Have you seen the new avatars DealDash.com now has available for us to use? If not, you can check them out by going to “My Dashboard” and clicking on “Public Profile.” That’s where we can see the 42 new avatars. We can also edit our bidder bio, see the photo or avatar we are now using, and/or select a new avatar. Perhaps now might be a good time for us to choose a new icon.
When we became a member on DealDash, we had the option of choosing one of our own photos or avatars or select one from a set of old avatars DealDash had at the time. We still have the option of using one of our own avatars or choosing one of the new ones, which have a whole new look to them.
Why Change Our Avatar
Changing our avatar may or may not be a good idea, depending on what our objective might be. Other players on DealDash can immediately identify us by seeing our avatar and our screen names.
Our screen names never change, so that’s the main thing I always go by to identify various other shoppers. Sometimes I recognize other players from their avatars, too, especially if they have used the same one for several years. The avatars we use are not supposed to be selected with the intention of purposely attempting to intimidate other shoppers. However, there are a few avatars that slip through the cracks that do raise a red flag for me whenever I see them. The avatars are supposed to be more of a fun way to show off our individual personalities. Our bidder bios are also not supposed to be used to intimidate others.
Before changing my avatar, I would ask? Am I a well-known shopper on DealDash? If others recognize my avatar would that be a good or bad thing? How many other shoppers are likely to recognize my avatar and remember me as a strong competitor? Would my avatar attract more or less competition? That might be something worth considering.
If we do not want to be recognized as an experienced power shopper, perhaps it might be a good idea to get a new avatar to be less recognizable. If you are a new shopper on DealDash it won’t matter.
Will Avatars Make a Winning difference?
Our avatars probably will not help us to win more auctions. What the new avatars will definitely do, however, is help give DealDash a fresh, new appearance and that’s a good thing.
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.