Looking for the Best Time to Bid? Asking these Questions May Help

While night bidding for the best deal may be good, how about those who just can’t stay awake in the late night or early hours. When’s the best time to bid?

I have been bidding on DealDash.com since September of 2012 and over the course of these two years I have done a lot of auction research and watching to try and determine the best time to bid.

I do this because I’m curious to know about my competitors, how they bid and when they bid. For me, I typically watch more and bid less during the weekends because I find the weekdays to be the best time to bid. I have seen new bidders come in on Friday and Saturday and bid on practically all auctions that are open – not really paying attention to their selections. These bidders have likley not done their research or read the DealDash Reviews, tips and strategies. They have not learned that more successful bidders focus on one auction and try to avoid bidding on multiple auctions at the same time. The actual “winning” comes to those who are patient, selective of the auctions they choose, and have focus.

Related: Winning Auctions Requires Patience ❤︎ Patience ❤︎ Patience

Help yourself find the best time to bid and develop a better bidding strategy by asking these questions:

  • What time of day are there a lot of bidders?
  • At what time does DealDash appear to be a little more quiet?
  • When do I notice a lot of new bidders?

If you watch the isolated auction information you can see the many avatars of the active bidders participating. If there are not a lot of bidders this may be a profitable auction for you.

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  • Did you check the winners list for the day?
  • Did you notice how many auctions were won for just a few pennies?

I’ve found these 1 cent “penny deals” happen most often during non-peak bidding hours when the competition is less. Keeping these questions in mind, try to practice and research DealDash.com to see what time of day works best for you. You can also check out these 3 things you can do to improve your odds of winning. Final DealDash tip: remember your bid buddy is your best friend as it will help you conserve your bids by only bidding for you in the last few seconds of the auction.

Good luck and happy bidding!

By Joan Vith

Affordable Tablets for Kids and Families

My name is Nicki and I have been playing on DealDash since 2012. I have 3 kids ages 4, 11, and 21. They all have very different needs but the one thing they all have in common is their love for gaming; especially on their new affordable tablets.

As a mom I have a hard time finding new things to get my kids when it comes to birthdays and Christmas, however thanks to DealDash I’ve been able to find the newest gadgets and tablets for my family at affordable prices.

When browsing DealDash I came across this 32GB Asus Google Nexus 7 Tablet and decided to bid on it. The Buy it Now price was $160.00, however I decided to only book 200 bids into my BidBuddy. I just so happened to win this tablet with 164 bids (164 x .15 = $24.60) and a the final selling price of $10.78. Since you’re able to earn free bids on DealDash the average price per bid is less than 15¢, however the total cost calculated at 15¢ per bid plus the final selling price comes to $35.38. That’s an excellent savings on a high quality product!

Asus Google Nexus 7 Tablet, 32GB in Brown

I gave this tablet to my 11 year old kid and of course my 4 year old would not leave him alone because he wanted to play too. To level the playing field I went back to DealDash looking for a good deal for my youngest son.

I found a very suitable tablet that is awesome for a 4 year old! This is a Vtech InnoTab 3S Learning App Tablet and had a buy it now price of $93. I was able to win this with just 42 bids at less than 15¢ per bid when you include the free bids earned. The final selling price as $1.81 so including the cost of my bids, if they were valued at 15¢ per bid, the total cost comes to $8.11.

Vtech InnoTab 3S Learning App Tablet

This learning tablet is SWEET and the deal made this Mommy very happy!! It has some very neat games for 4 year old’s, such a a Fire Truck game which he loves to play! It also has a cool feature where I can link the tablet to my cell phone and we can text back and forth over WiFi. We love sending pictures back and forth. :)

At this point my 21 year old was feeling a little left out so of course I wanted to get a little something for him too. This Proscan 7-Inch Tablet 8GB Memory Bonus Keyboard and Case came up for auction on DealDash which I decided to go for. After using just 26 bids I was able to win this auction with a final sales price of $0.99. This was during a Free Auction to the Winner Day therefore only had to pay a 1¢ transaction fee plus the cost of my bids which was very little. This tablet is awesome because he can do just about everything on this and typing is simple because it came with a keyboard.

Proscan 7-Inch Tablet 8GB Memory Bonus Keyboard & Case
I now have three very happy kids and no more fighting between the family over who’s turn it is to play. I won all of these by using the DealDash BidBuddy which is something I recommend everyone to use. I find using the BidBuddy to be the best way to win auctions on DealDash.

Enjoy the auctions and good luck!

How The Research Bidding Strategy Can Help You Win

Researching the items you plan on bidding on before bidding on them can be very useful and help you improve your chances of winning. After all, research is one of the many different strategies which can be used to win auctions.

