Top Deals, Comments, Forum Posts, Members of The Month and Other Stats for February 2017

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  • January and February are generally one of the slower months with things picking up again in May. We will be having another Easter treasure hunt mid-April as well as debuting a big new feature in early April.
  • Our guidelines are constantly evolving. Just when we think something is clear cut, something else pops up where we have to create further changes. Follow a bit of the journey in this thread.
  • 2016 Zeitgeist is coming soon.

Site Updates of Interest (Not a full list)

  • On mobile page make sure store rep can no longer neg a comment.
  • Allow moderators to alias sub-stores - new 'Seller ID Aliases' field for multi-merchant domains. Example: https://www.ozbargain.com.au/deals/ebay.com.au/knives-online
  • Add "Upcoming Deals" to the store page
  • Improve multiple coupon duplicate matching in limited cases
  • Updated Python on all sites
Members

Members of the Month

February 2017

Winners from last month:

oscars

-Scotty

See more about members of the month

Moderation Stats:

  • Reports: 2242 (avg: 1 report every ~18 minutes)
  • Deals Removed: 287 (2048 published) —- Forum Posts Removed: 71 (1058 published)
    • Reasons:
      • Duplicate - 108
      • Requested by OP - 26
      • Sockpuppeting - 21
      • No Bargains Listed - 20
      • SPAM - 32
      • Not Available to Australia - 8
      • Referral SPAM - 30
      • Insufficient Quantity - 12
      • Combine Posts - 4
      • Out of stock on posting - 3
      • Expired on Posting - 5
      • Everything else - 89

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

User Deals Avg Vote
Clear 41 30.76
nocure 39 62.15
hamza23 35 77.51
Spackbace 34 41.97
tightarse 33 159.67
altomic 29 16.90
undercut 24 19.25
rawm 20 26.85
bonky 18 34.56
emirates777 17 24.65

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

User Deals Avg Vote
emirates777 17 24.65
Mrepic01 4 8.25
lovdock 3 4.67
abattoirblues 2 0.50
kp111 2 0.50
Romperoo 2 0.00
SkinCar ForYou AU 2 -1.00
Stance 2 1.50
fishman 2 2.50
DisabledUser210286 2 -8.00

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

User Deals Avg Vote
tightarse 33 159.67
hamza23 23 110.13
nocure 20 107.30
Spackbace 13 86.15
Clear 12 72.75
IWantThatFlight 8 75.25
WatchNerd 7 57.86
Lizard Spock 7 58.57
JSQUARED 6 238.33
scotty 6 75.33

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

User Deals Avg Vote Comments Comments (Not OP)
IWantThatFlight 8 75.25 9 1
sasto 2 80.00 1 0
MyGroceries.com.au 1 88.00 0 0
Promotix 1 74.00 2 0
ghodiyu 1 33.00 0 0
Radiodogs 1 84.00 0 0
SuttonForestMeats 1 180.00 21 0
OriginalDelBoy 1 155.00 7 0
Cookware Brands 1 66.00 26 0
Clear 1 86.00 257 163

Most Competitions posted by users (Top 10)

User Comps Avg Vote
gnv9 441 5.86
Phalaxis 84 10.20
Katie2014 74 4.46
altomic 23 2.78
MrtheMoonbear 10 12.00
JSQUARED 10 3.70
neil 9 5.11
kosh52 9 13.11
hamza23 4 12.75
kewforyou 4 0.00

Most Edits by a Power User

User Edits Uniques
Spackbace 186 177
Baysew 107 106
O O 76 64
tonester 60 54
shapers 23 21
Steptoe 20 20
matt_will_fix_it 11 11
IceCreamBandit 5 5
fchis 5 5
BarginHunter 4 4
Comments

Top 10 Commenters (# of comments, votes)

User Comments Avg Vote +5's +15's -5's -15's
jv 889 0.88 77 13 43 7
PJC 578 1.40 23 5 2 0
Diji1 535 0.36 38 5 22 10
Spackbace 533 2.17 60 15 3 0
llama 449 0.63 25 6 14 4
syousef 421 0.54 15 3 5 0
altomic 411 2.22 44 9 2 0
mskeggs 269 3.78 54 16 0 0
Clear 253 1.70 22 6 1 0
try2bhelpful 239 0.96 14 1 2 0

