bylo wrote: ↑Aug 5th, 2017 4:00 pmSo what? No one knows if there will again be a similar offer as low as $99--or even $159 for that matter. We'll only know retrospectively next time Plex has a similar promo.
None of that makes it a bad deal. It may be bad for some and good for others. There may be better alternatives for others still. But that's my point--you can't deduce any of that from the negative votes alone.
I would go a step further and say that in many cases even the future price doesn't matter. If you need an item *today*, you are looking for the best deal available in the market right now, not the best deal that was available on Boxing Day 2016 or the best deal that might become available on Black Friday in 2017. Posts which provide info about a sale that provides the best currently available price/quality option can be very useful.
My observation on the net voting scores is that they are useless for saving me money. The highest scores are usually given to silly deals like the McDonalds $0.69 cheesburgers or the McDonalds free small coffee for a week posts. There's nothing particularly wrong with those posts, but in my wildest dreams, those silly deals might only save me $5 or $10. They get a net score of 200, but are nearly worthless to me. A good post on a hot dishwasher deal might save me $300 or $400, but it'll have a score of 6 or 8 net up-votes. Same deal with posts on car purchases, financial products or furniture.
In my case, I'll happily take those unpopular threads which actually save me big bucks, and screw the silly Dollarama posts that only have the potential to save me $3 but have an astronomical thread score. The thread score is beyond useless.