What Can You Do When The Deal Goes Bad?

Thousands of deals happen every day on the Daily Deal websites listed on LoveOneDaySales.co.nz.

The vast majority of them go ahead without a hitch 🙂

But sometimes, for some reason or another, something goes wrong and the deal goes bad 🙁

  • Maybe the deal turns up but it’s not what you expected?
  • Maybe your deal doesn’t arrive when you thought it would?
  • Maybe your credit card gets charged twice?

What can you do about it when it happens to you?

What Can You Do When The Deal Goes Bad?

  1. Locate their customer support system on their website
    • Usually this is an email form
    • or a “support ticket” system
    • or sometimes just an email address
  2. Describe your problem and ensure you include any reference numbers, receipt numbers, date and time etc so your problem is easy to track
  3. Include what you want to happen next Eg a replacement? a different item? a refund?
  4. Include your expectation of when you would like a result Eg “Please provide a replacement product by Friday the 20th of Jan”
  5. If you don’t hear from them, or the date you set for them passes, fill in the contact form again
  6. If that doesn’t work, let me know via this website and I’ll see what I can do

Cheers,

Sheldon Nesdale
The Daily Deal Sheriff

4 Reasons Why Most Daily Deal Sites Choose 12 Noon For Their New Deals

Have you noticed that most Daily Deal websites release their new deals at 12 Noon (mid day)?

Some Daily Deal websites have chosen 12 o’clock midnight and others have chosen random times like 10am.

Why?

4 Reasons Why 12 Noon Is The Best Time For New Daily Deals

  1. Because no-one is asleep when your new deals go live (almost everyone is asleep at midnight)
  2. Because it builds anticipation when you receive that preview email 5 minutes before it is live on the website (no-one will read your email at midnight, and by morning it might be buried under other emails)
  3. Because it creates potential for a buying frenzy when the deal is totally awesome because there is scarcity at midday, because you know everyone else has seen this deal too (perception of scarcity is a powerful psychological effect)
  4. Because you generate excitement in one of your biggest potential customer segments: office workers. This excitement can spread quickly through the office and pretty soon, everyone has signed up. (This entire group is asleep at midnight)

So why do some Daily Deal websites choose midnight?

One potential reason is that it is easier to schedule from a programming point of view.

And why do other Daily Deal websites choose earlier times like 10am?

Perhaps because they want their emails to get to you before you get slammed by all the 12noon emails.

Today’s Changes to the List of 1 Day Sale Websites

  1. New category: “5 Hot Daily Deal Websites“. This is now category #1
  2. Renamed category: Was called “TOP 1 Day Deal websites” now called “MORE 1 Day Deal Websites“. This is now category #2
  3. New category: Wine, Beer & Spirits (4 websites moved to this category)
  4. New category: Electronics (3 websites moved to this category)
  5. New category: Coming Soon (for websites just collecting email addresses before launch + those that haven’t met the criteria for being on one of the lists)

+ I’ve added subtle lines between all the listings.

What do you think of these changes? Write your comments below.

New Daily Deal Website Ideas

We’ve seen the following types of Daily Deal Websites so far:

  • T-shirts
  • Wine
  • Experiences
  • Charities
  • Kids toys
  • Video Games
  • Movies/DVD’s
  • Books
  • Electronics/technology
  • Sports equipment
  • Fragrance
  • Fishing Gear

What ideas do you have for a new Daily Deal website?

I’ll get us started:

  • Office products – 1 stationery item every day
  • Confectionery – 1 bag of crazy lollies or chocolate everyday (not just the same old stuff you can get from the supermarket)

Add your ideas in the comments below.

An Idea For A New “Daily Deal” Website…

Here’s an idea for a new “Daily Deal” style website:

  • 1 Featured Charity per day that you can donate $5 to

What do you think?

What could we call it? Eg “DailyGive.co.nz”? Or something else?

Would you volunteer your time to help me build it or run it?

Would you donate to the charity, if you thought it was a worthy cause?

Have your say in the comments below:

Today’s Changes To The Order Of “Top 1 Day Sale Websites” (June 1st)

Old “Top 1 Day Sale Websites” List

  1. www.1-Day.co.nz
  2. www.3Deals.co.nz
  3. www.SnatchADeal.co.nz
  4. www.FirstIn.co.nz
  5. www.CatchOfTheDay.co.nz
  6. www.DealADay.co.nz
  7. www.6shooter.co.nz
  8. www.DaySale.co.nz
  9. www.TodaySale.co.nz
  10. www.MightyApe.co.nz
  11. www.Ziwi.co.nz
  12. www.DailyDo.co.nz
  13. www.GameADay.co.nz
  14. www.RotoruaOneDayDeal.co.nz

New “Top 1 Day Sale Websites” List

  1. www.1-Day.co.nz [no change]
  2. www.FirstIn.co.nz [+2]
  3. www.3Deals.co.nz [-1]
  4. www.SnatchADeal.co.nz [-1]
  5. www.CatchOfTheDay.co.nz [no change]
  6. www.DealADay.co.nz [no change]
  7. www.6shooter.co.nz [no change]
  8. www.DaySale.co.nz [no change]
  9. www.TodaySale.co.nz [no change]
  10. www.MightyApe.co.nz [no change]
  11. www.CrazySales.co.nz [new]
  12. www.Ziwi.co.nz [-1]
  13. www.DailyDo.co.nz [-1]
  14. www.GameADay.co.nz [-1]
  15. www.RotoruaOneDayDeal.co.nz [-1]

The order of the list is determined by votes.

