How to Be a Great Bidder

Everyone can be a great bidder on DealDash! It just takes a little practice and time to learn how to bid smart.

Are you a new bidder that dreams about being a power bidder someday? Did you get hooked on DealDash and now find yourself wanting to be the best bidder that you can be? Do you now find yourself wondering how you can improve your bidding as time goes on? Well, let’s examine how we are bidding and maybe we can improve your bidding so you can go on to get that next big win at DealDash.

Bid smart – A smart bidder is a great bidder, so bid smart by bidding on things that you would buy at the store anyway such as kitchen or everyday household items so even if you don’t win these auctions while you are practicing your bidding you can BIN (Buy It Now) them for retail value, get free shipping, and you are not out any extra money. Once you have attained your bidding goals and feel confident then you can move on to bigger, better, and more difficult to win auctions.

The price of bids – Are you paying the lowest price possible for your bids? The best time to buy bids is to wait for a big sale on bids and buy the largest bid pack that you are able to afford.

When you are up against some stiff competition on DealDash the only thing that really matters is who gets the last bid in. And how do you get the last bid in? By having more bidding power than the other bidders! The person who pays the least for bids and buys them in the biggest bid pack is going to be able to bid for longer, outlasting the competition on auctions. So buying bids in a large volume is one way that you can be a great bidder.

Setting goals – Setting reasonable goals is a wonderful way to become a great bidder. If you keep bidding on the same easier auctions again and again how will you ever improve your technique? By setting progressively difficult bidding goals is a good way to practice your bidding and come out on top! Think about what your dream win would be and make a plan to get yourself there.

I hope that you found this article helpful in your quest to become a great bidder on DealDash. Good bidders turn into great ones with practice. Go ahead and get some practice in now. Check out DealDash today and see how much you can save! Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

 

DealDash Makes Life Better

DealDash has definitely improved my life. How can they improve yours?

To start off with, DealDash is a category of website known as “Shopping Entertainment.” So, I would say that the first way that DealDash has improved my life is that they entertain me! I personally love to bid and BIN (Buy It Now) products that I would normally buy anyway, such as baby products, kid’s toys, movies, and household things. By using DealDash and enjoying their shopping entertainment model I am having fun shopping – so much more fun than if I were to just make a list and go shopping.

Speaking of going shopping, DealDash saves me time and aggravation. They say that time is money, and I must be poor, because I have no time to spare. Just the thought of packing up snacks, bottles, diapers, and spare clothes for a simple trip to one of the “big box” stores makes me feel annoyed. Then to actually pack up the things for the journey, shove all of the kids in the car, drive to the store, and somehow wrangle all three of them while doing my shopping does not sound like a good time to me. However, sitting on the couch in my PJs, sipping a coffee while the kids play in the playroom and I play on DealDash – now that sounds like a fun morning in my opinion.

DealDash saves me money. Now, I know that some of the people that read this blog may not agree with me, but I have saved a TON of money by using DealDash. My secret is simple, I only bid on things that I am absolutely prepared to BIN. That way either I win and get a great deal, or if I don’t win I can always pay the retail price and get all of my bids back immediately to use again. I feel like the people who say they aren’t saving money with DealDash just aren’t using the tools that DealDash offers, such as the BIN program. Other auction sites only give you a fraction of credit if you want to buy their items, DealDash gives you every single bid back that you used.

I hope that this article gave you some inspiration of how to use DealDash more effectively. If you’d like to think about how much time DealDash can save you, how about checking out the clocks that they have up for auction? You can see them at this link right here. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

 

 

Coffee Talk With DealDash

Almost everyone I know (with the exception of a few odd ones!) loves coffee. Some people like hot, some like iced, and some don’t care as long as it’s in their cup.

 

There are lots of different ways to get coffee – the busiest of the busy people just go ahead and buy it from the coffee shop, but most people like to make their coffee at home to save money and the hassle of going out to the coffee shop. Luckily for us, DealDash has a huge array of different ways for us to get our java fix. Let’s start with the Keurig machine.