I know the days get away from you when you “intended” to do something. You wanted to research that KitchenAid Mixer you’ve been wanting but life got in the way and instead you may have just jumped into bidding hoping to get the win. One of the most useful strategies is to take the time to research the item.

There are many different ways research can be done at DealDash.

1. You can research the item by searching out the product you’re looking for using DealDash’s search functionality.

Research KitchenAid Mixer

Once you search out the item you’re wanting you can dive deeper into your research of the product by making sure it’s the exact model you’re looking for by reading the description and see what price it recently sold for.

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2. Another way to research the item you’re looking for is to see what the average selling price for the item is. This is a great research strategy to use and will help you know when it’s a good time to enter an auction. Take this KitchenAid Mixer for example. When logged out of our DealDash account, we can quickly see what the average selling price on DealDash is.

research average selling price

This helps you out in many ways because you can see the average ending price which can help you determine when to start bidding and conserve your bids.

Did you notice how one of those mixers sold for only $3.27? The auctions can be very unpredictable which is one of the reasons shopping on DealDash is so exciting and fun. The bidder silverado5 got a heck of a deal!

3. Research the number of bids you are willing to use in the auction. Factor in what the bids cost you and the final sales price of the auction. Make sure you stick to this budget and don’t overspend to the point where it makes more sense to buy it now and get your bids back. Here’s some simple math to help you determine how many bids to use in the auction.

Item value divided by price per bid = max number of bids to use not including final sales price. 

research bid cost

4. Finally, research articles from this blog site and others like DealDashTips and DealDashReviewed for more bidding tips and strategies to help you become a better bidder, win more auctions and ultimately have an enjoyable shopping experience.

 

Improve Your Odds of Winning – 3 Things You Can Do

Did you ever wonder what you could do to improve your odds of winning more auctions on DealDash.com?

To improve your odds of winning on DealDash, here are a few points to take into consideration when bidding.

  1. Looking at how many serious bidders are in the auction can help you improve your odds of winning. You could be better off waiting for the same product to come up for bid again when the competition might be much lower. Customers often place only one bid at the beginning of the auction and never come back. I double click on the auction item so I can count how many serious bidders have placed bids into the automated bidder, BidBuddy. Obviously, if there are only a few serious bidders you will improve your odds of winning in that auction compared to an auction where there are a dozen or more serious bidders.
  2. Improve your odds of winning by becoming familiar with DealDash bidder screen names and avoid bidding in the same auctions with the most heavy-handed bidders. I pay attention to screen names and I have a list of bidders I avoid like the plague. If they jump into the auction after I am already there, I often cancel my bids and get out as soon as possible. Why? Because I know I will not improve my odds of winning if I compete with customers who consistently over-bid and drive the closing cost up.
  3. Avoid bidding with couples with double screen names, such as AnnplusAndy (just an example made up screen name). I noticed that couples and grandmothers tend to be some of the most consistent and worst over-bidders. Perhaps they share incomes or have more time and money to splurge.

These are a few ways to improve your odds of winning more auctions on DealDash! Another recommendation to improve your odds of winning is to read more helpful articles on sites like this, DealDash Reviews and DealDash Tips.

By Sorrymyturn

improve your odds of winning on DealDash

The Unexpected Win

Being an active bidder, I am usually watching to see what auctions I would like to bid on. Then I determine how much I am willing to spend and how high I will go on any given auction. Having won many auctions I can still be surprised with a unexpected win.

I had been bidding on a $10 gift card that when it got down to two bidders, then more bidders would jump in. I was about done trying to win the card and had set my bid buddy for the bids I was willing to use to “win” the auction. I decided to browse the auctions that were running at the same time, (I always keep the isolated auction up on my computer when I have the bid buddy set) to see if there was another item or auction I would like to try. I found there was one item I would have liked. It was a Pulse Massager. I thought, what the heck, I will put some bids on it and see if I can win. Imagine my surprise when after only two bids I won! Congratulations! Fireworks! (I love those!) And the price was really reasonable too.

That’s one of the reasons shopping and bidding on DealDash can be so much fun. You just never know when someone else is going to quit bidding and you are the winner! Customer service is excellent, the buy it now feature is awesome, and the free (fast) shipping can’t be beat.

Thanks DealDash.com for having such a fun and fair bidding site!

By Joan Vith

The Smartest Bidding Tip For The Best Experience

Being prepared to use the Buy It Now option is one of the smartest ways to do your online shopping on DealDash.

So often I find my self asking if I have bid too much or if I should just go ahead and buy the item I’m bidding on to get all of my bids back. But when is the smartest time to do this?

When determining when to Buy it Now or keep bidding, you have to take into account how much the bids are costing when you buy them. 19 cents, 18 cents, 15 cents? I’m going to use 15 cents for this example just to make it easy math.

