Comments on: Tech wrap: Is Groupon’s IPO window closing? http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2011/08/08/tech-wrap-is-groupons-ipo-window-closing/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: mattnatehoff http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2011/08/08/tech-wrap-is-groupons-ipo-window-closing/#comment-390183 Fri, 12 Aug 2011 16:31:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=28655#comment-390183 The more I read about Groupon’s shady accounting practices, the bleaker their future seems. I mean, their numbers (which are NOT taking in account the percentage Groupon is to pay merchants) don’t add up. How can I trust a business that relies so much on long financial float times?

On the other end of the spectrum is BigTip, whose business model is a great deal sturdier. Plus, they don’t — pardon my French — screw over small merchants the way Groupon does. They have powerful merchant tools that allow business owners to fully customize the deals. When merchants win, consumers win, too. Whether you are a business or just someone who loves to save with coupons, BigTip is the way to go.

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