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 😛

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DealDash is the most fun way to get a deal and discover brands! Established in 2009 DealDash has delivered hundreds of thousands of brand named products to American consumers across the country. All products are brand new with manufacturer warranties and come with free shipping - no matter how big or small. Give DealDash a try today! If you don't win anything with your first bid pack, DealDash will give you back the bids from your first purchase for a second chance. If you don't win, you can get back all the bids you lost by buying the item at normal price using the Buy it Now. You get the item you want plus the bids you used to try again!

2 thoughts on “The Smartest Bidding Tip For The Best Experience”

  1. I also tend to BIN more than I win but the BIN feature keeps me able to afford to keep trying to win other items. My favorite item to bid on is gift cards so I can give them as gifts as well as use them myself. I have not been successful either on bidding on bids so I wait til the bid packs are on sale then buy then. I love the free shipping and the customer service is awesome!

  2. I tend to BIN more than I win. But it gives me my bids back so I can try to win other things. I was just wondering if anyone had tips for bidding on bids !!. This is something you don’t want to bin because you can get them cheaper when you buy a pkg. I have been on this sight for a couple of years, and I love this site. So if there is another blog or if anyone has any suggestions, I would love to know about it. Thanks Deal Dash !!

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