DealDash Tips for Choosing a Laptop

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Laptops don’t last forever, each year a newer, better model comes out. If you want to keep up with the times, here are some tips from DealDash on how to choose your new laptop.

So you are looking for a new laptop. The very fist thing that you need to decide is what type you are looking for – Apple, Windows-based, or Chromebook? Once you have decided that important factor, then it’s easier to narrow down your possibilities and decide what the best choice of laptop is for you.

Apple makes a few different laptops, the Apple MacBook will be a great choice. The Apple MacBooks all have a distinctive look, efficient performance, and advanced capabilities. here are the top 5 from 2016:

  • Apple MacBook Pro with retina display 13.3 inch
  • Apple MacBook with retina display 12 inch
  • Apple MacBook Air 13.3 inch MJVE2LL/A
  • Apple MacBook Air 11.6 inch
  • Apple MacBook Air 13.3 inch MMGF2LL/A

There are so many different Windows-based laptops with different features that it’s very difficult to narrow it down to just 5 choices. Different users will be looking for different features – some of the laptops are better for video processing, while others are better for gaming or doing graphic design. However, here are the top 5 Windows-based laptops across all of the different brands for 2016:

  • Dell XPS 13
  • Asus ZenBook UX305
  • Razer Blade Stealth
  • Samsung Notebook 9
  • Microsoft Surface Book

If you are looking for something compact that you can check your email, surf the web, and watch videos with, but you aren’t interested in any of the higher-end uses, then you need a Chromebook! I personally think that Chromebooks are amazing – I am using one right now! They are the perfect blend of the portability of a tablet and the ease of a keyboard and touch mouse. I love my Chromebook and take it everywhere with me. You can even use the Google Play store to download apps from their huge catalog of Android-based apps, many of which are free. Here are the top 5 Chromebooks of 2016:

  • HP Chromebook 14
  • Dell Chromebook 11
  • Asus Chromebook Flip
  • Acer Chromebook 15 (LOVE this Chromebook)
  • HP Chromebook 13

So you see, you have a huge array of choices when finding your newest laptop. I hope that you have found this article from DealDash Tips helpful. When you’re ready to take the plunge and buy yourself a new laptop be sure to check DealDash first. DealDash has all of the latest and greatest laptops up for auction. Just click here to browse the auctions. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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DealDash Tips to Avoid Costly Mistakes

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Everyone wants to avoid costly mistakes, here are some tips from DealDash to help save your wallet from disaster.

Most people come to DealDash with the high hopes of winning iPads for $4, or 50″ Ultra HD TVs for pennies on the dollar – and yes, this can happen, but it’s more likely that they will get frustrated and give up, with a bad opinion of DealDash. When you are trying to save a little money, you need to bid smarter, trickier, and more informed than the other bidders.  Here are some tips from DealDash so that you can attempt to avoid costly mistakes.

Firstly, you can avoid costly mistakes by doing your research. I know, I know, when you first discover DealDash it’s very exciting and you want to jump right in and start bidding. Well, STOP! Stop and think about each bid before you place them, think about if you’re willing to BIN (Buy It Now) if the auction doesn’t go in your favor. Then, after you have thought about these things, feel free to bid as you please. Remember: Stop, Think, Bid.

Next, another costly mistake is getting into auctions that you don’t have time to finish. If you are just getting ready to leave, you’re pressed for time, and you haven’t fully done your research (see above), then it isn’t the best time to bid. Now, if you are leaving, but you are going to have some free time to do these things where ever you are going, I have a solution for you. The DealDash app! You can take the DealDash app with you on your phone or tablet, and you can do your research and your bidding on-the-go!  If you haven’t downloaded the DealDash app yet you can definitely avoid bidding mistakes by using it when you’re out and about. Here are the directions to download the app:

Here is the Android version on Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dealdash&hl=en

Here is the iOS version in the App store –https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dealdash/id965782383?mt=8

I hope that you found this article from DealDash Tips helpful for avoiding costly mistakes.  Just click on this link to go to DealDash to browse auctions, set BidBuddies, bookmark auctions, and more. Now go visit DealDash and see how much you can save. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

DealDash Tips: Bargain Kitchen

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If there’s something that every home has – it’s a kitchen. Here are some DealDash Tips to have a bargain kitchen.

