Updates, Top Deals, Comments, Forum Posts, Members of The Month + Other Stats [October 2018]

November and December are our busiest months. Here is what we have coming up:


  • Last month we spoke about Amazon Spam (Spamazon) from reps. We created a thread took feedback and have banned overseas reps which seems to have improved the situation but will follow up with stats in December.
  • Our Click Frenzy page experienced a 176% increase in traffic from last year. It also helped that their site went down for a bit.
  • The Click Frenzy discussion page which was mostly about people trying to score the cheap Nintendo Switches, Apple Watches etc. increased 95% from last year.

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Site Updates of Interest (Not a full list)

  • Remove google plus link on store pages as they are shutting G+ down.
  • Automatically parse instagram handles from URL (helpful for IG competitions).
  • Automatically parse YouTube channel/usernames from URL (also useful for comps).
  • Experiment code for new front page algorithm. (Discussed before but useful to tamp down the busy days and conversely bring up deals on slow days. Still testing.)
  • Close AMA threads after 2 weeks or 72 hours of last comment, whichever comes later.
Members

Members of the Month

October 2018

Congratulations!

-Scotty

See more about members of the month

Moderation Stats:

  • Reports from users: 3988 (avg: 1 report every ~11 minutes) || September 2018: 3913 || October 2017: 3734
  • Deals Removed: 412 (3124 published) —- Forum Posts Removed: 101 (1279 published) — Competition Posts Removed: 25 (800 published)

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

User Deals Avg Vote
chibot 174 56.07
Being Askhole 148 39.97
nocure 87 58.02
save50 84 15.06
Lysander 47 17.09
beatthatflight 32 25.47
tightarse 26 239.96
bonky 21 43.48
adr8 20 28.50
neil 19 32.05

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

User Deals Avg Vote
luketechfast 5 22.20
retain222 3 23.67
Wired 3 23.33
crayola 3 4.67
Jacksergey 3 0.67
phuc9797 2 161.00
Nooni 2 49.00
Seqwool 2 20.00
Dave075 2 10.00
WhitsundaysDeals 2 6.00

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

User Deals Avg Vote
chibot 97 89.62
Being Askhole 62 74.53
nocure 60 76.35
tightarse 26 239.96
doweyy 12 192.25
headphonejack 10 130.20
xev 10 64.90
save50 10 56.40
WatchNerd 9 72.44
Snacky 8 107.00

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

User Deals Avg Vote Comments Comments (Not OP)
xev 8 71.62 313 107
tightarse 4 305.25 102 25
lyl 4 76.50 13 1
IWantThatFlight 4 67.25 3 0
gotyourback 3 173.00 88 27
Clear 3 83.00 354 308
addictedtoaudio 2 230.00 14 0
HunterOfBargains20 2 118.00 23 0
TheGamesmen 2 109.50 31 0
flightscout 2 93.00 6 1

Most Competitions posted by users (Top 10)

User Comps Avg Vote
gnv9 449 17.34
Katie2014 133 5.74
pvikkles 35 7.09
altomic 15 5.80
sss333 13 5.00
dylo 12 5.58
Smalot11 11 21.91
Phalaxis 10 13.10
queenietan 6 7.33
Sascan 5 11.60

Most Edits by a Power User

User Edits Uniques
alvian 459 432
Baysew 229 223
gnv9 86 86
doweyy 86 79
tonester 60 52
Steptoe 38 32
DuckKnight 37 37
dasher86 17 17
BarginHunter 15 15
O O 15 14
Comments

Top 10 Commenters (# of comments, votes)

User Comments Avg Vote +5's +15's -5's -15's
HighAndDry 1221 1.63 122 23 12 3
jv 925 0.54 62 11 45 3
PJC 636 0.77 14 1 1 0
dm01 579 1.34 38 8 8 0
Scrooge McDuck 386 4.39 89 18 3 0
tshow 371 3.02 52 13 3 0
try2bhelpful 353 1.05 21 2 0 0
Clear 346 1.17 21 2 0 0
Diji1 314 0.68 17 1 8 0
altomic 311 2.47 52 9 0 0

Top 10 positively voted comments

Comment Votes User Posted
Best during date. 287 strangeloops66 2018-10-27
Forget breeders and adopt a 246 Scrooge McDuck 2018-10-08
Search Link. 187 BlazinPast 2018-10-22
What he means is you usually 165 Andweeb 2018-10-24
Perfectly legal. It's their 153 HighAndDry 2018-10-08
Hiding funny posts is 147 whooah1979 2018-10-03
$2,359 140 phunkydude 2018-10-05
This is why you must have 138 tshow 2018-10-10
Bricks and Mortar stores 132 Scrooge McDuck 2018-10-09
Acer Predator XB271HU - 27" 129 mortgagebroker 2018-10-22

