Skip to comments.Groupon Has Canceled All Gun-Related Deals
Posted on 01/22/2013 11:30:40 AM PST by Gopher Broke
Groupon has canceled, at least temporarily, all of its scheduled and ongoing gun-related promotions, Matt Brownell at Aol Daily Finance reported.
All scheduled and current gun-related deals featured on Groupon North America, including shooting ranges, conceal-and-carry and clay shooting, have been placed on hiatus while we review internal standards that shape the deal inventory we feature, a Groupon spokesperson told Daily Finance.
The category is under review following recent consumer and merchant feedback.
Michael Cargill, the owner of a gun shop in Texas, said that his Groupon deal for a concealed handgun training course was canceled and that the representative told him Groupon CEO Andrew Mason was behind the decision.
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Never used them, but it sure is a reason not to use them. Good excuse to tell the local organizations that sell these things for funding.
To post a message on their webform:
Call us at 1 (888) 375-5777
Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm CST
They have a seriously-flawed business model.
Support the Second Amendment and eliminate your daily dose of tanning salon spam at the same time.
Win-Win if you ask me.
never used them
wasn’t their business already in trouble?
We use Groupon frequently, and in fact the Mrs. And I were looking at a deal on an indoor shooting range here in DFW....Hope they make the right choice, we can live without Groupon.
add group on to the list of those I have no interest in hearing from or doing business with
Unsubscribed and sent them an email explaining why.
BOYCOTT while they "review"
I have unsubscribed and e-mailed them of my dissatisfaction.
The range I go to has always had at least a couple groups of people coming in for their Groupon session. As busy as things are nowadays, they probably want their normal paying customers to get the time in, at full price, without the long waits.:-)
Groupon sucks anyhow. The other half wasted money twice on them. Both Groupons were a total fiasco and loss.
Any corporation which is anti-civil rights is anti-contract law.
I don’t care who you are, that’s funny!
They must be getting some much-needed feedback!
Thanks for your submission! Although we typically respond to most emails in less than 24 hours, we’re running a little behind right now. You should hear from us in about 48 hours. Sorry in advance for the delay!
Yes it is, but this is the YELLOW kind.
Al Gore made headlines trying to use a grope-on.
1st Amendment = 2 Amendment!
Never let any person or organization avoid the rough equivalence of the First and Second Amendments.
If they want to control guns, I want to control their speech first.
If they don’t agree to my speech control, then they can stuff their gun control.
I just masked their emails to spam and I won’t receive anymore offers from their vendors.
Gee, the last company that pulled stuff like this took a pretty big hit.
Hmmm, what was their name again. Carbonite
I wonder if my existing range certificate is still good.
I will be cancelling my goofon tonight.
half the people advertising on there that I’ve attempted to use really suck any way. horrible customer service and/or no service at all.
Ha! I got the same email. Made me smile.
They are cowardly scum. PoopOn Groupon!
Emailed my displeasure but I requested to stay on the list; just so I can know what local businesses are up for boycott.
All scheduled and current gun-related deals featured on Groupon North America, including shooting ranges, conceal-and-carry and clay shooting, have been placed on hiatus while we review internal standards that shape the deal inventory we feature,
Groupon CEO Andrew Mason was behind the decision.
I assume he is getting pressure from the anti-gun crowd.
He is possible still sitting on the fence. Many businessmen don’t concern themselves with with political issues till events them forced to make a choice. Do we want to knock him off the fence on the anti-gun side or convince him to come down on our side? Many citizens or so busy living there lives they forget about why they have the freedoms that they do. We need them to look past the next paycheck or business quarter and see what they will lose in the long run it the make the wrong short term choice. Before we tar and feather him let show him we will support him if he makes the right choice. And then if needed we can tar and feather him.
Scratch another Liberal company.
Maybe there’s a terrorist hidden in his prostate?
I guess when they said Bin Laden was hiding in a cave, they weren’t kidding...
http://www.groupon.com/helpcenter to send them a message. Click on “contact” on the right side of the page. Remember to remove your email address from their lists first.
Meanwhile, I highly recommend daily deal site dvor.com. They have great deals on firearms related stuff every single day.
I am contacting merchants whose business I began patronizing through Groupon. I am stating that if they continue to advertise on Groupon I will cease to patronize them.
I think the gun industry will wither away and die without groupon.
Here’s all you need to know about grope-on:
DNC Services Corp
MASON, ANDREW DIVVENS
MASON, ANDREW DIVVENS
And there you go... Thanks for finding and sharing that.
Just gave those nut jobs the heave via email. I wonder what they will say? (shaking in my boots) (s)
I’d change your credit or debit card associated to the account ,too.
Lest you get any surprise ‘fees’.
is a very useful site for who donated to what candidates and party.
There is a new Facebook group calling for a boycott. https://www.facebook.com/pages/PoopOn-Groupon-For-Being-Anti-Gun/565936936767534
Also a poll on Groupon’s decision to drop gun-related promotions....
And ... wrote them a short, polite email stating why ... even though I don't own a firearm, nor am I an active user of firearms...
Ended the note with ...
... elections have consequences ....
I did precisely what you did, including the email noting that I don’t even own a firearm.
I heard back. Mealy mouthed scum.
Thank you very much for your feedback. We never intend to upset our subscribers, and we genuinely appreciate your thoughts. I’ll make sure that your opinion is communicated to the appropriate channels.
The deals featured on Groupon are largely shaped by our subscribers’ tastes and requests. We regularly survey consumers and test new types of features across the country, and we encourage local residents to let us know what they think. Similarly, what works in one city may not be embraced in another, and we try to take in local sentiment as much as possible when selecting each region’s local deals.
Again, I apologize if we’ve offended you and appreciate you writing in.
Groupon Customer Support