Does CherryDeals Really Get You The Deal?

What: Angela looks for sweet daily deals at CherryDeals.com

The Lowdown: We’ve seen sites like this before — log in, and get a deal — ONE deal — featured for that particular day. Okay, it’s as basic as it gets but if the deals are good, why not? But remember, I said if the deals are good.

At CherryDeals.com, some of the deals are actually not terrible (the food related ones in particular — $20 worth of pastries of for $10. Yum.) but they’re also really, well, random. For instance, I live in St. Louis, and the St. Louis deal for today? A “designer fashionflat sketchpad” for $7.50 (that’s half off, by the way). But do I need a fashion sketchpad? Oh, in another life I wish … but in real life? Nope, not so much. And that’s it for the day.

Deals are one thing, but the functionality of the site is another … I can be patient for good deals if it’s a really fun site, but CherryDeals seems to have some bugs to work out. Curious about the deals in other cities, I clicked around to San Francisco and New York, but when I tried to return to St. Louis, it was nowhere to be found. Feeling a bit lost, I decided to see if I could find my way back somehow via the CherryDeals blog, but alas, the content there is hit or miss as well, only updated about once a month and, again, fairly random. Sigh.

The Verdict: Nay. Nice idea, and it can’t hurt to sign up and see what happens, but don’t spend a lot of time with it unless frustration is your idea of a good time.