Top 10 negatively voted comments

Comment Votes User Posted
Thanks. Thats in general. -107 D6C1 2018-10-08
Why? Apart from being their -90 D6C1 2018-10-08
that still takes more effort -88 Savas 2018-10-28
It isn't about having -86 Quantumcat 2018-10-05
why spend all day on -64 Savas 2018-10-28
how is that annoying? -60 Savas 2018-10-28
Except that my fist will -51 dasher86 2018-10-16
Never pay a dime, they will -48 srhardy 2018-10-14
I'm looking for bargains on -48 iforgotmysocks 2018-10-22
*Myers Triggered -48 Bellpop 2018-10-05

Top 10 controversial comments

Comment +Votes -Votes User Posted
3 years old compared to the 26 26 scynaz 2018-10-04
anyone who buys dogs from 17 18 terminal2k 2018-10-09
As someone who switched from 15 15 PainToad 2018-10-13
"Forget" to scan a few 14 15 Quantumcat 2018-10-28
Let me guess Chinese or 13 13 DaTa 2018-10-23
Wrong. You are basically 13 11 alikazi 2018-10-25
So much hassle for a dog 11 13 nahi11 2018-10-08
Ozbargain. Life is cheap. 1 11 11 syousef 2018-10-18
Do you guys really not like 10 10 AddNinja 2018-10-21
why link a dozen articles 10 8 Savas 2018-10-29

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

Comment +Votes -Votes User Posted
last time I left my 24 20 Savas 2018-10-28
anyone who buys dogs from 17 18 terminal2k 2018-10-09
For day to day use, it's 15 12 nurries 2018-10-06
So there’s nothing in the 15 18 bohdud 2018-10-22
"Forget" to scan a few 14 15 Quantumcat 2018-10-28
+1 An option also is to 13 16 Quantumcat 2018-10-03
Wrong. You are basically 13 11 alikazi 2018-10-25
So much hassle for a dog 11 13 nahi11 2018-10-08
why link a dozen articles 10 8 Savas 2018-10-29
Literally any android phone 10 9 Super Kami Dende 2018-10-30

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
20% off 33 Selected Stores @ eBay 362 tightarse 2018-10-15 6.08
20% off The Good Guys @ eBay 482 tightarse 2018-10-08 7.07
10% off Sitewide @ eBay (Min Spend $50, Max Discount $100, Monday 10am to Midnight) 621 tightarse 2018-10-07 7.98
Amazon Australia 10% Cashback (up from 6%) @ Cashrewards 332 tightarse 2018-10-24 8.32
$15 off ($49 Min Spend) on Eligible Orders @ Amazon AU (First Orders) 667 doweyy 2018-10-17 8.50
Amazon Australia 10% Cashback (up from 6%) @ Cashrewards (9PM - Midnight AEDT) 191 tightarse 2018-10-08 10.15
Samsung 860 EVO 1TB SSD $199 Delivered (Back Order) @ PC Case Gear 355 Lockster 2018-10-05 10.75
Flight Delay Pass with 28 Degrees Mastercard - Free Food and Lounge for Flight Delays over 2 Hours (Pre-Registration Required) 358 Schumi5 2018-10-30 10.77
eBay 5% off Sitewide ($50 Min Spend, Maximum 3 Transactions) 285 RichardL 2018-10-01 11.18
20% off The Good Guys eBay 206 nocure 2018-10-31 11.53

Top 10 fastest deals to 100 votes

Deal Votes User Posted Mins to +100
$15 off ($49 Min Spend) on Eligible Orders @ Amazon AU (First Orders) 667 doweyy 2018-10-17 25.57
$20 off Uber Eats Order (Existing Users) 613 red2001 2018-10-27 36.95
10% off Sitewide @ eBay (Min Spend $50, Max Discount $100, Monday 10am to Midnight) 621 tightarse 2018-10-07 41.57
[Existing Customers] Kogan Mobile Data Upgrades on Plan for this Cycle 327 adrenaline127 2018-10-18 42.00
20% off The Good Guys @ eBay 482 tightarse 2018-10-08 45.18
Samsung 860 EVO 1TB SSD $199 Delivered (Back Order) @ PC Case Gear 355 Lockster 2018-10-05 46.67
Bucket of Popcorn Chicken (80 Pieces) $10 @ KFC (Excludes Some QLD Stores) 515 aussie bob 2018-10-24 48.80
Cashrewards Launches VISA In-Store Card Linked Offers (eg Sony Spend $500, Get $60 Back) 487 tightarse 2018-10-15 54.37
Amazon Australia 10% Cashback (up from 6%) @ Cashrewards 332 tightarse 2018-10-24 57.78
20% off 33 Selected Stores @ eBay 362 tightarse 2018-10-15 58.32

