Using Mind Games to Win on DealDash

 DealDash Mind Games

Using mind games on DealDash might not be the nicest way to play, but it is smart.

Do you ever use mind games on DealDash to beat your competition? What sorts of mind games do you play? Even though it might not be the nicest way to play on DealDash it is allowed as long as you are following all of the House Rules. If you would like to see a list of the House Rules just click on this link right here. Read the rest of this article to see how other people might be playing mind games with you.

Bidder Avatars

There are some rules about what sorts of pictures that you may upload on DealDash, the official rule on avatars is the following…

Please don’t try to intimidate others or post misleading content, bid count, links, emails, etc. Thank you!”

It says very clearly that you are not allowed to post “intimidating” pictures, however, it doesn’t say that you aren’t allowed to have an avatar of your favorite items to bid on.

For example, if Legos are your favorite item to bid on you might want to have a picture of a Lego as your avatar. Or perhaps you are a musician, you might want to have a picture of a music note as an avatar. Trust me, if I entered into an auction for Legos or a guitar with either of the above avatars I would probably back out pretty quickly. If someone likes something enough to make it their avatar, well, they probably want it more than I do.

Stompers Play With Your Mind

No one likes Stompers. Stompers are someone who bids immediately after you cheating you out of your clock time. This can be done accidentally, of course, but if it happens over and over again you know that they are doing it on purpose.

When someone stomps on your bid it probably frustrates you. If you’re frustrated enough and you haven’t put in very many bids you just may back out of the auction. Stompers might be annoying and make you feel unhappy, but it’s 100% allowed. That’s one of the great things about DealDash – you can play however you like as long as you follow the House Rules.

I hope this helped you think about playing DealDash using some strategic mind games! If you’re interested in reading more tips, tactics, and tricks check out the “Tactics & Tips” section on DealDash.

Don’t forget to check out our other DealDash-related blogs, DealDash Reviews and DealDash Tips. Be sure to read these blogs every day, they will give you a lot of great information about DealDash. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

 

This blog was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Read even more at DealDashBlog.comDealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

Continuing to Look at Different Bidding Styles

 

 

If you’re just getting started at DealDash you might be puzzled at all of the different ways that people use to bid on items. This guide is a continuation of last week’s handy guide to different bidding styles.

If you’re used to classic auctions that have prices that raise by tens or even hundreds of dollars at a time you will quickly realize that DealDash is a LOT different. The price raises very slowly at the rate of 1 Penny per bid, and bidding is not as straightforward as you might think. Here are a few other ways that people bid:

The Hello/Goodbye: This particular bidder is very crafty and a little bit tricky. They usually check in at the beginning of the auction with a few bids, then stop bidding. You think that they’re gone, but suddenly they’re back again! This can go on and on for quite a while. It can get a little frustrating for the people who have been bidding consistently to not know if this bidder is going to pop up out of nowhere again, but hey, it’s a great strategy to throw people off of their bidding game.

The MUST Win At ANY price: This type of bidder has always puzzled me, and you see this type of bidder most frequently when DealDash is running one of their 3X or 5X clock time promotions. The MUST Win At ANY price bidder will clearly over bid…And keep on bidding.

Let me give you a great example. A little while back I was bidding on a $100 Toys R Us gift card. Pretty straightforward, right? I started bidding at the same time as another bidder, and we were both using our BidBuddies. As I was getting close to the BIN (Buy it Now) cost which of course is the simple formula of – price of bids X number of bids + final auction price – I figured that the other bidder had done the same calculations, and depending on what price they had purchased their bids would determine if she was going to win, I was going to win, or someone was going to jump in when both of us were out. Well, I hit the BIN cost, and shut off my BidBuddy. I had spent just about $100 in bids + final value, so I BINned the gift card, got my bids back, and wandered off to do something else. Imagine my surprise when I came back an hour or so later and this original bidder was STILL bidding! I couldn’t believe it, so I kept watching.

The bidding went on and on until she eventually “won.” However, I wouldn’t really consider it winning since she clearly spent more on bids + final value. I took note of her bidding name, and whenever I noticed that she was bidding I would watch, and this The MUST Win At ANY price bidder seemed to do the same thing at every auction. It makes no sense to me, but hey, that’s the great thing about DealDash – you can bid ANY way that you would like, it doesn’t have to make sense to anyone but yourself.

 

Those are just a couple more of the ways that people like to bid on DealDash. What’s your favorite way? Please stay tuned for future blogs where I will discuss more advanced ways to bid. For now, check out the auctions and see what you would really like to bid on, and try my tips to save bids. See you on DealDash everyone! Good luck and happy bidding.

 

Shopping From Home While Having Fun on DealDash

Do you have fun shopping on DealDash? I know I do! Let’s compare DealDash shopping versus regular shopping.

