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Groupon

I have occasionally bought goods from Groupon but not that often. Despite Groupon offering 'special deals' I have often found that when I've checked their prices out with Amazon, ebay etc their prices are far from competitive.
Has anyone else had similar experiences with this or other similar sites?
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Re: Groupon

Yes, I always check before buying from Groupon.  I've found the short breaks are not always a good deal. Once, I rang the hotel to ask if there were any special offers, mentioned the Groupon deal and they immediately gave me 10% off the Groupon price.  Obviously this is at least the Groupon 'commission'.
I have found the restaurant deals to be particularly good though. Smiley
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Re: Groupon

I had some work done around my house through Groupon. The company told me they have to pay up to 50% to Groupon. They offered to return again and give me the same deal without involving Groupon.
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Re: Groupon

Companies go to Groupon as a way to generate business so if they whinge then they are saying that the management of the company are making wrong decisions.