Updates, Top Deals, Comments, Forum Posts, Members of The Month + Other Stats [October 2017]

The shopping season has official begun with Click Frenzy today, Amazon Australia rumoured to open within a week, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, & Birthday Meetups.


A message from Scotty:

It has been a busy month last month packed with many good deals. Some fun stats when comparing to Oct 2016:

  • 24% more traffic than last October.
  • Mobile has 8.1% more traffic than desktop in Oct 2017, whereas desktop has 10.2% more than mobile in Oct 2016.
  • Android is the dominant mobile OS at 50.5% (was 47.3% last year). On the other hand iOS dropped from 50.8% in 2016 to 48.8% this year.
  • iPhone is still the most popular mobile device, whereas the top 5 Android devices for browsing OzBargain are all Samsung's (S7, S7 Edge, S8, S8+ & S5). Whereas last year we had S5, S7 Edge, S7, Nexus 6P & S6.

Site Updates of Interest (Not a full list)

  • Web notifications for comments, subscriptions etc. Details
  • Improve duplicate detection
  • Change submission help to focus on top posting issues (crappy titles, posting dupes, etc.)
Members

Members of the Month

October 2017

Winners from last month:

-Scotty

See more about members of the month

Moderation Stats:

  • Reports: 3734 (avg: 1 report every ~12 minutes) 2nd Highest Ever, 1st last month
  • Deals Removed: 412 ( 2695 published) —- Forum Posts Removed: 103 ( 1230 published - Highest Ever)
    • Reasons:
      • Duplicate - 199
      • SPAM - 24
      • No Bargains Listed - 33
      • Sockpuppeting - 24
      • Referral SPAM - 32
      • Insufficient Quantity - 21
      • Requested by OP - 38
      • Not Available to Australia - 12
      • Out of stock on posting - 4
      • Expired on Posting - 15
      • Combine Posts - 3
      • Unobtainable Deal - 4
      • Deal doesn't meet eBay posting guidelines - 0
      • Circumventing Ban - 4
      • Everything else - 102

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

User Deals Avg Vote
nocure 55 68.95
save50 42 16.76
altomic 39 15.31
tightarse 38 130.89
hamza23 31 78.16
Spackbace 28 67.32
neil 27 29.19
monty.melb 26 35.46
doweyy 25 157.12
currentfad 25 28.96

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

User Deals Avg Vote
DisabledUser233308 4 43.75
LowPriceFly 4 27.25
kemy11 4 8.25
Citadelofricks 3 22.33
asfkhalid1 3 7.00
Furniture Doublestar 3 3.33
Deval79 3 3.00
heyheyonline 3 2.33
chiltwamberlain 3 2.00
Yogibear69 2 41.50

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

User Deals Avg Vote
nocure 40 88.70
tightarse 38 130.89
hamza23 28 84.64
doweyy 25 157.12
Spackbace 14 121.64
easternculture 11 82.45
monty.melb 11 64.36
currentfad 9 55.11
Clear 8 80.88
neil 7 74.29

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

User Deals Avg Vote Comments Comments (Not OP)
IWantThatFlight 5 110.80 5 0
zapals 4 95.00 5 0
flightscout 4 66.75 23 0
tightarse 3 157.67 137 60
gearbest 3 81.00 298 52
AppliancesOnline.com.au 2 116.50 34 17
lyl 2 72.50 41 22
monty.melb 2 67.50 24 0
joshluggagegear 2 61.00 2 0
Clear 2 54.50 235 168

Most Competitions posted by users (Top 10)

User Comps Avg Vote
gnv9 421 7.91
Katie2014 173 3.77
pfaftle 124 3.86
crumble 97 4.37
Smalot11 30 8.40
altomic 30 1.73
neil 29 2.48
djk 15 3.53
sss333 15 2.27
alphaai 7 2.14

Most Edits by a Power User

User Edits Uniques
Baysew 281 274
Spackbace 261 242
pfaftle 128 114
gnv9 69 68
tonester 52 50
Steptoe 41 34
dasher86 37 37
doweyy 36 30
petestrash 27 24
O O 24 21
Comments

Top 10 Commenters (# of comments, votes)

User Comments Avg Vote +5's +15's -5's -15's
Scab 789 1.80 76 12 5 0
PJC 644 0.53 15 0 3 3
doweyy 510 1.54 45 2 0 0
Spackbace 492 1.82 47 11 4 1
pennypincher98 465 0.64 13 4 3 0
AlienC 449 0.52 9 3 0 0
hell0 400 0.42 27 2 18 4
jv 395 0.85 37 6 14 2
altomic 367 2.53 51 9 1 0
dragonindespair 330 0.99 14 2 3 0

