How I Decide What to Bid On

There are so many great items to bid on when you go to DealDash sometimes it’s hard to choose what you really want.

I really think that the most important thing to do before you make any kind of bidding commitment is to do your research! Once you have found something that you would really like to win and you feel like you can commit yourself to going all the way to the BIN price if you have to, then start checking out every auction for the item you want, as well as similar items.

For instance, if you are interested in a certain outdoor grill then make sure that you put every grill that’s even remotely similar with the similar BIN price on your watch list. You can put them on your watch list by clicking the little star in the upper right corner, and DealDash will save the auction for you so you can come back later and check it out. It’s one of my favorite DealDash features.

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The reason that you want to put the other similar grills onto your watch list is that some people aren’t too particular about name brand, color, etc. and they are just trying to win a grill, any grill. You will especially find this to be true when people are doing their Christmas shopping and they are bidding on DealDash to pick up gifts for people.

Once you have all of these grills (or whatever item you are interested in of course!) on your watch list you should try to watch each and every grill auction, and take note of what day and time they begin, and what the final auction price is. That way you can get a better idea of when might be your best time to take the plunge and start bidding. Just make sure that you get your first bid in before the auction hits $5 or you will be locked out.

So, DealDashers, that is how I decide what to bid on when I visit DealDash. Sometimes the plan works out beautifully and I won an awesome item, and other times I end up Buying It Now and using my bids a different day. That’s the fun of DealDash, you never know who will win! So go ahead and check out the auctions and see what you would really like to bid on and WIN! See you on DealDash everyone! Good luck and happy bidding.

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Shirley loves to shop, save and win on DealDash!

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Shopping on DealDash can be a real exciting and fun thrill! For those looking for a fun and exciting shopping experience than DealDash may be a great site to try and completely risk free too!! For first time bidders, if you don’t win an auction with your first bid pack purchase DealDash will give you all those bids back to try one more time!

Three great DealDash features!

1. Bid SalesDealDash offers great Bid sales to its customers almost on a weekly basis! You’ll likely won’t find cheaper bids on any other penny auction site around.

2. Buy it Now – As there can be only one winner in each auction, DealDash offers a unique option to buy the item you were bidding on at regular retail price and get all the bids used in the auction back for free! This is called the “Buy it Now”. Most other penny auction sites don’t offer any type of option for those that lose the auction. With DealDash’s Buy it Now option you can always rest assure that no matter what you are bidding on you can always get your bids back in case you lose the auction.

3. Winning limitsDealDash has fantastic winning limits which allow for more people to win auctions! On average 7/10 people win auctions on DealDash. Shoppers are allowed to win a maximum of 9 auctions per week. Six auctions valued less than $200 and three auctions valued more than $200. Many of the items are also marked “One-Per-User” which means once you win that item, you are blocked from bidding on that same item in the again – this does not reset either! Most recently DealDash introduced No Jumper™ auctions. No Jumper™ auctions do not let new bidders enter the auction once the price hits $5.00. This means there are less bidders and the auctions end sooner!

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Did you know… You can post a photo of yourself or family member showcasing one of your DealDash wins to the DealDash Facebook timeline and earn 10 Free Bids! Click to learn more.

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21 June 2012

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There are so many places for shopping today. Little shops downtown, huge stores in the outskirts, glossy malls, flee-markets in the old city centres and in out of use stables out in the countryside. Woo, a choice for all tastes! And then there is the Internet with its regular virtual shops and its more exciting penny auctions.

Never in the history of humanity have people bought so much. Our whole life and even national economies seem to orbit shopping. Here we go round the prickly pear… such a glittering and alluring prickly pear we have us here!

The resourcefulness of people when thinking new ways of doing old things never ceases to surprise me. It’s pretty often that we bump into such resourcefulness. Like with DealDash. But, who’s DealDash?

DealDash is a next generation penny auction company that has a site in which saving money when you buy is fun. DealDash is based out of New York, NY and Helsinki, Finland. Bicultural NB. The Finnish half focuses on building the software and creating the experience known as dealdash.com. Because please note, that shopping on the Internet is not necessarily only shopping -a simple act of purchasing something – but an experience, holistic I guess? The American half concentrates on markets, selling and customer services in the US market. That sounds like an intelligent division of labour, Americans definitely know how to sell and treat clients nicely, whilst Finland seems to have some sort of overgrowth in talented computer specialists.

The history is interesting. Really young William Wolfram tried a penny auction and did not win. He found penny-auctioning fun, but felt it was unfair to pay for each bid and then lose all the money each bid had cost. So his inventive brain said: ‘We can do this better’. And they did.

Over time, DealDash became known as the fair and honest, risk-free alternative to penny auctions. It is the 4th largest company in its field in the world. 21 servers are currently operating the site. DealDash ships more than 20,000 products a month (holy mackerel!) all of it outsourced to trusted partners and retailers like Amazon. DealDash eliminates the risk of bidding by offering a fair and honest Buy it Now -option. So, if you don’t win the auction, you have the option to buy the desired item at its normal retail price and get a full refund on all the bids back to your account for free. So you can go on auctioning. The shipping is free inside the US and Canada and every day there are new items (that’s manna for all shopping-crazies!) There are 305,000 registered US based shoppers; 200,000 bids placed a day; 40,000 active unique users. 92% of the sales transactions come from repeat buyers, which proves DealDash is liked.

Shopping is certainly changing its nature; DealDash has stayed in business longer than any other similar auction site. So that means there must be something more attractive to it than in the other auction sites. And after a thorough analysis of this new social phenomenon I deduce it is because DealDash makes shopping a game.

If you want to get the best out of DealDash, you have to play. That means: spending enough time on DealDash (the average session lasts 49 min); observing other auctioneers (find out their strategy! This is like planning a battle!), and then getting on to the auctioning in a smart way. So if you have the time and patience to spare you could save up to 99% on DealDash. If you don’t win, it’s fine; you’re safe because you won’t lose! So shopping on DealDash is like playing a computer game.

Shopping was never a game before; it was just shopping. But times are a change; and so is shopping.

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