Bid Smart Shoppers

Are you a bid smart shopper?

Bid smart shoppers on DealDash.com do two things. First, they earn as many free bids as they possibly can. Second, they use their bids wisely.

Free Bids

To consistently win 15 free bids per day, all we have to do is place a minimum of one bid in one auction. The first day we will only get a few bids but next day, and every day after that, we will continue to receive more bids until we reach 15. As long as we place at least one bid every day after that (without missing any days), we will continue to receive 15 free bids per day. If we miss a day, it will start all over again. This is an easy way to get free bids.

Another way we can earn free bids is by submitting photos of ourselves with an auction product we won. If the product is worth more than $200 we can earn 350 free bids. Take clear photos that do not have a distracting background. Send photos by email to:  [email protected]. Remember to include your name, description of the item, Buy it Now price, closing cost and how many bids were used to win the auction.

We also earn free bids every time we place bids in any auction on DealDash. Most of the time, we get 10 seconds on the clock whenever one of our bids comes up. Then a green line on the bottom right of our screen will slowly move to the right. When the green line gets all the way to the right, we collect free bids at the end and move up to the next level. The higher our level, the more bids we receive. I’m at Level 64, so the next time my green line moves all the way to the right, I will receive 860 free bids.

Use Bids Wisely

To get the most out of our free bids, it’s a good idea to place bids during the 2X, 3X or 4X feature. That means we will receive 20 seconds, 30 seconds or 40 seconds on the clock instead of only 10. That will make our green line move faster so we can collect free bids sooner. We should also monitor our bids closely and only place bids when the auction gets down to the last two or three bidders.

This sponsored blog post was submitted by: Barbara L. Sellers. Barbara was compensated by DealDash for this blog post.  Blog posts are written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company.

Seasonal Shopping

Perhaps it’s time to do some seasonal shopping on DealDash.com.

At this time of year, the weather in my part of the country usually takes a turn for the worse.  Daylight Savings Time ended, and now it gets dark early and the rainy season begins.

I noticed there are many items we can shop for on DealDash that might help make it a little easier to get through such awful weather conditions.

Umbrellas

We should never be caught without an umbrella at this time of year, and DealDash offers auctions for one of the best umbrellas you could find.

We all need a good umbrella that we can easily fit in a bag and take with us whenever we are out and about. We would not want to be caught off guard if it suddenly starts to rain.

Not only does this umbrella open and close with a single push of a button, but the way it’s designed prevents it from going inside out in in the wind. I really love that!

Rain Boots

DealDash now offers some fancy rain boots that come in various sizes.  They sure would come in handy when walking through puddles on sidewalks and roadways.

Waterproof Backpacks

More great seasonal auctions to bid on are the waterproof pack packs. They have plenty of room and they come in several colors–red, sky blue, green or yellow.

Don’t be caught off-guard during the messy fall weather. Shop for these great items on DealDash and be prepared!

Blog posts are written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company. This sponsored blog post was submitted by: Barbara L. Sellers. Barbara was compensated by DealDash for this blog post.

Shopping Solution

Whenever you are feeling out-of-sorts, have you ever tried the shopping solution?

If you are stuck in a hospital bed, it does not mean you have to be bored. Instead, you could pass the time by shopping on DealDash.com –all from the comfort of your bed.

Likewise, if you are feeling stressed, it does not mean you have to stay there, either. You could shop away your stress on DealDash.

That’s what I call the “shopping solution.” Shopping on DealDash.com could be therapeutic in more ways than one.

I’ve been shopping on DealDash since Feb. 8, 2012. Over the years, DealDash has made many changes, but it still remains an exciting shopping site — especially since they now have several brand new vehicles up for auction.

Other reasons customers keep coming back to DealDash are:

  • Free shipping and handling and no other hidden charges
  • Superb customer service
  • Variety of quality products
  • No limit on the number of bids we can place in the automated bidder
  • Special auctions with a limit of one-per-customer, making it easier for more customers to win
  • Quick and easy payment system.
  • Daily opportunity for customers to win up to 15 free bids, simply by opening up the site and placing one bid.

