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August 20, 2011

Roundup of my Groupon and daily deals coverage

Filed under: daily deals, groupon, livingsocial — Rakesh Agrawal @ 6:39 pm

If you have experiences — good or bad — that you’d like to share, email dailydeals@agrawals.org. I also maintain a companion blog focused on sharing Groupon, LivingSocial and other deal experiences.

Start here

Analysis of the S-1/third amendment

Analysis of the S-1/second amendment

For businesses considering using Groupon

For potential investors

For consumers

My daily deals stories on TechCrunch

My comments in other media outlets

My series on local search

Groupon IPO at risk/Groupon in danger of collapse stories from other outlets

Other great resources on daily deals space

Originally published June 12, 2011; regularly updated.

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14 Comments »

  1. Hey Rocky, check out this article that mentions another class action case:

    http://www.sfbg.com/2011/06/14/groupons-secret

    Comment by Eric Sampson — June 16, 2011 @ 10:19 am

  2. [...] Roundup of my Groupon and daily deals coverage [...]

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  5. Rocky, thanks for the ongoing “daily deal” coverage. I had been wondering why these companies are exempt from the rules that apply to merchant cash advance because the business model is similar, particularly those that are now offering the cash within days. Cash advances have proved to be disastrous for many small businesses. While they don’t use terms like interest rate, because the paybacks are based on sales volume, if one averages the projected payback dates the interest rates are astronomical, as are Groupons. Daily deals are an unsecured loan and I see risk for both the merchant and the consumer.

    That being said, gift cards sold by merchants are also exempt from the rules that apply to cash advance and the merchant receives the money within a few days. Gift cards are an advance against delivery of a product or service but the merchant isn’t giving away 40% to a third party.

    Comment by Sandy Ackerman — June 30, 2011 @ 7:13 am

  6. Hey Rocky,

    Interesting collection. I think this industry is def going to get worse before it stabilizes into a long-term viable model. Either way – thanks for helping to keep the information organized!

    Check us out if interested – http://www/ddfs.org

    Comment by Matt — August 24, 2011 @ 9:46 am

  7. Sorry! http://www.ddfs.org. Too much coffee this morning!

    Comment by Matt — August 24, 2011 @ 9:47 am

  8. [...] writing extensively about Groupon and the daily deals space. You can read and watch my coverage on my Groupon resource page. I want to talk to Groupon employees to share a more complete picture of what Groupon is all [...]

    Pingback by For Groupon employees: my visit to Chicago « reDesign — August 25, 2011 @ 1:48 pm

  9. [...] Agrawal is a product strategist and consultant who has been covering Groupon intensively since its IPO was announced. He is on twitter at @rakeshlobster. He previously worked [...]

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  10. [...] Agrawal is a product strategist and consultant who has been covering Groupon intensively since its IPO was announced. He is on twitter at @rakeshlobster. He previously worked [...]

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  12. [...] Agrawal es un estratega de producto y consultora que se ha cubriendo Groupon intensamente desde la salida a bolsa fue anunciada. Es en Twitter en @ rakeshlobster . Con [...]

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  13. [...] written quite a bit about how bad a deal running Groupons is for many businesses, including the extremely lopsided merchant agreement and the potential for Groupon to damage [...]

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  14. [...] Wer sich noch weiter in das Thema vertiefen möchte: ein wunderbare Linksammlung von vielen Artikeln über Groupon findet sich bei Rakesh Agrawal und auch dem US-Deal-Aggregator Yipit, der in seinem Blog die [...]

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