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  1. Default Groupon Yeah or Nay ... Pros and Cons 
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    $17 dollar ticket (half price) to all the attractions !!!!! (northern suburbs) philadelphia a super , great deal !!!! deal closing soon
     

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    Who cares... selling tickets on Groupon is a very very poor business decision. I think the people who benefit the most from Groupon are people who are struggling looking at anything they can try to raise some awareness.

    Shocktoberfest must not be doing well to resort to selling on Groupon.

    Larry
     

  3. Default Bad Idea 
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    The only people who benefit from Groupon is GROUPON! I never liked this idea it's better just to spend your own money on advertising than cut a deal with a company that going to make more money then you in their program. Shane and it's just my opinion!
     

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    I've been to Shocktoberfest twice and for him to compete with the others in his market he probably needs the added sales. It's pretty good but not on the scale his competition is at in my opinion. Hope it works out for them,

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    The haunts in his area step to the table and swing for the fence something he should consider doing to stay up with them... working with Groupon is not the answer. Larry
     

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    Groupon is a fad no one uses anymore. Better to spend the lost funds on more/ more effective advertising.
     

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    Every single one of my local radio stations to TV stations run their form of groupon, even amazon.com runs a groupon, social living and the list goes on and on... it is beaten into the ground. Its easy money for those who swindle you into a deal... haunted houses should not do groupon and those who do at least to me appear desperate for business because when you do the math you are taking a bath.

    You don't have to pay out of your pocket so a desperate haunt would try it... that is my view. But the money you do spend the money they keep is advertisement money you are pissing away. If you sell 1000 tickets on groupon first you are giving groupon like 40% or so then on top of that you are offering some discount so now you are at 50% PLUS you are giving away... so you sell say 1000 tickets at say 10 to your pocket that is 10,000 dollars that you could have bought a radio station and maybe got back 4000 customers at FULL PRICE. Groupon is for desperate haunt owners.

    Larry
     

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    Well, I would say with 100% certainty that you are wrong.

    But that would mean I know everything, and I don't, so I won't.

    I'm not sure how you could lose anything if the promotions are at the fringe of your market area, where you might not buy radio anyway, but still manage to sell tickets... for zero expense?

    Would I buy into this if it was centered in my market? No. So there you go- lemonade...
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  9. Default Add fright factory to the list another great deal !!!!! (south philly) 
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    In this economy, this is the only way i can go to these places. Sorry, i'm not rich like everybody else. Plus.... Just think about how many people will buy these and not even go. (like using gift cards) people buy them, or rget them as gifts, and then, don't use them. More in the philly area will pop up here soon, trust me !!!!! Things arond here are not good money-wise.............
     

  10. Default I've been to shocktoberfest every year for the past 5 years 
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    It is 49 miles from my house. Yet, i still go there and have paid full price. It is a haunted theme park. You can spend the whole night there. I've been going to different haunts for years. In my opinion, this is one of my favorites. Now, with this groupon deal, i will enjoy it even more, as times are tough with gas prices and all. Thank you, shocktoberfest for the great deal !!!
     

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