Bad news for bargain hunters?

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Johannesburg - Bargain hunters were no doubt shocked when Groupon announced that it was shutting the doors to its South African offices last year.

The international group discount business removed itself from a number of other countries too, including Morocco, Panama, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Taiwan, Thailand, Uruguay, as well as European markets in Greece, Turkey, Ukraine, Portugal, Switzerland and Austria.

There was a brief lull in the South African online group discount market, while the likes of Daddy’s Deals, Wikideals, DealZone, BulaDeals and group-buying aggregator Deal Africa continued to trade with more or less the same deals and strategy.

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