If imitation is the greatest form of flattery, then Groupon should be flattered. I keep getting pitched on various forms of the groupon model. No wonder -- the site has been nothing short of a cash phenom. If you don't know what I'm talking about you should check the site and the business model out. It's a super simple online deal of the day site.
Groupon just goes to prove that as soon as someone figures out a simple way to make money online, people are going to copy you. Copying plus innovation is the way online innovation happens so I don't have a real problem with it.