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!

 

 

Basketball Fans! The Season is Ready to Start

It’s October now and the 2015-2016 NBA season is about to begin! Let’s learn a little about basketball, then I’ll show you how you can get your own equipment to play at home on DealDash.

This upcoming 2015–16 NBA season is the 70th season of the National Basketball Association, isn’t that amazing? This year’s regular season will begin on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at the United Center, which is the home of the Chicago Bulls, who will be hosting a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the early game. Later on in the night game the 2015 NBA champions Golden State Warriors will be hosting the New Orleans Pelicans. Who’s your favorite team? I live in Boston, so everyone here is wild about the Celtics, but in my heart I will always be a North Carolina girl, so the Charlotte Hornets are my top pick. Speaking of North Carolina and basketball, my fun trivia question for you is: What high school did Michael Jordan attend? If you answered Emsley A. Laney High you would be correct! I also attended Laney, but quite a few years after Michael.

Even though the NBA was established in 1946, the actual game of basketball was invented in 1891 in Springfield, Mass. The inventor of the game was a Phys Ed teacher named James Naismith, he invented basketball as a less injury-prone sport than football. After spreading around the fun of his new game, The first public basketball game was played in Springfield, Massachusetts, on March 11, 1892.

If you enjoy watching basketball, then you might agree that playing basketball is even more fun! However, not everyone has easy access to a basketball court, so the next best thing is to set up your own basketball hoop in your driveway at home. DealDash has quite a few different basketball hoops that you can choose from, there are freestanding basketball hoops in both adult and youth sized, as well as stationary hoops that need to be mounted. Of course, if you’re setting up a basketball hoop you’re going to need a ball! DealDash has you covered on that one, too. They offer both official and youth sized basketballs.

Lifetime 90022 32-inch Youth/Indoor Portable Basketball SystemVoit Lite 80 Junior BasketballLifetime 44-Inch Court Height-Adjustable Basketball HoopOfficial NBA Zi/O Excel Basketball, Size 7

If the outdoors aren’t really your thing, I totally understand. Up here in New England it’s absolutely too cold to be hanging out outside anytime after November, but don’t worry. DealDash has a solution for that, too. They occasionally offer an arcade-style basketball game up for auction. It’s just like the kind you might find at a family fun center, and it’s a great edition for your basement or playroom. You can get your basketball fix no matter what the weather!

MD Sports Medal 2-Player Basketball Game

I hope this article has got you excited about basketball! If you’re interested in getting some items to get you started head on over to DealDash. DealDash has all of the pieces of equipment that we talked about, as well as water bottles, sports watches, and plenty of other items that you can use to start yourself off right. Check out the Hobbies, Toys, Outdoors, & Games category and I’m sure that you’ll find something that you just love. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

 

 

 

Ready 2 Fish

Are You “Ready 2 Fish?”

Now that we have finally entered the thralls of Summer it’s time for a time-honored summer tradition…Fishing!

“Are You Ready 2 Fish?” was the questions that I posed in the title, and if you are an avid fisher you must know that I am referring to the “Ready 2 Fish” sporting goods company. Ready 2 Fish has all sorts of different fishing supplies that are an integral part of the fishing hobby.

The Ready2Fish company has been around for quite some time, they created the original and complete combo fishing system over 20 years ago to help make fishing affordable, fun and easy for families and the casual fisher. Fishing is the simple, inexpensive way to enjoy the outdoors with family and friends. Luckily for us, Ready 2 Fish makes it hassle and worry-free so you can focus on the fun, the fish and the great memories you create with your family.

Not only does Ready 2 Fish help the average family be able to afford to outfit the whole family with affordable gear, they also have a philanthropic side, as well. Ready 2 Fish helps empower women by donating a portion of every pink Ready 2 Fish product purchase to the Bright Pink organization. This contribution will further support the Bright Pink mission of breast and ovarian health education while providing women a new way to be active and enjoy their life even more for a better, brighter future. Now isn’t that something special?

Ready 2 Fish Pink Spin Combo with Kit

A lovely example of one of the Ready 2 Fish pink products would be the The Pink Spin Combo Ready 2 Fish performance series kit. This particular combo was designed for the female angler.The rod is 5-ft 6-in, and is a 2-pc Medium/Light Spin Rod. This rod has a Split Grip Handle. The reel is even pre-spooled to make things even easier to get started.

South Bend Ready To Fish 136-Piece 2 Tray Tackle Box

If you’re just getting started into the fishing hobby, one of the first thing that you are going to need besides a rod and reel is a tackle box. The Ready To Fish 136-Piece 2 Tray Tackle Box would be a great place to start. The pack includes just about everything that you need to get started – 136 sturdy pieces that includes various sizes of  tackle box with various trays, jig heads, 3/0 & 7 split shot, poly stringer, lures, 30 size 2 bait holder hooks, two 6″ curl tail worms, various sizes of  curl tail grubs, 31 each size 4 & 6 bait holder hooks, one hook disgorger, weights, swivels, and floats. All the pieces are neatly arranged in a box. Now that’s a lot of fishing fun waiting to be had right there!