Let’s say your biding on a $10 gift card and you bid 20 times, you have already spent $3.00.

20 x .15 = 3

By the time you have bid 20 times, often the auction price is up to at least $1.00 taking into account the other bids people have placed. I am all about saving but at this point it may not look as if I am going to win the auction so I have to make a choice.

A.) If I win now, I’ll only save $6. Are the potential savings worth it?

B.) Should I buy the $10 gift card and get back my 20 bids to put somewhere else?

There was one time I threw a large amount of bids on a vacuum cleaner. My vacuum had recently broke so I needed to buy a new vacuum cleaner anyway. I bought a 200 bids pack during a 15¢ sale and was able to level up during the auction where I earned an additional 150 free bids. At this point I had 350 bids to use towards trying to win this auction. I told my self “win or not, this was going to be my next vacuum”. So I started bidding and bidding and on this occasion I did not win.

I did however use the buy it now option so I could have the vacuum I wanted plus I got back all the bids I used in that auction. The vacuum was only valued at $100 so the price did not kill me. I then took my 350 bids and ended up winning over $300 in merchandise!! Being prepared and using the buy it now option is the smartest way to bid and to truly enjoy the fun shopping experience DealDash has to offer.

DealDash is an awesome way to do your shopping – not only during the holidays but all year-long!

Related: What’s on Your DealDash Wish List?

By Nicole Kososki :P

Prevent Holiday Gift Shopping Anxiety

You Better Watch out, You Better Not Cry, You Better Not Pout, I’m telling you why….. there’s still time to prevent holiday gift shopping anxiety and DealDash is here to HELP!

Let’s face it, holiday gift shopping anxiety is real and can hamper the joy and cheer of the season if not nipped in the bud! After all, Christmas is only 2 months away and time keeps on slipping..slipping..slipping..into the futurefor a better experience click on the link and listen to music video while you keep on reading this blog post. 

This time of year is always a crazy time of year, most folks wait until November before they even start to think about holiday gift shopping, which can cause many people including myself a downer case of holiday gift shopping anxiety. For a long time I also always waited until November to start planning my Christmas shopping. Due to this I found myself always feeling the holiday gift shopping anxiety and stressed because of time constraints, traffic, packed shopping malls, etc. Then I found DealDash! A place where I can have fun while I shop from home for a chance to get good deals and gifts for my family and friends.

Last year, I did all of my Christmas shopping by the middle of November which I thought was pretty good and so far this year I have already completed almost all of my shopping. Thanks to DealDash.com my holiday gift shopping anxiety is lower than ever and pretty much non-existent. My Christmas gift stash is growing so fast, I am practically running out of room. My fiance said “you’re going to need a storage room to store all of your DealDash winnings, we’re running out of space” LOL!

Related: Christmas Countdown Has Begun!

I’m so excited this year to give my little guy this new Imaginext Rescue City Center by Fisher Price. I won this for him on DealDash for just 89 cents and used only 25 bids! Talk about a great deal which takes some of the holiday gift shopping anxiety away. I know he is going to love this when he gets to open it on Christmas morning.

Imaginext Rescue City Center by Fisher Price

Won on DealDash for just $0.89 and 25 Bids – Click to view auction

DealDash has gifts for all ages, young and old, boys or girls. To quickly and easily find what you’re looking for I recommend using the filter options to browse different categories and use the search functionality to get more specific. Try searching an auction now!

Browse and Search DealDash Auctions

You’ll be happy to know that on DealDash you can score some really good deals and save big when you win an auction, just as I did on the Imaginext Rescue City Center. Remember if you don’t win the auction you can just buy it at retail price and DealDash will ship your item for free! They’ll even give you back all the bids you used in the auction so you can try again for something else. The Buy it Now option is really a win-win-win. Here’s how:

  1. You got the item you wanted
  2. You got free shipping
  3. You have a new gift to give for the holidays
  4. You get to check an item off your holiday shopping list
  5. You avoided the holiday shopping crowds
  6. You helped yourself avoid unnecessary holiday gift shopping anxiety
  7. You got your bids back to try for something else
  8. You don’t need to buy more bids in order to keep playing

If you are going to buy more bids, I recommend waiting until DealDash has them on sale for 15¢. For example today you can get bids for just 15¢ because of the Columbus Day Weekend Sale so now would be a good time to stock up!

DealDash Bid Sale

So why wait until the last-minute to do your holiday shopping and generate holiday gift shopping anxiety? If you want to get a good deal, the time is now! You can get ahead of the game this year and score some great deals on DealDash before the holiday rush starts. By starting now, I’m sure you will have a much better time leading up to the big day and not be as stressed out by all of the last-minute to-do’s.

