You Don’t Always Need A Plan

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DealDash Bidding Tip: Book A BidBuddy

The majority of auctions on DealDash are won by using the BidBuddy. The BidBuddy strategically places bids for you. It waits until the last second to bid. You can put a limit on how many bids will be used. And you can cancel it at any time.

1. Go to an auction’s detail page:

Click on any active auction to view its detail page.

How To Book a DealDash BidBuddy

2. Book a BidBuddy:

Type in the number of bids you want to use, then click “Book a BidBuddy”

Set your DealDash BidBuddy

 

Everyday is a Second Chance

Everyday is a second chance to win auctions

 

Everyday is a second chance to win auctions on DealDash.com

Over 1,000 auctions are listed everyday on DealDash.com. A recommended Bidding Tip: Conserve Your Bids

Bidding rapidly will only waste your bids and inflate the auction price. Bid strategically, or book a BidBuddy to do it for you.

Keep Calm and Use BidBuddy

Keep Calm Use BidBuddy

 

 

The DealDash BidBuddy allows you to bid on auctions even when you can’t be on the computer yourself. It will automatically place bids for you within last seconds of the auction clock. The majority of auctions are won with the BidBuddy.

Whenever you win an auction with the BidBuddy, all unused bids are returned back to your bid balance.

 

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What you didn’t know about BidBuddy

I have written in the past about the use of DealDash’s Bid Buddy system. It is a great tool, to win auctions.

However it is also a great tool to learn how and when other players bid. Over the past few months I have really watched the patterns that some players have, and I started all of this with the Bid Buddy.

As you know the Bid Buddy books automatic bids, so if you want to step away from an auction and still participate in the auction, you are able to. However I have began to use it for more than just that. Each auction has a countdown timer, as to when it will begin. It is important to pay attention to this timer. When it hits 10 seconds the auction is now live.

My secret is to enter my automatic bids as close to 10 seconds as possible. This gives me a point of reference in the auction. If I manage to enter my bids at 11 or 12 seconds, I should be the last automatic bidder. When my name comes up in the auction, it is fairly simple to tell how many automatic bidders there are which can be really valuable information.

Related: Secrets, Tactics and Tips about Stomp Bidding on DealDash.com

If my first automatic bid comes up early (15 to 20 cents) I know that there are only a few other bidders that I need to beat out. If it happens to be between myself and another automatic bidder, I will jump on that bidder so that they use their automatic bids, and hopefully no one else enters the auction, and I can win. These are just suggestions, however they can be useful. Hope they are helpful when you’re planning your next penny auction bidding strategy on DealDash.com.

By Erica Baughman

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Poll Results Are In! Require or Not Require BidBuddy?

In yesterdays blog post by Kim Finnegan, an experienced bidder who has been shopping on DealDash.com since September 2012 with over 150 auction wins, questioned the highly used BidBuddy DealDash currently has as an option for bidding. The BidBuddy is your automated bidding tool which allows you to plug-in any number of bids you have available on your bid balance and let the auction ride in hopes others will not bid and you’ll have that sweet taste of victory and lovely explosion of fireworks!

Fireworks on DealDash

The BidBuddy will place your bid at the very final second of the auction while you sit back and watch or go on with your daily activities of work, sleep, play, or whatever requires your attention. Having your bid placed at the final second of the auction is a viable strategy as it conserves your bids while others place single bids, perhaps unaware your BidBuddy is locked and loaded. Don’t take the word “locked” the wrong way, you can cancel your BidBuddy at anytime and all the unused bids will be deposited back to your bid balance and can be used again at anytime. One can also add more bids to the BidBuddy as well without having to cancel and re-book as shown in this lovely and colorful snippet of the BidBuddy Box.

DealDash BidBuddy

So the BIG question Kim asked is… Should BidBuddy Be Required? These are only the results gathered so far since the question was asked yesterday, July 8th, however so far the results are split fairly evenly.

BidBuddy Results on DealDash
First Day Poll Results

What do you think about the BidBuddy? Should it be required or does it take away from the bidding fun?

The poll will be open for another 6 days, answer here:

 

Top 3 Bidding Tips for Having the Best DealDash Experience

  1. 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.

    DealDash Auction
    From logged out view you can see the average selling price for the auction.
  2. 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!

    DealDash BidBuddy
    Insert bids in the BidBuddy to help you win auctions.
  3. 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!
    DealDash Buy it Now
    Buy it Now and Get Back your Bids!

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3 BidBuddy Tips for DealDash.com

This blog entry is for those of you who don’t know how bidders are able to stay by their computer or why bidders seem to place their bids in turn. They answer to both of those questions is by using the BidBuddy!

The BidBuddy is an automated bidding tool available to bidders, and is by far the most important tool bidders have for winning auctions. Here’s a few different ways that the BidBuddy can help users win auctions:

The BidBuddy Keeps you in the Auctions

You preset the BidBuddy to use a set number of bids in each auction. Once you do that, the BidBuddy will automatically place your bids before the bid clock counts down to 0. By doing this you’re guaranteed to get your bids in before the auction closes, and you’re also free to leave the computer and do other things while participating in the auction. You can go to the bathroom, or you can go to a movie: the BidBuddy makes sure you can stay in it to win it!

Experienced Bidders Know not to Bid Against the Bidbuddy

Once you set a BidBuddy it will place the bids for you, even while you’re away from the computer. If more than one bidder has a BidBuddy active then the BidBuddies will take turns placing the bids. Experienced bidders know this and so they look for these patterns, and if they see it they’ll know that they won’t win until the BidBuddies have run out of bids. One way you can take advantage of this is by placing a small number of bids in your BidBuddy at a time and then watching the auction. This can chase people who are watching the auction away as they won’t be able to tell how many bids your BidBuddy is going to place, but it can also tell you whether other bidders have their BidBuddies set up.

The BidBuddy Makes it Easier to Bid on Multiple Auctions

Many bidders like to multitask and bid on several auctions at the same time. This can be challenging and can be an easy way to sink bids into an auction only to get distracted and then lose out. The BidBuddy provides a sort of safety net by placing the bids for you. It’s always worth putting 5 or 10 bids into your BidBuddy to make sure that you don’t miss out on a big win because you’re looking at more auctions or checking the winners list.

Most auctions on DealDash are won using the BidBuddy, so try using these tips to help YOU win more auctions. Check out this video below to learn how to set up your BidBuddy.