The next time you are feeling out-of-sorts, bored or stressed, how about trying the DealDash shopping solution. It is loads of fun!

Blog posts are written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company. This sponsored blog post was submitted by: Barbara L. Sellers. Barbara was compensated by DealDash for this blog post. 

Earn a Badge

How many badges have you earned on DealDash.com lately?

We all like to set goals, right? Perhaps we could set a goal to win one new badge every week, or all of them by the end of the next year. I earned 13 badges so far, and every time I earn a new badge, it gives me a sense of accomplishment.

Anybody can earn at least four badges because they are so easy to get — New Best Friend for booking two BidBuddies, Story Time for writing something about yourself in your Bidder Bio, Worth a Thousand Words for setting a custom avatar for your profile, and Automation for winning an auction using BidBuddy.

Four more badges that are fairly easy to win are:

  • Me and My Buddies for booking a BidBuddy in 5 different auctions at the same time. We only need to invest 5 bids to earn this badge because we could choose to place only one bid in 5 different auctions.
  • Runner Up for finishing in second place in an auction. I finished second next to the winner so many times that I feel like I set a record. In fact, I would be a very happy camper if DealDash ever rewarded us “runners up” by returning all of our bids free.
  • In It to Win It for placing 100 or more bids in an auction. Anyone could easily save up 100 bids without even purchasing any more Bid Packs. We would simply need to log in and place at least one bid in an auction every day for eight days.
  • On The Go for logging in with the DealDash app on Android or iOS. How difficult could this be? Most people own at least one Android these days.

Perhaps two of the most difficult badges to earn are: The Champion for winning a total of 1,000 auctions and Going the Distance for placing a total of 1,000,000 bids in all auctions on DealDash.

Some badges I might never win, but it could be fun trying.  Which badges do you think you could win?

Blog posts are written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company. This sponsored blog post was submitted by: Barbara L. Sellers. Barbara was compensated by DealDash for this blog post. 

Bid Pack Bargains

If you haven’t been shopping on DealDash.com for a while, you might be surprised at some of the changes that have been made.

One of the changes that I like most is on the “Winners” list. Now we can choose to see the “Featured Wins” for a list of the most amazing wins within the last 24 hours or we can choose to “View all winners.”

By checking the “Featured Wins” on a regular basis, we can see what has been happening from week to week and bid on the auctions that are selling at bargain prices. For example, after seeing the “Featured Wins” list today I think this would be a good time to place more bids on Bid Packs because within the last 24 hours all of the Bid Packs below sold for less than one dollar:

  • 1,000 Bid Pack sold for 36 cents. The winner placed only 3 bids, for a total cost was 96 cents. What a deal!
  • 600 Bid Pack sold for 51 cents. The winner used only 5 bids, for a total cost of $1.51.
  • 400 Bid Pack sold for 76 cents. The winner used only 7 bids, for a total cost of $2.16.
  • 300 Bid Pack sold for 24 cents. The winner used only 4 bids, for a total of cost of 92 cents.
  • 200 Bid Pack sold for 18 cents. The winner used only 4 bids, for a total cost of 98 cents.
  • 100 Bid Pack sold for 2 cents. The winner used only 1 bid, for a total cost of 22 cents.

It’s amazing that so many Bid Packs all sold for bargain prices. This proves that if we pay attention to trends on the “Winners” list, we can make better decisions concerning which auctions we might want to bid on.

Blog posts are written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company. This sponsored blog post was submitted by: Barbara L. Sellers. Barbara was compensated by DealDash for this blog post. 

Turkey Time

It’s almost that time of year again–Thanksgiving.

Guess what DealDash.com and turkey day have in common? Hint: What do we need to carve a turkey?

Answer: High-quality carving knives. DealDash offers the best-quality carving knifes we can shop for in the world. Auctions include a single knife, a set of two knives or a set of three knives. According to the DealDash descriptions, they all come in “natural-colored ash wood boxes for safe keeping.” The best part is that it is possible to win these knifes at bargain prices because several customers have already done so.

