How Would You Define an "OzBargainer"?

Grinds my gears when I read people commenting "hand in your OzBargain license" etc when people suggesting spending a small amount more for convenience etc. I don't believe this site is really made up of members who count every cent, and eat $0.50 ramen for every meal!

Members here buy expensive cars, phones, PC gear etc. Other members live off $0.50 ramen and cheap Domino's! Everyone saves where they can, however.

So, I was thinking and I would define it as:

OzBargainer:
An individual who saves money on the items they need, to spend money on the items they want, all while ensuring they spend the lowest amount at the time

Anyone else have their own definition?

Comments

  • +133 votes

    OzBargainer:
    People who think ozb is all about saving them money, in fact they spend more money for unnecessary purchases and too much time checking the website.

  • +30 votes

    Ozbargainer:
    That person wandering around the store with their phone out, looking for that product.

    Spotted a few at bunnings this evening trying to find that darn paper towel.

    • +1 vote

      I saw a person in JB Hi-Fi browsing ozbargain on a Galaxy Fold a few months ago…did not compute.

      • +13 votes

        Why not? Owning a $3,000 mobile phone doesn't preclude you from wanting to get good prices on items. That's probably how they wound up with one in the first place. Getting a bargain doesn't just mean being cheap.

        For me, an Ozbargainer is literally anyone that has an account and uses this site. No qualifiers required.

      • +1 vote

        Saw an OzBargainer a few months back in JB Hifi trying to get the Pixel + Telstra plan + coupon code combo.

    • +12 votes

      Saw a couple at KFC today trying to figure out what was the cheapest item they could get with their $2 go-bucket to be eligible for the free chips and drink.

    • +4 votes

      Retail Assistant: "Can I help you?"
      Professional: "I doubt it…."

  • +7 votes

    Impulse purchasing because something is cheap does not make you an OzBargainer. Rather a money waster.

  • +23 votes

    OzBargainer:
    People who want to save money, but end up in the forums making stupid posts.

  • +20 votes

    OzBargainer:

    Person who frequents an online forum full of bargain posts, traffic incident and speeding fine threads.

  • +2 votes

    Someone who thinks they are here searching bargains,

    1. builds a loyal list of favourite brands/services.

    2. Learns new hacks, tips and tricks for almost every spend.

    3. Spends more money and time than before.

    repeats 1-3

  • +2 votes

    OzBargainer:
    An individual who saves money on the items they need, to spend money on the items they want, all while ensuring they spend the lowest amount at the time

    you forgot 'and don't exceed 3000 rpm' :)

  • +64 votes

    OzBargainer;

    “I was caught speeding, on my phone, in a school parking zone and was hit by a bus as I pulled in front of it while I was trying to park in a clear zone. The fine is $23,854 and 47 demerit points. How do I get out of these fines so I can buy a new $80,000 investment vehicle.”

    Or

    “I have $12,000 to buy my first car. What Audi/VW should I get. Not interested in Corolla or Camry”… 3 weeks later… “Bought an Audi and now the ABS light and engine light won’t go out. How do I sue the previous owner?”

  • +13 votes

    Someone who frequents the website at www.ozbargain.com.au

  • +3 votes

    Ozbargainer: Smart person that makes smart buying decisions under pressure until they see a forum post about someone trying to get out of a ticket or an accident with a profile made 2 minutes previously and then they lose their goddamn minds!

  • +15 votes

    Link to $0.50 Ramen please.

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    OzBargainer is a gender.

    You are one if you identify as one.

  • +1 vote

    When F5 is the most pressed key

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    A rich 40+ year old white male who has become out of touch with reality and penny pinches completely unnecessarily on individual things while at the same time spending lots of money overall.

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    An individual who saves money on the items they need, to spend money on the items they want, all while ensuring they spend the lowest amount at the time

    , taking into account the opportunity cost of their time.

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      no way. in pursuit of savings, and below an individual level of personal frustration, even an exorbitant amount of personal time does not add any cost to or detract from a good deal

      similar goes for petrol use

  • +2 votes

    A stingy individual who would go through a lot of trouble for a $1 cash back

  • +3 votes

    hand in your OzBargain license

    Between looking for "advise" and asking others to hand in their "license", it would appear that the true ozbargainer can't spell :p

  • +7 votes

    I think I speak for most of us. We don't care about the savings. Most of us are here for the legal advice.

