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Accurate and clear sale description - how to find it?

submitted on March 27, 2014 by djhciskoski in "Buxr Website / Contests"
As a new power user, deals go straight to the hot deals. Sometimes, even when I get an email to attach to the deal, the details are not very good and I want them to be re-written! HouTex, you are really good at cleaning up the "small print". Any suggestions as to how to do this, or where to look for a more accurate description?

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  • 194037
    Posted by HouTex on March 27, 2014
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    First let me say that you are doing a really good job! I just click through the email to see what's on the site, and look for a tiny little "details" link. Mainly I always look for an expiration date. Many of the sites give you a complete description in the shopping cart when the code is applied. If I'm able to replace the email with a link to the items featured, it's a big help to remove any personal email address embedded anywhere. I guess the most misleading emails I watch out for are the ones that offer a huge discount in large print with the words "up to" in tiny print. Or sometimes they say the discount is off "everything" with the actual limitations listed in tiny print somewhere else. I think over time you'll learn which stores play those games and which do not. Wink

    Other times the updated information comes from members' comments, for example when the code does not work for everyone. Then I go back and take a closer look at an email I received about it or test the code again.
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    Posted by equipurple on March 27, 2014
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    Particularly with product deals as opposed to coupons or sales, I will often look to other sites for a better description. Amazon, for instance, will often have a better or more complete description of the items or features than you will find on the site offering the deal. This is especially true of daily deal sites; they often have sparse information, or alternatively they will write silly prose about needing, having, or using a product (see
    Just copy the product name or number and do a search. you can find better description to copy and paste or paraphrase into the buxr desription. In general, too, I will delete superlatives, opinion, and marketing fluff from descriptions I share on buxr.
    • YanBz
      Posted by YanBz on March 29, 2014 [reply] 0 0
      In general, too, I will delete superlatives, opinion, and marketing fluff from descriptions I share on buxr.

      Excellent idea! Keep Buxr clean of marketing noise.

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