DealDash is a friendly place. You don’t need to be the other bidder’s best friend – but it is important that you bid friendly.
Bidding friendly can mean different things to different people, but we’ll just stick with the basics here. Everyone on DealDash is encouraged to be polite and be friendly with the other bidders because we are all one big community. Yes, that community is HUGE, but it’s still a community, and you will run across other bidders frequently, especially if you typically stick to the same bidding categories. Here are some tips for bidding friendly on DealDash.
Start Off Nicely
You’ll want to put your best (polite) foot forward when bidding on DealDash. So be sure that when you register that you pick a friendly or neutral name to be your bidding “handle”. Don’t pick something mean, frightening, or intimidating. This is also the case with your bidder’s bio and your avatar picture. Make sure that all of these things are nice, polite, or neutral. This is a family website, and I know from experience that kids often peer over the grown-up’s shoulders when they are bidding. Please don’t put up any frightening or scary pictures or bidder’s bios. It’s just not nice!
Don’t Be a “Stomper” or a “Jumper”
“Stompers” and “Jumpers” are considered very rude, and definitely not nice. Who in the world are Stompers and Jumpers? When the Stomper bids in an auction, they bid immediately after a person. This is rather rude, most people wait until there are about 2 seconds or so to go – and so does the BidBuddy. The reason that this is considered rude is because this cheats the other people out of their “clock time.” The Jumper is a bidder who waits until the auction has just about reached the $5 No Jumper limit and places their first bid – it’s especially rude if there are only 2 or 3 people left in the auction. This is rude because the people who have been bidding in the auction all along have used up lots of
The Jumper is a bidder who waits until the auction has just about reached the $5 No Jumper limit and places their first bid – it’s especially rude if there are only 2 or 3 people left in the auction. This is rude because the people who have been bidding in the auction all along have used up lots of bids, and feel that one of them should be the winner instead of someone new who has nothing invested in winning the auction.
Try Not to Get into Stomping Wars
Getting into a stomping war is kind of like being a Stomper times ten. A stomping war is when two people are bidding against each other, and one of them decides that they want the auction to hurry up and finish. They then proceed to stomp on their opponent over and over again. This will work out for them if their opponent is using a BidBuddy and not paying attention, however, many people who use the BidBuddy (me included!) watch the auctions anyway to monitor how quickly my bids are being used up. If your opponent is watching when you start stomping all over their BidBuddy, well, you’re about to have a stomping war on your hands. Try to avoid this, it really isn’t nice.
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