After shopping on DealDash.com since Feb. 8, 2012, I have won 914 auctions.
I’m sure many DealDash shoppers have won more auctions than I have. However, over the years I learned a thing or two from my own hands-on shopping experiences about what to do and what not to do. I also learned a lot from seeing what other winners do or don’t do.
What Winners Do
- Winners develop a plan. The last thing winning shoppers want to do is to run out of bids when they are one of the final two players in an auction. Winners develop a definite plan and part of that plan is to figure out how many bids they can afford to purchase per month. Then when the bids go on sale they probably purchase enough bids to last for the entire month.
- Winners place their bids into BidBuddy and allow the DealDash automated bidder place their bids for them. Winners also monitor the bidding and cancel or add bids whenever it makes sense to do so. If several new shoppers join an auction winners might cancel their bids, but when the bidding gets down to the last two or three shoppers again winners add more bids.
- Winners eliminate distractions. Winners shop on DealDash when they have plenty of time and are least likely to have any outside distractions. I feel like several years ago, when DealDash was still a small company, I could place my bids in the auctions I wanted to win and then go mow the lawn or do my grocery shopping. Then I would come back to pay for my wins. Now that DealDash has grown into such a large company, however, I can no longer do that. If I seriously want to win an auction I have to take the time to focus on my DealDash shopping and nothing else.
- Winners participate in auctions that have the fewest number of competitors because they are usually the easiest ones to win. Winners also look for auctions that are already down to only two or three active players.
What Winners Do Not Do
- Winners do not place one bid at a time from the home page. About the only customers who place bids from the home page are Newbies who have not yet discovered how to find BidBuddy by opening the auction they want to win. Shoppers who place bids from the Home Page cannot see what’s happening. That’s why they waste bids by placing bids after each and every other bid that is placed.
- Winners do not multi-task. I can tell you from my own experiences that the main reason I do not win more auctions is because I am a very busy person and walk away from my computer at the wrong time. Sometimes I’m washing clothes, cooking a meal, or answering email at the same time I’m shopping on DealDash and that does not work out well for me at all. Just yesterday I walked away from an auction for a 375 bid pack that I’m sure I could have won, but instead I came in as first runner up because I walked away because my doorbell rang at the wrong time.
- Winners do not participate in auctions that have screen names of power players who are known for having an endless supply of bids. They also avoid screen names of shoppers who recently won a huge bid pack of 200 to 8,000 bids. Sometimes they will place a few bids at the beginning of the auction and then wait until later to jump back into the auction again. Therefore, we cannot simply look at the shoppers in BidBuddy who are actively competing, but we should also run our mouse over all of the icons who are qualified just in case some of them might jump back into the auction later on.
- Winners do not shop on DealDash when they are so tired that they fall asleep at their computer. Unfortunately, that has happened to me a few times. Now when I shop on DealDash when I feel a little tired I drink coffee to make sure I stay awake.
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.