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

We keep banging on about growing in these stats posts and because of this, it gives OzBargain a chance to employ some great members. If you haven't already, please welcome scrimshaw. It's quite neat to think that not only has OzBargain contributed to people finding loads of bargains and winning comps but also assisted in finding jobs for some of the companies that post on here (e.g. TA for Cashrewards, Clear for Geekbuying and more that I can't think of).

On a related note, you still have a few days left to vote for your favourite charity and to submit a design for our new round of t-shirts.

Site Updates of Interest (Not a full list)

  • Referral Changes
    • Added ability for mods to add stores to referral system.
    • New kind of referral, PM for stores that don't just give a link/code.
    • Due to above, banning of all referral links in deal description + removing all referral wikis (almost there)
  • Set deals to be "coupon master" which adds a link to related deals that share the same coupon code. Useful for eBay sales. Example
Members

Members of the Month

May 2017

Winners from last month:

-Scotty

See more about members of the month

Moderation Stats:

  • Reports: 2812 (avg: 1 report every ~16 minutes)
  • Deals Removed: 382 (2504 published) —- Forum Posts Removed: 84 (1190 published)
    • Reasons:
      • Duplicate - 196
      • Referral SPAM - 23
      • Sockpuppeting - 15
      • SPAM - 45
      • No Bargains Listed - 26
      • Requested by OP - 28
      • Insufficient Quantity - 20
      • Not Available to Australia - 13
      • Expired on Posting - 5
      • Unobtainable Deal - 6
      • Deal doesn't meet eBay posting guidelines - 2
      • Competitions aren't bargains - 1
      • Out of stock on posting - 7
      • Combine Posts - 9
      • Price Matches aren't bargains - 6
      • Amazon eBook posts are not allowed for associated users - 2
      • Circumventing Ban - 2
      • Everything else - 60

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

User Deals Avg Vote
easternculture 48 33.17
altomic 37 25.73
tonester 34 12.32
nocure 32 51.69
Lysander 28 31.11
chadiwrx 25 30.72
hamza23 22 59.36
TRENT86 20 52.65
tightarse 19 152.00
undercut 18 79.33

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

User Deals Avg Vote
Hunt1 8 27.38
leockl 7 35.29
s0com 4 39.25
Htb 3 48.67
ElleV 3 33.67
uhapi 3 5.00
ozrepairs 3 2.33
NS24 2 17.00
ultracheapasianguy 2 8.50
melv4689 2 8.00

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

User Deals Avg Vote
nocure 20 73.40
tightarse 19 152.00
easternculture 14 86.64
hamza23 13 87.46
TRENT86 11 81.82
chadiwrx 10 54.50
undercut 8 163.75
doweyy 8 137.25
scotty 8 120.12
Clear 8 83.75

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

User Deals Avg Vote Comments Comments (Not OP)
IWantThatFlight 6 92.00 6 4
gearbest 3 53.67 52 2
oscinator1988 2 246.50 20 3
travelexpertsindro 2 80.50 7 0
RoboGuy 1 263.00 109 0
sasto 1 201.00 1 0
FLIGHT CENTRE HYPER 1 151.00 0 0
SuperGripTools 1 137.00 5 0
theycame 1 119.00 9 0
wineaficionado 1 102.00 0 0

Most Competitions posted by users (Top 10)

User Comps Avg Vote
gnv9 321 6.87
pfaftle 179 3.77
Katie2014 116 3.78
Phalaxis 105 6.35
Knoxy in Oz 74 4.18
JSQUARED 13 3.08
neil 13 3.00
hamza23 4 9.50
missjessiec 4 0.00
gearbest 3 2.00

Most Edits by a Power User

User Edits Uniques
dasher86 177 174
Spackbace 150 137
tonester 105 87
Baysew 93 91
Steptoe 47 40
doweyy 47 37
Make it so 32 28
BarginHunter 30 29
O O 18 15
chadiwrx 15 14
Comments

Top 10 Commenters (# of comments, votes)

User Comments Avg Vote +5's +15's -5's -15's
tuzii 1463 0.80 106 17 62 10
jv 1056 0.60 97 19 48 9
PJC 844 0.76 23 6 1 0
Scab 556 1.45 53 7 7 0
altomic 493 2.51 65 15 1 0
Diji1 385 1.18 21 6 7 0
Gimli 384 1.07 26 4 4 0
nicolemcmilllon 384 0.84 14 1 0 0
John Kimble 348 1.19 17 6 2 1
lostn 332 0.43 7 0 1 0

