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    Groupon is apparently an anti-gun business...


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    Groupon is apparently an anti-gun business...

    "The category is under review following recent consumer and merchant feedback."

    Consumer and merchant feedback my a**! The merchant seems pretty pissed about it to me and I'm sure the consumers are too.
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    Thanks for the free advertisement!


    Been harassed by the police? Yelled at by the anti-gun neighbors? Mother doesn't approve?

    Then this is the place for you! Click here to get back at them!

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    Here's a response to email I sent regarding this issue.

    "Thank you for reaching out to us. We appreciate your feedback and take these inquiries seriously.

    Due to customer feedback, gun-related deals -- including shooting ranges, conceal-and-carry, and clay shooting -- are on hiatus as we review our internal policies for the types of deals that we feature. Groupon has always aimed to offer deals driven by local consumer preference and request; at this time, enough consumers have asked us to eliminate the category that we believe a review is warranted. A decision has not yet been made.

    Thank you again for contacting us and please let me know if I can do anything else to help.

    Regards,"

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    I call BS on "consumer feedback" being the driving force behind this. I heard no such thing before they made this decision, but I have noticed that all pro gun posts on Groupon's FB page (and there are a LOT...sat and watched 90+ get posted in a minute's time) get deleted almost immediately after being posted. They are apparently an anti-gun business and I have made the decision that I will not be spending one dime with them in the future, as I would encourage all rights minded individuals to do.

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    I don't see why any gun dealer would need to connect with a business like this. Gun sales are up; there are plenty of buyers out there.

    They're not anti-gun, they merely aren't providing that type of service.
    I don't mind watching the OC-Community (tea party 2.0's, who have hijacked the OC-Community) cannibalize itself. I do mind watching OC dragged through the gutter. OC is an exercise of A Right. I choose to not OC; I choose to not own firearms. I choose to leave the OC-Community to it's own self-inflicted injuries, and eventual implosion. Carry on...

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    If they used to provide that service, an decide to not provide that service due to customer feedback, they have decided to be anti-that service. Be it guns, haircuts, or babysitting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Griz View Post
    If they used to provide that service, an decide to not provide that service due to customer feedback, they have decided to be anti-that service. Be it guns, haircuts, or babysitting.
    To be Anti, is to be against. It appears some customers were against what they were offering.

    A business ought to offer whatever services it wants.
    I don't mind watching the OC-Community (tea party 2.0's, who have hijacked the OC-Community) cannibalize itself. I do mind watching OC dragged through the gutter. OC is an exercise of A Right. I choose to not OC; I choose to not own firearms. I choose to leave the OC-Community to it's own self-inflicted injuries, and eventual implosion. Carry on...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beretta92FSLady View Post
    To be Anti, is to be against. It appears some customers were against what they were offering.

    A business ought to offer whatever services it wants.
    I'm anti-child porn but don't actively fight against it.

    I agree, businesses should offer the services they want and serve the customers they want and reap the rewards or hazzards as well.

    Let me re-phrase that. I don't support or condone child pornography, but I most certainly am anti-child porn.
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    Wow to heck with them. I'll never shop there.

    BTW, what are they?
    If you voted for Obama to prove you are not a racist...
    what will you do now to prove you are not stupid?

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    You can't "shop" there. It is like an electronic/online coupon service. I've gotten some good deals on some service/products for more than 50% off. If they are "anti-gun" so be it, I will not be going into their store, but dealing with an actual business.
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    If groupon wants to be anti-gun, then I will be anti-groupon.

    However, it doesn't stop my girlfriend from buying all these 80% off massages and spa days....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beretta92FSLady View Post
    To be Anti, is to be against. It appears some customers were against what they were offering.
    And some (a lot) of their customers are for them offering gun-related deals. The fact that they are censoring all pro-gun posts on their Facebook page but not censoring anti-gun comments would tend to support the belief that Groupon is anti-gun.

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    And to think I sent them a thank you email months ago.

    forum.opencarry.org/forums/showthread.php?107557-CSGV-trying-to-bully-Groupon-and-LivingSocial&highlight=groupon

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    I can't believe this. Yesterday, they sent me a follow up satisfaction survey.

    They failed it : (

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    Groupon is apparently an anti-gun business...

    This is the response I received from customer support when I told Groupon to delete my account and that me and my family won't be using there service anymore.

    Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us.

    We understand that this is a sensitive topic, and that some of our customers may not agree with our choice to pause the promotion of firearm-related deals. Groupon has always aimed to offer a diverse range of products and services to meet the various tastes and interests of our subscribers. However, at this time, enough customers and merchants have voiced their opinions that we believe a hiatus is warranted.

    Please note that we have never sold guns, and this hiatus only applies to firearm-related deals including shooting ranges, clay pigeon shooting, and concealed weapons training classes. We have not made a final determination regarding this category -- we are simply taking a break and may reevaluate in the future.

