DealDash Winners

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When shopping on DealDash.com do you ever check out the winners?

We have two choices. We can look at the “Featured Winners” list of all customers who recently got an extra good deal by winning an auction using only one or two bids or we can check out the “View All Winners” list.

Why Look at the Winners List?

Some DealDash players might wonder why I suggest they should check out the winner’s lists.

Actually, various auctions often run in trends. One week several perfumes might frequently sell low. Another week several sets of earrings or rings might frequently sell for bargain prices. This week, it appears that several bid packs have been selling at bargain prices. It often changes, but if we keep our eyes open we might make better choices of what we should place bids on from day-to-day.

Another reason why we should check the “Winner’s List” on a regular basis is to find out the screen names of the DealDash customers who are winning the most auctions. If we see the same screen name listed several times that player must know something we might not yet know. By watching how those winners play we might be able to develop a better strategy and win more auctions, too.

Common Winner Traits

Regardless of what “winners” do – whether they are competing in auctions on this penny-auction site or if they are competing in a sport to win the World Olympics – they all have a few things in common – determination and consistency.

If I write down the screen names of frequent winners on DealDash, I will see those same screen names nearly every time I sign in to do some shopping myself. In other words, frequent winners are also frequent shoppers who consistently sign in to DealDash.

Bottom Line

It always takes time to develop any special skill – including the skill of becoming successful shoppers on DealDash.

We can never win anything or succeed at anything if we never try. Nothing ever happens if we don’t try. We all had to take our first step and face the risk of falling before we learned how to walk. Nearly everything in life is like that.

Success never just happens. We must take that first step to reach our goals. We might not be successful the first time we try something new or different but we often learn more from our failures than we do from our successes.

The most important thing is for us to be determined enough to consistently try and try again. If we do that most of us will eventually reach our goals, and that includes winning auctions on DealDash.

Sometimes I placed bids in the same auction several times before I finally won the product I wanted. Some auctions are simply more popular and have much stiffer competition than others. So the bottom line is to try and try again until we finally win.

Happy shopping everyone!

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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.

Two Keys to Winning

I’ve been buying bid packs and shopping on DealDash.com for more than nine years — long enough to know there are two main keys to winning auctions – Common Sense and Strategy.

I believe shoppers who understand and apply these two keys will be able to unlock the doors to winning more auctions at bargain prices.

Some of the lessons I write about I learned the hard way, but once I learned the two keys to winning, however, I did a lot better.

Let’s take a close look at exactly how these two keys work.

1. Common Sense

When shopping on DealDash common sense means we know how to logically process the information we can see to make good bidding decisions.

Let me give you a specific example that I just experienced a few days ago.

DealDash had a one-zipper little clutch purse that I never before saw for auction. I love those mini clutch bags because they can be used in so many different ways – to hold makeup, loose change or IDs and house keys if I just want to carry something light instead of my big, heavy purse. Therefore, I placed a significant number of bids it.

When the bidding got down to the last three or four players, I checked the winner’s list to see if any of my final competitors recently won a large bid pack. This is what I found:

One of the final players recently won two bid packs – one 250 bid pack and one 200 bid pack. Based on that alone I might have thought this player had a lot more bids than me. But then I saw how many bids this shopper used to win his two bid packs. He used 353 bids to win 250 bids and he used 248 bids to win 200 bids. In other words, that shopper paid close to $10 each time to lose more bids than he won.

Of course, I don’t know how many bids that shopper purchased, but this is where common sense comes into play. Based on that information I could conclude that shopper could run out of bids and I might still win the auction. However, common sense also told me something else. This shopper showed a pattern of overbidding to win. That is not the kind of shopper I want to compete with, so common sense told me to cancel the rest of my bids.

2. Strategy

After I canceled my bids and stopped competing in that auction, then what? This is where strategy comes into play.

Strategy means we have a plan on how to win and a backup plan of what to do when we don’t win. Our backup plan could be to BIN (Buy It Now) and get all our bids back. One long-time shopper has a strategy to only place a minimal number of bids at the beginning of each auction, so I know I can outbid that shopper. However, whenever he does win he always wins great bargains, so it’s a strategy that works well for him.