Top 10 positively voted comments

Comment Votes User Posted
I would seek advice from 270 JIMB0 2017-05-12
Congrats, you're the first 169 Bellpop 2017-05-30
I think you a word. 152 chickenface 2017-05-01
So you're comfortable 144 greenpossum 2017-05-17
If the meals are shared, 137 Ughhh 2017-05-17
And after you've eaten a few 129 shmahoo 2017-05-30
Because people do not remove 105 Axelstrife 2017-05-20
Cool - I am finally 102 nocure 2017-05-31
To Cancel Call Direct: (03) 101 cuy 2017-05-17
Go to Columbia and buy 101 nicolemcmilllon 2017-05-22

Top 10 negatively voted comments

Comment Votes User Posted
Browsing phones and came -51 tuzii 2017-05-25
Melbourne, too. But only -50 hell0 2017-05-02
@cala90: There actually -50 T1OOO 2017-05-09
this is OzBargain not -49 tuzii 2017-05-05
Basic Unlimited - -47 jv 2017-05-25
without putting it out in -42 mcp2kpro 2017-05-14
Phở - free or not, still -40 PainToad 2017-05-08
3rd party insurance covers -38 203132 2017-05-24
Slower than ADSL -38 jv 2017-05-25
Nothing beats what I've got -37 xenoic 2017-05-06

Top 10 controversial comments

Comment +Votes -Votes User Posted
Member for 16 days, now 19 17 Spackbace 2017-05-05
I used to eat Maccas a lot, 19 19 trevor99 2017-05-18
How is that fanboyish? 14 13 ProspectiveDarkness 2017-05-23
and the Telcos take every 14 13 jv 2017-05-23
How much is it normally ? 12 13 jv 2017-05-18
Hi, As a tax accountant 12 12 nicolemcmilllon 2017-05-31
Please learn the difference 11 13 oscargamer 2017-05-31
*their FTFY. Maybe they 10 8 blint000 2017-05-03
Please dont be the guy in 10 8 BuyoTheCat 2017-05-15
i pay by card 10 12 tuzii 2017-05-19

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

Comment +Votes -Votes User Posted
Member for 16 days, now 19 17 Spackbace 2017-05-05
get a job. 17 14 tuzii 2017-05-01
and the Telcos take every 14 13 jv 2017-05-23
How is that fanboyish? 14 13 ProspectiveDarkness 2017-05-23
How much is it normally ? 12 13 jv 2017-05-18
Please learn the difference 11 13 oscargamer 2017-05-31
i pay by card 10 12 tuzii 2017-05-19
Please dont be the guy in 10 8 BuyoTheCat 2017-05-15
*their FTFY. Maybe they 10 8 blint000 2017-05-03
Can't believe no-one's 10 9 Kangal 2017-05-23

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 10% off Sitewide (Minimum Spend $75, Ends at 2PM Today) 612 tightarse 2017-05-31 6.20
eBay Mother's Day Promo - 20% off Selected Stores, Up to 3 Transactions, Maximum Discount $1000 per Transaction 387 djfish31 2017-05-01 11.95
Free Cadbury 35g Dark Milk Chocolate Bar for The First 100,000 People @ Coles 525 brandogs 2017-05-03 14.37
Galaxy S8/S8+ $67/$71 Mth 6GB Data Unlimited Calls & SMS 150 Int Min $20 Cashback @Woolworths Mobile via Cashrewards 306 tightarse 2017-05-02 14.47
20% off Tech at Dell, Futu Online & Shopmonk @ eBay 39 cala90 2017-05-09 17.77
Free Double Pass to See Alien Convenant on 9/5/17 from Xbox @ Event Cinemas [NSW, VIC, SA, WA, QLD] 172 hamza23 2017-05-04 18.12
Medium Quarter Pounder Meal for $5.00 Via McDonald's MyMaccas App 409 dempy 2017-05-30 19.15
Logitech Mobile Wireless Speaker X50 $15 from The Good Guys 377 scotty 2017-05-04 19.18
[Android] MX Player Pro for $0.20 735 vinc 2017-05-02 20.25
Free Tickets to The Good Food & Wine Show (Sydney) 74 yumdumpring 2017-05-26 20.43

