Groupon South Africa has ceased to operate, and will close its doors finally by the end of the month.
The group buying site this morning directed customers to a message reading:
You have been redirected here as you have tried to access the Groupon South Africa website.
We are sorry to inform you that as of 4 November 2016 Groupon has wound down its operations in South Africa and we are unable to offer you any deals today.
For our customers, this means we will stop offering deals on our website from tonight. All current vouchers bought will remain valid until the date stated on the voucher. The terms and conditions on the voucher remain the same. For any customers who are uncomfortable with using their voucher, we are offering a cash refund option if they contact us before 30 November 2016. Goods purchased purchased up to 4 November will be fulfilled. Should you need to return a Goods item you purchased, please do such before 30 November.
If you need to speak to a member of the team about your Groupon you can contact us via telephone on 021 201 7100 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org before 30 November.
If you are one of our merchants and require further information please contact us via telephone on 021 201 7046 or by email at email@example.com.
We are sorry not to be able to offer you any great deals today but thank you for your interest in Groupon.”
Groupon opened in South Africa in 2010, as a platform for local businesses to offer customers discounted products and services.