On DealDash.com there are over 1,000 auction winners every single day! In fact, just a few days ago there were 1,500 items auctioned off. With so many auctions selling each day there are some deals that stand out among the crowd. Here are the top 10 the best wins on DealDash.com from October. Be sure to read the Top 3 Bidding Tips for Having the Best DealDash Experience to get some helpful tips on how you can win.
As you may know, in order to participate in the auctions on DealDash.com, it’s required to have Bids. Bids are your source, your ammunition to win auctions so to speak. Bids on DealDash allow you to shop in a fun new way and save money when you win auctions. However, the cost of Bids can add up quick with the normal cost per bid at 60¢. This equals $6 for 10 Bids, $30 for 50 Bids, $60 for 100 Bids, etc. Just multiple the price per bid times quantity of bids and you get the full price. For example $0.60 x 100 Bids = $60.00.
One of the best parts about DealDash compared to other pay-to-play shopping websites is that DealDash offers regular Bid Sales where Bids sell for as low as 17¢ or 16¢… sometimes even as low as 15¢ per bid! $0.15 x 100 Bids = $15.00.
Halloween is this week so in the spirit of spooky critters and witches brew; DealDash has a limited time Bid Sale where the price of Bids is only 16¢ per bid. But that’s not all… there is also a limited time event where “All Auction Wins are Free”. What does this mean? During All Auction Wins are Free promotions, DealDash will pay the final sales price when you WIN an auction during this sale.
So for example… see these winners. User: Annoying1 did not have to pay the final sales price of $12.66 for the $1,000.00 Amazon gift card they won. They only had to pay for the cost of used Bids which was 157 Bids. Same thing goes for user: jana81557, they did not have to pay the final price of $8.27 for the $500 Chevron Gift Card they won; just the cost of bids which they used in that auction which was 52 Bids. As you can see, those are some pretty great deals, even if the bidders paid the full 60¢ per bid price, however it’s likely they even paid much less and also received FREE Bids!
So, the question remains… How to get Free Bids on DealDash.com? Well, this is pretty simple. One way is to just simply bid in the auctions.
The more you bid in the auctions, the more time you collect as highest bidder. The more time you collect as highest bidder, the more free Bids you earn. This is integrated into how DealDash works so there’s nothing you need to do but simply bid in the auctions and press your Collect Free Bids button when it turns green.
However, the number 1 way to earn free Bids on DealDash.com is to show off your winnings by taking a picture of yourself showcasing what you won and post that to the DealDash Facebook page. By doing this you can collect up to 200 Free Bids every week! Plus, you are entered into a weekly contest where the best photo of the week is selected and rewarded with a $500 gift card of choice. Click here to be redirected to the DealDash Facebook page and read more about the promotion.
- Watch and Learn – The first and most important bidding tip for having the best DealDash experience is to take the time to watch and learn how the auctions work. Be sure to read the FAQ and visit the how does it work page on DealDash.com before jumping into the auctions. Once you have a solid understanding of the bidding process and various DealDash features, it’s advised to take the time to participate in a few auctions as a bystander only. Watch the auctions and see how they play out. Some people even keep a notepad or excel sheet to track bidders and what type of bidding strategies they are using or what auctions they recently won. Visiting the winners page is useful to see what just sold and for how much it sold for. One secret tip is to view the auction in logged out mode. When you do this, you are able to see what the average selling price is for any particular item on DealDash.
- Use the BidBuddy - Wait! What is the BidBuddy? You should know this by now if you have taken the time to read the FAQ and may even be able to spot bidders using their BidBuddy. The BidBuddy is your automated bidding tool. This comes in very handy because when you book bids in your BidBuddy, you don’t have to sit at your computer and press the Bid Button over and over again every time you want to place a bid. The BidBuddy also removes the risk of placing your bid too late and having the system not recognize the bid causing the auction to sell right in front of you to the other bidder. The BidBuddy will place your bids during the last few seconds of the auction clock automatically. Auctions can not end when more than one person has bids booked in their BidBuddy. If multiple bidders have bids on their BidBuddy, they will take turns placing bids until all but one run out of bids. This is why you may notice the same few people placing their bids in a rotating order. Example: BidderA, BidderB, BidderC, BidderA, BidderB, BidderC, BidderA, BidderB…. you get the idea. A secret tip: the high majority of all auctions sold are won with the BidBuddy!