Top 10 fastest deals to 100 votes

Deal Votes User Posted Mins to +100
eBay 10% off Sitewide (Minimum Spend $75, Ends at 2PM Today) 612 tightarse 2017-05-31 37.87
Free Cadbury 35g Dark Milk Chocolate Bar for The First 100,000 People @ Coles 525 brandogs 2017-05-03 41.63
eBay Mother's Day Promo - 20% off Selected Stores, Up to 3 Transactions, Maximum Discount $1000 per Transaction 387 djfish31 2017-05-01 53.95
[Android] MX Player Pro for $0.20 735 vinc 2017-05-02 57.72
Free Double Pass to See Alien Convenant on 9/5/17 from Xbox @ Event Cinemas [NSW, VIC, SA, WA, QLD] 172 hamza23 2017-05-04 64.07
Galaxy S8/S8+ $67/$71 Mth 6GB Data Unlimited Calls & SMS 150 Int Min $20 Cashback @Woolworths Mobile via Cashrewards 306 tightarse 2017-05-02 68.75
5x USB LED Mini Flashlights US $0.07 (AU $0.10) Delivered @ GearBest 167 tightarse 2017-05-31 79.83
Medium Quarter Pounder Meal for $5.00 Via McDonald's MyMaccas App 409 dempy 2017-05-30 82.75
eBay 5% off Site Wide with $30 Minimum Spend (Max $300 Discount) - 3 Transactions Per Account 427 Ezrabear 2017-05-04 101.17
$20 off Coles Online Orders (>$100) 382 undercut 2017-05-04 104.57

Top 10 most popular deals by votes

Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
[Android] MX Player Pro for $0.20 735 6601 vinc 2017-05-02
eBay 10% off Sitewide (Minimum Spend $75, Ends at 2PM Today) 612 6678 tightarse 2017-05-31
Free Cadbury 35g Dark Milk Chocolate Bar for The First 100,000 People @ Coles 525 6994 brandogs 2017-05-03
AmEx Statement Credits: Harvey Norman Spend $350 Get $50 Credit 524 6571 mini2 2017-05-03
eBay 5% off Site Wide with $30 Minimum Spend (Max $300 Discount) - 3 Transactions Per Account 427 4598 Ezrabear 2017-05-04
Medium Quarter Pounder Meal for $5.00 Via McDonald's MyMaccas App 409 2833 dempy 2017-05-30
eBay Mother's Day Promo - 20% off Selected Stores, Up to 3 Transactions, Maximum Discount $1000 per Transaction 387 10699 djfish31 2017-05-01
$20 off Coles Online Orders (>$100) 382 6077 undercut 2017-05-04
Logitech Mobile Wireless Speaker X50 $15 from The Good Guys 377 7124 scotty 2017-05-04
Telstra 4GX Wi-Fi Modem with 3GB Data $10 at Woolworths 370 13190 ericeric 2017-05-19

Top 10 most popular deals by clicks

Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
Hungry Jack's Vouchers - Valid until 26th June 254 38845 Bearosaurus 2017-05-01
Jetstar Return for Free Sale - Domestic from $39 & International from $129 Return 247 33885 bandana 2017-05-22
New Balance 50% off Sitewide 36 Hour Sale @ New Balance 311 23392 Shads 2017-05-25
2TB Seagate Backup Plus Desktop Drive $9.99 @ Australia Post (Limited Stock) 258 17918 matt30822 2017-05-02
20% off @ Catch of the Day - eBay Store 145 17367 jayzorz 2017-05-09
Sony up to 70% off Electronics: 49" X8000D 4K HDR TV $888 43" X8000D $777 Shipped + More 116 16782 ahc99 2017-05-16
ALDI Cast Iron Cookware - Sale Starts 3 June - Dutch Oven 4L $22.99, French Pan $24.99, Frypan $16.99 231 16627 undercut 2017-05-23
40% off New Balance from Bupa 198 14850 fLamous 2017-05-08
Adidas Ultra Boost ST Mens - $72.26- $113.29 (Oz RRP $260) - Limited Sizes - Free Shipping over $80 @ Wiggle 106 14556 UVB76 2017-05-12
DANIU 25 in 1 Multi-Purpose Precision Screwdriver Set AU $3.41 or US $2.50 Delivered @ Banggood 336 13818 trev likes bargains 2017-05-27

Top 5 most popular deals by traffic (in pageviews)

  1. 2TB Seagate Backup Plus Desktop Drive $9.99 @ Australia Post (Limited Stock) - 70,617
  2. Jetstar Return for Free Sale - Domestic from $39 & International from $129 Return - 62,525
  3. eBay Mother's Day Promo - 20% off Selected Stores, Up to 3 Transactions, Maximum Discount $1000 per Transaction - 57,351
  4. ALDI Snow Gear Sale - Starts 20 May - 47,235
  5. Telstra 4GX Wi-Fi Modem with 3GB Data $10 at Woolworths - 43,929

