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Do You Have to Pay Retail to Be Cool?

Posted on 29 January 2013 by Andrei

Never quite understood why many people frown upon coupons. Whenever possible, I use coupons because quite frankly, I don’t see why I shouldn’t save money by doing something that only takes a few seconds. You type in the coupon code and bam… there’s your discount.

So back to my question, do you have to pay retail to be cool?

I shared a $2.95 GoDaddy coupon on my blog yesterday.

Three people thanked me but one person posted an ironic comment about coupons in general.

My reply was:

“if you wanted to register 3 domains anyway and came across this post, why shouldn’t you use the coupon now that you know about it?

It’s not like you have to do anything to take advantage of the discount, you just type it in or copy/paste it. So you “invest” 5 seconds of your time in order to save about 15 bucks if you register 3 domains.

If your time is worth more than $10,800 per hour ($15 for 5 seconds multiplied by 720) then sure, don’t waste it by using this coupon. But I’m pretty sure there aren’t any domainers who fit this description”

That’s how I see things.

I’m a cheap bastard and proud of it 🙂

Maybe some people think you have to pay retail to be cool, everyone’s entitled to an opinion but as far as I’m concerned, the situation is obvious: you can save money by “investing” a few seconds of your time to type in a coupon code.

Maybe some people don’t like coupons but hey, more discounts left for the rest of us!

6 Comments For This Post

  1. Alexander, Mr. Autopilot Says:

    Thank you for sharing the coupon!

  2. Uzoma Says:

    The comment you refer to was not knocking the coupon; it was sarcasm directed at Theo of for ratting out domainers who used Godaddy/Groupon coupons excessively. You had to have read the numerous prior posts to get the joke. Your coupon gig is helpful to may. Keep it up, As usual, I will give you one in return. here it is a $1.99 coupon code at Godaddy:


  3. Ron Says:

    Uzoma is 100% right, lol

  4. Andrei Says:

    Oops, my bad, sorry for the misunderstanding 🙂

    Not sure which of Acro’s posts you’re referring to, so I can’t comment on that since I don’t know the exact context.

  5. RAYY Says:

    Yeah…..they all bastards…….

  6. Rich Says:

    Thanku Uzoma,it works !