Top 10 most popular deals by votes

Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
$15 off ($49 Min Spend) on Eligible Orders @ Amazon AU (First Orders) 667 5801 doweyy 2018-10-17
10% off Sitewide @ eBay (Min Spend $50, Max Discount $100, Monday 10am to Midnight) 621 5282 tightarse 2018-10-07
$20 off Uber Eats Order (Existing Users) 613 2701 red2001 2018-10-27
Bucket of Popcorn Chicken (80 Pieces) $10 @ KFC (Excludes Some QLD Stores) 515 6638 aussie bob 2018-10-24
Cashrewards Launches VISA In-Store Card Linked Offers (eg Sony Spend $500, Get $60 Back) 487 5707 tightarse 2018-10-15
20% off The Good Guys @ eBay 482 33166 tightarse 2018-10-08
[PS4, XB1] Red Dead Redemption 2 $47 Delivered @ Amazon App (First Order via App Only) 476 5852 alfawex 2018-10-17
Sony WH-1000XM3 Noise Cancelling Headphones $274 C&C (Or + Delivery) @ The Good Guys Commercial (Membership Required) 434 9540 doweyy 2018-10-28
G'day Rewards 2yr Membership FREE (Normally $40) 418 9382 CrocDundee 2018-10-14
$2 Big Mac, $1 Large Fries, 24 Nuggets $8, $4 Cheeseburger, $1.50 McFlurry, $1 Lrge Thickshake + More @ McDonald's via App (Nov) 416 12630 nxllson 2018-10-08

Top 10 most popular deals by clicks

Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
Hungry Jack's Vouchers - Valid until Monday 17th December 2018 383 47838 wc 2018-10-01
20% off The Good Guys @ eBay 482 33166 tightarse 2018-10-08
Up to 70% off Clearance Sale at Myer 131 29975 ameebaro 2018-10-05
Lifetime Storage Locker $39.99 (Was $155) @ Bunnings 77 26207 miller0 2018-10-14
Freestanding Retro Arcade Machine - Rampage or Street Fighter II $499 , Cocoon 3D Printer $299 @ ALDI 220 21189 paulj13 2018-10-23
20% off The Good Guys eBay 206 19986 nocure 2018-10-31
Telstra $45pm for 12m with 50GB & $200 JB Gift Card or $65pm for 24m with 80GB & $300/$500 Credit for Phone Purchase @ JB Hi-Fi 352 18673 fastzoomzoom 2018-10-05
[VIC] Nike Employee Store Abbottsford Moving Sale - Open to The Public 89 16657 mattxland 2018-10-13
RM Williams Chelsea Boots £175 + £4.99 Shipping (~AU $332) @ Collier Bristow 168 15973 StrawberryCrown 2018-10-15
Personalized Weet-Bix Bowl $10 Shipped from Weet-Bix 200 14416 ltwinter 2018-10-17

Top 5 most popular deals by traffic (in pageviews)

  1. 20% off The Good Guys @ eBay - 74,983
  2. Telstra $45pm for 12m with 50GB & $200 JB Gift Card or $65pm for 24m with 80GB & $300/$500 Credit for Phone Purchase @ JB Hi-Fi - 73,386
  3. Sony WH-1000XM3 Noise Cancelling Headphones $274 C&C (Or + Delivery) @ The Good Guys Commercial (Membership Required) - 69,467
  4. 20% off 33 Selected Stores @ eBay - 58,151
  5. Up to 70% off Clearance Sale at Myer - 49,114