Most Popular Deals by Category

Category Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
Automotive Supercheap Auto - 25% Off Sitewide. Free Click N Collect Available. 211 7777 undercut 2017-05-16
Books & Magazines Free: The World of Peter Rabbit & His Friends: 14 Books with 450+ Original Illustrations - Kindle Edition @ Amazon 185 2418 OldBugger 2017-05-30
Computing Raspberry Pi Zero Wireless $17.96 or Raspberry Pi Zero $10.48 Delivered @ Core Electronics (Local AU stock) 358 4705 lostinsydney 2017-05-03
Dining & Takeaway Medium Quarter Pounder Meal for $5.00 Via McDonald's MyMaccas App 409 2833 dempy 2017-05-30
Education 48 Free $0 Courses @ Udemy Online Courses (All Links inside Post) 138 582 doweyy 2017-05-19
Electrical & Electronics Logitech Mobile Wireless Speaker X50 $15 from The Good Guys 377 7124 scotty 2017-05-04
Entertainment Blu-Ray Madness - Buy 1 Get 1 Free @ JB Hi-Fi 210 8120 huanlin 2017-05-17
Fashion & Apparel New Balance 50% off Sitewide 36 Hour Sale @ New Balance 311 23392 Shads 2017-05-25
Financial AmEx Statement Credits: Harvey Norman Spend $350 Get $50 Credit 524 6571 mini2 2017-05-03
Gaming [ANDROID] 3D Knots $0 (Save $2.49) @ Google Play, Last 2 Days 291 4760 solidsnake 2017-05-19
Groceries Free Cadbury 35g Dark Milk Chocolate Bar for The First 100,000 People @ Coles 525 6994 brandogs 2017-05-03
Health & Beauty Chemist Warehouse - 50% off Maybelline, L’Oréal, Manicare, Sukin, Simple, Musashi 129 6129 undercut 2017-05-15
Home & Garden $40 off $100 Spend @ Spotlight 290 12232 barginsarelife 2017-05-07
Internet Buzz Telco - $49/Month for First 6 Months on Unlimited 100/40 NBN (No Contract) 12/1 Unlimited only $29/Month 91 3843 BuzzTelco 2017-05-25
Mobile [Android] MX Player Pro for $0.20 735 6601 vinc 2017-05-02
Other eBay 10% off Sitewide (Minimum Spend $75, Ends at 2PM Today) 612 6678 tightarse 2017-05-31
Pets $20 off Online Purchase @ My Pet Warehouse (Minimum Spend $150) 73 1872 kzu 2017-05-06
Sports & Outdoors Kathmandu Microfibre Quick-Drying Towel XL - $13.50 (Was $60) + Free Summit Club Membership 242 6291 searedtuna 2017-05-28
Toys & Kids Lego Millennium Falcon 75105 $166.75 (Delivered) Myer (ANNIVERSARY20) 100 5054 blackfalcon53 2017-05-15
Travel Earn 250 Frequent Flyer Points for Updating/Browsing The Qantas App 265 4473 dealsandstuff 2017-05-25

Competitions

Most Popular Competitions (by votes)

Comp Votes Clicks Entered User Posted
Design The Next OzBargain T-Shirt and Win Cash Prizes ($500 for Winner, 2x $250 for Runner-Ups) 45 209 25 scotty 2017-05-29
Win a Nintendo Switch Pack Worth $716.90 from Harvey Norman 45 1614 143 Timbo94 2017-05-01
Win an XBOX One 1TB or Tickets to See King Arthur from EB Games/Roadshow 43 962 97 cm99 2017-05-06
Win 1 of 29 Instant Win Cash Prizes ($1,000 /$5,000 /$10,000) +/- $25,000 Cash from Network Ten 37 2047 70 gnv9 2017-05-05
Win a 2017 Suzuki Swift Worth $18,490 from Seven Network 33 2060 119 gnv9 2017-05-29
Win a Share of $25,000 Worth of Gift Cards ($5,000 x 1 / $100 x 200) from Supercheap Auto 31 1505 112 gnv9 2017-05-03
Win a Trip for 2 to Japan, or Various Vouchers @ Boost Juice (FB Messenger Req) 28 1092 40 Spackbace 2017-05-03
Win a Home Theatre System Worth $10,000 from Selby Acoustics 26 1101 100 gnv9 2017-05-22
Win a Suzuki Ignis GLX worth $21,000 from Timmy Trumpet Touring/Ministry of Sound Australia 26 1141 104 Phalaxis 2017-05-29
Win a Share of 31 Gaming Prizes from MSI's 31st Anniversary Giveaway 26 2101 50 gnv9 2017-05-01

