Where Is The Oz in OzBargain?

For a website that prominently uses the Australian name (Oz) in its trademark, there appears to be very little in the way supporting (or even recognising) Australian made products or services.

For example, there is no official recognition of Australian made products or feature/icon that make it easy for users to identify product origin. Additionally, the majority of goods posted on this website are from the US or China (both of which have been responsible for the spread of the coronavirus and medical supply shortages).

Given the above and the demographics of the website which have made clear there is no interest in Australian products, I propose to rename this site to one of the alternatives below. Either way, long live prefixBargain.com.au

From the words of our beloved leader "It must be Australian or benefiting Australians (we are OzBargain after all)". https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/71559

Final edit: The poll has been removed by the Ozbargain team citing that it is pointless and the outcome is meaningless which I find most egregious. I think the results of the poll were clear but unfortunately it is unfeasible to change a well established and frankly loved name. In good spirit, I will not be progressing this further to reduce moderation time and I ask that anyone involved in this post click an advertisement on Ozbargain to cleanse yourself of sin. I will be using my time more effectively by reading free Amazon ebooks.

Comments

  • +251 votes

    It is a site of bargains for Australians.
    The bargains do not have to be Australian in origin - so long as they are available to Australians.

    • +5 votes

      It's a bargain website for people in Australia. The Australian consumer is the 'Oz' part.

  • +47 votes

    OzBargain is for deals available to Australia, regardless of there origin. Aussie Broadband sells google nests which aren’t made in Australia does that mean they have to change their name as well?

    If you don’t like the name you can find your bargains elsewhere.

      • +34 votes

        ozbargain is made in Australia

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          I was too.

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            @D C: I wasn’t. Do I need to hand back my membership?

            • +2 votes

              @Martijn: Yes, and return all eneloops.

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                @roguescholar: Eneloops aren't made in Oz so it's ok for him to keep them.

                • +1 vote

                  @lint: Oh no, imagine a world without Eneloops, Evo Plus microSD's or Xiaomi air purifiers. All we'll be left with is clutching at our 3ply Quilton TP…

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              @Martijn: no :)

  • +12 votes

    OzBargain

    (See bolded bits.)

    • +1 vote

      x + 9 = 20

      Find x

      • +27 votes

        x + 9 = 20
        ^
        ^
        ^
        Found it.

  • +9 votes

    Ive been wonder where are the ozbargains lately…

  • +22 votes

    Added a suggestion, hope you accept it.

  • +14 votes

    I feel your rhetoric would be more suited at a CWA bake sale.

  • +48 votes

    Says the guy who has posted almost all non Australian made products deals

    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/434530
    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/376165

      • +20 votes

        They were from a long time and for products with no Australian alternatives. I need a phone so what else am I supposed to do??

        You..you don't see the irony of this statement with this post? Or are you just trolling?

        I'm not Aussie. Am I allowed to be on and use this site? Or is it only for Aussies?

        • -11 votes

          Could you please explain?

          Your nationality does not have anything to do with this. You should also note that you don't have to be born in Australia to be Australian unless that's what you are suggesting. Personally I don't identify as an Australian despite being a citizen, however I still respect the sovereign rights of Australia and want the best outcome for it as a nation.

  • +33 votes

    Website for aussies to obtain bargains.

    If you don't understand that then you've failed the IQ test.

    • +1 vote

      On a side note, maybe I should change my username to jv’s mistress 🤔

      • +1 vote

        can I be JV's slave?

  • +22 votes

    Troll post winner!

  • +2 votes

    On a (kind of) related topic - during peak COVID there were suggestions that Australia should manufacture more stuff on shore, but I also have a feeling not everyone would want to pay substantially more than what they pay now for imported mass produced stuff. Is it a case if we can’t please everyone?!

    • -3 votes

      Thank for your perhaps the most insightful comment in this post.

      You are right, it is going to cost more to manufacture in Australia. However, the Aus Government is spending literally billions of dollars trying to create jobs and prop up the economy, a bulk of the expenditure is being siphoned overseas instead of creating jobs that support local manufacturing. This isn't very concise but I think everyone gets the jist of it despite all the negative votes.

      • +12 votes

        Lol, the government who sold Testra, which now employs people overseas.

        The government that butchered the nbn and currently employs a shit load of people overseas, only to provide a half arse solution. Yeah let's start an Aussie business. Oh wait, I've got some shitty nbn copper service.

        Telco is not the only example, but I think you get it.

        • +5 votes

          The government butchered employment in general when we priced ourselves wayyyyy above our actual value.

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        australian government tried this with the Car manufacturing industry with billion dollars of funding to Ford, Holden, Mitsubishi and Toyota

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      Some things I would pay more for, like furniture other things like baby clothes I cant justify paying a lot for as they grow so quick. But if those things were good quality then they would last and be available second hand. Id certainly prefer to buy good quality oz made kids clothes second hand than import cheap clothes new that contribute to landfill.
      Foodstuffs I try to buy local as much as possible.
      The issue of course is cars, computers, phones, whitegoods etc. No local options at all.
      I think it would be hard to get some products off the ground at the moment as so many people are hard up for cash sadly.

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    Nahi11, red or blue? Last nights game was pretty interesting hey, not sure how the picked the winners though?

  • +1 vote

    OP is woke AF.com would be a good alternative domain

    • +1 vote

      Someone needs to put the Baaaa in OzBargain.

  • +1 vote

    How do you put an elephant in a fridge?

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      You open the refrigerator door, put the elephant inside, and close the door!

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        If you get into the fridge with the elephant, you can see if the light stays on when you shut the door.

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      This is the most important question in the entire thread

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    I’m interested in how you called those MIC Australian flag.

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    Moaners are going to Moan it is a free to access bargain website but you got this 'choosy better' (check redit to see what that means) moaning

    • +1 vote

      Don't you mean ChoosingBeggars?

    • -2 votes

      Well some people can't make anyone moan and that's the most tragic thing of all.

      • +2 votes

        "Well some people can't make anyone moan and that's the most tragic thing of all."

        Yes…. well I'm sorry about your weekend…. Mine hasn't been that hot either. But let's stay on topic!

        • +2 votes

          LMAO well there is a place in Victoria call Gotham City and for a small fee they can…

  • +1 vote

    Kevin/Karen that's enough.

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    OzPolitics.

  • +27 votes

    This is like complaining Amazon doesn't sell enough rainforest products.

    • +3 votes

      Amazon does sell firestick

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        Oooh, burn… gottem!

  • +1 vote

    OzTool

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    I've been wondering about renaming to ozwhinge for a few months. (I've been guilty of it a couple times myself)

    • +2 votes

      I want to rename the other site to Whingepool.

  • +1 vote

    You win most presumptuous post of the year. Why don't you go start your own website if the name of this one isn't quite what you like.

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    omg