Smack Deal Of The Day

Jellyfish’s Smack Deal of the Day goes on at 1pm. It’s like Woot! except a reverse auction: as units sell, the price goes down. The game is to buy the product at the lowest price possible.

Today’s is a Microsoft Wireless Desktop 3.0 Keyboard & Mouse, starting at $64.91 with free shipping.

Previous Smack Deals had XBox360s with $151.67 cash back, and a 80gb video iPod with $144.58 cash back.

Jellyfish posts each day’s deals at 12:45 pm ET every day on their blog.

Nice to see some innovation in the mob-shopping sphere.— BEN POPKEN

Smack Deal Of The Day [Jellyfish] (Thanks to Keith!)

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  1. The only thing that worries me is that the savings is not actually taken off the product cost. It’s put into what they call “Jellyfish Savings Account”.

    Anyone have experience with this more? I don’t really want to pay full price and just get credit on a site I never go to anyway.

  2. Ben Popken says:

    Ah, I knew there had to be a hitch. I wonder if you can cash out the savings account?

  3. mfergel says:

    hmmmm……that’s not good. My thought at first was that it was a big group purchase discount. I am a member of a few other sites where we usually work with a particular vendor and get (some times huge) discounts if we can get X number of people to do a purchase at one time.

  4. I noticed you guys stopped posting the daily Woots, was there a particular reason? I liked the fact that it was included in your daily deals roundup.

  5. Ben Popken says:

    We’re not going to post the Woot unless it’s worthy.

  6. homerjay says:

    This is too complicated. I’ll stick with Woot, Tanga, and SAC.

  7. Magister says:

    The last few Woots haven’t been that great. Can we get links to other ‘Woot-like’ sites?

  8. Keith-MA says:

    Phillip/Ben, from their FAQ:

    “When you log in to your Jellyfish account, you will see your current cash back balance, including your pending cash back purchases. It typically takes 45 to 60 days for a merchant return policy to expire (we can’t pay you cash back if you return the product) at which point we approve your cash back award. Each time your balance gets above $10, we can mail you a check for approved cash back or transfer the money to your PayPal account. It’s up to you.”

    It appears that you pay full-price up front, but you do get cash back (via check or PayPal) no more than 60 days after the transaction.

  9. GenXCub says:

    You’ll have to time it VERY well. The exact product you have in your screenshot above can be purchased on pricewatch.com for as low as $32.94 Shipped. (pricewatch aggregates internet/mail order sites)

  10. Mr. Gunn says:

    It sucks that it takes 2 months to get your money back, but it does look like some people have gotten good deals on previous offerings.

  11. Mr. Gunn says:

    Here’s a list of current woot-like sites that I know of.

    Site, Update time, offers
    SAC,N/A,various
    DailySwag,12am central, each day has its own theme.
    LunarLoot,10pm central, LED flashlights! w00t!
    Tanga,9pm central, games and gaming, but they did have a harddrive last night.