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      Lots of ozbargainer definitions

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        A lot of angry retailers voting 1 star.

        • +1 vote

          Yup, they get a bit pissed off when they get banned for sockpuppeting ;)

          • +2 votes

            @Spackbace: A merchants definition

            “ Scam website don't deals don't work! Ozbargain website posts deals without your permission! They will steal your codes from your website! Merchants beware!

            They stole my coupons from my subscription service and used it on their website without my permission!“

            And

            “ professionals”

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            @Spackbace: Every single neg comment on Product Review for this site would be from the same type of person. Frail, soft, snowflake types that are not used to hearing “no” or “not good enough”. The foot stamping, lung emptying Karen’s of this world.

            I love reading the neg comments on there. Because while ever they are over there, crying about their self inflicted exile, they aren’t here making idiots of themselves.

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        From one of the reviews "… That's why its full of … fascists because they are encouraged to post. Its a business being paid to put forward far right thinking into the Australian community, and its reflects our current pathetic clime" sounds like someone got their feelings well and truly hurt after people dared to disagree with them on an online forum.

        What the heck was this person smoking when they wrote that drivel?

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      Henry isn't very smart with that review. Amazon are taking the hit on shipping.

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      Alot of B-hurt snowflakes on these links. We all should so something about that rating though. Been using OzB for a few years and saved a lot of money on things I needed.

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      " dishonest, racist, full of political censorship"

      lol someone is salty

  • +4 votes

    An OzBargainer is that woman in front of me at the Post Office queue who wasted 10 minutes of my time trying to convince the staff to sell her a Seagate 1TB HDD for $10 using a screenshot on her phone (from Ozbargain) as evidence of the price.

  • +1 vote

    I'd say bargain hunters who have lots of time(where and how they find this we'll never know unless you ask them) on hand to find the lowest cost of their wants, irrespective of the law. That's why we have lots of posts about people trying to get out of fines, looking for deals for a want that's less than the market price(whether that be stolen, grey or not), flipping items - effectively receiving negative cost if it sells, and arguing with each other for which is the better. These ozbargainers are also judgemental(jealous even), especially when they later find out that other person is richer than them and start to condescend (or use similar methods) them.

  • +2 votes

    OzBargainer:
    Someone who doesn't need anything until he sees 50% OFF with 30% cashback
    Someone who is bored at work and scroll through forum posts to have a good laugh

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    Where's the "Do you consider yourself an ozbargainer?" poll?

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    Generally good, but can be a bit of a d*ck

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    Essentially one who keep generating money (probably in millions? ) for Scotty :)

  • +2 votes

    No insurance

  • +2 votes

    I have the t-shirt AND the bag. I accept my ozbargainer title gladly.

  • +10 votes

    Ozbargainer:
    Come for the bargains
    Stay for the comments

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    I think an Ozbargainer is a person who is a smart ass in the comments section… nothing more, nothing less…

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    I thought this was a place for broke uni students like myself. But it seems like everyone here has a combined household income of 500k and needs help with purchasing “high yield investment cars”.

  • +4 votes

    Ozbargainer:
    How much is that worth in eneloops?
    Has a secret crush on jv
    Remembers to use cashback when buying things

  • +2 votes

    Is 100% responsible for an car accident but goes on Ozbargin to try and get a polls worth of support to say he didnt (may include MS Paint drawn diagrams)

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    OH OR

    Someone who never forgets cashrewards!

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    An "ozbargainer" has "at least" a few packets of original eneloops (made in japan)

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    An OzBargainer is an individual who maximises value for money for the products and services procured.

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    OzBargainer: An individual who has yet to hand in their OzBargain licence.

  • +2 votes

    Mostly a bunch of self righteous sheep who don't really know their arse from their elbows and piss up cash to grab the next 'bargain'. On the flipside a good 'handful' with smarts, discretionary spending power and life experience who use Ozbargain to accumulate additional wealth. OzBargain relies on the former to rake in the profits so it's a key ingredient of its longevity.
    If you want to follow the latter gtoup check the upvotes on this comment. It won't be that many

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