Groupon suspends gun deals


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Guillermo
January 22, 2013, 12:38 PM
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/01/22/groupon-distances-itself-from-gun-community-indefinitely-suspends-all-gun-related-deals/

My reaction was to cancel my account and send them an email saying.

To Whom it May Concern,

Due to your anti-gun policy I have cancelled my account. If you change your mind and decide to support individual rights you are free to contact me.

Until that time I am happy to use your competitors.

Thank you

I suggest that everyone do the same.

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Elkins45
January 22, 2013, 01:17 PM
I have been subscribed to Groupon for a couple of years now and I don't ever remember seeing a gun related offer.

Guillermo
January 22, 2013, 01:19 PM
I would concealed handgun class coupons every week

Guillermo
January 22, 2013, 01:27 PM
Elkins,

Whether or not you see the gun deals or not, it is their policy and I would suggest that you cancel.

blarby
January 22, 2013, 01:43 PM
Playing devils advocate....

Who is groupons competitor ?

Their business model is so broken, their stock is falling through the floor, and most legitimate businesses wont accept them anyway.

hso
January 22, 2013, 02:21 PM
We had a thread on this already where it was shown that they had "deals" from shooting ranges. Is this truly new or not and has anyone tried to verify the accuracy of the article?

Guillermo
January 22, 2013, 02:50 PM
HSO

it is reported widely

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/50548612/ns/local_news-chicago_il/#.UP7fGic0WSo

http://www.myfoxdfw.com/story/20628295/groupon-cancels-gun-class-deal

http://www.newsmax.com/US/groupon-cancels-gun-deals/2013/01/22/id/472422

Guillermo
January 22, 2013, 02:55 PM
Blarby



I don't understand what you are saying about retailers not accepting them. That is not how they work.

You get a deal that you like, say $20 worth of food for $10. You buy it through the service and present it at the restaurant. The restaurant pays to have the deal created and promoted by LivingSocial or whoever the service is.

here is a partial list of groupon competitors
shnoop.com
DealQUE
CheapToday.com
PLAY@ Savvy Circle
OfferMint, Inc
8coupons
Yipit
CherryDeals
Ouffer
DealOn
LivingSocial
BuyWithMe
AtCost.com
Offermatic
The DealMap
DreamWalk
Tippr Tippr
Deal Current
1saleaday
groopful
ChompOn
crowdclick
mamapedia
homerun
MyDailyThread.com
Deals for Deeds (just in Washington, D.C.)
DealRadar.com
Scoop St. (New York City)
ScoopCoups.com
TwoBuckDuck.com
Savvylikeme.com (Atlanta)
GetGrouby.com
Certifikid.com (DC)
TryItLocal.com
SnagandSave.com (Phoenix)
Wrazz.com (Seattle)
DealChicken.com
Gilt City
Juice In The City
We Give to Get (Chicago)

Guillermo
January 22, 2013, 03:11 PM
HSO,

Just got this email response

Thank you for reaching out to us. We appreciate your feedback and take these inquiries seriously.
Due to customer feedback such as yours, gun-related deals -- including shooting ranges, conceal-and-carry, and clay shooting -- are on hiatus as we review our internal policies for the types of deals that we feature. Groupon has always aimed to offer deals driven by local consumer preference and request; at this time, enough consumers have asked us to eliminate the category that we believe a review is warranted. A decision has not yet been made.
Thank you again for contacting us and please let me know if I can do anything else to help.
Regards,
Matt W
Groupon Customer Support

support@groupon.com

Red Sky
January 22, 2013, 03:34 PM
Looks like they will be receptive, then. I'm going to send them an email even though I'm not currently a subscriber, hopefully everyone else can do the same. I'll spread the word on this. Thanks!

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