Top 10 positively voted comments

Comment Votes User Posted
You're not looking hard 300 Ryanek 2017-02-13
Hooray for a one-armed man 220 PJC 2017-02-17
Good on him for trying to 153 jdf 2017-02-17
If he can do the job, then 144 Davo1111 2017-02-17
Step 1. Say no. Step 2. 143 stratbargain 2017-02-02
Take the car, it is wasteful 141 pao2x 2017-02-26
Why did you join Australia's 133 PJC 2017-02-28
Nope This specific grape 130 scrimshaw 2017-02-14
will require two people 118 Mister Popo 2017-02-08
If this happen to you 116 Spackbace 2017-02-28

Top 10 negatively voted comments

Comment Votes User Posted
Thanks, Any reason why we -70 stirlo 2017-02-01
True it would not be nice to -66 stirlo 2017-02-01
Hi Op, You've posted 18 -66 Bob81 2017-02-16
@resubaehtgnolhcs: Just -56 stirlo 2017-02-01
another AMD fail -55 tuzii 2017-02-23
@resubaehtgnolhcs: Nice -48 stirlo 2017-02-01
Dont support this barbaric -48 frostman 2017-02-02
If it leads to Coles -46 DisabledUser198725 2017-02-11
That's really cool but so -45 Diji1 2017-02-02
Send any unused key my way -42 ctran 2017-02-14

Top 10 controversial comments

Comment +Votes -Votes User Posted
The sex education programs 22 20 Diji1 2017-02-07
WOW. What a shopping 22 22 Amayzingone 2017-02-25
The original fake news 20 19 modernhunter 2017-02-12
This is not a bargain. This 17 18 Putnum 2017-02-03
Erghh, we also didn't evolve 16 18 Bargain Hunter 007 2017-02-07
So you would rather you 16 18 davidchillari 2017-02-10
It's already 16 15 jv 2017-02-24
I love all you guys 15 14 try2bhelpful 2017-02-12
Nah, the worst are the 14 12 blue-dinosaur 2017-02-11
Guardian 100% & ABC the only 14 13 hakkenaidos 2017-02-14

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

Comment +Votes -Votes User Posted
This is what you get for 41 44 Diji1 2017-02-23
Stop being a hater 32 40 naru6705 2017-02-13
Interesting to see how much 29 34 try2bhelpful 2017-02-12
The sex education programs 22 20 Diji1 2017-02-07
The original fake news 20 19 modernhunter 2017-02-12
This is not a bargain. This 17 18 Putnum 2017-02-03
So you would rather you 16 18 davidchillari 2017-02-10
LOL. I have no desire to 16 13 Waynes world 2017-02-12
It's already 16 15 jv 2017-02-24
Erghh, we also didn't evolve 16 18 Bargain Hunter 007 2017-02-07

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
10% off Sitewide at eBay ($75 Minimum Spend) 647 JSQUARED 2017-02-27 6.85
20% off Selected Retailers (Sony, Futu, Grays, Amcal, Jeanswest, Harvey Norman, PC Byte + More) @ eBay 562 nocure 2017-02-06 7.28
$20 off $100+ Spend on eBay [8pm to 11.59pm AEDT] 425 JSQUARED 2017-02-02 11.17
4x $30 iTunes Gift Cards $82 (31.7% off), Toshiba 2TB Portable USB3.0 HDD $80, Kindle Paperwhite $154 Posted @ Officeworks eBay 268 hamza23 2017-02-02 19.30
McDonald's $8.25 Fan Feed Box Meal (with Frozen Grape Fanta Only, Save $2.70) 149 scrimshaw 2017-02-14 19.78
eBay Sitewide Offers $10 off $75+ 14% off $150+ $20 off $100+ 407 tightarse 2017-02-14 20.07
20% off Dell & Futu Online @ eBay 187 tightarse 2017-02-21 20.50
All Xbox One S 500GB Bundles $299 Delivered @ Microsoft Store 189 tightarse 2017-02-27 20.90
Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Laptop (Pentium N3710 Quad-Core + 128GB SSD) - $319.20 Delivered @ Dell eBay 183 hamza23 2017-02-07 21.02
Dell eBay 20% off Sale (Feb 7- Feb 14) 273 hallph 2017-02-06 21.07

