Has Anyone ever Ordered from Groupon?

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  1. Barbara Kay profile image75
    Barbara Kayposted 8 years ago

    I just wondered if they were a legit company or not.. I ordered a gift card about 45 days ago and they keep telling me it takes 15 days to receive.

    1. Margaret Schindel profile image95
      Margaret Schindelposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Barbara, I've ordered from them a few times and never had a problem. However I've never ordered physical goods through them, mostly restaurant deals that I was able to print out and bring to the restaurants, where they were always honored. So I think the company is legit. You might try contacting the company whose gift card it is. Some of the companies that partner with Groupon have FAQs on their sites about their deals, since it is the company and not Groupon that fulfills them. Hope that helps.

    2. OldRoses profile image96
      OldRosesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I've only ordered discounted tickets to local events that I could print from my computer.  I've never had a problem.  You should contact the vendor of the gift card.  The problem is with them, not Groupon.

  2. LindaSmith1 profile image61
    LindaSmith1posted 8 years ago

    Check the reviews online.  There is a lot of bad ones.

  3. Beaddoodler profile image66
    Beaddoodlerposted 8 years ago

    I haven't ever ordered from them, but my daughter in law has.  I don't know about gift cards but her products have arrived in the projected time.  I think it depends on the individual vender.

  4. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 8 years ago

    Groupon is a sort of coupon deal Ebay.  They are fine but you have to vet the seller too.

  5. David Stone profile image72
    David Stoneposted 8 years ago

    Here in New York City, we've used Groupons several times with no issue, but if I remember correctly, I read they were having some financial problems about a year ago. Lots of competition from places like Scout Mob may have lessened their attraction.

  6. Barbara Kay profile image75
    Barbara Kayposted 8 years ago

    Thank you everyone for the advice. I guess I'll have to contact the company that had the coupon. Can you believe, it is Shell gas!

  7. Arachnea profile image66
    Arachneaposted 8 years ago

    Yes. Love the discounts. Some are better than others. Hmmmm. I didn't have to wait on a gift card. I just printed out the coupon and code. I suspose if you're giving someone a gift to use on groupon, you might have to wait for the card to arrive. I had to wait for a bookstore card to arrive as I didn't want to drive to the store and purchase one. I was being lazy.

  8. vocalcoach profile image92
    vocalcoachposted 8 years ago

    My daughter-in-law- uses Groupon all the time in Nashville.  She hasn't had any problems that I know of.

    1. Dorsi profile image88
      Dorsiposted 8 years ago

      I like Groupon and have ordered several things from them, but never physical products. You need to pay attention to the expiration date or you may miss using your Groupon. Even then if you do miss it, the vendor will still apply what you paid for the Groupon to their services which is great (you just won't get that special Groupon pricing though) Hope that helps.

      1. Barbara Kay profile image75
        Barbara Kayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        It is for a gift card to Shell and has no expiration. At least I don't need to worry about that part.

    2. ajwrites57 profile image86
      ajwrites57posted 8 years ago

      I order from Groupon a lot. If you have a problem contact Groupon. I have had a few problems solved to my satisfaction.

      1. Barbara Kay profile image75
        Barbara Kayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        The trouble is that I have emailed them 3 times now. I keep getting the same answer. Thanks though.

        1. ajwrites57 profile image86
          ajwrites57posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I had to call them on one occasion Barbara.

          1. Barbara Kay profile image75
            Barbara Kayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Maybe I need to do that. Thanks for the advice.

            1. ajwrites57 profile image86
              ajwrites57posted 8 years agoin reply to this

              My pleasure! Good luck!


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