Let’s imagine something for a moment: You are in the mood to do some shopping. So you get dressed, go out into the snow, drive to the mall, drive around the parking lot for 10 minutes looking for a spot, then walk and walk and walk. You come home exhausted! That’s not my idea of fun at all! What if there was a way to get all of the items that your family needs and wants without even getting out of your PJs? I have the answer, it’s DealDash!

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Do you know why DealDash is frequently called “entertainment shopping?” Because it’s fun and entertaining! It gives you a rush to be in competition with other bidders, and when you win…What a thrill!!! Seeing those fireworks on the screen is usually the best part of my day. Have you ever gotten a thrill by shopping at a “big box” store? I doubt it. The only thing that going to big box stores does is frustrate me.

The beauty of DealDash is simple – not only do you get to stay at home in your PJs and shop online, but you also have the possibility of getting the item you want for an awesome deal if you’re the winner. And hey, if you aren’t the winner, you can always BIN (Buy it Now), get all of your bids back, and get free (and fast) shipping on your item. Remember, if you have ever “over bid” just hit the BIN button, pay retail price for the item, and DealDash will when refund all of the bids you used on that item, and you can try again another day.

Bidding online is not only fun and entertaining, but for some people it just makes life a little easier for them. For example, I have 2 small kids, and I am 9 months pregnant – doing the parking, walking, waiting in line thing just doesn’t work for me right now. My situation is temporary, but for a lot of people such as the disabled, the elderly, or people that simply don’t drive DealDash is an awesome way to shop and have fun!

So if you would like to have some fun and entertaining shopping, check out the auctions on DealDash. It’s a great way to get what you need and have a great time bidding as well. See you on DealDash everyone! Good luck and happy bidding.

Getting a Little Help From DealDash Customer Support

DealDash customer support is always ready to help you quickly and with a (virtual) smile.

Raise your hand if you have ever used DealDash’s customer support! I know I have! You can contact DealDash’s customer support anytime you have any sort of question, comment, or problem. There are a few ways that you can contact support. You can send them an email through the DealDash website, but they also have a live online support button as well. Here is the link where those are located here.

You might think to yourself “I don’t need any help!” Well, there are a few different reasons that you might like to speak to DealDash’s customer support, here are a few common reasons:

  • You might want to inquire where your package is
  • You’re new and need a little help understanding the site
  • You would like to know how to connect with DealDash on Facebook
  • You would like to report someone for fraudulent bidding (i.e. Team Bidding)
  • You might have a general question about buying bids or paying for your won auctions

Here is a great YouTube video featuring DealDash’s customer support:

I myself have contacted DealDash for quite a few reasons – last Christmas I won 3 DVDs, and for some reason they were showing delivered…To a different state! I contacted DealDash’s customer support and after looking up the tracking numbers they immediately dispatched me out 3 more of the DVDs to my address, and I received them within days. There was no argument or attitude or anything else that you might have experienced with other company’s customer support, just a friendly person on the other end who was happy to help me. 

Do you have a favorite DealDash customer support story? Leave it down below in the comments section. Also, be sure to check out the auctions and see what you can win today. See you on DealDash everyone! Good luck and happy bidding.

Taking a Look at Different Bidding Styles

If you’re just getting started at DealDash you might be puzzled at all of the different ways that people use to bid on items. Be mystified no more, here is a handy guide to a few different bidding styles.

I know when I first got started with DealDash a few years ago I was seriously confused…When you think of bidding in an auction you might picture an auctioneer raising the price higher and higher as people commit to paying a certain amount of money. Well, online auctions are totally different. Not only do the customers dictate the price by raising the price of the item by 1 Penny every time they bid, bidding is not as straightforward as you might think. Here are a few different ways that people bid:

 

The Newbie: The Newbie tends to be overexcited about their first few times on DealDash, and they bid like crazy on every auction on the home page, without even opening up the item page or doing any research whatsoever. This bidding style very rarely wins anything, and just leaves the bidder frustrated.

The Stomper: Everyone hates The Stomper. The Stomper picks an auction, and rather than bidding politely and waiting for the timer to go down to 2 or 3 seconds they bid immediately after a person, therefore cheating the person out of their “clock time.” The Stomper is not the best way to bid, because it usually ends up making people angry and they will just keep bidding til the BIN (Buy It Now) price any possibly even beyond just to spite The Stomper. However, occasionally being The Stomper can win you an auction, especially if you are bidding against The Newbie, because as we talked about above The Newbie is easily frustrated and will move on pretty quickly.

The Bid it and Quit it: The person who uses “The Bid it and Quit it” style tends to spread out small amounts on bids on many different auctions in the hopes that they might get lucky and have one of the auctions that they picked to The Bid it and Quit it are one of those magical auctions that ends for just a few cents. This bidder tends to do some research on when is the best time to bid, as well as picking lower value auctions that might not be as popular. On first glance you might think that The Bid it and Quit it and The Newbie are the same, but they are really very different – The Newbie is surprised and frustrated when they don’t win, and The Bid it and Quit it doesn’t really expect to win, they just like the thrill of possibly winning something for pennies. The Bid it and Quit it treats DealDash as if it’s a virtual scratch ticket, tossing away $5-$10 in bids in hopes of a big payoff.

