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Mentioning Model number of Products in Deal TITLE

submitted on May 12, 2010 by orangearrows in "Buxr Website / Contests"
I found a deal for a LG 37LH20 37 inch TV and wanted to submit it. I first thing I did was to search for a duplicate deal. Did the search but no search results showed up. Did the search with the various combination's ( LG37LH20, LG HDTV,...)since I was not sure if it was mentioned any other way. So I went ahead and submitted my deal. Once I had submitted my deal , I happened to notice that there was a deal with the same price active just 5 hours ago. Then I did anotehr search just for LG and found that there was another deal for LG 37LH20 but there was no mention on model number in that deal ( except that the price comparisons showed the model # and price comparison titles are not searched by "BUXR search").

Well not mentioning the model number in the title or in the description ( not sure if BUXR search queries the deal descriptions too) can hamper deal searches.

If a deal seeker is searching for a particular Model # he/she is not going to find it and move on to some other website to look for it.

Deal submitters are not going to find duplicates and are going to go ahead and spend time submitting deals only to have those deals rejected later.

So Admins/ power users - please make it mandatory to have Model # of items ( wherever applicable) mentioned in the title (even if it looks cluttered)
 

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  • 61869
    Solstice
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    Posted by Solstice on May 12, 2010
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    OrangeArrows,

    Humor a Moderator and go ahead and try to submit the HDTV deal using the Buy.com site link.

    Then report back on what happens and what you see.
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    • orangearrows
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      Posted by orangearrows on May 13, 2010
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      Hey guys - am not complaining - or p***** -- I just thought that someone trying to search the model number would not come back with any search and that would defeat the purpose of the site.

      About the submitter not being able to find it - someone will surely get to it as dupe.

      Hope y'all don't take it the wrong way - I was just saying mentioning the model # would only make it easier and more efficient.
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    Posted by pablos17 on May 12, 2010
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    I apologize for any confusion I may have caused with my posting of the LG 37LH20 you tried to post. I do my best to include the model number in the description and will be more careful in the future.

    Solstice has a point in that if you try to post the same deal link from Buy.com, you should receive a duplicate deal error. It appears that your deal is being sold at Amazon.com using Buy as a third-party merchant.
  • 61883
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    Posted by Solstice on May 12, 2010
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    Excellent, thank you Pablos. Now there is the rub of the whole thing.

    Sometimes there can exist multiple links on the Internet that lead to the same deal.

    This is a good portion of the problem with coupons and sales, only further hampered by the fact that a retail site will sometimes use the same basic link when changing the sale or coupon offer, even though its actually a new or different offer. Think about Woot.com as an example.

    The system as its set up now catches probably 95-98% of the product and online code duplicates that attempt to be submitted again. That ain't to shabby.

    Most of the time the only ones you really need to double-check for are sales, in-store coupons, and freebies, for the reasons cited above.

    On a side note: Including the model number in the description never hurts, although its usually not needed for finding product duplicates. Personally I think they look hideous in the title the vast majority of the time, but sometimes they make sense there. However, that is pretty much a minor aesthetic issue.
  • 61884
    HouTex
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    Posted by HouTex on May 12, 2010
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    Buxr search does find the model number in the description. When I entered "LG 37LH20" both deals turned up. Apparently there is a space between LG and the number, and I usually try it both ways.
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    Posted by pablos17 on May 13, 2010
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    Another thing that I try when searching for dupes is typing something generic. In this case I would have searched "LG 37" to see what came up.
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    Posted by equipurple on May 13, 2010
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    Part of this issues stems from an older comment about gratuitously (there ya are, Solstice) listing the model number of products in titles. I still don't think anyone needs to know the model number of an ice cream maker in the title of a deal. TVs and computers may be different, but often the model suffices in the description. As HouTex points out, the search still finds it there.
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    • orangearrows
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      Posted by orangearrows on May 13, 2010
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      Agree with you on household items - but in case of electronics since a different model number would mean a totally different product mentioning the model # would make a big difference even if it's mentioned in the description. Sometimes while scanning through deals people maybe not click into the deal to look into the description.

      Again - just a suggestion since it would make it easier and more functional.

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