What’s So Different About DealDash?

What’s so different about DealDash? Is a question that a lot of people have asked me over the years.

Well, I’ll tell you. There is a huge difference between DealDash and a lot of the other bidding sites out there. I have tried so many different sites, some fairly similar to DealDash – as in you pay for a pack of bids, and people use bids to increase the price of the auction by 1 penny per bid. However, I have also tried out some very strange bidding models out there: There are some sites out there that each bid increases the auction by MORE than 1 penny per bid, and other sites that start off the auction at a high price and each bid DEcreases the final auction value. However, there are a lot of things about DealDash that are so great and not available on all of the other bidding sites. Here’s a short list:

  • Customer Service – Here’s where DealDash differs from all of the other bidding sites in my opinion. DealDash customer service is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. The other bidding sites have customer service, of course, but DealDash’s is the BEST! Every single interaction that I’ve ever had with a customer service rep has been positive, even if it wasn’t the answer that I was hoping for.
  • BIN (Buy It Now) – BIN is an awesome feature of DealDash, the price to buy the item and get all of your bids back is very clear and transparent from the very beginning of the auction. Other bidding sites have different version of the BIN, but as I can attest to, a lot of the bidding sites other than DealDash don’t offer you the full value of your bids when you buy their auctions after not winning.
  • New and Unique Brands – If you haven’t been to DealDash recently, take a look at the new and interesting brands that they have incorporated into their website. They are some very interesting brands that are high end, and you can end up getting a really great deal on them. Some of them are items that are made in the USA, and others are exotic foreign brands.

There are so many other wonderful things about DealDash that separates them from the rest of the crowd. Please check back on Saturday and I’ll tell you some of the other great differences about our favorite bidding site! Good luck and happy bidding everyone. See you all on DealDash.com!

 

To be continued this Saturday…

Everyone Wins With DealDash

If you’re reading this as a seasoned DealDash veteran, you know how easy your first few wins on DealDash can be. If you’re a Newbie here, let me tell you all about how easy it is to win.

Your first few wins are going to be remarkably easy for you! As long as you pay attention and start small with a $10 gift card or a small item then it will be very easy for you to get a few wins under your belt. This doesn’t apply, of course, if you decide to “Go big or go home” and try to win an Xbox One or huge TV as your first win. Winning a really big and valuable prize can take a lot of time, effort, and research. However, if you are new and just starting go ahead and jump right in! DealDash has a satisfaction guarantee with your first bid pack, so there’s nothing to lose.

If you’re interested in the money back guarantee, here are the details, straight from the DealDash Terms of Service page:

No Questions Asked 100% Money Back Guarantee

Bidders on DealDash are entitled to a No Questions Asked 100% Money Back Guarantee on their first Bid Pack purchase. Should a bidder be unsatisfied with the service for any reason, they are entitled to get their entire first Bid Pack purchase fully refunded. Simply email refunds@dealdash.com within 90 days and request for the refund. The refund will be credited back to you in 7 days. The refund will be granted regardless of if you have won or lost auctions, or whether you have bids left on your account or not. Only 1 refund per person.

If you have been around DealDash a little bit longer than a total Newbie, and you’ve won some easy auctions, maybe it’s time for you to branch out and try some more challenging ones. If you have found an auction that you’re interested in winning, the best plan for you is to open the actual auction page itself up and check out it’s statistics. When you are looking at an open auction page it will tell you a lot of the information that you need to know. On the left side, from top to bottom you will see the BIN (Buy It Now) price, the previous winners and what the auction ended at, and then below that you will see the bidders currently bidding on the auction.

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Once you have seen the BIN price you can decide if you’re ready to go “all the way” and BIN if you don’t win, you can see if the auction seems like it’s going to be on the higher or lower final value, and finally you can see if there is some really tough competition. Use this information, and it will help you decide if you’re ready to bid!

Good luck and happy bidding everyone! See you on DealDash.com!

 

Exploring Birthstones with DealDash

Are you interested in jewelry, or have a family member who is? Most women (and some men!) enjoy getting jewelry with their birthstones incorporated into the designs.

