1,000 Wins Later, Proof that DealDash is as Real as it Gets!

It always makes me bristle a bit when I see a negative review of DealDash. I am here to unequivocally state that DealDash is as real as it gets. How can I say this? Because after 23 months of active bidding, I am thrilled to have marked the milestone of winning 1,000 auctions on DealDash!

I Have Been Frustrated, Too

I can certainly relate to the frustration of not winning because I was a new bidder doing the wrong things once, too! But after some time, I discovered it was all part of the learning process and par for the course of being a new bidder. What helped? Believe it or not, stepping away, educating myself further before bidding again and reaching out to Customer Service for questions helped a lot!

Real Customer Service: Almost as Good as Wins!

Through the learning process, one thing has stayed constant and true and that is the Customer Service Department at DealDash. I have reached out to them when I needed to voice an opinion, make a suggestion or pose a question and they have always been there—a live person—at every instance. With DealDash, the availability of a live person to help almost immediately has been reassuring and appreciated. I never feel like I am bothering t hem and they always present themselves in a friendly and professional manner, willing to help and solve problems.

It’s True: You Win Some, You Lose Some

You can’t argue with wins, but those wins come over time after much practice, patience, learning—and losses! Losing is a part of the winning process. The old adage of “you win some, you lose some” is very true and you must prepare for that. I have lost many more times than I have won and as a bidder, you have to be ok with the losing part as much as you are with the winning part.

Yes, it’s Real…and it Works!

I wasn’t always winning at DealDash, but I was willing to learn and to keep learning, to try and to keep trying and to exercise lots of patience and persistence along the way. What resulted was 1,000 wins over 23 months and the proof that DealDash is as real as it gets. If I can win, so can you!

Good luck and happy bidding on DealDash!

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This sponsored blog post was written by Theresa B., proud American, MMA fan, grandmother to two, and ardent practitioner of sarcastic wit. Theresa was compensated by DealDash for this blog post

Why Choosing Gift Cards on DealDash is a Bidder’s Dream

When it comes to gift cards, DealDash offers the most amazing deals for two reasons:  1) Selection. You can’t beat the great variety of types and denominations of gift cards available.  2) The Buy It Now option reigns supreme so you never feel like you lose when it comes to gift cards (and all available items, for that matter).

 

Restaurants

 Whether you’re just looking to grab a quick coffee and a bite to eat or have a sit-down family dinner (or even a romantic date), DealDash has a wide selection of name-friendly restaurants for you to choose from.

 

Gas Cards

 There’s nothing worse than running low on gas—and cash! The answer? Steal away a gas card in your wallet for those times of near emergency. You’ll be so thankful you tucked away a gas card won on DealDash for just the right time to use.

 

Pharmacy

Gift cards for pharmacy cards come in handy when you realize it’s your mom’s birthday and you forgot to give her a card and a gift. Stop by your pharmacy and use that gift card you won on DealDash to save the day!

 

Entertainment

DealDash offers gift cards for major theatres for a night out on the town. Take in a movie with your kids or your favorite date and enjoy that DealDash gift card to have a great time.

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Major Retailers

Need some groceries? A new pair of jeans or shoes? Look for gift cards on DealDash to major retailers that offer just what you need when you need it. There’s nothing better than a gift card to a major retailer because the selection is nearly endless for just what you need.

 

Gift Cards are a Life Saver!

 One of the best things about winning gift cards on DealDash is that you’ll always have that last-minute gift for someone at your fingertips. Gift cards can be used for practically any occasion from baby shower to holidays to birthdays…or better yet, “just because.” Make someone’s day with a gift card won on DealDash!

 

As Always, Buy It Now Saves the Day

If winning gift cards on DealDash weren’t great enough, there’s the Buy it Now option, which allows you to purchase any gift card (or any item on DealDash) for its listed retail value. By doing so, you get all the bids you placed for the purchased item back on your bid account and you get the item!  It’s a win-win situation for all! Check out this option for any DealDash auction you have bid on.

Here’s hoping your wallet is filled with gift cards won on DealDash soon! Happy bidding!

 

This sponsored blog post was written by Theresa B., proud American, MMA fan, grandmother and ardent practitioner of sarcastic wit. Theresa was compensated by DealDash for this blog post.

