Reasons Shoppers Stay

I started shopping on in 2012 and I’m still here. You might wonder why.

What makes me and many other people like me continue to shop on DealDash for nine or more years? Are we still trying to figure out how to win? No. Over the last nine years, I won a total of 918 auctions, which averages out to be slightly more than 100 auctions per year, and I’ve won nearly everything I want or need. Then why am I still shopping on DealDash?

That’s a good question. I cannot speak for all of the other loyal DealDash shoppers, but I can tell you four good reasons why I’m still here.

Barbara L. Sellers, pictured with some of the products she won on the online auction site. Over the past year, she won more than 200 auctions.


One main reason I am still shopping on DealDash is because it is such a fun and entertaining way to shop. Even after shopping on this site for nine years it never gets boring because DealDash rotates a variety of features, has many opportunities to earn free bids, offers a daily challenge and frequently introduces new products. What could be better than that?


Another reason I continue to shop on DealDash is because it is one of the most convenient ways to shop. I can shop at any time of day or night. If I have any difficulty sleeping for any reason, I can get on my computer or mobile app to shop on DealDash in the middle of the night from the comfort of my home.

I also like having everything delivered to my door with free shipping and handling. That was especially good during the last year when many shops were closed down because of the COVID-19 virus.

Most of all, it saves time and money. With the higher gas prices we now have the less I have to drive the better.


Have you ever received a graduation announcement, birthday party or wedding invitation at a time when you are so overwhelmed with other activities and obligations that you just do not have time to go out and shop for a last-minute gift?  Well, there’s no need to fear because DealDash is here.

To take care of all of my last-minute gift-giving emergencies, I created a special “gift box” where I put various items I win from DealDash throughout the year. Whenever I need a last-minute gift, I go to my “gift box” and select an appropriate item for the occasion. That saves me from having to shop at a store when I’m too busy or too low on funds. Murphy’s Law says that these special occasions will often come up when we can least afford them.

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Attention Boat Lovers

If you are a boat lover who loves to fish, I have some exciting news for you.

Remember how thrilling it was when offered a brand new vehicle for sale for the first time? Guess what DealDash is going to do now!

A red power boat

How about a new fishing boat! That’s right. DealDash will put its first boat up for auction on May 17. That’s one auction you will not want to miss, so mark your calendars now.

The 16-foot boat, with a BIN price of $13,195.00 comes with a 20 HP motor with a 6-gallon fuel capacity, and a custom-matched boat trailer for ease of transfer.

The maximum person capacity is four persons, with a maximum person weight of 600 pounds, and a maximum person, motor and gear weight of 1,100 pounds. Now, why is this important information to know? It is part of boating safety rules, just like making sure you have a life vest on board for each person in the boat. Regardless of how well you swim, it is always best to side on the side of safety so everyone can enjoy their boating experience.

One thing you might find interesting is that the boat DealDash is auctioning is listed among the top eight best boat brands.

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New Laptop Computer

Did you see the new laptop computer put up for auction for the first time on Sunday afternoon?  Yep, it’s a brand new item. By the time you read this blog you may have already missed the first one, but it might come up for auction again.

Computer Technology Concept. The System Unit, Monitor, Keyboard and Mouse in front of Modern Laptop Computer on a wooden table. 3d Rendering

Nearly every home owner today also owns and uses at least one computer, whether it’s a full-sized home computer, a laptop computer, a galaxy or another device. I know you have one or you would not be able to shop on DealDash.

Perhaps you may not be interested in shopping for a new laptop because you already have one. I may not know a lot about computers, but one thing I do know is that technology is moving quickly and it’s not slowing down for anyone. Therefore, it does not take long before the computers or laptops we bought a few years ago are already outdated. It can be difficult to keep up.   

That is why I am always glad to see DealDash introduce us to some of the latest electronic technology to help keep us up to speed. In the very least, it’s worth clicking on the newest laptop and reading all the data that shows us what the latest and greatest features might be.

For example, some of the things we might find include:

  • The new laptops decreased in size and smaller computers are much easier to carry around.
  • New computers are less expensive (than our older computers were when we bought them), more powerful, more efficient and have more features.
  • New computers have a larger memory and can run several and more complex programs at once.
  • The graphics of modern computers have also developed so much that they now look more like real life.
  • The speed of computers has also increased so much that we can now download a full-length movie in about five minutes.

A Little History

The word “computer” was derived from the word “compute” which means “to calculate.” Originally, that was the main function of computers – to calculate arithmetic operations.

In the late 1960s I remember seeing a huge electronic machine at an insurance company that was used to calculate numbers and it took up an entire room. At the time, I thought it was pretty amazing but in today’s world it would look like an awkward elephant.

Today, computers are used not only to solve problems of different kinds, but to obtain and save information and conduct business everyday life like paying bills online, learning how to eat healthy diets, how to fix broken lawn mowers, obtain answers to any questions of all kinds and to shop on

Old Computers Have Value

Even if we win a new updated computer on DealDash, it might not be a good idea to simply discard your old computer because it is still be worth more than you may think. After conducting a search online, I learned that old computers can contain valuable metals such as gold, copper and aluminum. An older laptop could contain $30.00 worth of gold, whereas newer laptops might include gold worth $15.00 to $25.00.

