Group Buying Websites in the Philippines

The recent craze of Group Buying Websites in the Philippines is going full throttle as new group buying websites are popping up almost every week. It has even come to a point where people are offering “Start your own Group Buying Website” services in the internet (check out sulit.com). Even Google (Google Offers) and several niche group buying websites are joining the fray. These niche sites allow you to sell your (valid) unused coupons/vouchers or find deals no longer available on the original websites. With more than 20 active and legitimate group buying websites in the Philippines, it is no wonder that this is indeed a phenomenon that is worth looking into. But before I continue, just what are Group Buying websites?


What are Group Buying Websites?

These are websites offering products and services at a considerably low price. Discounts ranging from 30%-70% and even up to 90% on very good deals can be found on these websites. But what are the rules? Surely something this good cannot exist without some sort of catch? Well, for one thing, it must have a minimum number of buyers to be able to activate/finalize the deal. To elaborate further here is an example:

“TheSuperBestGroupBuyingSiteInTheWorld.com is a group buying site that has partnered with a SPA named SPAfeelgood to offer a deluxe massage at 80% discounted price with a minimum buyer of 100 people. The deal will expire in 2 days.”

The deal will not push through if I bought this service together with only 54 other people and 2 days have already gone by.

The deal will push through if I bought this service together with 184 other people and within 2 days. This means I will have to pay via bank deposit, paypal or credit card to get the coupon to be able to redeem the SPAfeelgood deluxe massage.

Tips and Tricks When Engaging in Group Buying Websites

  • If you want the deal so badly but it has not yet met the minimum number of buyers, then spread the news of the deal to your friends, officemates and even on social media (i.e. facebook, multiply and etc.)
  • Do not buy things that you do not need or avail of services that you weren’t looking for. Just because you saw an 80% discount on some spa service or some fancy restaurant, doesn’t mean that you should buy them.
  • Visit group buying sites first if you are planning on buying a specific item (i.e. camera or etc) or if you are planning to go to a restaurant or avail of some other service e.g. vacation or spa.
  • It is a good idea to use these group buying sites if you are planning on giving someone a gift. They also serve as a useful inspiration if you do not know what to give.
  • Make sure the site is legit. If you are buying expensive items like cameras, cellphones and other gadgets, it is much better to go for the well established/good reputation group buying sites rather than buy at the ones aren’t well known yet. I don’t mean to discourage trying out new group buying sites, but it’s just safer to get expensive items on sites with a good reputation.
  • Always read the fine print for ALL deals – there are some services or discounts that are available on certain days of the week e.g. mon-fri only or lunchtime only.

List of Group Buying Websites

Group Buying Site Active Facebook Likes Tested
http://www.cashcashpinoy.com/ YES 39,866 YES
http://kuponan.ebaysocialapps.com/ YES No fanpage NO
http://dealgrocer.com/ YES 34,757 NO
http://www.ensogo.com.ph/ YES 164,423 NO
http://www.plejee.com/ YES No fanpage NO
http://www.buyanihan.com/ YES 30,934 NO
http://www.beeconomic.com/Philippines/ YES No fanpage NO
http://www.metrodeal.com/index.php YES 596,965 Yes**
http://pakyaw.com.ph/index.php YES 14,991 NO

** tested by friend or commenter


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17 Responses to Group Buying Websites in the Philippines

  1. jimmycdo says:

    hehehe np! :D sana may effect. konti pa lang bumibisita sa site na to :D

  2. Baroks says:

    MetroDeal Philippines has 596,965 Likes since they allegedly bought the fan pag “Buti pa ang biglaan lakad natutuloy, pero pag planado hindi” :lol:
    http://www.facebook.com/MetroDealPhilippines

    tried couple of them, so far so good naman. :lol:

  3. Jhopong says:

    January ko pa first na-encounter tong group buying na’to pero medyo na turn-off ako ng konti kasi di naman ako nag member sa metrodeal pero ewan ko kung bakit nasama ako sa Facebook Fans nila. A friend binili nga nila sa isang agent na nagbebenta ng “likers” yung mga Fans nila kunwari. Pero mas ok naman siguro sila compared sa Ensogo na puro fake ads ang lumilitaw sa right panel ng FB. 2 weeks ago nag-try kami sa dealspot.ph and pakyaw kung sinong ok. Luckily, parehong dumating yung vouchers namin few minutes after ng Payment sa Paypal. Stick muna ako sa kanila at least mabilis pa silang magbigay ng voucher saka sumagot ng tawag. Ewan ko lang in the future. Sana lang.

    • jimmycdo says:

      oh ok. Salamat sa info. Pero di pa naman nangyari sa inyo yung di nyo nakuha yung items na binili ninyo?

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  5. sofia says:

    bakit wala pong dealspot.ph ???? try it..

  6. Hello Everyone.

    Visit us at: http://www.catchthedeal.com.ph

    To celebrate the opening launch of “Catch the Deal”. We are giving away an Apple Ipad 2 and a trip for two to Boracay with accommodation included.
    All you have to do is “Like our Facebook Page” and “Register” on the website (www.catchthedeal.com.ph). Its that easy and its free….

    Good Luck to Everyone.

    Thank you from the Catch the Deal team…

  7. Hello Admin.

    Could you kindly add “Catch the Deal” – http://www.catchthedeal.com.ph

    to your group buying list.

    Kind Regards
    Jason McKenzie (Operations Manager)

  8. jimmycdo says:

    Thanks for the info, I will add that to the post.
    I will also add that to my other site http://promos.watimbox.com

  9. Ian Canlas says:

    Hi good morning! please include Brieo Deals in the list! Brieo Deals is very active and is engaged in social responsibility. They are tied up with U! happy events and coffee bean, they work hand in hand to reach out poor communities. In fact they have a deal this week wherein you can donate to the victims of the typhoon Pedring. Please do check brieo.com and also, they have a contest where you can win vouchers and ipad2! Thanks guys! Please do check it guys! Thanks!

  10. Diane says:

    You might wanna include http://www.dealstent.com , they just launched this November, has already 19,000 fans on Facebook and very promising.

  11. happy_server says:

    hi there! i recently stumble into this website http://www.dealspot.ph , most of their deals would be for beauty care, it’s a good thing that their selection would actually be accessible to metro manila area… and i tried to look into the sellers and it seems that their actually known in the area…

  12. RUDOLF KOTIK says:

    We are looking for a group buying company to purchasing it. Can be active or not.
    Please contact us via email.

  13. This site is interesting. You can also Visit http://www.taraletssave.com and see the best deals in the Philippines.

  14. kevin says:

    If you’re looking for restaurant deals in the Philippines dealicioso.com.ph is in your service.

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