However, as someone who likes jewelry but doesn’t know a while lot about it, whenever I decide to give someone a gift of birthstone I either have to look up a chart to see which stone goes with which month, or I just ask the jeweler when I’m shopping. I find it very interesting that each month’s stones are so different from each other, and in my experience each person’s stone seems to complement them. For example, I am a February birthday, and my stone is amethyst, which is great for me, because purple is my second favorite color. If you look below, there is a simple chart of birth months and the birthstones that go with them.

 

You might be interested to know that the basic birthstone list that we currently use today was established in 1912 by the National Association of Jewelers to promote the sale of gemstones. Not all months had just one birthstone, either. For example, the March birthstone was bloodstone with an alternate listed as aquamarine. June had both pearl and moonstone listed; August named sardonyx and peridot; October had opal and tourmaline; and December was turquoise with the alternate being lapis. However, not all months have an alternate stone – as with February, why mess with perfection?!

Since we’re in the month of March, though, let’s talk about March’s birthstone, the aquamarine. Aquamarine has a rich color and has long been a symbol of youth, health and hope. Its mesmerizing color ranges from pale to deep blue and are reminiscent of the sea. A perfect birthstone for March, the Aquamarine creates a beautiful accent to spring and summer wardrobes. In ancient times, the aquamarine was thought to cure heart, liver, and stomach diseases—all one had to do was drink the water in which the gem had been soaking. Early sailors believed that aquamarine talismans, etched with the likeness of the sea god Neptune, protected them against ocean dangers. Nowadays most people would think that’s silly, of course, but no matter how silly it is, it doesn’t take away from the beauty of March’s birthstone, the aquamarine.

 

If you’re in the market to do a little jewelry shopping, why not see what DealDash has to offer? DealDash often has ear rings, necklaces, bracelets, and jewelry boxes available for auction. And don’t forget, if you are bidding on an item and you don’t end up winning, you can always Buy It Now (BIN) and get all of your bids back. This is especially useful in the case of gift cards, since DealDash even provides free shipping! Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

 

 

Let’s Play a Game! How Much Do You Know About DealDash?

I thought we might have a little fun today on the blog. Let’s test your DealDash knowledge!

Here’s how it will work – I’ll put up 10 questions here at the top, see how many you can answer, I will put the answers down at the bottom of the article. Have fun and no peeking until you answer the questions!

  1. When was DealDash founded?
  2. What does BIN stand for?
  3. How much does DealDash charge for shipping?
  4. How many items per week can you win?
  5. There are two DealDash offices. Where are they located?
  6. What bidding tool does DealDash offer to everyone free of charge?
  7. Does DealDash ever give away free bids?
  8. How long do you have to pay for your auction after winning?
  9. What hours is DealDash open for bidding?
  10. Is DealDash legit?

 

Are you still thinking? Do you need a little more time? Are you ready with your answers? Scroll down to see the correct answers and see how many you got right!

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  1. When was DealDash founded? DealDash was founded in February of 2009 by William Wolfram. Seven years later, the company has 8 million US registered shoppers.
  2. What does BIN stand for? Buy It Now. If you do not win an auction, you can get your bids back, by using the unique DealDash Buy It Now option. If you bid 100 times on a $50 Walmart Gift Card and don’t win, you can just buy the item for $50 and get all your bids back for free. You can now re-use your bids to try to win another auction!
  3. How much does DealDash charge for shipping? Nothing! DealDash offers free shipping on absolutely 100% of everything both won and BINned on the site. There is even free shipping on extremely heavy items such as furniture.
  4. How many items per week can you win? You may win up to 9 auctions per week. You can follow how many wins that you have accumulated by logging in and looking at the winning limit slots right next to the bid amount. The system will not allow you to bid after you have reached your limit. All remaining BidBuddies will be automatically cancelled.
  5. There are two DealDash offices. Where are they located? The two DealDash offices are located in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Helsinki, Finland.
  6. What bidding tool does DealDash offer to everyone free of charge? DealDash offers a great bidding tool called the BidBuddy to every single bidder, free of charge. 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 or cancel and re-start it at any point in the auction.
  7. Does DealDash ever give away free bids? Yes!! Anyone who has won an auction for a tangible item (no bid packs or gift cards) can post a photo of themselves with the item and post it on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest to earn bids. There is an article that I wrote detailing exactly how to accomplish this at this link here.
  8. How long do you have to pay for your auction after winning? You have exactly 14 days to pay for your winning auction. You can find your winning auctions on your DealDash dashboard.
  9. What hours is DealDash open for bidding? DealDash is open 24 hours, 7 days per week! Unlike a lot of other bidding sites, DealDash never closes, not even on holidays.
  10. Is DealDash legit? DealDash is 100% legit. Here is an article that I wrote detailing DealDash’s Better Business Bureau and SiteJabber scores at this link here.