 

New Bidders: All the Help You Need to Succeed on DealDash

I remember back almost two years ago when I was a “newbie” on DealDash and I’ll admit, I was a little intimidated by the process of bidding. With time, patience and practice, I slowly discovered that DealDash has all the tools available for newbies (and all bidders) to up their game and win on DealDash. Over time, the tools offered to bidders have grown and one area that’s particularly useful to new bidders is located in the Help section.

 

Where Can New Bidders Find Help?

It’s super easy! Click Help on the main page of the DealDash auction site. It is the second tab in from the left right after the Auctions tab. Once there, you will notice several tabs that will help give you some useful tips on how to get started.

 

The How It Works Video

 This is a great starting place for all newbies. In a short video just under three minutes in length, DealDash gives you a quick and easy tour on how the bidding and winning process works on DealDash. For a short investment of time, you’ll get all the basics on one easy step. Be sure to check it out before you get started.

 

The How to Bid in an Auction tab

This great little section gives you information on how to get bids back with the Buy It Now option, how to use and save bids with BidBuddy, how to get free bids with Time as the Highest Bidder and information on Winning Limits.  All of these features will help you save time, money and bids on DealDash.

 

The Tutorial Auction

I honestly think this little invention is one of the greatest things DealDash has to offer its newest bidders. Operating the tutorial is great for two reasons:  1) it gives you a free walk-through of bidding in an auction and 2) it does so without you having to invest any bids. Try it as many times as you like to get the hang of bidding.

 

Tips & Tricks in One Easy Location

 Who doesn’t love a one-stop spot for tips and tricks? This tab gives you the place to go to learn about conserving bids, using BidBuddy, earning free bids, studying your competition, the Buy It Now option, using the Winners tab and even more tips on maximizing your bids on DealDash.

 

More Help Just Where You Need It

The Help section also provides tabs named: What is a bid pack?, What is “Time as highest bidder”?, Promotions, Orders & Shipping, Payments and House Rules. All of this is helpful information to new bidders to the site.

 

When All Else Fails…

 While DealDash does a fantastic job of providing its bidders with the information it needs to be successful, there may be those times when you just can’t figure something out and need a little additional assistance. For this, there is Customer Support.  Time and time again, the customer support team has been top-rated by bidders and they are always available to help.  If you have a question, feel free to ask.

DealDash puts forth a great effort to listen to its customers and provide them with the tools to educate themselves and succeed in the auctions. Here’s wishing you great bids and great wins!

This sponsored blog post was written by Theresa B., proud American, MMA fan, grandmother and ardent practitioner of sarcastic wit. Theresa was compensated by DealDash for this blog post.

 

 

Calling All New Bidders: All the Help You Need to Succeed on DealDash

I remember back almost two years ago when I was a “newbie” on DealDash and I’ll admit, I was a little intimidated by the process of bidding. With time, patience and practice, I slowly discovered that DealDash has all the tools available for newbies (and all bidders) to up their game and win on DealDash. Over time, the tools offered to bidders have grown and one area that’s particularly useful to new bidders is located in the Help section.

 

Where Can New Bidders Find Help?

It’s super easy! Click Help on the main page of the DealDash auction site. It is the second tab in from the left right after the Auctions tab. Once there, you will notice several tabs that will help give you some useful tips on how to get started.

 

The How It Works Video

This is a great starting place for all newbies. In a short video just under three minutes in length, DealDash gives you a quick and easy tour on how the bidding and winning process works on DealDash. For a short investment of time, you’ll get all the basics on one easy step. Be sure to check it out before you get started.

 

The How to Bid in an Auction tab

This great little section gives you information on how to get bids back with the Buy It Now option, how to use and save bids with BidBuddy, how to get free bids with Time as the Highest Bidder and information on Winning Limits.  All of these features will help you save time, money and bids on DealDash.

 

The Tutorial Auction

I honestly think this little invention is one of the greatest things DealDash has to offer its newest bidders. Operating the tutorial is great for two reasons:  1) it gives you a free walk-through of bidding in an auction and 2) it does so without you having to invest any bids. Try it as many times as you like to get the hang of bidding.

 

Tips & Tricks in One Easy Location

Who doesn’t love a one-stop spot for tips and tricks? This tab gives you the place to go to learn about conserving bids, using BidBuddy, earning free bids, studying your competition, the Buy It Now option, using the Winners tab and even more tips on maximizing your bids on DealDash.

 

More Help Just Where You Need It

The Help section also provides tabs named: What is a bid pack?, What is “Time as highest bidder”?, Promotions, Orders & Shipping, Payments and House Rules. All of this is helpful information to new bidders to the site.

