After Christmas Shopping

Most people are not born into wealthy families. Therefore, most of us have had at least some experience wanting items we could not afford to buy. I call those times our poor days.

I have had more than my share of poor days when I had to follow a strict budget to just pay for my “needs” and had little or no money left over to take care of my “wants.” Does that sound familiar?

During my poor days, I did a lot of “after Christmas” shopping. If I bought all of my Christmas gifts the day after Christmas, I could take advantage of 50 percent off sales. Then I could afford to give family and friends twice as many gifts for the same amount of money. Sometimes I even shopped for my next year’s Christmas gifts by taking advantage of “after Christmas” sales.

What does this have to do with Actually, it might have a lot to do with DealDash because we can do some “after Christmas” shopping on DealDash as well. I tried it and I liked it. I won some awesome “after Christmas” deals on DealDash, too.

Here’s what I found:

Less Competition

While I was doing my “after Christmas” shopping on DealDash I noticed the fierce competition levels appeared to be much lower, especially during mid-day. It picked up a little later in the evening. Apparently, shopping at mid-day during the off season times might be the best times to win great bargains.

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Winning Strategies, Tips

Regardless how long we have been shopping on we can never learn too much when it comes to winning strategies and tips.

I decided to share some winning strategies and tips that have worked for me.

Always Use BidBuddy

Do not place bids from the home page. This is a given for experienced DealDash shoppers, but it takes some new players a long time to figure out where the automated bidder, BidBuddy, is hiding. If you have not yet found and use BidBuddy this is the first thing to do. Anyone who casts single bids from the home page will only waste bids and will not be able to see or know what’s happening behind the scenes.

To find BidBuddy, open the auction page of the product you want to bid on. A window will open up and that’s where BidBuddy is hiding. Place your bids into BidBuddy. If there are five other shoppers who placed bids into BidBuddy, it will automatically take turns placing one bid for each one of you. The shopper who places the most bids into BidBuddy will have the last bid and win.

DealDash has the best automated bidder I have ever seen because there is no bid limit and it is very easy to add or delete bids at any time. When we place our bids into BidBuddy, they will be safe there and will not be used until the clock gets down to zero.

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Lessons Learned, Relearned

I have been shopping on since Feb. 8, 2012, and over the years, I’ve learned several valuable shopping lessons. 

Perhaps the most important lesson I learned is that if I do not shop on DealDash on a regular basis, I might have to relearn some of the lessons I had already previously learned.

I’m sure you might have heard people say, “Practice makes perfect.” I never believed that. Instead, I correct that quote to say, “The right kind of practice makes perfect.”

After being away from shopping on DealDash for a while, I went back on the site today to once again do some serious shopping. In the process of doing that, I was quickly reminded of some of the lessons I had learned before that I failed to pay attention to and needed to relearn again.

If Not Winning One Auction, Find Another

It has been my experience that certain auctions tend to sell extra low or extra high. Let me give you an example. The 1X and 2X auctions usually sell extra low or extra high. Why is that?

When we first start bidding in an auction, we may only intend to invest a limited number of bids. But what happens if we see the auction is down to only one other bidder when it’s time for us to stop and go find another auction? We will be tempted to place more bids when it looks like we could win any minute. Once we start adding more and more bids in an auction, we often end up getting overly committed and all the more determined to win it. That happened to me today.

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Watching Other Shoppers

Some of the best lessons I’ve learned on how to successfully shop and win more bargains on came from watching other shoppers.

The first two questions you might have are: First, How do I know which shoppers I should watch? Second, what should I watch for?

Who to watch

Winners watch winners. Therefore, one of the best ways to figure out what shoppers to watch is by finding out who wins the most auctions.

By watching other successful players to see what they do and how they do it, we can often soon identify some good shopping strategies that might also work for us.

The best place to find out what screen names win the most auctions, all we have to do is go to the “Winners” list and look for screen names of shoppers who win two or more auctions in a day. Make a list by writing down those screen names.

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Exciting New Promotion is offering an exciting new promotion running from Dec. 13th to the 23rd. Something you will not want to miss!

Each day shoppers play on DealDash and click the banner on the front page they will receive a special gift. The gifts change daily so we will never know what the gift will be unless we stop by every day and always remember to click the banner. One day it might give us free bids. Another day, it might give us a discount to the price of bid packs or give us extra time as the highest bidder multiplier for one hour.

Follow DealDash Twitter account to hear about the daily promotions and other news related to the best auction site around!

Other special offers

By shopping on DealDash every day, we can expect to see other bidder specials as well. For example:

  1. On Dec. 29 DealDash will auction off all of the world trivia bid packs they have launched so far.
  2. For one week, from Dec. 28 to Jan. 3, DealDash will donate one meal to children and families in need for every purchase made on DealDash, such as auction wins, BINs or bid packs.
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Multiple Specials often offers special features that make shopping on this site all the more exciting.  What’s even better is when DealDash offers more than one special feature at the same time, like they are doing at the time of this writing.

Besides offering winners to get 50 percent off from the sale price of the auction, all shoppers also receive 2X time on the clock for each and every bid placed and the first runner-up will be offered a discount on various auctions if he or she takes advantage of doing a BIN (Buy-It-Now). 

With all of these multiple specials happening at the same time during the holiday season, this is one of the best times all year to shop.

Time on the Clock

Whenever DealDash features 2X on the clock, they often follow it up with 3X or even 4X on the clock. If our green line (located at the bottom right of our screen) is getting close to moving all the way to the end at the far right, now is the time to make our green line move even faster so we can collect the bundle of free bids that much sooner.

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Stuck In a Rut – Bidding strategies

One definition of “insanity” is “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.” How can we apply this to

The reason DealDash is a fun and exciting way to shop is because it does not do the same thing over and over again. To keep the site interesting it changes the special features and often introduces new auction products.

If we did not win anything for a long time, however, we might feel like we are stuck. Virus quarantine policy might mandate we can no longer go out to dinner or even visit friends. Therefore, we might be stuck at home but we do not have to be stuck on

We do not have to continue to do the same thing over and over again. If we feel stuck we can change our bidding strategy, the days and times of the day that we shop or choose to bid in different auctions.

Bidding Strategies

Many DealDash shoppers place only one bid in an auction at the beginning just so ensure that we do not get locked out if we decide to come back to place more bids later on. Some shoppers check to see how much an auction sold for the last five or ten times. If an auction seldom sells for less than $25.00 one strategy would be to place the bulk of our bids when the selling price gets close to the average selling price in the past. The problem with this strategy is that it might close a lot sooner than that. If everyone else places only one bid at the beginning and we end up being the only one who places more than one bid, we could end up winning a great bargain.

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Back in the Kitchen

Now that many restaurants are closed or required to limit the number of customers to stop the spread of COVID-19, perhaps more people are finding themselves back in the kitchen or doing more cooking than ever before.

That’s why it may be a good idea to shop for kitchen products to give to a special family member or friend for Christmas. might be the best place to do just that.

So I decided to write about some of the stainless steel kitchen products on DealDash that I already won. I know the following DealDash products would be sure to delight any amateur chef in your home.

Stainless Steel Saucepan

This stainless steel saucepan with lid quickly became my favorite and most-used pan. It is perfect for heating up soup, boiling noodles, making sauces like gravy and/or mashed potatoes.

When I first saw the BIN price of $650.00 I thought this sauce pan might be beyond my price range. However, I noticed several shoppers were able to win it at an amazing bargain price, so I bid on it a few times and I soon won it at a bargain price, too.

Some examples of real DealDash shoppers who won an awesome bargain on this pan recently are:

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