Those are just a few of the ways that people like to bid on DealDash. What’s your favorite way? Please stay tuned for future blogs where I will discuss more advanced ways to bid. For now, check out the auctions and see what you would really like to bid on, and try my tips to save bids. See you on DealDash everyone! Good luck and happy bidding.

More Suggestions on How To Conserve Your Bids

We’ve talked about conserving bids before, but here are some other ideas that can hopefully help you save bids and money.

Well, there are a few different ways to try and conserve your bids for another day, and I will try to teach you about some of the easiest ways to save your bids for later.

One of the best ways to conserve your bids is to use the BidBuddy! When I very first started using DealDash a few years ago I was so confused by the Bid Buddy. At first, I thought that the BidBuddy was some kind of trick or bid waster, but really, that thinking was all wrong. The Bid Buddy is the BEST way to save bids, because when you are putting in single bids it’s very easy to lose track of the order that people are bidding in, and therefore wasting a bid by bidding too early.

The BidBuddy is a wonderful tool that DealDash provides to every single bidder, free of charge, to help them win more auctions. We all know that the majority of auctions on DealDash are won by using the BidBuddy. The BidBuddy waits until the last second to bid. You can put in as few or as many bids as you like into the BidBuddy, and it will tirelessly bid for you until your bids have run out. The BidBuddy is an awesome tool to use to conserve bids, especially if you are bidding on an auction that seems like it’s going to last late into the night, long after you have gone to bed.

 

We’ve talked about this before, but I feel that being willing to BIN (Buy It Now) is such an important way to conserve bids that we need to talk about it again. If conserving bids is important to you and your family, then you should probably only bid on things that you need and can use in everyday life instead of “taking a chance” on something that’s completely out of your price range if you don’t win. If you want to conserve bids, practice your DealDash math so you know when to stop bidding to break even with your bids + final auction cost, then stop bidding! After you do your math calculations and realize that you have reached the BIN price, use the “Buy it Now” option and pay retail price for the item. DealDash will when refund all of the bids you used on that item, and you can try again another day.

 

 

I hope that these simple tricks help you to save your bids and get the most out of your bid pack purchases. Pay attention to what you’re doing, check out the auctions and see what you would really like to bid on, and try my tips to save bids. See you on DealDash everyone! Good luck and happy bidding.

How To Conserve Your Bids

The next best thing to buying cheap bids on sale is conserving the ones you already have!

You might ask “How am I supposed to win if I am being thrifty with my bids?” Well, there are a few different ways to try and conserve your bids for another day, and I will try to teach you about some of the easiest ways to save your bids for later.

The first way is pretty obvious – only bid on items that you are willing to “go all the way” on, do your math so you know when to stop bidding to break even with your bids + final auction cost, then stop bidding! Remember, if you do your math calculations and you have reached the BIN price, use the “Buy it Now” option and pay retail price for the item. DealDash will when refund all of the bids you used on that item, and you can try again another day.

 

The next way to conserve bids is to enter the auction late. On most days at DealDash you have to get at least 1 bid in before the auction price has hit $5. These are called “No Jumper” auctions, and it basically means that DealDash doesn’t want someone who has no bids invested in an item to get to win it with just a few when other bidders have been trying hard (for hours sometimes) to win the item. However, DealDash has decided that $5 is the magic price, and as long as you get your first bid in before then you are good to sit back and wait until the competition is less fierce, say when there are only 3 or 4 people left in the auction. Some days the No Jumper auctions start at $3 instead of $5, but it’s always marked very clearly at the top of the homepage, so there’s no confusion.

The last way to conserve bids that I would like to talk about today is a little bit on the risky side – Going Mobile!! Sometimes there’s a particular auction that I am interested in that I won’t be at home to catch, so normally I would just load up my BidBuddy with the appropriate number of bids to break even if I win, and hope for the best. However, now that DealDash has made a great mobile site it’s easy to bid “on the go.” This way I can monitor the auction from my phone and step in at just the right moment instead of bidding from the beginning and probably losing to someone who started at the $3 or $4 mark. I say that this is a “risky” way to try and conserve bids because there have been MANY times that I have planned on monitoring an auction from my phone, but by the time that I remember to check it’s already passed the $5 No Jumper limit. So if it’s something that you are extremely interested in I would suggest setting an alarm on your phone to remind you to check the auction.

That’s it! Those are just a few simple ways to save your bids and get the most out of your bid pack purchases. Pay attention to what you’re doing, check out the auctions and see what you would really like to bid on, and try my tips to save bids. See you on DealDash everyone! Good luck and happy bidding.