    If you'd still like to unsubscribe, you can do so by clicking "Unsubscribe from all Groupon emails" in your account at www.groupon.com/subscription_center, or the "unsubscribe with one click" link at the bottom of our daily emails.

    We genuinely appreciate your opinion and the feedback you've given us. I'll be sure to share your comments with the appropriate people.

    Regards,

    William P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fibresteve View Post
    I'll be sure to share your comments with the appropriate people.
    ie FBI, CIA, ATF, BATF, Treasury agents, etc. ...

    har har har ...

    You should write them back and say that you have shared his comments with the appropriate people as well. You should look forward to meeting them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fibresteve View Post
    This is the response I received from customer support when I told Groupon to delete my account and that me and my family won't be using there service anymore.

    Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us.

    We understand that this is a sensitive topic, and that some of our customers may not agree with our choice to pause the promotion of firearm-related deals. Groupon has always aimed to offer a diverse range of products and services to meet the various tastes and interests of our subscribers. However, at this time, enough customers and merchants have voiced their opinions that we believe a hiatus is warranted.

    Please note that we have never sold guns, and this hiatus only applies to firearm-related deals including shooting ranges, clay pigeon shooting, and concealed weapons training classes. We have not made a final determination regarding this category -- we are simply taking a break and may reevaluate in the future.

    If you'd still like to unsubscribe, you can do so by clicking "Unsubscribe from all Groupon emails" in your account at www.groupon.com/subscription_center, or the "unsubscribe with one click" link at the bottom of our daily emails.

    We genuinely appreciate your opinion and the feedback you've given us. I'll be sure to share your comments with the appropriate people.

    Regards,

    William P
    Groupon Customer Support
    I think I just got the same cookie cutter response.

    Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us.

    We understand that this is a sensitive topic, and that some of our customers may not agree with our choice to pause the promotion of firearm-related deals. Groupon has always aimed to offer a diverse range of products and services to meet the various tastes and interests of our subscribers. However, at this time, enough customers and merchants have voiced their opinions that we believe a hiatus is warranted.
    Please note that we have never sold guns, and this hiatus only applies to firearm-related deals including shooting ranges, clay pigeon shooting, and concealed weapons training classes. We have not made a final determination regarding this category -- we are simply taking a break and may reevaluate in the future.
    Per your request, I've unsubscribed this email address. You will stop receiving Groupon promotional emails within 48 hours.
    We genuinely appreciate your opinion and the feedback you've given us. I'll be sure to share your comments with the appropriate people.
    Regards,
    Carrie M
    Groupon Customer Support


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    I had received the same response. I stopped reading my Groupon e-mails, told them I would not buy anything until their policy changed, but did not unsubscribe from the service.

    This morning I found an e-mail advertising a Firearm Simulator Session. Perhaps they have resumed firearms related sales.

    http://www.groupon.com/deals/hatfiel...smithing-inc-1

    Anyone want to take the time to send a follow up?

    TFred

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    Quote Originally Posted by TFred View Post
    I had received the same response. I stopped reading my Groupon e-mails, told them I would not buy anything until their policy changed, but did not unsubscribe from the service.

    This morning I found an e-mail advertising a Firearm Simulator Session. Perhaps they have resumed firearms related sales.

    http://www.groupon.com/deals/hatfiel...smithing-inc-1

    Anyone want to take the time to send a follow up?

    TFred
    Me too, TFred. I've been meaning to go by there to get my Ruger 10/22 fixed anyway. Have you ever tried out that simulator, is it any good?

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    Re: Groupon is apparently an anti-gun business...

    Quote Originally Posted by TFred View Post

    This morning I found an e-mail advertising a Firearm Simulator Session. Perhaps they have resumed firearms related sales

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    They resumed gun related ads about 2 months ago.

    http://www.pagunblog.com/2013/06/28/...ds-to-markets/

    So the debate is do you want to reward Groupon for changing their policy thus possibly encouraging other companies to do the same or. ..... punish them for making the policy in the first place and send a message to other companies that you don't mess with the 2nd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by internet troll View Post
    They resumed gun related ads about 2 months ago.

    http://www.pagunblog.com/2013/06/28/...ds-to-markets/

    So the debate is do you want to reward Groupon for changing their policy thus possibly encouraging other companies to do the same or. ..... punish them for making the policy in the first place and send a message to other companies that you don't mess with the 2nd.

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    If this is true why the cookie cutter answers to members that wrote to the company?

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    Re: Groupon is apparently an anti-gun business...

    If you look at the dates on the replies about the cookie cutter responses in this thread they go back to January. The change was made in June.

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    Quote Originally Posted by internet troll View Post
    If you look at the dates on the replies about the cookie cutter responses in this thread they go back to January. The change was made in June.

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    Got it! Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Defrock View Post
    Me too, TFred. I've been meaning to go by there to get my Ruger 10/22 fixed anyway. Have you ever tried out that simulator, is it any good?
    I have not. Just happened to notice the offer in the subject of the e-mail today.

    TFred

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