Happy First Day of Summer: Get Out in Nature!

SAMSUNG CSCIt’s the first day of summer and summer doesn’t last long, so don’t let it pass you by! Stuck at home due to rain and can’t enjoy these first summer days? Take advantage of this time to bid on DealDash on items that will help you enjoy the summer when the sun comes out and the rain subsides.
One of my favorite things to do in the summer is hike!
Hiking Necessities:
Depending on where you are, you may want to bring bug spray to keep the pesky mosquitoes at bay.
Water bottle. Like this Contigo 24-Oz. AUTOSEAL Addison Water Bottle that just sold for $1.19 at DealDash. See more at: https://www.dealdash.com/battle.php?auction_id=2340992#sthash.ZcasOkWJ.dpuf
Good hiking shoes. I just love anything made by Solomon. Comfortable clothing: Nike DriFit is great! All of these items can be won on DealDash or purchased at Amazon.com with an Amazon gift card that you can win on DealDash!
A digital camera to take beautiful pictures like these waterfall & river pictures I took today with my Samsung NX30 Smart Camera.
DealDash offers penny auctions for this little camera that Samsung made to take on bulky dSLRs – find out when it’s available for auction at DealDash. What I love about it is the seamless ability to share photos over WiFi to Facebook and other social networks. Plus the photos are vivid and crisp and allows you to shoot high definition videos. The Samsung Nx30’s Retail value is $999 – get it cheaper by winning an auction. Another great camera for summer fun is the GoPro Hero 3 HD Video Camera. 
samsung nx30
Check out all of the camera and dSLR auction deals  on DealDash.
travel airhead kayak
Is all of this rain and flooding making it impossible to get across town? This is where the inflatable Airhead Travel Kayak would come in handy! Keep it in your car in the event of a summer rain storm, or use it on a sunny day kayaking down the river or in the lake.
The last auction for this kayak sold for just $0.32! That’s 32 cents – 32 bids by all bidders at say an average bid price of $0.17 a bid? Whoa do you know how cheap that is? This Kayak is originally $364. See – DealDash is the perfect place to score deals on tools for summer fun!
Are you a birdwatcher, like to look at the stars and moon at night? Check out these Celestron Astronomical Binoculars! The last pair sold on DealDash for just $1.12!
bird watching
DealDash bidders have been getting great deals on bicycles too!
This Schwinn 26-inch Meridian 3-wheel bike has a very vintage look and feel. The basket is perfect for a Saturday trip to the Farmer’s Market. The last one sold for just $1.65 on DealDash! 



Prefer two wheels and fast paced over a relaxing summer ride?  This Bike USA Titan Punisher All-Terrain Bicycle (26-inch) last sold for $0.45.
Whether you like to hike, bike or kayak as you can see there are tons of great deals to be had to fill your summer days with fun over at DealDash.com.
What do you like to do in the summer?

DealDash Wins & Exchanges

DealDash bidder Sabrina wrote us with this very good question regarding exchanging wins.
She asked,
“I’m not sure if you will read this but if you do I hope you can answer me a question. I did recently win an Item and as far as I know the only one actually selling it is Walmart so i believe that is where I will be getting it from. It is valued at 180 dollars, however i do not need the Item at all. I noticed you exchanged the Items for a similar Item but do you think I would be able to exchange it for a completely different Item?”
Good question Sabrina. Can you exchange an item that you win on DealDash that was fulfilled by Walmart? Well, first of all if the item you received was shipped by Walmart, many items on DealDash are due to DealDash’s partnership with Walmart, but not all items are. When your item arrives check to see if it has a receipt/packing slip from Walmart, if so – and unopened, you can bring the item back to Walmart and return it according to their return & exchange policy promise:

to be your trusted partner for technology by delivering the advice, service and convenience you deserve – all at competitive prices. If you are not fully satisfied with your purchase, let us help you with a replacement, return or repair.

You can return or exchange almost everything within 15 days for a full refund. Simply bring your item(s) to us with all contents and packaging, proof of purchase and ID, and we will process your return or exchange.

DealDash’s return policy: “What is your return policy?
Please contact our support team within seven days after you’ve received your item for instructions on how to return your item. We’ll give you the money back you used to buy the item. Any bids spent bidding will not be returned.”

