Seven Questions for Happy Shoppers

The first time I found DealDash.com I had so much fun shopping, I didn’t want to stop. I quickly became a 24-7 shopper.

It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of winning some awesome products at bargain prices. But it’s also important to be a happy shopper. Responsible shoppers are happy shoppers. DealDash wants happy customers because happy customers always come back for more.

Therefore, I developed the following list of the seven questions happy shoppers are most likely to ask:

  1. Is it easier to win the auctions where the Buy It Now price is low rather than auctions where the price is high? As a general rule, the higher the Buy It Now value of the product, the more bids it takes to win it. However, some customers place bids on high-value auctions and get pleasantly surprised every day.
  2. Does the same auction product go up for auction several times a day? If so, should I try an auction at a different time instead?
  3. If we do not win the auction, could we afford to Buy It Now and get all of our bids back free?
  4. In addition to the selling cost of the auction, we must remember that the total cost includes what we spend on the number of bids used to win. Check to see how many bids past winners used to win the auction.
  5. How many power bidders do we see in the auction? Did we check to see the screen names of everyone who recently won a large bid pack? If one of our competitors recently won a large bid pack, we might not want to try to outbid him or her.
  6. Would we have the time to monitor the auction from beginning to end? How long might it take for the auction to close?
  7. Is this auction product something you or your family might need and will use?

Are you a happy shopper? By making a check list like the one above, it could help DealDash shoppers make more responsible shopping choices. Happy shopping everyone!

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.

More New Cars

If you have not looked at DealDash.com lately, look again!

Seven DealDash shoppers already won a brand new car, and 15 other new vehicles have not yet been won. Four are still open and have not yet been closed to new bidders. Can you imagine how exciting it would be to win a 2019 brand new vehicle for a fraction of the list price?

Take your pick: Ford, Honda, Chevrolet, Toyota, Nissan or Volkswagen. Choose any of the many makes and models of the new vehicles now available and place your bids. Who knows, with the right bidding strategy, you could be the next winner.

I know what you might be thinking — how? How in the world could I afford to buy enough bids to win a new car? I have not yet won a new car. I had to tighten my budget because I first have to pay for a new roof on my house instead. However, as soon as I can afford to shop for a new vehicle, I have some good ideas on what kind of strategies might work.

This is what I will do:

  • I will choose the vehicle that I would most like to win.
  • I will only place bids on one car at a time. We probably all heard the quote: “Never put all your eggs in one basket!” However, I do not think that would apply in this case. The new vehicles are now limited to one per customer, anyway.
  • I will figure out how many bids I can afford to buy and only place my bids when the bidding gets down to the last two or three active bidders.
  • I will figure out how much I could pay for the new vehicle and I will quite bidding when the cost to the winner goes above that amount.

It is great fun shopping on DealDash, but it’s up to each one of us to shop responsibly, know what our financial limits are and stick with them. Happy shopping everyone!

Blog posts are written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company. This sponsored blog post was submitted by: Barbara L. Sellers. Barbara was compensated by DealDash for this blog post. 

Fast, Easy Payments

If my bids are running low when I’m participating in an auction, I might only have a few seconds to purchase and place more bids in an auction before it closes. In situations like that the ease and speed of making transactions is very important.

That’s what I love about DealDash.com. It has the most convenient and fast payment system I have ever used online.

It is very simple to navigate and use the DealDash payment system. In fact, it is almost too easy to spend money on this site, especially when DealDash offers such a wide variety of bid packs that often go on sale. Right now bid packs are only 13 cents a bid and I like the variety of bid packs we can choose from:

They are:

  • 55 bids for $7
  • 300 bids for $39
  • 600 bids for $78
  • 2,000 bids for $260 and
  • 4,000 bids for $520.

For auction wins or Buy It Now orders, customers can use PayPal or any major credit card, including VISA, Master Card, American Express or Discover. If I use PayPal, I have the option to stay logged in with one-touch to keep all my information handy, in case I need to use it again.

Only the last four numbers of my bank account and credit cards show up, so DealDash does a good job of protecting our financial information to keep it safe and secure.

Blog posts are written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company. This sponsored blog post was submitted by: Barbara L. Sellers. Barbara was compensated by DealDash for this blog post.

Common Mistakes to Avoid

Plenty of information is available on DealDash.com to help new players to avoid making common mistakes. All you have to do is be patient and take some time to read it.

Many new players on DealDash.com cannot wait to dive right in and start bidding. I know from experience because I wanted to do the same thing. However, that would be a big mistake.

To successfully win auctions, it is vitally important to first take the time to watch, read and learn how to play smart. New shoppers who do that will save a lot of bids, money and be a lot more successful.

Common mistakes smart players avoid are:

  • Not knowing how to use the automated bidder, BidBuddy, to place your bids
  • Not knowing how to use the BIN (Buy-It-Now) option
  • Not planning a budget, not stopping and over-bidding the value of the auction
  • Shopping for items you don’t really need
  • Shopping from the home page, one bid at a time
  • Purchasing bid packs at full price instead of waiting for them on sale
  • Bidding when you are too tired or too busy doing other things
  • Bidding in too many auctions at the same time
  • Not getting familiar with screen names of power bidders
  • Not checking the winner’s list to see if anyone in your auction recently won a large bid pack.

If you pay attention and avoid the common mistakes above, you will have a much happier shopping experience.

Blog posts are written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company. This sponsored blog post was submitted by: Barbara L. Sellers. Barbara was compensated by DealDash for this blog post.

Bid Smart Shoppers

Are you a bid smart shopper?

Bid smart shoppers on DealDash.com do two things. First, they earn as many free bids as they possibly can. Second, they use their bids wisely.

