DealDash Tips for Understanding the Auctions

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After signing up for DealDash there’s a lot to learn. Here are some tips from DealDash to understand how to bid and win auctions.

Before you place any bids on DealDash it’s wise to understand exactly how DealDash is played. DealDash is not like a traditional auction, where people start throwing out high bids from the beginning – Quite to the contrary. DealDash auctions all start at 1 cent, and each time a person bids the auction increases by 1 cent. It’s important to note, however, that each bid that is placed is not free, bids are purchased before you can bid in the auction.

Now that you know the basic idea of how DealDash shopping entertainment auctions work, it’s important that you know the rules. There are very few “firm” rules that are put into place by DealDash, you can choose whatever bidding style that you like and bid or not bid on things as you please. The few rules that DealDash has set must be followed, though, so please read through them. The House Rules are put in place to make things as fair and honest for everyone. Here’s a quick overview of the rules– but please check out the full version so you don’t accidentally get yourself into trouble.

  • Each person can only have 1 account, no exceptions.
  • You can win the same item only once per week.
  • You absolutely may not bid in the same auction with your family members, friends, or acquaintances.
  • You may not use any type of bidding software to automatically bid for you except the BidBuddy which is provided to everyone free of charge.
  • Your user name cannot be vulgar or obscene, and it also can’t mislead people into thinking that you are a DealDash employee, either.
  • DealDash employees and immediate family are not allowed to bid on auctions.

After you have purchased your bids and understand exactly how the auctions are played, and read through the rules, then it’s time to bid! Please make sure that you do some research before you start placing bids randomly. If you place your bids randomly here and there it’s very unlikely that you will win.

I hope that you have found this DealDash Tips article on how the auctions are played helpful. DealDash has anything that you might want across many different categories, from small gift cards to expensive electronics. Visit DealDash and check out the auctions at this link here. Good luck and happy bidding everyone.

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DealDash Tips for Polite Bidding

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No one likes a rude bidder. There are rude bidders out there, but you don’t want to be one! Read these DealDash tips for polite bidding.

Have you ever been bidding in a DealDash auction, and everything is going great – people are using their BidBuddies, everyone is taking turns, and no one is doing anything out of the ordinary…Then all of a sudden in comes a wild bidder! They are throwing bids around like confetti, stomping here and there, and generally making a nuisance of themselves? If you don’t recognize this scenario, it’s possible that you are the wild bidder that everyone gives a heavy sigh when they see you enter the auction. Let’s read some tips from DealDash on how to be a more polite and well-liked bidder.

Why should you be concerned about being a polite and more well-liked bidder? Well, other than the fact that it’s just the nice thing to do, polite and well-liked bidders on DealDash tend to win more auctions. If I have been in a long auction battle with another bidder who has been politely using their BidBuddy the entire time, and it’s an auction that I plan on BINning (Buy It Now) anyway, I might stop bidding once it’s down to the two of us. I wouldn’t do this if we are only halfway to winning, but if we are $5 or less away from my personal BIN limit, I might do the nice thing and stop so they get a little discount if they have been a polite bidder the whole time. I don’t always do this, of course, but if you have been a rude bidder I will do the exact opposite, and bid way past my personal BIN limit, just to spite you. See, it makes sense to be polite.

What constitutes a rude bidder? Opinions on this vary slightly, but it’s pretty much agreed that “Stompers” and “Jumpers” are considered very rude in DealDash Land. What are Stompers and Jumpers? The Stomper picks an auction, and rather than bidding politely and waiting for the timer to go down to 2 or 3 seconds they bid immediately after a person, therefore cheating the person out of their “clock time.”  The Jumper is someone who waits until the auction has alllllmost reached the $5 No Jumper limit and places their first bid, usually between $4.75-$5.

I hope that you have found this DealDash Tips article on how to be a polite bidder helpful. Of course, these are just my suggestions, please feel free to bid however you like on DealDash – they are your bids to use as you like. All bidders, rude and polite, love to bid on DealDash. Everyone loves DealDash because of the variety and value of the auctions. Go visit DealDash now. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

 

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DealDash Tips: Bidder Research

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If you’re not doing your research on the other bidders, you’re cheating yourself out of auction wins…

You love DealDash, I love DealDash, everyone loves DealDash! DealDash has been around since 2009, and has picked up so many registered users, there is always plenty of competition on the site. More competition means it’s more difficult to win auctions at a low price. Luckily, the more that you learn about the bidders on DealDash the more likely you are to win.

Whether you are just starting out on DealDash or if you are a seasoned bidder that’s been with DealDash since the beginning, it pays to know your competition. Who is your competition? Everyone! There are so many different types, ages, and personalities of bidders on DealDash, that you really need to be taking notes. Yes, seriously. You may choose to take notes on an Excel spreadsheet, a word document, emails to yourself, or even a plain old pen and paper. How you save your DealDash bidder research notes is up to you, but I personally prefer an Excel spreadsheet.