Most Popular Deals by Category

Category Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
Automotive 20% off RRP Storewide @ Supercheap Auto (Online & In-Store - Saturday) 165 3281 tightarse 2018-10-18
Books & Magazines Free - Two eBooks & Six Audiobooks on Learning Japanese @ Amazon AU/US 154 954 chibot 2018-10-02
Computing Samsung 860 EVO 1TB SSD $199 Delivered (Back Order) @ PC Case Gear 355 5330 Lockster 2018-10-05
Dining & Takeaway $20 off Uber Eats Order (Existing Users) 613 2701 red2001 2018-10-27
Education 225x Free $0 Courses @ Udemy Online Courses (All Links inside Post) 230 1419 doweyy 2018-10-20
Electrical & Electronics Sony WH-1000XM3 Noise Cancelling Headphones $274 C&C (Or + Delivery) @ The Good Guys Commercial (Membership Required) 434 9540 doweyy 2018-10-28
Entertainment [Amazon Prime] Free Ad-Free Listening (up to 40 Hours/Month) on Amazon Music 350 1991 pretz 2018-10-18
Fashion & Apparel [Registration Capped] AmEx Statement Credit: H&M (Spend $80, Get $20 Back) 363 3154 Ricky83 2018-10-16
Financial AmEx Statement Credit: Kogan Online (Spend $100 or More, Get $20 Back) 378 2811 forumninja 2018-10-31
Gaming [PS4, XB1] Red Dead Redemption 2 $47 Delivered @ Amazon App (First Order via App Only) 476 5852 alfawex 2018-10-17
Groceries 5% off WISH eGift Cards + Bonus $5 WISH eGift Card When You Spend $200+ after Discount @ Woolworths Gift Cards via ShopBack 233 2506 gotyourback 2018-10-01
Health & Beauty Free Shipping on Orders over $10 - Chemist Warehouse 162 3257 ozzyoi 2018-10-31
Home & Garden Stanley 49 Piece Screwdriver Set $10 (Was $17.95) @ Bunnings 206 7677 DAN13L 2018-10-18
Internet Aussie Broadband - 1st Month Free on NBN Services (New Signups) 108 2469 Aussiebroadband 2018-10-19
Mobile Telstra $45pm for 12m with 50GB & $200 JB Gift Card or $65pm for 24m with 80GB & $300/$500 Credit for Phone Purchase @ JB Hi-Fi 352 18673 fastzoomzoom 2018-10-05
Other $15 off ($49 Min Spend) on Eligible Orders @ Amazon AU (First Orders) 667 5801 doweyy 2018-10-17
Pets [VIC] 50% off Cat/Kitten Adoptions @ RSPCA 18 353 ameebaro 2018-10-30
Sports & Outdoors G'day Rewards 2yr Membership FREE (Normally $40) 418 9382 CrocDundee 2018-10-14
Toys & Kids Hot Wheels Basic Diecast Cars 10pk for $10 @ Big W 82 5011 nocure 2018-10-22
Travel Flight Delay Pass with 28 Degrees Mastercard - Free Food and Lounge for Flight Delays over 2 Hours (Pre-Registration Required) 358 3996 Schumi5 2018-10-30

Competitions

Most Popular Competitions (by votes)

Deal Votes Clicks Entered User Posted
Win a Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace Worth $67,578 from Nine Network 174 15136 304 gnv9 2018-10-01
Win a Mazda CX-3 Worth $37,790 from Opera Australia 150 7648 367 gnv9 2018-10-15
Win a 2017 Holden Commodore V8 Worth $57,001 from Shannons 122 5619 325 gnv9 2018-10-02
Win a Share of 11156 Prizes Inc a Jeep, Fiji Holday and More from Zuru (No Purchase Needed) 94 5887 162 Smalot11 2018-10-12
Win a PlayStation VR Prize Pack Worth $869.65 from Sony 86 4014 185 gnv9 2018-10-19
Win a Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Exceed Worth $39,380 from Network Ten 79 5583 222 gnv9 2018-10-10
Win a Volkswagen Amarok V6 Sportline & Lotus Caravan Package Worth $177,252 or 1 of 5 Minor Prizes from Pat Callinan 75 4613 173 gnv9 2018-10-28
Win a 13" MacBook Air Worth $1,499 from Secure Parking 75 3463 205 gnv9 2018-10-25
Win a Designer Homeware/Watch Package Worth Over $35,000 from Indesign Publishing Pty Ltd 67 2599 213 gnv9 2018-10-04
Win $5,000 Cash from Southern Cross Austereo [NSW/QLD/SA/VIC/WA] 67 2584 202 gnv9 2018-10-17

Most Popular Competitions (by clicks)

