I am a fan of Groupon and other deal sites but I always do my research and make sure the deal they are promoting is actually a deal! Always do a quick price check, the easiest way is to Google the item name and see the prices come up or use a price comparison website. The great thing with Groupon is they have great customer service. I have personally got my money back when I was not happy with a deal so check your deal sites return and exchange policy and price check!
Daily deal sites frequently attract criticism when they get caught exaggerating how much money you’re saving. Recently, an undercover investigation found that a deal advertised on Groupon (GRPN) was actually more expensive than the original price.
ABC’s “The Lookout” booked a stay at a “luxury hotel” in the Dominican Republic through Groupon Getaways at a price of $173 a night for a junior suite — a 44% discount, the site claimed. But another ABC producer booked directly with the hotel and got a “deluxe room” for $146. When they arrived, they discovered the rooms were exactly the same, which means they actually paid more by booking through Groupon.
Read the rest here: Groupon Slammed for Awful Resort ‘Deal’ – DailyFinance.