Every day people are chatting about their favorite deals in online forums.
These forums are a great resource for deal shoppers because they offer up timely tidbits of information regarding hot deals on products and services, both on and offline. It’s free information that helps you to snag incredible savings!
You can also find deal discussions, coupons, freebies , product reviews and contests in online deal forums.
What’s A Forum?
If you’ve not checked them out before, here’s generally how online forums of any type work.
Registered users select from multiple categories on a site’s forum and either create their own post or respond to others.
Registration is free for most forums, but some people choose to be ‘lurkers’ and simply read posts in the forum without commenting. Some sites will lock down their forum content to only registered users, but I don’t find that’s very often the case with deal forums as the point is to share information.
Forums have moderators. This person or a team of people (depends upon the size of the forum), are kind of like cyber police. Enforcing the forum’s policies and helping everyone to play nice. They can remove posts and condense posts into threads with the same theme.
If you want to check out some active, high-quality deal forums, these are my favorites.
Fatwallet Forums – Hot Deals is a great one to check every day, but take note of the others too.
SlickDeals Forums – Check out the ‘Last Post’ column to see what’s going on.
DealCatcher Forums – Some areas aren’t as active as others, but the ‘DealCatcher’ Deals are worth checking out.
TechBargains Forums – ‘Hot Deals’ at the top of the page are always worth a look.