Free Bids

To consistently win 15 free bids per day, all we have to do is place a minimum of one bid in one auction. The first day we will only get a few bids but next day, and every day after that, we will continue to receive more bids until we reach 15. As long as we place at least one bid every day after that (without missing any days), we will continue to receive 15 free bids per day. If we miss a day, it will start all over again. This is an easy way to get free bids.

Another way we can earn free bids is by submitting photos of ourselves with an auction product we won. If the product is worth more than $200 we can earn 350 free bids. Take clear photos that do not have a distracting background. Send photos by email to:  [email protected]. Remember to include your name, description of the item, Buy it Now price, closing cost and how many bids were used to win the auction.

We also earn free bids every time we place bids in any auction on DealDash. Most of the time, we get 10 seconds on the clock whenever one of our bids comes up. Then a green line on the bottom right of our screen will slowly move to the right. When the green line gets all the way to the right, we collect free bids at the end and move up to the next level. The higher our level, the more bids we receive. I’m at Level 64, so the next time my green line moves all the way to the right, I will receive 860 free bids.

Use Bids Wisely

To get the most out of our free bids, it’s a good idea to place bids during the 2X, 3X or 4X feature. That means we will receive 20 seconds, 30 seconds or 40 seconds on the clock instead of only 10. That will make our green line move faster so we can collect free bids sooner. We should also monitor our bids closely and only place bids when the auction gets down to the last two or three bidders.

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.

Seasonal Shopping

Perhaps it’s time to do some seasonal shopping on DealDash.com.

At this time of year, the weather in my part of the country usually takes a turn for the worse.  Daylight Savings Time ended, and now it gets dark early and the rainy season begins.

I noticed there are many items we can shop for on DealDash that might help make it a little easier to get through such awful weather conditions.

Umbrellas

We should never be caught without an umbrella at this time of year, and DealDash offers auctions for one of the best umbrellas you could find.

We all need a good umbrella that we can easily fit in a bag and take with us whenever we are out and about. We would not want to be caught off guard if it suddenly starts to rain.

Not only does this umbrella open and close with a single push of a button, but the way it’s designed prevents it from going inside out in in the wind. I really love that!

Rain Boots

DealDash now offers some fancy rain boots that come in various sizes.  They sure would come in handy when walking through puddles on sidewalks and roadways.

Waterproof Backpacks

More great seasonal auctions to bid on are the waterproof pack packs. They have plenty of room and they come in several colors–red, sky blue, green or yellow.

Don’t be caught off-guard during the messy fall weather. Shop for these great items on DealDash and be prepared!

Blog posts are written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company. This sponsored blog post was submitted by: Barbara L. Sellers. Barbara was compensated by DealDash for this blog post.

Shopping Solution

Whenever you are feeling out-of-sorts, have you ever tried the shopping solution?

If you are stuck in a hospital bed, it does not mean you have to be bored. Instead, you could pass the time by shopping on DealDash.com –all from the comfort of your bed.

Likewise, if you are feeling stressed, it does not mean you have to stay there, either. You could shop away your stress on DealDash.

That’s what I call the “shopping solution.” Shopping on DealDash.com could be therapeutic in more ways than one.

I’ve been shopping on DealDash since Feb. 8, 2012. Over the years, DealDash has made many changes, but it still remains an exciting shopping site — especially since they now have several brand new vehicles up for auction.

Other reasons customers keep coming back to DealDash are:

  • Free shipping and handling and no other hidden charges
  • Superb customer service
  • Variety of quality products
  • No limit on the number of bids we can place in the automated bidder
  • Special auctions with a limit of one-per-customer, making it easier for more customers to win
  • Quick and easy payment system.
  • Daily opportunity for customers to win up to 15 free bids, simply by opening up the site and placing one bid.

The next time you are feeling out-of-sorts, bored or stressed, how about trying the DealDash shopping solution. It is loads of fun!

Blog posts are written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company. This sponsored blog post was submitted by: Barbara L. Sellers. Barbara was compensated by DealDash for this blog post. 

Earn a Badge

How many badges have you earned on DealDash.com lately?

We all like to set goals, right? Perhaps we could set a goal to win one new badge every week, or all of them by the end of the next year. I earned 13 badges so far, and every time I earn a new badge, it gives me a sense of accomplishment.

Anybody can earn at least four badges because they are so easy to get — New Best Friend for booking two BidBuddies, Story Time for writing something about yourself in your Bidder Bio, Worth a Thousand Words for setting a custom avatar for your profile, and Automation for winning an auction using BidBuddy.

Four more badges that are fairly easy to win are:

  • Me and My Buddies for booking a BidBuddy in 5 different auctions at the same time. We only need to invest 5 bids to earn this badge because we could choose to place only one bid in 5 different auctions.
  • Runner Up for finishing in second place in an auction. I finished second next to the winner so many times that I feel like I set a record. In fact, I would be a very happy camper if DealDash ever rewarded us “runners up” by returning all of our bids free.
  • In It to Win It for placing 100 or more bids in an auction. Anyone could easily save up 100 bids without even purchasing any more Bid Packs. We would simply need to log in and place at least one bid in an auction every day for eight days.
  • On The Go for logging in with the DealDash app on Android or iOS. How difficult could this be? Most people own at least one Android these days.

Perhaps two of the most difficult badges to earn are: The Champion for winning a total of 1,000 auctions and Going the Distance for placing a total of 1,000,000 bids in all auctions on DealDash.

Some badges I might never win, but it could be fun trying.  Which badges do you think you could win?

Blog posts are written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company. This sponsored blog post was submitted by: Barbara L. Sellers. Barbara was compensated by DealDash for this blog post.