My strategy is to get out of auctions that look like they are too difficult to win and save my bids for another duplicate auction that looks like I can win. That usually means not competing in auctions with more than 30 original bidders and stop competing in auctions that have one or more power bidders and/or one or more shoppers with a pattern of over-bidding.

My next step was to do a search to see if any more of the clutch purses were coming up for auction again. Wow! To my delight, I saw that DealDash has several of these purses in even more beautiful colors. Some auctions sell high and some auctions sell at bargain prices.

If we have the right strategy, we will be there when the auctions sell at bargain prices.

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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.

June is month of celebrations

DealDash is offering all kinds of special deals throughout the month. To make room for its new selection DealDash is offering hundreds of clearance auctions. We will also see multiple blasts every day and highest bidder multipliers that might go as high as 5X on the clock. That’s better than anything I’ve seen before.

Inventory Liquidation Week will be from June 7 to June 13 and Splash into Summer will be from June 15 to June 18.

Month of Celebrations

Did you know June was named after Juno, the Roman goddess of childbirth and fertility? 

Most of all June is definitely a month of celebrations. In addition to Flag Day June 14 and Father’s Day on June 20, June is also known for many other special recognition days, too.

Other national days of recognition in June are:

  • World Reef Awareness Day
  • National Olive Day
  • National Heimlich Maneuver Day
  • National Go Barefoot Day
  • National Nail Polish Day
  • National Say Something Nice Day
  • National Pen Pal Day and
  • National Hazelnut Cake Day

Which one of those National Recognition Days would you like to celebrate? My favorite one is the “National Say Something Nice Day” because that’s something we could all easily do to make someone’s day better.

I also learned that the flower for June is the rose and the colors for June are light blue, white and cream.

Another unique thing about June is that it has more than one birthstone. Most of us know that the Pearl is the birthstone for June, but the Alexandrite is also a birthstone for June. The Alexandrite is an extremely rare stone and has color-changing abilities. It is green in daylight and changes to a purple-red hue in incandescent or artificial light.

So let’s take advantage of the DealDash specials and enjoy a full month of shopping in June.

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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.

Father’s Day Shopping

Did you know it was not until 1972 that Father’s Day became a nationwide holiday in the United States?

The nation’s first Father’s Day, founded by Sonora Smart Dodd, was held the third Sunday of June at the YMCA in Spokane, Washington. Her father, William Jackson Smart, was a Civil War veteran and a single father who raised six children.

This year fathers will be remembered on June 20, so if you want to get an extra nice Father’s Day gift to give to a special father now is the time to shop on DealDash.com. If you shop early, you are more likely to receive the gifts you shop for by June 20.

If you don’t know what to get for your dad you can get some good ideas here.

Below is a list of some auctions that DealDash has to offer that would be sure to make any father especially thrilled to receive. Let’s take a look at some auctions that would make a perfect Father’s Day gift:

  • 129 piece tool set that has a BIN of $450.00. This set might be good to keep in the trunk of a vehicle.
  • 100-foot garden hose with a BIN of $77.00. A long hose like this could reach many nearby plants, trees and shrubs that need watering. It could also be used to wash a car or truck and to spray and clean dirt off from the windows of your house.
  • Several fabulous men’s watches with a BIN of $1,500. Even if your father already has a watch he would be sure to treasure an extra nice one for special occasions.
  • 96 pair of blue and black basketball socks for men with a BIN of $624.00. Wow! That many would keep your father in socks for the rest of his life or be enough to keep a whole team of guys in socks for a while.
  • Massage chair with of BIN of $4,200.00. This would be the ultimate gift what would keep on giving year-after-year. Nothing would feel better after a hard day’s work than relaxing in a deep tissue massage chair. No doubt that would be the perfect solution to remove any and all stress. Most likely a gift like this would help put everybody in the entire family in a better mood, too.
  • Gift Cards for a sports shop or various gift cards for gas stations. With the high cost of gas these days, any man would be sure to welcome a gift card for gas.

