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When does one use "Nationwide" and when "select states or cities?"

submitted on August 24, 2011 by equipurple in "Buxr Website / Contests"
I posted two deals, one for Value City Furniture and one for LongHorn Steak House.
http://www.buxr.com/deal/29-99.....ouse_90359
http://www.buxr.com/deal/free-.....ture_90338

Value City is in 17 states
LongHorn in 33

HouTex, bless his soul, edited both to include the list of states they exist in. I think that was overkill on LongHorn, and probably on Value City as well. I could not put my mouse on the information for the then-new geography addition to the submission process. Does Nationwide truly mean only all 50 states?

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    YanBz
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    Posted by YanBz on August 24, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    There is a trick HouTex knows and you don't. Those states can be assigned for most limited area deals with just one mouse click during deal submission. I challenge you to find it. Mr Green
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    equipurple
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    Posted by equipurple on August 24, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    Could it be the "Store Area" button on submission form "2. The Details?"
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    HouTex
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    Posted by HouTex on August 24, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    Why do you think it's "overkill" to be accurate? Just curious.
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    • YanBz
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      Posted by YanBz on August 24, 2011 [reply] 0 0
      Bless your soul, HouTex! Amused
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    • HouTex
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      Posted by HouTex on August 24, 2011
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      Why? Because I'm curious, or because I'm a perfectionist? Mr Green Must be my type A personality! Roll Eyes
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    YanBz
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    Posted by YanBz on August 24, 2011
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    You are too quick, it is not fun. I was going to tourture you a bit. Smile
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    • equipurple
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      Posted by equipurple on August 24, 2011 [reply] 0 0
      Too quick because your UI is good.
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    equipurple
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    Posted by equipurple on August 24, 2011
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    Look at the deal for LongHorn.

    To MY MIND, the listing of so many states is clutter and noise on the page. I understand LongHorn to be a "National" chain. Those in the western third of the country, perhaps not so, but if they were interested in the deal, they could click on the store locator so conveniently added in the comment section.

    Now look at another deal in the food category for AMC Theatres http://www.buxr.com/deal/amc-t.....1/tag/Food

    No listing of states. I still understand AMC Theates to be a "National" chain. Even without a conveniently listed locator, I could still find one nearby. Yet AMC, as it turns out, is only in 31 states.

    When looking at a truly regional chain (Papa Ginos, for instance, in MA, CT, RI, NH, ME only), I can see listing 5 states. 33 states seems adds too much noise for the level of accuracy achieved.

    Perfectionism, perhaps, but at the a cost.
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    • YanBz
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      Posted by YanBz on August 24, 2011 [reply] 0 0
      I am sure the presentation can be improved. This doesn't mean however that the feature is an overkill or useless. It filters out local deals for those not interested in them, which I think can be very helpful.

      Here are some ways to make the limited availability deals look better:
      1. Use abbreviations instead of full state names
      2. When it is more than 25 states, say smth like: Available Nationwide except this states: ...
      3. Just post "Limited Availability" and offer states in a pop-up box on mouse over or click
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    • DebsFreebies
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      Posted by DebsFreebies on August 25, 2011 [reply] 0 0
      Maybe have a selection for a geographic specific area, i.e."primarily northern states" or "southern region". I do think it is appropriate to include the area but I do agree it looks a bit messy in the deal post.
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    • YanBz
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      Posted by YanBz on August 25, 2011 [reply] 0 0
      Good idea and an interesting challenge for a computer programmer. I love those! Smile
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    equipurple
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    Posted by equipurple on August 25, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    How about mini icons of the US with colored areas?

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