- Buy it Now if you don’t win – DealDash is much more than just a penny auction site, it’s a retail shopping store and you will find some of the newest & coolest items on DealDash.com that you might find in other retail stores – with comparable and competitive prices! It’s one of the main reasons people come to DealDash to shop for their families and friends. Why? Because the Buy it Now prices are fair, DealDash makes shopping more fun, plus shopping here gives you the chance to get a really really good deal. There are over 1,000 auction winners everyday with thousands of examples of amazing deals. Remember the winners page..? Yes, just check that out and see what recently sold. Other penny auction sites are set up in a way that if you don’t win the auction, you’re out of luck and walk away empty handed with nothing to show for it. This is one aspect which makes DealDash different. It’s obvious that there is only one winner to each auction listed. So, what happens to all the people that did not win the auction? The Buy it Now happens! People that don’t win the auction have a full 7 days (not 1 or 2 hours like other sites – if they even have a Buy Now option) to decide if they want to buy the same item they were bidding on at regular retail price. In doing so, they’ll get back all the bids used in that auction. So what does this all really mean and what is the BIG takeaway? Bid on items you want and/or need. If you don’t win it, Buy it Now and get your bids back to try for something else. Remember… DealDash is a retail shopping site. Use these tips and take away the gamble but keep the thrill!
Did you like this post? If so, you may also want to check out DealDash Reviewed - a blog site made up of real stories written by real DealDash customers. Want to get up to 200 Free DealDash Bids and a chance to win a $500 gift card every week? Check out our Facebook page to learn more!
Here’s a DealDash customer story about how one family saves on DealDash.com. See her blog post here.
This blog entry is for those of you who don’t know how bidders are able to stay by their computer or why bidders seem to place their bids in turn. They answer to both of those questions is by using the BidBuddy!
The BidBuddy is an automated bidding tool available to bidders, and is by far the most important tool bidders have for winning auctions. Here’s a few different ways that the BidBuddy can help users win auctions:
The BidBuddy Keeps you in the Auctions
You preset the BidBuddy to use a set number of bids in each auction. Once you do that, the BidBuddy will automatically place your bids before the bid clock counts down to 0. By doing this you’re guaranteed to get your bids in before the auction closes, and you’re also free to leave the computer and do other things while participating in the auction. You can go to the bathroom, or you can go to a movie: the BidBuddy makes sure you can stay in it to win it!
Experienced Bidders Know not to Bid Against the Bidbuddy
Once you set a BidBuddy it will place the bids for you, even while you’re away from the computer. If more than one bidder has a BidBuddy active then the BidBuddies will take turns placing the bids. Experienced bidders know this and so they look for these patterns, and if they see it they’ll know that they won’t win until the BidBuddies have run out of bids. One way you can take advantage of this is by placing a small number of bids in your BidBuddy at a time and then watching the auction. This can chase people who are watching the auction away as they won’t be able to tell how many bids your BidBuddy is going to place, but it can also tell you whether other bidders have their BidBuddies set up.
The BidBuddy Makes it Easier to Bid on Multiple Auctions
Many bidders like to multitask and bid on several auctions at the same time. This can be challenging and can be an easy way to sink bids into an auction only to get distracted and then lose out. The BidBuddy provides a sort of safety net by placing the bids for you. It’s always worth putting 5 or 10 bids into your BidBuddy to make sure that you don’t miss out on a big win because you’re looking at more auctions or checking the winners list.
Most auctions on DealDash are won using the BidBuddy, so try using these tips to help YOU win more auctions. Check out this video below to learn how to set up your BidBuddy.
DealDash customers love to win auctions, and they love to win big. By making auctions easy-to-win, DealDash has built up a large number of loyal customers who have spent years on the site winning great deals on a huge range of products.
But with so many well established bidders, it can be challenging for new bidders to jump right in and start winning. And while DealDash does its best to give new customers the opportunity to try out the site in a risk-free fashion, it’s important that new or less experienced bidders think about what they want from the site, and what they’re prepared to do to get it.
Here are five things to keep in mind when you set out to win that iPad or big screen TV. By keeping these five pieces of advice in mind, you’ll be able to save big bucks on your bidding AND winning on DealDash:
Stock up on Bids While They’re on Sale
DealDash is one of the only pay-to-bid auction sites that puts their bids on sale on a regular basis. You should keep this in mind when bidding and stock up when there’s a sale. You can always buy more bids if you think you’re reaching the end of an auction and just need a few more to put you over the top, but by buying when prices are low you’ll save big in the long run.
