Thursday, June 25, 2009

Groupon collective discounts

A few days ago I wrote about the Chinese phenomon of Tuangou - social shopping in groups. Another manifestation of this is Groupon, an American site that gives users discount deals as long as enough people sign up.

So for example you can get a $30 voucher for a bar for $15, as long as more than 40 people sign up to buy it. The site has buttons for you to share the deal with friends, taking it social. Each deal is for one day only.

At the moment some of the offers are pretty poor - Ghost Tour of San Francisco's Chinatown, anyone? - but it's a great idea. Bring it to the UK soon!

Thanks to Priyanka for the tip off!

See also - Ebay daily deals

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