I’ve been actively bidding on DealDash for more than a year now and I have to say, it is a whole LOT of fun. I also have to say that it did take some time for me to truly understand the ins and outs of bidding smartly and strategically and in doing so I have happily increased the number of my wins dramatically over time.
Written or not, the No. 1 rule of DealDash is to bid only on the items you really want.
This is a very difficult concept for a few reasons. First, I have so many items I would love to win. Don’t we all? From items you would never find anywhere else to special finds you would love to win and treat yourself to, DealDash has a plethora of items to bid on. So in that sense, it’s difficult to pin down this important rule.
Another reason the bid only on the items you really want is difficult is because of the “exchange to bids option.” If you take a chance on something you want and win, you are then forced with the very important decision of whether to go ahead and pay for the item and have it shipped to you, or exchange it for bids. The first time I won something and was faced with this option (I didn’t know it existed), I was really torn. Do I really need this item, or should I add bids to my bank and try for an item I want more?
I must admit, I probably win and exchange to bids more often than I’d care to admit, but in some cases it has allowed me the additional bids to win that elusive item I’ve had my eye on. By the same token, I am also getting much better at winning, paying for and ultimately receiving the items I win. There is nothing better than getting that great DealDash find delivered. I have never been disappointed with the quality of any DealDash item.
Perhaps one of the biggest reasons the bid only on the items you want idea is so important is because when you spend your hard-earned money on bids, you roll the dice, so to speak, on actually winning. We work hard for our money, and I don’t know about you, but I feel far better bidding on an item I want and losing than when I bid on something I don’t really want and lose.
While all of the bidding strategies, tips and tricks are important, this one DealDash philosophy feels especially apt. When you bid only on the items you really want, you feel a greater success when you do win that item.
Good luck and happy bidding!