Last month, Groupon announced that in an attempt to create a more “streamlined country footprint”, it was reassessing various divisions of their sites -- and it seems the South African version was on the axe list.
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The company, which has been around in SA since 2010, announced on their site that from Friday 4 November they had "wound down operations in South Africa" and " unable to offer you any deals today."
They added that all vouchers bought would remain valid until the date stated on the voucher, but also offered a cash refund to any customers "who are uncomfortable with using their voucher".
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They advised customers to get in touch on 021 201 7100 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org before 30 November.
Last month, My Broadband reported that the specials conglomerate was scaling back its international operations.
“The Company has identified its go-forward country footprint to consist of 15 countries, down from 27 in the portfolio as of the second quarter 2016,” they said on a statement.