Have Deal Sharing Sites Jumped the Shark?

It was announced yesterday that Groupon and Live Nation are joining forces to create a massive online-ticket deal site called Groupon Live. Sites like Groupon and LivingSocial have already started arranging door-busters with live performances, but now deal mongers will have a stream-lined entertainment site where they can get deals on the live events they want to see.

Now, we love getting deals as much as the next budget-savvy New Yorker, and there seem to be group sales for just about every market. Here are just a few of the top:


This site has everything you would ever need to attend a gala or walk down a runway. They feature deals from the world’s hottest designers like Nanette Lepore, Badgley Mischka and Stella McCartney.

Experience SeekersLivingSocial.com

If you want to try new things, LivingSocial has got you covered: salsa lessons, yoga classes, or the trendiest new beer bar in town; there’s never a dull deal on their site.

Local-Centric- ScoopSt.com

Scoop St keeps it in the city. They only promote local business so you get to impress your friends with your knowledge and exclusive deals to all the best kept secrets in New York.

Where else can these sites go? Will there be niche sites for every demographic or will these bargain behemoths incorporate them into small branches of their sites?

And more specifically for us in the performing arts: Now that Groupon Live will be an entire site dedicated to live music, theatre, and sporting events how do you think it will that affect our audience’s purchasing habits?