 

If you would like to introduce your family to a great family-friendly hobby, how about starting with a Ready 2 Fish product? Head on over to DealDash and check out the upcoming Ready 2 Fish auctions. If you see one you are interested in, go ahead and hit the blue “Alert Me” button and DealDash will send you a quick email when one becomes available. Good luck and happy bidding everyone, set your Bid Buddies and go out and enjoy the beautiful summer weather!

Ready 2 Fish

Nikon

Nikon, the Grandfather of Modern Photography

Nikon has been a cornerstone brand of the photography industry for decades. Isn’t it time you picked one up?

Nikon has been around for YEARS. It was actually originally founded in 1917 under the name Japan Optical Industries Co., Ltd, but they changed their name to Nikon in 1988 after the huge successes that they had with their cameras. And talk about success! For nearly 30 years, Nikon’s F-series SLRs were the most widely used small-format cameras among professional photographers as well as by the U.S. space program. Nikon popularized many features in professional SLR photography, such as the modular camera system with interchangeable lenses, viewfinders, motor drives, and data backs; integrated light metering and lens indexing; electronic strobe flashguns instead of expendable flashbulbs; electronic shutter control; evaluative multi-zone “matrix” metering; and built-in motorized film advance. Basically, when you think of any film-based SLR camera, Nikon was there first, offering the features that we all care about.

Nikon D3300 DSLR with AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm, Red

Let’s talk about the different Nikons that are available. My personal dream camera is the Nikon D3300 DSLR camera. Being kind of a girly-girl, I absolutely adore the fact that this camera comes in a beautiful red color. But besides the colors, it comes with an awesome AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens. This lens is capable of capturing things with ease, right down to the tiniest detail, it captures high-resolution images up to 6000 x 4000 pixels. That’s way more pixels than you will ever need, no matter how many birthdays, graduations, or vacations you might be attending and be “VolunTold” to take pictures of with your awesome Nikon camera. This particular camera also has a 3″ LCD screen, records in HD video, and has Optical Image Stabilization to reduce the effects of camera shake and vibration to minimize blurring in your shots.

After you have gotten your Nikon camera, be it the D3300, the D3200, or whichever model you are interested in, the next step you might want to take is to get some different lenses for your new camera. The lens that your Nikon comes with will be a great all-purpose lens, but if you need something more specialized, here are a few choices available from DealDash:

Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 Lens

Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Zoom Lens

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Telephoto Zoom Lens

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Standard Zoom Lens

If you are interested in a Nikon camera or any of it’s many accessories such as an external flash,  head on over to DealDash. You can find Nikon cameras in different models, book your Bid Buddy, and sit back and enjoy the watching and bidding in the auction. However, also remember, if you have bid up the auction to the point of retail price you should go ahead and hit the “Buy It Now” (BIN) button, because when you BIN the item for the retail price you get every single one of your bids back, immediately. You can then use the bids all over again to try and win another auction. Good luck and Happy Bidding, everyone!

Nikon

Have You “Gone Pro” With GoPro yet?

GoPro is a truly different kind of camera than you’re used to. You don’t have to be into “Extreme Sports” to find them useful.

GoPro  is a rugged and lightweight camera, and small enough to fit into a pocket or purse. You don’t need to be a professional photographer to take awesome pictures with the GoPro. Not only does this camera take single photos it also takes HD video!  

You also don’t have to spend as much as you think you do to get a GoPro – The entry level model is called the GoPro HERO, and the list price on that model is just $159.95. Even though the GoPro HERO is their entry level model they don’t skimp on the features. The GoPro HERO Action Camcorder features high-quality 1080p 30 and 720p 60 video, and 5MP photos up to 5 fps, GoPro HERO Action Camcorder captures the same immersive footage that’s made the higher-level GoPro cameras one of the best-selling cameras in the world.

HERO4

If you are looking for a model with more features, the GoPro HERO4 is what you’re looking for! The GoPro HERO4 offers 1080p 60 and 720p 120 video and 12MP photos at a staggering 30 frames per second. It has the convenience of a touch display. The GoPro HERO4 is also compatible with WiFi and Bluetooth so you can connect to the internet and upload your pictures and videos. This device is both wearable and mountable and it is also waterproof to 40m. Some other features of the The GoPro HERO4 include: HiLight Tag, QuikCapture, Protune, Night Photo and Night Lapse.

Based in San Mateo, California, GoPro, Inc. is an American-based corporation that is in the high-definition personal camera business. The company was founded by Nick Woodman in 2002. Woodman started the company following a 2002 surf trip to Australia in which he was hoping to capture quality action photos of his surfing, but could not because amateur photographers could not get close enough, or obtain quality equipment at reasonable prices. His desire for a camera system that could capture the professional angles inspired the ‘GoPro’ name. Woodman initially raised a portion of the money for his company by selling bead and shell belts for $20 out of his VW van, and later, fashionable camera straps. He also received over $230,000 in investment from his parents. Though GoPro had modest beginnings, you might be interested to know that they now have over 860 employees!

If you are interested in a GoPro or any of it’s many accessories head on over to DealDash. You can find GoPro cameras in different models, chest mount harnesses, battery chargers, clamp mounts, wall chargers, and more!