I admit it I am a deal nut. I routinely check woot, slickdeals and fatwallet to find the latest and greatest deals. Well now there is a new sheriff in town and its going to save me a ton of time. Dealighted aggregates data from Slickdeals, FatWallet, and Anandtech, and identifies those deals that are the most popular (usually around 125 deals). As soon as a popular deal is identified, the deal appears at the top of Dealighted’s homepage.
They also have a sweet comparison shopping engine. I was testing it out for iPods and also Sony Vaio (which I recently shopped for to replace mine). It has a nice 2.0 style to it and the pictures mixed with text are very easy on the eyes. Its not much different than any of the other comparison engines, but it works.
Obviously their business model is to make money off of affiliate links to the products but I also think they do a good job of integrating Google AdSense at the footer of their page. Now most people would think this is silly because it even goes against Google’s advice of placing the ad above the fold. Again though with AdSense you have a 1 click and gone effect so its hard for a site like this to ever get started if all users do is click on ads when they first find the site. However putting AdSense in the footer of the site gives the site a great “last chance” to make money before a user might otherwise leave the site.
I do have a few complaints though. One deal that looked really hot and was only 4 hours old was already dead when I clicked on it. Thats one of my favorite things about slickdeals; they’re very quick to mark deals as dead. Another problem in my opinion is that a lot of the deals just aren’t that exciting. Like I don’t really care about a deal on deodorant. That might be different for other people though. They would probably do well with some social voting stuff, and the ability to mark deals dead.
If they could integrate an accurate coupon engine into this, that actually gathered active and valid coupons they’d have the million dollar baby.
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