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Date: 05/31/12 04:08 PM

19 Responses to Groupon Has A Bit To Learn About Biology [Pic]

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    fancylad Male 30-39
    18410 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 4:09 pm
    Link: Groupon Has A Bit To Learn About Biology - This is why people don`t trust you, Groupon!
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    davymid Male 30-39
    12155 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 4:17 pm
    Seahorse Specials!
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
    2346 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 4:20 pm
    groupon is a horrible company.

    here is my rant about them since you asked and why a business should NEVER use them (I know from personal experience how bad they are for business).

    1. they attract BARGIN HUNGTERS not real other words, these customers have NO intentions of ever paying full price for your product, thus defeating the purpose of the deal.

    2. groupon will not give you much support and will often over sell a deal to the point that the company will be back logged for months.

    3. groupon customers are very self entitled and the minute you cannot give them exactly what they want, despite them getting a 60% or more discount on the deal, they will take to Yelp with a vengeance and destroy your companies name.

    4. the customers are mean spirited, they know they have no intention of returning but want to make sure you treat them like royalty.

    5. you will end up spending much much more than you make just hiring ex
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    Mogulman Male 18-29
    295 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 4:20 pm
    I got that email too! I was a bit confused...
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    chunkymonkie Male 13-17
    670 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 4:22 pm
    or like their tibetan commercial
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
    2602 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 4:35 pm
    Groupon always struck me as one of those Really Bad Ideas that was obviously unwise, despite being popular; like 99.99% of companies that were set up during the dot com bubble, or buying Facebook shares. If I want a quality product or service, the last place I`m going to go for it is a supplier that`s already unmotivated owing to their losing money on the deal by having to both discount the price and then split any revenue coming from the customer with a middle-man (that doesn`t also share in their costs for providing the product/service).

    I don`t have any friends that would be stupid enough to hand my e-mail address to spam-your-friends outfits like Groupon or LinkedIn, but if I did they`d find themselves dumped quicker than you could say "Data Protection Act".
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    35649 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    If the photo doesn`t show, click THIS
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15512 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 4:58 pm
    Maybe they hired someone from IAB to write their subjects
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    MrsPoods Female 18-29
    547 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 5:42 pm
    I`ve used Groupon successfully, several times. They`re always using corny humor like that.
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    davymid Male 30-39
    12155 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 6:22 pm
    Maybe they hired someone from IAB to write their subjects
    Hey, I heard that! We`re not all complete retards around here you know, I... I.. I.

    Yep, fair comment. We are. In fact, it`s a prerequisite.
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    talon0325 Male 40-49
    382 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 6:30 pm
    Let`s all get the "father" that spawned "Groupon"
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6740 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 11:53 pm
    What`s with the Groupon hate? I`ve used them a few times.
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    mackin Male 30-39
    210 posts
    June 1, 2012 at 12:02 am
    "Maybe they hired someone from IAB to write their subjects"

    - No, then it would have been "Deels for the man who gave biff too your"
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5414 posts
    June 1, 2012 at 4:24 am
    Agreed. Groupon can be great at times.
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    sparki1980 Male 30-39
    329 posts
    June 1, 2012 at 7:09 am
    Fairly certain it was just being funny... Poster must have missed that, because it was a better joke than most of the nonsense that gets posted on here.
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
    5557 posts
    June 1, 2012 at 7:17 am
    Editor: "I don`t think these gift suggestions are going to do much. Are there that many FTM`s with children?"
    Marketing: "Don`t worry: This will probably end up screen-shot on those mass-consumption sites. That`s even MORE advertisement..."
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    burbclaver Male 50-59
    878 posts
    June 1, 2012 at 7:46 am
    As a business owner, I agree that Groupon is a crap company. They are preying on small businesses that should know better. While you are working your ass off filling orders for customers who will never return once the deal is over, your real customers will be ignored and go away. Yes, if you own a bus company and have a bus going to a destination half empty, Groupon makes sense. Otherwise not. As a customer, many of the deals have fictitious savings, with "$200 value" put on something that has never been sold for $200 ever. On a final note, Groupon has a massive, invisible, outstanding debt of unfilled details that will one day bring the company down.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    June 1, 2012 at 8:06 am
    Apparently there`s a new show on ABC or one of those networks this fall that features two guys moving to California after getting jobs with Groupon. I think one of them is that McLovin` kid.
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
    2602 posts
    June 1, 2012 at 8:18 am
    It`s the spam factor that makes me hate Groupon. They make it very easy for selfish arseholes to volunteer your e-mail address to them on the promise of some crappy discount for items no-one wants or needs, but make it deliberately difficult to get off their mailing list once some twat has put you on it without your permission. LinkedIn works on the exact same premise of making it easy for someone else to sign you up, and nigh-on impossible for you to get them to stop spamming you with `reminders` to invitations you `forgot` to accept. They`re the modern-day equivalent of a chain letter / pyramid scheme.

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