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Epic Threads

This page was created to share amusing comments and responses from OzBargain Deals/Forum Posts. Please feel free to add to the list if you find something amusing.

The purpose of this thread is not to ridicule users, but to show the lighter side of OzBargain. If you feel this isn't the case, please contact moderators so we can all discuss. Talks between the user and the mod team can be done via this private forum section.


Amusements

Generally, this list will be in, or close to chronological order - however, there are exceptions such as #35.

1. A new user introduces himself in the forum and asks for tips for new users. Neil advises him that he shouldn't sockpuppet and is sent to the penalty box.

2. Kingtightass talking about Virgin mobile credit.

3. A deal where AFL ponchos were given away for free ($3 shipping). Every team was sold out, except Carlton themed ones.

4. Mr_asstight talking about vaseline.

5. Multiple comments on this thread where COTD was selling 10 condoms for $2 delivered.

6. Comments on this bra-related deal.

7. Stewballs suggesting that multiplying pricematches may cause an inception style event. (might need to see inception to get the joke)

8. A user looking for cheap eats due to his high maintenance girlfriend.

9. A post about cheap canvas shoes became a haven for bad shoe-related puns.

10. A deal regarding a 100% cashback on selected Logitech products brought on jokes about Broden, only to have Broden himself post. (see the original comment from Broden that sparked the jokes here)

11. A post about Amazon.co.uk applying free shipping to international orders (t+cs apply) provoked a comment by user Pobman to ask someone to tell Gerry Harvey about it, only to have user Gerry Harvey post in the thread.

12. In the same post mentioned above, user jeremism commented on the price of the Planet Earth documentary followed by a comment by srum asking what other planets were on sale.

13. A post about free shipping and a few deals on Zavvi and thehut included a mention of the game NBA2K11 that was going for $30. User kcyw then mistakenly thought that NBA2K11 was a code for the site and asked for help when it didn't work.

14. A deal for a i7-950 Custom-built Desktop PC from Budget PC had people commenting about the parts cost from MSY. User stewballs then said he'd rather spend a bit of money to not visit MSY at all. Knowledge of MSY's service probably required to get the joke.

15. A user commenting on the short expiry of prepaid sim gets cut off mid post prompting hilarious reply from tantryl.

16. User p3t0r posted a deal for an external hard drive and then later uploaded his receipt that included a staff discount (and associated details) on it. Upon the suggestion to black out that portion of the receipt he did so only to have someone claim that theysaved the old picture before p3t0r reuploaded it, which linked to a rickroll video on youtube.

17. chloden posted a deal from CBA that was exclusive to NAB customers. (trying to make them switch banks) thushan then posted this comment.

18. User Jesmond received over 180 positive votes on this deal because of the hilarious description, even thought the product was sold cheaper elsewhere, as seen here with timestamp. Sense of humour required :) From the same thread, this comment and more importantly its response are also quite amusing, among many other comments. The thread was later moved to the forums by a mod.

19. After bargaincrypt posted yet another deal from the Logitech Shop, Ashlea asked bargaincrypt to marry her followed by a few comments.

20. deeps posted an opportunity to receive a free 128MB USB stick and this was followed by a lot of amusing comments :)

21. New user davemu posted an offer for a "Free Multi Pen" This was followed by a streak of off-topic, but amusing comments. A mod soon jumped in and removed the aforementioned off topic comments. It was also later found to be a fake deal

22. Previously posted already, mustkill reposted a deal for $5 Wonderchairs with free delivery. In the comments it was asked why the chair had its name, followed by an answer by Tightbottom. After the previous post BigW had run out of stock, so mustkill reposted when he noticed that they once again had stock.

23. Harvey Norman Big Buys' Digital Marketing Coordinator oztrez submitted a deal for a Schick Quattro Razor + 9 Blade Cartridges. Gerry Harvey then told oztrez to "keep up the good work"

24. “Mathematics is fun”. User kurtz put a negative vote on a 2.5" external hard drive deal with his justification being a post comparing the cost per GB between the 2.5” drive in the deal and other 3.5” drives, using seemingly complicated mathematics. He then finished his post by saying "Mathematics is fun! Let me know if I made any errors." He was then torched by other members.

