About a month ago, I wrote a DealDash.com blog about some of the icons shoppers see in the upper left corner of each auction. However, I did not cover them and DealDash has recently added a few new ones, so I decided to write about them.
It is important to pay attention to all of the DealDash icons because, otherwise, we might get disappointed. Each icon symbol provides specific information and each auction is clearly marked.
Before placing our first bid we must understand what particular rules have been designated to each auction. By introducing various new icons DealDash keeps this shopping site as fun and exciting as it was when we first started playing here.
Did you see the round green circle icon with a money bag and the number 10 in the middle? This is the newest icon symbol I have seen on DealDash, and this one takes us to a whole new level of competition.
One thing remains the same. Each time we bid, the price of the auction still only goes up by one penny. However, each time we place a bid, 10 bids will be deducted from our account instead of one. In other words, if we have 100 bids in our account, we will only be able to bid 10 times before we completely run out of bids.
Two possible advantages to these 10-bid auctions are:
- It could be a time-saver because these auctions might end 10-times faster. The time it takes to declare a winner will most likely speed up, which might appeal to some shoppers; and
- It could eliminate some of the competition. We would have to have an extra lot of bids in our account and many shoppers might not have enough bids to stay afloat.
It will be interesting to see how popular these auctions will be.
Did you see the round purple icon symbol that looks like a ring with the number “2” in the middle?
This means that the runner-up to the winner (the shopper who comes in second place) will receive a discount if the runner-up decides to do a BIN (Buy-It-Now).
For example, an auction for blue light blocking computer glasses offered the runner-up a 50 percent discount off the BIN of $275. Therefore, the shopper who came in second could do a BIN for half that amount, or $137.50.
The important thing here is to note the amount of the discount is not always the same. This time it was 50 percent, but it might sometimes be more or less because it varies.
Did you see the icon symbol with the red circle with the white battery in the center?
This icon means this is a “Triple-Booked Auction” and no one can participate in more than three Triple-Booked Auctions” simultaneously. For example, if we have already placed bids in three of these “Triple-Booked Auctions,” and then we see fourth one that we want to bid on, we cannot do so unless we cancel our participation in one of the other three. We are not allowed to shop in more than three of these auctions at the same time.
However, there is a lot more to these “Triple-Booked Auctions” than meets the eye. To learn more about these auctions, go to the DealDash Home Page and click on the “Event” header at the top of the page. If you have any more questions about how this works, you can go to the bottom of the Home Page and click on “Contact Support.”
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.