Winners from last month:

-Scotty

See more about members of the month

Moderation Stats:

  • Reports: 2191 (avg: 1 report every ~20 minutes)
  • Deals Removed: 343 (2442 published) —- Forum Posts Removed: 77 (1097 published)
    • Reasons:
      • Duplicate - 168
      • Requested by OP - 41
      • Sockpuppeting - 39
      • SPAM - 29
      • Targeted Offer - 0 Targeted Offers
      • No Bargains Listed - 18
      • Insufficient Quantity - 12
      • Referral SPAM - 25
      • Combine Posts - 11
      • Not Available to Australia - 9
      • Expired on Posting - 3
      • Banned Item - 2
      • Everything else - 63

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

User Deals Avg Vote
Spackbace 68 32.90
nocure 58 41.81
easternculture 55 30.40
tightarse 51 122.78
TRENT86 39 43.77
hamza23 36 45.00
altomic 34 24.00
Lizard Spock 33 26.70
Jimmy007 30 19.40
lyl 24 92.12

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

User Deals Avg Vote
bargainz10 3 42.00
ThePriceMatchGuy 3 37.33
nrwcdeep 3 1.33
Kenzo1 3 58.00
jimkiddsports 3 5.00
Lloydt 3 37.00
ToyClub 3 1.33
thebargainhunter1990 2 8.50
Erdna9 2 13.00
Mosmann 2 1.00

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

User Deals Avg Vote
tightarse 51 122.78
nocure 31 65.48
lyl 22 99.18
Spackbace 22 71.86
TRENT86 20 69.85
hamza23 16 80.62
easternculture 15 76.07
Lizard Spock 12 49.67
altomic 8 69.00
stuhtb 8 58.38

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

User Deals Avg Vote Comments Comments (Not OP)
IWantThatFlight 6 55.33 11 0
banggood 3 102.33 1 0
tightarse 3 190.33 201 44
monty.melb 2 49.00 33 3
oscinator1988 2 93.00 67 27
TheGamesmen 2 86.00 2 0
Clear 2 92.50 273 197
boratsagdiyev 2 142.00 3 0
Currybender 1 66.00 7 1
poolspa 1 32.00 1 0

Most Competitions posted by users (Top 10)

User Comps Avg Vote
gnv9 163 4.09
JSQUARED 134 4.53
Katie2014 76 4.43
neil 51 3.55
hamza23 21 10.29
Spackbace 9 10.22
Legsweeping 7 6.57
Wyza 7 2.14
Gunwalls 5 1.40
GoldernFortune 4 9.25

Most Edits by a Power User

User Edits Uniques
Spackbace 229 206
Baysew 85 81
shapers 78 72
O O 40 30
tonester 37 35
roughana 21 12
Lukian 15 13
BarginHunter 12 12
Steptoe 9 9
Make it so 8 8
Comments

Top 10 Commenters (# of comments, votes)

User Comments Avg Vote +5's +15's -5's -15's
Spackbace 738 1.61 73 11 2 0
jv 699 1.24 79 15 18 3
fruit 655 0.44 24 2 12 2
stuhtb 489 1.81 45 7 2 1
Diji1 481 0.80 29 8 20 2
easternculture 396 0.14 23 2 24 4
Savas 388 1.55 43 10 11 3
altomic 366 1.61 42 3 1 0
niner 297 0.68 16 5 9 2
Clear 273 1.38 21 1 0 0

Top 10 positively voted comments

Comment Votes User Posted
Uni graduate soon (21), 334 StewBalls 2016-10-31
"I think it's an investment 258 ranap 2016-10-31
I'd be evaluating his mental 186 voiletmay 2016-10-11
@chickensaltfrie: You're on 172 mrham 2016-10-31
If they can afford to blow 171 kerfuffle 2016-10-14
Any specific reason you need 151 spaghettiman 2016-10-31
He asked your wife because 124 PJC 2016-10-11
here is a raw export of the 118 thydzik 2016-10-20
I laughed at "to cover tax, 96 DrDollar 2016-10-21
You mean permanently raise 96 Porthos 2016-10-31