Like Diane shared in her post about the seamless item exchanges between DealDash & Walmart, all you have to do is pay the difference of the item or you will receive a store credit if the new item is less than the exchange:

“Recently, I won a Samsung over the range microwave oven. It was black and I needed stainless steel to match the other appliances in my kitchen. I took it to Walmart, which is where it came from, and exchanged it for stainless steel. I did the same with a Lorex Security System that I recently won. It was a wired system and I needed a wireless system.  You will pay the item difference or you will get a store credit if the new item is less than the exchange. The DealDash exchange was smooth and simple.”
Have you won an item on DealDash that you would like to return? Hope this post helps you out!

Would You Switch to Amazon's New Fire Phone?

fire phone amazonAmazon just announced their first cellphone product: The Amazon Fire Phone today. Its scheduled released date is July 25th, 2014 but it can be pre-ordered now. The e-commerce giant’s smartphone ranges in price from $199 with an AT&T contract to $649 if you purchase it unlocked- without a plan.
The Amazon Fire Phone is a 32GB smartphone and the only smartphone with what Amazon terms dynamic perspective, Firefly technology and Mayday. Dynamic perspective offers a new way to navigate with tilt, auto-scroll, swivel and peek to navigate menus and access shortcuts with just one hand. Dynamic perspective means when you turn the phone, the phone environment changes and when you’re reading you can move the phone and the page will scroll down.  The maps app lets you move the phone and look around a city.
Plus, it offers an Amazon shipping App where you can see detailed views of clothing, shoes and more on Amazon.com. Firefly technology is the ability to quickly identify printed web contact info such as email addresses and phone numbers, QR codes, bar codes and over 100 million items by pressing a button. So you can take a picture of a book and Amazon will find it for you online. Mayday is free, live, on-device video chat support with an Amazon support expert 24/7, 365. Wow!
Free Amazon Prime Included – for a limited time.
If you aren’t yet familiar with Amazon’s Prime you should check it out. Prime lets you get free 2-day shipping or overnight shipping on Prime elligible items for just $3.99. Plus Prime gives you access to thousands of popular movies and TV episodes with Prime Instant Video, over one million songs and hundreds of playlists with the all-new Prime Music, over 500,000 books to borrow for free with the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. Wow!? I have Prime and I didn’t even realize all of that entertainment was included. So go check it out!
The Camera Looks AMAZING
One reason I love the iPhone is for the pictures I’ve been able to take with it and I haven’t wanted to switch to any other phone, but now this may convince me to change…
The advanced camera system boasts an optical image stabilization system with 13MP, 1080p video and free unlimited photo storage in the cloud.
The Amazon Appstore gives you access to thousands of Android apps. Yes- the Amazon Fire Phone runs on Android.

Powered by Android – this Smartphone will have A 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, combined with 2GB of RAM, enables faster app launch times, quicker website load times, and “smoother” multi-tasking.

Tired of your smartphone battery always dying?

Amazon boasts 285 hours of standby time, up to 22 hours of talk time, 65 hours of audio playback and up to 11 hours of video playback. Whoa. Combine that with a juice pack and you may be able to go a week without plugging in that phone.

Work life integrated:

Review docs, presentations, and stay connected to work from wherever you are. Fire OS features a robust Outlook e-mail experience with ActiveSync, calendar, and contacts support. Triage email, view appointments, and more directly from the home screen. Tilt to see meeting details in calendar, or tap to send a quick message to meeting recipients. Not bad!

Techy details:

