Skip to comments.Groupons response to gun related merchants.
Posted on 01/29/2013 11:03:27 PM PST by DeathBeforeDishonor1
Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us.
We understand that this is a sensitive topic, and that some of our customers may not agree with our choice to pause the promotion of firearm-related deals. Groupon has always aimed to offer a diverse range of products and services to meet the various tastes and interests of our subscribers. However, at this time, enough customers and merchants have voiced their opinions that we believe a hiatus is warranted.
Please note that we have never sold guns, and this hiatus only applies to firearm-related deals including shooting ranges, clay pigeon shooting, and concealed weapons training classes. We have not made a final determination regarding this category -- we are simply taking a break and may reevaluate in the future.
We genuinely appreciate your opinion and the feedback you've given us. I'll be sure to share your comments with the appropriate people.
Aliza S Groupon Customer Support
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Dear Groupon, Thank you for the reply. I likewise feel the need for a hiatus. We all do from time to time. So, for the rest of my life I will refrain from doing any business with you no matter what you do going forward. Sincerely, TigersEye
I’ve never used Groupon.
Now, I can honestly say I never will.
I just emailed them an cancelled my account. Basically told them if they can’t support my 2A rights then I can’t support their business.
However, I noticed that one of the sorts of items listed in the letter as currently banned was for CCW SAFETY classes. Think about that for a moment, because it pretty much sums up the entire "liberal" mindset. Criminal use of guns causes suspension of teaching gun safety. If Groupon were really being responsible, they would stop offering Groupons to any restaurant that serves alcohol. How many people are killed every year due to driving while drunk?
Simply stupid, again, which sums up the liberal mindset.
Groupon to us, was just an added bloated app that attaches to your toolbar, meaning it was useless. As far as I know, even my tech-savvy friends hated it.
The key to disarming, pardon the pun, this Groupon advertising firm, is to let their clients know that you will be boycotting THEM for using Groupon while a leftist political agenda steers the company’s policy making.
Groupon fails as a business model because it is based on a false assumption. That assumption is that people don’t use a particular restaurant or service because they afraid to spend so much, but once they do, they will see the value in it and return at full price.
This is obviously false. You can ask any bar owner what happens when they have $1 beers on Tuesday...they fill the place with lowlifes that don’t come any other time.
The same is true for Groupon...they fill the place with deal seekers that will eat at the next groupon restaurant the next week and the next one the week after that.
Restaurants compensate by creating tiny portions that end up defeating the purpose of the promotion to begin with.
The fact that Groupon was offered a Billion dollars is mind boggling because it seems to me that they must rely on an ever increasing source of new businesses (suckers) to sustain their model.
Basically told them if they cant support my 2A rights then I cant support their business.
I told them the same thing. I’ve gotten some great deals through Living Social and Groupon. My daughter had several archery lessons I wouldn’t have known were available so close. She enjoyed it and when scheduling more were encouraged by the company to get a few more Groupons and take advantage of the discount. She is scheduled for horseback riding lessons next week. My windows are being cleaned tomorrow, which is something I wouldn’t have paid for except for the great discount. My ducts were cleaned in December, something I’d wanted done a long time and finally did because of the good deal. I’ve also eaten at a local sushi restaurant I’d wanted to try. There was no difference in what I was served the 3-4 more times I went back because I liked the restaurant. I’ve been to a museum I wanted to see because Living Social offered a half off coupon. I hope Living Social doesn’t do something as stupid becuase I’ll stop using them, too. We have a local “machine gun experience” they had a deal for so I’m hopeful I’ll keep getting great deals.