Friday, June 1, 2012 8:18:38 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.
Friday, June 1, 2012 8:06:42 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.
Friday, June 1, 2012 7:46:40 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.
Friday, June 1, 2012 7:17:29 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..."