Think Positive

Sometimes you end up going deep in an auction and don’t come out as the winner in the end. Here’s five uplifting and encouraging facts that might help you to think positive:

Fact No. 1

We can win auctions using only 1 bid. In fact, it recently happened to me.

I was so surprised to see on March 16, I won a 750 bid pack for only 1 bid and 13 cents. I admit it does not happen very often. I think it was the best win I ever had on a bid pack. I have seen other DealDash shoppers win deals like that every once in a while but it did not seem real until it happened to me.

Fact No. 2

Very few shoppers place more than one bid in the beginning of an auction. Most shoppers place only one bid in the beginning of auctions so they will not get locked out and they plan to come back later to place more bids and seriously compete for the win.

This can work to our advantage if we only have a limited number of bids. Perhaps if we open several bid packs and place from 3 to 7 bids on each, one of them could close early and we could slip through the cracks and win.

Fact No. 3

Shoppers get locked out for at least 30 days after winning an auction and that includes those shoppers with an endless number of bids. Once they win and get locked out from the competition it is easier for the rest of us to win with a limited number of bids.

If we look at the list of previous winners we can see who already won and is no longer able to compete in that auction. We can make our bids count more if we wait patiently for certain auctions to open after the power bidders are gone.

Fact No. 4

It’s not always how many bids we have but how many bids we waste that makes a winning difference.

We can save a lot of bids if we watch and wait until the auctions get down to the last two bidders before we place more bids. I usually wait a little while after the bidding gets down to the last two bidders to see if another third bidder jumps in. If not, I will place more bids. After we join the bidding, however, sometimes other bidders will jump back in. When that happens, I try to save bids by canceling my bids and wait until the bidding gets down to only two shoppers again.

If we find we are one of the last three bidders, sometimes it’s a good idea to cancel our bids to see if another bidder is “waiting in the wings” for one of us last three bidders to run out of bids.
It might be risky to stop bidding for a few minutes to see what happens, but it could also let us know if we are indeed one of the last three serious shoppers going for the win in an auction.

Fact No. 5

We are more likely to win auctions when the competition is low.

Sometimes late at night I find fewer shoppers online. If we want to shop when most people are sleeping, we need to take the time zones into consideration. I find that some of the best shopping times for me are from 12 midnight Pacific Standard Time until 2 a.m. PST. After that some early risers on the East Coast are already getting out of bed, and some DealDash shoppers like to shop first thing in the morning.

Remember, the most important thing to remember is to think positive!

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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.