Keurig

Most people have used a Keurig at some point in time, but in case you’re not familiar with the Keurig, the K-Cup is a plastic container with a paper filter inside. Ground coffee beans, tea leaves, or other flavor mixes are packed in the K-Cup and sealed with an air-tight lid. This keeps the coffee grounds fresher for much longer than traditional bags. When the K-Cup is placed in a Keurig brewer, the brewer punctures both the foil lid and the bottom of the K-Cup with a sharp implement, and forces hot water under pressure through the K-Cup and into your mug of choice. Yummm. Smell that fresh brewed coffee. If you haven’t gotten around to getting yourself a Keurig yet, DealDash offers Keurig machines as well as the K-Cups to go with them. Check them out on DealDash now.

Mr. Coffee 12-Cup Programmable Coffee MakerHamilton Beach 12-Cup 2-Way FlexBrew Coffee Maker, Silver/Black

If brewing huge pots of coffee for yourself and your family is more your style, then you’re in luck. DealDash also offers the two most popular brands of drip coffee makers, Mr. Coffee and Hamilton Beach. This type of coffee maker has been around for over 100 years, but of course it’s designs has changed quite a bit over the years. If you’re looking for a drip style coffee maker, just click on over to DealDash and take your choice of the many options that they have offered.

If you already have a coffee maker, be it a Keurig or drip style, DealDash has you covered on accessories such as coffee grinders, milk and sugar sets, and even bags of coffee and K-Cups! Just check out this link here and it will take you to all of the coffee related products that you have to choose from.

Remember, if you don’t happen to win the item, you can always BIN (Buy It Now) for the retail price, get all of your bids back, and get the item shipped to you with free shipping every time. Coffee and coffee related accessories would be a great item to “go all the way” to BIN price on, because it’s most likely an item that you would be buying anyway, regardless of if you were bidding on DealDash or not. Good luck and happy bidding, everyone!

 

Thinking About Mistakes We Make as Bidders: Part 1

Everyone makes mistakes. Let’s see how we can try to prevent some of them.

Are you a new bidder that feels like they just can’t win? Did you get for first few wins easily and now find yourself in a bidding slump where you feel like you just can’t win again? Or are you a more seasoned bidder who has quite a few wins under your belt but feel like you have just hit a plateau with your bidding? Well, let’s examine how we are bidding and maybe we can improve your bidding so you can go on to get that next big win at DealDash.

The cost of bids – Are you paying too much for your bids? If you’re buying your bids at full price then the answer is “Yes! You are paying too much for bids.” It’s a much better practice to wait for a big sale on bids and buy the largest bid pack than to buy bids whenever you run out and pay top dollar for them.

Just imagine yourself in a bidding war over a laptop – you’ve already put hours and hours into the auction, you’ve put a ton of bids in and you’re not about to give up…But then…you’re almost out of bids…And the current bid price that day is .18! If you had bought bids a few days ago they might have only cost .16, .15, or even .12 on special sale days. If the person that you’re bidding against in this fictional auction had bought their bids at .14 versus you buying them at .18 they are going to be able to bid significantly longer than you yet spend the same amount of money.

Long story short, the person who pays the least for bids and buys them in the biggest bid pack is going to be able to bid for longer, outlasting the competition on auctions. Also, if you’re buying tiny bid packs whenever you run out of bids instead of buying big bid packs when they are on sale then you’re just wasting money, and that in itself is a mistake.

 

Not setting goals for yourself – The other mistake that I would like to talk about today is not setting goals for yourself. You have to crawl before you walk, and walk before you run; so why are you trying to bid on a 50″ TV before you have even won at $10 gift card? Bidding smart means that you have to start small, get to know the bidding terrain around DealDash, study the competition, and get a few small wins before you try for the “big score”. If you are trying to win a $200+ item before you have won a few small ones to see how things really work then that is a mistake. However, it’s easily corrected by setting some goals for yourself and work on achieving them before you move on to more difficult auctions. For example:

  1. Win a $10 gift card to Burger King
  2. Win a $25 gift card to Shell gas
  3. Win a $50 gift card to Target
  4. Win a $100 gift card to Wal*Mart

If you’ll notice, these goals are all to win gift cards. The reason being most people would eventually use all of the above gift cards, so even if you don’t win these auctions while you are practicing your bidding you can BIN (Buy It Now) them for face value, get free shipping, and you are not out any extra money. Once you have attained your bidding goals and feel confident then you can move on to bigger, better, and more difficult to win auctions.

