Hot or Not?
Buxr Deal Quality as of Late
As of late the deals on buxr are getting pretty crappy imo but it seems that no one cares anymore.
Listing deals on buxr used to be a challenge and fun. The mindset was "we have the best deals on the net!"
If your deal was only for a few states it was either going to get flagged as low value and/or negged because it didn't serve the masses.
The other day a coupon/deal that was for san diego, ca almost won the daily prize - granted that was a newbie and that's more than likely the reason that deal got so many votes but back in the day before all coupons became the norm that would not have happened.
The same with the OSH coupon. That was cali only and i remember when i posted this back in the day, I either had my deal negged or flagged (one of the 2)
The other day someone listed a "deal" for bacon which should have been posted as a heads up on the boards but with todays mentality on posting deals it got placed in the hot deals. That offer was from Kraft First Taste which I'm a member of and they randomly select people for particular offers. Not everyone gets the offers they have. I for one, did not have the bacon offer in my offers form them.
Deal listing used to be a challenge cause although you thought you had a good deal you were never certain until that 24 hour period had expired cause anytime someone could find a deal that was just a lil' better than yours.
Now, it was never a pleasant experience to get negged but if it was a valid neg you had to give the other submitter credit for finding a deal that was better than yours.
As of late I've seen a lot of our old timers disappearing and I'm not sure of all the reasons, but i wonder if part of it is because of the reasons i state here.
I know steve mentioned a while back ago that people were afraid to neg.
In my opinion buxr is becoming a deal site like too many of them out there. Whereas, buxr used to be unique for the reasons i cite above.
I'd like to know what the rest of you think regarding this.
Personally, I'm a bit disturbed over the quality of deals as of late and the mentality that "anything goes" is a good deal.
I've been on buxr a long time now - almost 2 years now I think and I would love to see buxr get back to the values we used to have as far as deal submission is concerned.
Just because a something is out there on the net does not necessarily make it a good deal and we need to start weeding the crap out like we used to.