There are a lot of different playing strategies at DealDash, but the most popular one is to simply place one bid before $5. Many, many players do this and never come back. I never used to do it, but now I’ve realized there is some good that comes from this activity.
The players who do come back after $5 usually come in late and out bid all the front end players, they’re called “Jumpers” and there is really little chance to beat them with bids if you’ve already use all 500 of your bids and they just entered, but you can out-wit, them because you placed a bid too in a different auction they are in. You don’t have to enter an auction to win, you can just be there to shake things up. I have been in auctions and had no intention of “staying in for the long haul” but I did want to see if I can scare someone out of an auction, and it works!
This is something that the jumper doesn’t consider. They come in late and stay late, they expect everyone to leave and let them win. Well, if you poked in one bid, you can be that person. This is what is known as “if you can’t beat them, join them”.
I never do this to players who have been in an auction all along, but if someone jumps me, I will seek them out in another auction and play the other auctions they are in to scare them away. It works, often they will jump out of the auction they jumped into because I just jumped them in a different auction. This is not an activity for the faint of heart, and by that I mean, if you don’t have a lot of bids to burn, don’t stay in long, just long enough to see if there is any movement. Hey, maybe you’ll scare someone else away and win that way. That wasn’t the plan, but I’ve seen it happen!
So what I’m suggesting is, if you are constantly being jumped, be a faint-of-heart jumper! The reason I say faint-of-heart I truly believe it’s mean to jump people all the time, I don’t do it to anyone who doesn’t do it to me. So if you are a jumper, you might win more if you weren’t.
Any way you get it done, Good Luck and Happy Bidding!!!