Is Groupon a scam?

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Re: Is Groupon a scam?

Post by dovetail » Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:26 pm

I've good experience with groupon so far. I bought 2 Soopadooba Beanbags at $156 each (original $269). The quality great. Super comfie.

Also bought 2 Mophie Juicepack Plus. It's a alternate battery source for the iphone4. Wanted to get them in DEC10 for xmas for ds and dh but cost around $150 each to buy online from states. Groupon deal was $56 each, it was a great bargain!

All the items came in well and service was good.

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Re: Is Groupon a scam?

Post by kayemoss » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:12 pm

So far, so good on the vouchers i purchased from them. Only thing is the merchant might hard sell their services.

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Re: Is Groupon a scam?

Post by Sunshine lady » Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:36 pm

so far was good for f&b deals in the past year but now very sianz.

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Re: Is Groupon a scam?

Post by sweetiepie » Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:20 am

Bought some f&b coupons the first time. After trying out, never think of doing it again. The steamboat served exclude seafoods, must top up to full price for adults n children.

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Re: Is Groupon a scam?

Post by micollh » Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:00 am

i bought few of this canvas photo 30cmx 30cm in Nov 2011 vouvher, and i've sent the photo following the instructions, no confirmation and so on, i emailed them they said will feedback within 72 hours, no reply..did that few times.. same.. i even email to groupon to feedback on ther service.. no reply from groupon too.. so i not sure when will i get my photo.. it says 4 to 6 weeks.. finger cross


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Re: Is Groupon a scam?

Post by vicki » Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:33 am

Bought Groupons a few times (for the reputable companies) and had no problem thus far. If i rem correctly, my purchases were:-
1) 4 MPH $10 for $20 voucher
2) Some Waraku vouchers
4) 5 Pizza Hut vouchers (for the half px pasta) and most recently,
5) 8 Coffee Club $10 for $20 vouchers

Have used everything without any problem...

So i guess - just gotto be very selective of the merchant offering the deal. :)

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Re: Is Groupon a scam?

Post by Oppsgal » Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:20 pm

micollh wrote:i bought few of this canvas photo 30cmx 30cm in Nov 2011 vouvher, and i've sent the photo following the instructions, no confirmation and so on, i emailed them they said will feedback within 72 hours, no reply..did that few times.. same.. i even email to groupon to feedback on ther service.. no reply from groupon too.. so i not sure when will i get my photo.. it says 4 to 6 weeks.. finger cross
Same here... No news. Only sent 1 photo when bought 6. Quality also not good for the only photo received.

So far still chasing for the rest of the 5 photos. No response at all. Should we go CASE or what?

This is the first time got such problem... so far the rest of the deals still good.

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Is Groupon a scam?

Post by friendship » Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:57 am

I only tried the F&B from certain establishments that I am familiar with.

OK leh, bought from Groupon $7.50 voucher can buy $15 worth of meal. Definitely if purchase above $15 has to top up the difference. That was 6 mths ago.

2 weeks ago, just bought similar value from different F&B eateries.

never try 'spa', go there the person will ask you to sign this package that package. If don't sign, their face change to 'black'.

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Re: Is Groupon a scam?

Post by catwee06 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:52 pm

I bought some Brands chicken essences with Groupon voucher last year worth near a 50% discount. Since it is a reputable merchant and my family drinks brands chicken essences alot, it was quite a good buy.

i had bought some facials and spa vouchers too. same experiences of difficult to book appointment, have to top up a certain amount to get a better treatment cream and hardselling. but agreed this is not groupon's fault.

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Re: Is Groupon a scam?

Post by Oppsgal » Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:39 pm

No response when feedback! Buy at your own risk :?

:sweat: So what should consumers do if purchases not receive? :shrug:

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