Top 10 negatively voted comments

Comment Votes User Posted
I think it's an investment -336 chickensaltfrie 2016-10-31
HIgh yield not in term of -150 chickensaltfrie 2016-10-31
he needs to man up? - So is -90 shadOzer 2016-10-11
I do happen to have a degree -88 chickensaltfrie 2016-10-31
coral is a living -73 oscargamer 2016-10-01
@mrham: Waste is a relative -65 chickensaltfrie 2016-10-31
OzBargain isn't for getting -52 PainToad 2016-10-10
How should I approach -49 stuhtb 2016-10-21
Hahahaha. I'm just here to -45 chickensaltfrie 2016-10-31
I don't get upset when -44 grimace3 2016-10-30

Top 10 controversial comments

Comment +Votes -Votes User Posted
Lots of money and obviously 22 23 dosada 2016-10-20
Just so you know.. the 16 16 jimbobaus 2016-10-03
Oh please. You could not 14 14 niner 2016-10-20
This. Cyclists over age 12 13 13 John Spencer 147 2016-10-27
You must be a damn good 12 10 ProspectiveDarkness 2016-10-11
firstly, $950 and $1000 is a 12 12 pzhon 2016-10-22
You're making a huge 12 12 tightarse 2016-10-25
Never understood the appeal 12 10 ShamelessBargains 2016-10-28
When I am trying to go on 10 10 lukeloop 2016-10-18
Second rule of toilet paper 10 12 Kangal 2016-10-21

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

Comment +Votes -Votes User Posted
Lots of money and obviously 22 23 dosada 2016-10-20
There will be blood tests 17 20 Spackbace 2016-10-01
You must be a damn good 12 10 ProspectiveDarkness 2016-10-11
Never understood the appeal 12 10 ShamelessBargains 2016-10-28
Second rule of toilet paper 10 12 Kangal 2016-10-21
Sounds like a hot deal, 10 9 EightImmortals 2016-10-23
Maybe change title to 10 11 easternculture 2016-10-30

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 Click & Collect at Woolworths or Big W - Spend $150 Get $50 Voucher or Spend $300 Get $100 Voucher 867 crumbo85 2016-10-16 5.53
20% off 105 Participating Stores @ eBay 659 TheClipIt 2016-10-31 5.75
[Sydney] Free OzBargain T-Shirts & Shopping Bags near University of Sydney at 12PM Thursday (Updated) 379 scotty 2016-10-26 11.48
20% off Tech - Selected Retailers (Futu Online, PC Byte, Shopping Square, Teds, Wireless1 etc) @ eBay 663 creative8s 2016-10-03 11.72
Connoisseur Ice Cream Tubs 1L $4.84 @ Woolworths (Starts 02/11) 230 lyl 2016-10-31 14.45
100 Free EB Points (Worth US$2) @ Everbuying 187 Spackbace 2016-10-31 18.57
Samsung Galaxy S7 $777 Delivered @ Mobileciti (Optus Unlocked) 129 tightarse 2016-10-06 19.32
15% off Automotive Parts & Accessories from Selected Retailers on eBay 117 ccwwayne 2016-10-17 19.35
John Wick $0.99 to Buy on Google Play 395 Subere 2016-10-13 21.20
Belkin 2.1A USB Car Charger $1 C&C @ The Good Guys (In-Store & eBay) 106 tightarse 2016-10-28 22.80

Top 10 fastest deals to 100 votes

Deal Votes User Posted Mins to +100
eBay Click & Collect at Woolworths or Big W - Spend $150 Get $50 Voucher or Spend $300 Get $100 Voucher 867 crumbo85 2016-10-16 23.80
20% off 105 Participating Stores @ eBay 659 TheClipIt 2016-10-31 37.63
[Sydney] Free OzBargain T-Shirts & Shopping Bags near University of Sydney at 12PM Thursday (Updated) 379 scotty 2016-10-26 38.57
20% off Tech - Selected Retailers (Futu Online, PC Byte, Shopping Square, Teds, Wireless1 etc) @ eBay 663 creative8s 2016-10-03 51.18
Free $10 Credit for Gelato Messina - First 500 People 375 Deals4all 2016-10-04 55.70
Borderlands: The Handsome Collection (Xbox One) Free Weekend 331 Zidago 2016-10-27 91.05
John Wick $0.99 to Buy on Google Play 395 Subere 2016-10-13 99.52
AmEx Statement Credit - Spend $50 at Scoopon, Get $15 Back 317 undercut 2016-10-11 120.58
Connoisseur Ice Cream Tubs 1L $4.84 @ Woolworths (Starts 02/11) 230 lyl 2016-10-31 128.65
10% off All Motherboard, VGA, Monitor, Headset. Keyboard & Mouse, Headset, Case&PSU, Cooler, HDD (except SSD) Instore @ MSY 286 hung861988 2016-10-26 133.63

