It’s a fresh take on group buying. Several online start-ups negotiate for their members deep discounts for products/services – provided that enough would-be buyers sign up within a limited time frame.
They offer daily online deals that you can get delivered via Twitter or to your email in-box.
Today, for example, those of us in the San Francisco area can buy sailing lessons for $185 rather than $375 because the deal “tipped” when 50 bought and 52 now have. Or your family can visit the Oakland Zoo for $40 rather than $85 – if enough people say they want this offer.
A side benefit of such sites is seeing what people in your area think it worth buying or not – even at a discount.
Which one will break away from the pack and become our “go-to” service of this kind? I’ve enjoyed the savings and the ease of buying two deals at Groupon but LivingSocial will give them a good run for their money (and they both have buckets of it). Tell me what you think.