Black Friday, otherwise known as the craziest shopping day of the entire year is soon upon us. So what is Black Friday really and why is it so wild? Black Friday is the day following Thanksgiving in the United States and really launches the Christmas shopping season. Since many people typically take the day off the number of potential shoppers increases and therefore routinely has become known as the busiest shopping day of the year. Many retail businesses have recognized this and have started opening their doors earlier and earlier. Some retail shops including Walmart, which supply items for DealDash, even started opening their doors at midnight! Many retail companies start to turn a profit for the year and “go into the black”. There are other stories too about how Black Friday became known however it seems most people see it as the busiest shopping day of the year and therefore a chance to get some really great discounts!
Traditionally, Black Friday on DealDash has always been the BIGGEST PROMOTION of the year where not only are Bids cheaper but there’s usually a unique side special which is too sweet to pass! Kind of like the Candied Pecan Yams your Grandmother makes on Thanksgiving.. hmm hmm hmmm!! For those interested in a delicious recipe, click here.
Let us know what ideas you have for Black Friday and what type promotion you would like to see on DealDash.com.
On DealDash.com there are over 1,000 auction winners every single day! In fact, just a few days ago there were 1,500 items auctioned off. With so many auctions selling each day there are some deals that stand out among the crowd. Here are the top 10 the best wins on DealDash.com from October. Be sure to read the Top 3 Bidding Tips for Having the Best DealDash Experience to get some helpful tips on how you can win.
As you may know, in order to participate in the auctions on DealDash.com, it’s required to have Bids. Bids are your source, your ammunition to win auctions so to speak. Bids on DealDash allow you to shop in a fun new way and save money when you win auctions. However, the cost of Bids can add up quick with the normal cost per bid at 60¢. This equals $6 for 10 Bids, $30 for 50 Bids, $60 for 100 Bids, etc. Just multiple the price per bid times quantity of bids and you get the full price. For example $0.60 x 100 Bids = $60.00.
One of the best parts about DealDash compared to other pay-to-play shopping websites is that DealDash offers regular Bid Sales where Bids sell for as low as 17¢ or 16¢… sometimes even as low as 15¢ per bid! $0.15 x 100 Bids = $15.00.
Halloween is this week so in the spirit of spooky critters and witches brew; DealDash has a limited time Bid Sale where the price of Bids is only 16¢ per bid. But that’s not all… there is also a limited time event where “All Auction Wins are Free”. What does this mean? During All Auction Wins are Free promotions, DealDash will pay the final sales price when you WIN an auction during this sale.
So for example… see these winners. User: Annoying1 did not have to pay the final sales price of $12.66 for the $1,000.00 Amazon gift card they won. They only had to pay for the cost of used Bids which was 157 Bids. Same thing goes for user: jana81557, they did not have to pay the final price of $8.27 for the $500 Chevron Gift Card they won; just the cost of bids which they used in that auction which was 52 Bids. As you can see, those are some pretty great deals, even if the bidders paid the full 60¢ per bid price, however it’s likely they even paid much less and also received FREE Bids!
So, the question remains… How to get Free Bids on DealDash.com? Well, this is pretty simple. One way is to just simply bid in the auctions.
The more you bid in the auctions, the more time you collect as highest bidder. The more time you collect as highest bidder, the more free Bids you earn. This is integrated into how DealDash works so there’s nothing you need to do but simply bid in the auctions and press your Collect Free Bids button when it turns green.
However, the number 1 way to earn free Bids on DealDash.com is to show off your winnings by taking a picture of yourself showcasing what you won and post that to the DealDash Facebook page. By doing this you can collect up to 200 Free Bids every week! Plus, you are entered into a weekly contest where the best photo of the week is selected and rewarded with a $500 gift card of choice. Click here to be redirected to the DealDash Facebook page and read more about the promotion.
Watch and Learn – The first and most important bidding tip for having the best DealDash experience is to take the time to watch and learn how the auctions work. Be sure to read the FAQ and visit the how does it work page on DealDash.com before jumping into the auctions. Once you have a solid understanding of the bidding process and various DealDash features, it’s advised to take the time to participate in a few auctions as a bystander only. Watch the auctions and see how they play out. Some people even keep a notepad or excel sheet to track bidders and what type of bidding strategies they are using or what auctions they recently won. Visiting the winners page is useful to see what just sold and for how much it sold for. One secret tip is to view the auction in logged out mode. When you do this, you are able to see what the average selling price is for any particular item on DealDash.
Use the BidBuddy – Wait! What is the BidBuddy? You should know this by now if you have taken the time to read the FAQ and may even be able to spot bidders using their BidBuddy. The BidBuddy is your automated bidding tool. This comes in very handy because when you book bids in your BidBuddy, you don’t have to sit at your computer and press the Bid Button over and over again every time you want to place a bid. The BidBuddy also removes the risk of placing your bid too late and having the system not recognize the bid causing the auction to sell right in front of you to the other bidder. The BidBuddy will place your bids during the last few seconds of the auction clock automatically. Auctions can not end when more than one person has bids booked in their BidBuddy. If multiple bidders have bids on their BidBuddy, they will take turns placing bids until all but one run out of bids. This is why you may notice the same few people placing their bids in a rotating order. Example: BidderA, BidderB, BidderC, BidderA, BidderB, BidderC, BidderA, BidderB…. you get the idea. A secret tip: the high majority of all auctions sold are won with the BidBuddy!
Buy it Now if you don’t win – DealDash is much more than just a penny auction site, it’s a retail shopping store and you will find some of the newest & coolest items on DealDash.com that you might find in other retail stores – with comparable and competitive prices! It’s one of the main reasons people come to DealDash to shop for their families and friends. Why? Because the Buy it Now prices are fair, DealDash makes shopping more fun, plus shopping here gives you the chance to get a really really good deal. There are over 1,000 auction winners everyday with thousands of examples of amazing deals. Remember the winners page..? Yes, just check that out and see what recently sold. Other penny auction sites are set up in a way that if you don’t win the auction, you’re out of luck and walk away empty handed with nothing to show for it. This is one aspect which makes DealDash different. It’s obvious that there is only one winner to each auction listed. So, what happens to all the people that did not win the auction? The Buy it Now happens! People that don’t win the auction have a full 7 days (not 1 or 2 hours like other sites – if they even have a Buy Now option) to decide if they want to buy the same item they were bidding on at regular retail price. In doing so, they’ll get back all the bids used in that auction. So what does this all really mean and what is the BIG takeaway? Bid on items you want and/or need. If you don’t win it, Buy it Now and get your bids back to try for something else. Remember… DealDash is a retail shopping site. Use these tips and take away the gamble but keep the thrill!
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