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

December was a busy month with Boxing Day and the lead up to Christmas which marked our busiest month ever in terms of traffic (12,476,792 sessions, 41,218,012 pageviews). However, interestingly Black Friday beat out Boxing Day in terms to traffic. We did 2.41m pageviews on Boxing Day, up 47.25% from last year. However not as big as Black Friday of 2.46m. graph

I'm not the only one doing stats around here. Courtesy of BlazinPast, the graph plots Xiaomi deals by month.

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Just a reminder, if there is a bug, feature or general comment you want to make, please do so on the Comments / Feedback / Suggestions Thread 2018. Most of the features you see today were because a member had requested it.

Coming up: January and February are the slowest bargain months of the year (awaits annual "no bargains" post). Feb 15 16 is Chinese New Year so expect some good deals from Chinese sites around that time. However, it's also a time when many China based companies shut down so don't be in any rush to get your item or expect a quick response from support. I'll be doing the 2017 Zeitgeist (see 2016) + an updated post for our 2018 goals/improving the OzBargain environment soon(ish).


Site Updates of Interest (Not a full list)

  • Strip uploaded images of any metadata. e.g. location.
  • Add option:nocomment to node search options to not match search keywords in comments.
  • Fix bug where clicking on comp entry req tag goes to comps filtered by exclusion of tag instead of inclusion
  • Mods and power users to indicate grey import in titles from Australian stores. We've had deals coming from Australian shops recently with grey import stock. Best to mention this title (e.g. Shopmonk)
  • Freebies from charities not permitted. Discussion.
  • Inappropriate comment removal will now come with warning. Bans if too many.
  • If mods not available to deal with a inflammatory deal, will either remove all grey area comments pending review or kill the deal pending later review. For both above, discussion.
Members

Members of the Month

December 2017

Winners from last month:

  • sasto who posted the deal of the month, eBay 10% off Boxing Day Sale (that had a late start and early finish). Nevertheless it was still the biggest deal of the month spawning 80+ related deals.

  • gnv9 stays undefeated as the competition queen on OzBargain, posting the most popular comp of the month, Win 1 of 3 Sennheiser Prize Packs from Qantas, and 377 other competitions she shared with average +9.86 votes.

  • nocure for posting the most deals in December 2017 (50) and getting the most deals on the OzBargain front page (38). Most popular being 20% off Tech stores at eBay getting +471 votes.

  • As the last award for 2017, I thought we shall award the most contributed new user in 2017, and that prize goes to pfaftle. praftle signed up to OzBargain on 17 February 2017, and over the 10 and half months posted 1139 competitions and 2,826 comments, became a Power User on 8 August and edited 501 times.

Congratulations!

-Scotty

See more about members of the month

Moderation Stats:

  • Reports: 4389 (avg: 1 report every ~10 minutes)
  • Deals Removed: 486 ( 3250 published) —- Forum Posts Removed: 129 ( 1298 published)
    • Reasons:
      • Duplicate - 285
      • SPAM - 33
      • No Bargains Listed - 45
      • Sockpuppeting - 26
      • Referral SPAM - 34
      • Insufficient Quantity - 16
      • Requested by OP - 40
      • Not Available to Australia - 13
      • Out of stock on posting - 5
      • Expired on Posting - 10
      • Combine Posts - 8
      • Unobtainable Deal - 8
      • Deal doesn't meet eBay posting guidelines - 4
      • Circumventing Ban - 7
      • Everything else - 129

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

User Deals Avg Vote
nocure 50 64.18
save50 45 26.29
easternculture 43 46.09
TRENT86 33 69.79
monty.melb 33 34.73
tightarse 32 174.88
Clear 26 62.27
doweyy 24 129.00
neil 23 29.35
grababargain 18 23.89

