Curiosity did not kill the cat (on DealDash!)

When shopping on one of the most important qualities for successful bidders to have is a strong sense of curiosity.

You might ask, “But didn’t curiosity kill the cat?” My answer: “No.” What we do not know can and does hurt us, so I believe having a strong sense of curiosity is a healthy characteristic, not a bad one. After all, isn’t it because of our natural sense of curiosity that we learn anything in the first place?

I grew up with lots of sayings and my mom had a quote for every situation, but not all of those sayings made sense. Most of them were very helpful, but “curiosity killed the cat” was not one of them. Some of my favorite helpful sayings were:

  • “When the going gets tough, the tough get going!”
  • “Those who row the boat don’t have time to rock it!” and
  • “When you feel like giving up (quitting), remember the giant oak tree. It started out as just a little nut that held its ground.”


Many of us started bidding from the home page, but our natural sense of curiosity quickly made us stop and ask questions. Therefore, we soon learned how to find and use BidBuddy, which saved us a lot of bids and frustration.

Yesterday I was shocked to see a customer who joined DealDash in 2012 and that customer was still cutting the clock and wasting bids by bidding from the home page. Perhaps some customers might lack a healthy sense of curiosity. When we are curious, and we see something is not working well, we stop and ask questions. When we ask questions, we get answers.

Having a strong sense of curiosity has many other benefits as well. By asking questions and reading blogs, we develop many new strategies and win more auctions.

Blog posts are written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company. This sponsored blog post was submitted by: Barbara L. Sellers. Barbara was compensated by DealDash for this blog post.