Assessing Your Competition

To bid or not to bid–That is the question we must all answer whenever we shop on

If you are a brand new shopper on you might not yet be familiar with the screen names of the most powerful bidders you might want to avoid.

No worries. There are still many things we can quickly check to accurately assess the competition.

Repeat Bidders

Go to the DealDash home page and just watch the various screen names popping up. Look for the same screen name in more than one auction. Chances are that if any shoppers are placing more than one bid in several auctions, they might be a power bidder or happen to have a huge supply of bids. Write repeat bidder screen names down and try to avoid getting into the same auctions.

Repeat Winners

Write down the screen names of the most serious competitors who placed more than one bid. Then go to the “Winners’ List” to see if those same screen names already won several other auctions that day. If you see the same screen name won more than one auction that day, chances are they are fairly competitive.

Shopping Experience

Whenever shoppers place a bid on DealDash, we will see their screen name come up, along with the date of when they first joined the shopping site. For example, I’ve been a member ever since Feb. 8, 2012. That means I’ve been shopping on DealDash for eight years. That’s a long time, so I’ve had a lot of shopping experience.  If the bidding gets down to only three shoppers, however, and you see that both of them joined only one or two months ago, they might not yet have much shopping experience. Shoppers who lack experience are usually the easiest ones to beat.

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.