 

When All Else Fails…

 While DealDash does a fantastic job of providing its bidders with the information it needs to be successful, there may be those times when you just can’t figure something out and need a little additional assistance. For this, there is Customer Support.  Time and time again, the customer support team has been top-rated by bidders and they are always available to help.  If you have a question, feel free to ask.

 

DealDash puts forth a great effort to listen to its customers and provide them with the tools to educate themselves and succeed in the auctions. Here’s wishing you great bids and great wins!

 

This sponsored blog post was written by Theresa B., proud American, MMA fan, grandmother and ardent practitioner of sarcastic wit. Theresa was compensated by DealDash for this blog post.

 

 

Get to Know the Competition With the Winners Tab on DealDash

It’s no secret that DealDash provides a plethora of tools for the everyday bidder to succeed. There’s the Tips & Tricks section, user blogs, social media connections and my favorite—the Winners Tab. With a little guidance, I’ll walk you through all this great tab can do for you.

The Winners Tab is located on the bar just above the large banner on the main page of DealDash. It is just below and to the left of the Dashboard tab. Click on it for some great information on your competition.

First, a word about the competition.  There are so many types of bidders. You have experienced bidders who have been on the site practically from the beginning. Then you will have the mid-level bidders who win now and then. And of course you have the newbies who are learning the ropes. No matter what type of bidders you are up against, you still have a chance to win!

The Winners Tab provides the following information:

  • Usernames of the winners of every auction for the past 24 hours. *approximately
  • How many bids each winner used to win each item.
  • The ending price of each auction won.
  • The average cost for each won item (using a 12 cents per bid approximated cost).

 

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Here’s how I use the Winners Tab to assess my competition for the day:

When I am in an auction, I like to use the Winners Tab to search for the usernames of those I am competing against in any given auction and here is what I look for:

Multiple wins over 24 hours.

If the person I am bidding against has won a dozen or more auctions over the past 24 hours, I usually take that as a sign that they are on a “winning streak.”

My assessment:  I generally don’t shy away from these types of bidders if it’s an item I really want. I may watch the auction and enter a little later than I normally would and still stick to my bidding budget.

Number of bids used to win

If a bidder uses an excessive number of bids to win a small item, I view this as a bidder who is willing to win at any cost—even if it means overbidding and overspending. Naturally, larger and more expensive items will require more bids to win, sometimes hundreds or thousands, but I tend not to go overboard on smaller items.

Assessment:  You never know if the person bidding is almost out of bids because they just overspent on their last win. It never hurts to try. You never know; luck could be on my side.

Ending price vs. Number of Bids Used

If you see a bidder who has an ending auction price of $10.00 but they only used 50 bids to win, chances are their strategy of jumping in on the auction late paid off for them. Oftentimes these types of bidders will place a few bids in the beginning of the auction, disappear and reappear when there are only a few bidders left in the auction.

Assessment: Although this can be a frustrating tactic, it’s also one that doesn’t always work out for the jumper. Standing your ground is sometimes all that is needed. Based on experience, I’ve also been in a number of auctions where the jumper only places a one or a few bids and that’s it. I stick it out—at least for a little while.

The Winners Tab provides a lot of information, but there are so many factors that go into winning. Experienced bidders don’t always win and new bidders don’t always lose. While there is a certain level of awareness, patience and yes, even luck, involved, there is no exact science. You can use the tools to your advantage but you never know how many bids a person has or doesn’t have, how much time or how many bids they have available to invest or if they are willing to win at all costs. The only way to win is to try and sometimes try again!

Happy bidding on DealDash!

This sponsored blog post was written by Theresa B., proud American, MMA fan, grandmother and ardent practitioner of sarcastic wit. Theresa was compensated by DealDash for this blog post.

Get ‘Smart’ Wins on DealDash Today!

Today, everything is about technology. So it only makes sense that one of the best things I love about DealDash is the great tech-savvy products you can find in their auctions. When I find one of these cool and functional items, it makes me wonder how I ever got along without them.

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Smart Bulbs

These handy app-controllable bulbs are available in a two- or four-pack on DealDash and offer a multitude of options for use. These bulbs can be scheduled to turn on or off, which can be a great safety feature for your home. You can also choose from over 16 million colors (who doesn’t love a purple light bulb?) and are dimmable and programmable using the downloadable app from your tablet or Smartphone. Lighting just got a whole more fun!

