One thing DealDash.com shoppers have in common is that we enjoy the thrill of winning auctions. That is not always easy to do, but if we try various strategies we will most likely win more auctions. Here are some ways we can find “easy-to-win” auctions:
Check the Winners’ List
Yesterday I checked the winners’ list and noticed that several bid packs closed early and the winners only used a few bids to win. It appeared to me that certain bid packs were selling early. By placing bids on similar bid packs, I thought I might be able to take advantage of that winning streak. To my pleasant surprise, I was right. The auction sold for 81 cents and I was able to win the 450 bid pack for a total of $1.81. By looking for “easy-to-win” patterns, we can win more auctions.
Count Number of Competitors
I often look for auctions that have the least amount of active competitors. I try to find auctions that have 30 or fewer qualified competitors and only two or three serious shoppers who look like serious bidders. I also look to see how many bids were used to win the auction the last five or ten times it went up for auction. That gives me a good idea how many bids it would take me to win the auction.
To win an auction, it’s best to use the automated bidder, BidBuddy. By placing our bids into BidBuddy, they will not be used unless needed and we will prevent wasting bids.
Avoid Competing with Power Bidders
Become familiar with screen names of power bidders, and try to avoid getting into the same auctions. It is also a good idea to write down all the screen names of everyone who recently won a large bid pack. Shoppers who recently won a large bid pack are more likely to outbid us if we get into the same auction.
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.