I hope that you found this article helpful in your quest to better wins at DealDash. Please keep an eye on DealDash Blog on Wednesday for Part 2 of this article. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

Did You Set your Clock Back? Save Time With DealDash

 

 There are a few groups of people with unlimited amounts of free time – retirees, the housebound, the extremely wealthy, but what about the rest of us? Time is money!

DealDash is not only great at saving you money when you get an awesome deal on an auction, but what about the time DealDash can save you by bidding on auctions instead of having to go to multiple stores to shop?

I don’t know about you, but as a busy Mom of three kids I don’t have a lot of spare time to go around. So when my daughter says she needs a new bike, my son says he needs a new basketball, and I see that the baby needs a new stroller as well as all of the things that I need around the house it can be a little overwhelming. If I were to go to each of the stores to pick up those items individually it would take me all day if I went by myself, and two or three separate trips if I had to drag along a newborn, a 4 year old, and an 8 year old. I just don’t have that kind of time to spare. Enter DealDash!

18-Inch Huffy Disney Frozen Girls' BikeSpalding NBA SUPER TACK BasketballBritax Affinity Stroller Frame - Black

I can get every single one of those items that I mentioned, and more, by just sitting in the comfort of my own home and bidding on the auctions for the things that I need. And with BidBuddy, I don’t even have to BE there to bid! I can just set my BidBuddy up and check back later to see if I won or if I will be BINning (Buying It Now).

In case you aren’t familiar with the BidBuddy, the BidBuddy places bids for you after you have programmed in the amount of bids that you would like to place. It waits until the last 2-3 seconds to bid. You can put a limit on how many bids will be used. And you can cancel or add more bids to it at any time. If you would like to see more information on how the BidBuddy is used, follow this link here.

 

 

I hope this article gave you some ideas on how to save time and therefore money using DealDash auctions to shop from home. Why don’t you 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.

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…

DealDash Helps Prevent Boredom

 

As someone who just had stomach surgery this week I am bedridden for another few days. DealDash helps me from becoming too bored.

That’s why they call it “Entertainment Shopping.” DealDash helps in two distinct ways to overcome boredom. The first way, of course, is just by bidding and winning on DealDash itself.

I don’t know about you, but personally I can spend hours at a time on DealDash without even bidding! I love to look at the upcoming auctions, read the descriptions, and see what amounts of money that the item has won for in the past. If I decide that there is something that I want to bid on then I do a search to see if there are more than one of the particular item up for bid, and when it’s coming up. Then of course I bookmark the auctions that I have chosen so I remember to come back later.

I also love to look at the Winners section to see what kind of awesome deals that people have been getting that day, or alternately, who got in over their head and bid far, far too much for an item. It’s fun for me to see what people are winning as “first time winners” as well.

The second way that DealDash can help alleviate boredom, of course, is by enjoying the things that you win on DealDash! DealDash has so many wonderful things that can keep you entertained, even when you are bedridden, like myself.

A few suggestions on things that you can bid on to alleviate boredom:

  • Video Games – DealDash has a great selection of video game systems as well as the games to go with them, and other accessories like game controllers.
  • Board Games – DealDash sometimes offers board games up for auction. As long as you have someone to play board games with, they can be a lot of fun, and something that you can do from your bed.
  • DVDs/Blu-Rays – DealDash offers movies on both formats, and in a variety of genres. I’m sure that you can find a movie that you enjoy.
  • Gift Cards – What’s always fun? Shopping online! DealDash offers gift cards from a variety of retailers, and some of them can be used online such as Target, Wal*Mart, Toys r Us, etc, so you can shop from the comfort of your own bed.

 

It doesn’t matter if you’re sick and in bed like myself, or if you’re just bored and looking for something fun to do why don’t you 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.