“Buy it now” When It’s Needed
If you find yourself getting in over your head you should consider using the “Buy it now” (BIN) option. In fact, you should check out the BIN price before you start bidding. When you purchase the item using the BIN option all of the bids you use in the auction are credited back to your account. Not only does this cover you if you go all in on an auction and get outbid, but you can also bid MORE to win if you know you can get your bids back.
DealDash’s BIN option is a great way to ensure you can always get a great deal in the auctions!
Set a Limit and Stick to It
Every bidder will be slightly different, and so everyone should decide for themselves what they want, how many bids they’re willing to use, and when to BIN or walk away. Because everyone is different there’s no formula or standard that will fit everyone, but it’s something you should consider before you enter an auction.
Really Focus on Bidding on the Things You Want
This might sound silly to include here, but lots of people “browse bid” or place bids casually on things they sort of, maybe want. You’d be surprised how these bids can add up, and are essentially wasted. You’re better off really thinking about what you want to get from DealDash that day and commit to it. By focusing your time, attention, and bids you’ll have a greater chance of getting that satisfying win bidders love!
Following these tips will help you win and save money while using DealDash, but you should also spend some time reviewing these blog entries and the website to learn more about the auctions. And don’t forget that you can always contact DealDash’s customer support team if you need help figuring out the site!
Real bidding advice from Bryan and Debbie – Listen to learn how to win more auctions with fewer bids on DealDash.com!
Debbie and Bryan both agree that studying the site before you set out to win that new laptop is the best way to go – winning auctions is a skill so watching, learning, and practicing is the best way to get the most bang for your buck! They discuss issues like bid stomping, the different parts of the site that have information you can use to plan your winning strategy, and the bidders who win big. They also think it’s important to know all the different ways you can earn free bids, what you can buy on DealDash, and who you can contact when you need help!
This blog post is to help bidders learn a few of the basic building blocks to a winning strategy. If you’re an experienced bidder, it might be useful to revisit some of these ideas and think about whether or not there’s room to refine your strategy.
If this is your first experience with DealDash, congratulations! DealDash is the longest running pay-to-bid site of its kind in the United States, and currently provides service to over 1.5 million registered users. Everyday people visit the site, have a great time bidding and looking through the thousands of available items, and many customers (even the new ones) win great deals on products they love.
But winning isn’t a matter of luck on DealDash: bidders who win do so because they’ve taken the time to learn how the auctions and the website work. By keeping these few pieces of advice in mind you can save yourself both time and money and learn what the best bidders already know!
Watching Auctions Pays Off More Than You Might Think
Watching auctions on DealDash might not be as much fun as watching your favorite TV show, but it pays off for bidders. The MOST IMPORTANT thing to do to create a winning strategy is to learn how bidders behave in the auctions (this is advice from some of the most experienced bidders on DealDash)! Spend a little bit of time watching how bidders react, who bids when, and what kind of products attract more bidders. Watch and learn…then win!
Read Through the Website and Some of the Blog Entries
DealDash regularly posts information to help people learn how to win, both in this blog and on the website. While the blog provides summaries of key strategies and provides some context on how they can be used to your advantage, the website contains raw data that you can use to make decisions. Pages like the Winners page lets you see who’s winning what, when they’re winning it, and for how much – all of them important pieces of information. Information like that can tell you who might be a power bidder, or highlight a couple of hours when the items sold for unusually cheap prices. The blog, on the other hand, highlights some of the particulars of bidding and helps illustrate how certain features, concepts, and ideas can be your key to winning auctions.
Familiarize Yourself with the Tools of Your Trade
DealDash has several unique features to help bidders in their quest for bigger and better wins. Many of the tools are easy to use and understand, but surprisingly some people don’t take the time to learn about them before bidding. Here’s a few example of things you can use to help you learn to win auctions:
- Bookmarks – You can bookmark auctions that you’re interested in and then view them all on the same page
- The BidBuddy – The BidBuddy is an automated bidding tool that places bids for you even while you’re away from the computer.
- No Jumper Limits – One of the most frustrating experiences for bidders is when they’re reaching the end of the auction.
It’s down to you and one other bidder (who may or may not be your arch nemesis)…and you’re bidding back and forth trying to outlast each other. It’s been a long, hard-fought battle, but now you can see the light at the of the tunnel…and then another bidder joins the auction.
