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Walmart giving Groupon a run for its money

submitted on October 29, 2010 by DebsFreebies in "Sales / Promotions", last updated on November 2, 2010 by YanBz
No one ever said success had to be born from an original idea. Sometimes, imitation works just fine. Whether that turns out to be true for Walmart, which has launched a deal of the day program similar to Groupon, only time will tell. Called CrowdSaver, the first deal launched this week on the retailer's Facebook page. If enough people "like" the deal, then it's on.

The CrowdSaver price is only available if the required number of "like" votes is met. This threshold of required votes may vary for each CrowdSaver item.

Link to CrowdSaver on Facebook:

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    Posted by sandyshore on October 29, 2010
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    Doesn't this part sound a little odd

    There are restrictions, including only one unit per person, the item is only available online at and only while supplies last.

    If it's only offered once they meet a certain amount of likes. Shouldn't they shut off the vote once they have enough 'likes' so as to not over offer the quantity available.
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      Posted by DebsFreebies on October 29, 2010
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      I agree with sounds like you "might" get the deal or you "might" not, depending upon votes, etc.
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      Posted by YanBz on November 2, 2010 [reply] 0 0
      When you "like" the deal on Groupon you actually commit to buy it. With Walmart, it looks like "liking" doesn't commit you to anything. So Walmart doesn't really know how many of these get purchased ahead of time.

      Note that your "liking the item" will get posted on your Facebook wall. The whole thing looks like an attempt at viral marketing, nothing else.

      P.S. Sony DVD Player w/ Headphones for $70 is a great deal though. Can't complain there. Cool
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      Posted by sandyshore on November 2, 2010 [reply] 0 0
      I guess you could get some good deals, I don't think this really compares to Groupon though. It's more like a daily deal then.
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    Posted by mish520 on November 2, 2010 [reply] 0 0
    thats really weird. I love Groupon been using it for over a year.

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