Wouldn’t you rather lay your head down at night knowing your holiday shopping is all set and think about how excited your family will be when they get their gifts instead of worrying about what are you going to get them? Enjoy your pre-holiday shopping season and avoid the holiday gift shopping anxiety.

By loveablenicki

I’ve been shopping on DealDash for two years and continue to love it. 

Night Bidding for the Best Deal

I’ve been bidding on DealDash for about two years now. One of the bidding strategies I have used to help win auctions is night bidding when everyone else is sleeping except BidBuddies.

I have found that a lot of the auctions tend go for low prices during the twilight hours of night bidding. Although staying awake is not the easiest thing to to do, I’ve found that if I just peruse the upcoming auctions that start after midnight, I’ll usually be pleasantly surprised at the number of wins people are able to get.

Think about it! Most people want to be sleeping so they will put on their BidBuddy and hope for the best when they get up the next morning. If they are smart, they have calculated in advance the number of bids they are willing and what makes sense to use throughout the night based on the value of the item. One can probably calculate pretty close as to when the other persons BidBuddy may expire taking into account bids were likely purchased at 15¢ a piece and the fact they may have earned free bids with time as highest bidder rewards.

Here’s one example of DealDash auctions all which sold while someone was night bidding between the hours of 12am and 3am on October 7th, 2014.

Night Bidding Wins on DealDash

 

In my experience night bidding can be rewarding however also challenging as it requires patience and observation. Patience to watch and identify the BidBuddy bidders to be the only ones bidding and observing how frequently they are bidding. Once it gets down to two or three bidders that are using their BidBuddy, it’s probably a good time to jump in the auction circle and start bidding yourself.

Related: Winning Auctions Requires Patience ❤︎ Patience ❤︎ Patience

Granted, there aren’t as many awake and active bidders at night which is a good thing for night bidding owls because it gives them more to choose from and more chances to win auctions at lower costs compared to the day hours. The auctions on DealDash are unpredictable and that’s what makes shopping on DealDash fun. While there’s no guarantee night bidding will score you that elusive item you’ve had your tired eyes on, I think you may have a better chance during the night.

What time do you find to be the best time for bidding on DealDash?

By Gigi Pence

A little about myself: I like to frequent DealDash because it is fun and entertaining. I’ve gone to other sites but find myself coming back to DealDash because of the ability to buy it now and get your bids back if you lose an auction.

What’s on Your DealDash Wish List?

Dealdash has so many wonderful high ticket items that I have not had the fortune of winning….yet!

My hope is that one day in the not to distant future, I will be lucky enough to win one of these popular items many other customers have gotten such great deals on.

1. One item frequently up for auction on DealDash are Televisions of various sizes. I would love to eventually win one of these high ticket items. I have bid on many of them in the past, but I have not gone “all in” on one yet. Partly because some of the final auction prices scare me off just a bit and because I’m not completely ready to pay full price in case I lose. When I’m ready to use the Buy it Now, that will be my time to “go all in”.

However, every once in awhile, I’ll see the final auction price on a nice TV which sells ridiculously cheap and makes me wish I would have tried harder.

Check out the TV this customer won with just 206 bids and final price of $27.19!! This is a brand new 50-inch curved Samsung LED 4K Ultra Smart TV with built in WiFi so you can browse Facebook and other favorite sites. What a deal!

DealDash Winner

2. The ever elusive KitchenAid mixer. Now I admit I have one I bought several years ago on sale at Kohl’s but my daughter would love to have one of her own too. So, I have been trying to win one for her as a gift. This would make a great gift which I hope to give to my daughter.

This gentlemen won his KitchenAid mixer on DealDash with just 83 bids and final price of $26.83.

Here’s another customer who won a pro 600 series KitchenAid mixer with 39 bids and final price of $2.97 – WOW!!

KitchenAid Mixer Discount

3. A desktop computer for my Mom makes my wish list and would be a wonderful gift. Every time I go to visit my Mom I jump on her computer to, of course, surf DealDash. However, her computer is many years old and slow as a snail so I get frustrated just waiting for the page to change. She also has a 15″ clunky version monitor, not the flat models of today, therefore could really use an upgrade.

4. A Movie projector!! I am stillI trying to win a movie projector for the 92″ movie screen I won for $1.78 on DealDash. This would complete the entertainment center for sure!

projector sold on DealDash

So this is my short list of “wishes”. We shall see what the future holds. When I do win, I’ll be posting my photos to DealDash’s Facebook page so I can earn hundreds of free bids to help me win even more!!

Related: How You Can Get Free Bids On DealDash

By Kim Finnegan

I have been a bidder on Dealdash since Sept 2012. I have won over 170 auctions. I am married with 3 daughters and 2 grandsons {one that holds my hand and one that holds my heart}.