A Work Light Might Be the Perfect Gift

DealDash.com is the perfect place to shop for the perfect gift. It is not too early to start shopping for that “perfect gift” because Christmas is not that far away.

To me, the perfect gift is something that gets used time and time again instead of just taking up space on the back shelf of someone’s house. DealDash has plenty of auction products that fit this description.

A work light shines on a building site.
A work light lets you get things done – day or night!

One product that grabbed my attention is something that would provide the perfect hands-free lighting when working on many different projects.

Dual detachable work light bar

Have you ever become frustrated while working under the hood of your motor vehicle and you did not have enough light? Well, you will have no more dark spots once you have this 1200 Lumen Magnetic Dual Detachable Work-light Bar. That problem will be eliminated.

This handy-dandy light can shine light in any direction and at any angle, so you can have the light you need whenever and wherever you need it. It is made with military-grade aluminum and three magnet mechanisms will allow you to position the light and then remain hands-free to do the work that needs to be done. This light consists of two parts that are fully detachable and it features two on/off buttons. Pressing the button twice will switch to a duller light.

It measures 40.15 x 2.36 x 2.36-inches and comes with a certified charger and USB cable and tripod. It can be charged in 4 to 5 hours, and the two parts can be charged simultaneously when connected. The working time after each charge is about 3 hours (at 50 percent mode) or about 1.5 hours (at 100 percent mode).

This work-light bar has a BIN of $320. However, many previous shoppers have already won this product at bargain prices. For example:

  • Sept. 14, this work-light bar sold at $1.54. The winner paid a total of $6.51 including the cost of the 31 bids placed.
  • Sept. 13, this work-light bar sold at $5.90. The winner paid a total of $22.39 including the cost of the 109 bids placed.
  • Sept. 7, this auction sold at $10.31. The winner paid a total of $26.35 including the cost of the 106 bids places.
  • Sept. 4, this work-light bar sold at $10.23. The winner paid a total of $35.03 including the cost of the 124 bids placed.
  • Aug. 25, this auction sold at $7.89. The winner paid a total of $13.56 including the cost of the 52 bids placed.
  • Aug. 22, this work-light bar sold at $5.89. The winner paid a total of only $6.94 including the cost of the 20 bids placed.

We can see from the above examples that it’s possible for us to win this 1200 Lumen Magnetic Dual Detachable Work-light Bar at a fantastic bargain price.

Customer reviews

This auction has received 363 customer reviews, and this work-light bar received a 4.83 overall rating out of a possible 5.0 so far. That is a very good rating. Therefore, we can feel confident this is a very good product.

The bottom line

This is just one example of the many practical products we could shop for that would make an awesome Christmas gift. If we start our shopping early, we will have plenty of time to get the perfect gift for everyone on our list.

Happy shopping everyone!

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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.

Is DealDash Legit?

I saw an article on Consumer Press by Chris Andrews, where he asks the question: Is DealDash.com Legit or is it a scam?

To make his point, Andrews used as an example the TV that I won. Yes, I was the lady in the first TV commercial I’ve been bidding on the DealDash shopping site since Feb. 8, 2012.

Young excited couple sitting at home on comfortable sofa watching soccer play live broadcast online on their laptop cheering for their favourite team happy with the score results.

There’s a lot wrong with that article. Let me count the ways.

In the Early Days

When the company was just getting started and they were still fairly small, it was a lot easier to win bargains because there was not much competition. However, now that DealDash has grown into a much larger company, you have to know what you’re doing, and many shoppers do not have the foggiest idea how to shop on this site to win.

Andrews said if bids cost 60 cents each and I used 414 bids to win the 55-inch TV, plus the $29.95 closing cost, that TV actually cost me $248.40 instead of less than $30.00 and that’s simply not true. Few DealDash.com shoppers pay a full 60 cents per bid. I usually wait until the bid packs go on sale for 10 or 11 cents per bid. Also, DealDash customers often bid on and win bid packs, which I did. When we win bid packs, we might only pay a few pennies per bid instead of the full cost of 60 cents per bid.

I won two bid packs before bidding on the TV set, which was worth $1,300, not the $1,700 mentioned here, and I did not have to pay the sale price of $29.95 because I won the TV several years ago when DealDash had a “free to the winner” feature. They do not have that feature anymore but they were trying it out for the first time on the night I won the TV. Shipping and handling is also free. So when I do the math, I did win the TV for less than $30.00. Is that typical? No. But does it really happen? Yes.

So is DealDash legit? Yes. Can people actually win great bargains? Yes. If we look at the winner’s list, we can see fantastic deals that some DealDash customers win every single day. What’s the catch? I’ll be honest with you. The catch is that DealDash customers who want to win a bargain have to learn how to play smart. We cannot just click on bid now or put bids into BidBuddy and expect to win.  If you do not know how to play smart, you can lose more than you win. After all, DealDash is a business and it has to make money just like any other business.

Earning Free Bids

There are a couple other factors I did not mention. DealDash gives us all kinds of opportunities to win free bids.