How did you do? Did you know all of the answers or did you have to peek? I hope you enjoyed this little DealDash quiz. If you’re interested in reading even more tips and tricks check out the “Tactics & Tips” section on DealDash. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

 

 

 

DealDash is Trustworthy, and Here’s Proof

  Did you know that DealDash is a Better Business Bureau accredited business?

Not only that, even more impressively DealDash is actually rated an A+ on the Better Business Bureau. There are a few different ways that the Better Business Bureau uses to rate businesses. Some of these ways include:

 

  • Length of time business has been operating
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size
  • Response to any complaint(s) filed against business
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business

 

According to the Better Business Bureau website, they have a total of 156 reviews on BBB, and 145 of them are positive, and 5 of them are neutral. Those are some really great percentages of happy customers.

It’s just about impossible to be a large company without having any complaints at all, and DealDash has had just 22 complaints in the last year. That’s an amazingly low number of complaints if you take into consideration that DealDash does literally hundreds of transactions per day, and thousands upon thousands of members.

If the Better Business Bureau A+ rating doesn’t impress you – how about a 4.5 out of 5 star rating on SiteJabber? What is SiteJabber you might ask? SiteJabber is a web site for customers to find trustworthy online businesses and avoid scams. SiteJabber was founded in 2008 in San Francisco, California and has been described as “the Yelp for websites and online businesses”. Customers create SiteJabber accounts to rate and review online businesses using an overall star-rating as well as criteria such as service, value, shipping, returns and quality. SiteJabber receives over 1 million monthly visitors and have reviews of over 45,000 online businesses, so you know they’re legit.

If you go to SiteJabber and look up DealDash, they have 2,972 reviews and over 2,400 of the reviews are either 4 or 5 star ratings. Again, it’s so amazing considering how many people use DealDash every day.

I hope that this reassures those of you who might have been a little bit skeptical about exactly how legit DealDash really is. If you’re interested in reading even more tips and tricks check out the “Tactics & Tips” section on DealDash. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

Want More DealDash? Try YouTube!

We have been talking about social media a lot lately, have you ever visited DealDash’s YouTube page?

 

When you first visit DealDash’s YouTube page a video on the very basics of how DealDash works begins to play. Here is that video:

 

After you have watched that video, then it’s time to explore! DealDash has just over 25 videos posted, and over 3,125 subscribers.

Did you know that DealDash was featured on the show The Balancing Act? If you missed it, you can check it out on the DealDash YouTube page. Here is the video below:

Did you know that video has an amazing 134,117 views?! The ladies that are featured in that video are the same ladies that I bet that you have seen on DealDash’s TV commercial that comes on quite frequently. If you haven’t seen the TV commercial, check it out below:

I don’t want to spoil all of the videos for you by posting them here, so just one more that gave me a chuckle – the DealDash-Indiana Jones mashup video, which you can watch below:

As you can see, the DealDash YouTube page offers a pretty large variety of different styles and types of videos for you to watch. There are also some YouTube reviews of DealDash, as well as some product reviews as well.

Of course, there are other videos on YouTube with people describing their experiences on DealDash – I even have one myself! If you would like to check out the video that I made for DealDash, please see below:

In my opinion DealDash should strive to post more videos on their YouTube channel. How about we help out DealDash in growing their YouTube channel? If you have made a YouTube video regarding DealDash, please feel free to leave a link to your video in the comments and I will be sire to forward it to the folks at DealDash that take care of the social media sites and maybe you could be the next face on the YouTube page for DealDash!

I hope this article made you want to check out DealDash’s YouTube page. If you watch all of their videos you are bound to pick up some bidding tips and tricks that will be useful on DealDash. If you’re interested in reading even more tips and tricks please check out the “Tactics & Tips” section on DealDash. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

 

On Social Media? Get FREE Bids With DealDash

 

Are you aware that you can get FREE bids from posting your wins on social media?Here’s a quick lesson on how it works.