Bottom Line

Shopping on DealDash might be the perfect place to shop for a high-quality gift at a bargain price. I’ll see you there!

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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.

Special June Features

Hey, all of you DealDash.com shoppers you will be glad to know that throughout June DealDash will be offering some pretty significant specials.

From June 7 to 13, DealDash will feature Inventory Liquidation Week. This means we will have one more opportunity to purchase hundreds of clearance products to make room for more brand new items. This will be followed by Splash into Summer sale from June 15 to June 18 ending in Father’s day weekend.

For those of us who want to make the most of earning more time on our clock June is the best time to shop because DealDash will be offering many Highest Bidder Multipliers.

In the middle of the month, on June 14, we also celebrate Flag Day. Do you know why we celebrate Flag Day?

History of Flag Day

Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States. Americans celebrate Flag Day by displaying the Red, White and Blue in front of our homes and businesses.

According to Wikipedia and Britannica.com, Flag Day is not actually an official federal holiday, but Pennsylvania celebrates the day as a state holiday.

Bernard Cigrand, a small-town Wisconsin teacher, first came up with the idea for an annual Flag Day to be celebrated across the country and he led his school in the first formal observance on June 14, 1885. But it was not until 1916 President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed June 14 as the official date for Flag Day. In 1949 the U.S. Congress permanently established the date as National Flag Day.

Flag Day is also a good time for patriotic Americans to learn more about how care for and show proper respect for our flag.  Many Americans might not know about the 9 mistakes we should never make with the American Flag:

  • Hanging the Flag in bad weather
  • Flying the Flag at night
  • Displaying the American Flag below another Flag
  • Displaying Flags of many nations at different heights
  • Flying the Flag at Full Staff before noon on Memorial Day
  • Orienting the Flag incorrectly when displayed flat
  • Hanging the Flag upside down
  • Allowing the Flag to touch the ground
  • Adding anything to the Flag

I’m sure you won’t want to miss any of the special features DealDash offers in June.

I’ll see you there!

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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.

Gift Season

We all love getting something new. At least I know I do.

Did you see all of the new products going up for auction on DealDash.com lately? If you have not been shopping on DealDash.com for a while you might want to check it out again. I was surprised to see so many new items go up for auction.

A new jeep wrangler, a new fishing boat, a gaming PC and lots of new games are just some examples of new items I never before saw on DealDash.

Happy Female Graduate in Cap and Gown Holding Stack of Gift Wrapped Hundred Dollar Bills Isolated on a White Background.

Why Shop Now

With so many high school and college graduations taking place in May, and so many weddings in June, we are now in what I call the “gift-giving season.” That’s why now is a great time to shop for some lovely gifts at bargain prices.

Some DealDash items that would make awesome graduation gifts are:

  • Earrings, necklaces, rings and bracelets. DealDash has a wide range of jewelry that would be sure to please any young lady. I already received a “thank you” card from my great niece who will be attending Notre Dame. She loves the DealDash earrings and necklace I sent her and she said she’s looking forward to wearing them.
  • Wonderful smelling perfumes and colognes. DealDash offers a wide variety of them to choose from. I read the reviews on one of the perfumes and one of the former winners wrote, “My favorite scent. Not over powering …” I also read the reviews on another one that looked like cologne and one former winner wrote, “I like that it’s a unisex scent. It smells one way on me and very different on my husband.”
  • Watches for men and women. DealDash also has a wide range of watches to choose from.

Some DealDash items that would make wonderful wedding gifts are:

  • Gift cards for a major airline or major department stores. We can never go wrong by giving a newlywed couple a gift card so they can use them to purchase whatever they need.
  • Comforters, high-quality sheet sets, pillow cases and towel sets. Most newlywed couples are sure to love useful items like these.
  • Kitchen appliances, such as a cast iron casserole pots, double burner griddle, a mini fridge, an ice maker, crystal wine glasses, high-quality knife sets, stainless steel pots and pans, china, Espresso and Cappuccino machines.

If we go to the top left of the DealDash home page and open “Browse Categories” we are sure to find even more items that would make awesome gifts. 

