Are you in a bad winning streak on DealDash? Use humor and logic!

I’ll admit it…there are times I get so frustrated on DealDash by not winning that the thought of pummeling my computer with a sledgehammer brings me to a level of uncomfortable diabolical bliss.

Through trial and error and a whole lot of practice, I’ve come to enjoy a moderate level of success on DealDash, but haven’t yet broken into the realm of being a true “experienced bidder”—you know the kind—a bidder that seems to be winning many, many times a day…the ones who seem to be in every auction you’re trying to win.

If I can win one moderately-priced item and a couple smaller items I can exchange to bids each day, I consider it a successful day on DealDash. But lately…not so much.

So the options are to assume to the Jack Nicholson grin as I imagine smashing my computer to smithereens or think it through and do something logical to get me through the bidding slump.

Here are some tricks I’ve learned to help get me through those insanely frustrating times when I just can’t seem to win a thing.

 

Take a Break

When you are fan of DealDash as much as I am, sometimes taking a break is the hardest thing to do. Why? Because it’s super fun , that’s why! And I will be truthful, sometimes it takes me using up every last bid to force myself to take that break, but it usually helps. Sometimes the break is for a day or two, sometimes longer.

 

Try a Different Day or Time of Day

Bidding in the morning and all the experienced bidders seem to be in every single auction you are in? Try walking away until the afternoon or evening. The great thing is, no matter what auction you have your eye on and heart set on, there is always another one right around the corner. And experienced bidders have to sleep sometime, right?

 

The Tips & Tricks Tab

The Tips & Tricks tab on DealDash is really considered DealDash 101. Have you been flying blind and bidding without doing your research? If so, check this area out for a better understanding of how you can start winning more! And if you’re reading this blog, you already know about the customer-written blog section with real strategies and stories.

 

Vent…Really

Vent. Respectfully. Let all your frustrations out with Customer Service. Seriously. Shoot them an email or log in to connect and chat with someone. I have done this several times and always felt better afterward. A few things to keep in mind though…be respectful. It’s not the Customer Service representative’s fault you are having a bad bidding day but they are more than happy to listen. They can even offer tips and suggestions that may help. I know they have helped me! You may even have a legitimate concern or creative suggestion that they can take to the DealDash team to improve things in the future. DealDash wants to hear what their customers have to say. Trust me on this, as I have said a lot!

 

Earn Free Bids

Whether you’re on a short sabbatical from DealDash or not, earning free bids always makes everything better. If you are on break, don’t forget to sign in for your daily bid to earn up to 30 bids each day (it only takes one bid!). Ask Customer Service about opportunities to earn free bids through social media or other ways. You may be able to pad your bids bank while you wait it out. And let’s face it, spending free bids feels sooooo good!

 

Saving the World, One Electronic Device at a Time

I hope something in this article was helpful to you if you are experiencing the occasional but seemingly inevitable frustration of penny auction bidding. If I can save just one person from performing computercide, it will have been worth it.

Who Ya Gonna Call? DealDash!

If you have a ghost, who ya gonna call?  Ghost Busters!

Everybody knows that, but what if you have a problem while shopping on DealDash.com?  Then who ya goanna call?

The first thing you should do is go to the home page, scroll down to the big yellow button that says, “Contact Support.” A form will come up for you to fill out and explain your problem. If you do that, a customer service representative will soon contact you to answer any questions or help you solve any issues.

After shopping on DealDash for about six years and winning more than 700 auctions, I only had to contact customer service a few times.

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Once I won a set of malfunctioning ear buds that I had given to my granddaughter as a gift.  When she finally told me they did not work, a lot of time had passed and I no longer had the return paperwork. However, I contacted the DealDash support staff, anyway. The customer service representative reimbursed me enough bids to win another set. Problem solved.

One other time, a backpack I won was out of stock, so a customer service staff member gave me an option of choosing another one from two different styles. Problem solved.

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The important thing is that the DealDash team members have always been easy to reach, easy to work with and I would give them an A-plus grade in customer satisfaction.

Therefore, if you ever have any questions or problems while shopping on DealDash, who ya gonna call?  Now you know. The DealDash problem busters!

Submitted by: Barbara L. Sellers

Why Bidders Like Me are Loyal to DealDash

There’s something to said for customer loyalty to a particular brand. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m a sucker for a freebie or a good deal anywhere I go, but there are some things I simply will not compromise on. For me, there are no substitutes for real butter, Downy fabric softener and DealDash. No amount of coupons, cajoling or convincing will get me to waver from these three to try something else. While I’ve been using Downy and real butter for decades, my brand loyalty to DealDash started building just 18 months ago and in that time I’ve come to realize why it earns a place in my “no substitutes must-haves.”

User-friendly Website

While there are certainly other reputable penny auction sites out there—and I have logged on to check them out—most are cluttered, difficult to figure out, and downright confusing. DealDash offers a clear and concise website with visible products and detailed descriptions. They offer a Tips & Tricks tabs to guide you through the process and helpful suggestions that actually work and a customer-written blog (you’re reading one now!) that share real user tips and experiences on DealDash. I appreciate the transparency of DealDash to their customers. They want you to win! With DealDash, you can literally jump right in and bid. I have spent many hours on other sites, browsing and hunting to figure out how to navigate their sites. I won’t waste my time or money on other sites.

