Who Has a Sports Fan at Home?

dealdash-loves-sports DealDash has lots of great presents for the sports lover in your life. Here are some gift suggestions that you can use.

Do you know a sports lover? Do you have a child in soccer, a grandchild that loves basketball, or maybe a husband who just can’t get enough football? If you’re struggling to find them the perfect gift this year DealDash can help.When you get someone in your family sports equipment for a Christmas gift it’s like getting the whole family a gift, since most sports equipment is more fun when used by more than one person. Here are some gift suggestions from DealDash.

Luckily for you, DealDash has so many different sports equipment auctions. No matter if your sports fans enjoy tennis, swimming, trampoline-jumping, or all of the above, DealDash has the auction for you!

If your favorite sports fan loves basketball, DealDash has you covered! DealDash has both Indoor basketball hoops and outdoor basketball hoops as well. Basketball is a great family activity, because you can have as many or few players as you like. Basketball provides a great workout and is really fun, too.  One of the things that I like best about having a basketball hoop at home is the kids can run around like crazy while playing basketball, or the whole family can play “Horse” together and it requires no running – which is a definite perk for me!

Lifetime Portable Basketball Hoop - 44 Inch Backboard

Maybe your sports fan is more into baseball. Well, no problem there, DealDash has many baseball-related auctions available for bidding. DealDash has collectible baseball bats, collectible baseballs, baseball hats and gloves, and even this baseball training system that is pictured below.

SKLZ Hit-A-Way Portable Training System

If your sports fan is more into solo sports, DealDash also has swimming pools, weights, and bicycles up for bid. No matter what sport you are looking for, DealDash has an auction to accommodate your needs.

If you’re interested in indoor or outdoor basketball hoops, bikes for the family, baseball equipment, or other sports equipment be sure to visit DealDash. DealDash also carries sporting goods store gift cards. If you’re interested in bidding on anything sporty, check out the Hobbies, Toys, Outdoors, and Games section on DealDash. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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Video Games on DealDash for Christmas

Image result for video games for christmasIf you’re wondering what to get your child, teen, or other relative – video games! DealDash has many to choose from…

When you’re looking to purchase (or win!) video games as a gift for someone, the main thing that you have to figure out is what system that they use to play games. Do they use an Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, Wii, a gaming computer, or something else? There are few things more disappointing to a child than to get a really awesome video game, and not be able to play it due to owning a different game system.

The good new, though, is that if they have an Xbox One they are backwards compatible, meaning that if someone already has an Xbox membership, and either digital or disc based games they are in luck, because they will work with the Xbox One.

However, there is nothing to be done if you get them an Xbox game and they have a Playstation, instead. So it’s very important that you get them the correct brand of video game.

Now that you know the most important part, the next step is to find out what types of games they like. There are many different genres of games such as:

  • Action
  • Shooter
  • Simulation
  • RPG
  • Strategy
  • Tower defense
  • Sports
  • Trivia
  • Many, many others

Once you have determined the game system, and the preferred genre of game, then all that’s left to do is choose a game! I have had some luck with getting family members the newest releases in their favorite genre, but if you are dealing with a hardcore gamer, then they might have pre-ordered theirs already. In this case, the smartest thing to do would be to get them a gift card for the game store, or for the Xbox or Playstation digital store.

If you are thinking of getting someone video games for Christmas, why don’t you head on over to DealDash and see what auctions are currently running? There are almost always video game auctions running, of different game platforms and genres. There are also game accessories available. There are also game store gift cards up for auction. Now get out there and find some great auctions! Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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We Love Our Brothers

 

Do you sew? One of the best companies for sewing machines is Brother, and guess who has them? Here’s a hint. It’s DealDash.

Do you or your wife, mother, daughter, Grandmother, or even your husband, brother, or friend enjoy sewing? Sewing is a hobby for many people now, but 100 years ago it was a necessity. And do you know what company has been around for 100 (108, actually) years? Brother! The Brother company was started in 1908 when the Yasui Sewing Machine Co. was established in Nagoya, Japan. In 1954, Brother International Corporation (US) was established as their first overseas sales affiliate.

I consider myself a fairly advanced sewist – I have been sewing since I was 15 years old, and I am 36 now. I have owned a few different brands of sewing machine, but time and again I come back to Brother when I decide to upgrade my machine.

DealDash has a lovely selection of Brother brand sewing machines up for auction. DealDash even has one of my all-time favorite Brother machines – the Brother 60-Stitch Computerized Sewing Machine. I had a Brother 60-Stitch Computerized Sewing Machine for 10 years, and I gave it away to a friend while it was still in perfect working order so I could upgrade. If you get the Brother 60-Stitch Computerized Sewing Machine from DealDash you will have a sewing machine that is easy to use and amazingly durable. You can check out this awesome machine at this link here.

