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The Recycling of Deals Over 30 Days Old
Let me propose a point of possible debate, only because I love the site. Imagine for a moment that any deal over 30 days old could now be recycled, which is how it currently stands, so no real imagination is needed. That means that an individual could go though every older deal, that is in no way new, and resubmit it.
This would have the effect of burying all the newer shorter-lived deals, which are often better anyway, under a landslide of deals that we have already seen, and it would only have added duplicated items to the site. So when your interested party comes to shop and uses the search engine, they could plausibly see multiples of the same deal 2-3 times. Is this useful to the shopper? Additionally, now instead of having those h*-hum deals all the way back at page ten, they have to dig through 10 pages to get to the good one they are looking for. Are we looking for lots of h*-hum deals, or the best the can be had?
I don't see any value added to site by allowing deals to be recycled if they were already on the site in the first place. I only suggest this argument for the benefit of the site, users, and shoppers, so please give me a good counter-argument to it.