That might not sound like much, but as Benjamin Franklin said, “A penny saved is a penny earned.”

Here’s hoping we not only save pennies, but many dollars, by shopping on DealDash.

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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.

DealDash Road Trips

I have wonderful news for all you good folks out there in land. DealDash plans to take us all on special road trips by featuring items that we might want to take with us on all of our road trips this spring and summer. The Road Trip promotion takes place next Saturday 5/15 and Sunday 5/16.

I have gone on several road trips in my life. In fact, I’ve been in all 50 states in the United States and I lived in seven states – Minnesota, Washington, California, Virginia, Maine, Rhode Island and Florida. For many years, I was a military spouse and we moved every time my military husband got new orders. Much of the time we traveled by car hauling a trailer full of our belongings.

I’m so glad that DealDash decided to highlight the theme of road trips because we can see much more of the country on the road than we can by flying through the air. Road trips offer many other advantages as well. When traveling by vehicle we can stop along the way and take in all of the major attractions our country has to offer.

One of my favorite places to visit is Mount Rushmore. I was there four times and all four times I was there the most incredible sense of peace and quiet engulfed me. I cannot explain it but that’s why I love visiting Mount Rushmore so much. It just feels like such a magical place.

Shopping on DealDash for some road trip gear can help us a lot because one lesson I’ve learned from all of my “road trips” is how important it is to pack all of the right gear that we might need along the way.

Shopping for Road Trips

My son Ryan loves camping out so I won this tent for him on

I don’t know what all the items are that will feature for our road trips but I do know that DealDash often has some really good tents that go up for auction. I won one of those awesome tents on DealDash. I gave my new tent to my son Ryan so he could go camping and I took some pictures after he got it all set up.

If you don’t already have a nice tent I suggest you put that on your DealDash shopping list. We never know when an emergency situation might come up. For example, on one “road trip” my family took we got stuck with no place to sleep. All motels and hotels were full without a single vacancy within 100-mile radius. A huge event was happening in the area (that we didn’t know about) so all the rooms in all the motels and hotels were booked solid. With nowhere to sleep, we really wish we had packed a nice tent so we would have had an alternative place to sleep.

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Shopping for Baby

Did you recently have a baby or will you have a baby in the near future?  Perhaps you have a daughter or another family member who is due to have a baby.

If so, you will love the great news I have for you. It appears that has several wonderful baby items marked “coming soon…”. To make sure you do not miss this shopping spree you might want to do a “baby” search and click on some of the “Alert Me” boxes.

Since I was the sixth born in a family of 14 (seven girls and seven boys) and have two sons and one granddaughter, I know a thing or two about motherhood and babies. One thing I know is that some baby items are rather expensive.

That’s why shopping on and having the opportunity to win some of these items at bargain prices is sure to help any family with a baby.

Featured Baby Items


In the old days, all cribs were fairly standard. A crib was a crib and that was it, but not anymore. Some cribs are now made with dual purposes in mind. When a baby grows out of the crib, parents can convert some of today’s cribs into a youth bed, too. Some cribs even have changing tables built into one side. It appears that some of the latest cribs also have extended rails and other safety features built in.

That’s really good because I know from experience that choosing the right crib for a baby is really important. When my first-born son was old enough to stand inside his crib and hold onto the rails, he often jumped up and down and later started kicking his feet up into the air. It looked like he was having fun and getting good exercise, but one day he kicked his feet up so high that he flipped himself right out of the crib before I could catch him. Luckily, we had soft carpet on the floor so he did not get injured. My son was a tall baby for his age, so we had to create a lower level and lowered his mattress so he would not be able to flip out of his crib again. Some babies also used to get their heads caught between the rails of their cribs. Therefore, it’s good to see some of the new safety features that have been built into today’s cribs.


Many of today’s new mothers try hard to remain in good physical shape. They do not want to stop going on their daily jogs outside, and if they have a good baby jogger stroller, they don’t have to. With a good baby jogger stroller both mom and baby can be happy. Mom can still enjoy her daily jog and baby can enjoy the thrill of the ride.

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New Upcoming Features

Attention all you shoppers in land because I have some awesome news for you.

After the “Home Improvement Week” promotion from April 26th to April 30th, the excitement does not stop there. There’s brand new additions to the promotions on DealDash that you can read about below:

Cinco de Mayo

Beginning May 5, Deal Dash will kick off a Cinco de Mayo promotion.

Did you know it’s a misconception that Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican Independence Day? According to history, Cinco de Mayo actually commemorates the Battle of Puebla in 1861 at the Mexican territory of Puebla, but the Mexican independence was declared more than 50 years before the Battle of Puebla.

Today, in the United States, Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a commemoration of Mexican culture and heritage. Some people, especially in places with large Mexican-American population, celebrate the occasion with parades, parties, mariachi music, Mexican folk dancing and traditional foods like tacos and mole poblano.