Comp Votes Clicks Entered User Posted
Win a Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace Worth $67,578 from Nine Network 174 15136 304 gnv9 2018-10-01
Win a Mazda CX-3 Worth $37,790 from Opera Australia 150 7648 367 gnv9 2018-10-15
Win a Share of 11156 Prizes Inc a Jeep, Fiji Holday and More from Zuru (No Purchase Needed) 94 5887 162 Smalot11 2018-10-12
Win a 2017 Holden Commodore V8 Worth $57,001 from Shannons 122 5619 325 gnv9 2018-10-02
Win a Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Exceed Worth $39,380 from Network Ten 79 5583 222 gnv9 2018-10-10
Win 1 of 8 Samsung 65" Q9 QLED 4K TVs Worth $6,299 or Other Prizes from Samsung 53 5085 159 gnv9 2018-10-24
Win a Volkswagen Amarok V6 Sportline & Lotus Caravan Package Worth $177,252 or 1 of 5 Minor Prizes from Pat Callinan 75 4613 173 gnv9 2018-10-28
Win a Custom Watercooled RTX 2080 Gaming PC Worth Over $5,000 from PLE 65 4374 201 gnv9 2018-10-27
Win a PlayStation VR Prize Pack Worth $869.65 from Sony 86 4014 185 gnv9 2018-10-19
Win a 13" MacBook Air Worth $1,499 from Secure Parking 75 3463 205 gnv9 2018-10-25

Other stats

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

  1. 7/11 Fuel App Watch - Nationwide - 39,148
  2. Best Purchase under $1000 to Improve Quality of Life? - 30,197
  3. Holding Parking Space by Standing in It - 24,697
  4. [AMA] I Am a Former EB Games Employee of 5 Years - 23,836
  5. [AMA] I'm a Mortgage Broker, I Like Saving Myself and Others Money! Ask Me Anything! - 23,671

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

  1. List of Birthday Deals/Frebies - 17,489
  2. List of Cheap Chinese Online Buying sites - 4,462
  3. Discounted eGift Cards - 3,708
  4. Price Comparison Sites - 2,282
  5. Amex Shop Small Guide - 2,179

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

  1. eBay - 112,014
  2. Dominos - 90,897
  3. Uber Eats - 30,474
  4. Youfoodz - 23,482
  5. Pizza Hut - 16,167

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

Store Count Avg Vote
Amazon AU 116 46.11
Woolworths 81 36.85
The Good Guys 78 45.88
JB Hi-Fi 58 40.53
Coles 58 46.24
Bunnings Warehouse 53 44.55
BIG W 45 33.82
Harvey Norman 36 26.72
Steam 36 39.94
Catch.com.au 35 17.09

Top 10 most subscribed to stores

Store # of subscribers
American Express Cashback Offers 731
I Want That Flight 625
eBay 446
Specsavers 348
American Express 315
Youfoodz 290
Amazon AU 253
Uniqlo 214
JB Hi-Fi 198
Telstra 181

Top 10 Search Alerts

Query Count
nintendo switch 695
lego 337
dyson 278
sonos 238
xiaomi 235
ps4 230
ps4 pro 191
rm williams 187
japan 186
yeelight 184

Top 5 sites referring traffic to OzBargain (sessions)

  1. googleapis.com (Google/Google Now/Discover/Android recommended stories) - 461,042
  2. Facebook - 121,409
  3. Whirlpool Forums - 120,071
  4. Oursteps - 67,881
  5. Twitter - 38,757

Top Browsers (by Sessions)

  1. Chrome 63.07%
  2. Safari 25.31%
  3. Firefox 4.41%
  4. Samsung Internet 1.88%
  5. Internet Explorer 1.35%

Everything else

Real time stats from our wiki
2018: Jan - Feb - Mar - Apr - May - June - July - Aug - Sept
2017: Zeitgeist - Jan - Feb - Mar - Apr - May - June - July - Aug & Sept - Oct - Nov - Dec
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

  • +1

    Nice work handling Amazon Spam

  • Congrats to GNV9! She keeps my need to enter as many competitions as possible alive :)

  • +1

    wooo, second place in the controversial comment competition. thats a new one. i think i've only made it onto the negative comment leaderboard before.

    • +2

      Congratulations, you're the first loser! ^_^

  • Appreciate the stats - need to up my game on commenting though, I lost my spot!

    • Same, but I was in the penalty box.

      I think gaoled members should get bonus stats in lieu to make it up.

      • Or perhaps it serves as an incentive to stay out of the penalty box? ;)

        • Watch how you talk to me, better hope I don't see you in there.

  • Here's an update on the popularity of Xiaomi on Ozbargain. It's clear that this year was the first time its exponential rate slowed down. It looks more linear/logarithmic now. I didn't really need to look at the stats to know this though. It's pretty ostensible the rate of Xiaomi deals have slowed considerably. Last year there were endless deals that had 20+ items per deal and it seems like those are all gone now. A big chunk of them included Xiaomi products.