Buying pizzas and cosmetics together
Group buying sites are becoming all the rage in Hong Kong. Such shopping sites allow groups of buyers to enjoy huge discounts and even accumulate bonus coupons for goods and services around town. Now everyone can enjoy discounts at the click of a mouse.
Here are some notable sites
Gigonzone at www.gigonzone.com
This user-friendly site alerts subscribers once enough of them have signed up to make a deal successful. It also reminds them if their coupons are about to expire. The site mainly targets young users, offering them discounts on books, summer courses and health products.
BeeCrazy at www.beecrazy.hk
The Hong Kong-based group buying site has it all from cosmetics to pizza coupons and even travel packages. Customers can get steep discounts if they meet a minimum number of buyers set by the site on special 'deals of the day'.
Groupon at www.groupon.hk
Groupon currently operates in 35 countries, including Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore. You can receive an extra HK$50 credit by recommending the site to your friends through Facebook and Twitter. Users can get the latest discounts via apps on iPhones and Nokia mobiles.
Baby Bamboo at www.babybamboo.com.hk
The site is the mother of discount gurus for gourmet dining. Based in Hong Kong, the website offers discounts for popular cuisines from Japanese to Italian. It aims to expand across Asia, allowing travellers from Hong Kong to enjoy discounts during their stays abroad.