“Slow and steady wins the race.” That is a completely true statement if you’re talking about DealDash. Read on…
Have you ever been in a very long auction on DealDash? I have been in a few that have lasted for over 24 hours, but I have seen some that last for days. This often happens when there is a super promotion going on such as Free Auction Wins. Just think, if it’s a highly sought after item with a free win, it could go on for quite some time. Here are some tips on how to deal with longer auctions on DealDash.
Free Auction Wins
As I mentioned above, sometimes DealDash does a wonderful promotion called “Free Auction Wins.” This means that no matter how high the bidding gets the winner will not have to pay a final auction fee at the end of the auction. Well, they pay .01, but that’s just a processing fee. .01 is close enough to free in my book! When DealDash runs this very popular promotion, expect to participate in some very long auctions. This is especially true when you are bidding on gift cards.
Since the BIN (Buy It Now) price of a gift card is just its face value with no other fees added then people love to rack up the TATHB (Time As The Highest Bidder) time on their bid meters to get free bids. This is especially true if it’s a very popular and useful gift card such as Target or Shell Gas because these are places that people go anyway. So if you’re bidding on a popular gift card on a Free Auction Win day, then be prepared to bid for a while.
Be Sure to Use Your Buddy
If you’re bidding in a marathon auction, then be sure that you’re taking advantage of DealDash’s free bidding tool, the BidBuddy. Trust me, after the first couple hours of sitting at the computer bidding you’re going to want to take a bathroom break, get a snack, and stretch your legs a little. So even if you prefer to do single-click bidding, be prepared to use your BidBuddy some of the time so you don’t miss out on any of the action while you take your break.
Don’t Bid the Entire Time
If you’re in a very long auction, then I don’t advise that you spend the entire time bidding. This is especially true if it’s a very high dollar item that many other people are trying to win. After you have put in a few initial bids to see if the auction is going to end quickly, then you need to assess the situation. See how many BidBuddies are taking turns bidding. If there are more than 10 BidBuddies bidding, then this auction is most likely going to last a long time. I would check back every hour or so and count the BidBuddies. Once it’s down to 5 or less, then I would get back into the action.
See how many BidBuddies are taking turns bidding. If there are more than 10 BidBuddies bidding, then this auction is most likely going to last a long time. I would check back every hour or so and count the BidBuddies. Once it’s down to 5 or less, then I would get back into the action. This strategy can fail, of course, if the BidBuddies are all set to a similar number of bids and the auction ends suddenly. However, if you have only placed a few bids, anyway, you are only losing .30 or .40, so it’s not a big commitment.
Also, if you have received your free bids for bidding daily, then it’s no commitment at all, because depending on how many daily free bids you are earning, it could completely cover the cost of throwing a few bids out to “test the waters” of an auction.
Thanks for Reading
I hope that you found this DealDash Tips article on marathon auctions helpful. Remember to check the Tips blog daily, because you never know when we are going to be posting pricing and promo secrets! If you would like to read our other blogs, be sure to check out our other blogs, DealDashReviewed.com and DealDashblog.com.
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This sponsored blog post was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated by DealDash for this blog post. Read even more at DealDashTips.com, DealDashReviewed.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.