 

 

Brother 60-Stitch Computerized Sewing MachineBrother SE400 Computerized Embroidery and Sewing Machine

Another favorite of mine is the Brother Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine SE 400. I have another much higher priced embroidery machine made by Singer, but this compact SE 400 is so easy and quick to use I find myself using this one more than my higher end machine. DealDash has the Brother Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine SE 400 at this link here if you would like to check it out.

DealDash has even more sewing and embroidery machines available for auction.  You can find both regular sewing machine and embroidery machines on DealDash at this link.

 

Thanks for reading, and I hope that I inspired you to either get out your machine and start sewing, or get a new machine from DealDash! Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

 

 

 

Spring is Jumpin’ With DealDash

If you’ve had enough of Spring already and want to jump on into Summer, how about using a trampoline from DealDash?

Sounds fun, right? Well, if you’ve never had a trampoline before, I’m here to tell you that it’s not just for children’s entertainment. Using a trampoline can actually have a great impact on your health. Here are a couple of ways that the trampoline can help you get a little bit healthier:

Improves Your Lymphatic System –

The lymphatic system helps remove wastes from the body. The lymphatic system runs vertically along the extremities, but the lymphatic system has no pump to keep lymphatic fluid and waste products moving. The lymphatic system requires muscle contractions to move waste up the system and away from the extremities. Exercise of almost any kind can help generate this movement, but the up-and-down bouncing of trampolining is extra effective because it’s simple to perform and stimulates the lymph system’s one-way valves to open and close simultaneously, increasing lymph flow substantially as it works against gravity to move up the lymphatic system.

Low Impact Cardio – When you jump on a trampoline, the flexible surface moves with you as you land, reducing the impact of landing. Unlike other forms of cardiovascular fitness such as jogging – where the impact of making contact with the ground can lead to bone and joint injuries of the ankles, knees, and hips – trampolining is less likely to generate these types of impact-based injuries. However, the jumping motion still enables you to increase your heart rate and breath rate, thereby improving your cardiovascular fitness when performed regularly.

Gold's Gym Circuit Trainer Mini TrampolineSkywalker Trampolines Round Trampoline and Safety Enclosure

Not only is the trampoline fun for just about any age it can improve your health. DealDash has the two types of trampoline that are most commonly found in or around a person’s home – the mini trampoline and the larger outdoor trampoline. The mini trampoline is mostly meant for fitness applications, but it can also be great fun for kids to get some energy out on a rainy day. The larger outdoor trampolines are great for kids and families, but please remember to get a safety enclosure to go with your trampoline.

If you would like to check out both the mini and the outdoor trampoline just click on over to DealDash, and you can see what is available. If you see something you like that isn’t currently up for auction, be sure to click the blue “Alert Me” button and DealDash will send you an email when the auction will be starting soon.

Trampolines can be a lot of fun, but DealDash is always my go-to fun activity in any season. Go check out the Hobbies, Outdoors, & Sports category on DealDash and see if there’s something that you and your family can use for some jumping into summer fun. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

Great Christmas Gift Series: Gift Cards

 

Welcome to DealDash’s “Great Christmas Gifts.” series –  If you’re a person who struggles every year trying to think of gifts to get your family and friends, this series is for YOU!

Well, if you still haven’t figured out what to get for the absolute hardest people to shop for on your list, I guess it’s come down to gift cards! Some people think that gift cards are a little too impersonal, kind of like giving cash, but if you are able to tailor the specific gift card to the person’s interests and tastes then it becomes less impersonal, and more like a great idea!

The first thing that you should think about when choosing a gift card for someone is what their specific interests are. It wouldn’t make any sense to get a couch potato a gift card to a sporting goods store, now would it? DealDash has tons of gift cards for just about every type of interest that a person could have. I have prepared a handy list of people that you might be shopping for and gift card choices that might work for them (each of the options are clickable to take you directly to the DealDash page):

Mom/Grandma: Barnes & Noble,  Kohl’s

Dad/Grandpa: Advance Auto Parts, Lowe’s

Brother/Uncle: Gamestop, Cabela Sports

Sister/Aunt: American Eagle, Bath & Body Works

Of course, there are probably tons of people on your list that you really don’t know all that well but you would like to get them a little something anyway – such as a teacher, co-worker, mailman, neighbor, or friend of a friend. For these types of people I suggest $10 gift cards from places such as:

Dunkin’ Donuts

Subway

Wal*Mart

CVS

As I said before, though, gift cards can be thought of as a little impersonal for a close family member, so I would suggest that if you are going to go with a gift card then you might want to pair it with something small that you know they like such as a favorite candy bar or some lottery tickets. However, for a person that you don’t see too often or don’t know that well personally they are a great gift to let them know that you thought about them during the holidays

If you are interested in seeing even more gift cards from many different places and in many different denominations, check out DealDash’s Gift Card section. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

 

 

 

Great Christmas Gift Series: Shopping for Crafters

 

Welcome to DealDash’s “Great Christmas Gifts.” series –  If you’re a person who struggles every year trying to think of gifts to get your family and friends, this series is for YOU!

