March Shopping Madness is in full swing at DealNews headquarters where our first round of matches has come to a close. Looking back at the first round of action, the madness started early with one major upset as Kohl's, the 13th seed, managed to edge out Sears, the 4th seed, by 10 points. Favorites like Amazon and Newegg, however, had no trouble advancing to the next round as they effortlessly crushed their rivals.
Check out our new batch of matchups below, and vote for which store you think is the most dominant for deals. Your votes will decide who advances to the coveted final four!
Amazon (#1 seed) vs. Groupon (#9 seed)
The Seattle-based giant decimated Kmart in our first match, destroying the latter's hopes of advancing to the next round with 21 times as many votes. Meanwhile, Groupon struggled with 6pm, but managed to pull out a close victory. Now Amazon is looking to declaw its rival Groupon, but can the daily deal site use one of its 9 lives to orchestrate an upset?
Kohl's (#13 seed) vs. Walmart (#5 seed)
Kohl's managed to surprise us all in the first round of action, toppling the 4th seed, Sears, by 10 votes. But now it faces the retail heavyweight Walmart, which gutted JCPenney. Will Kohl's lucky streak continue or will long-time veteran Walmart smack them out of the race?
eBay (#2 seed) vs. Target (#7 seed)
eBay might have taken out Woot, the bottom-ranked seed, but it was hardly a definitive win for the second seed. eBay will have to up its game if it hopes to take out Target, which sent Home Depot packing when it secured twice as many votes.
Newegg (#3 seed) vs. Best Buy (#6 seed)
The third-seeded eggxperts at Newegg trounced Rakuten, but can they breeze past Best Buy, which sent Dell Home packing? This match is bound to be a nail-biter as both teams are heavy hitters in the deal landscape.
Readers, what do you think of these matchups?