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

User Deals Avg Vote
xev 10 37.70
Type40Tardis 6 15.83
DonnyPizzaBoy 3 97.67
Reidyy123 3 40.00
cbrbargain 3 33.00
johnnyrocket 3 25.67
Thebigmj 3 8.33
jAyKEbAb 3 5.33
WoodlensAU 3 1.00
buku 2 45.50

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

User Deals Avg Vote
nocure 38 79.08
tightarse 32 174.88
doweyy 23 133.65
easternculture 23 74.96
Clear 20 75.55
TRENT86 19 108.79
hamza23 14 91.57
monty.melb 14 63.93
save50 11 77.82
headphonejack 9 133.56

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

User Deals Avg Vote Comments Comments (Not OP)
Clear 7 65.71 411 230
gearbest 4 64.75 63 5
lyl 4 60.50 86 11
MiniInTheBox 3 110.67 292 176
IWantThatFlight 3 63.00 2 0
tightarse 2 256.50 107 31
flightscout 2 72.00 16 0
sm007h 2 68.00 98 14
zapals 2 53.00 9 1
theomelette 1 517.00 1 0

Most Competitions posted by users (Top 10)

User Comps Avg Vote
gnv9 378 9.83
Katie2014 152 3.88
djk 61 2.80
pfaftle 51 4.47
crumble 27 4.41
Phalaxis 24 10.38
neil 13 2.38
sss333 12 4.42
jamesjames 8 0.75
mybondisummer 7 0.14

Most Edits by a Power User

User Edits Uniques
Baysew 215 209
dasher86 132 131
Spackbace 111 107
gnv9 75 67
pfaftle 72 68
tonester 58 50
petestrash 46 45
Make it so 42 40
TakaHas 42 42
doweyy 38 38
Comments

Top 10 Commenters (# of comments, votes)

User Comments Avg Vote +5's +15's -5's -15's
Scab 1027 2.04 126 21 15 1
PJC 902 1.26 33 0 0 0
jv 663 1.08 76 12 23 5
doweyy 445 1.58 44 4 0 0
Clear 407 1.29 36 1 0 0
lostn 399 0.47 13 1 4 0
0blivion 393 2.29 54 12 0 0
pennypincher98 389 0.58 9 0 1 0
MathNerd 381 0.92 16 1 2 0
Diji1 380 1.00 34 5 8 2

Top 10 positively voted comments

Comment Votes User Posted
I can't imagine arguing with 416 Ryanek 2017-12-21
Good morals and strong 270 scrambledeggs 2017-12-09
You don't know the pleasure 212 sheepdog 2017-12-17
Try a larger target or move 200 jimmej 2017-12-03
well you made yourself 198 overlook 2017-12-28
Victoria's soft justice 160 gaz3342 2017-12-12
omg. they are your siblings. 154 PissLUR 2017-12-21
You paid for the item. Why 143 Flying Ace 2017-12-16
Seems OP is the one causing 139 ThithLord 2017-12-21
Not everyone has the money 130 Halo375 2017-12-31

Top 10 negatively voted comments

Comment Votes User Posted
Only human kind could take -121 TheDukeOfNukem 2017-12-17
My biggest purchases were an -110 LadyCocoa1234 2017-12-28
I don't see it as doing them -82 SenorUmberto 2017-12-21
How ignorant of you. -70 Yamai 2017-12-03
What kind of potential -68 Sshanaz 2017-12-28
pleasure of taking a dump -65 jv 2017-12-17
So you post a deal and make -64 Bluberry 2017-12-28
Kids these days…You don't -58 missosoup 2017-12-15
You're missing out on all -57 missosoup 2017-12-15
"I'm not racist but…" -56 brazen00 2017-12-12

Top 10 controversial comments

Comment +Votes -Votes User Posted
To be fair, you have to have 37 35 mopo 2017-12-21
Should not be on here please 30 31 Bargaphile 2017-12-12
I'm just doing the job that 17 18 kerfuffle 2017-12-21
I have no idea why people 17 16 Burnertoasty 2017-12-15
Discounted bulk sugar and 16 14 Scab 2017-12-27
A great man, by the name of 16 15 TheDukeOfNukem 2017-12-31
@gmail92: He should, but 13 13 kerfuffle 2017-12-21
@bobbified: The plural of 13 12 brazen00 2017-12-12
"Perfect for kids" when 12 12 dynamike 2017-12-15
Who knows, have we been 12 14 Diji1 2017-12-31

