Stretching Our Bids

Would you like to stretch your bids when shopping on It takes a little practice to learn how to do this, but below is a list of some of the things we can do to make the most out of each and every bid.

We might want to stop bidding and save our bids whenever we see a Newbie cutting the clock. The main reason new players do this is because they have not yet found or learned how to use BidBuddy. It usually does not take too long before Newbies figure out that bidding this way uses up too many bids and does not help them win. We might want to temporarily stop bidding until they go away so we can get our fair time on the clock to win more free bids.

Double click on several auctions and look for screen names of the winners who consistently overbid. If we see these screen names appear in our auction, we might want to stop bidding and save our bids for another auction.

Check the Winners’ List and pay attention to screen names that consistently win several auctions. We can tell who the power bidders are by looking at this list. If we see these screen names appear in our auction, we might want to save our bids to bid in another auction.

Read the bio information of other bidders who appear in our auctions. This bio information can tell us a lot more than you might think. I learned that military veterans who served in special units are often some of the toughest competitors because they were trained to have a “never give up” mindset. Grandparents are often the same way and can also be very determined and difficult to beat. Doctors, lawyers, engineers and retired CEOs often provide tough competition, too, because they can often afford to purchase larger bid packs.

By recognizing screen names of the strongest competitors on, we can save bids by not competing with the most difficult competitors to beat. Instead, we can save our bids for other auctions when the competition might not be so strong.

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.