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Groupon Has Canceled All Gun-Related Deals
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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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1 posted on 01/22/2013 11:30:49 AM PST by Gopher Broke
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To: Gopher Broke

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.


2 posted on 01/22/2013 11:32:38 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Gopher Broke

To post a message on their webform:

https://www.groupon.com/support

Call us at 1 (888) 375-5777
Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm CST


3 posted on 01/22/2013 11:34:59 AM PST by Gopher Broke (Repeal Obamacare !!)
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To: Gopher Broke
They're dying anyway.

They have a seriously-flawed business model.

As Groupon Prepares to Go Public, its business model appears to be faltering

4 posted on 01/22/2013 11:36:33 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: Gopher Broke

Unsubscribed.

Support the Second Amendment and eliminate your daily dose of tanning salon spam at the same time.

Win-Win if you ask me.


5 posted on 01/22/2013 11:40:16 AM PST by NY.SS-Bar9 (Mitt has dogs for pets - Obama had them for lunch)
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To: Gopher Broke

never used them

wasn’t their business already in trouble?


6 posted on 01/22/2013 11:40:43 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Gopher Broke

GroupOFF


7 posted on 01/22/2013 11:41:45 AM PST by NonValueAdded (If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you've likely misread the situation.)
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To: Gopher Broke

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.


8 posted on 01/22/2013 11:44:01 AM PST by Made In The USA (I'm not yelling, just... just talking enthusiastically..)
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To: Gopher Broke

add group on to the list of those I have no interest in hearing from or doing business with


9 posted on 01/22/2013 11:44:16 AM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: NY.SS-Bar9
Piss on 'em.

Unsubscribed and sent them an email explaining why.

10 posted on 01/22/2013 11:44:24 AM PST by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: tx_eggman
unsubscribe
reason: your gun-phobia
11 posted on 01/22/2013 11:45:57 AM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Gopher Broke
I used to use Groupon, but canceled because they pulled their advertising from Donald Trump because he was asking questions about The Won’s birth certificate. To bad I can't cancel them twice.
12 posted on 01/22/2013 11:49:08 AM PST by Truth29
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To: Gopher Broke
Wife and I have been frequent Groupon users here in SW Florida, mainly purchasing travel/entertainment specials for incoming guests. If this is true, I will stop using Groupon and shift to a similar service in my area. If conservatives suggest a boycott it's wrong, but liberals remain free to use the bully pulpit whenever it suits them. This double standard has got to stop!
13 posted on 01/22/2013 11:53:12 AM PST by Boomer One
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To: Gopher Broke
have been placed on hiatus while we review internal standards

BOYCOTT while they "review"

14 posted on 01/22/2013 11:53:34 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Gopher Broke; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
Guns are flying off the shelves because of pending oppressive legislation. No discounts needed to incentivize anymore.
15 posted on 01/22/2013 11:57:38 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Gopher Broke

I have unsubscribed and e-mailed them of my dissatisfaction.


16 posted on 01/22/2013 12:02:20 PM PST by Halcontent
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To: Gopher Broke

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.:-)


17 posted on 01/22/2013 12:03:31 PM PST by Chipper (You can't kill an Obamazombie by destroying the brain...they didn't have one to begin with.)
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To: Gopher Broke

Groupon sucks anyhow. The other half wasted money twice on them. Both Groupons were a total fiasco and loss.


18 posted on 01/22/2013 12:05:33 PM PST by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Gopher Broke

Any corporation which is anti-civil rights is anti-contract law.


19 posted on 01/22/2013 12:05:47 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Gopher Broke; a fool in paradise
What's a Groupon? Is it related to Poupon?


20 posted on 01/22/2013 12:07:25 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: NonValueAdded

I don’t care who you are, that’s funny!


21 posted on 01/22/2013 12:10:31 PM PST by exnavy (Fish or cut bait ...Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: Gopher Broke
So what is Gropon? Never heard of them.
22 posted on 01/22/2013 12:13:58 PM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Gopher Broke

They must be getting some much-needed feedback!
Hi Hal,

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!

Regards,
Groupon Support
support@groupon.com


23 posted on 01/22/2013 12:16:01 PM PST by Halcontent
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To: Revolting cat!
What's a Groupon? Is it related to Poupon?

Yes it is, but this is the YELLOW kind.

24 posted on 01/22/2013 12:16:44 PM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
What's a Groupon? Is it related to Poupon?

Al Gore made headlines trying to use a grope-on.


25 posted on 01/22/2013 12:17:12 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Gopher Broke

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.

Boycott Groupon.