 

Smart LED Light Strips

This 9.8 foot mood-maker is made by the same company as the Smart bulbs mentioned above. Therefore, the controllability by app options are the same. That means all the colors, programmable functions are available for your use with a light strip! The light strip can be customized in length following the enclosed instructions and can be just the thing for amazing backlighting, down lighting or up lighting your favorite room.

 

Smart TV

 Is there anything better than a 55 inch Smart TV in your family room? I think not. DealDash offers an amazing viewing experience with 8.3 million pixels over 55 inches, a central quad-core processor with 1.75 GB of RAM and 14 pre-installed apps like Netflix and YouTube with the option of hundreds more to download. And talk about sound!! This Smart TV boasts two inbuilt low speakers with Dolby Digital Plus for a truly remarkable viewing and listening experience.

 

Hands-free Sport Camera Bundles

 Whether you’re a sports or riding enthusiast, DealDash has just the right model for your outdoor recording needs. With a 60 meter range for WiFi connectibility, this four-hour recording device has the capability to view, edit and automatically upload to social media at the touch of a button. Another DealDash super find!

 

Smart Kitchen Scales

 These little wonders are great for the health conscious person in your life. Weighing and tracking your food was never so easy with this Bluetooth enabled wonder. Weigh your food and the downloadable app will track 35 nutrients for over 8,000 foods! Sticking to a diet was never so easy with this little gem.

 

More Smart Options

 DealDash is always adding new and innovative products to its lineup. Finding items like Smartphones, tablets, laptops, computers, gaming systems, activity trackers are more are just a click away. Check out all DealDash has to offer today!

 

This sponsored blog post was written by Theresa B., proud American, MMA fan, grandmother and ardent practitioner of sarcastic wit. Theresa was compensated by DealDash for this blog post.

How to Strategize Your Way Out of a Winning Slump on DealDash

When you’re in a winning slump and you just don’t quite know what to do, take it to heart that we all go through those times and it’s not uncommon. If you’d like to get your bidding groove back, here are a few things to consider:

 

Is it just a busy day? Do there seem to be a lot more bidders on than normal? Do you secretly wonder where they all came from and why they came out in droves today?

 

Is there a really great promotion going on? Is it a free auction wins or half-price auction wins day? Can you earn 3x – 4x more time as the highest bidder? Are there 50 or more auctions starting at the same time? If so, these are all popular promotions that drive bidders to bid.

 

Are there a lot of experienced bidders today? There are some bidders who have been on the site a long time—since it started even! They know their way around the auctions and have developed a skill for winning. You’ll get to know their user names the more you bid.

 

Are you bidding during a popular day and time of week?  I always ask myself if the majority of bidders would be on when I’m bidding. For example, is it after work and before bed, a weekend or holiday? If it’s one of these types of days and times, chances are many others are available to bid.

 

So how do you combat these things and get your strategy going for the win?

 

  • Try late evening or early morning hours during the week when there may be fewer bidders on. Keep in mind DealDash is available to U.S. residents in all time zones so your midnight may be someone else’s peak time of 9 p.m.

 

  • Try a weekday when most are at work. It might be just the trick you’re looking for to increase your chances of winning.

 

  • Try a day with regular priced buys instead of a promotion-heavy one. Chances are your win will still be just pennies on the dollar.

 

  • Take a break and come back later. If you’re having a morning where you just can’t seem to win a thing, try coming back in the afternoon and bidding traffic may be lighter.

 

  • Switch up your strategy. If you start bidding from the get-go on an item, put in a handful of bids then see if the bidders stay plentiful. If there are a lot of bidders, pull back and watch the bidding for a while until it tapers off a bit. Pop back in the auction at a mid-way point. Just a word of caution: I’ve tried this unsuccessfully by waiting until there are just two bidders and in many cases, the last two bidders drop out of the auction at the same time, leaving me stranded and someone else getting the win.

 

  • Be patient. Take the time to make a wish list and follow those items, days, times, bidders and end prices to make a strategic plan for winning specific items. Most items come back around for auction on no time!

 

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I hope these tips to help you out of your winning slump and get you moving toward your next great win really soon.

 

Have a great DealDash day!

 

This sponsored blog post was written by Theresa B., proud American, MMA fan, grandmother and ardent practitioner of sarcastic wit. Theresa was compensated by DealDash for this blog post.