But if there is one thing that Groupon is not, in my opinion, it that it is not good for many small businesses. Especially the small businesses I deal with — high-end, chef-driven restaurants. For these restaurants, Groupon is absolutely not good marketing.
CNN asks if the sites are “dealed out.” But I can’t help but wonder if it has more to do with the audience:
“I delete at least 100-150 emails a day, most from sale sites,” she said. “Too many sales start at noon and I can’t stop in the middle of my day to buy things I don’t need.”
100-150 emails a day? At a certain point, time being money, it’s actually cheaper to pay full price.