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

Comment +Votes -Votes User Posted
Completely agree with a 61 76 imurgod 2017-12-09
That's because - stay with 61 58 brazen00 2017-12-12
To be fair, you have to have 37 35 mopo 2017-12-21
Should not be on here please 30 31 Bargaphile 2017-12-12
Samsung also has better 22 19 hmtk 2017-12-29
@smuggler: So having an 21 25 Bargaphile 2017-12-12
I'm just doing the job that 17 18 kerfuffle 2017-12-21
I have no idea why people 17 16 Burnertoasty 2017-12-15
@Jackson:So, if Solar is a 17 20 Brictoria 2017-12-13
Discounted bulk sugar and 16 14 Scab 2017-12-27

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
20% off at The Good Guys eBay [eg GoPro Hero 5 Black $317.60, Kindle PW $123.20, LG OLED55B7T $1996, Galaxy S8+ Gold $853.6 C&C] 425 doweyy 2017-12-18 7.20
Cashrewards Launches eGift Card Portal: Jetstar 3%, EB 5%, Boost 5%, SCA 5%, Myer 3%, Rebel 5%, Hoyts 5%, BCF 5%, WISH 5% + More 420 tightarse 2017-12-07 7.58
eBay Boxing Day Sale - 10% off Min Purchase $75 799 sasto 2017-12-25 9.75
20% off Selected Stores @ eBay (Futu, Dell, Grays, Allphones, Sony + More) 470 nocure 2017-12-20 10.23
AmEx: McDonald's Spend $15 or More Get $5 Back 488 Looser 2017-12-05 11.37
AmEx Statement Credit: Get 10% Back, up to $100 on Amazon.com.au or in-App 659 forrester 2017-12-21 12.52
Lychees $9.90/kg @Coles 315 BrainSand 2017-12-19 12.92
Google Home Mini $43.20 Free C&C @ The Good Guys eBay 250 stuhtb 2017-12-18 13.93
[OzBargain's 11th Birthday] 11% off Sitewide @ Mobileciti / Wireless1 / JW Computers (Ends Midnight AEDT) 250 tightarse 2017-12-12 14.32
$10 off $60, $15 off $80, $20 off $100 Spend @ Myer (Stackable so $45 off $100 Spend) 464 doweyy 2017-12-20 14.65

Top 10 fastest deals to 100 votes

Deal Votes User Posted Mins to +100
eBay Boxing Day Sale - 10% off Min Purchase $75 799 sasto 2017-12-25 30.17
AmEx Statement Credit: Get 10% Back, up to $100 on Amazon.com.au or in-App 659 forrester 2017-12-21 30.73
AmEx: McDonald's Spend $15 or More Get $5 Back 488 Looser 2017-12-05 33.17
Cashrewards Launches eGift Card Portal: Jetstar 3%, EB 5%, Boost 5%, SCA 5%, Myer 3%, Rebel 5%, Hoyts 5%, BCF 5%, WISH 5% + More 420 tightarse 2017-12-07 37.13
Google Home Mini - 3 for $78 at The Good Guys Online 763 ausvicee 2018-01-01 39.02
$10 off $60, $15 off $80, $20 off $100 Spend @ Myer (Stackable so $45 off $100 Spend) 464 doweyy 2017-12-20 39.38
20% off at The Good Guys eBay [eg GoPro Hero 5 Black $317.60, Kindle PW $123.20, LG OLED55B7T $1996, Galaxy S8+ Gold $853.6 C&C] 425 doweyy 2017-12-18 46.50
20% off Selected Stores @ eBay (Futu, Dell, Grays, Allphones, Sony + More) 470 nocure 2017-12-20 47.07
Lychees $9.90/kg @Coles 315 BrainSand 2017-12-19 62.92
25-in-1 Screwdriver Wallet Kit USD $0.74 (AUD $0.98) Delivered @ Gearbest 174 tightarse 2017-12-08 63.08