Customers get 10 seconds on the clock every time we place a bid.  Once our green line gets all the way to the right, we win free bids. I’m on Level 74 and just won 1,140 free bids. Every day we sign in, if we use 30 bids the day before, and then sign in the next day, we get 30 free bids back. Every day DealDash also offers a “daily challenge” where we can earn more free bids than we use to meet the challenge. Since we only need to place one bid in each of the 10 bid packs, we can get 5 bids ahead every day by meeting the daily challenge.

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Put a Flamingo in Your Yard

Sometimes new products come up for auction on DealDash.com that immediately catch my eye, and the hand-made 23-inch iron pink Flamingo is one of them.

How would you like to decorate your yard with this beautiful pink flamingo?

In this age of high technology, having anything that is hand-made is becoming more rare and special than ever. Now is our chance to win this hand-made yard decoration.

Flamingos are iconic and beautiful birds, Visit DealDash and you might have a beautiful flamingo sculpture in your yard soon!

This flamingo has a BIN of $2,060. So far, however, 14 of the 15 previous winners paid far less than that. The three best deals DealDash shoppers got on this beautiful pink flamingo so far are:

  • Sept. 10, this auction sold for $3.50 and the winner paid a total of $27.45 including the cost of the 132 bids placed;
  • Sept. 7, the flamingo sold for $11.32 and the winner paid a total of $58/46 including the cost of the 264 bids placed;
  • Sept. 5, this auction sold for $10.14 and the winner paid a total of $60.73 including the cost of the 291 bids placed.

We can see from the bargains these previous winners received that if we shop for this flamingo at the right time we could win it at a bargain price, too.

Sculpture process

It takes skilled welders with 8 years of experience 3 days to create these iron sculptures. According to the auction description, “The iron is first cut to the particular shape and size, and then welded together for assembly. The welded iron is then polished until smooth and treated by a special electrophoresis powder to prevent rusting. The sculpture is then painted and jeweled to bring out the individual characteristics.”

In the end, the iron flamingo stands 23 x8 x5 inches.

A brief history of flamingos

The word “flamingo” comes from the Latin and Spanish for “fire.”

Flamingos are the national bird of the Bahamas, and the greater flamingo is the largest of the flamingo species. They can measure up to 5-feet tall, and an adult flamingo’s legs can be 30-to-50-inches long – longer than its entire body. Their nests are made of mud.

There are six flamingo species and a group of flamingos is called flamboyance. A baby flamingo is called “flaminglet.”

Flamingos are filter feeders and turn their heads upside down to eat. They get their pink color from their food.

Flamingos symbolize beauty, balance and grace, but their pink color can be used to symbolize femininity and flirtatious innocence.

According to my research online, flamingos are serially monogamous. They mate for one year, get divorced and find a new mate the next year. New mates are mutually agreed upon. Males and females both dance in search of a compatible partner.

Flamingos are more stable for long periods of time on one leg than they are on two, and according to Dr. Paul Rose, zoologist at the University of Exeter, they stand on one leg to avoid muscular fatigue. Standing on one leg also helps flamingos to preserve and regulate body temperature.

Some flamingos have lived as long as 50 years, but usually live an average of 20 to 30 years.

The bottom line

DealDash is a great place to shop to win an awesome bargain on these handmade flamingo yard decorations.

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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.

Book Lover’s Delight

Do you have any friends or family members who are avid readers and book lovers? If so, you might want to look for my new book on DealDash.com – “That’s Life: In Poetry and Short Stories.” It is sure to become a book lover’s delight.

The cover of ''That's Life'', by Barbara Sellers.
That’s Life makes a great gift for any reader on your gift list.

Perhaps you are already a fan after reading my first book, “Get Tough or Die: Why I Forgave My Parents for My Abusive Childhood.” That was a very difficult subject to write about and also difficult subject for some readers to handle. In spite of the tough subject matter, 189 DealDash customers gave that book an overall rating of 4.91 out of a possible 5.0.

If you liked that book, you will probably like “That’s Life In Poetry and Short Stories” even more. The first half of the book is poetry and the second half has 10 of my short stories and one short story by a guest writer. Like my first book, I included several photos.

Poems

The poems in my book are divided into various categories according to subject matter. For instance, I have love poems, religious poems, family poems and poems about the seasons, character sketches and life in general called “That’s Life.”  Therefore, you might say I included poems for all occasions.

Some of the poems are humorous and some are serious, but all of the poems are easy to understand and enjoy.

Short stories

Nine of the 10 short stories I included in my book are true. They are The Forbidden Rock, Orgie the Friendly Bull, A Special Kind of Lipstick, Risky Dating, Calling Long Distance, Microphone Dilemma, The Power of Prayers, Missed Opportunities and Real Crazy Job Experiences. My short story called Another Life, Another time is fiction. These short stories are a mixture of humor and serious subject matter.

I also got permission to include a short story by my guest writer titled, Mrs. Whatchamacallit, by Ret. Lt. Col. Don Sellers.

The bottom line

Perhaps you missed the first two times my new book “That’s Life In Poetry and Short Stories” went up for auction and both winners received an awesome bargain. Perhaps the next bargain could be yours.

Happy reading everyone!

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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.