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Definitely something to keep an eye on. But neither @Farhad nor @Paul (or original @Rakesh, I think) have talked about the impact of online, direct marketing or ebay like business models on Groupon. Are their share of total business on the increase? In other words are the 'looking-for-a-deal' people finding better deals through online market? In India, I know a lot of people who say they find shopping on flipkart (et. al) better (especially for books). Many teens I talk to, routinely check the price on flipkart etc. before going out physically to shop & negotiate. LOL.

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I think Groupon and other daily deal sites are still able to thrive. I think that getting a good deal is the Internet Marketing strategy that made the internet the retail monster that it is. The daily deal sites that sell out to big companies the way that Woot.com did may fail because the bigger sites don't see or need the value in a daily deal site. As long as there are people looking online for bargains I think the daily deal will never die.

Jesse Fogarty

In my opinion I believe overall daily deals are most likely going to hurt businesses if they haven't already. I've recently began working for a daily deals aggregator which has had me spending a lot more time around the daily deals market.

I've personally found a few great deals from company's I otherwise wouldn't have every known (let alone purchased anything from). However, with that said I can safely say that for at least 75% of the purchases I make via a daily deals website I'm not likely going to repurchase anything from that company.

I don't know if it's because simply me but, I've seen (and bought)products at substantial discounts which I guess you could say un-motivate me when shopping around company's without and deals.

For consumers: it's amazing. Perfect opportunity to try out a new product for cheap. Which I guess in theory (if the consumer loved the product) would lead to repeat purchases. But, as I mentioned above would you like to pay (example) $50 for a pack of diapers when yesterday you paid 15?

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