Top 10 fastest deals to 100 votes

Deal Votes User Posted Mins to +100
10% off Sitewide at eBay ($75 Minimum Spend) 647 JSQUARED 2017-02-27 29.98
$20 off $100+ Spend on eBay [8pm to 11.59pm AEDT] 425 JSQUARED 2017-02-02 52.20
20% off Selected Retailers (Sony, Futu, Grays, Amcal, Jeanswest, Harvey Norman, PC Byte + More) @ eBay 562 nocure 2017-02-06 53.77
4x $30 iTunes Gift Cards $82 (31.7% off), Toshiba 2TB Portable USB3.0 HDD $80, Kindle Paperwhite $154 Posted @ Officeworks eBay 268 hamza23 2017-02-02 64.32
eBay Sitewide Offers $10 off $75+ 14% off $150+ $20 off $100+ 407 tightarse 2017-02-14 70.90
FREE Monthly Credit Score (Experian) @ Credit Savvy 344 ronnknee 2017-02-01 84.60
12GB Data, Unlimited Calls & Texts $1 (30 Days) @ Kogan Mobile (New Customers Only) 469 trevorlong 2017-02-01 86.33
Kogan Mobile 30 Day 12GB Extra Large Voucher Code – $1 170 vr4indian 2017-02-12 103.23
Dell eBay 20% off Sale (Feb 7- Feb 14) 273 hallph 2017-02-06 106.32
Free Velocity Reward Points (7 Million Points Shared Equally between Registrants) from Velocity 359 hamza23 2017-02-21 113.22

Top 10 most popular deals by votes

Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
AmEx Statement Credit: BP Spend $40, Get $10 Back - Use up to 2 Times 897 7635 beeawwb 2017-02-21
10% off Sitewide at eBay ($75 Minimum Spend) 647 6301 JSQUARED 2017-02-27
20% off Selected Retailers (Sony, Futu, Grays, Amcal, Jeanswest, Harvey Norman, PC Byte + More) @ eBay 562 26571 nocure 2017-02-06
12GB Data, Unlimited Calls & Texts $1 (30 Days) @ Kogan Mobile (New Customers Only) 469 14411 trevorlong 2017-02-01
$20 off $100+ Spend on eBay [8pm to 11.59pm AEDT] 425 4774 JSQUARED 2017-02-02
eBay Sitewide Offers $10 off $75+ 14% off $150+ $20 off $100+ 407 5905 tightarse 2017-02-14
KFC: 9 Chicken Pieces for $9.95 on Tuesdays (National) 393 2333 tightarse 2017-02-18
AmEx Statement Credits: Multi Brand Offer (Spend $80, Get $20, up to 3 Times) Starts 21/2 389 5326 forumninja 2017-02-10
Japan Return for Free Sale @ Jetstar (Syd-Tokyo Return from $342, Melb-Tokyo $346, Cairns-Tokyo $249, GC-Tokyo $278) 387 23342 tightarse 2017-02-02
Free Velocity Reward Points (7 Million Points Shared Equally between Registrants) from Velocity 359 13516 hamza23 2017-02-21

Top 10 most popular deals by clicks

Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
20% off Selected Retailers (Sony, Futu, Grays, Amcal, Jeanswest, Harvey Norman, PC Byte + More) @ eBay 562 26571 nocure 2017-02-06
Japan Return for Free Sale @ Jetstar (Syd-Tokyo Return from $342, Melb-Tokyo $346, Cairns-Tokyo $249, GC-Tokyo $278) 387 23342 tightarse 2017-02-02
Further 40% off Selected Already Marked Down Items @ Myer 119 22741 deb3103 2017-02-01
Hungry Jack's New Vouchers for Grill Masters Range Burger Valid from 14 Feb till 1st May 130 19846 sasto 2017-02-06
12GB Data, Unlimited Calls & Texts $1 (30 Days) @ Kogan Mobile (New Customers Only) 469 14411 trevorlong 2017-02-01
SteelSeries Rival 300 Gaming Mouse $28 @ MSY 103 13882 ms 2017-02-26
Free Velocity Reward Points (7 Million Points Shared Equally between Registrants) from Velocity 359 13516 hamza23 2017-02-21
Dell eBay 20% off Sale (Feb 7- Feb 14) 273 11945 hallph 2017-02-06
2017 Dragon Sex Calendar US $16.95 Shipped (~$23 AUD) @ Amazon 111 11931 Stingray 2017-02-28
ALDI Special Buys Musical Edition 25th February - Trumpet $149, Flute $149, and Others 87 11495 buckster 2017-02-20

Top 5 most popular deals by traffic (in pageviews)

  1. 20% off Selected Retailers (Sony, Futu, Grays, Amcal, Jeanswest, Harvey Norman, PC Byte + More) @ eBay - 92,127
  2. Japan Return for Free Sale @ Jetstar (Syd-Tokyo Return from $342, Melb-Tokyo $346, Cairns-Tokyo $249, GC-Tokyo $278) - 51,627
  3. 20% off at Selected Sellers (Harvey Norman, Reid Cycles, Kathmandu, Brand House Direct + More) @ eBay - 41,734
  4. 12GB Data, Unlimited Calls & Texts $1 (30 Days) @ Kogan Mobile (New Customers Only) - 38,981
  5. AmEx Statement Credits: Multi Brand Offer (Spend $80, Get $20, up to 3 Times) Starts 21/2 - 36,424