No matter if your kitchen is old and rustic, quaint and homey, or sleek and modern, we all need kitchen supplies. We need cooking implements, we need small and large appliances, we need cutlery, and it would be nice to have a little personality to go along with it. Sadly, unique kitchen items with personality usually tend to be rather expensive. This is where DealDash can help. DealDash has cute, new, and unique items for the kitchen that you can win in their auctions.

Choosing to participate in a DealDash  auction for kitchen items is actually a very smart move – kitchen items such as pots, pans, and cutlery are things that people usually tend to replace every few years, so it’s kind of a no-brainer to bid on them on DealDash. As some of you might know, DealDash offers a special feature called BIN (Buy It Now), so that if you don’t happen to win the auction that you are participating in, you can pay the regular retail price, receive free shipping, and get all of your bids back as well. Not only that, but you get to keep all of the “clock time” that you received for being the highest bidder during the auction. Now that’s smart!

Other than bidding on the kitchen items on DealDash to save some money in your kitchen, here are some other handy tips from DealDash for a bargain kitchen:

  • Stop buying paper towels – Get a 10 pack (or more) of hand towels or tea towels and use them in place of paper towels. It will save you money as well as saving the environment.
  • Only buy fruit and veggies that are in season.
  • Jump aboard the mason jar craze! Use mason jars for everything from canning extra garden produce to storing dinner leftovers.
  • Buy meat in bulk packs, separate into meal sized portions, and freeze.

I hope that you found this DealDash Tips article on a bargain kitchen to be helpful. DealDash has just about anything that you could ever need for the kitchen (or anywhere else in the house. Visit DealDash today. Just click this link here. good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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DealDash Tips: Bidder Research

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If you’re not doing your research on the other bidders, you’re cheating yourself out of auction wins…

You love DealDash, I love DealDash, everyone loves DealDash! DealDash has been around since 2009, and has picked up so many registered users, there is always plenty of competition on the site. More competition means it’s more difficult to win auctions at a low price. Luckily, the more that you learn about the bidders on DealDash the more likely you are to win.

Whether you are just starting out on DealDash or if you are a seasoned bidder that’s been with DealDash since the beginning, it pays to know your competition. Who is your competition? Everyone! There are so many different types, ages, and personalities of bidders on DealDash, that you really need to be taking notes. Yes, seriously. You may choose to take notes on an Excel spreadsheet, a word document, emails to yourself, or even a plain old pen and paper. How you save your DealDash bidder research notes is up to you, but I personally prefer an Excel spreadsheet.

If you are going to start taking notes on different bidders using an Excel spreadsheet, I would start as soon as possible, and spend as much time doing your research as you can. The more bidders that you can add to your spreadsheet the better off you will be, and the more auctions that you will win.

There are a few things that you should take note of when doing research on DealDash bidders. You should make a note of bidder names, what sorts of auctions that they bid on, if they drop out of auctions early or stay late and over-bid, and if they are a polite bidder or a stomper. Once you have all of this information, then you can come into auctions more informed, and therefore more likely to be successful.

Once you start doing research on DealDash bidders you can categorize your bidders however you like. Some possible ways you might like to categorize your bidders are:

  • Over-bidders
  • Drop outs
  • Alphabetically (for easy look-up)
  • Or you might like to organize the bidders by their favorite categories, such as “gift cards” or “tools”

I hope that you have found this DealDash Tips article about doing research on bidders helpful. If you commit some time to doing bidder research, you will reap the rewards in the form of more auction wins. Visit DealDash now to check out the auctions. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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DealDash Tips to Plan Ahead

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Most people have the best intentions of planning ahead for Christmas and New Year’s Celebrations, but fall a little short. Here are some tips from DealDash to keep yourself on track.

