Shopping Blunders

Did you ever make a mistake or use poor judgment while shopping on  That can happen to the best of us, but what about a shopping blunder?

According to Webster’s dictionary, a blunder is “making a mistake through stupidity, ignorance or carelessness,” so I think making a shopping blunder is worse than simply making a shopping mistake. Either way, it could make the difference between losing and winning.

Pay attention to auctions

The words “through carelessness” indicates that it could have, and probably should have, been prevented from happening. Not paying attention to the auctions we are bidding on or not placing enough bids in the auctions we are bidding on are examples of this.

Getting distracted from bidding in an auction and getting busy doing something else is one of the biggest shopping blunders I make. That might not be attributed to “carelessness” as much as it might be “stupidity” because I know better.

Nonetheless, I would have to say the biggest shopping blunder I’ve seen shoppers make is over-bidding the value of the auction item because that makes no sense. Of course, DealDash is such a fun and exciting shopping site that it’s easy for Newbies to get carried away and fail to keep track of the cost of the bids they are placing.

Let’s look at some examples of what not to do:

  • 150 Bids, plus a $100 Target Gift Card with a total Buy-It-Now value of $190. One “winner” paid, with the cost of bids, $598.52. That “winner” could have had three of those cards (with bids) for that much.
  • 50 Bids, plus $25 Subway Gift Card with a total Buy-It-Now value of $55. On April 30, the “winner” used 501 bids and paid a total of $110.01. That “winner” could have had two of them for that much money instead of one.
  • 20 Bids, plus a $10 Walmart Gift Card with a total Buy-It-Now value of $22. On April 8, the “winner” used 416 bids and paid a total of $90.37. If we do the math, that winner could have had four of these bid & card sets (instead of one) with money left over.
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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. Blog posts are written by real DealDash customers.