So it would appear that group deals are all the rage now. Every other day, we see a new online company pop up offering group discounts. If you aren’t familiar with it, this is basically how it works.
- Group deal company gets merchant to offer a special discounted deal to its members. It could be for food or services.
- Deal goes live online but will only be available if a certain number of people have purchased it. We never know how many is this magical number. I’ve seen deals go live with as few as 1 person purchasing it.
- Customer buys the deal online and is issued an online voucher which can only be used between certain dates. If the deal doesn’t go through (too few people buying) then you get a refund (so they say)
It is usually advisable for you to make sure the time within which you can use the vouchers is suitable to you or that the location is near enough for you to get to. No point living in KL and buying a voucher to be used in Subang Jaya unless you go there often or are prepared to make the trip specially. I have purchased a few of these group deal vouchers for food and services so let me share some of my experiences with you to see if these group deal thingys are worth trying, and then you can share your story too 🙂