Winning Edge

Would you like to have a “winning edge” when shopping on

Well, now you can. How? Let me explain:

We can now open various auctions (by double clicking on them) and see who won it within the last week. All of the winners over the last seven days are locked out from winning the same auction for seven days. We can also see how many bids the winners used, what the winners paid in closing costs and how much they paid in full (counting the cost of the bids used).

Seeing this information, however, is not good enough. Wish shoppers learn how to use this information to win more auctions.

For example, I have identified five screen names that consistently prove they have an endless supply of bids and consistently win more than their share of auctions. Therefore, I choose never to bid in the same auctions where those five screen names appear because I know it would be a waste of my bids to try to beat them.

One way I avoid getting into the same auction with those five power bidders is by opening up various auctions and looking at all the screen names of winners over the last seven days. If their names appear on the winners list over the last seven days, then I know they have been locked out and can no longer compete with me if I bid in that auction, giving me a much better confidence.

Not many auction sites provide that much valuable information. Some people might ignore it and do nothing with it, but wise shoppers learn how to use it to get a “winning edge.”

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.