Most Popular Deals by Category

Category Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
Automotive AmEx Statement Credit: BP Spend $40, Get $10 Back - Use up to 2 Times 897 7635 beeawwb 2017-02-21
Books & Magazines 725x $0 'Open University' eBooks @ Amazon 249 3873 tightarse 2017-02-11
Computing Dell eBay 20% off Sale (Feb 7- Feb 14) 273 11945 hallph 2017-02-06
Dining & Takeaway KFC: 9 Chicken Pieces for $9.95 on Tuesdays (National) 393 2333 tightarse 2017-02-18
Education 45x $0 Udemy Courses (Links Inside) 140 498 tightarse 2017-02-10
Electrical & Electronics Sennheiser HD451 Over-Ear Headphones - $38 @ Officeworks 276 9588 Spackbace 2017-02-09
Entertainment FREE Anime: Dragon Ball Z HD (39 Episodes) / Fairy Tail HD (12 Episodes) / Hamatora HD (12 Episodes) @ Microsoft 289 3348 tightarse 2017-02-10
Fashion & Apparel New Balance 30% off All Clearance Items 127 10775 Gus26 2017-02-22
Financial AmEx Statement Credits: Multi Brand Offer (Spend $80, Get $20, up to 3 Times) Starts 21/2 389 5326 forumninja 2017-02-10
Gaming Xbox One S 500GB Console with Battlefield 1 or Xbox One S 500GB Console with Minecraft $289 @ Target 217 3754 boratsagdiyev 2017-02-24
Groceries ½ Price Connoisseur Ice Cream Tubs 1L $4.85 @ Coles (Starts 8/2) 226 1281 tightarse 2017-02-04
Health & Beauty Sephora: Free Marc Jacobs Mini Highliner + Le Marc Creme Lipstick with Purchase [+Free Shipping] - ends 26/2 179 5637 kathartic 2017-02-23
Home & Garden Trent & Steele 1.7l Digital Kettle Was $149, Now $49 @ Harvey Norman 157 8520 malouphix 2017-02-01
Internet Free Unlimited Wi-Fi with Telstra Air - Extended to 27 March 2018 (Telstra Customers) 169 1332 pluto 2017-02-14
Mobile 12GB Data, Unlimited Calls & Texts $1 (30 Days) @ Kogan Mobile (New Customers Only) 469 14411 trevorlong 2017-02-01
Other 10% off Sitewide at eBay ($75 Minimum Spend) 647 6301 JSQUARED 2017-02-27
Pets Petbarn 20-30% off Sitewide + Extra 30% off with Code (Online Only) 333 6452 notpotatoman 2017-02-28
Sports & Outdoors 20% off at Selected Sellers (Harvey Norman, Reid Cycles, Kathmandu, Brand House Direct + More) @ eBay 203 11320 al808 2017-02-16
Toys & Kids Britax Safe N Sound Compaq MKII Bundle - $399 for Two Car Seats (Normal Price $419 for One) @ Baby Bunting 68 2501 dadbod 2017-02-03
Travel Japan Return for Free Sale @ Jetstar (Syd-Tokyo Return from $342, Melb-Tokyo $346, Cairns-Tokyo $249, GC-Tokyo $278) 387 23342 tightarse 2017-02-02

Competitions

Most Popular Competitions (by votes)

Deal Votes Clicks Entered User Posted
Win $500 and 2 Gold Class Movie Tickets from Roadshow Entertainment 49 1528 160 kosh52 2017-02-07
Win a Sea Doo Spark (Includes Trailer and Registration) Worth $9,000 or 1 of 100 DHL Beach Towels 38 900 93 Katie2014 2017-02-04
Win a Custom Watercooled Logitech Gaming PC Worth over $3000 from Mwave 35 913 97 Phalaxis 2017-02-06
Win a $100 JB Hi-Fi Voucher from STACK 33 550 57 gnv9 2017-02-10
Win an iPhone 7 + New Season RAINS Gear Worth $1600 from Rushfaster [All except ACT] 32 823 103 MrtheMoonbear 2017-02-12
Win 1 of 5 Gold Class Double Passes Worth $80 from Roadshow Entertainment 30 861 106 gnv9 2017-02-21
Win a Kitchen Package Worth Over $7,600 incl a SMEG FAB28 50s Retro Style Fridge from Bauer Media 29 1163 101 gnv9 2017-02-08
Win Two 4k Curved LED TV's from Kogan 28 1125 100 kosh52 2017-02-14
Win 1 of 3 iPhone 7 128GB Handsets Worth $1,229 from InfoChoice 26 1093 113 gnv9 2017-02-02
Win a $1,000 Online Voucher from UNIQLO 25 893 83 gnv9 2017-02-09