Christmas and New Year’s are approaching quickly, and it’s important to have your plans laid out and ready to implement. One of the biggest things that we think about during the holiday season is presents! Have you gotten your Christmas lists from your family yet? Have you done your research on the products? If you haven’t done that yet, you need to get moving. No matter what is on their lists, be sure that you check DealDash first.

DealDash has items in every category, from gift cards to toys to tools. Do a search on DealDash to see if there are any items that you can bid on and win as presents. While you’re browsing the auctions, perhaps you will spot the perfect gift for someone else on your list.

Other than presents, if you’re hosting the celebration you will need to think about food preparation as well. What’s on the menu? Will any of the guests attending be bringing any appetizers or desserts to share with the attendees? When you’re thinking of your menu plans, you also need to think about what small appliances are needed to prepare your dinner. Do you need a stand mixer? How about a toaster oven, an air fryer, or a coffee machine? All of these items are great to have in the kitchen, and you can get then all from DealDash as well. When you need a small appliance for the kitchen, check DealDash first.

Moving on to New Year’s Eve, will you be attending a party or other celebration? Have you found your perfect New Year’s Eve outfit? Maybe it’s time to get some new jewelry to go with your outfit. A watch, a pair of earrings, and a necklace might be exactly what you need to look and feel great for the new year. Check out the newest jewelry arrivals on DealDash.

I hope that you have found this article on planning ahead for the holidays helpful. No matter what the occasion DealDash always has auctions to win exactly what you need. Check DealDash for toys, kitchen items, tools, sports items, art, gift cards, and jewelry. Visit DealDash now and see how much you can save. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

DealDash Tips for Stocking Stuffers

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Christmas is rapidly approaching, and DealDash Tips would like to help you find the perfect stocking stuffers for your family.

Finding the perfect stocking stuffers for your family can be tricky. DealDash is here to help. I personally love to have a stocking, and to fill other’s stockings. You might be surprised to hear that in some families the stockings are just for decoration! My husband was quite surprised when I told him that he was responsible for filling my stocking – he didn’t realize that they were for anything but decoration. I was shocked, and made sure that his stocking has been filled with great things ever since.

“What are some great things to fill a stocking with?” you might ask. It all depends on age, of course, let me break it down for you.

 

Babies:

Babies don’t need anything, really, but I think that it would be very nice to put at least a few things in their stocking so they have something to do while everyone else is opening their stockings. If your baby is old enough to be able to sit, they are probably able to have some of the commercially prepared baby snacks such as yogurt drops, veggie drops, or the Mum-Mum rice husk snacks. Those will keep them busy while the older kids are doing their stockings. If you would like to add a little something extra into the baby’s stocking, how about one of those adorable tiny blankets with the stuffed animal head? DealDash has those, and they tend to go for very reasonable final auction fees.

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Little kids:

Little kids are definitely the most fun to shop for to fill their stockings. Coloring books, crayons, small puzzles, candy, and small Lego sets are good for both genders. For little girls I would also include perhaps a Barbie doll, small stuffed animal, and maybe some fun character-branded lip balm. For little boys I would definitely include some Hot Wheels cars, and maybe some small dinosaur, train, or robot figures.

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Big kids/Teens:

Big kids and teens aren’t quite as fun as little kids to shop for, but there are still lots of nice items that you can include in their stockings. For both genders I would include shampoo/conditioner, razors, perfume/cologne, candy, and maybe an iTunes, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble gift card. Make up and nail polish is usually a hit with bigger girls and teens, and for the boys I would suggest maybe a Swiss Army-style knife, or maybe a watch.

 

Adults:

There’s not a whole lot of difference between what you would put in an adult’s stocking and a teen’s stocking, but I would add perhaps some higher valued items such as earrings, a necklace, or other jewelry for a woman, and maybe a nice wallet or tie for a man.

I hope that you have found this stocking stuffer suggestions article helpful. Most of the items that I mentioned above, from toys and ties to gift cards and jewelry can be found up for auction at DealDash. Check DealDash for the best stocking stuffers. Visit DealDash today. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

 

DealDash Tips to Stay Alert

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As a DealDash bidder, I’m sure you know the feeling of losing an auction due to not being alert. Here are some tips to help.

