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Facebook to Launch Deals Program, Rivals Groupon (Poll)

submitted on April 26, 2011 by CouponNut in "Member's Lounge"
The world's largest social network, Facebook, wants to find out how to get in on the hottest deals. Facebook will begin testing deal offers in five cities; San Diego, San Francisco, Atlanta, Dallas and Austin, Texas.



Starting Tuesday, when Facebook users in the five test markets log into the site, they will see a deals insignia at the bottom of the page.

Clicking on it brings up a list of currently available offers. A user can buy one, click the "like" button to recommend it to others or share the offer with friends through Facebook's private messaging system. When users purchase or "like" a deal, it shows up in their friends' news feed.


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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/201.....book_deals
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  • 112803
    YanBz
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    Posted by YanBz on April 26, 2011
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    I can't take the poll because I have not seen Facebook Deals yet and my answer will depend a lot on how much it will suck Mr Green
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    • midget
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      Posted by midget on April 26, 2011
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      lol yan, that is so wrong.
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    • CouponNut
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      Posted by CouponNut on April 26, 2011 [reply] 0 0
      Well I'm anxious to see the competition here in San Francisco.
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    lootango
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    Posted by lootango on April 26, 2011
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    I'll add the screenshot here as well. It actually doesn't suck as much as I thought it would. And I feel elitist because I'm a test market. Mr Green
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    • YanBz
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      Posted by YanBz on April 27, 2011 [reply] 0 0
      Thanks a lot! I'll wait till they get to the "small" Chicago market
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    psplove
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    Posted by psplove on April 26, 2011
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    Good to know. Thanks for sharing!
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    sandyshore
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    Posted by sandyshore on April 26, 2011
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    I could be cynical but with the privacy policy issues with Facebook, I'd be wary of using the deals program until I saw how they'd be on the privacy end for customers.
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    • clover
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      Posted by clover on April 26, 2011
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      I totally agree on this one Sandy!
  • 112878
    CouponNut
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    Posted by CouponNut on April 27, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    Facebook is also partnering with Open Table.

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