Size 5.5″ x 2.6″ x 0.35″ (139.2mm x 66.5mm x 8.9mm)
Weight 5.64 ounces (160 grams)
Processor 2.2GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU, with Adreno 330 GPU and 2GB of RAM
Display 4.7″ HD LCD display, with 1280 x 720 resolution at 315 ppi, 590 cd/m2 brightness (typical), 1000:1 contrast ratio (typical)
Cameras 13 MP rear-facing camera, multi-frame HDR, auto focus, optical image stabilization, f/2.0 5-element wide aperture lens, LED flash
2.1 MP front-facing camera
OS Fire OS 3.5.0
Storage 32 GB or 64 GB
Cloud Storage Free cloud storage for all Amazon content, and photos taken with Fire phone
Battery Battery size: 2400mAh. Talk time: up to 22 hours; standby time: up to 285 hours. Video playback: up to 11 hours; audio playback: up to 65 hours.
Video recording 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps (front- and rear-facing cameras)
Audio playback Dual stereo speakers with Dolby Digital Plus audio processing
TV and Video Supports screen mirroring and Second Screen
Content formats supported Audio: Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3), non-DRM AAC, MP3, MIDI, OGG, PCM/WAVE, AAC LC/ELD, HE-AAC (v1 & v2), AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AMR-WB+, Audible Enhanced format (AAX); Video: MPEG4, VP8, H.264/MPEG4/AVC,MPEG4 SP, H.263,AVI,HDCP2.x, PlayReady DRM; Images: JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP, GIF87a,GIF89a; Viewable docs: PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, DOC, DOCX, Kindle (AZW), KF8, TXT
Sensors Dynamic Perspective sensor system with invisible infrared illumination, gyroscope, accelerometer, magnetometer, barometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor
Location GPS, Assisted GPS, GLONASS, Wi-Fi/Cellular location, and Digital compass
Cellular UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz), Quad-band GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), 9 bands of 4G-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 20), supports carrier aggregation
Connectivity 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, up to 300 Mbps with channel bonding; Bluetooth 3.0 wireless technology; NFC enabled
Headphones Premium, tangle-free headphones with remote and mic
Rating for hearing aids M4, T4
SIM Card Pre-installed Nano SIM card
Ports Micro USB 2.0
3.5mm headphone
Warranty and Service 1-year Limited Warranty included. Use of Fire phone is subject to these terms
Included in the Box Amazon Fire Phone with Fire OS 3.5.0
Premium headphones with remote and mic
Micro USB to USB charging cable
USB power adapter (5W)
Quick Start Guide


Would you buy the Amazon Fire Phone? Better yet, would you bid on it if DealDash offered it?

Ways to Keep Your Cool & Stay Cool This Summer With DealDash!

Do you find yourself fuming with anger and frustration when you bid on penny auctions and lose?
Here are a few ways to keep your cool….
1. You’ve been bidding for a few minutes and it’s all good you keep saying I’m going to win, I’m going to win!! It will be any second now… until… the clock ticks on and a few seconds goes to a few minutes and a few minutes becomes a few hours. You are tired and frustrated. You thought you would win, but you still find yourself bidding. You’re upset and worried that the auction will never end.  What should you do?
Well! The good news is you have two options. 1: keep bidding. 2: just stop, buy it now and get your bids back. Seriously! You can easily get ALL of your bids back when you just use the auction’s BUY IT NOW. Seriously why wouldn’t you try bidding on DealDash to win anything from a gift card to a lawn mower to a snow cone maker, swimming pool or popcorn maker? Buy it now on this penny auction site is a GREAT way to stop your frustration. So keep your cool and buy it now.
2. Set a time and bid limit for yourself. Say you are only going to spend so many bids, say 200…. and then drop out. Stick to your limit. Stick to your time limit too if you have other things you have to do.
3. Keep it light. Take bidding as if it were a game for fun. Have fun even if you don’t win and be ok with losing when you aren’t the winner. That way you will be a lot happier and you won’t get carried away.
Now that you’ve learned how to keep your cool while bidding on DealDash, find out how to stay cool this summer with DealDash!
1. Fans!
sold fan
DealDash has recently been selling TONS of fans – this last auction for a Honeywell 16-inch Stand Fan valued at a buy it now price of $48 was just sold today to mikegregg22 for only $0.60. I bet he will be putting the fan to good use in sunny Florida!
2. Air Conditioners!
This Frigidair 8k BTU Slider/Casement Air Conditioner valued at a buy it now of $622 was won by itwillcostu in Oregon  for just $1.74! WHOA Sure it’s a One Per User auction but where else can you get an air conditioner for under $2!? What a steal!
There are more where these come from.. Check out the auctions on DealDash.com and search for fans + air conditioners in the search box or get notified of an upcoming auction.
3. Swimming Pools!
locaThere’s nothing crazy about user Loca winning this INTEX 10 foot by 30 foot Metal Frame Swimming Pool valued at $115. It’s for real on DealDash! Check it out and let us know what you win!
-Keep your cool + Stay cool with DealDash!
Happy Summer.