Should BidBuddy Be Required?

DealDash BidBuddyWe have all been in DealDash auctions with bidders who constantly cut us off and stomp on our time as the highest bidders. It is frustrating to say the least. I have read the Blog posts both condemning and supporting these practices. I am not a supporter. I wonder, what if Bid Buddy was required and not optional?

If Bid Buddy was required, then one could plug-in as many bids as they choose and increase them as needed. It would sure stop the stomping and perhaps even lower the final costs of the auction selling price. Bidders would also collect their time as highest bidder and level up easier, collecting their free bids. I can’t help but think it would help newbies, in particular, from wasting bids before they know how to “play” the game of DealDash in order to have the best experience. If we stop them from wasting their bids, then we also stop them from wasting our bids.

Another secondary suggestion might be requiring use of the Bid Buddy until one reaches a certain level. That way bidders would need to gain the right to bid and understand how the process and Bid Buddy works before being able to manually bid. Oh some seasoned bidders will still stomp at will but at least it would cut down on some of the stomping. Just food for thought!

What do you think? Should Bid Buddy be required?


By Kim Finnegan

I have been a bidder on DealDash since Sept 2012 and have won over 150 auctions.

7 thoughts on “Should BidBuddy Be Required?

  1. jennifersheremetta

    I think there should be seperate auctions for new members until they reach a certain level. If that’s too difficult then they should be required to use bid buddy until they reach a certain level.

  2. MrSimon

    I don’t think BidBuddy should be a requirement. Some bidding strategies require single bids. While I don’t appreciate time stompers, it is all part of the learning process for newbies. Whenever I see a stomper, their sign up date is within a day or two.

    It may be ideal for DealDash to require sort of an online “training” session for newcomers that they would have to complete before bidding in general auctions, not just the newbie auction itself. For example, they can have a screen that shows the bidding window, and guide newcomers interactively to different areas like the free bid counter and bid buddy. Set up a “dummy auction” that will show the eager-to-win novice how to play. Only after completeing all the steps will the new sign-up be able to start his adventure.

  3. ralwerre

    How about a compromise? Maybe dealdash can offer some buddy only auctions and some that are actual live action auctions only. I use my buddy, but auctions are a lot more fun with real live bidders.

  4. I think it should happen, however it won’t. “Stompers” are the real ones who make dealdash money, by jacking up the prices and spending a lot on bids and never winning… they would not take that away… get used to stompers.

  5. Cece Heins

    I agree…making bid buddy a requirement would be a great, especially for beginners like me! I’ve yet to even come close to winning anything and exercising a little control on those annoying bidders who jump all over the bidding would be a big help. Go for it!

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