25. A rep put up a bargain with the bargain being that if you buy half a KG of jerky, you get it for half the price of 1KG! http://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/47102

26. neil probably doesn't want to be reminded of his post about a body lotion deal and the photo he uploaded for it… user glenr proceeds to make the best comment on OzBargain ever (that hasn't been deleted) http://www.ozbargain.com.au/ozbapi/comment/155496

27.Boost Juice was having a promotion for a free medium boost juice for doing some form of “challenge” often completed at the cost of your dignity. User ballsofsteel posted this which dvsbastard then commented on.

28. PorkHunt enquires about how Dick Smith's 'Click and Collect' facility works on buying a 4GB USB for $5, Tantryl explains it to him here, some Ozbargainer's have attempted for the service that Tantryl explained however failed

29. Jiakz digs into Broden's history after his comment about buying several PS3 and selling at a higher price and thus exposing him as a troll.

30. During a week of several battery related bargains, a deal for a battery charger resulted in a post containing several battery-related puns by caprimulgus.

31. After accidentally posting a comment intended for another post, Lycan proceeded to explain why comments which had been replied to couldn't be edited.

32. A deal for a bulk set of condoms was quickly followed by a highly-rated comment by altomic and several other condom related comments.

33. Dick Smith held a sale on all gaming-related products, with heavily discounted prices; enough for there to be some doubt about the sale being real. blitz then posted this comment.

34. Steve Jobs makes a comment on a post for a MacBook Pro asking for the specifications of the machine. User Jayskies then makes this comment.

35. New user martinez123 made a thread about deal sites, mentioning deal aggregator dealsguide.com.au. It was then revealed by a moderator that he was sockpuppeting.

36. On the fast-changing internet, a thread made about the Death of Ozbargain was made. An Ozbargainer, blitz showed his dedication to the site with a tattoo of Ozbargain. Now let's hope that Ozbargain doesn't die any time soon.

37. Wickett1120 explains how she saves money on baby food, then goes on to mention how she has also increased cup size. When asks for photographic proof she posts this

38. Zarcady fell asleep in Shanghai airport after checking in for his AirAsia flight which subsequently left without him. He decided the best course of action would be to sleep in Shanghai Airport Burger King for a couple of weeks until the next sale fare was available. Just as all hope seemed lost, Tonka saves the day!


Awards

Most negative votes: Has been awarded to Dick Smith here with 361 negative votes (& 353 positives). According to the voting stats for the deal, a large number of people also revoked their vote (so potentially the negative votes could have been even higher, since a revoked positive vote cannot be turned into a negative vote)

Most negative votes (net): Has been awarded to Appliances Rental with 28 negative votes and 1 positive vote.

Most positive votes: Has been awarded to easternculture with 894 positive votes for posting that Microsoft Office Pro Plus 2013 could be purchased for as little as $15.

As of 24/01/2014, this record was broken by user cheezal with 1696 positive votes for their post about a makeshift McDonald's McFlurry for $1.40.

As of 22/06/2014, the record was broken again by user drb with 2441 positive votes on a deal to provide 15% off all eBay purchases.

As of 21/09/2017, the record was broken once more by user Thespottedcow with over 2500 positive votes on a sitewide 18% off code for eBay, a 3% increase over the deal from the previous record.

Most negative votes on a comment: Has been awarded to ELH05 with 434 negative votes (and 13 positive votes) for his comment here for justifying holding up the drive-through queue at Maccas to wait for coffee.

Most positive votes on a comment: Has been awarded to rt1 with 350 positive votes for thanking the OP regarding a deal on a Nissan 370Z Coupe.

As of 25/06/2016, this record was broken by user Bargearse with 606 positive votes who had the balls to point out the obviously heart-shaped bike lights.


Stats and records

A statistics and records page is provided here

Quickest Moderation - 0 clicks to a Westfield Shopping Competition (29/11/10). It was also found the user was sockpuppeting.