Top 10 positively voted comments

Comment Votes User Posted
You must be new around here. 247 lubos 2017-10-11
lol 227 jzdhgkd 2017-10-02
Crust: direct link - no 223 ldstr 2017-10-07
U WANNA TAKE AUSSIE FORMULA 189 ptenkae 2017-10-21
Thanks for the heads up… 185 strangeloops66 2017-10-05
Whats wrong is labor had a 181 garetz 2017-10-24
Don't be a scumbag. I 168 SpottyMoose 2017-10-20
In light of recent world 160 beigehornet 2017-10-05
My passive income is sending 143 airzone 2017-10-21
I hold on and poo at work, 120 PVA 2017-10-25

Top 10 negatively voted comments

Comment Votes User Posted
Simply put, just ask the vet -91 oscargamer 2017-10-05
How is running a business -90 AussieB 2017-10-21
Your in the wrong. You don't -81 Slippery Fish 2017-10-09
Hi Oxdrangon,thank you for -78 gearbest 2017-10-17
Have you tried taking your -77 Kail 2017-10-15
@ys: I sort of understand -66 niggard 2017-10-11
So you went to your own -59 agam2104 2017-10-09
but nobody likes adidas -58 theblackmamba 2017-10-14
Apologies are cheap. Please -52 hell0 2017-10-02
I submitted a report to -51 hell0 2017-10-25

Top 10 controversial comments

Comment +Votes -Votes User Posted
Vote Yes 20 20 Drifter 2017-10-18
The basket is removable 17 17 jv 2017-10-28
Do they have to refer to him 14 15 Putnum 2017-10-10
Piss off with your political 13 11 potplanty 2017-10-05
Probably clearing fake stock 13 13 iTzTeFish 2017-10-19
Just like mass shootings, 12 14 swalloweda 2017-10-05
Targeted at students, 12 12 em 2017-10-31
"you should be allowed to 11 10 MrZ 2017-10-18
you are a god. 11 12 stingyasian88 2017-10-22
My you're funny….(Slow 10 9 revmacca 2017-10-05

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

Comment +Votes -Votes User Posted
Most people don't play this 20 16 StoneSin 2017-10-15
$100k isn’t even a lot of 18 15 niggard 2017-10-11
what a pathetic post. you've 17 21 Dont Care 2017-10-05
Do they have to refer to him 14 15 Putnum 2017-10-10
Piss off with your political 13 11 potplanty 2017-10-05
Just like mass shootings, 12 14 swalloweda 2017-10-05
in which part of my post did 12 15 a Tangerine 2017-10-22
you are a god. 11 12 stingyasian88 2017-10-22
"you should be allowed to 11 10 MrZ 2017-10-18
I've never had a problem 10 9 tsunamisurfer 2017-10-20

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
[OUT OF STOCK Until Next Wednesday 8/11 7:30PM AEDT] Free Bulla Personalised Mug - 800 Available (100 Per Week) 257 Marrk 2017-10-11 8.20
Free Star Wars Darth Vader LED Keychain with Sound $0 @ Zapals 189 Clear 2017-10-12 8.23
Xiaomi Flexible USB Fan USD $0.85 (AUD $1.08) Delivered @ GearBest 151 tightarse 2017-10-12 8.27
[Free] Puma #LetUsAllTieTheKnot Shoelaces 319 xscape 2017-10-18 9.50
Free USB 3.1 Type C Male to Micro USB Female Adapter $0 @ Zapals 155 nocure 2017-10-11 10.25
5000 Free Pizzas @ Domino's (Facebook Required) 143 aether 2017-10-11 10.65
20% off Selected Sellers @ eBay (Maximum 3 Transactions & $1000 Discount Each) 394 alz 2017-10-03 10.97
PPSR/REVS Vehicle Check - $3.40 @ PPSR.gov.au 453 Spackbace 2017-10-03 11.58
5% off Sitewide (Min Spend $30) @ eBay - 3 Transactions Per Account 370 Spackbace 2017-10-06 12.12
Free Right Angle Male to Female HDMI Adapter Delivered @ Zapals 166 hamza23 2017-10-13 13.47