If you are going to start taking notes on different bidders using an Excel spreadsheet, I would start as soon as possible, and spend as much time doing your research as you can. The more bidders that you can add to your spreadsheet the better off you will be, and the more auctions that you will win.

There are a few things that you should take note of when doing research on DealDash bidders. You should make a note of bidder names, what sorts of auctions that they bid on, if they drop out of auctions early or stay late and over-bid, and if they are a polite bidder or a stomper. Once you have all of this information, then you can come into auctions more informed, and therefore more likely to be successful.

Once you start doing research on DealDash bidders you can categorize your bidders however you like. Some possible ways you might like to categorize your bidders are:

  • Over-bidders
  • Drop outs
  • Alphabetically (for easy look-up)
  • Or you might like to organize the bidders by their favorite categories, such as “gift cards” or “tools”

I hope that you have found this DealDash Tips article about doing research on bidders helpful. If you commit some time to doing bidder research, you will reap the rewards in the form of more auction wins. Visit DealDash now to check out the auctions. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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When Can I WIN on DealDash?

screenshot-16A very popular question that DealDash hears is “What is the best time of day to bid on the auctions?” Let’s try to figure it out together.

When do you usually bid on DealDash? A few years ago, when I first started bidding regularly on DealDash I was bidding at the worst possible times! In my opinion, the worst possible times to bid on DealDash are in the evening after dinner, and in the later evening before bed. These times might work for you, and there’s no harm in giving them a try.

Being on the East Coast, I have always felt that we are at a bit of a disadvantage due to the time difference. That just means that us East-Coasters just have to be a little trickier than our West Coast counterparts. No matter what timezone you live in, there will always be lots of competition, DealDash is a very popular shopping entertainment website.

Now that I have told you the worst times to bid, let me tell you what I have found to be the best time…I have always had excellent luck in the morning, around 5-8 AM EST or so. I think that the reason that I have such good luck than is because most people on the East Coast are getting ready for work, or getting their kids ready for school, or still sleeping if they don’t have to do those things. At 5-8 AM EST I wager that most of the West Coast people are still sleeping.

You might think that super late at night, such as 12-3AM EST might be a good time to bid, but I have never had the best luck at those times. However, DealDash customers are savvy enough to change-up their bidding styles and times fairly often, so it’s smart to check the “Winners” tab on DealDash to see if the auctions seem to be going for lower or higher prices and bid accordingly.

Learning new things can only help you, and I hope that you have found this DealDash Tips article helpful. If any of you readers have other DealDash questions, please write a comment down below. Go ahead and go check out DealDash now, and see if now is a good time to bid. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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5 Big Ticket Wins in One Week at DealDash

It sure is fun to have an auction site like DealDash where there is no limit on the number of items you can win, the only limit on wins is you can’t win the same item twice in one week, so if you won the iPad Pro already this week, you’ll have to wait until next week to win it again, but you can go for a different iPad, like the mini or a Pro with a different amount of RAM.  You can also go on to win an Xbox One, KitchenAid Stand Mixer, a Ninja Coffee Maker and a dozen or more other prizes if you can, but don’t stop there, you can win as many items as you’d like all the time.

That’s why we don’t worry about winning limits at DealDash anymore, there was a great deal of strategy that surrounded the limits, if you’ve never known limits, you don’t know how lucky you are.  So, what I do now is go for just about any item I think I have enough bids to win, if I don’t I don’t try to win something with nothing.  That’s not to say that I can’t win with nothing, here are a list of items I won in one week, all big ticket items.  I won a handful of smalls too, but this was the boon!

$329 Shoulder Massager, $1.33,  29 bids

$$2162 Original Oil Painting $3.16, 76 bids

$224 Tall Hand Glazed Vase $1.42, 16 bids

$1125 Original Oil Painting, $4.03, 16 bids

$$180 BBQ Grill, $3.95, 109 bids

This is $4020 worth of merchandise that I won for only $13.89 and $36 for bids.  That’s a huge savings!  I did win the smalls, and honestly, I lost quite a few too, keep in mind you can’t win them all, and I’ve been playing for over two years.  It takes time to get this good, but you will while you are getting to know the site and the joy of winning.  Read the blogs on the DealDash Social Media and learn a lot of secrets to help you win.  I write the blogs so my fellow players play better, because if you play better, we all win more!

Good Luck and Happy Bidding!!!

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Stay Organized when Bidding at DealDash

It’s so easy to get started at DealDash bidding that you might get a little carried away by all the fun and lose track of some important information.  It’s a good idea to keep a DealDash Journal.  I had one in the beginning, I used it for at least six months.  The information would help me make educated decisions when bidding in my auctions at DealDash.

At first, I didn’t even use Bid Buddy, that is not only disorganized, it’s a hot mess!  Using Bid Buddy will ensure you don’t overbid, something that is very important, especially if you are bidding on a budget.  Use Bid Buddy to help you stay organized.

