February 14th, 2011 12:53 EST
Groupon's Valentine's Day Disaster
"Amid allegations that FTD jacked up the price on flowers being sold through a Groupon promotion, both companies are offering a refund to peeved customers.
Last week, FTD began running a Valentine`s Day promotion on Groupon that offered $20 off $40 worth of stuff from the flower company. However, several customers complained when they noticed that some of these same flowers were on sale for a lower price on the FTD website.
The president of FTD says the company did nothing wrong and that prices were not raised for the Groupon deal. He points out that, because the flowers in question were only $5-10 cheaper on the FTD site than the full prices listed on Groupon, those customers who used the Groupon still got the lowest price possible."
"Groupon is a deal-of-the day Web site that is localized to major geographic markets in the United States..."
Groupon is here to stay, and you can find great deals on the site. But it looks like the online company screwed up big time, and it`s great that that Groupon is offering refunds to ticked-off customers. It`s looks like this was an honest mistake, Groupon is an honorable company.
I may check out Groupon for great deals on many items, but there`s nothing romantic about being roses for your sweetheart online. A dude should go to his local florist and personally pick out the flowers he will give his lovey-dovey.
Bottom line dudes: Just don`t forget to buy flowers for the love of your life, whether you buy them online or in person.
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