Some items at DealDash require more attention than others, overtime, you will be able to figure out which auctions you can “set it, and forget it” or you need to stay tuned and be involved. I like the auctions that require you to stay tuned. They are the faster moving items, usually the lower retail value, and it’s just fun to win at DealDash.
For now, you can follow these general tips to decide which items to go for to win quick and for a low retail. First is popularity of item, you can determine this by the number of people in the auction. Simply open an individual auction and you can see how many players there are by the number of avatars, each one represents a player, the fewer the players, the better the odds of winning. Get in on the DealDash auction very early incase it closes for a couple of pennies, and use your Bid Buddy even if you’re only putting in 10 bids. If everyone else makes a mistake right out of the gate, you win! How’s that for pay attention?
These items are generally everyday items that everyone already has, like jewelry, cologne, a pocket book, or a watch. Other low retail items, especially in the toy category will sell low. The exception in the toy category is the gaming system, they are very popular (although that is technology, it’s also a game, it fits both categories.
Price is also an important factor, usually the higher the retail value, the more players in the auction. There are so many players who want the same items and when this happens, this is the auction where you can set it and forget it. This is an auction which you expect to go on and on for hours or even days. If it is an auction that is going on for days, be sure to load enough bids into your Bid Buddy for over night, and assume it will be down to you and one other person for awhile, you’ll want to add extra for those. Tip: A lot of long lasting auctions will end in the wee hours of the morning because a player didn’t load up enough bids and fell asleep.
How long the item has been on the site often has some to do with the popularity. I have found that new items, like today new, will sell low the first day on the site, but then as soon as it catches on, the item gets popular and everyone wants it, so the popularity goes high. Then it levels out, a lot of players have it and there are again, less players in the auction.
There are any number of other reasons to watch the auction you are in. For example, if there is a Bid Multiplier on free bids for your Time As High Bidder(TAHB) because if there is a stomper in the way, you don’t want to lose out on those free bids. It’s better to walk away from the auction, there is always another one. Check the list on the auction to see how often the item is offered, you can tell this by looking at the dates the item was last won. If there are no dates, it’s most likely a new item.
So, low retail, keep an eye on it, high retail, set it and forget it. It’s fun either way.
Good Luck and Happy Bidding!!!