Today, Facebook launched “Facebook Deals” in five selected cities: : Atlanta, Georgia; Austin, Texas; Dallas, Texas; San Diego, California, and San Francisco, California. Facebook deals is similar to other daily deal sites such as Groupon, Living Social & BuyWithMe in that they offer one special locally relevant deal per day.
For example, today’s Facebook Deal for Austin Texas is an All Access pass to Austin City Limits for $250. Correct me if I’m wrong..but that still seems like a lot of money…but then again, I’m not all that familiar with Austin City Limits so that may be a great deal.
I do know this, to be able to compete in this already competitive space, Facebook needs to find a way to get the same awesome deals that Groupon & Living Social are getting. As soon as they have the sales force to back up their Facebook Deal product, I think they will surely give Groupon a run for their money! But..until then..I’m sticking with Groupon ;)