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Re: Daily Deals is a rip off.

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I DO NOT believe the Daily Deal is a scam, but I do believe there are issues.  I started having them about a month ago.  I click, I am told it is in my cart, then I am unable to continue.  There have been times I have gone through all that 'I am not a Robot' stuff and even selected the pictures to verify.  After doing all of that, there is nothing in my cart.  

 

Today, after adding to my cart, I was told my cart couldn't be validated.  Nothing was in my cart.   I waited 20 minutes or so and added it to my cart again, was told it would be held for 20 minutes, then nothing.

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I agree 100%.  I have not been able to get ANY daily "deal" since they changed the interface a few months back.  I leave work to get home to be by my computer 15 minutes before the deal starts.  Can't load it into my cart.  Keep refreshing the page.  No luck.  Still can't add it.  I complained to AARP, but they sent me some generic email talking about the other "great" deals that are available.  This is obviously nothing more than a SCAM to lure people in to view the "deals" that are offered through a third-party company.  TOTAL RIP OFF.  And, it is making me angry at AARP for allowing this to happen.  Same thing is going on for my family and friends who have tried to get the daily deals that are obviously now a SCAM.  Clean it up, AARP.  This is ruining your reputation and ticking off a LOT of your members.

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Today, I was online and ready for when the "Daily Deal" was going to become available...  at 3:00 when the countdown counter reached 00, it immediately said "ENDED".  I believe that the "Daily Deal" is truly a scam and a total waste of time any more.  AARP should just take it down as it is frustrating more members than entertaining them to say the least.  The only thing that seems to work as designed is the constant badgering that your membership dues are due... starting around 6 months before your membership term actually expires... and, as we all know, seniors just LOVE to be badgered.

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Re: Daily Deals is a rip off.

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@KelliM559697

Sorry you feel this way & experiences have upset you. Please don't give up.

Yes I have posted my frustrations as others have before site updates I've also posted writings about how its worked for me to get a few nice deals & things i've had to do and learned in the process. Feel free to read those at 2 Daily Deals Topic posts. 

In my experience I must keep refreshing page and if only continue button comes up must refresh so the fraud button appears to confirm your not a robot Can't purchase without doing fraud thing.  Also 2 nice jewelry items I have gotten by watching and waiting after 3PM for it to become available again. So keep trying and be ready to say Yippie when you get one.  Magazines last longer at times but that was what got 1st which affirmed it works and is real & now have few nice items that really liked once received so it is possible... just remain hopeful & try Good Luck : ) 

Smiley Happy Smile & the world Smiles with you Smiley Wink Pass one on....its free
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You can watch the timer go down and click in less than a milisecond and it will say that you were able to put it into your cart....but then you can't click "continue" and it refreshes infront of your face that all items are in the carts.  If this happened once, I'd say I wasn't fast enough.  But it's happened 8 times.  My guess is that they love to flood their active users online ticker so they can promote that number to make advertisers pay more. It's an inflated numbers trick that newspapers use. There are so many posts about having the item in their cart then it goes away and they do not get the daily deal.  

I'm starting to think they have less than 10 items in the daily deals and don't disclose how much is up for grabs, they just want the tens of thousands of people to be online at that time so they can justify their hits online.

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