Q: Anyone else ready to stop coming here?

nskcsf
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This site has gone to hell. It no longer offers the quality that they use to have. Go to the freebies......1) use to get them all the time......barely ever come anymore. 2) there are so many free apps listed in freebies that you waste time looking for freebies that are more and more proving to be nothing in the long run. 3) more and more spam coming thru email....from sites you never went to. BRING BACK THE OLD DEALS!!!!!
nskcsf posted Feb 16, 2011
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BigJJ
I've been here a long time and find that the deals and coupons only get more expansive. Maybe the freebies do have too many free apps, but the rest of the site is better than ever.
BigJJ (rep: 21.7k) posted Feb 16, 2011
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omegafemale
BigJJ, OMG! Hi! Haven't seen you in a coon's age. Hope you've been doing well.

It, at the least, wouldn't hurt to add sub-categories for freebies - apps, free with s/h, free with purchase, free with participation.

Accuracy of deals/coupons brought me here originally. The monthly contest added to the attraction BUT it was the awesome people I met here who made it easy to want to stay. I miss Poe and Dvine and Smorz and K1W1.
omegafemale (rep: 211k) posted Feb 17, 2011
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Brentheriot
Freebies are almost always chancy if not from a big company's website. Usually doesnt matter what site you search. What I like about dealsplus is that people will usually leave coments to let you know which are worth the effort.
Brentheriot (rep: 61.7k) posted Feb 17, 2011
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poe601
Aww... I miss you too omegafemale and the others. It sure has changed here, But I'm not gonna stop coming here. This is still a great deals website! I have saved alot of money through dealsplus.They just need to iron out some more wrinkles, and I think they will!
poe601 (rep: 306k) posted Feb 17, 2011
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dealhugger
As a user I have placed orders for many Freebies ,few I received which were from big companies.My advice will be if you are not sure about websites leave that freebie alone .
dealhugger (rep: 5.24k) posted Feb 17, 2011
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hoabruce
You forgot about me Omega...that hurts. And I completely agree with everything you said Poe.
hoabruce (rep: 56.3k) posted Feb 17, 2011
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tonyviv
i love this site, got many many good deals. i do agree about the freebies though. but you have to realize itshard giving hings away for free. but there are definitly too many free apps!. good if you have a phone that could use them. buit all in all i love this site
tonyviv (rep: 123) posted Feb 17, 2011
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hemalaa
I agree. Before i used to get lots of freebies from this site. Almost none these days.
hemalaa (rep: 10.8k) posted Feb 17, 2011
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Acidbaby
I will still use it about as much as I currently do. Its basically my 3rd go to for deals the biggest upside is the photo descriptions. Other than that its just full of too many useless garbage submissions.
Acidbaby (rep: 6.83k) posted Feb 17, 2011
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nimrodboy3
i've been using this site for a long while now..it's definitely gotten better..but i think it depends a lot on the members. back in the day..i remember a lot more forum-like chats and threads..deals were a bit more deal-worthy..but i think there was different incentive back then.
nimrodboy3 (rep: 68k) posted Feb 17, 2011
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TheJammer
I agree completely with Acidbaby. What made this one of the top go-to sites for me initially was the photo descriptions. It made browsing through deals really fast versus the normal blog/forum style other sites use. Recently, though, it does seem to be getting a little too clogged. But maybe thats just the type of sites that are starting to popup (Groupon, citysearch, and the like) which just throw too many adverts at you for signing up to buy a product (you always do, however, have the option to unsubscribe).

That being said, I really did like the forum style chats that would go on often in the past, as nimrodboy3 mentioned. I was reminded of that recently with the great discussion between nimrodboy3, me, and a few others at this groupon deal: http://dealspl.us/freebies/p_free-groupon-credit.
TheJammer (rep: 1.13k) posted Feb 18, 2011
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nimase85
i think there should be a some subcategories for freebies but i lvu this site and i don't think i will be leaving any time soon
nimase85 (rep: 15.7k) posted Feb 18, 2011
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Bekah12
I believe that the stores aren't giving as many coupons. That is probably why it isn't as good.
Bekah12 (rep: 3) posted Feb 18, 2011
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TheJammer
Why a thumbs down for my comment?!
TheJammer (rep: 1.13k) posted Feb 20, 2011
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TheJammer
Seriously, what did I say wrong? This is still my first site I go to for deals, and I'm an active user/poster. I just wanted to know what was bad/wrong about what I said...
TheJammer (rep: 1.13k) posted Feb 20, 2011
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Skylrk525
As a relative new comer I have to tell you this site and the people are fantastic. I can’t comment on what it used to be, but it’s fantastic now. Seriously, I have saved THOUSANDS of dollars in the past year alone.

The only thing I have to say is when I was young I had to walk 10 miles to school, in the snow, and it was up hill both ways!

Forget the past, it was never as great as you remember, and enjoy the present. The deals rock.
Skylrk525 (rep: 21) posted Feb 20, 2011
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omegafemale
And hoabruce! I'm sure I missed a few more - like Zia saying "Hey Peeps!" ;)

I just miss the "the friendly/social" part of the site. :)
omegafemale (rep: 211k) posted Feb 21, 2011
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