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mdwardmalp Nov 13, 2011 10:15 PM

are Groupon resto deals worth the hassle???????

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    Theresa Nov 14, 2011 01:34 AM

    I will be using my first Living Social (same kind of thing as Groupon) voucher this weekend (in the UK) and it looks like a good deal. It seems to e very little hassle - no more than booking somewhere without a Groupon deal. The only difference is paying upfront and printing off your voucher before going.

    I guess the important thing if you want to use it as a way of saving money is to make sure that you only book meals at places you would like to try or use it to fit in with your normal eating out routine, rather than going to places which you would never have bothered with in normal circumstances, if you get my drift. So if you usually go out for something to eat on a Thursday night, then use it on a Thursday, or if you usually go out for a meal on your birthday, use it for that special occasion. Oh, and read the small print before buying a deal.

    1. Rio Yeti Nov 14, 2011 12:36 AM

      From my little experience, no.

      After 5 disappointing Groupon experiences is Paris (food and other), I just canceled my membership.

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        Parigi Nov 14, 2011 01:18 AM

        Rio, please elaborate.

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          Rio Yeti Nov 14, 2011 04:49 AM

          Mediocre food, bad service because we had a groupon (other people without groupons were having better service for sure).

          The other disappointments were not food related, but to make it short the deals were not as they seemed (I'm not saying they were falsely advertised, but just turned out not to be as a great deals as they seemed).

          I totally agree with Theresa's comment "make sure that you only book meals at places you would like to try". Except in France, I've yet to see a good restaurant make a deal with Groupons... I know this is not the case in the USA and England, were some nice places made Groupon deals, and I also know that this could change tomorrow in France, but it hasn't happened as of yet...

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          kerosundae Nov 14, 2011 01:24 AM

          one was worth it, at a japanese restaurant in the 7th, I think...but don't remember the name...starts with an M with some S's and T's and U's and A's and possibly Y's in there... =/

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            Parigi Nov 14, 2011 01:30 AM

            Scrabble time. :-)

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              kerosundae Nov 14, 2011 09:43 AM

              omg, just like the DxH says all the time, if I say a name starts with a P with an I and an R somewhere in there, the name could very well be "Matt".
              the place is Kiyomizu

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                kerosundae Nov 14, 2011 09:45 AM

                oh and it's in the 8th

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                  Parigi Nov 14, 2011 10:17 AM

                  I was thinking Matsuda in the 1st !

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                    kerosundae Nov 14, 2011 12:54 PM

                    haha, that would've been too accurate for my memory!

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