17May

DealQUE – Bringing the deal thunder 1 “que” at a time!

By David in Startups

Founded on December 1st 2007, DealQUE‘s focus is on social bargain hunting, where users generate dealQUE’s deal content and share it with he community.

Similar to social book marking sites DealQUE’s users not only submit deals, but depending on their popularity they control the ranking of these deals.

The main page has a nice design, with an easy to use interface. DealQUE has it’s own algorithm which is determined by various factors such as the amount of times a deal is clicked, the frequency of clicks, and “the distance from the earth to the moon relative to DealQUE headquarters”! Deals with a higher rating are displayed before others.

26 year old Emmanuel and his two friends Marie and Peter were always on a lookout for deals on the internet, and figured “why not share their great finds with a community of users who are like minded!”

It took them two and a half months from idea to launch to get DealQUE up and running. They had an alpha stage before the website was complete, which was a basic daily deal aggregator. The entire website was built by the 3 of them, so not a penny was spent on the development process. Marie has an background in art, and everyone is a software engineer. They work out of their home offices, surviving purely on Roman noodles (Oriental flavor is the best)

Since launch, they spent a minimal amount of money on servers, google ads, and facebook ads. Their revenue model is based on direct advertisements and revenue sharing through affiliations.

DealQUE is teaming up with Price Grabber, and by the end of the month hope to have Price Grabber’s features fully integrated on DealQUE.com. This will allow for a better user experience such as price comparisons and showing related products.

If you’re constantly on the lookout for new deals, make sure to check out DealQUE’s RSS feed to stay updated on the latest and greatest deals!

Next time you’re looking for something to buy, make sure to head over to DealQUE and find it for less.

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7 Responses to “DealQUE – Bringing the deal thunder 1 “que” at a time!”

  • Ali:
    May 18th, 2008
    12:34 pm

    sounds like a good idea.

  • lia:
    May 18th, 2008
    9:01 pm

    I definitely agree .. concept is rad and it seems like this could get pretty big.

    It’s about time there was Digg like concept for this niche.

    It amazes me that this work was done by a team of 3 people!

    Best of luck !!!

  • Peter:
    May 19th, 2008
    11:23 am

    Wow, thanks guys! Really appreciate the comments and support. :)

    A lot of late nights went into dev. And we still have a lot of cool new features we think you will like launching really soon.

    If you ever think, or want any kind of functionality/features/views etc, it doesn’t matter how crazy, I will personally make sure it goes into the idea bin for future development.

    [email protected]

    Thanks again!

  • David:
    May 19th, 2008
    6:51 pm

    Thanks for the comment, Peter! It’s nice to know you’re so involved with your users, and making dealQUE the best it can be.

  • Kieran:
    May 20th, 2008
    4:58 pm

    There are quite a lot of sites exactly like this already out there, in both the US and the UK. Look at HotUkDeals for example.

  • Yusuf Smith:
    December 18th, 2008
    12:46 am

    Very similar to http://www.DealShouter.com, another bargain hunting website.

  • KL:
    February 7th, 2009
    3:38 am

    I am often on the lookout for savings on tech gear. I like DealDogs.net because you can get email alerts by category so you only get alerts on what you are looking for. It also includes product videos as well as detailed information about the products.

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