Yet another deal site.
After startups are done creating this “big deal” category (and we pat their back for this), biggies have woken up and are now launching their deal site (Rediff launched Rediff DealHoJaaye, Times Internet launched TimesDeals).
Mouthshut too has joined the bandwagon with the launch of Dealface (good take on ‘mouth’ shut). The site works like any other deal site (currently available only in Mumbai) – i.e. you can buy the deal from the site, will receive the coupon (via email/SMS).
From what I know, most of the deal sites are crumbling and lately, the rush is to get more deals to the site, without completing the entire sales process (we have received quite a few emails from angry users about retailers rejecting the deal coupons, calling it invalid/not as per T&C (“sorry, we forgot to mention that deals were available only during weekdays, not weekends”).
Do we have more deal sites than unique deals offered? What’s your take?
Don’t you think that there is a need for vertical deal sites/niche/more focused?
[Thanks Dhruv for the tip.]