I fondly look back on how uninformed I was when I first started bidding on DealDash. I was impulsive, quick to join in an auction, and I didn’t realize at first how long auctions can actually go on before there is a winner. I remember losing quite a few auctions in the early days because I just got too distracted or sleepy and stopped paying close enough attention to the auction, and someone else was the winner. I am here to give you some tips on how to keep focused and alert during the auction.

Before we get into how to stay alert, the first tip that I would like to share is that you should really do your research on how long auctions of this type normally go on – for example, an auction for a $20 Blu-Ray movie will be considerably shorter than an auction for a $1,000 TV. If you are short on time and it’s an item that you are willing to BIN (Buy It Now) then I would suggest that you just load up your BidBuddy with the appropriate number of bids, and come back later to see if you’ve won. If it’s a bigger ticket item I would suggest just tossing in a few bids and returning later to check on the auction, and get more serious about the auction after it’s been running for a while.

If you’re determined to stay and watch the auctions, you are going to need to stay alert so you don’t get distracted and lose the auction. A way that I have found very helpful in staying alert is to keep each auction page open in its own tab on my computer, and that way you can easily click back and forth between them.

Another suggestion would be not to bid on too many auctions at once. When your attention is divided among more than a couple of auctions it can be very difficult to pay attention to each of them. If you want to participate in more than 2 or 3 auctions at a time, I would definitely suggest making use of the BidBuddy. If you load up 20 or so bids at a time on each of the auctions that you are interested in, it gives you enough time to be able to pay attention to other auctions while ensuring that no one else scoops up the win from you.

I hope that you found this DealDash Tips article helpful. Be sure to come back daily and read about more tips and tricks to win more auctions on DealDash. Visit DealDash today and see how much you can save. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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Gift Card Tips on DealDash

screenshot-17Gift cards are an extremely popular item on DealDash, why do people like them so much? Well, let me tell you.

For starters, DealDash has an excellent variety of many different types of gift cards. Here is just a quick list of some of the gift cards that DealDash often has up for bid:

  • Toys R Us
  • Bath and Body Works
  • Bass Pro Shops
  • Target
  • Wal*Mart
  • CVS
  • K-Mart
  • Sears
  • Shell gas station
  • Lowe’s
  • Old Navy
  • American Airlines
  • Panera Bread
  • Many, Many, Many more

DealDash keeps up with the changing trends, and even occasionally has gift cards for new online businesses such as Swap.com and EcocentricMom.com – which I have won and enjoyed both. I think that it’s such a great idea for DealDash to pair up with new and small businesses, it’s really win-win-win, for the small business, for DealDash, and for us as customers.

Unfortunately, I have found that the smaller $10 and $25 ones are more difficult to win than the larger $50, $100, and up gift cards. I feel that the reason behind this is that most people don’t mind taking a chance on a $10 or $25 gift card to a restaurant or store that they often go to anyway, such as Panera Bread or Dunkin’ Donuts.

DealDash has a wonderful feature that many people take advantage of called BIN (Buy It Now). That means that if a person doesn’t WIN the gift card outright, then they can always BIN (Buy It Now) and get the gift card, free shipping, and all of their bids back to use on another auction. Not only that, but they get to keep the “clock time” that they gained by bidding on the gift card.

Gift cards obviously make for good gifts, but they have so many other uses as well. Here is a list of some of the different ways that you can use the gift cards that you win or BIN from DealDash:

  1. Rewards for good grades
  2. Allowance money
  3. Budgeting tool so you don’t overspend
  4. Raffle prize
  5. Give as a donation
  6. Teacher appreciation
  7. Back to school shopping – let your teen shop alone without fear of losing the cash
  8. As a “thank you” to postal worker, garbage man, etc.
  9. As a tip at a restaurant
  10. As a way to shop online without using your credit card

I hope that you found this DealDash Tips article helpful. As you can see, there are many reasons to shop for gift cards on DealDash. Visit DealDash now to check out the auctions. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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