Top 10 most popular deals by votes

Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
eBay Click & Collect at Woolworths or Big W - Spend $150 Get $50 Voucher or Spend $300 Get $100 Voucher 867 14299 crumbo85 2016-10-16
20% off Tech - Selected Retailers (Futu Online, PC Byte, Shopping Square, Teds, Wireless1 etc) @ eBay 663 32544 creative8s 2016-10-03
20% off 105 Participating Stores @ eBay 659 18562 TheClipIt 2016-10-31
AmEx Statement Credit: Dan Murphy's Online Spend $50 or More, Get $10 Back 442 3624 Chuppa 2016-10-11
50% off New Balance Online Store Using Code 413 38877 blibster 2016-10-18
John Wick $0.99 to Buy on Google Play 395 2784 Subere 2016-10-13
[Sydney] Free OzBargain T-Shirts & Shopping Bags near University of Sydney at 12PM Thursday (Updated) 379 2385 scotty 2016-10-26
Commonwealth Bank: Low Rate Gold Credit Card - $250 Cashback after $500 Spend 377 15141 theriffic 2016-10-10
Free $10 Credit for Gelato Messina - First 500 People 375 6391 Deals4all 2016-10-04
AmEx Statement Credit: Woolworths Online Spend $100 or More, Get $20 Back 373 4631 unity1 2016-10-13

Top 10 most popular deals by clicks

Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
50% off New Balance Online Store Using Code 413 38877 blibster 2016-10-18
20% off Tech - Selected Retailers (Futu Online, PC Byte, Shopping Square, Teds, Wireless1 etc) @ eBay 663 32544 creative8s 2016-10-03
Oroton - Outlet: 70% off + Extra 20% off if Buy 2+ Outlet Items, Non-Outlet: Extra 20% off Sale Items with Code, Delivery $14.95 142 20191 wchau 2016-10-06
20% off Storewide @ The Good Guys eBay 347 19022 TheClipIt 2016-10-07
20% off 105 Participating Stores @ eBay 659 18562 TheClipIt 2016-10-31
Nike Mens Stefan Janoski Max Shoe - 50% + 20% off - Now $60 with Free Delivery @ SurfStitch 143 15903 systmworks 2016-10-16
SurfStitch Extra 50% off Outlet Items 130 15446 Redwood 2016-10-21
Commonwealth Bank: Low Rate Gold Credit Card - $250 Cashback after $500 Spend 377 15141 theriffic 2016-10-10
20% off Bing Lee @ eBay 210 14905 TheClipIt 2016-10-22
eBay Click & Collect at Woolworths or Big W - Spend $150 Get $50 Voucher or Spend $300 Get $100 Voucher 867 14299 crumbo85 2016-10-16

Top 5 most popular deals by traffic (in pageviews)

  1. 20% off Tech - Selected Retailers (Futu Online, PC Byte, Shopping Square, Teds, Wireless1 etc) @ eBay - 132,728
  2. eBay Click & Collect at Woolworths or Big W - Spend $150 Get $50 Voucher or Spend $300 Get $100 Voucher - 88,738
  3. 20% off Storewide @ The Good Guys eBay - 65,587
  4. Dyson: V8 Animal $599 / V8 Absolute $679/ V6 $278 / DC58 $199, Seagate 2TB $95, UE Boom 2 $143, LG 55" UHD $1439 @ Bing Lee eBay - 46,434
  5. 50% off New Balance Online Store Using Code - 44,647