Top 10 most popular deals by votes

Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
eBay Boxing Day Sale - 10% off Min Purchase $75 799 14383 sasto 2017-12-25
Google Home Mini - 3 for $78 at The Good Guys Online 763 18505 ausvicee 2018-01-01
[PC] Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag $0 @ Ubisoft 682 8625 tightarse 2017-12-05
AmEx Statement Credit: Get 10% Back, up to $100 on Amazon.com.au or in-App 659 18826 forrester 2017-12-21
AmEx Statement Credits: 7-Eleven, Witchery, First Choice Liquor Online, Travel Essentials Offer 608 5235 forumninja 2017-12-01
15% off Xbox Live Currency, JB Hi-Fi, Kogan, Supercheap Auto, Rebel & BCF Gift Cards @ PayPal Digital Gifts on eBay 517 22104 theomelette 2017-12-18
AmEx: McDonald's Spend $15 or More Get $5 Back 488 5129 Looser 2017-12-05
Free Game: Company Of Heroes 2 (PC Game, Steam Key) from HumbleBundle 472 7765 NGPriest 2017-12-15
20% off Selected Stores @ eBay (Futu, Dell, Grays, Allphones, Sony + More) 470 20531 nocure 2017-12-20
$10 off $60, $15 off $80, $20 off $100 Spend @ Myer (Stackable so $45 off $100 Spend) 464 10379 doweyy 2017-12-20

Top 10 most popular deals by clicks

Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
15% off Xbox Live Currency, JB Hi-Fi, Kogan, Supercheap Auto, Rebel & BCF Gift Cards @ PayPal Digital Gifts on eBay 517 22104 theomelette 2017-12-18
Jetstar Boxing Day Sale: One Way Domestic from $29, One Way International from $99 113 21250 tightarse 2017-12-26
20% off Selected Stores @ eBay (Futu, Dell, Grays, Allphones, Sony + More) 470 20531 nocure 2017-12-20
2x Google Home Mini for $74 @ Harvey Norman 371 19141 tntman 2017-12-24
AmEx Statement Credit: Get 10% Back, up to $100 on Amazon.com.au or in-App 659 18826 forrester 2017-12-21
Ben Sherman 50% off Sitewide 141 18723 Cicuta 2017-12-26
Google Home Mini - 3 for $78 at The Good Guys Online 763 18505 ausvicee 2018-01-01
20% off at The Good Guys eBay [eg GoPro Hero 5 Black $317.60, Kindle PW $123.20, LG OLED55B7T $1996, Galaxy S8+ Gold $853.6 C&C] 425 17522 doweyy 2017-12-18
Samsung Galaxy S8 / iPhone 8 20GB $59 Per Month with Optus 328 16541 mattthematt 2017-12-09
50% off Last Chance Clearance Items @ Target Online (Edge to Edge Blazer $9.50) 78 14686 headphonejack 2017-12-28

Top 5 most popular deals by traffic (in pageviews)

  1. eBay Boxing Day Sale - 10% off Min Purchase $75) - 93,586
  2. 20% off Selected Stores @ eBay (Futu, Dell, Grays, Allphones, Sony + More) - 80,576
  3. 15% off Xbox Live Currency, JB Hi-Fi, Kogan, Supercheap Auto, Rebel & BCF Gift Cards @ PayPal Digital Gifts on eBay - 70,173
  4. $10 off $60, $15 off $80, $20 off $100 Spend @ Myer (Stackable so $45 off $100 Spend) - 62,892
  5. Samsung Galaxy S8 / iPhone 8 20GB $59 Per Month with Optus - 59,733