Nothing is worse for bidders than the above situation, which is why DealDash has implemented “No Jumper” auctions. These No Jumper auctions prevent new bidders from joining after the item price reaches $5 (sometime less if there’s a sale), thereby limiting the number of bidders who can join that particular auction. There’s less competition in these auctions, and so they’re easier to win!
The “Buy it Now” Helps you Save Money
People come to DealDash to win great deals in the auctions, but nobody wins all the time. That’s why there’s the “Buy it now” (BIN) option. This lets you buy the item from the auction at a regular price. You read that last sentence and though “Where’s the deal in that?”. Well, when you BIN an item, you get all your bids back from that auction for FREE, and so you can use them in another auction. Many new bidders don’t realize this at first, but this can actually help you save a lot of money on bids, and you still get the product you want. It really minimizes the risk of using your bids and then walking away with nothing. That’s why bidding DealDash is a risk-free proposition!
DealDash loves its bidders as much as bidders love winning fantastic deals in the auctions, which is one of the reasons why DealDash is always looking for ways to make shopping online cheaper and more fun. One of the things that bidders seem to love the most are the different ways DealDash gives them opportunities to earn free bids, which helps them save even more money. While more experienced bidders have learned to use these to save big bucks, some bidders don’t even know about them. So here’s a quick breakdown on the best ways to earn free bids to use on DealDash!
#1: The Time as Highest Bidder Meter
The “Time as Highest Bidder Meter” is a small bar sitting at the bottom of your screen when logged in to your account. As you bid in the auctions, it calculates how much time you spend as the highest bidder in a particular auction. Once it fills up, you can click on it to claim free bids. The amount of free bids you can earn starts small, but it increases as you move up to higher levels!
This basically rewards bidders for spending more time as the highest bidder in an auction, so it’s a great way to earn something just for participating in an auction.
#2: Facebook Promotions
Almost everyone has a Facebook account nowadays, so it’s really easy to get free bids just by participating in the DealDash community. If you post pictures of your wins on DealDash’s Facebook page, you’re given free bids to use in the auctions. Not only that, but once a week the person who posts the best picture wins a free $500 gift card (vendors include Amazon, Walmart, and more)! This is a great way to subsidize bidding, and you can earn as many as 200 (list price for 200 bids is $120) bids just for posting.
#3: Special Offers
DealDash runs regular promotions where bids are sold at an incredible discount, but they also run promotions for its community that aren’t featured on the website. If you’re a regular bidder and want to get the most bang for your bucks, it’s important that you keep an eye on DealDash‘s various community pages. In addition to our incredibly popular Facebook page, you should also keep on eye on our Pinterest site, Google+ page, and of course this blog.
As already mentioned, DealDash is always thinking up new ways to reward bidders, so keep your eyes and ears open and don’t hesitate to leave your own suggestions in the comments!
Online shopping is a multi-billion dollar business, and the surge in online spending is expected to continue rising to over $360 billion in the US within the next 3 years. The savings offered by online retailers are opening up a whole new world for shoppers by bringing premium products at affordable prices right to their front doors.
Since the benefits of online shopping are catching on all over the nation, more companies are working to bring these great savings to customers. And while many companies might be offering similar products and services at similar price points, DealDash sets itself apart from these other websites by bringing back the fun and social aspect to shopping – something a lot of people are starting to miss about going to the mall with friends!
DealDash lists over 800 brand new items up for auction everyday and is a place where people come together to bid, win and save on some of the best brand name products. Here are a few ways that people all over the USA use DealDash to save money (and have fun while doing it)!
It’s Easy to Use and CHEAP!
Registering for DealDash is 100% free, and with the regular sales and promotions buying bids to use in the auctions is affordable for everyone. PLUS, shipping on DealDash is 100% free on all items, saving you money on the products you want to buy AND at the gas pumps!
Buy the Products You Want at the Price You Want to Pay
All of the items featured in the auctions at DealDash must go, and users come together to bid on the different items. All items start at $0.00, and the DealDash community bids to set the final sales price. This way you can get items you really want without having to pay the outrageous mark-ups charged by retailers.
Earn Free Bids Just by Participating
DealDash rewards customers for just participating on the site. The website has many unique game like features (such as the Time as Highest Bidder meter) that lets customers earn free bids! PLUS, DealDash has one of the largest and most vibrant communities on Facebook that gives bidders even more opportunities to win!
Check out the DealDash Reviews section of the blog to read feedback from satisfied DealDashers! And remember, with a 100% satisfaction guarantee on your first bid pack purchase, trying DealDash is a risk free proposition. Why not treat yourself to a great deal today?