DiscountDeals.com

Yep, it’s another one of those sites that finds and aggregates deals (and presents an RSS feed too of course). I got an email from the CEO asking me to take a look at it and what do you know, the first time I looked at it, I saw a 60% discount on certificates from Restaurant.com and it just so happens that I have a gift certificate for them from my last birthday, so I will probably be trying that coupon code very soon… There are also tons of Dell coupon codes listed and we’ve been toying with getting a big old flat panel (LCD) to replace our clunky CRT’s…

Another nice thing about the site is that it clearly says “EXPIRED” next to the deals that are uhhh, expired. Maybe that’s standard practice with these sites, but I never noticed it with techbargains.com which is the one site that I check every now and then.

2 thoughts on “DiscountDeals.com

  1. Hmm, sounds like another use case for MS’s Simple List Extensions’ “list semantics,” which say that when you take an item out of the feed, that means it’s gone, deleted, don’t show this to the user anymore, instead of just “well, maybe it fell out the bottom of the feed.” As long as they don’t have too many things that are good forever, or good for six months, so that they’d wind up with a monster of a feed listing every single still-valid deal, that ought to work better for people like me, using a reader that just ignores changes after the first time it sees a post.

  2. Ah, I didn’t look at the feed to see that they are already pulling expired items from there, rather than changing the title to say “Thing you really wanted – Expired.” I’m not sure it’s quite in their business interest to hide an expired item from a feed reader, though: if there’s only one thing in the feed that interests you, and it’s expired and removed from the feed before you read it, then they don’t get a clickthrough/pageview out of you.

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