Most Popular Deals by Category

Category Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
Automotive Minimum 25% off Storewide @ Supercheap Auto 196 7041 hamza23 2017-12-25
Books & Magazines Brisbane City Council Library Amnesty 2017 - Fees Waived in Exchange for a Can of Food 125 222 Chris T 2017-12-04
Computing Free PDF Manager for Windows 10 (Save $44.95) on Microsoft App Store 217 5942 alvian 2017-12-15
Dining & Takeaway AmEx: McDonald's Spend $15 or More Get $5 Back 488 5129 Looser 2017-12-05
Education Mussila - Free (was $7.49) @ Google Play Store and iOS 177 4771 Superninja418 2017-12-28
Electrical & Electronics Google Home Mini - 3 for $78 at The Good Guys Online 763 18505 ausvicee 2018-01-01
Entertainment $0.99 Movie Rental @ Google Play 254 4629 headphonejack 2017-12-21
Fashion & Apparel AmEx Statement Credit: Myer Spend $75 or More, Get $15 Back 214 10014 Reveen 2017-12-13
Financial AmEx Statement Credits: 7-Eleven, Witchery, First Choice Liquor Online, Travel Essentials Offer 608 5235 forumninja 2017-12-01
Gaming [PC] Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag $0 @ Ubisoft 682 8625 tightarse 2017-12-05
Groceries Lychees $9.90/kg @Coles 315 1082 BrainSand 2017-12-19
Health & Beauty Xiaomi Mijia Smart Toilet Seat USD $299.99/AUD $403 (was $671.94 save 49%) @ GeekBuying 221 8462 YT13 2017-12-17
Home & Garden OzBargain Exclusive - Bosch ProPower BGL3PWERAU Barrel Vacuum $70 (Was $211) @ Appliances Online 266 7716 AppliancesOnline.com.au 2017-12-26
Internet TPG (also iiNet, Internode and most others?) NBN 25/5Mbps Users - Free Upgrade to 50/20Mbps 236 6062 cooperdog 2017-12-19
Mobile Kogan Mobile Data Upgrades on Selected Prepaid Mobile Plans (Small Now 2GB, Large Now 16GB, XL Now 23GB) (New and Exist. Cust) 434 7252 hogwarts 2017-12-11
Other eBay Boxing Day Sale - 10% off Min Purchase $75 799 14383 sasto 2017-12-25
Pets Free Fancy Feast 85g Tuna Florentine Can (Cat Food) 93 1883 hamza23 2017-12-26
Sports & Outdoors Australia v England Day 5 Cricket Test Match Gold Coin Entry. All Proceeds Donated to Sporting Chance Foundation @ Adelaide Oval 169 512 tightarse 2017-12-05
Toys & Kids Parrot Minidrone Hydrofoil $29 C&C , Parrot Minidrone Airborne Night $29 C&C @ JB Hi-Fi 139 5089 tightarse 2017-12-18
Travel 50% off Selected International Qantas Flight Rewards Using Qantas Points 223 4074 bandana 2017-12-01

Competitions

Most Popular Competitions (by votes)

Comp Votes Clicks Entered User Posted
Win 1 of 3 Sennheiser Prize Packs Worth $919 from Qantas 66 1811 178 gnv9 2017-12-15
Win an All 4 Adventure Package incl an Isuzu D-MAX Ute Worth $227,281 from Park Bligh Pty Ltd 52 1445 101 gnv9 2017-12-13
Win 1 of 19 Prizes Worth Up to $999 from Harvey Norman's Christmas Giveaway 40 1624 145 gnv9 2017-12-06
Win Daily Prizes from Cashrewards 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway 39 1974 104 kosh52 2017-12-13
Win an iPhone X 256GB Silver Handset Worth $1,829 from AMP Life 38 1355 135 gnv9 2017-12-06
Win The Ultimate NETGEAR Pack Worth $4,653 from Scorptec Computers 38 939 93 Phalaxis 2017-12-11
Win 1 of 12 Prizes from Betta's 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway 36 1227 117 gnv9 2017-12-01
Win $10,000 from Nine Network 31 1590 120 Phalaxis 2017-12-29
Win 1 of 20 Christmas Prize Packs Worth Up to $349.09 from Roadshow 29 846 89 gnv9 2017-12-11
Win 1 of 24 Prizes from Fantastic Furniture's 24 Days of Christmas Giveaway 28 1542 94 gnv9 2017-12-01

