The first thing you should know about Power Bidders at DealDash is that they can be beat. They think they are untouchable, but that’s simply not true. The statistics won’t allow them to win them all, so that means that they will lose some, and those are the bidders that players like you and I will beat! We just have to be in the right place ant the right time.
Power Bidders are usually defined as players who bid endlessly, they chronically over bid, pay too much for items and jump in late to auctions. Let’s talk about the latter first, the late jumper, what I’ve found about this “power bidder” is that they actually don’t have a lot of bids and the reason they jumped is because they only have 100-200 bids, they can be beat with 500 bids. Just out last them. The jumper may also have 1000 bids, so know the jumper, this takes a little time, but it’s worth keeping a list, you will soon know who the overbidders are.
A Power Bidder can also be defined as someone who spends copious amounts of money on bids, they don’t care if they are on sale, they just want to bid…they just want to beat you. This is the fun stuff, trust me. They can be beat and you will beat them. Don’t worry, you will win!
These big spenders have a lot of money and they can spend it, seemingly frivolously. Who knows what is really going on? All we know is they out spend us. If you encounter one of these players at DealDash, you have to be true to yourself, if you know this guy has more money than brains, you should just concede and walk away. You really, really have to learn how to walk away. I used to lose bids not listening to this inner voice that says, “you’re not winning this one” and just waste bids, now I let it go. So what if someone else wins? If I stayed in, who knows how long the auction would go with me and the one other guy, perhaps days, depending on the item.
What I really want you to take away from this article is the the Power Bidder can be beat, you don’t need to fear them. You do, however, need to be weary of them, be conscious of what they bid on. If they are chronic “xyz” item, bid on the other thing….the “abc” item. You will know what they are in a day or two of bidding.
DealDash is a fair and fun way to find everyday items, there really are no power bidders, there are however, people who win more because they spend more money. Just bid within your means and you won’t be beat by the “power bidder”. Tip: To defeat a “power bidder” use your free bids for Time As High Bidder to over bid, don’t pay for those bids, it’s better to buy the item and get your bids back.
See, you can be a Power Bidder too! Good Luck and Happy Bidding!!!