To be unexpectedly swamped by a phenomenal number of cheapskates for the sole purpose of getting something for cheap or free, who most probably gave you fake details and whom you will never hear from again.
Employee: Sir, we have run out of stock of the freebie that was offered to only pregnant women.
Boss: Damn, we got ozbargained, I had enough stock for all women in Australia
To be unexpectedly swamped by a phenomenal number of random customers for the sole purpose of getting something for cheap or free, who most probably gave you fake details and whom you will never hear from again.
Originated many years ago when the internet was made. Most consumers causing this to occur are either one of the following:
From what can be seen on ozbargain, one would assume it would be cheap and unemployed.
Man: Check this out wifey this company is giving away a non-stick fry pan, should I get one?
Woman (enters from kitchen, where she rightfully belongs cooking up a well deserved meal to the hard working (refer back to cheap and unemployed) husband doing nothing but scrolling through ozbargain on his lunch break from doing nothing)
Woman: No it's going to be ozbargained and they will just end up stealing our detai...
Man cuts off woman and waves her back to the kitchen. In disbelief he quickly enters false details.
Man then spends the next month looking out the window and pouncing on the postie accusing him of stealing their mail as the non-stick fry pan has not yet arrived.
This company has been ozbargained.
The term used to describe the process, act or the resulting aftermath of a freebie or bargain once reported to the OzBargain website. Often caused by swarms of individuals seeking self gain, even for items such as $0.01 digital thermometers or iPhone screen protectors. Sites that have been "OzBargained" usually experience server crashes and depleted stocks.
"this wont be ozbargained :P"
"It is still free, and that is the magic word in my book!"
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"It is now!"
"Gone now. “Article doesn’t exist”
"They canceled the freebie.
The company realised that they were getting “ozbargained”.