Be transparent about why you are posting a deal here:
- Declare upfront if you have a relationship to the business.
- Declare upfront if you will benefit from the posting or if someone asked you to post here.
- If you are affiliated with the company.
Duplicates Don't post duplicates (deals that are already on the site). Please search OzBargain before posting. Exceptions: The original deal is older than one month, and was expired or sold out between then and now. The original deal is active but older than 6 months. Auctions Don't post auctions. Competitions Competitions are not deals, so please do not post competitions, contests or anything that only a small number who have registered might win. If you have a very good competition that you wish to share with other members at OzBargain, feel free to post in our competitions forum. Free Software(Freeware) & Free Websites There are so many useful free software programs and websites out there that if we listed every great one, then we would be inundated with deals. Feel free to discuss any of these in one of our forums. Alternatively, add the freeware to its dedicated free software wiki page – Useful Free Software. Examples of what you shouldn't post: Software: Mozilla Firefox (Free Browser, Always Free) Websites: Google (Free Search Engine, Always Free) Examples of what you should post: Software: DVB Web Scheduler Pro is now free (Normally you have to pay for it, now free) Websites: Used Car Ads Free on Carbuddy.com.au (Free for now but later on not free) Charities/Donations Just like free software and freeware, there are many great charities out there. Charities are not a bargain but feel free to post any charities or good causes on the forums. 18+ Only Sites Sites with adult themes should not be posted on OzBargain. More discussions in the forum section. Too many deals Store representative posting limits: 1 deal per 24 hours 2 deals per 7 days - provided the votes on past deal are not too low. This can be reduced to 1 deal per 7 days if past votes are low. If the past 2 rep posts for the domain made the front page (20+ votes), the representative is allowed an extra post per week, making it 3 deals per 7 days. See posting limits for details. User posting limits: 1 deal per hour If users or representatives are found to be posting a high number of deals garnering negative votes, you may be put in the penalty box. Multiple Bargains for the Same Site Think twice if you are posting more than one deal from a site. Are they all really good deals? It's also possible to post a deal, mentioning the best offer, and mention ”+ more” in the title, then put details of the other bargains in the same posting (along with direct links to those items too) If more than one post is found for the same site per day, some posts may be removed to reduce clutter (especially where postings are not considered bargains). Special note: Sales, Catalogs and Stores People generally value their time. If you know there is a good bargain or two in a sale, catalog or store, it's a good idea to mention one or even two bargains, in the title, and provide direct links where possible, to those items. If there are multiple bargains in the same sale, catalog or store, it is still advisable to post once only. Then multiple items can be listed in the same posting; probably with what looks to be the best or most popular bargains at the top. Postings that reference a sale, catalog or store but don't provide enough information to find at least one bargain, may be unpublished. Multiple postings for the same sale and/or catalog may be unwelcome and may be unpublished. Multiple postings for the one catalog and/or sale are especially unpopular if they all occur on the same day and if they all come from the same person. If someone else posted earlier from the same sale or catalog as you now want to publish from, please post under the other person's listing. If you do post separately it should be an especially good bargain, it may attract a more critical eye from some readers and it might still be unpublished. Group Buy Deals Group buy sites such as Jumponit & Scoopon sell their items after reaching a certain number of people who agree to buy their items. Only deals that are active are allowed to be posted on Ozbargain. A deal is considered active when a user goes to purchase the deal and their sale is immediately finalised. A deal is inactive when a site requires X amount of people for the purchase to go through and that number hasn't been reached. (e.g. 35 bought, 65 more required to get the deal) No Referrals. Due to the recent influx of such deals, referral links or codes are not permitted (including the description) for such sites. Please remember to include the state that the deal is applicable to (e.g. $49 for a $100 Dinner Voucher & a Bottle of Wine at Example Restaurant [NSW]) Gambling / Betting Deals Deals which involve betting and/or gambling should not be posted. While discussions on betting and/or gambling may be discussed in the forums, moderators reserve the right to remove them at their discretion. Jobs / Work Jobs or deals that resemble paid work are not bargains. Staff Deals Deals available only to members of the staff (e.g Woolworths) are not permitted to be posted as a deal. Feel free to post a thread in the forums.