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.

One thought on “Night Bidding for the Best Deal

  1. sorrymyturn

    Thanks for this good article. I have gotten some of my best deals at night, too. It is difficult to stay awake and alert, however, and many times I dozed off at my computer at the wrong times.Other good times to bid are: 1) Early morning hours when the retired night bidders are finally going to bed and younger folks are busy getting ready to go to work; 2) Late afternoons when people are just getting home from work, kids are getting home from school and dinner is being prepared; 3) Early evenings when people are busy going to meetings, movies and gyms around 6:30 to 8 p.m. (taking times zones into consideration); 4) Holidays when many people have a house full of family and friends; 5) A few days after a new featured event starts when most power bidders have already reached their limits and 5) During big football games.

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