It feels as though we are now drowning in “daily deals.”
In addition to the saturated market, I’ve heard other concerns about the daily deal process. For example, many of the featured businesses are relatively unknown, so each offer is an attempt to gain some name recognition and product loyalty. But from a consumer’s standpoint, it involves a risk to buy cleaning services, spa treatments or sushi from a vendor you’re unfamiliar with.
Some other complaints I’ve heard during the deal site era:
While some deal sites have been successful (Living Social is now even branching out to add real-time discounts to its offers), others are disappearing. (Has anyone seen anything from Spark Spree in the last month?) I’m sure some have dissolved for lack of a unique business strategy, although maybe others will rebound (Check out Savvy Like Me’s note to its audience.)
Here are some other deal sites in addition to those listed above. Which sites offer the best deals? What other sites do you check regularly?
Is anyone else in deal overload? What kinds of deals would you like to see more often?
– By Lauren Davidson, Atlanta Bargain Hunter