Discount coupon sites are all the rage, with Groupon headed for a $20 billion public offering and Facebook and Google trying to get in on that action. But why should nerds be left out of the fun? The recently-launched Thwipster aims to be the Groupon for nerds, according to founder and CEO Lance Sells, with GNs, action figures, artists sketchbooks, webcomics, and more available.
“We envision Thwipster being much more than your typical daily deal website. We go through a rigorous selection process to try to provide the best products that we can and we’re simply not going to sell products that we don’t like,” he says. Chad Sells, Director of Operations and co-founder adds “We’re geeks at heart and love delving into the story surrounding the products we’re selling, so we’re providing our customers with videos, photos and content for each and every product.”
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.