What is OzBargain?

OzBargain is you, the community of on-line shoppers in Australia. This is the place where we share the best bargains in Australia and share them with each other. Our goal is simple – bringing the best deals and bargains in Australia to consumers.

How does it work?

  1. Register an account.
  2. Submit new bargain.
  3. Vote for deals you like or dislike.
  4. Discuss deals with other shoppers.

While all the deals posted are community moderated, we do however have guidelines on what you should post and what are categorised as *bargains*.

Community Moderation? Voting?!

To vote for a bargain that you like, you need to

  1. Log in as a user
  2. Click on the green + sign right under the count of current votes.

Bargains with more votes are more visible by other members in the OzBargain community. If a bargain receives enough votes it will be featured on the home page. However if it gets more negative votes than the positive votes, it will be delisted automatically.

For more information, please see our voting guidelines.

But I am not looking for things to buy. I am selling!

If you are a merchant, an online store owner, an employee of a retail shop, etc, and would like to share your specials, you are free to submit them as well! However, they will be moderated by the same community so if you post bad deals, you will receive negative feedback!

For more information, see our merchant FAQ page.

Can I trust users? Are merchants paying to get their deals on here?

Anyone, including representatives of companies are free to post deals and comments on OzBargain. We do not charge anything to use this site. Whether you are a new user or long time representative, you will get treated equally. Every vote, comment, and post is audited for any irregularities. Shill accounts, meatpuppets and sockpuppets will be banned accordingly.

What's the history of OzBargain?

While OzBargain started as scotty's part time project and a community-driven website back in 2006, it has continued to grow and demand resources – in both hosting and development. While web hosting is relatively cheap (and scotty has been quite good hunting down cheap hosting offers), time and stress to run this site comes at a much greater cost.

scotty has been working full time on OzBargain since mid-2011, and OzBargain (as part of Delvu Media Pty Ltd founded by scotty) is currently employing 6 full-time staff developing the website to make this community better. OzBargain is the most popular bargain site in Australia and continues to increase both its amount of users and traffic.