Why not check them out:

  • 7-inch Santoku Chef’s Knife–Nov. 7, one customer won this single knife for the sale price of $1.04. This winner placed only 37 bids, and counting the cost of bids, paid a total of $8.44. What a bargain price for this $675 knife.
  • Kensei Knife Set--This two-piece set includes a Kiritsuke knife and a Honesuki boning knife. The Kiritsuke knife is ideal for slicing fish or cutting vegetables. The Honesuki boning knife is perfect for de-boning poultry, and that would include turkey. Nov. 3 this auction sold for 66 cents. The winner used 15 bids and the total cost was $3.66. What a bargain price for this $1,015 two-piece knife set.
  • Knife Set–This three-piece set includes one vegetable knife, one slicing knife and one small utility knife. Sept. 12 this auction sold for 12 cents. The winner used only 2 bids and paid a total of 52 cents. What a bargain price for this $1,295 three-piece knife set.

According to the auction description, a great feature of these Japanese Honshu Steel knives is that they have a special handle with a non-slip surface–crafted to prevent the user’s hand from touching the sharp blade. Perhaps an even better feature is that they are made to last a lifetime.

Blog posts are written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company. This sponsored blog post was submitted by: Barbara L. Sellers. Barbara was compensated by DealDash for this blog post. 

Responsible Shopping

I recently saw a video discussing the part today’s technology plays in controlling our shopping behaviors. Apparently, a natural chemical in our brains called dopamine makes us feel good, and it also has a lot to do with our struggles to set responsible shopping limits.

Shopping on DealDash.com is a lot of fun, but if we fail to plan ahead, set and follow responsible shopping limits, it could lead to over spending, and that could spoil our fun. DealDash is intended to be fun, while providing us with an easy, new and exciting way to shop. However, it is our responsibility to make sure we set reasonable limits and don’t spend more money than we can afford.

Below are some ideas on how we can do that:

• Decide ahead of time how many bids we can afford to buy for the month. Write it down, stick to it and always make sure you pay all of your other bills first — such as food water and shelter.
• Before bidding, watch and learn the screen names of power bidders and try to avoid bidding in auctions where one or more power bidder already started bidding.
• Only shop for products we really need or want to give to a loved one as a gift.
• Try to bid in auctions we can afford to buy (BIN) if we do not win. Then we will get all of our bids back free to use in another auction.

DealDash is one of the best shopping sites online, and its support staff strives every day to keep customers happy. The rest is up to us. As long as we follow some simple guidelines, we will remain happy customers for a long time to come.

Blog posts are written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company. This sponsored blog post was submitted by: Barbara L. Sellers. Barbara was compensated by DealDash for this blog post. 

Check Back Often

Perhaps one of the most important things DealDash.com customers can do to win more frequently is to check back often.

The DealDash shopping site changes and the only way to keep track of the latest auctions and the newest customers is to return to the site on a regular basis.

My previous list of power bidders to avoid needs to be updated on a regular basis because the customer base changes, too, and it’s a good idea to be familiar with who’s who. New customers come and old customers go.

If we look at the last seven winners of the auctions we want to win, we will see that some shoppers win a much better bargain than others. Why is that? Answer: Sometimes more than one power bidder competes in the same auctions and they knock heads.

I’ve been a loyal customer of DealDash since Feb. 8, 2012, and I’ve noticed that whenever two or more power bidders compete in the same auction, that auction will not close for a very long time and the final selling price will go a lot higher. Therefore, smart customers will return to the site often enough to recognize the screen names of the following kind of shoppers:

  • Those who consistently have a seemingly endless supply of bids
  • Those who have a habit of overbidding the value of the auction product
  • Those who have the habit of joining the auctions with a bunch of bids near the very end.

Any senior on a limited budget, like I am, must make wise decisions to get the most out of all of our bids. Some shoppers might actually enjoy getting into a bidding war, but some of us simply cannot afford it. Therefore, I return to DealDash often enough to keep my keep my list of power bidders updated.

Blog posts are written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company. This sponsored blog post was submitted by: Barbara L. Sellers. Barbara was compensated by DealDash for this blog post.