We started Slickdeals, the largest online deal community, ask us anything!
Hi Reddit! We’re the founders of Slickdeals, the world’s largest online deal community. Our community is all about finding deals and saving people money (we’re like reddit for deals). We don’t actually sell anything, but we show you where to get the best savings and value.
Van (the founder) started the website in 1999 as a poor starving college student finding deals to save himself money, and since then we’ve ballooned into the largest deal community on the Web with up to 12 million unique visitors a month (in comparison though, reddit has 85 million uniques!) In 2009, we had 3 employees. Today, we have 35 employees and we’re still growing! In fact we’re constantly hiring for designers, developers, and more!
As you all know, Black Friday is soon upon us, and it is the busiest shopping season of the year so we’re hunkered down and extra busy. We actually just spent a bunch of time and effort releasing our new Black Friday Apps (both Android and iOS) and are busy spending days and nights cataloging deals... But we wanted to take some time to give you guys the opportunity to ask us anything about the website, the company, the black friday madness, merchants, leaks, crazy couponers or even the technology stack behind Slickdeals. Most people don’t realize how challenging it is to run a website with 200m+ pageviews a month with 2 sys admins and 40 servers, but being small has forced us to be extremely efficient.
Ask us anything! (Proof: http://i.imgur.com/s2ztJhQ.png)
We'll start answering questions at 12:00 PST / 3:00 EST!
Edit: Thanks for all your questions! We had a lot of fun answering questions and hearing your comments and feedback. It's really humbling to hear how we've impacted people's lives and saved them money. I only hope that we can continue to be worthy of your trust and your patronage! Please feel free to message me here on Reddit or on Slickdeals anytime you have comments or feedback!