Most Popular Competitions (by clicks)

Comp Votes Clicks Entered User Posted
Win Daily Prizes from Cashrewards 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway 39 1974 104 kosh52 2017-12-13
Win 1 of 3 Sennheiser Prize Packs Worth $919 from Qantas 66 1811 178 gnv9 2017-12-15
Win 1 of 19 Prizes Worth Up to $999 from Harvey Norman's Christmas Giveaway 40 1624 145 gnv9 2017-12-06
Win $10,000 from Nine Network 31 1590 120 Phalaxis 2017-12-29
Win 1 of 24 Prizes from Fantastic Furniture's 24 Days of Christmas Giveaway 28 1542 94 gnv9 2017-12-01
Win 1 of 24 Holidays in Denmark Worth $6,570 from VisitDenmark 22 1508 69 gnv9 2017-12-02
Win an All 4 Adventure Package incl an Isuzu D-MAX Ute Worth $227,281 from Park Bligh Pty Ltd 52 1445 101 gnv9 2017-12-13
Win 1 of 12 Prizes Worth Up to $999.95 from Super A-Mart's 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway 24 1370 89 gnv9 2017-12-11
Win an iPhone X 256GB Silver Handset Worth $1,829 from AMP Life 38 1355 135 gnv9 2017-12-06
Win the Ultimate Ashes Experience for 2 Worth $6,560 from Nine Network 12 1303 43 gnv9 2017-12-04
  • Competition Pageviews: 462,381 | November: 506,471 (-8.71%)
  • Comps Posted: 846 | November: 1028
  • Comps Won: 187 | November: 217

  • Biggest Winner

A trip to ABC's New Year's Eve Countdown Concert for 4 people valued at $5,150


Other stats

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

  1. Bitcoin is over $15000 USD - 42,735
  2. Bitcoin down 33% - selling or holding? - 39,182
  3. Amazon Australia Launched (Was: Amazon Showing Recommended Products with Prices) - 34,101
  4. Dispute with Siblings over How to Split Price of Gift - 29,376
  5. Passive Income from Crypto - 28,626

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

  1. List of Birthday Deals/Frebies - 12,473
  2. List of Cheap Chinese Online Buying sites - 3,824
  3. Discounted eGift Cards - 2,273
  4. List of Price Comparison Websites - 2,205
  5. Cards with No Overseas Transaction Fees - 1,693

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

  1. Dominos - 145,518
  2. eBay - 90,794
  3. JB Hi-Fi - 22,624
  4. Pizza Hut - 21,051
  5. Uber Eats - 18,110

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

Store Count Avg Vote
JB Hi-Fi 140 35.06
GearBest 105 41.21
Harvey Norman 101 30.28
The Good Guys 101 54.84
Zapals 74 42.39
LightInTheBox 63 54.37
Amazon 61 25.23
Amazon Australia 58 43.50
BIG W 49 32.08
Woolworths 47 40.13

Top 10 most subscribed to stores

Store # of subscribers
American Express Cashback Offers 658
I Want That Flight 653
eBay 310
American Express 296
Specsavers 240
Gearbest 201
DeliveryHero 199
Telstra 161
Uniqlo 156
Woolworths 149

Top 10 Search Alerts

Query Count
nintendo switch 482
lego 241
xiaomi 186
amex 181
dyson 180
ps4 173
sonos 168
eneloop 166
japan 157
ebay 149

