What Newbies Should Not Do on DealDash

By Barbara

Are you a Newbie on DealDash.com? If so, welcome. Take it from a long-time, loyal DealDash customer, you are about to embark on an exciting and rewarding shopping adventure.

However, to get off to a good start, here are some of the biggest mistakes many Newbies make that you should not do:

  1. Do not cut the clock. Cutting the clock on DealDash will not improve your chances of winning. In fact, it might do the opposite. If you cutting the clock or placing bids every other one, you are most likely wasting your bids. Stop and ask yourself, “Why am I the only one placing so many bids?” Answer: You do not yet know how to play smart. You are most likely placing single bids from the home page and you cannot see what’s happening.
  2. Do not bid from the home page. Find and use the automated bidder, BidBuddy. Double click on the auction you most want to win. A new window will open up and that’s where you will find your best friend – the automated bidder, BidBuddy. Most winners place their bids into BidBuddy and let it place the bids for you. If you do that, your bids will last longer, which will improve your chances to win using fewer bids. Why? The bids you place into BidBuddy will not be used until they are needed. When the clock gets down to the last second or zero on the clock, then and only then will the BidBuddy bids kick in. If several shoppers place bids into BidBuddy, then it will take turns placing the bids and the one who placed the most bids will get the last bid and will win (unless somebody else places more bids the last second).
  3. Do not bid until after you become familiar with screen names of other shoppers and watch how they bid. Also, before bidding, you should look to see the screen names of shoppers who won huge packages of bids. If you bid in the same auction with another customer who just won a huge package of bids you probably will not win.

Sponsored blog post submitted by: Barbara L. Sellers                                                          Barbara was compensated by DealDash for this blog post.