Old “WINE 1 Day Sale Websites” List

  1. www.WineDay.co.nz
  2. www.1-DayCellar.co.nz
  3. www.LovrichWines.co.nz

New “WINE 1 Day Sale Websites” List

  1. www.WineDay.co.nz [no change]
  2. www.LovrichWines.co.nz [+1]
  3. www.1-DayCellar.co.nz [-1]

The order of the list is determined by votes.

Old “SHOPPING Websites with Daily Deals” List

  1. www.OffTheBack.co.nz Daily Deals
  2. www.TheSale.co.nz
  3. www.Top-10.co.nz
  4. www.Hyper.co.nz Daily Deals
  5. www.FragranceX.co.nz Specials
  6. www.WhatsOnSale.co.nz
  7. www.TheDeal.co.nz Daily Deals
  8. www.1DayFishingSale.co.nz
  9. Shopping.YahooXtra.co.nz Daily Deals
  10. Shopping.NZHerald.co.nz Daily Deals

New “SHOPPING Websites with Daily Deals” List

  1. www.OffTheBack.co.nz Daily Deals
  2. www.1DayFishingSale.co.nz
  3. www.Top-10.co.nz
  4. www.TheDeal.co.nz Daily Deals
  5. www.FragranceX.co.nz Specials
  6. www.Hyper.co.nz Daily Deals
  7. www.WhatsOnSale.co.nz
  8. www.TheSale.co.nz
  9. Shopping.YahooXtra.co.nz Daily Deals
  10. Shopping.NZHerald.co.nz Daily Deals

The order of the list is now determined by votes.

What Is The Funniest Deal You’ve Seen Lately?

This page is dedicated to the funniest deal’s you’ve seen.

The funniest deal I’ve seen lately is the “LED Color Changing Shower Head with Remote” from TheDeal.co.nz:

I have so many questions!:

  1. Why a remote control?
  2. Do I really want to shower in the dark?
  3. Can I get a waterproof iPod so I can have music with my lights?

What hilarious products have you seen for sale?

Add them to the comments below.

You can add photos with this code:

<img src=”http://web-address-of-your-photo.com/the-photo.jpg” width=”300″>

When Something Goes Wrong With A Daily Deal, Is It Hard To Talk To A Real Person?

Have you ever suffered from one of these problems?

  • You’re not sure your order went through, you want to check with someone right now before you miss out
  • Your package hasn’t arrived yet, it’s overdue
  • Your purchase arrived but it isn’t what you expected, you want to return it for a refund
  • Your purchase is faulty, you want a refund or a replacement

What do you do in these situations?

Do you:

  • Pick up the phone and call customer services?
  • Find an email address on the contact page?
  • Fill in a contact form on their website?
  • Open a support ticket using their online system?
  • Click “Reply” on one of the daily newsletters and write your message there?

Have you noticed that not all the Daily Deal websites offer all of these contact methods?

Have you noticed that most of the time you can’t find a phone number at all, they force you to write an email to them?

Why are they so secretive about their phone numbers sometimes?

Perhaps they only have a couple of staff and they are too busy finding new products for next week, they are too busy to talk to you?

What are your thoughts on this?

  • How annoying is it not being able to find a phone number and talk to a real person?
  • Can you understand their perspective for not providing a phone number?

 

Today’s Changes To The Order Of “Top 1 Day Sale Websites” (April 15th)

Old List

  1. www.1-Day.co.nz
  2. www.3Deals.co.nz
  3. www.SnatchADeal.co.nz
  4. www.FirstIn.co.nz
  5. www.DealADay.co.nz
  6. www.6shooter.co.nz
  7. www.CatchOfTheDay.co.nz
  8. www.TodaySale.co.nz
  9. www.DaySale.co.nz
  10. www.Ziwi.co.nz [Books]
  11. www.MightyApe.co.nz
  12. www.DailyDo.co.nz
  13. www.GameADay.co.nz
  14. www.RotoruaOneDayDeal.co.nz

New List

  1. www.1-Day.co.nz [no change]
  2. www.3Deals.co.nz [no change]
  3. www.SnatchADeal.co.nz [no change]
  4. www.FirstIn.co.nz [no change]
  5. www.CatchOfTheDay.co.nz [+2]
  6. www.DealADay.co.nz [-1]
  7. www.6shooter.co.nz [-2]
  8. www.DaySale.co.nz [+1]
  9. www.TodaySale.co.nz [-1]
  10. www.MightyApe.co.nz [+1]
  11. www.Ziwi.co.nz [-1]
  12. www.DailyDo.co.nz [no change]
  13. www.GameADay.co.nz [no change]
  14. www.RotoruaOneDayDeal.co.nz [no change]

The order of the list is determined by votes.

Apple Surprise Everyone By Debuting iPad In NZ

You heard it first here, iPad have announced that NZ is not only the first country to see the sun, it will be the first country to see & touch the iPad.

iPad is the best way to experience the web. View whole pages in portrait or landscape on the large Multi-Touch screen. And let your fingers do the surfing.

There’s nothing like the Mail app on iPad. With a split-screen view and expansive onscreen keyboard, it lets you see and touch your email in ways you never could before.

A vivid LED-backlit IPS display makes viewing photos on iPad extraordinary. Open albums with a tap. Flip through your pictures one by one. Or play a slideshow and share your photos.

The 9.7-inch high-resolution screen makes iPad perfect for watching HD movies, podcasts, music videos and more.

You can buy the Apple iPad from Firstin.co.nz

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