About DealDash

DealDash: Where deals come true!

DealDash: The most trusted provider of bidding fee auction since 2009. Now serving 20 million shoppers.

Company Summary

Since its creation in 2009, DealDash has become the longest-running and most trusted provider of bidding fee auctions.

DealDash now serves more than 20 million registered shoppers, offering up to 90 per cent off brand-name products. The company was recognized as the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2013, and received the award for the US’ Best Excess Inventory Liquidation Service in the 2021 Global Brand Awards.

Composed of a small team of about 50 passionate individuals, DealDash is committed to providing the best customer service experience. Customer feedback has made DealDash a better company. Free shipping and no jumper auctions were some of the smart ideas that came from customers and helped DealDash succeed.

The company was founded in 2009 to provide a better online auction experience. Millions of Americans tried the first generation of bidding fee auctions and quickly grew frustrated with losing money with nothing to show for it.

DealDash was created as a fair and honest alternative to those initial models of bidding fee auctions. At DealDash, losing bidders don’t have to lose the money they spent bidding.

The company’s culture revolves around bringing together passionate people and giving them a voice. DealDash works to identify and hire smart, motivated people that want to create something new together. Company employees are encouraged to be autonomous and pursue projects that inspire their curiosity while challenging their coworkers to improve.

DealDash remains focused on creating new and innovative solutions that continue to improve bidding fee auctions.

Q&A: How DealDash Works

Q: How is DealDash different from other bidding fee auction sites?

A: DealDash is different in two important ways. First, with any DealDash auction, you can Buy It Now & Get Your Bids Back for Free. This way, bidders who lose an auction don’t also lose their money. The second difference is DealDash offers a 90-day, money-back guarantee, allowing customers to try the site for free. Any customer will receive a full refund of their first purchase within the first 90 days — no questions asked. That’s The DealDash Promise.

Q: How does the bidding work?

A: All auctions start at $0 and have no minimum reserve prices. Each bid raises the price by $0.01 and restarts the clock from 10 seconds every time someone bids. If no new bids are placed before the timer ends, the last bidder wins the auction.

Q: How do I get started?

A: First you will need to create an account with DealDash. Then, you will need to load your account with bid credits to place a bid. You can purchase bid credits with any major credit card, debit card, or with PayPal. These small bidding fees are what makes the huge 90 per cent or higher savings possible for customers like you! Also, you will want to regularly check the DealDash site for daily discounts on bid credits, which are often sold for just 12-15 cents each. Some promotions even allow customers to receive bids for free.

Q: How do I make a bid?

A: It’s easy! Just find an item you want to bid on, then use your bid credits to make the bid. But with just 10 seconds between new bids, you will want to pay close attention to make sure you end up the winner.

Q: What happens if I lose the auction?

A: Even if you lose a DealDash auction, you can still buy the product at its listed price. Also, when using this Buy It Now & Get Your Bids Back for Free feature, all the bid fees spent in the auction will be returned to your account.

Q: This sounds too good to be true. What’s the catch?

A: There’s no catch. DealDash works with partner companies around the world to gain access to their overstocked inventories and secure the best prices, even for the most popular brands. Those partnerships, combined with the prepaid bidding fees, allow DealDash to keep auction prices as low as possible.

Q: Does it cost money to sign up?

A: There is no sign-up fee for using DealDash. Customers can also request a refund for their first purchase within 90 days — guaranteed.

Tips & Tricks to Using DealDash

If you’re new to the world of online auctions, getting started can be a little intimidating to new players, especially when you have to go up against seasoned players. As such, many potential users simply watch auctions and see people win without having the courage to join an auction themselves. 

Do you want to bid through DealDash, but don’t know how to begin? 

We’re going to break down some tips for you to help get you in on the fun! 

Make sure you conserve your bids – don’t get overzealous

Bidding too quickly will only waste your bids and raise the auction price, which isn’t a great tactic if you want to win. It’s better for you to bid strategically. However, if you have a hard time conserving your bids – try using a BidBuddy to do it for you. 

Speaking of which… Book a BidBuddy!

The majority of auctions on DealDash are won using the BidBuddy system. The BidBuddy strategically places bids on your behalf, always waiting for the last possible second to bid. What’s more, you can put a limit on how many bids a BidBuddy will use before it pulls out of an auction. The best part is you can cancel it at any time. To book a BidBuddy, go to the auction’s detail page, click on any active auction, then type in the number of bids you want to use, then click “Book a BidBuddy.” 

Earn free bids while you participate in auctions

When you spend time as the Highest Bidder, you earn time towards your next level-up. When you reach a new level, you can cash in on free bids. 

Keep an eye on your competition

Watch to see who’s bidding on an item. Watch and try to learn from the tactics they use and add them to your bidding strategy. Some people keep detailed notes either on their phones or even just on a piece of paper. 

If you don’t win and want your bids back, you can use the Buy It Now option!

If you aren’t successful in an auction, you can actually get all of your bids back by taking advantage of the “Buy It Now” option. Say you bid about 100 times on a $50 Walmart Gift Card and don’t win an auction, you can just go ahead and buy the item for $50 and get all of your bids back for free. You then get the benefit of having the item and having more bids to use on future auctions. You might be asking: Where is the Buy It Now option? It’s located in two convenient places: at the bottom of every auction and at the bottom of every auction detail page!

Exchange your victory for bids

Did you win an auction with only a few bids? You can increase your current bid balance by exchanging the discounted item for bids to use in your next auction! This can be a lucrative way to keep your winning streak going. 

Bid at different times of the day

Auctions can be easier to win depending on the time of day. It’s important to know that auctions are only open to the US and Canada, so you can keep those various time zones in mind

If you’re on a budget, try bidding on less popular, less expensive items

Simply put? There will likely be a lot less competition. 

Buy bids while they’re on sale

Always check in with DealDash regularly, they offer regular sales and promotions to help you save more on bids!