It has to be a real good deal in terms of savings (must beat all other stores' prices for the item) ... we check Pricegrabber, Google Products, etc... to see if this is the case.
Sometimes if an item is extremely popular, and never goes on sale, then it may still be posted even if the percentage savings is not quite as high.
It also has to be a product that is popular and appeals to a wide enough audience, can't have anything that is too "niche".
It has to be from a store that is reputable ... no "unknown" stores or poorly rated stores.
It usually has to be an online store (as opposed to a B&M store), as online stores are more readily accessed by a larger percentage of people.
We do sometimes post B&M deals from major stores that most people have in their area (such as Sears), if the deal is real hot... but even then, it is usually a "buy online and pick up in store type deal"
We try not to post price mistakes, as orders are often cancelled.
With some stores, we can check inventory (such as Amazon and Newegg) and if inventory is low, there is no point of putting it on the FP.
Hope this helps
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That's called a Serra smack down! I've had me some of that before. Stings don't it??!
ghstudio, I recieved your PM regarding this, and it seems that another moderator has already addressed your question, by quoting our front page criteria. (And by the way, I am a female as well )
I'm sorry that you are disappointed that your deal didn't make front page, however, the thumbs up and good feedback from the community should encourage you, and make you feel proud that you did find a good deal
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Oh wow. OP, why does it matter so much to you if it's put on the front page?
Technically your "deal" should be in freebies anyway, not hot deals.
FWIW the moderator who responded to you is a woman (and she quoted another female moderator).
You should consider getting a hobby or something.
1) If you are a moderator, it would be helpful to put that in your information...ditto for the other moderator....so it shows up when you respond/comment. This is standard practice on most any moderated board.
2) you certainly can move it to freebies....someone already moved my other post on $2.95 vodka to groceries (is liquor a drug or grocery item)? If you read the posts on that item, you'll see someone else asked why it wasn't up and coming, not even me. I think $2.95 for a 750ml bottle of vodka is a pretty darn good deal, as did many others.
3) I have many hobbies....many of which don't revolve around a computer, which is why I am not a moderator . Unfortunately, my business is such that I do have free time when there are not customers, so I wander the web because it's real hard to go out fishing, play tennis or golf etc.
Finally...why is it imporant. Recognition, of course...and the fact that in my profile, you do list how many front page items a submitter has had....
Finally, if you or any of the other moderators do cook, I suggest that you read the post in question....you might want to take advantage of it yourselves.
I'm not a moderator. Moderators have big colorful mod icons under their names.
I missed it...not exactly easy to read when the bar looks almost exactly like the normal L? bar which I and probably most others never look at. Perhaps if they just said the word MODERATOR with no graphic it would be noticeable.
I was just curious why it mattered so much, and your comment about women compelled me to post.
My apologies to those men that can recognize the kitchen But I figured that the post had wide appeal, approx 1/2 of the users of slickdeals, at least the married ones, because probably one of them cooks.
Dont get me wrong.....I'm all for guidelines and rules and that sort of stuff...if they are applied, at least for the most part, evenly. However, the same guidelines that were supposed to answer my question made me look at the "up and coming" again...and, wow, the very first one says "price mistake". So much for the guidelines....
I guess the next time I'll limit my posts to techie stuff.....forget the free knife sharpening, forget the $2.95 750ml bottle of vodka....they are dull even though they got lots of readers, lots of comments and lots of points. Let's just stick to the important stuff, the mispriced MP3 player, the 50% off smugmug coupons and let's not forget that great deal on a digital hanging scale......
I replied again to your PM, but I thought I would put this information here as well in case anyone else is having issues regarding locating a Moderator on the site, or wants to know what to do regarding comments about the site layout:
I'm sorry you were confused We recently re-did our front page formatting, so hearing this sort of feedback from our users is the kind of thing we need to know. Maybe you could post what you told me in this message, into your thread, so our admin or site designers will see your feedback?
The reason why this deal never made a front page deal, is because most respected grocery stores and/or butcher shops will sharpen knives for free year round, as long as you don't bring them a 27-piece block set and ask them to do it in one day.
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