Have you ever wondered why DealDash.com allows me to write these blogs giving other shoppers tips on how to win more auctions using fewer bids?
Wouldn’t it be to the financial benefit of DealDash to encourage over-bidding and, if so, why would DealDash even allow me to write blog tips to help other shoppers? After all, DealDash would be the winners and the shoppers who don’t know any better would be the losers, right? No, wrong.
That might appear to be true at first, but that most likely would not be true in the long run. DealDash cannot just be concerned about today but they must also look at what might happen in the long run. That’s why DealDash support staff always listened carefully to what its customers have to say and that is also why this online shopping company has been around for more than 12 years.
From a customer’s point of view, I can tell you what would happen if I never won any more auctions. I would get so frustrated that I would stop shopping on DealDash and that would not be good for DealDash or customers like you and me.
DealDash still has many long-standing loyal customers who continue to come back to shop on a regular basis because we all keep winning auctions. Therefore, it’s to the best interest of DealDash to keep its shoppers happy.
One way they do that is by paying attention to how we feel and they always welcome feedback. These blogs might give DealDash more ideas on how to improve this shopping site and give shoppers more ideas on how to continue to win more auctions. It’s a win-win scenario.
Tip for the Day
I have written about why some shoppers overbid, however, I did not explain how to find and avoid competing with the over-bidders. First let me define what I mean by over-bidders.
By over-bidders I’m not referring to shoppers who might overbid every once in a while. I’m referring to some shoppers who consistently overbid a lot.
The reason it is important to know how to find and recognize the screen names of these over-bidders is so we can avoid getting into an endless bidding war. We cannot ever beat an over-bidder or win an auction when we complete with them. The over-bidders will only entice us to lose all of our bids in our all-out effort to outbid them.
I’m sure many of you who shop on DealDash know exactly what I’m talking about, so you already know how important it is for us to recognize the screen names of the over-bidders so we can avoid them and not compete in the same auctions. But how do we do that?
- First we have to find them and that’s fairly easy to do. Look at the past winners of several auctions and write down the screen names of everyone who consistently placed the most bids to win. For example, today one winner of a 200 bid pack placed 941 bids in an effort to win only 200 bids. That player used $202.88 worth of bids when he or she could have used BIN for only $120 or bought a new bid pack for even much less than that. That is definitely over-bidding.
- Next, look to see if the same screen name appears several times. That is a strong indication that shopper has developed a habit of over-bidding.
- Write those screen names down and avoid shopping in the same auctions with those bidders.
Using this strategy has helped me and I hope it will help you, too.
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.