Keep a list of the players who “won’t quit for anyone”  It helps to know who beat you by overbidding or power bidding.  After time, this information will become something you know, but at first there is so much to remember, you will do yourself a favor to keep track of some players with notes.  I like to remind myself which auction they beat me in or which was close.  Then you can make better decisions when bidding against them again.

Keep track of your wins, I like to keep a real time list going on my desk, this helps me stay organized when bidding, and I can glance over to see what I’ve won and if I exchanged it for bids, how many bids did I get for it.  This is an advantage to bidding at DealDash, if you win an item and then decided you don’t want it, they will let you exchange it for a number of bids, determined by the items popularity.  The more popular, the higher the number of bids.

Don’t forget to write down every time you make a purchase, it will give you a visual, and keep you on budget.  You can be bidding and not pay attention to how much you are spending.  So, keep a list of your expenses.

It’s fun to bid, but to win more, keep track of these few details, it will help you in the long run.  Also, after some time, you will remember most of this without notes, it’s just in the beginning.  Staying organized helps you win, and it makes you feel good too!

Good Luck and Happy Bidding!!!

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It’s More Than a Winner’s List at DealDash

The first day you go to DealDash you are likely to view the Winner’s List, and there you will see, well, a list of winners.  But, as you become more acquainted with the other players, this information will be so much more than just a list.  Sure, it’s nice to see the Winner’s, and you will check it often in the beginning.

Not only can you learn who won what, you can see what the final price was.  Pay close attention to the final price when the site is having a Free Wins Sale, the closing price is going to be higher because most players will factor the free win into the cost of their bids thereby using more bids.  What you can learn from the final price during auctions is valuable information.  First, you can see what final prices are trending at.  For example, if there is several auctions closing at or around .20 cents the trend is there are most likely fewer players, and the auctions are closing for pennies of the value.

What I don’t want you to forget, is to come back and check it a lot, even as you become a better player.  Check it more than you might think is enough.  There have been times I’ve forgotten to check the Winner’s List, and as it turned out once, I was bidding against someone who just won 5000 bids!  That’s not a good use of my bids, knowing the opponent has that many bids.  There is a chance they could make a mistake, so I would hang in there for a while, but if they don’t mess up right away, I leave until they use up some bids.

You can also see what a nemesis is winning, so once they’ve won an item, they can’t win it again for another week, then you jump into the next auction, where that person won’t show up.   There’s only a handful of players that I would rather not battle with, you may find that to be the case for you too.  So, now if this person is out of the field, I feel more likely to win.   Keep in mind, there is always going to be a nemesis, but some are more notorious than others.  Don’t focus on that unless you encounter a person who won’t let go, you may be battling with someone who can’t lose, won’t lose and refuses to lose, and luckily for us they make mistakes too!

When you get acquainted with DealDash, don’t leave out your Winner’s List Page.  Check it first, check it often and use the information to help you win more auctions.

Good Luck and Happy Bidding!!!

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Bidding On a Budget at DealDash

When you are bidding at DealDash, you need to keep one thing in mind, and that is your budget.  There are few things you need to keep in order when you are bidding at Americas favorite Penny Auction Site, and that is what is it costing you?

This is really important because if you spend too much you may find yourself dissatisfied with the DealDash experience.  Here are a few tips I can give you to help you bid smart on a budget.

First, decide what your budget is.  Let’s say it’s 1000 bids, that costs apron. $140 dollars.  Now decide what you want to win.  Let DealDash tell you when your favorite item is going on the market.  You do this by using your “Alert Me” tab,  all you need to do is find the item you want to win in you search bar, once you do, you click the Alert Me tab and DealDash will let you know by email when it’s coming on the market.  They also let you know when it’s coming on the market in a few minutes, this is my favorite time.  I love to jump into an auction really early and try to win it for a few pennies.  Over my nearly three years at DealDash, I’ve learned to back off when I need to.  This is probably the most difficult skill to learn….to just back off, yep, lose the auction.  I do it all the time, I don’t want to get into a bidding war with someone who might have 100’s of bid to bid in this auction, when the truth is I only want to use 50.

You can guess with great certainty that anyone claiming to be a “grandparent” most likely will overbid, they don’t care how much they spend  on the little darlings.  You can also plan on the guy who says “I’m a photographer” to bid until the cows come home on the camera you’ve been trying to win for some time.  My experience with that is to bid until you win it.  You can over come these players, but you  must be willing to use a ton of bids.  Maybe in the thousands for an item like a coveted Stand Mixer in the unusual color of Aqua.  The Silver one is easier to win, but everyone wants the Aqua one.

Try to win the odd item out.  If you can only win the item once, try to win that first,  the next guy may have already won it.  There are a lot of items on the DealDash site that will bring you great joy, j=you just need to know when to bid and who to bid against . This is a pretty easy thing to figure out, all you need to do is bid, bid bid.

Don’t spend a fortune on bids if you don’t have a fortune to bid.  Get to know who is willing to overbid, and who might beat you just for spite.  You will learn these players fast and furious.

Good Luck and Happy Bidding!!!

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