Make a Winning Difference

Over the last two years, I placed bids on a specific “hard-to-win” auction several times, but never won it until now. What did I do different?

That’s probably the question we should ask every time we shop on What can I do different that often makes a winning difference?

Most auction items are listed multiple times per day. If we see an item that we really want to win, it might be a good idea to place a few bids on the same auction product the next three or four times it goes up for auction.

Perhaps it will go up for bid late at night, again early in the morning and smack dab in the middle of the day at around noon. Here are some things I’ve learned to look for that could make a winning difference:

  • The time the product goes up for sale might make a difference as to how easy it is to win. I discovered that early hours of the morning might be one of the easiest times of the day to win. However, we must take time zones into consideration, too.
  • The number of people who place bids in the auction before all new bidders get locked out. A rule of thumb that I like to use is to only bid in auctions with 30 or fewer bidders.
  • By the time the auction gets down to the last two people, and each one continues for 50 bids or more, chances are that neither one will quit anytime soon. Trying to win this auction by jumping in near the end of bidding can sometimes work. However, it seldom works when it’s down to two very committed shoppers who have already invested a large number of bids to win. In that case, we are usually better off placing our bids on the next auction when the same item comes up again.

Knowing which auctions to bid in at what time can work wonders when shopping on DealDash, too. It pays to pay attention to what’s happening. In fact, it could make a winning difference.

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.