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What to do when deals overlap?

submitted on March 23, 2014 by djhciskoski in "Buxr Website / Contests"
I am kind of confused...
If a deal is posted with more than one part - 40% off full priced items, 50% off sale - one day, and the next day just the 50% off is posted, is this a dupe or new deal?

Same deal, but free shipping is put in the deal (even if free shipping needs a minimum) instead of the additional comments, where the minimum for free shipping is posted.

I have seen a lot of info posted in the title to make the deal look different, and I am not quite sure the deals really are any different, they are just posted differently.

As a new power user, having deals go right into the hot deals and not waiting for approval, it seems I could easily post a dupe without really knowing it. Any hints to avoid this? Thanks.
 

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  • 193624
    djhciskoski
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    Posted by djhciskoski on March 23, 2014 [reply] 0 0
    Also, while my deal was in holding, I could still cancel it, now if I realize I mess up, do I just flag it for you to cancel/reject? or do I have a window of opportunity to do this myself, other that using an award?
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    • laaya
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      Posted by laaya on March 23, 2014
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      If the second submission is with same code, it will not let you in and also shows as similar code exists. If it is submitted as sale you can simply flag it, admins will take care.

      I don't have the wiki page handy, otherwise it gives you clean information
  • 193643
    YanBz
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    Posted by YanBz on March 23, 2014
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    I generally don't like when people submit deals that have a several promotions combined in them. This way it is very hard to make decision on what to do when part of that deal expires or gets resubmitted. It is much more preferable to submit several deals instead of one (with each one having clear description and hopefully expiration date). This way we can update/expired the constituent part independently and thus maintain a clear picture of what promotion is still running and what already expired.
  • 193644
    YanBz
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    Posted by YanBz on March 23, 2014 [reply] 0 0
    To answer your question, if you submit a deal that is partially included in a previous submission then you should not submit that portion but only submit what's new. For the overlapping portion you should go back to the original deal and mark it as alive. We will then try to update the previous (now partially correct) deal so it still makes sense.

    Buxr will auto-lock your deal (and auto-flag the older deal) if your coupon code is mentioned in an earlier deal. If not code involved then you need to do it yourself.
  • 193650
    equipurple
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    Posted by equipurple on March 23, 2014
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    Thanks for the clarification, Yan. Is it correct then if you find the identical deal with a different code, we are supposed to add that to the comments of the existing deal rather than create a new deal? How does expiry dates work in that case?
  • 193657
    laaya
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    Posted by laaya on March 23, 2014
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    I think that's up to members. If you have different code for the same value, you can update on the existing or submit as a separate deal even though it carries same value and expiration date.
  • 193668
    djhciskoski
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    Posted by djhciskoski on March 23, 2014 [reply] 0 0
    Right, but in the two links I showed, the 50% off did not need a code, so ???
    I get all of the codes that are different, each can be posted separately or added to the existing deal, but what to do when it is a sale, not a coupon?
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    • HouTex
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      Posted by HouTex on March 24, 2014 [reply] 0 0
      If one is a coupon and the other is a sale, they are definitely different. Previous deals (either sale or coupon) should be flagged alive again only if the terms are exactly the same.
    • 193712
    • HouTex
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      Posted by HouTex on March 24, 2014 [reply] 0 0
      Here's the appropriate wiki link - http://www.buxr.com/wiki/rules.....cate_deals
      Hope this helps to explain it.
    • 193713
    • HouTex
      admin
      Posted by HouTex on March 24, 2014 [reply] 0 0
      This is the text from that section:
      If the basic promotion terms have remained the same (discount, expiration, coupon URL, coupon code, etc) then the new submission is considered a duplicate. Coupons and sales can be resubmitted if the promotion terms change is significant enough to warrant a new submission. You can also re-submit a Sale or Coupon after it has been dead for 30 days or (in case the expiration date is not set) if the original submission is older than 120 days. Otherwise, do not re-submit. Instead flag the deal as 'alive again'.
    • 193716
    • HouTex
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      Posted by HouTex on March 24, 2014 [reply] 0 0
      Sometimes the sales are difficult to compare when the description is brief, we have to see if the exclusions are different or the sale may apply to a different group. Then it is not a duplicate.

      Here's another discussion about finding duplicates - http://www.buxr.com/topic/two-.....sions_3004

      If there's an overlapping offer with another part of a new deal, we just remove the overlapping part and let the rest of the deal stand.
  • 193740
    djhciskoski
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    Posted by djhciskoski on March 24, 2014 [reply] 0 0
    So, I have read all of that other stuff, and I get the idea, so I guess I just need to flag something that looks like a dupe, whether I post it or someone else, and let admin. take care of it.
    Does that part about older deals still exiat? I cannot find it, but maybe I am looking in the wrong place.
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    • HouTex
      admin
      Posted by HouTex on March 24, 2014 [reply] 0 0
      That's in the same section linked above (for coupons and sales). Any change on products are flagged only the first day and can be resubmitted after 24 hours, or the same deal after 30 days. Freebies are forever, those are the ones that are hard to find when they're older deals.
      Freebies

      No duplicate freebie submissions allowed regardless of the time when the previous submission was made or whether it was previously expired. This includes online free product requests and coupons that enable you to receive a product for free in-store. Before you submit a freebie, search the deals and make sure you click on 'Search older deals' link that appears at the bottom of search results.

      Products

      Product type deals can be resubmitted if they expire or if the price goes down, but not until after 24 hours from the initial submission. If within 24 hours, flag the deal alive again (if expired) or inaccurate (if price went down or you found a coupon code). Product type deals – for the same product, price, and store – can be resubmitted 30 days after the previous posting.
  • 193749
    mdshopper1
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    Posted by mdshopper1 on March 24, 2014 [reply] 0 0
    ohhhhhhh i never realized that there was a "search older deals" link!
  • 193813
    djhciskoski
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    Posted by djhciskoski on March 25, 2014
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    Me Neither! I think I have it all figured out now Mr Green

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