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Voting down deals in a hurry hurts!

submitted on May 11, 2009 by MrCheap in "Buxr Website / Contests"
Guys, take good time looking at a deal before you vote it down! I had a 'worst deal' before and I know what it feels like.

Do not vote in a hurry!

http://www.buxr.com/deal/joann.....item_23016
http://www.buxr.com/deal/ann-t.....hase_23030
 

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  • 24679
    overaged
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    Posted by overaged on May 11, 2009
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    First point: of course voting down deals hurts. you all voted down 3 of mine when i first joined and I didn't know that religious items we're a no-no here. I know now and will never do that again.

    2nd point: People tend to look solely at the percentage of a deal (30%, 40%, 50% etc) and votes are cast based on that percentage. Let's take Joann for instance since this is the one you cite, one deal was for 40% online and off. the other deal is for 50% online only.
    They are both good deals if you have a Joann local to you.
    Because that 40% printable doesn't incur shipping whereas the 50% one does.
    However if you can only shop online than the 50% would be the better choice. But if you shopped in-store than the 40% would be the better deal cause then you avoid unnecessary shipping costs. Unless of course the one with the higher percentage also offers free shipping.

    These are all things to consider when voting on a deal.
  • 24707
    Solstice
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    Posted by Solstice on May 11, 2009 [reply] 1 1
    You're both missing one key point.

    http://www.buxr.com/examine/23016

    Vindanh failed to add the notice that it usable in-store, until the deal had already been up for 22 hours. This was long after I chose to vote on the offer.

    Perhaps the real issue with the Jo-Ann offer, is being as clear and exact as possible with deal submissions, as it can come back and bite you sometimes. (I've been there too.)

    Had that been mentioned initially it might have been a different story.
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    • MikeG
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      Posted by MikeG on May 12, 2009 [reply] 0 0
      I agree with your points on good submissions... but compared to some of the deals I see on the site that pass with no votes or positive votes, these deals do not deserve the pummeling they received.

      I've gotta agree with Mr. Cheap, seems like the result of an "angry mob."
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    • Solstice
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      Posted by Solstice on May 12, 2009
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      Knowing now that the Jo-Ann offer is also usable in-store I agree with you. Hopefully there is a lesson in-there for everyone regarding accuracy with submissions and the possible penalty.

      The Ann-Taylor coupon was clearly a gang-up, which then became a cascade effect for points.
  • 24823
    YanBz
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    Posted by YanBz on May 12, 2009 [reply] 0 0
    Just for the record, after discussing this with Mike, I took the deals mentioned here off the contest last night
  • 24835
    vinhdanh
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    Posted by vinhdanh on May 12, 2009 [reply] 0 0
    I fixed the deal right after you voted down the deal not 22 hours later. For some reason when I submitted the deal the image did not show up I had to restart from the beginning, then I left out the in-store part.
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    • Solstice
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      Posted by Solstice on May 12, 2009
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      Its alright, nobody's perfect. Just noting that an inaccuracy can cause such things to happen, that's all. I make mistakes in postings as well, and sometimes I've gotten burned for them.

      i.e The math was bad on my part, you fixed it two hours after the initial posting.

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