Satisfaction Guaranteed

Whenever we shop on DealDash.com we always have a satisfaction guarantee. All of our products are guaranteed to arrive in good condition. If any items are defective or broken, which is extremely rare, DealDash will immediately work with us to replace them. That can give us real peace of mind.

Happy shopping everyone!

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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.

Believing is Achieving

“Believing is achieving” and “If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again.”  

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Have you ever heard those sayings?  It makes good sense to me. If I had not believed in my ability to learn how to type, I would never have taken a typing (or keyboarding) class and I would never have won the “Best Typist of the Year” award. If I did not believe I could get hired as a professional journalist, I would never have pursued my dream job and would never have earned so many journalism awards. As long as we believe in ourselves there is no end to what we can achieve because “Believing is achieving.”

The same concept holds true when shopping on DealDash.com. First, we must believe we can become a winner. If we do not believe we could win a high-dollar auction, we will never place bids in high-dollar auctions. I looked at the screen names of all of the past winners of brand new cars. I’m familiar with most of the screen names of regular shoppers on DealDash and I pay attention to their various bidding styles.  Therefore, I know that some of the shoppers who won a new vehicle are not power bidders. Yet, they won, anyway. How did they do it? I would say the answer to that question is “consistency.” In other words, “If at first (they) don’t succeed (they continue to) try and try again.”

Where to Begin

Winning an auction always begins with believing we can win and then coming up with a plan and a strategy to win what we want. I seldom win an auction the first time I try but I learned more than anything else the key to winning is consistency. That does not mean that we never stop. Sometimes wise shoppers do stop when it makes sense to do so. At the same time, it’s important to know there is a difference between stopping and never giving up. Winners might stop one day but come back the next day. Consistency usually pays off in the long run.

If we look at past winners we can learn a lot. We can see that some winners used a small number of bids and won the auction at a bargain price, whereas some other winners use a large number of bids and pay three times the BIN to “win” the same auction. Nearly all of the auctions will sell at a bargain price sooner or later. Some auctions sell at a bargain price more often than others, but the key is to be there on those rare occasions when the auction product sells extremely low. If we consistently place a limited number of bids each and every time the product we want goes up for auction we will eventually be there at the right time to win it.

Bottom Line

Don’t ever let yourself become your own worst enemy by quitting before you even begin. Remember if Johnny or Susie can win an awesome bargain on DealDash so can you.

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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.

All about Newbies

What is a Newbie? A “Newbie” is a term we sometimes use when referring to new customers shopping on DealDash.com.

We were all “Newbies” at one time, and we did not all read all the rules, guidelines and tips on how to play smart before we first started shopping. Let’s face it. When we were Newbies most of us did not really know what we were doing but we did know how to click the “bid now” button that we saw on the home page.

Many of us did not even know how to find and use the automated bidder, BidBuddy. Therefore, we did not even know how many other players were competing in the same auction. It is easy to identify a Newbie. Here are some telltale signs:

Wasted Bids

The most obvious sign that somebody is a brand new DealDash shopper is when we see the same screen name wasting bids. Since many Newbies are not using BidBuddy they cannot see how many other players are competing in the same auction. By placing another bid every time another shopper bids, they wrongly believe that will improve their chances of winning when, in fact, just the opposite is true. By wasting bids, the Newbies are actually decreasing their chances of winning.

It used to irritate me whenever a Newbie cut the clock and cheated me out of my full 9 seconds toward earning my free bids. However, the good news is that DealDash has corrected that issue. Now, whenever a Newbie cuts the clock, we still get the full 9-seconds credited for each bid we use. I was so happy when DealDash did that.

When a Newbie gets curious enough to open up the auction they want to win and they see the window open up where BidBuddy is hiding, they are on their way to becoming a better player. Once they see how many other shoppers are competing in the same auction and can also see how BidBuddy places the bids for us, taking turns, one at a time, they usually soon realize they had been needlessly wasting their bids. Some Newbies catch on and learn more quickly than others, but eventually most Newbies get on board with the rest of us, so we need to learn how to be as patient with them as others were to us.

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