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Can anyone here explain how the BuyClub deals are valuated?


Some of the deals seem to be no-brainers in terms of value (ex. Subway) but 1/2 of the "deals" don't make sense to me (mathematically). 


Let's take the latest one for example.


http://www.buyclub.ch/geneva/deals/manana-oct-2014/?aff_id=100


They value their meal at 144 CHF and you can get it for 69 CHF which is (as they say) 52% off.


Great deal!


But upon closer inspection (looking at their menu), I don't see how anything two people would order (according to the rules) could add up to 144 CHF.


Let's take the most expensive items on the menu.


Starter: Chili con Carne 14.50


2 Mains: 30.50 each (61 total)


2 Desserts: Not listed


2 Cocktails: Not listed.


Either way, the starter+mains would add up to 75.50 CHF.


The balance is 68.50 CHF.


So 2 cocktails and 2 desserts cost an average (68.50/4) of 17 CHF each?


Let's say cocktails are 18 each (going rate at nice bars for Geneve) so that means the 2 desserts are 16.25 CHF each?


Just wondering/semi rant-ing.


 

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Can anyone here explain how the BuyClub deals are valuated?


Some of the deals seem to be no-brainers in terms of value (ex. Subway) but 1/2 of the "deals" don't make sense to me (mathematically). 


Let's take the latest one for example.


http://www.buyclub.ch/geneva/deals/manana-oct-2014/?aff_id=100


They value their meal at 144 CHF and you can get it for 69 CHF which is (as they say) 52% off.


Great deal!


But upon closer inspection (looking at their menu), I don't see how anything two people would order (according to the rules) could add up to 144 CHF.


Let's take the most expensive items on the menu.


Starter: Chili con Carne 14.50


2 Mains: 30.50 each (61 total)


2 Desserts: Not listed


2 Cocktails: Not listed.


Either way, the starter+mains would add up to 75.50 CHF.


The balance is 68.50 CHF.


So 2 cocktails and 2 desserts cost an average (68.50/4) of 17 CHF each?


Let's say cocktails are 18 each (going rate at nice bars for Geneve) so that means the 2 desserts are 16.25 CHF each?


Just wondering/semi rant-ing.


 


CH KOct 20, 2014 @ 17:46
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Same here with the latest offer : http://www.buyclub.ch/geneva/deals/minotor-steaks-jan-2015/


After making an addition of the more expensive items on the menu (which are not the ones we prefer), I end up with 150 CHF for a 176 CHF value. How do you explain this ?


After adding up what we would really order, I end up with 124 CHF for a 99 CHF cost. The offer is still interesting but the real gain (in our case) is 25 CHF (with an imposed main dish) and not 78 CHF as announced. 


Does Buyclub team have an explanation ?

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Same here with the latest offer : http://www.buyclub.ch/geneva/deals/minotor-steaks-jan-2015/


After making an addition of the more expensive items on the menu (which are not the ones we prefer), I end up with 150 CHF for a 176 CHF value. How do you explain this ?


After adding up what we would really order, I end up with 124 CHF for a 99 CHF cost. The offer is still interesting but the real gain (in our case) is 25 CHF (with an imposed main dish) and not 78 CHF as announced. 


Does Buyclub team have an explanation ?


Celia A, Jan 19, 2015 @ 10:39
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Hello Celia,

We work very hard to ensure that the prices indicated BuyClub offers are correct.

The Minotor offer features an open menu, meaning people can choose between several dishes, and the value is calculated assuming the buyer chooses the most expensive dishes he/she is allowed to.

So for the Minotor offer the breakdown of value is:

Starter - CHF 24 per person
(Hot cold foie gras Granny Smith apple texture)

Main - CHF 38 per person
(Canadian Bison Entrecôte 200gr)

Side Dish - CHF 7 per person
(Grilled vegetables, Mushrooms or Penne)

Sauce - CHF 4 per person
(any sauce except Morrels)

Dessert - CHF 14 per person
(Chees plate)

This comes up to CHF 87 per person meaning CHF 174 for 2 people.
(We show CHF 176 on the page because the dessert was initially CHF 15)


All of the prices are taken from Minotor's menu (http://minotor.ch/minotor---ang.html)


Obviously, the amount you save will depend on the dishes you choose, but we know from experience that over 80% of our clients go for the most expensive dishes.


 I hope this explanation is clear. 


Oded

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Hello Celia,

We work very hard to ensure that the prices indicated BuyClub offers are correct.

The Minotor offer features an open menu, meaning people can choose between several dishes, and the value is calculated assuming the buyer chooses the most expensive dishes he/she is allowed to.

So for the Minotor offer the breakdown of value is:

Starter - CHF 24 per person
(Hot cold foie gras Granny Smith apple texture)

Main - CHF 38 per person
(Canadian Bison Entrecôte 200gr)

Side Dish - CHF 7 per person
(Grilled vegetables, Mushrooms or Penne)

Sauce - CHF 4 per person
(any sauce except Morrels)

Dessert - CHF 14 per person
(Chees plate)

This comes up to CHF 87 per person meaning CHF 174 for 2 people.
(We show CHF 176 on the page because the dessert was initially CHF 15)


All of the prices are taken from Minotor's menu (http://minotor.ch/minotor---ang.html)


Obviously, the amount you save will depend on the dishes you choose, but we know from experience that over 80% of our clients go for the most expensive dishes.


 I hope this explanation is clear. 


Oded


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Thanks for your explanation Oded, I get it now.


C.

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Thanks for your explanation Oded, I get it now.


C.


Celia A, Jan 19, 2015 @ 15:16
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I wouldnt trust them.  I've checked loads and they often come out wrong.  Surprised to see decent customer service here. I've emailed them multiple times and my friend has emailed them 5 or 6 times recently and not a single response. I wouldnt waste your time and just go direct to the vendor....

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I wouldnt trust them.  I've checked loads and they often come out wrong.  Surprised to see decent customer service here. I've emailed them multiple times and my friend has emailed them 5 or 6 times recently and not a single response. I wouldnt waste your time and just go direct to the vendor....


Nicole T, Jun 14, 2018 @ 14:43
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From years exerience of Buyclub, I find them fair value for what you get. 


I also do check to see if the stated max value is correct. 


As example, if includes a Starter, Main, and Desert


I find that you must take the highest priced items of those 3 courses. 


If your not into buying a coupon, then go to https://www.lafourchette.ch/ and you can reserve table and get discounts off menu price between 20-50% as participating restaurants. Those that participates are changing weekly so its never the same places, which is good. 


So I like both LaFourchette and Buyclub, because the both have different offers than the other.

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From years exerience of Buyclub, I find them fair value for what you get. 


I also do check to see if the stated max value is correct. 


As example, if includes a Starter, Main, and Desert


I find that you must take the highest priced items of those 3 courses. 


If your not into buying a coupon, then go to https://www.lafourchette.ch/ and you can reserve table and get discounts off menu price between 20-50% as participating restaurants. Those that participates are changing weekly so its never the same places, which is good. 


So I like both LaFourchette and Buyclub, because the both have different offers than the other.


Dave G, Jun 14, 2018 @ 15:11
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I'm a buyclub client for years and find their deals to be attractive and accurate. And their client service was one of the best i've received in Geneva

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I'm a buyclub client for years and find their deals to be attractive and accurate. And their client service was one of the best i've received in Geneva


Corinne B, Jun 14, 2018 @ 15:32
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