Quality Merchandise You Can’t Find Anywhere Else

I love that DealDash hosts merchandise you can’t find at your local stores. From state-of-the art electronics to home furnishings, beautiful jewelry and paintings, DealDash is a treasure trove of items you would be hard-pressed to find anywhere else. It’s a great way to treat yourself or a loved one with a unique and quality-made gift. DealDash also offers gift cards to many popular businesses like WalMart, JCPenney, Kmart and restaurants like Red Robin, Subway and Outback Steakhouse to name just a few. DealDash has it all.

Commitment to Customer Satisfaction

If there’s one thing that makes a customer loyal to a particular brand, it’s customer service. DealDash has an easily accessible and prompt-to-respond Customer Service Department that clearly listens to its customers, cares what they have to say and takes into consideration their thoughts and ideas—in fact, they encourage it! They are constantly seeking feedback from their customers through social media, online surveys, their customer service department and through consultant surveys. Through this customer interaction, DealDash is committed to evolving and making the site enjoyable to its users. With DealDash, they customer is always right—and always treated with respect.

The DealDash Community

DealDash has a following and an online social media presence that brings in the sharing and celebration of strategies and wins amongst its users. It’s a whole lot of fun for everyone and it’s a way to stay current with DealDash trends and topics.

So there you have it—the reasons why I am very happy with and loyal to DealDash. I hope you’ll jump on board and win along with me!

Happy Bidding!

 

Blog post written by Theresa, DealDash customer since 2015.

1000 Free Bids go to…

The best photo of the week goes to Ryan.

Congratulations! You just won 1000 free DealDash bids for posting this great photo of the GoPro Camera (valued at $399.99) that you won for only $108.43. Great deal!

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Have you collected your free bids for your posting your winning photos to Facebook? If not, you’re missing out on hundreds of free bids and a chance to win 1000 bids awarded weekly for the best photo.  Learn about how you can claim your free bids here.

How to Stay Awake, Stay Alert

Did you ever fall asleep at your computer while playing on DealDash.com?

I cannot count the number of times I fell asleep while playing on DealDash and woke up just in time to see another player win the auction that could have been mine. How disappointing!

Of course, it is never a good idea to play on DealDash after a hard day at work, but some players find bidding on DealDash a relaxing way to end the day.

If you relax a little too much, however, you might fall asleep at the wrong time. Therefore, the question is:  “What can you do to stay awake and alert when you are exhausted?”

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Here are some things that work for me to stay awake and alert when playing on DealDash:

  • Keep a wash cloth and a bowl of cold water on my computer desk. When I feel drowsy, I dip the wash cloth in the cold water, wring it out, open it up and put the wash cloth on my face. That usually wakes me up in a hurry.
  • Quickly get myself a fresh cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate. I always make sure I have enough bids in BidBuddy before I leave my computer.
  • Stand up every few minutes and do some exercises, such as jumping on my mini rebounder or lifting some weights while watching my computer screen.
  • Listen to some lively music. If I listen to soothing music, it tends to help put me to sleep instead, which would only add to the problem.

If you plan ahead, you will be less likely to fall asleep at the wrong time. To win auctions on DealDash, it is important to stay awake and stay alert—especially when an auction gets down to the last two or three players.

 

Submitted by: Barbara L. Sellers. 

1000 Free Bids go to…

The best photo of the week goes to Pat.

Congratulations! You just won 1000 free DealDash bids for posting this great photo of the Samsung Tablet (valued at $306) that you won for only $33.56. Well done!

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Have you collected your free bids for your posting your winning photos to Facebook? If not, you’re missing out on hundreds of free bids and a chance to win 1000 bids awarded weekly for the best photo.  Learn about how you can claim your free bids here.

Is DealDash For Real?

Is DealDash.com for real?  This is the first question many people ask when they first hear about this awesome online penny auction site.

As someone who has been a long-time customer, I can answer this question: “Yes, DealDash is definitely for real!” Not only that, but I believe it is the best penny auction shopping site online. Other shopping sites have adopted some similar features, but DealDash is not like most penny auction sites.  It stands alone and above others.

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Some of the features that make DealDash unique are:

  • DealDash always ships free, regardless of the size of the auction items.
  • DealDash offers a generous 100 percent money-back guarantee on your first bid pack purchase. If you are a first-time player and you do not win anything with their first bid pack, all you have to do is email support@dealdash.com and request that your entire bid pack be credited back to your account, no questions asked. I do not know of any other penny auction shopping site that gives new customers a free second chance.
  • DealDash has one of the best “Buy-It-Now” options. A few other sites offer a Buy-It-Now option, but only give you a few hours to use it. That means you could easily miss such a tight time restraint and not even get a chance to use it. However, DealDash gives you a full seven days to use the BIN option.
  • DealDash offers a wide variety of unique products that you might not see on other shopping sites.

These are just some of the main differences between DealDash and other shopping sites. It is also why DealDash has a reputation of being a “fair and honest” shopping site.

 

Submitted by: Barbara L. Sellers