26 posted on 01/22/2013 12:19:11 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Before we argue, are you approved to speak by the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms and Speech?)
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To: Gopher Broke

No problemo.

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


27 posted on 01/22/2013 12:21:42 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Gopher Broke

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.


28 posted on 01/22/2013 12:34:02 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Halcontent

Ha! I got the same email. Made me smile.


29 posted on 01/22/2013 12:42:04 PM PST by JimSp
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To: Gopher Broke

They are cowardly scum. PoopOn Groupon!


30 posted on 01/22/2013 12:44:21 PM PST by JimSp
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To: Gopher Broke

Emailed my displeasure but I requested to stay on the list; just so I can know what local businesses are up for boycott.


31 posted on 01/22/2013 12:48:23 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Soylent Green is Boomers)
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To: Gopher Broke

“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.


32 posted on 01/22/2013 1:02:17 PM PST by ThomasThomas
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To: Gopher Broke

Scratch another Liberal company.


33 posted on 01/22/2013 1:17:54 PM PST by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: mountainlion
So what is Gropon?


34 posted on 01/22/2013 1:21:42 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tijeras_Slim

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...


35 posted on 01/22/2013 1:30:11 PM PST by fattigermaster
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To: Gopher Broke

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.


36 posted on 01/22/2013 1:45:50 PM PST by LouD
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To: Gopher Broke

Meanwhile, I highly recommend daily deal site dvor.com. They have great deals on firearms related stuff every single day.

http://www.dvor.com/


37 posted on 01/22/2013 1:49:28 PM PST by LouD
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To: Mike Darancette

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.


38 posted on 01/22/2013 1:54:26 PM PST by JimSp
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To: Gopher Broke

I think the gun industry will wither away and die without groupon.


39 posted on 01/22/2013 1:54:26 PM PST by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: Gopher Broke; All

Here’s all you need to know about grope-on:


MASON, ANDREW
CHICAGO,IL 60612

GROUPON

9/4/2012

$30,800

DNC Services Corp

MASON, ANDREW DIVVENS
CHICAGO,IL 60612

GROUPON

8/10/2012

$2,500

Obama, Barack

MASON, ANDREW DIVVENS
CHICAGO,IL 60612

GROUPON

8/10/2012

$2,500

Obama, Barack”

http://www.opensecrets.org/usearch/index.php?q=Andrew+Mason+&cx=010677907462955562473%3Anlldkv0jvam&cof=FORID%3A11&searchButt_clean.x=28&searchButt_clean.y=19


40 posted on 01/22/2013 2:13:13 PM PST by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: dynachrome

And there you go... Thanks for finding and sharing that.


41 posted on 01/22/2013 2:24:11 PM PST by JimSp
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To: Gopher Broke

Just gave those nut jobs the heave via email. I wonder what they will say? (shaking in my boots) (s)


42 posted on 01/22/2013 3:05:45 PM PST by BigpapaBo (If it don't kill you it'll make you _________!)
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To: BigpapaBo

I’d change your credit or debit card associated to the account ,too.

Lest you get any surprise ‘fees’.


43 posted on 01/22/2013 3:43:58 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: JimSp

http://www.opensecrets.org/

is a very useful site for who donated to what candidates and party.


44 posted on 01/22/2013 5:52:16 PM PST by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: exnavy

thankyouverymuch /Elvis


45 posted on 01/22/2013 8:16:11 PM PST by NonValueAdded (If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you've likely misread the situation.)
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To: Gopher Broke

There is a new Facebook group calling for a boycott. https://www.facebook.com/pages/PoopOn-Groupon-For-Being-Anti-Gun/565936936767534


46 posted on 01/22/2013 9:32:37 PM PST by JimSp
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To: JimSp

Also a poll on Groupon’s decision to drop gun-related promotions....

http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2013/1/22/groupon_gun_deals_ha.html


47 posted on 01/23/2013 6:45:16 AM PST by Gopher Broke (Repeal Obamacare !!)
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To: Gopher Broke
Just unsubscribed to their email list ...

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 ....

48 posted on 01/23/2013 8:11:08 AM PST by Rocky Mountain Wild Turkey ("I have an open mind ... just not so open that my brain falls out onto the floor!!")
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To: Rocky Mountain Wild Turkey

I did precisely what you did, including the email noting that I don’t even own a firearm.


49 posted on 01/23/2013 11:52:45 AM PST by pogo101
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To: Rocky Mountain Wild Turkey

I heard back. Mealy mouthed scum.

Hi XXXXXXX,

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.

Regards,

Cody M.
Groupon Customer Support


50 posted on 01/24/2013 8:38:42 AM PST by JimSp
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