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"Race to the Freebie" deals.

submitted on July 27, 2012 by equipurple in "Buxr Website / Contests"
Some discussion on a deal here that I started replying to, and thought it better here as a discussion than buried in the deals.
Sandyshore says:
Saying this is best posted as discussion topic bothers me because I've seen us encouraged to post freebies as deals by Yan when we know all the details, which was the case with this deal. I don't understand why it just wasn't flagged as low value. It is certainly not the worst deal I've seen lately... One even made Best Deal of the Day before Yan flagged as low value! ...

You make a good point, Sandyshore. Yes, it could have been flagged as low value and killed; I did not think of that option when I negged it.
Going forward as a community, we can decide how we should treat these. At first glance, I like the idea of codifying these as discussion topics rather than deal items, and with the marker Race to the Freebies. For anyone who enjoys chasing these deals, they are conveniently grouped in one area and searchable. For anyone who prefers their freebies unlimited by time and luck, they do not get grouped in with Freebie Deals.

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    Posted by mooncow728 on July 27, 2012
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    I think they should be posted as deals but have the ability to submit them contest off. With discussion topics comments easily get buried and it would be hard to try to pick out the items still available. For instance the Right at Home deals are only available for a short amount of time but there are many companies that give out a limited amount of freebies on a daily basis. Since comments can't be flagged as dead then everyone would have to click every link to see what is available.

    Maybe even creating a new category (Limited time freebies, or race to the freebie) for these types of deals would be helpful. If you are lucky enough to get some of these limited time deals, they can be great. I know I've gotten a few and many times they are full sized products. I just don't think the poster should be punished because the majority of people can't get it. It is still obtainable and a deal in my eyes, it just takes a little more time and effort.
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    Posted by clover on July 27, 2012 [reply] 0 0
    I personally thought with all of the deals that psplove has offered that he might have had an "off contest" to use to end the deal. When a deal gets that many negatives it will let members think before they post a deal that really isn't.
    • mooncow728
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      Posted by mooncow728 on July 27, 2012
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      He probably does but why should he have to use it? It is in fact a legitimate deal. Maybe the quantities are limited but what freebie isn't? Any free sample on here could only be giving out a few thousand or so but they don't say on the site. How many times have you received an email saying they ran out of samples so you won't get one or they substitute it for a coupon? I guess my problem lies there. What is the difference between a regular sample that doesn't say how many they give out, and a sample that lists a quantity?
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    Posted by sandyshore on July 27, 2012
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    See here's the thing, I've seen deals that are limited availability that deserve at least a mention. I don't think we should eliminate them being posted or keep them from being posted if they are an actual freebie. The freebies that bother me are the ones that have many questions about them actually being valid. I agree with mooncow's take on the posting of the deals. I also think "freebies" of any kind encourage interest in Buxr which is always good.

    In reference to the Right at Home deals, I've seen them offered and they have no official end time and very few available packets. I will tell you I got one of their packets one time and it was one of the best freebies I've gotten. It had several packets like you can buy in the store (full size) with different cleansing clothes and coupons. They are very limited, usually only a few thousand sometimes less, if you are one of the lucky ones you'll be glad that someone posted the deal. I think of them more like lotteries and everyone is free to choose whether they are interested or not in investing the time or sharing their address.
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    Posted by Goofy_Girl on July 27, 2012 [reply] 0 0
    Wow, this is the first "Worst Deal of the Day" I've seen. I feel so bad for the poster. Sad

    I agree, we shouldn't get rid of these types of "lottery" freebies. Just making a separate freebie category that was already mentioned, such as "Limited Time and Quantity Freebies" or "Race to the Freebie" would be satisfactory. Smile
    • psplove
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      Posted by psplove on July 27, 2012
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      Goofy_Girl. Don't feel so bad for me to got a "Worst Deal of the Day". I still feeling happy! Because I can learn more new thing. and thanks for everyone support. I will continue to posting more good thing for all members! Smile

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