Responsible Shopping

I recently saw a video discussing the part today’s technology plays in controlling our shopping behaviors. Apparently, a natural chemical in our brains called dopamine makes us feel good, and it also has a lot to do with our struggles to set responsible shopping limits.

Shopping on is a lot of fun, but if we fail to plan ahead, set and follow responsible shopping limits, it could lead to over spending, and that could spoil our fun. DealDash is intended to be fun, while providing us with an easy, new and exciting way to shop. However, it is our responsibility to make sure we set reasonable limits and don’t spend more money than we can afford.

Below are some ideas on how we can do that:

• Decide ahead of time how many bids we can afford to buy for the month. Write it down, stick to it and always make sure you pay all of your other bills first — such as food water and shelter.
• Before bidding, watch and learn the screen names of power bidders and try to avoid bidding in auctions where one or more power bidder already started bidding.
• Only shop for products we really need or want to give to a loved one as a gift.
• Try to bid in auctions we can afford to buy (BIN) if we do not win. Then we will get all of our bids back free to use in another auction.

DealDash is one of the best shopping sites online, and its support staff strives every day to keep customers happy. The rest is up to us. As long as we follow some simple guidelines, we will remain happy customers for a long time to come.

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.