Today we will be talking about crafters. For the uninformed, a crafter is someone who does any sort of craft, including sewing, knitting, scrapbooking, crochet, papercrafting, or even newer types of crafting such as using a 3-D printer. Think about the people in your life such as your wife, mother, daughter, Grandmother, or even your husband, brother, or friend. Do any of these people talk about the crafty side of life? If so, I have some great suggestions of what you might want to get them for Christmas.

Knitting Machine Set for Kids

If you’re trying to think about what to get a crafty child you might want to think about getting them a knitting machine. Knitting machines are very cool, you can produce a knit item very quickly without too much effort involved. Basically, you thread the yarn (which is included with the particular machine that is up for auction on DealDash) through a circle of hooks, turn the crank, and knit material is produced! It’s super easy to make a scarf, and when you get more comfortable with the machine you can even make hats and sweaters! If you’d like to check out the knitting machine for kids (age 6+) on DealDash check out this link.

Singer Electronic 100-Stitch Stylist Sewing MachineBrother SE400 Computerized Embroidery and Sewing Machine

If you’re looking for a present for an older crafter, say age 13+, you really can’t go wrong with a sewing machine! Even crafters who are more into knitting or scrapbooking could probably still use a sewing machine. For example, they might need to sew together pieces of knit fiber or even sew together paper for making scrapbook layouts. Sewing machines are awesome! Some non-crafters might say that I’m nuts, but I have no less than 3 sewing machines set up at one time, sometimes even more. If you are looking for something even more advanced than a regular sewing machine you might look into embroidery machine. An embroidery machine can be extremely useful if the person you are giving a gift to enjoys quilting or making personalized items. You can find both regular sewing machine and embroidery machines on DealDash at this link.

Brother ScanNCut Home and Hobby Cutting Machine

The last item that I am going to suggest for the crafty person in your life is a cutting machine. There are a few different brands of this type of machine, but they all do very similar things. These cutting machines can do a lot of different things, they of course can cut paper to make scrapbooking layouts, but they can do so much more! They can cut out stencils, vinyl stickers, t-shirt transfers, and even fabric. It’s very easy to design a project and cut it out in one sitting, it’s great for people who like instant gratification. These machines tend to be rather expensive, so my advice would be to check them out on DealDash. You can find one at this link here.

 

Thanks for reading, and I hope that I gave you some good ideas that you can put into practice for your holiday shopping. As a crafter myself, I would be overjoyed to receive any of these gifts for Christmas this year. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

 

 

Great Christmas Gift Series: Sports Equipment

 

Welcome to DealDash’s “Great Christmas Gifts.” series –  If you’re a person who struggles every year trying to think of gifts to get your family and friends, this series is for YOU!

If you’re wondering what to get your kids, husband, sibling, or other active person in your life this year for Christmas I would recommend sports equipment. There are so many sports and activities out there that there is something to please just about anyone, except perhaps hardcore couch potatoes like myself. Even though I am not a sports nut myself my kids and fiance certainly are. Which brings me to another great point – when you get someone in your family sports equipment for a Christmas gift it’s like getting the whole family a gift.

What’s better than getting your kids new bikes for Christmas and making them smile? Bike rides together with the whole family. What’s better than making your husband happy with a new basketball goal for the driveway? A family game of basketball after dinner. So you see, getting someone sports equipment is not only fun for them, it almost like an invitation to spend more time together. And really, what’s better than that?

If you’re wondering what sort of sports equipment they have available on DealDash I’ll give you a brief overview, all of the underlined equipment are clickable links to check out the item on DealDash.

  • Indoor basketball hoop – This is a great item for the family to use during the winter time when it’s too cold outside but you feel the need for a little exercise.

Medal Sports 2-Player Basketball Game with 8-in-1 Game

 

 

  • Outdoor basketball hoop – Perfect for older kids and adults in the nice weather. Provides a great workout and is really fun, too.

 

Lifetime 44-Inch Court Height-Adjustable Basketball Hoop

Bikes for the whole family – Bike riding is great exercise, good for saving gas if there’s anywhere close you can ride to instead of drive, and also a lot of fun.

 

29-Inch Huffy Bantam Men's Mountain Bike

Table Tennis/Ping Pong – Even though I’m not very athletic myself, I love ping pong! It’s good for kids and adults, even senior citizens can get in on the fun as long as they are able to stand for short time periods.

Sportspower Conversion Top Table Tennis

 

If you’re interested in indoor or outdoor basketball hoops, bikes for the family, or table tennis be sure to visit their links above. DealDash also carries many other types of sports equipment such as basketballs, baseball mitts, outdoor tennis nets, tennis balls, and even sporting goods store gift cards. If you’re interested in bidding on anything sporty, check out the Hobbies, Toys, Outdoors, and Games section on DealDash. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!