Top 10 fastest deals to 100 votes

Deal Votes User Posted Mins to +100
[OUT OF STOCK Until Next Wednesday 8/11 7:30PM AEDT] Free Bulla Personalised Mug - 800 Available (100 Per Week) 257 Marrk 2017-10-11 20.23
[Free] Puma #LetUsAllTieTheKnot Shoelaces 319 xscape 2017-10-18 27.77
Xiaomi Flexible USB Fan USD $0.85 (AUD $1.08) Delivered @ GearBest 151 tightarse 2017-10-12 32.10
Free USB 3.1 Type C Male to Micro USB Female Adapter $0 @ Zapals 155 nocure 2017-10-11 34.38
Free Right Angle Male to Female HDMI Adapter Delivered @ Zapals 166 hamza23 2017-10-13 35.53
Free Star Wars Darth Vader LED Keychain with Sound $0 @ Zapals 189 Clear 2017-10-12 47.30
Xiaomi Flexible USB Fan USD $0.79 (AUD $1.01) Delivered @ GearBest 143 tightarse 2017-10-26 47.98
Xiaomi USB Light Enhanced Edition USD $0.85 (AUD $1.07) Delivered @ GearBest 147 tightarse 2017-10-01 49.70
20% off Selected Sellers @ eBay (Maximum 3 Transactions & $1000 Discount Each) 394 alz 2017-10-03 52.68
Free Domino's Traditional Pizza for Signing up to Microsoft Rewards 796 morphio 2017-10-19 52.72

Top 10 most popular deals by votes

Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
Free Kogan Mobile Extra Large Prepaid Voucher Code (30 Days 16GB) @ Kogan *New Customers Only 1051 24064 nathanial 2017-10-19
Free Domino's Traditional Pizza for Signing up to Microsoft Rewards 796 49012 morphio 2017-10-19
Discounts for Debit Mastercard Holders: $8 Movie Tickets, $10 off Crust Pizza Order of $40+, 5-10% Off Emirates Fares and More 593 4927 douglasac10 2017-10-07
Google Daydream VR Headset $25.20 Delivered @ Telstra Store 494 12523 doweyy 2017-10-14
PPSR/REVS Vehicle Check - $3.40 @ PPSR.gov.au 453 3817 Spackbace 2017-10-03
[Steam Key] Sid Meier's Civilization III Complete FREE @ Humble Store. Was US$4.99 440 5026 kamoi 2017-10-20
20% off 61 Selected Tech Retailers @ eBay 413 16430 doweyy 2017-10-17
20% off Selected Sellers @ eBay (Maximum 3 Transactions & $1000 Discount Each) 394 12213 alz 2017-10-03
10% off Almost Everything @ eBay (Min $75 Spend, Max $500 Discount) 392 6775 newland78 2017-10-23
20% off at The Good Guys eBay Store (Excludes Apple, Miele, Asko) 385 30877 CaptainTerific 2017-10-09

Top 10 most popular deals by clicks

Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
Free Domino's Traditional Pizza for Signing up to Microsoft Rewards 796 49012 morphio 2017-10-19
20% off at The Good Guys eBay Store (Excludes Apple, Miele, Asko) 385 30877 CaptainTerific 2017-10-09
Further 50% off Sale Items @ Platypus Shoes Online 63 24725 SuiCid3 2017-10-06
Free Kogan Mobile Extra Large Prepaid Voucher Code (30 Days 16GB) @ Kogan *New Customers Only 1051 24064 nathanial 2017-10-19
Jetstar Return For Free Sale: Domestic Return From $39, International Return From $129 251 22007 tightarse 2017-10-26
adidas Outlet Flash Sale up to 50% off 87 21368 adi 2017-10-14
Vintage Cruiser Bike @ Kmart $29 164 20880 Here I Am 2017-10-28
Hype DC Extra 50% off Shoes on Selected Sale Items 137 18862 vietbargain 2017-10-06
Bunnings 'Click' Brand 5 Port 7amp USB Travel Charger $7.50 (was $28) 156 17935 goldiep 2017-10-20
20% off Myer eBay (3 Txn's PP, $500 Maximum Discount Per Txn) 216 16483 doweyy 2017-10-22

Top 5 most popular deals by traffic (in pageviews)

  1. 20% off 61 Selected Tech Retailers @ eBay - 67,569
  2. 20% off at The Good Guys eBay Store (Excludes Apple, Miele, Asko) - 65,226
  3. 20% off Selected Sellers @ eBay (Maximum 3 Transactions & $1000 Discount Each) - 63,390
  4. [Price Error] Logitech Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 - Phantom $19 (was $169) @ The Good Guys - 55,574
  5. Free Domino's Traditional Pizza for Signing up to Microsoft Rewards - 49,552