Most Popular Deals by Category

Category Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
Automotive $25 off $100 Spend at Supercheap Auto Online 166 3862 inherentchoice 2016-10-09
Books & Magazines Free eBook: The Hitchhiker's Guide to The Galaxy: Hitchhiker's Guide 1 @ Amazon 264 2456 karitas 2016-10-05
Computing 10% off All Motherboard, VGA, Monitor, Headset. Keyboard & Mouse, Headset, Case&PSU, Cooler, HDD (except SSD) Instore @ MSY 286 9237 hung861988 2016-10-26
Dining & Takeaway Free $10 Credit for Gelato Messina - First 500 People 375 6395 Deals4all 2016-10-04
Education 30x $0 Udemy Courses (Links Inside) 210 620 tightarse 2016-10-22
Electrical & Electronics 20% off Tech - Selected Retailers (Futu Online, PC Byte, Shopping Square, Teds, Wireless1 etc) @ eBay 663 32550 creative8s 2016-10-03
Entertainment John Wick $0.99 to Buy on Google Play 395 2789 Subere 2016-10-13
Fashion & Apparel 50% off New Balance Online Store Using Code 413 38981 blibster 2016-10-18
Financial AmEx Statement Credit: Dan Murphy's Online Spend $50 or More, Get $10 Back 442 3629 Chuppa 2016-10-11
Gaming Borderlands: The Handsome Collection (Xbox One) Free Weekend 331 3422 Zidago 2016-10-27
Groceries $150 off Sitewide with $300 Spend @ Cellarmasters Online (Today Only) 261 6933 tightarse 2016-10-19
Health & Beauty Philips Wireless 2-Head Electric Shaver PQ206 - $18.90 Delivered @ Shopping Square 175 5853 zeckem 2016-10-02
Home & Garden Appliance Kitchen $25 Coupon Code 174 2405 forumninja 2016-10-29
Internet Optus Cable - up to $740 Welcome Credit 54 6849 murraypyne 2016-10-26
Mobile All Kogan Prepaid Mobile Plans (Incl. 12GB, Unlimited Calls) $4.90 for 30 Days (New Customers) 283 9970 Ozzapo 2016-10-14
Other eBay Click & Collect at Woolworths or Big W - Spend $150 Get $50 Voucher or Spend $300 Get $100 Voucher 867 14315 crumbo85 2016-10-16
Pets FREE NexGard Flea & Tick Protection Chew for Dogs @ PINCHme 84 2575 tightarse 2016-10-28
Sports & Outdoors Nike 15% off Sitewide PLUS Cashrewards Cashback Increase to 8% 171 11241 willbaba 2016-10-26
Toys & Kids ALDI: Genuine Slinky (Made in the USA) $4.99 [November 2nd] 162 2507 ash2000 2016-10-27
Travel AmEx Offer: Spend $300 Get $150 Statement Credit @ Hilton Hotels & Resorts Australia 255 4997 tightarse 2016-10-14

Competitions

Most Popular Competitions (by votes)

Comp Votes Clicks Entered User Posted
Win a Scorptec Ready-to-Run 1080 Gaming PC Worth $3000 from Scorptec 49 1601 174 gnv9 2016-10-29
Win a Mazda6 Car (Valued at $50,616) from Opera Australia 48 2723 187 JSQUARED 2016-10-09
Instant Win 1 of 174450x BCF Gift Cards ($5, $10, $20), or $5,000 Major Prize - Play Fishing Game 46 2653 44 Spackbace 2016-10-25
Win 1 of 81 BBQ Prizes (72x BBQ Tool Sets, 1 of 8 Gasmate Odyssey SingleBurner BBQs, 1x Gasmate PlatinumIII Outdoor Kitchen) 32 811 112 Katie2014 2016-10-29
Google Pixel XL International Giveaway @ Android Authority 30 792 72 chipmunkdude 2016-10-09
Win a Gigabyte GTX 1070 G1 Gaming Bundle Worth Up to $800 from Hexus/Gigabyte 29 1027 112 gnv9 2016-10-20
Win 1 of 10 Travel Accessory Packs from Samsonite 28 718 109 JSQUARED 2016-10-23
Win $10,000 Cash from IMB Bank 26 1400 132 hamza23 2016-10-20
Google Pixel XL International Giveaway from Android Authority 26 664 86 ScaryZombie 2016-10-24
Win a Brand New 2017 Holden Astra RS-V (Worth $36,383) 26 1702 160 Spackbace 2016-10-11

