Go With the Flow

If you go with the flow when shopping on DealDash.com you will probably win more than you know.

Now what do I mean when I say, “go with the flow?”  It’s another way of saying if you see an auction that looks like it might close early don’t give it another thought because it probably will.

For example, a few moments ago, I had the feeling that the auction for the Metropolitan Magazine subscription looked like it was about to close early, so I quickly bought a package of bids with the idea of placing some bids on it. Just then a third bidder jumped into the auction, so I changed my mind. Well, I could just kick myself for changing my mind because moments later that auction did close early and I could have been the winner if had just gone with my first instinct. I cannot tell you how many times this happened to me. Most of the time I think an auction might close early, it usually does.

To play it safe, so we don’t miss another “easy win” auction, here’s what we should do:

  • If the auction is down to two or three bidders, immediate place enough bids on the auction to give ourselves some thinking time. So many times an auction closed while I was “just thinking about it.”
  • While we are thinking about it, count the number of other bidders in the auction. If 30 or fewer customers placed a bid in the auction and we do not see any screen names of recognizable power bidders, we probably should invest some more bids in the auction.
  • Check the sale price of previous auctions. If an auction closed for an extra high sales price one time, the next time it often sells for less.

Analyze it, but if we really want to win the auction and our gut instinct tells us it might close early, the best suggestion I would give you is to go for it. If we get into the habit of just “going with the flow,” we may be glad we did.

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.