Most Popular Deals by Category

Category Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
Automotive PPSR/REVS Vehicle Check - $3.40 @ PPSR.gov.au 453 3817 Spackbace 2017-10-03
Books & Magazines 100x $0 Categorised eBooks (US & AU Amazon Links Inside) 150 473 tightarse 2017-10-25
Computing Samsung EVO Plus 64GB UHS-I U3 Class 10 MicroSDXC Card - US $16.99 (AU $21.62) Delivered @ GearBest 251 4256 hamza23 2017-10-14
Dining & Takeaway Free Domino's Traditional Pizza for Signing up to Microsoft Rewards 796 49012 morphio 2017-10-19
Education 83x Free $0 Courses @ Udemy Online Courses (All Links inside Post) 124 517 doweyy 2017-10-29
Electrical & Electronics Google Daydream VR Headset $25.20 Delivered @ Telstra Store 494 12523 doweyy 2017-10-14
Entertainment Discounts for Debit Mastercard Holders: $8 Movie Tickets, $10 off Crust Pizza Order of $40+, 5-10% Off Emirates Fares and More 593 4927 douglasac10 2017-10-07
Fashion & Apparel [Free] Puma #LetUsAllTieTheKnot Shoelaces 319 13416 xscape 2017-10-18
Financial AmEx Statement Credits: AccorHotels, lululemon, HP, Jo Malone Online, Naked Wines, Crown Gifts Online 197 1881 forumninja 2017-10-03
Gaming [Steam Key] Sid Meier's Civilization III Complete FREE @ Humble Store. Was US$4.99 440 5026 kamoi 2017-10-20
Groceries Woolworths Rewards: Spend $50/Week for 4 Weeks, Get Google Home Mini or 6000pts Spend $50/$100 Online Pickup, Get 1000/2000pts 270 11705 Scab 2017-10-15
Health & Beauty FREE Fragrance Sample - OBSESSED by Calvin Klein 171 6915 Humble 2017-10-09
Home & Garden Digital LCD Indoor Thermometer Hygrometer USD $0.59 (AUD $0.74) Delivered @ GearBest 211 3697 tightarse 2017-10-06
Internet Private Internet Access (PIA) VPN 2 Years - US$50.96 (~AU$69.21) @ StackSocial 88 1125 LoopyLou 2017-10-30
Mobile Free Kogan Mobile Extra Large Prepaid Voucher Code (30 Days 16GB) @ Kogan *New Customers Only 1051 24064 nathanial 2017-10-19
Other 5% off Sitewide (Min Spend $30) @ eBay - 3 Transactions Per Account 370 3676 Spackbace 2017-10-06
Pets 40% off Petbarn Online Orders (Must Be Logged in) 219 4651 SuperC 2017-10-16
Sports & Outdoors 20% off Sitewide @ Rebel (Sat 21/10 & Sun 22/10 - Online Only) 186 9808 tightarse 2017-10-20
Toys & Kids 267Pcs Building Block Robot Toy $0.81 USD (~$1.03 AUD), HiFi Earphones $0.82 USD (~$1.05 AUD) Delivered @ Gearbest 237 8620 doweyy 2017-10-14
Travel New York Return Flying Qantas ex Sydney $853 @ IWTF (Virgin/Delta $845) 282 4851 tightarse 2017-10-27

Competitions

Most Popular Competitions (by votes)

Comp Votes Clicks Entered User Posted
Win a Nintendo Switch Worth $469 from UNIQLO 48 1770 173 gnv9 2017-10-09
Win a VW Tiguan Worth $54,990 from Nine Network 46 11476 131 micksick66 2017-10-02
Win a $3,300 Fuel Card or 1 of 100 $20 Fuel Cards from Caltex 43 1409 169 Smalot11 2017-10-06
Win a Hisense 55" N7 4K Ultra HD Smart TV Worth $1,395 from Harvey Norman 40 1553 173 gnv9 2017-10-09
Win 1 of 5 Return Business Class Flights to a Destination of Choice for 2 Worth $24,000 from Helloworld/Etihad 40 1823 161 gnv9 2017-10-23
Win $10,000 Cash from Nine Network 40 1822 136 gnv9 2017-10-21
Win a $7500 Milwaukee Tools Prize Pack from Shannons 37 953 132 Smalot11 2017-10-07
Win a Mitsubishi Outlander Worth $47,500 from Nine Network Australia 33 1798 116 Katie2014 2017-10-22
Win a Volkswagen Amarok V6 Sportline etc Worth $102,299 or 1 of 5 Minor Prizes from Pat Callinan Media 32 1564 138 gnv9 2017-10-18
Win 1 of 2 Nintendo Switch Super Mario Odyssey Bundles Worth $549 from Harvey Norman 32 1132 117 gnv9 2017-10-25

Most Popular Competitions (by clicks)

