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livingsocial-scam-daily-deal-mediaIs LivingSocial trying to pull a fast one when it comes to one of their latest deals? Recently, the Washington D.C. based daily deal site posted a deal for a  EasyCap USB 2.0 VHS to DVD conversion system. LivingSocial’s price, which was $25 including free shipping, was supposed to give bargain seekers a savings of 64% – but some customers are calling out the site, saying that this is a scam.

One Yelp reviewer, code named James “Artist4Hire” S., said:

Another scam by Living Social!  Today’s deal in my email is a device that converts VHS tapes to DVD on your computer. Since I know most things Living Social are a scam I looked up reviews and cost on the device.. Living Social is selling it for $25. A whopping 64% off they claim. Seems like a great deal! However not only is the price to high. Where the heck did they get the 64% from. Interesting how this device has the average review of 2-3 stars from most online stores. The price also has the average of $15 NOT ON SALE. Get it on Amazon for $10.99 with free two day shipping!”

So far 1,275 people have purchased the deal that still has eight days remaining on it.  Here are the details of the offer and product:

Though we aren’t zipping around in hover boots or eating meals in pill form, we’ve thankfully progressed past watching VHS tapes. Celebrate advances in technology with this deal:

• $25 ($70 value) for an EasyCap USB 2.0 VHS to DVD conversion system + free shipping
• Link your PC with a VCR or VHS or DVD player
• Flawlessly capture audio and video

Modernize Your Memories
Simply link your PC with a VCR or VHS or DVD player; or link your PC to a camera or camcorder with an RCA or S-Video connector. The conversion system flawlessly captures audio (without a sound card) and video on a USB 2.0 interface. From there, you can easily transfer the digital files onto a DVD to share those video memories long into the future.

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the fine print

  • Limit 1 per purchaser, 1 additional as gifts
  • Limit 1 per transaction
  • Entire value must be used in a single visit
  • Product is not compatible with Mac computers
  • Other conditions apply

When we did a Google search for the product here are the prices that came up:


What do you think? Scam or honest sale?

Source: Yelp

Megan Bildner

Megan is currently the Jr. Editor of the Daily Deal Media and Digital MI sites with Mogul Media. Here, she is responsible for the site's content and publication. Along with these tasks, Megan also engages with the DDM & DMI audience through social pages/groups/tweets. When she is not working on the DDM & DMI sites Megan enjoys tweeting, traveling, snowboarding, hiking, and socializing with her friends. She grew up in Michigan's Clarkston and Lake Orion and loves being on the lake, boating, and wake-boarding. You can follow her @MeganBildner or e-mail her at
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