Most Popular Competitions (by clicks)

Comp Votes Clicks Entered User Posted
Win $500 and 2 Gold Class Movie Tickets from Roadshow Entertainment 49 1528 160 kosh52 2017-02-07
Win a Kitchen Package Worth Over $7,600 incl a SMEG FAB28 50s Retro Style Fridge from Bauer Media 29 1163 101 gnv9 2017-02-08
Win Two 4k Curved LED TV's from Kogan 28 1125 100 kosh52 2017-02-14
Win $20,000 Cash from Pedestrian TV 25 1105 98 hamza23 2017-02-16
Win 1 of 3 iPhone 7 128GB Handsets Worth $1,229 from InfoChoice 26 1093 113 gnv9 2017-02-02
Win a 2017 Hyundai Accent SR Hatch - Auto Valued at $18,990 from Melbourne United [Winner Must Collect Prize from Melbourne] 21 1067 83 Katie2014 2017-02-11
Win a Trip to New York for 4 Worth $30,000, 1 of 9 $5,000 Travel Vouchers and/or 900 Minor Prizes from Mondelez [Purchase Oreo] 5 1011 11 gnv9 2017-02-03
Win a Trip for 2 to New Zealand (Includes Flights, Accommodation, Car Hire, Spending Money, Helicopter Ride + Other Activities) 20 987 82 Katie2014 2017-02-17
Win a $30,000 Kitchen or $20,000 Cash from Seven Network 20 979 99 gnv9 2017-02-06
Win a Custom Watercooled Logitech Gaming PC Worth over $3000 from Mwave 35 913 97 Phalaxis 2017-02-06
  • Competition Pageviews: 288,767 | January: 280,289 (+3.02%)
  • Comps Posted: 723 | January: 669
  • Comps Won: 87 | January: 88

  • Biggest Competition Win:

Golden Door Health Retreats for 2 Worth $4,852


Other stats

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

  1. Mechanic Changed Tyre During Roadworthy Check and Threatened to Hit Parents - 32,031
  2. Gender Discrimination (Employment) - Female Gender Bias - 23,813
  3. I Maybe Did Something Morally Wrong Today, Can I Get Some Opinions? - 23,701
  4. Neighbour Doesn't Want Us Parking out The Front of Their House - 21,987
  5. Sunday Penalty Rates Slashed - 19,603

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

  1. List of Birthday Deals/Frebies - 10,351
  2. List of Cheap Chinese Online Buying sites - 3,737
  3. American Express Referral Wiki 2,956
  4. Macquarie Referrals - 5,644
  5. Cards with No Overseas Transaction Fees - 1,628

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

  1. Dominos - 142,052
  2. Hungry Jacks - 18,499
  3. eBay - 15,741
  4. Uber - 14,922
  5. Uber Eats - 14,534

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

Store Count Avg Vote
Coles 47 35.19
Amazon 47 34.91
JB Hi-Fi 43 28.79
Woolworths 42 35.83
Harvey Norman 40 30.18
BIG W 37 43.08
I Want That Flight 25 68.56
Target Australia 23 46.35
Kmart 21 30.62
The Good Guys 20 40.50

Top 10 most subscribed to stores

Store # of subscribers
I Want That Flight 581
American Express Cashback Offers 294
DeliveryHero 231
American Express 230
Specsavers 175
eBay 117
Menulog 116
Pinchme 116
Masters 111
Woolworths 109

Top 10 Search Alerts

Query Count
lego 168
eneloop 155
sonos 140
amex 134
ps4 130
dyson 128
specsavers 113
bose 85
japan 84
qc35 81

Top 5 sites referring traffic to OzBargain (sessions)

  1. Facebook - 95,052
  2. Whirlpool Forums - 93,334
  3. Oursteps - 30,543
  4. MSN - 30,210
  5. Twitter - 29,790

Top Browsers (by Sessions)

  1. Chrome 59.08%
  2. Safari 25.77%
  3. Firefox 6.97%
  4. Internet Explorer 3.03%
  5. Safari (in-app) 1.92%

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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