It’s like a box of chocolates

clues

Our company recently had an annual party and we had lucky draw prizes and door gifts ranging from LCD TVs to Jusco vouchers. It’s the luck of the draw – I got engine oil and a printer, which is pretty good considering I don’t have a printer and it’s high time to change my engine oil.

Now some people got stuff which they don’t need or wanted to sell off for cash instead so the next day was filled with emails bouncing back and forth with offers and deals on their gifts. I remember one particular thread selling RM 600 worth of Jusco vouchers for RM 560 (5% discount).

cash voucher

I was laughing when I saw that coz who in their right minds would buy that for only RM 40 less? I wasn’t laughing a minute later when a bid war started and the seller decided to just sell it to the first person who responded. I was pondering about this the whole day until a coworker shrugged in the elevator and said maybe to some aunties, a RM 40 saving is a huge amount, especially if they buy groceries at Jusco.

I think he might be right – it doesn’t appeal to me coz I don’t shop there but what if it’s something I want? I can imagine bidding on a 50% MPH/Borders voucher coz I love books and I love reading. It’s all about affinity and interests. I may not be into buying groceries at a discount but a lot of other people are.

books

It’s also about the surprise and limited time offer factor that spurred the after-party deluge of emails. People are interested in what others have to offer and due to the time sensitive nature, they kept checking their emails. TVs, iPods, gaming consoles and whatnot flew off the company email servers – it’s virtual selling.

Now, that was just a company wide event. Imagine taking that up to a whole new level and offering deals for all Malaysians (even Sarawakians ;)).

cold storage

MyDeal.com.my is offering exactly that. The concept is very interesting – they have a limited amount of vouchers to sell every day and you won’t know what it is until you go to their website that day. The vouchers are all from well known brands – restaurants, movie theatres, hotels, massages and much much more.

masseuse

What MyDeal.com.my offers is discounts on vouchers which can be 50% – 90% (!!!) off. You have to click on the city you’re in to see what the deal of the day is and if you like it, you simply purchase it and the voucher gets emailed to you instantly! No waiting for the postman, just get the voucher in your Inbox and bring it to the store.

dinner at rhu

I’ve seen Nando’s, Parkson, Isetan, Popular, McDonald’s, Cathay Cineplex and more on their website. The wide range of brands ensures that it appeals to everyone. Movie buff? The RM 10 Cathay Cineplex voucher for just RM 2.50 will surely appeal with 75% off. Need to get something from Guardian? One of their past deals is 68% off RM 10 Guardian gift vouchers.

The most intriguing thing about MyDeals.com.my is that all the offers are time limited AND quantity limited, so if you want to get that exclusive deal, you have to put on them boogie shoes and be quick about it to get it on time!

rhu

That is what’s so interesting about MyDeal.com.my – you never know what deals might pop up and it’s an entirely different shopping experience. You have to be quick though coz I’ve seen great deals sell out before 24 hours.

jivarhu massage

You can check out tomorrow’s deal if you Like their Facebook page. It reminds me of that James Bond movie Tomorrow Never Dies where the media mogul’s tagline is “Tomorrow’s News Today”. Heh!

fruit basket

If you like the element of surprise (you never know what’s the deal of the day), just surf over to MyDeal.com.my and see what they have to offer today!

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46 thoughts on “It’s like a box of chocolates

  1. I also won’t bid for the jusco vouchers. it’s not a very good deal la considering most of the times we forget about the expiry of the vouchers.

  2. RollingFumblingThug: Yeah, I love the concept! 50% and more off for all vouchers. I would sapu book vouchers. :)
    eiling: Yup, but MyDeals.com.my works a bit differently, new deals everyday so you know what you want and it’s always in the front of your mind. :)
    jipp: Yeah, interesting stuff eh? Best thing is they have a new deal every day. It’s like a box of chocolates, never know what you’re going to get. :)

  3. life is like a box of choolates, thats for sure. excccept dont dont keeep beating your self up over past mistakes. I watached “titanic from the pov of ej, the retiring captain. all he had to do was say no. dont beat yourself up. for want of a nail, the horse was was lost, for want of a horse, the battle was was lost… etc hindsight is always easy.. thanks Hui, dont know what next year might bring, but if I am here. no doublt it will be well, interesting… and thats prettty damn good. what, you thought this was gonna be easy?Thanks Hb. Its like surami crab, wrapped in a taco with blue chesse dresing.. hey it pretty nice, thanks ,hb… sorry if I said wrong things.

  4. Anansi Boys! I have a copy of that sitting on my bedside table right now. What’s your favourite Neil Gaiman book? Mine is American Gods, followed by Neverwhere.

  5. tom: I love that quote too! For want of a nail, a horse was lost, for want of a horse, the battle was lost. :)
    No worries buddy! It’s all good. :_
    Katie: Hello Katie! Mine would be the collaboration with Terry Pratchett – Good Omens, followed by Neverwhere. I liked American Gods too, but Wednesday doesn’t sound like he did in one of Neil’s short stories. :)

  6. rocket: Yeah, they’re going about it right with these discount vouchers. A little goes a long way! ;)
    ciki: Heh! I believe they have all sorts of premium retail vouchers, a different one every day! :)

  7. haha..
    i mean the Mydeal.com.my… is it save to purchase voucher from them… online…???
    well.. i have read through some (many) of your articlesss… is interesting.. complicated ..fun..

  8. haha.. sorry, wat i mean is How SAFE is the website-http://mydeal.com.my… i can’t wait to eat sushi at Sushi King..

  9. hi HB. I’ve been lurking around. your blog for years now without commenting but i can’t believe how far down you’ve slid. I know i don’t have any right to tell you what to do with your blog and i know that you’ve got bills to pay but I do believe that I have a right to express my opinion here or otherwise why would you have left the comments section open right?
    Well I think it would serve you well to go back to your roots and stop whoring your blog out to corporations that peddle vouchers and what not. Take a step back and look at the path your blog has taken over the years. It used to be a counter culture blog going by the tagline “leading the wild into the ways of man” or something. I’m not sure if that’s still your motto but what the heck do vouchers have to do with being wild?
    Just my 2 cents worth. I’m glad you’re doing good now though besides the whole genting fiasco.

  10. hi HB. I’ve been lurking around your blog for years now without commenting but i can’t believe how far down you’ve slid. I know i don’t have any right to tell you what to do with your blog and i know that you’ve got bills to pay but I do believe that I have a right to express my opinion here or otherwise why would you have left the comments section open right?
    Well I think it would serve you well to go back to your roots and stop whoring your blog out to corporations that peddle vouchers and what not. Take a step back and look at the path your blog has taken over the years. It used to be a counter culture blog going by the tagline “leading the wild into the ways of man” or something. I’m not sure if that’s still your motto but what the heck do vouchers have to do with being wild?
    Just my 2 cents worth. I’m glad you’re doing good now though besides the whole genting fiasco.

  11. ahngao: I would say it’s very safe bro. :)
    Don’t worry about buying from MyDeal.com.my – I do a lot of online purchasing and don’t have any problems with it. :)
    xanaxxx: Hey thanks for the feedback mate. I do stuff I find interesting…like this one. Unique concepts. :)
    That said, check out castitas.com – there is nothing there now but if you want the old sixthseal.com, that would be the place to look…and it would be password protected once it’s up, so email me. :)

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