Comp Votes Clicks Entered User Posted
Win a VW Tiguan Worth $54,990 from Nine Network 46 11476 131 micksick66 2017-10-02
Win 1 of 5 Return Business Class Flights to a Destination of Choice for 2 Worth $24,000 from Helloworld/Etihad 40 1823 161 gnv9 2017-10-23
Win $10,000 Cash from Nine Network 40 1822 136 gnv9 2017-10-21
Win a Mitsubishi Outlander Worth $47,500 from Nine Network Australia 33 1798 116 Katie2014 2017-10-22
Win a Nintendo Switch Worth $469 from UNIQLO 48 1770 173 gnv9 2017-10-09
Win a Volkswagen Amarok V6 Sportline etc Worth $102,299 or 1 of 5 Minor Prizes from Pat Callinan Media 32 1564 138 gnv9 2017-10-18
Win a Hisense 55" N7 4K Ultra HD Smart TV Worth $1,395 from Harvey Norman 40 1553 173 gnv9 2017-10-09
Win The Trip of a Liftime Worth $59,000 from Network Ten 19 1479 70 Phalaxis 2017-10-06
Win 1 of 3 Hyundai Kona SUVs Worth $27,000 or 1 of 8,185 Other Prizes from Hyundai 18 1424 62 gnv9 2017-10-21
Win a $3,300 Fuel Card or 1 of 100 $20 Fuel Cards from Caltex 43 1409 169 Smalot11 2017-10-06
  • Competition Pageviews: 434,420 | September: 394,030 (+10.25%)
  • Comps Posted: 1039 (Highest ever!) | September: 863
  • Comps Won: 86 | September: 94

  • Biggest Winner

LG Home Cinema Packages Worth $9,197


Other stats

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

  1. Jobs Where You Can Make over 100K a Year? - 43,834
  2. Who Here Has a Passive Income? if So What Is It? - 37,943
  3. [Price Error] Logitech Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 - Phantom $19 (was $169) @ The Good Guys - 34,021
  4. The Vet Lost My Dog [Has Been Found] - 31,921
  5. How to Sell Baby Formula Online? - 25,501

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

  1. List of Birthday Deals/Frebies - 12,490
  2. List of Cheap Chinese Online Buying sites - 4,420
  3. Cards with No Overseas Transaction Fees - 1,829
  4. List of Price Comparison Websites - 1,635
  5. Credit Card Guide - 729

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

  1. Dominos - 128,081
  2. eBay - 112,470
  3. Pizza Hut - 23,014
  4. Woolworths - 17,765
  5. Hungry Jacks - 16,221

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

Store Count Avg Vote
GearBest 134 64.18
The Good Guys 82 28.37
Woolworths 64 39.36
Coles 53 46.11
Myer 50 31.62
Harvey Norman 43 23.47
Amazon 41 28.02
JB Hi-Fi 41 23.71
Banggood 40 28.30
Zapals 39 50.00

Top 10 most subscribed to stores

Store # of subscribers
I Want That Flight 664
American Express Cashback Offers 489
eBay 299
American Express 284
Specsavers 220
DeliveryHero 204
Telstra 170
Woolworths 149
Uniqlo 144
JB Hi-Fi 142

Top 10 Search Alerts

Query Count
nintendo switch 394
lego 227
sonos 168
dyson 159
eneloop 155
japan 152
amex 148
ps4 148
qc35 138
xiaomi 129

Top 5 sites referring traffic to OzBargain (sessions)

  1. Facebook - 109,818
  2. Whirlpool Forums - 107,826
  3. Oursteps - 55,051
  4. MSN - 37,719
  5. Twitter - 37,524

Top Browsers (by Sessions)

  1. Chrome 57.96%
  2. Safari 25.21%
  3. Firefox 6.37%
  4. Samsung Interet 3.47%
  5. Internet Explorer 2.17%

Everything else

Real time stats from our wiki
2017: Jan - Feb - Mar - Apr - May - June - July - Aug & Sept
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

Comments

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    Top Browsers (by Sessions)

    5 - Internet Explorer 2.17%

    Disturbing.

  • +4 votes

    i think i was banned last month

  • +1 vote

    November stats should be fun, feels like there'll be a few "highest ever"s.

    • +2 votes

      Yeah, I think you're right. We've been getting slammed with traffic and deals today and yesterday.

    • +5 votes

      Broke "highest ever" number of sessions in a day 3 times in November. Click Frenzy (Tues 14th) beat Boxing Day last year (previous record holder), Black Friday Eve (Thur 23rd) beat that, and Black Friday itself (Fri 24th) has doubled our average weekday traffic. Moreover, 448 deals got posted on the day, 391 were published, and 106 deals were posted by store reps. Very hectic.

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