Most Popular Competitions (by clicks)

Comp Votes Clicks Entered User Posted
Win a Share of 31 Gaming Prizes from MSI's 31st Anniversary Giveaway 26 2101 50 gnv9 2017-05-01
Win a 2017 Suzuki Swift Worth $18,490 from Seven Network 33 2060 119 gnv9 2017-05-29
Win 1 of 29 Instant Win Cash Prizes ($1,000 /$5,000 /$10,000) +/- $25,000 Cash from Network Ten 37 2047 70 gnv9 2017-05-05
Win a Nintendo Switch Pack Worth $716.90 from Harvey Norman 45 1614 143 Timbo94 2017-05-01
Win a Share of $25,000 Worth of Gift Cards ($5,000 x 1 / $100 x 200) from Supercheap Auto 31 1505 112 gnv9 2017-05-03
Win a Suzuki Ignis GLX worth $21,000 from Timmy Trumpet Touring/Ministry of Sound Australia 26 1141 104 Phalaxis 2017-05-29
Win a Home Theatre System Worth $10,000 from Selby Acoustics 26 1101 100 gnv9 2017-05-22
Win a Trip for 2 to Japan, or Various Vouchers @ Boost Juice (FB Messenger Req) 28 1092 40 Spackbace 2017-05-03
Win a Mazda 3 Sedan Car Worth $31,477 or 1 of 4 Minor Prizes from North Melbourne FC 18 1030 68 gnv9 2017-05-03
Win $50, $30, $20 PayPal Credit or Gift Card for Mother's Day from OzBargain 9 1015 32 neil 2017-05-03
  • Competition Pageviews: 387,216 | April: 363,192 (+6.61%)
  • Comps Posted: 903 | April: 749
  • Comps Won: 127 | April: 96

  • Biggest Competition Win:

PowerLift MyQ Garage Door Openers Worth $599


Other stats

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

  1. Made a Stupid Joke, Now Your Manager Taking You to HR - 37,525
  2. With Financial Year End Coming up, Do You Have Any Tax or Tax Return Questions I Can Answer for You? - 26,591
  3. LifeTips for Getting Ahead in Australia - 24,713
  4. Restaurants Who Treat Their Customers Badly and Then Post a Fake Review to Counter Yours - 21,775
  5. What Is The Best Skill That You Have Learnt to Save Money? - 21,654

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

  1. List of Birthday Deals/Frebies - 13,323
  2. Optus Friend & Family Wiki - 13,101
  3. List of Cheap Chinese Online Buying sites - 5,248
  4. Cards with No Overseas Transaction Fees - 2,303
  5. List of Price Comparison Websites - 1,604

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

  1. Dominos - 143,483
  2. eBay - 44,231
  3. Hungry Jacks - 17,687
  4. Uber Eats - 14,595
  5. Woolworths - 13,428

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

Store Count Avg Vote
JB Hi-Fi 66 25.47
Coles 57 53.16
Woolworths 55 44.16
Myer 51 31.49
Amazon 48 26.33
Harvey Norman 47 22.11
GearBest 32 29.22
EB Games Australia 31 36.13
BIG W 29 27.21
Kogan 25 26.76

Top 10 most subscribed to stores

Store # of subscribers
I Want That Flight 600
American Express Cashback Offers 415
American Express 249
DeliveryHero 221
Specsavers 190
eBay 184
Menulog 119
Pinchme 118
Uniqlo 117
Woolworths 116

Top 10 Search Alerts

Query Count
lego 184
dyson 164
sonos 164
eneloop 159
nintendo switch 157
ps4 151
amex 129
specsavers 111
chromecast 98
japan 96

Top 5 sites referring traffic to OzBargain (sessions)

  1. Facebook - 107,610
  2. Whirlpool Forums - 90,986
  3. Oursteps - 34,849
  4. MSN - 34,052
  5. Twitter - 31,784

Top Browsers (by Sessions)

  1. Chrome 60.20%
  2. Safari 25.46%
  3. Firefox 6.46%
  4. Internet Explorer 2.82%
  5. Safari (in-app) 1.91%

Everything else

Real time stats from our wiki
2017: Jan - Feb - Mar - Apr
2016: Zeitgeist Jan - Feb - Mar - Apr - May - June - July - August - September - October November - Dec
2015: Zeitgeist Dec - Nov - Oct - Sept - Aug - Jul - Jun -May - Apr - Mar - Jan
2014: Zeitgeist - Nov - Oct - Sept

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