From meal deals to discount days out, bargain breaks to reduced rates on home and garden wares. You name it; it’s probably listed on a group buying website. So why am I so sceptical about these offers?
After an investigation by the Office of Fair Trading, Groupon has been given three months to change its practises to make sure it stays within the law. Will the ruling make you more likely to hunt for ‘daily deals’?
One way to unlock better value is to buy together, as many consumers are now realising. Ed Mayo, Secretary General of Co-operatives UK, looks at the best co-operative buying schemes and how can we encourage more.
Adverts for injectable cosmetic treatments are an uncertain area, but advertising Botox® through group buying sites is a no-no. That’s why we contacted new site Wowcher and got them to remove an offending deal…
A recent survey shows that 73% of Brits are concerned about having injectable cosmetic treatment from a provider who isn’t appropriately qualified. So why do so many people buy ‘blind’ from group buying sites?
Group buying, discount voucher codes, BOGOF offers… every day we’re bombarded with endless ways to save money and get things for ‘free’ – but do they save us money? Does it really pay to get things for free?
We’ve been experiencing a mini Twitter storm all day after being alerted to a mis-advertised offer on Groupon. The product featured in the group buying site’s email this morning led us to an entirely different product.
Group buying websites seem to be taking over the internet, bombarding us with offers of 90%-off laser exfoliation and half-price sushi if enough of us get on board. But are they actually as good as they make out?
I recently heard data described as the oil of the internet, the lifeblood that keeps the World Wide Web spinning and a currency for savvy consumers to trade. But is trading your data for online discounts fair, or even safe?
Check out deals on group buying sites and you’ll find many bargains for cosmetic treatments. But should we make snap decisions about these treatments – or are these sites tempting us to buy before we think?