 

Are you a member of Pinterest? I personally LOVE Pinterest, though it can be a little frustrating to see all of the awesome projects that people make and know that I don’t have enough time to make them myself. However, most everyone DOES have enough time to get free bids from DealDash using Pinterest. Here are the instructions on how to get them:

1. Take a picture of yourself showcasing an item you have won on DealDash.
2. Upload a pin to your “DealDash” board on Pinterest.
3. Add a description to your pin, for example: “I got this $468 KitchenAid Mixer for only $2.84 and 58 bids! Thanks DealDash, I love my new mixer and now cooking is so much easier!”
5. After you have pinned, click “Edit”
4. Copy and paste the link to the source section (See the instructions below):

http://www.dealdash.com/?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=board&utm_campaign=testimonial_pin

5. Send an email with a link to your post to support@dealdash.com. Label it “Pinterest post”.

If the item value is $99 and higher you’ll get 50 Free Bids
If the item value is less than $99 you’ll get 10 Free Bids

You can get free bids by following DealDash and posting photos on Twitter. If you are going to take photos of your wins to post on Facebook and Pinterest to get free bids, why not also post them on Twitter? Here’s how to do it. You need to follow DealDash on Twitter at this ink here. After you get your win, (big or small) you can get free bids by simply taking a photo of yourself holding the auction win and posting the picture on Twitter with a quick message such as “I got this – ____________ item – @DealDash for – ___________ bids- & $ – ___________ final auction price-. I love it! #DealDash also gives #FREE shipping!” Just “fill in the blanks” with the appropriate answers, and you are all set!

1. Take a picture of yourself with an item you have won on DealDash.
2. Follow DealDash on Google+ http://tiny.cc/k4iyhx
3.  Post the picture to your Google+ page and include a short description about the win, for example: “I won this Gaggia espresso machine for only $8.28 and used 186 bids on DealDash. Thanks #DealDash! See how much you can save at www.dealdash.com/join.php?t=g+
4. Please check that the post is public.
5. Make sure that the post includes the link and you have tagged DealDash. You can tag DealDash easily by using +DealDash

6. To notify DealDash that you have posted a picture on Google+, please send an email with a link to your post to support@dealdash.com and caption it “Google Plus post“.

If the item value is $99 and higher you’ll get 50 Free Bids
If the item value is less than $99 you’ll get 10 Free Bids

 

Most people have a Facebook account even if you don’t use it every day. If you would like to get free bids from posting pictures on the Facebook DealDash page just go to this link here, and “Like”  it so you can see all of the great posts as well as being able to post your own pictures and videos to get free bids every week. DealDash provides the instructions on how to get free bids from Facebook:

“Submit a picture to our Facebook page following these guidelines and you’ll get up to 200 free bids plus be entered to win a 1,000 Bid Pack! Every Monday, DealDash will select the best picture of the previous week and award a 1,000 Bid Pack to the winner. The best picture will naturally be shared to the all the Facebook fans of DealDash. Photos of items valued under $99 are excluded from this weekly contest.”

Follow these steps to get your free bids:

1. Select an item you have won on DealDash to feature in the photo.
2. Take a high quality photo clearly showing yourself and the item you won.
3. Post photo to DealDash’s Facebook page and add a description which should include the following information: the item name, retail price, how much you paid for the item and a personal comment about the win as well. For example: “I got this $688 Garmin GPS on @DealDash. I paid just $6.08 and used 62 bids! Thanks DealDash, I will never get lost again!”
4. In the end of the caption, please include the following sentence and the link (See the picture below):
See how much you can save at: www.dealdash.com/join.php?utm_source=customer%20testimonials&utm_medium=pictures&utm_campaign=facebook

 

If the item value is $199 or above you’ll get 200 Free Bids!

If the item value is $99 to $198 you’ll get 75 Free Bids!

If the item value is less than $99 you’ll get 10 Free Bids!

You can see all of these instructions and guidelines on the DealDash Facebook page here. Sorry, these must be actual items, not gift cards or bid packs.

 

I hope this helped some of you that didn’t know about using social media to get free bids! If you’re interested in reading even more tips and tricks check out the “Tactics & Tips” section on DealDash. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!