Selecting Winning Auctions

Do you know how to select winning auctions on

Shoppers who just randomly start bidding on various auctions without having a particular plan in place will most likely not win many auctions. Most shoppers who win auctions on DealDash already have their winning strategies down to a science, including me. However, if I break my own rules, I will not win.

As a long-time customer who has been shopping on DealDash since February 2012, I’ve come up a list of several winning rules. I will list some of them below.

Finding ‘easy to win’ auctions

Not all auctions are alike. Some auctions are a lot easier to win than others, but we must learn how to select the “easy to win” auctions. Some of the things to look for are:

  • Go to the “Winner’s List” and see which auctions have been selling for the fewest number of bids. Shopping in an auction that has been selling for the lowest number of bids might be a good place to start.
  • I also look to see many other shoppers are competing in the auction? If there are more than 30 qualified shoppers in an auction, I will usually look for another auction with less competition. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. Sometimes it depends on who the other shoppers are. If I see any power shoppers competing in the auction, I will move on and find another auction, but if nearly all the other shoppers are new, I might compete, anyway, because new shoppers are usually easier to beat.
  • If I see a high-dollar auction that has been consistently selling for bargain prices, it could be a good indication that it might be an “easy to win” auction.

Avoid distractions

Even when I find an “easy to win” auction, I can easily lose the auction if I allow other distractions to prevent me from paying close attention.  One of the biggest mistakes I make is that I often start shopping at the same time I’m writing these blogs. It’s never a good idea to shop when we have other distractions. I lost many auctions simply because of other distractions and interruptions.

Check out the previous winners

It often pays to check out previous winners to see how many bids they used to win the auction. If an auction has 20 previous winners and 18 of the 20 winners used 100 bids or less to win, we can get a pretty good idea how many bids we might need to win the auction.

Look for slow times

Perhaps fewer people are shopping in the auctions on certain days of the week or certain times of the day or night.

If there is a special football game many shoppers might be drawn to that instead of shopping on DealDash. Whenever that happens we could use it to our advantage to shop when the competition is lower than normal.

Some shopping features are more popular than others, too. So we could use that to our advantage, too.

The bottom line

We can usually find some auctions that are easier to win than others. All we have to do is look for them.

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.