Most Popular Competitions (by clicks)

Comp Votes Clicks Entered User Posted
Win a New Mitsubishi SUV (Valued up to $52,750) from 9now (Daily Entry) 26 2966 109 hamza23 2016-10-06
Win a Mazda6 Car (Valued at $50,616) from Opera Australia 48 2723 187 JSQUARED 2016-10-09
Instant Win 1 of 174450x BCF Gift Cards ($5, $10, $20), or $5,000 Major Prize - Play Fishing Game 46 2653 44 Spackbace 2016-10-25
Win a Brand New 2017 Holden Astra RS-V (Worth $36,383) 26 1702 160 Spackbace 2016-10-11
Win a Scorptec Ready-to-Run 1080 Gaming PC Worth $3000 from Scorptec 49 1601 174 gnv9 2016-10-29
Win $10,000 Cash from IMB Bank 26 1400 132 hamza23 2016-10-20
Win an Apple iPhone 7 (128GB, Jet Black) from Canstar 20 1227 87 JSQUARED 2016-10-01
Win 1 of 10 Google Pixel 32GB (Quite Black) from JB Hi-Fi 9 1133 29 Duoka 2016-10-21
Win a $2000 Trip to The Northern Territory from Do The NT 24 1116 106 hamza23 2016-10-19
Win an ROG Strix GL702VT Gaming Laptop from ASUS 24 1105 88 gnv9 2016-10-24
  • Competition Pageviews: 238,955 | September: 223,759 (+6.79%)
  • Comps Posted: 556 (highest ever, 2nd highest: 407) | September: 343
  • Comps Won: 59 | September: 86
  • Biggest Competition Win:

Home Decor Prizes (Worth $1016.18)


Other stats

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

  1. Aunty has not paid rent for a year - 29,492
  2. Son Asked for Money to Pay Debts - 24,017
  3. Why I will never again give a cent to Apple - 23,016
  4. Hungry Jack's General Discussion and AMA - 21,014
  5. Help, friend got scratched during scuba diving, now got a skin infection - 16,476

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

  1. List of Birthday Deals/Frebies - 10,104
  2. List of Cheap Chinese Online Buying sites - 4,312
  3. AmEx Shop Small Guide - 4,300
  4. American Express Referral Wiki 2,545
  5. eBay % Off Sales - 1,517

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

  1. Dominos - 159,671
  2. Uber - 16,285
  3. Hungry Jacks - 14,638
  4. Woolworths - 13,221
  5. eBay - 11,227

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

Store Count Avg Vote
The Good Guys 81 42.23
Amazon 55 28.82
Woolworths 49 59.18
BIG W 40 22.07
Dan Murphy's 39 42.38
Coles 37 51.19
JB Hi-Fi 35 24.60
Target Australia 33 38.24
Bing Lee 29 28.86
Bunnings Warehouse 27 24.33

Top 10 most subscribed to stores

Store # of subscribers
I Want That Flight 536
DeliveryHero 250
Specsavers 184
American Express 176
Masters 128
Menulog 119
Pinchme 119
Selling Out Soon 109
Woolworths 103
JB Hi-Fi 95

Top 10 Search Alerts

Query Count
eneloop 150
lego 147
sonos 129
specsavers 110
ps4 106
dyson 106
japan 86
bose 81
amex 76
wii u 68

Top 5 sites referring traffic to OzBargain (sessions)

  1. Whirlpool Forums - 124,882
  2. Facebook - 100,403
  3. Oursteps - 36,071
  4. Twitter - 32,185
  5. MSN - 26,873

Top Browsers (by Sessions)

  1. Chrome 59.64%
  2. Safari 24.82%
  3. Firefox 7.80%
  4. Internet Explorer 3.19%
  5. Safari (in-app) 1.87%

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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