I doubt DealDash would put Mexican food up for auction, but it will be interesting to see what else DealDash will come up with to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. So mark your calendars and make sure you check it out on May 5.

Mothers’ Day Specials

Beginning May 9 DealDash will highlight “Mothers’ Day” with flowers, chocolates and many other items that will help you to pamper your mother.

Did you know that Mother’s Day has been an annual event for about 107 years? According to history, Anna Jarvis was the founder of the modern version of Mother’s Day and it was designated as the second Sunday in May by President Woodrow Wilson in 1914.

Most mothers do so much for us every day of our lives. Being a mother can be a thankless job so it’s never too much to ask to spend this one day a year to show your mother how much she means to you. I’m sure you will be able to find some nice Mother’s Day gifts on DealDash.

Cyber Monday in May

Why celebrate Cyber Monday only once per year? “Cyber Monday in May” means DealDash will offer some great bid discounts and other perks for every bidder. They will also focus on auctioning the most exciting electronic items. So for all of you technology lovers out there this might be the best time for you to get online to win some of the latest and greatest electronic items you might have on your shopping list.

This could include items like a 55-inch LED TV, a 75-inch or 65-inch Smart TV, an iPhone, a Smartphone photography kit, laptop computers, MacBooks and tablets, headphones, cordless vacuum and robot vacuum cleaner, Bluetooth speakers, electronic keyboards, a home arcade and more.

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.

Spring Cleaning

It’s that time of year again – time to do some spring cleaning throughout our entire house. Perhaps we could do some spring cleaning outside in our yards as well.

Spring cleaning usually involves thoroughly dusting and cleaning each and every room, getting rid of clutter and replacing old, worn-out items with new ones. In other words, this is the perfect time to throw away our old sheets, dishes, silverware, pots and pans and replace them with new ones.

Home Improvement Week is going to help its loyal shoppers do just that during its “Home Improvement Week” from April 26 through April 30. That’s one event we won’t want to miss because DealDash will be highlighting many products we might need for our home.

A good way to start planning for the DealDash “Home Improvement Week” might be to make a list of some of the products DealDash already has available such as: An ergonomic office chair, massage chair, knife sets, sheets, duvet covers, sewing machine, laptops, popcorn machine, ceramic dish set, pancake pan, stainless steel cookware sets, placemats and a very popular cast iron casserole bowl.

After making my list, I went through my house to see which items I already had and which items I might want to replace. One item I would like to replace is my office chair because the one I’m using now is rather old and has tears in the fabric on the arms and seat. To have good enough back support I have to put an extra pad in the office chair, so it would be nice to win an ergonomic office chair that probably offers better back support, which is especially important for senior citizens.

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Go Figure

Many shoppers want to know how many bids they will need to place to win certain auctions.

Of course, we can never be certain exactly how many bids we need there are ways to get a good idea. If we are any good at math there are a couple different ways we can simply “go figure.”

Smiling female math student sit on couch studying on laptop doing research calculating,  positive young woman pay bills online from home make calculations on calculator, check home expenses

There is a fast way or a slow way that takes a little more time and effort.

Past Winners

The first thing we must do is to look at the data from past winners.

The fastest way would be to check the data on the last 10 winners and look at the highest number of bids past winners used to win the auction. For example, let’s take a look at the 950 bid pack. Looking at the last 10 winners the most bids a previous “winner” used was 1,071 bids, so that “winner” overbid and lost more bids than he won. We would not want to do the same, so we might look at the most bids used without going over the BIN value of the auction, which were 567. Therefore, we could feel confident that we could win that auction by placing at least 567 bids or more to win the 950 bid pack.

Another way to come up with a ballpark figure might be more accurate but takes more time. Looking at the last 10 winners, two of them overbid the value of the auction and most shoppers will not do that. Therefore, we might want to throw those two figures out. Then add up the number of bids the other 8 winners used without overbidding — 388, 63, 49, 567, 124, 184, 225, and 315 and then divide by eight. I come up with 1,865 bids those eight winners used. If I divide that number by eight I come up with about 238 bids – the average number of bids it took to win that auction. Therefore, it would tell us that we probably should place at least 238 bids to win that auction. We could also consider the fact that five of the last 10 winners used fewer than 238 bids.

Other Factors

Doing the math definitely gives us a ballpark idea of how many bids it might take to win auctions.

It is impossible, however, for us to know exactly how many bids we will need to win an auction because of many unknowns and other factors that are always subject to change.

Some of other factors that can affect the closing cost of auctions are:

  • How many other shoppers are participating and/or seriously competing in the same auction
  • The experience level of the other shoppers competing in the same auction
  • How many bids the other shoppers have to burn
  • The day of the week and/or the time of day or night
  • At what point we enter the auction (from the beginning, middle or end before all new bidders are blocked)
  • The type of feature DealDash is running at the time (some features are more popular than others)
  • How many shoppers have already won the same auction and have now been eliminated

Because of all of these other unknown factors we could win the auction with fewer bids than we anticipated, but if we “go figure” and go with the highest number of bids without overbidding, we will have a good idea how many bids we need to place.

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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.