The whole GoDaddy fiasco on Groupon has more casualities, specifically my Groupon account, which they just closed. They did not contact me to tell me this, I tried to log in and got an “Account is Deactivated” note on the screen. Upon calling in to find out why I was told it was because I purchased multiple GoDaddy Groupons. They have not refunded me my money for the now non-valid GoDaddy Groupons, and they closed the account. Sounds like Groupon is trying to steal my money and run. I had an issue with them before in the past when I bought a $400 vacation Groupon (meaning I paid $400 for the Groupon), then the vacation company shut down for a month which is when I was going on vacation and I could not redeem the Groupon and Groupon made me jump through hoops to get my money back which they fought tooth and nail to only try to give me a Groupon credit.
I get that I and others were trying to maximize the deal. The Groupon said limit 1 per customer per account, but when you buy Groupons from different cities they are technically different Groupons. And Groupon did not limit these actions when you went to purchase them which would have been very easy to do from a technical standpoint so if they want to punish someone they should punish their IT team. And I’m sure there will be people who say “you should have known better” and that is fine.
I’ll talk to them further about getting a refund which I know they won’t offer on their own since they haven’t offered it and closed the account, but on a go forward basis I won’t spend another red cent with them. Their business practices are more than shady and we saw how shady their accounting practices, specifically revenue recognition methodologies were when they were about to go public and had to restate revenue. In short, Groupon you suck and now I’m a Living Social kinda guy.