Top 5 sites referring traffic to OzBargain (sessions)

  1. Whirlpool Forums - 124,457
  2. Facebook - 104,697
  3. googleapis.com - 96,075 (Google/Google Now/Android recommended stories)
  4. Twitter - 42,058
  5. Oursteps - 39,332

Top Browsers (by Sessions)

  1. Chrome 58.40%
  2. Safari 27.54%
  3. Firefox 5.32%
  4. Samsung Interet 2.53%
  5. Internet Explorer 1.74%

Everything else

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

  • +4 votes

    What an absolute legend pfaftle is! Great choice Neil and thanks for the stats once again!

    Insanely surprised that TGG deal got 1st to the front page, thought the Boxing Day Deal would’ve beat it easily.

  • +1 vote
    Store Count Avg Vote
    JB Hi-Fi 140 35.06
    GearBest 105 41.21
    Harvey Norman 101 30.28
    The Good Guys 101 54.84

    Amazon who? ;)

  •  

    I always find it interesting how the same people are the top 10 upvoted, but the most clicked are a very different bunch altogether. Voting blocks suck.

    • +3 votes

      I think we need to find you a bargain on tin foil.

      •  

        The stats tell the story. When someone starts telling me I need a tin foil hat usually means Im on the right path.

        • +5 votes

          It's certainly an interesting statistic no doubt. Voting blocks do happen but have a minor role in the overall votes for a deal. There is also an influencer factor. It's more prevalent on other forms of social media like Instagram however there are certain members that carry trust who have proven track records of good deals. The same thing happens on the other end with L platers and more often reps.

          However, I think the reason may be simpler and it's if you need to click through to deal to figure out the deal. The top voted deal eBay Boxing Day Sale - 10% off Min Purchase $75 isn't very necessary to click through as it's anything on eBay. I didn't click through to see the deal.

          In comparison, the 2nd top clicked through deal that wasn't on the top 10 voted list is Jetstar Boxing Day Sale: One Way Domestic from $29, One Way International from $99. There were only a handful of destinations with prices listed on the deal so you had to click through to Jetstar's site to check out all the deals leaving from your city. I clicked through to check out the Melbourne deals.

          The Target 50% off clearance one is interesting with only 75 votes but 14,000 clicks. Again, you'd have to click through to see all the items on clearance. When the deal was posted I clicked through to look at the clearance stuff but couldn't find anything interesting.

          I'm sure there is some marketing term where a store advertises a sale but is vague enough that you'll have to actually check the store for bargains.

  • +2 votes

    Glad to see I'm getting back ontop with front page deals. Gotta keep unseating Miss Sunny :)

  • +1 vote

    I also have to say 23 deals last month alongside everything else, awesome work Neil!

    • +1 vote

      you've had a great month a gain. High quality deals!
      Thanks

  • +1 vote

    I forgot to add another item of interest. 3 of 5 of the most trafficked forum posts are bitcoin related which I suppose correlates with the huge interest in lots of these crytocurrencies by Australians.

  •  

    Isnt Chinese New Year 16 Feb this year?
    https://www.google.com.au/search?q=cny+2018

  • +2 votes

    eneloop - 166 searches

    Typical ozbargain.

  • +1 vote

    Top Browsers (by Sessions)

    Chrome 58.40%
    Safari 27.54%
    Firefox 5.32% 
    Samsung Interet 2.53%
    Internet Explorer 1.74%
    

    Interesting,
    lots of apple users.
    Firefox alot lower then expected.
    people still use IE.

    • +1 vote

      <3 IE. There are actual legit reasons why IE is still used, but Chrome all the way for me.

    • +2 votes

      Do note that more than 1/2 of traffic on OzBargain comes from mobile devices. So the gain on Chrome & Safari are likely coming from Android and iOS devices.

  • +1 vote

    I like how a few of the most upvoted, most downvoted, and most controversial comments were in a thread that got deleted for "too many shit comments"

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