Q: How do you feel when someone updates your deal?

lilywow
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Some of our deals get updated by another member from time to time. How does everyone feel about that?  
lilywow posted Jan 19, 2013
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LindaKNor
I don't mind if their intent is to keep things current; but I don't like it and it is completely unnecessary for them to include a mean comment.
LindaKNor (rep: 12.8k) posted Jan 19, 2013
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cid681
At first thought I'd think I am being taken advantage of, but when you think about it rationally there can be a couple very justifiable reasons to just let it go. 1~ The deal had expired but was brought back at a later time, in which case they could have posted that deal on their own but decided to update yours. 2~ The goal of dealspl.us is to save the most money on consumer goods so as long as the new price is better (otherwise it's just an expired deal). 3~ Just like the original poster, the updater is probably just trying to get a good deal for the deal hunters.

These are just a few I can put together at the top of my head. I haven't had someone update my postings before so I will have to wait and see. The only thing that might really get me down is if people give my deal a thumbs down :-(
cid681 (rep: 1.03k) posted Jan 19, 2013
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ancagavs
it's ok if someone updates my deal, as long as there's a notable price difference. but there are some people that update deals with things that aren't that important.
ancagavs (rep: 15.2k) posted Jan 19, 2013
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lilywow
You bring up a good point cid681. I didn't think of it that way, but you make a lot of sense. I have see some of my old deals make front page because someone updated it. Thanks for the input
lilywow (rep: 8.33k) posted Jan 19, 2013
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LokaFreeThings2
The only time I update a deal is when I go to post a deal and find it has already been posted but has expired or the price has changed.

I don't see a problem updating someone's deal or having mine updated. We all have a common goal of giving people the best up-to-date deals and at the end of the day you are still getting money from the deal.

Sharing is what makes this site great so i'm happy if someone can update my deal and we both still make money from it:)

@LindaKNor People leave mean comments on your deal updates? I haven't seen anything of that nature but have you reported it? Hopefully, the person could be reported and/warned by the mods to be more considerate.
LokaFreeThings2 (rep: 2.96k) posted Jan 19, 2013
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LindaKNor
I haven't had any mean comments on mine, but have seen it. I will report in the future. Can't think of where it was at the moment.
LindaKNor (rep: 12.8k) posted Jan 19, 2013
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xptrish
I've been told the correct procedure is to update a post if it comes up and not to continue with another. This was directly from DP.
With the new addition of adding comments to " available again" Flags the reason for updating can be included.
I submit new posts occasionally when a ?duplicate comes up if the pictures don't match my deal because as we all know we are unable to change a picture on an updated post,only the original post member can do this.
I don't mind my deals being updated,I still make money on it and it may otherwise sit in the background earning me nothing.
xptrish (rep: 71k) posted Jan 19, 2013
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krmills1
I even update a deal if the price goes UP, it is only right to make sure that people that are searching for the deals get accurate pricing, even if we don't get credit for updating when a price increases.
krmills1 (rep: 14.2k) posted Jan 19, 2013
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MrBklynW
@krmills i don't see how that is right, as people should know what is the lowest price they could get for the item. What i think you should do is flagged the deal as dead. Well that's just my opinion because, i usually do prices checks on dealspl.us and compare to a item i'm looking and see if i'm getting a better deal or it was previously cheaper before. This way i know i should be patient and wait for the item to go on sale again.
MrBklynW (rep: 413k) posted Jan 19, 2013
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MrBklynW
and i personally don't mind people updating my post, people are welcome to as long as there is relevant reason for updating, price drop, additional coupons, or such.
MrBklynW (rep: 413k) posted Jan 19, 2013
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bbattag
Keep in mind that not all updates give the updater MM credit for them. Only major updates give the other person MM credit.

So if someone updates the deal to make the title clearer, you still get the credit.
bbattag (rep: 6.76k) posted Jan 19, 2013
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gangstabarbie
i don't appreciate it when someone updates my deal if there is a penny or nickel price drop. It's unnecessary and I feel that person is abusing the update/edit system to earn hits.
gangstabarbie (rep: 9.67k) posted Jan 19, 2013
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omegafemale
i don't like when i update info like - "60% off sale" changes to "70% off sale plus a coupon" and a mod (or anyone) only adds links to "pretty it up" BUT no credit is given for the original update. I've sent messages asking and am always told "the credit is there" but it's not. :(
omegafemale (rep: 211k) posted Jan 20, 2013
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Jazmine_ilene
I don't mind when someone updates my deal. I think its great that the item I had previously posted is now cheaper than what it was and maybe now more people ould be happier with the price even more. Getting credit and all that stuff is cool but it isn't that important to me. Making sure people are able to save money and find great deals is what matters.
Jazmine_ilene (rep: 11.9k) posted Jan 20, 2013
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tylerhews
thats a dumb rule @dddssss. an update is an update. they should just do away with the update bonus and call it a posting bonus. simple as that.
tylerhews (rep: 118) posted Mar 18, 2013
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ukaran
I don't mind much.
ukaran (rep: 2.18k) posted Mar 18, 2013
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minamesk
I'm with Jazmine_ilene on this. I think the best part about the entire site is finding great deals!
minamesk (rep: 3.32k) posted Mar 19, 2013
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cid681
I wanted to bring this to attention again, just today I updated my old deal from a $17.47 to the price drop of $14.97. I wanted the better part of an hour and even though my name was listed as an update on the deal page itself, ramana_forums updated it (presumably while my price update wasn't visible) to that new price, plus removing the additional info I put in the bottom.

I understand that since I have low rep that ramana would get their update faster than me, but will I still get the credit? What's bothersome is that the deal post went back to the recent deals page with my name tagged but old price.
cid681 (rep: 1.03k) posted Mar 28, 2013
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cid681
In case you are wondering, I was already suspicious that it would happen this way, that's why I posted a comment indicating the times :-)
http://dealspl.us/Tools-and-Hardware_deals/p_zircon-studsensor-e50-electronic-stud-finder
cid681 (rep: 1.03k) posted Mar 28, 2013
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Jazmine_ilene
aw thanks @minamesk lol
Jazmine_ilene (rep: 11.9k) posted Mar 28, 2013
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Nvaldera
I don't mind when people update my deals, but I think it's rude when people post the same product for a lower price from a different site on my deal. Has that happened to anyone else?
Nvaldera (rep: 22k) posted Mar 29, 2013
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Jazmine_ilene
@Nvaldera That's happened to me and I seen it happen to a few other people. I don't like when people do that at all lol
Jazmine_ilene (rep: 11.9k) posted Mar 29, 2013
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ParkerReed
its rude when people make rude comments on updates. @nvaldera i've seen it happen.
ParkerReed (rep: 2) posted Mar 29, 2013
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Acidbaby
Everyone should be posting a better price on your deal if they find one. Would you rather they just start a new deal for that item at the lower price? The purpose of this site is to save money for myself and everyone else here and if we find an item cheaper than someone posted surely I will be either posting a new deal or commenting your where to get it cheaper.
Acidbaby (rep: 6.83k) posted Mar 29, 2013
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