Buy, sell unused daily deals on

February 7, 2011 9:59:02 AM PST
If you've bought deals from Groupon, Living Social, Buy with Me or other daily deal sites we've reported on Saving with 6abc, you've probably gotten some very good deals.

But studies show that many of those deals never get used.

"People buy daily deals and they all work on the impulse buy," explains Yael Gavish of "So you think you're definitely going to this, but then, it turns out that 20-40% fo these daily deals are never really used."

It was that realization that prompted Gavish, a Penn grad, to start

"Lifesta is a marketplace where you can buy and sell daily deals from sites like Groupon, Living Social and Buy with Me, and 180 others that exist in the US today," she explains.

Sellers upload their unused deals onto the site. And buyers can search by city and category to find a deal they want.

Sellers set their own price -- sometimes higher, sometimes lower, and sometimes the same as the original offer. Lifesta charges sellers $.99, plus eight percent of the price to handle the transaction.

Unlike the original deals, Lifesta deals are available to be used as soon as you pay for them.

"The deals on Lifesta, they have been there for a while, so it's unlikely that there is a line of a hundred other people waiting down the street," Gavish says. "So you can use the deals immediately, the same day, or the same weekend, whatever it is."

And Lifesta backs up its deals. So if a deal you buy is invalid, they'll refund your purchase price.

To check out Lifesta deals, click here.

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